Safety Management System Advisor - Wisk

Safety Management System Advisor

Mountain View, CA

Departments – SMS /

Full Time /Hybrid

At Wisk, we're transforming the future of urban mobility through safe, all-electric, autonomous flight. We are a passionate team working together toward a sustainable future, solving high-impact problems that have never been solved before. By delivering everyday flights for everyone, we're making it possible to spend less time getting there and more time being there. If you want to be part of shaping the future of mobility, then read on!

We are looking for a Safety Management System Advisor to join our team. The goal of a Safety Management System Advisor at Wisk is to ensure that the Safety Management System functions throughout the design, manufacturing and testing processes, to include flight test, as well as test activities on rigs and simulators to support company programs.

You will be part of the SMS team for a novel type of aircraft development targeting the autonomous UAM market.

Why we need you:

  • The successful candidate is thoroughly familiar with SMS implementation and principles. Experience in rolling out new policy and change management is required.  Experience in a test environment is desired. You should have a strong understanding of aircraft systems and the processes and support elements required to complete certification testing. Possess a wide exposure to Safety Management Systems, focused on the aviation environment, and specifically test.   In this role, the candidate must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

What you will do:

  • Conducting and coaching subject matter experts in risk or hazard assessments across a wide cross section of tasks.
  • Lead teams through challenging safety related situations.
  • generate clear and concise documentation to be used within the Safety Management System.
  • Train team members on SMS documentation in order to grow the safety culture within the company.
  • Manage messages up the reporting chain as well as down into working level teams.
  • Identify areas of improvement in safety processes and can develop plans to enact the changes.
  • Discovering effective root cause analyses of events and incidents. 
  • Coordinate program level activities.  
  • Develop standardization of safety practices. 
  • Adaptable, and self-starting.  Able to thrive in an evolving startup environment.  
  • You will take part in Safety Management System Activities to implement and maintain an SMS across the OEM. 
  • You will help support problem solving activities associated with assigning engineering, production and operating UAM in a certification environment.
  • You will help coordinate flight test and system test activities.  
  • You will take part in all four pillars of SMS, as well as Safety Culture activities.

What you have done:

  • Have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, a plus if engineering or aviation safety field.  At least 8 years aviation experience.  Flight or system test experience desired.  3 years’ experience in safety risk management. 
  • You have worked in FAA or Military regulated environments (121, 135, airport, test etc.)
  • You have hands-on experience in safety risk management, internal safety communications and data visualizations. 


  • You are familiar with flight and systems test operations.

Who you are:

  • You are a highly motivated, self-starting individual with a broad set of skills and never afraid of facing complex technical challenges.
  • You are a solution-oriented individual with a strong analytical mindset.
  • You have strong communication skills and can easily tailor your communications to suit the audience.
  • You can adapt quickly or propose changes needed to achieve early results in a timely fashion.
  • You embrace challenges and take commitments and deliver results within reasonable expectations.
  • You are a positive team player.
  • You are able to navigate effectively with little or no direction.

$138,572 - $163,026 a year

Compensation and Benefits:

In addition to offering a great work environment and the opportunity to be part of the team making electric autonomous flight a reality, at Wisk, we offer excellent total rewards which include a competitive base salary, annual bonus, long term incentive, 401K, health benefits and much more.  

Job Type: Full-time

Pay Range the Company expects to pay: $138,572 - $163,026 per year - The starting base salary within this range for this role varies based on factors such as your geographical location, and your relevant job-related experience that is consistent with a business necessity.

We are located in Mountain View just a couple of hundred feet from Shoreline Lake and its surrounding walking/jogging trails. We offer a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision and life insurance, alternative work schedule (9/80), flexible time off, 11 company holidays, a 401(k) plan with 50% company matching vested immediately, commuter assistance, and education assistance. And on top of all that, we also offer a variety of perks such as free catered lunches, flight lessons, wellness allowances, snacks, drinks, fruit, employee referral bonus, charitable giving match, patent bonus program, happy hours and much more.

Wisk Aero provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Wisk Aero abides by applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Wisk Aero is an E-Verify employer.

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posted 17 April 2024