For any US nationals or green card holders that are interested Virgin Galactic is advertising for a head of safety on the Virgin group website. The role also works for The Spaceship Company (TSC), a Mojave based Virgin group, Scaled Composites joint venture that is the Boeing, shall we say, to Virgin Galactic’s Virgin Atlantic. The head of safety will make public appearences as well
The advert says:
VG/TSC is seeking a first rate qualified Head of Safety to define and develop Virgin Galactic’s operational safety approach, and to lead the establishment of the Galactic Group safety policies & framework.
and that the role will
• Be responsible for the risk management process at the core of the SMS, from hazard identification and analysis to development of mitigation approaches. Emphasis will be on integrating Scaled Composites / TSC’s space launch system hazard analyses, VG LLC’s operationally focused hazard analyses, and Spaceport America/NMSA’s infrastructure and airspace analyses.
and that it will
• Develop, with the Chief Pilot and their team, emergency scenarios and appropriate action plans or mitigation approaches. These should include dress rehearsals and emergency / incident response plans in accordance with FAA and stakeholder requirements.