Jacobs Senior Project Support Analyst in Edwards Afb, California

Senior Project Support Analyst


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 74,000 people and operates in more than 40 countries around the world.

This is a working-level project management support position to perform schedule management to assist the project manager at the NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (AFRC), Edwards, CA for one of NASA's newest manned X-Plane programs. The aircraft system being developed and tested involve highly complex and unique electrical propulsion systems, integration of subsystems from multiple third party vendors, and high-level coordination with NASA HQ and other NASA flight research centers, with a highly complex schedule driving towards key project deliverables and attention from NASA HQ.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Provide general program/project management assistance and program/project control (programmatics, schedule and cost) support.

  • Provide oversight to improve budget and cost control to adhere to program/project budgets;

  • Provide oversight to improve program/project timeliness and schedule(s);

  • Provide oversight to improve technical quality by working with stakeholders to define project features;

  • Apply intensive and diverse knowledge of engineering technology, systems engineering and program/project control support;

  • Identify, track, and recommend mitigations for programmatic risks;

  • Assist the Program/Project Manager in planning, monitoring, developing and coordinating project activities to ensure that the customer’s goals or objectives are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters;

  • Provide programmatic support that will take the form of assistance in planning, monitoring, developing and coordinating program/project plans and schedules, defining work and resource requirements, supporting the project PID/ROM/SOW (Bid/Proposal) process, support of program/project office budget and manpower management activities, support of test asset management, and monitoring and reporting on the progress of on-going test activities;

  • Review program/project instructions to ascertain requirements, specifications, procedures, objectives, equipment, nature of technical problem, and possible solutions;

  • Document user requirements, generate requirements, and perform requirements decomposition and allocation to fully document operational and functional needs for systems in specific technical areas;

  • Create reports and other documentation necessary to describe the results of studies and/or tests;

  • Create project schedules to tack progress on projects and to ensure that deadlines are met;

  • Analyze indicated and calculated results in relation to requirements, specifications or test objectives;

  • Follow the safe practices and rules contained in the Jacobs Corporate Health & Safety Plan and other such rules and practices communicated on the job.

  • Report status to the Program/Project Manager as required.

  • Familiar with the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), budgeting process and flow of requirements and funding through the NASA/AFRC system.


  • This list is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties and responsibilities_


Education and Experience:

  • BS or BA Degree and 10 years related work experience; or MS/MA and 7 years related work experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Prefer previous Lead Analyst experience;

  • Multi-task oriented and capable of prioritizing;

  • Ability to manage schedules;

  • Ability to work effectively in teams;

  • Ability to conduct Root Cause Analysis to formulate new or re-engineer processes to produce more effective and efficient processes;

  • Able to interpret quality data; perform trend analysis; and set-up statistical measures to manage and report on process control to senior management;

  • Excellent written and oral communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Working at a computer or desk (considerations: sitting, eye strain, hand strain)

  • May involve long periods of sitting or standing.

Work Environment

  • Typically works indoors in controlled environment.

  • Usually works in cubical work area with overhead florescent lighting and noise from co-workers.

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

  • Need to work well with, co-operate, and support clients, supervisors, and co-workers

Equipment and Machines

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation.

  • Working at a computer or desk


  • Must be able to work within the hours of 6:00 am and 3:00 pm.

  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines.

  • With the exception of STD/LTD/FMLA & approved time off, attendance is considered essential

Other Essential Functions

  • Able to work in a dynamic and multi-task work environment by prioritizing work and coordinating task/project schedules.

  • Follow the safe practices and rules contained in the Jacobs Corporate Health & Safety Plan and other such rules and practices communicated on the job.

  • Must be a U. S. Citizen.

  • Must be able to secure and maintain a security clearance.

  • Must pass drug testing.

  • Must be able to read and write effectively in English.

The Jacobs System Lifecycle Group (SLG) enables the success of Department of Defense (DOD) and other Governmental organizations by providing unmatched systems life-cycle solutions. As a partner to our clients, we focus on innovative and cutting edge solutions that drive value. We take pride in sustaining a strong culture by remaining true to our Core Values: Profitable Growth is an Imperative, People are the heart of our business, Clients are our valued partners, and Performance excellence is our commitment. Jacobs offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmation Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disbility, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-California-Edwards Afb

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Req ID: ATE0000NJ