El Segundo, California

Secure our Nation, Ignite your Future

ManTech is searching for candidates for a full-time System Safety Engineer  to support National Security Space launch system acquisition and operations.  Candidate will support the ManTech office located in El Segundo, CA.  The position supports the USSF Space Systems Command Assured Access to Space (SSC/AATS) Enterprise at Los Angeles Air Force Base, CA.



  • Evaluate and update the System Safety documentation (e.g. System Safety Management Plan (SSMP) and Programmatic Environmental Safety and Health Evaluations (PESHE)) IAW National Security Space Acquisition Policy Interim Guidance for DoD Space System Acquisition Process, and AFI 91-202 AFSPCSUP1, and determine compliance with applicable DoD and AF requirements.
  • Draft and coordinate the approval of orbital safety products for all NSS launches including Space Debris Assessment Reports (SDARs) and Orbital Debris Mitigation Standard Practices (ODMSP) related documentation (example, Notice of Deviation or Exception to Policy) packages.  For SDARs, obtain and assimilate analysis and other information from necessary sources (e.g. the Aerospace Corporation, the Launch Service Provider, Government Mission Integration Manager, etc.) to determine space debris compliance.  Then draft and staff (including internal and external review, comments resolution, and signature approvals) the SDAR for all NSSL missions.
  • Debris Characterization (DC) support – Assist the DC project manager with coordination, facilitation, organization of the DC Program Team which arranges for imaging and airborne assets to collect detailed data for each launch, to support root cause determination in case of a catastrophic mishap
  • General system safety tasks – interpretation of requirements, assessment of contractor safety submittals
  • Develop and present technical summary reports, status reports, and other presentation materials as required by the customer
  • Interface with technical representatives to include other Assures Access to Space functional areas, Range Safety, New Entrant, FFRDC (The Aerospace Corporation), Launch Service Providers, and other Government agencies
  • Mishap Control Center (MCC) Support – Prepare documentation, checklists and other materials for Day-of-Launch MCC operations, and conduct the MCC operations
  • Assess the Launch Service Provider’s hazard analyses to verify all hazards are properly identified, assessed and mitigated to acceptable levels
  • Assess and report on open launch and range safety items and provide written recommendations for disposition of the open items.
  • Provide reviews, evaluation and assessments of system hazard analyses, systems safety management plans, anomalies, and compliance with industry standards.
  • Other Duties as Assigned



  • BA/BS degree in engineering or STEM field, will consider higher education in lieu of experience and more experience in lieu of education.
  • Min Experience: 3 years of experience in relevant fields
  • Relevant work experience in the military or industry will be considered in lieu of degree requirements
  • Experience interfacing with computer-based database and schedule tools
  • Experience with MS Office tools such as Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as well as Adobe Acrobat is required. Experience with JIRA/Confluence is a plus.
  • Some CONUS travel Required
  • US Citizenship Required


  • Experience with DOD and Air Force system safety related documents such as AFI 91-202, MIL-STD-882E, AFSPCMAN 91-710 requirements.
  • Experience applying system safety requirements and best practices to space and launch systems, ground site activities, or launch operations.
  • Experience with Environmental Compliance / NEPA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to present information in virtual and in-person environments.

CLEARANCE:  Must have or be able to obtain and maintain an active and transferrable DoD security clearance with current investigation at the Secret level. 


  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50%.
  • Needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.
  • Often positions self to maintain computers in the lab, including under the desks and in the server closet.
  • Frequently communicates with co-workers, management and customers, which may involve delivering presentations. Must be able to exchange accurate information in these situations.

For all positions requiring access to technology/software source code that is subject to export control laws, employment with the company is contingent on either verifying U.S.-person status or obtaining any necessary license. The applicant will be required to answer certain questions for export control purposes, and that information will be reviewed by compliance personnel to ensure compliance with federal law. ManTech may choose not to apply for a license for such individuals whose access to export-controlled technology or software source code may require authorization and may decline to proceed with an applicant on that basis alone.

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El Segundo, California

ManTech was founded in 1968 to provide advanced technological services to the United States government. We began with a single contract with the U.S. Navy to develop war-gaming models for the submarine community. Over the years, our government's technology needs have increased dramatically in scope and sophistication, and we have grown to meet that challenge.


For more than 4 decades, we kept a careful eye on where emerging technologies were taking the government, and we developed the resources to master those technologies—by staying close to our customers and anticipating their needs, hiring talented professionals to propel us into the future, and acquiring companies with proven capabilities.


Today, we are a multi-billion-dollar public company that provides the innovation, adaptability, and critical thinking our government needs for success in defense, intelligence, law enforcement, science, administration, health, and other fields—throughout the nation and in many countries throughout the world. We are now applying the lessons learned in the unforgiving arena of national security to help the private sector protect networks and critical information.

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