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Safety Engineering Program Manager

at Ke`aki Technologies

Posted: 3/11/2019
Job Reference #: 4666

Job Description

Kāpili Services is looking for a qualified Program Manager to oversee safety and fire protection personnel and services for a flight program. Major areas of the program include: Safety ; Fire protection ; Safety training ; Maintenance of fire protection systems ; Test safety ; Safety information systems ; and Special projects.​ Primary work will be carried out in Houston, TX with i ntermittent support potentially at other sites such as El Paso, Texas; and Las Cruces, New Mexico.


  • Program Management Support:
    • Manages all functions (and personnel supporting these functions) such as: Contract Management; Engineering Analysis and Support; Institutional Safety; Fire Protection Services (Systems and Maintenance); Emergency Action Services; Test Safety Operations; Safety Information Management; Agency Safety Training; and Special Projects.
    • Provide first line supervision for subcontracts if applicable
    • Responsible for setting goals and objectives, monitoring production, continuous process improvement, ensuring safety requirements are met, maintenance of training and certifications and compliance with Manufacturing Processes, DPIs, SOPs, and PRCs.
    • Responsible for monitoring and managing a large workforce of technicians and engineers of multiple skills sets and trades
    • ​In terfaces with six plus (6+) outside organizations and representatives
    • Actively participates in facility safety inspections to meet or exceed NASA, OSHA, NFPA, and NEC safety requirements
  • Subject Matter Expertise/Leadership Support:
    • Provide subject matter expertise in occupational safety, hazardous testing and fire protects
    • Provide leadership to identify and manage the risks in a creative, proactive  and cost effective manner by:
      • Establishing relationships to encourage a safe work environment with personnel at the Center
      • Perform data analysis that quickly recognizes trends in safety performance
      • Recommend better performance indicators of changes in risk at the Center
      • Understand the latest tools and techniques available to improve safe work conditions and behaviors
      • ​Support the customer in i mproving safety behavior through increased awareness of safety requirements and improved accountability measures
      • Support the customer in prioritizing resources in a manner most effective at reducing the Center’s mishap risks
  • Support Program Goals:
    • Improve the timeliness and quality of mishap investigations
    • Integrate risk-based analysis into facility management decision-making to optimize risk trades based on available funding
    • Providing a safe work environment in the face of challenges such as:
      • A multifaceted work environment, involving diverse hazards from the office, to industrial work areas, to the most advanced laboratories and test systems  
      • New and emerging technology ·      
      • An aging infrastructure
      • An uncertain Agency budget


  • 10 years’ experience managing safety-related work.
  • Relevant past performance supporting similar contracts/programs (prefer 3 examples) which include the following elements: 
    • Managing diverse safety efforts with changing priorities
    • Test Safety, especially in human testing
    • Fire Protection System Maintenance
    • Emergency Action Services


  • Ability to influence perceptions and build strong relationships with various divisions
  • Master’s in Environmental Science, Systems Engineering or other related fields
  • NASA experience preferred
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)
  • Familiarity with  Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) for commercial flight
  • Directly relevant experience program/project managing a multi skilled manufacturing and Flight Hardware Assembly contract
  • Familiar with American Petroleum Institute (API) Specs 6A and 17A thru N
  • Familiar with the Minimum Equipment List, Fault Isolation Manual, Maintenance Manual, Illustrated Parts Catalogue for the B727, B757 and L-101


  • Bachelor’s degree. An associate degree in safety or fire protection plus 10 additional years of safety engineering related experience may be substituted for a Bachelor’s degree.


  • Must be a US Citizen and able to pass a drug and background investigation

The Alaka`ina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms who are designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-Owned and fall into the respective categories of standard Small Business, 8(a) certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), and HUBZone. The FOCs includes Ke`aki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, Kāpili Services, and Po`okela Solutions. Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship.

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