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Chief Safety & Quality Officer

Company: Supernal
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Supernal is at the forefront of creating emerging mobility solutions that will foster the development of human-centered cities. We are designing a completely new electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft tailored to the mobility needs of future cities. This allows passengers a seamless intermodal journey that safely transports them to their final destination. We fuse research in autonomy, robotics, aviation and services to define a new category of mobility for the world's communities. We believe in creative thinking and collaboration to help build a better mobility experience for everyone, improving people's ability to move - whether for work or play.
What we do:
The Chief Safety & Quality Officer (CSQO) is responsible for the development and implementation of Supernal's safety and quality policies, procedures, and standards. In this capacity, the CSQO collaborates with internal stakeholders throughout all levels of the organization as well as with external stakeholders including regulatory authorities, other governmental agencies, and industry representatives.
Supernal provides an inviting open-space workplace designed to foster collaboration, which aligns with one of our core values. This position is required to work on-site 5 days a week. #FJ
What you can do:

  • Advises the Chief Executive Officer and Supernal leadership on activities to identify hazards and manage safety and quality risks, by analyzing performance trends, and implementing industry best practices.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state, and federal safety and quality regulations, as well as industry-specific standards and guidelines. This includes staying abreast of regulatory changes and updating policies and procedures accordingly.
  • Promotes a proactive safety and quality culture using data and metrics, innovates agency-wide strategic initiatives and goals, training programs, and a communication strategy reinforcing Supernal's continued commitment to safety and quality.
  • Oversees the comprehensive inspections and audits of safety and quality compliance programs as well as the investigation of safety or quality-related occurrences.
  • Defines the strategic direction for safety and quality by establishing performance targets to ensure adherence to corporate-wide safety and quality policies, procedures, and standards.
  • Responsible for collaborating with other departments, including but not limited to Engineering, R&D, Compliance, Human Resources, and Information Technology, to lead a coordinated effort to promote safety and quality within all Supernal's operating line departments to continuously improve overall agency and safety and quality culture.
  • Integrate safety and quality assurance activities to ensure that safety considerations are integrated into quality control processes. This can involve identifying potential safety hazards in products or processes and implementing measures to mitigate those risks.
  • Develops and manages the safety and quality budget, including allocating resources for training, equipment, and other safety and quality initiatives.
  • Maintain accountability for their team's compliance with all Supernal safety and quality programs
  • Ensure that any delegated authority to comply with Supernal safety and quality programs is clearly communicated and that all designees are adequately trained and qualified
  • Ensure appropriate coordination with the Chief Safety and Quality Office
  • Promote a positive safety culture consistent with Supernal Safety Policy
  • Other duties as assigned

    What you can contribute:

    • A bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, industrial engineering, or a related field is required.
    • A master's degree or Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, safety engineering, quality management, business administration, or a related discipline is preferred.
    • Certified Safety Professional (CSP) - Desirable
    • World Safety Organization (WSO), Certified Safety and Security Director (CSSD) - Desirable
    • Incident Command Systems Training (ICS)- Desirable
    • A minimum of 20 years of experience leading aviation safety or quality programs including safety or quality system development, supplier quality management, risk mitigation, or customer satisfaction (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered)

      You may also be able to contribute:

      • Experience working with aviation industry groups devoted to the technology of safety and quality
      • Experience designing and implementing SMS and QMS programs for aerospace manufacturers or operators
      • Strong leadership and management experience, including overseeing a team of safety and quality professionals and collaborating with cross-functional teams and senior management
      • A deep understanding of aerospace safety and quality regulations, standards, and guidelines is essential.
      • Familiarity with the aviation rule-making processes in the U.S. and abroad
      • A background in traditional aviation operations or aerospace design and manufacturing is strongly preferred
      • Experience with emerging technologies, such as electric propulsion and autonomous operations
      • Experience in Human Factors
      • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
      • Proactive delivery of communication and follow-up
      • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
      • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work within time constraints
      • Self-motivated and forward-thinking personality

        Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background check. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other category or class protected under applicable federal, state or local law. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation at:
        This position may include access to certain technology and/or software source code subject to U.S. export controls laws and regulations. If an export authorization from an applicable US regulatory agency is required in connection with your employment, your employment is contingent upon Supernal's receipt of such regulatory authorization(s) and your continued compliance with all conditions and limitations pursuant to such authorization(s).
        Base pay offered may vary depending on skills, experience, job-related knowledge and location. This position is also eligible for a bonus as part of total compensation.The pay range for this position is:$311,653—$498,181 USDClick or visit: to view our benefits!

Keywords: Supernal, Irvine , Chief Safety & Quality Officer, Executive , Irvine, California

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