Safety Manager / Launch Safety Officer / Spaceport Safety Manager

Andøya Space
Safety Manager / Launch Safety Officer / Spaceport Safety Manager

Andøya Space Group are looking for three positions within the safety area:

  • Safety Manager: Permanent position in Andøya Space, department of Quality, Safety & Security
  • Launch Safety Officer: Permanent position in Andøya Spaceport, department of Operations, with an operative role in the launch team
  • Spaceport Safety Manager: 1-year temporary position (with possibility for extension) in Andøya Spaceport, department of Operations 

Andøya Space Group are rapidly evolving, and we seek candidates with initiative, independence, flexibility, and willingness to take responsibility. All positions will be located on Andøya. Working language is primarily English.
Andøya Spaceport is currently building what we believe will become Europe’s first mainland launch site for small launch vehicles (SSLVs). The first launch pad will be finalized in 2023 to allow for a maiden launch of ISAR Aerospace’s Spectrum launcher.  
The Safety Manager for Andøya Space Group will work within the department of Quality, Safety & Security and across all business units to assure a safe and secure environment. The position will have a wide range of tasks and responsibilities connected to safety, e.g. administrative tasks and operational tasks for ground and flight safety. The position will cooperate with the two other positions in this vacancy.  
The 1-year position as Spaceport Safety Manager in the Operations Department of Andøya Spaceport will coordinate safety activities related to the Spaceport, including follow up of the licensing processes internally and towards the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA) and the Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB).
The Launch Safety Officer in the Operations Department of Andøya Spaceport will in the project phase support the Spaceport Safety Manager in elaborating safety documentation, including training curriculum and operational processes and procedures. The candidate will become part of the operational team when we enter the operational phase. Both the Spaceport Safety Manager and Launch Safety Officer will work to reach operational readiness and prepare for increasing cadence.

Accession earliest possible. 



Tasks / Responsabilities

  • Prepare for and maintain safe operations through implementing safety strategies, continuous safety promotion and monitoring and mitigations of safety risks (safety management system)
  • Develop safety plans and strategies, including management, flight and ground safety
  • Ensure the development of mission safety in cooperation with launch operators
  • Contribute to the evolution of operational safety processes, procedures and training curriculum necessary for operating orbital launchers from Andøya
  • Continue the work of obtaining licenses from the Directorate for Civil Protection (DSB) for storage and handling of hazardous materials (the seveso-directive) as well as launch site operator license from the Norwegian Civil Aviation Authority (NCAA)
  • Developing and maintaining a sound safety culture within, and encouraging our partners and customers to comply with our standards

Qualifications - Education

  • Master’s degree in e.g. legal, safety/security, engineering, social sciences or natural sciences. Special knowledge/experience can compensate for a master’s degree.
  • All positions require experience within safety and risk management
  • Experience from or work with public administration, e.g. an authority or a license application process is preferred
  • Knowledge of/work with hazard area sea and air, e.g. NOTAM, is beneficial
  • Proven skills in analysis and report writing is beneficial 
  • Experience from operational environments, e.g. launch ranges, aviation, oil and gas industry and mechanical industry is beneficial
  • Experience in space engineering, space systems technology or operations is beneficial
  • Fluent in written and oral English
  • Working proficiency in Norwegian is beneficial

The candidates must be eligible to obtain a Norwegian security clearance  

Personal qualities

  • Structured and the ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • A good advocate for safety and passionate about creating a sound safety culture
  • Co-operative and willing to assist on a wide topic of tasks
  • Enthusiastic about working in a new space-environment and supporting of the development of Andøya Space

We offer

The positions are located at Andøya in a growing, international working environment. Pay will be negotiated upon hire. We offer good pensions and welfare schemes, good staff insurance and social benefits. Working hours are flexible. We cover expenses related to moving costs. 

Om arbeidsgiveren

Andøya Space is a Norwegian aerospace company. We enable scientists to explore Earth’s atmosphere with sounding rockets, balloons, unmanned aircraft and advanced ground-based instrumentation. We enable engineers to test new aerospace and defense related technology. We educate and inspire the next generation scientists and engineers. We are now working to establish Norway’s - and Europe’s - launch facility for small satellites.

Antall stillinger
Bleiksveien 46, 8480 Andenes

Spørsmål om stillingen

Ole Kristian Kokvik
Director Safety & Security
922 32 665
Jon Harr
Spaceport Operations Director
906 41 665
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