The Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) project has been established to design, build and operate an Extremely Large Telescope (ELT) with a primary mirror diameter of 30 meters. ELT’s will be the successors of the present day 8-10 meter world class telescopes. When complete the TMT will be the largest ground based optical/infrared telescope in the Northern Hemisphere providing the capability to study exciting astronomical problems from the nature of extrasolar planets to the first stars in the universe. An international collaboration consisting of the University of California, the California Institute of Technology, Canada, Japan, India and China has been formed to deliver this exciting project.
The TMT project recently entered construction and will be completed and ready for science operations late in the next decade. The TMT project office is located in Pasadena, CA, USA. The design and build of the various telescope systems will be distributed amongst the TMT partner institutions, collaborators, industry, and the Project Office.Job Summary
The Systems Safety Engineer will provide oversight and leadership for safety and environment protection for all sub systems during the design, fabrication, assembly and early operation of TMT . This will be at the TMT Project Office and the Hawaii site, but also at the TMT Partner Institutes in collaboration with Partner ES&H staff.
The Systems Safety Engineer will report to the TMT ES&H Officer/Group Leader. Initial work location for the Systems Safety Engineer will be at the TMT Project Office in Pasadena, California. Overseas travel to TMT Partner locations is expected as part of this position. Relocation to the site may be required beginning with the start of assembly of the telescope structure.Job Duties
The Systems Safety Engineer will:
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
TMT offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package, including impressive retirement plans.
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