System Safety Specialist Sr. Advisor

Clearance Level
Huntsville, Alabama
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success


DoD Contracts

Program Development

Rotary Wing Aviation

Safety Awareness

REQ#: RQ148427
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

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Job Description

Safety Specialist Sr Advisor

GDIT is seeking a Safety Specialist Sr Advisor to join our team in Huntsville, AL. The qualified applicant will cover project lead, systems engineering and technical analysis on multiple platform aircraft systems and projects from aircraft modifications, overhauls, and commercial products installations.

How the Sr. Safety Specialist will make an impact:

  • Supports system performance and analysis activities for the Cargo Utility platform Product Office, to include but not limited to technical development, design, parts integration, test, and evaluation of multiple Army weapon systems.
  • Oversees and manages the operational aspects of ongoing projects and serves as liaison between technical project management and planning, Technical teams, and line management.
  • Reviews status of projects and budgets, manages schedules, and prepares status reports.
  • Assesses project technical issues and develops resolutions to meet productivity, quality, and objectives.
  • Develops mechanisms for monitoring project progress and for intervention and problem solving with project managers. 
  • Participates as a member of Integrated Product Teams (IPTs) ensuring application of systems and airworthiness principles through aircraft lifecycle phases.
  • With minimal direction, performs most tasks necessary to ensure the identification Safety Critical Items and documentation of hazards within systems. Understands the basic elements of system safety engineering to include hazard analyses, hazard management, risk management, mitigation requirements identification, documentation, tracking and implementing, and residual risk assessment.
  • Typical analyses performed include but are not limited to: Hazard Analyses, hazard mitigation, Safety risk assessments. 
  • Develops safety documents as required to support aircraft and test, operational, or flight airworthiness.
  • Leads and supports various System Safety Working Groups (SSWG).
  • As necessary participate in accident investigations involving damage to products or related facilities and assists in identification of causes and corrective actions.

What you'll need to be successful:

  • Familiar with Safety documents AR385-10 and Mil-std-882E.
  • Fundamental understanding of rotor aircraft dynamics and controls, flight mechanics, aerodynamics and propulsion is a plus. Experience with Bell Helicopter Platforms, Si-70 or UH-60, Huey IIOH-58, AH-6i, and MD530 variant aircraft.
  • HS Diploma (or greater) with 15+ years, or BS with 10+ years or MS with 8+ years
  • Need a Specialized Certification (A&P or IA). Can substitute licensed Pilot or FE experience for certifications.

Highly Desirable Experience:

  • Direct experience and involvement in acquisition processes, like SSWGs and SRD on development of safety information.
  • Experience with SSMPs and RDMs
  • Familiar with Microsoft programs - Excel, word, PowerPoint
  • Previous Safety Officer or SRD experience desirable.
  •  Experience in US ARMY program office is desired, to include; PM ASE, PM Cargo, PM Utility, PM Apache,  highly desired.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

15 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


Airframe & Power Plant Mechanic - Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.