Jacobs Electrical Engineer in Hampton, Virginia

Electrical Engineer


Jacobs has partneredwith NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years. While themajority of work is directly in support of LaRC, other industry partners andGovernment agencies may be supported at remote sites as directed by the ContractingOfficer (CO). The Center Maintenance, Operations, and Engineering (CMOE)contract comprises of three major categories of work – operations, maintenance,and engineering (OME). A brief description of each category is: Maintenance –Research and institutional facility maintenance includes, but not limited to,preventive maintenance, trouble calls, repairs, Reliability CenteredMaintenance (RCM), Facility Condition Assessment (FCA), andmaintenance/operation of central utilities (e.g., electrical power distribution,potable water, storm water drainage)

  • Operations – Facilities Operationssupport includes, but not limited to, wind tunnels, laboratories, and teststands testing, instrumentation calibration/repair; plant and utilities (e.g.,high pressure air, Liquid Nitrogen (LN2) and Steam Plant); technologydevelopment and administration, including, but not limited to, FacilityAutomation Systems (FAS) and Data Acquisition Systems (DAS)

  • Engineering –Facility engineering includes, but not limited to, engineering studies, design,construction, construction management, configuration management, tacticalengineering, pressure system recertification, project management/planningsupport.

The selected candidatewill work as part of a team to provide engineering solutions in support ofCondition Based Maintenance and Plant Automation Systems at NASA LangleyResearch Center. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Implement instrumentation and controls-related projects

  • Document controls systems and components to include user manuals, programming diagrams, network diagrams, and electrical drawings.

  • Select and specify sensors (vibrations, temperature, pressure, flow etc.) for monitoring the performance and health of critical assets

  • Integration of Operational Technology (sensors and control hardware) and IT (software platforms)

Hands on work willinclude:

  • PLC programming and checkout

  • Programming standard HMI platforms to function as the interface with the PLC/Control system in use instrumentation and control system testing, maintenance and modification

  • Troubleshooting and repair of instrumentation and control systems

  • Checkout and commissioning of new instrumentation and control systems

  • Work with a variety of control and monitoring systems

  • Building Automation Systems (BAS) such as Tracer Ensemble

  • Distributed Control Systems such as Delta V

Must be able to multi-task, while working in a dynamic environment inwhich priorities change frequently. Must be self-motivatedin their work-habits, show initiative in tackling new work, and exercise andcommunicate sound technical judgement.


U.S.Citizenship is required. BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited college/university. Academic study inmechanical systems, controls theory, manufacturing desired.

  • Familiar with process controllers

  • Familiar with DeltaV distributed controls desired.

  • Experience with general programming techniques required.

  • Experience in an industrial, laboratory or manufacturing facility desired.

  • Familiar in system design, equipment installation and system startup desired.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office environment. (50-65%)

An office or Control Room environment is the typical work area. Test/IndustrialEnvironment – May be exposed to areas of high noise levels, hazardouspropellants, explosives, chemicals and industrial facilities. Travel betweenfacilities and test sites is required. Travel between various facilities/testoperations (20%) is required and may bring exposure to loud noise andpotentially hazardous equipment operation.

Physical Requirements:

Must have sufficient mobility to enter all areas of wind tunnel and testfacilities. The ability to enter into confined spaces, crawl into or ontovarious assemblies while maintaining a clear vision of safety is required.Potential exposure to high noise levels, hazardous chemicals, propellants andthe like. Appropriate PPE and training will be provided for all conditions.(20%) Must be able to walk, stand, bend, twist and sit for extended periods aswell as climb, crawl, and lift up to 35 lbs. (100%)

Equipment and Machines:

Standard office equipment - PC, telephone, fax, copier, etc. (100%)

Hardware platforms – Microsoft PC and OS. Microsoft PC, Linux, NationalInstruments, Allen-Bradley PLCs [PLC-5, SLC, ControlLogix], Allen-BradleyPanelViews

Software: MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook), PLC Ladder Logic, LabVIEW,C/C , MS Office [Word, Excel, Outlook, Viso], AutoCAD or equivalent,Matlab/Simulink, OSI PI

Field Devices: programmable controllers, pneumatic valves, programmablevalves. Communications Protocol: TCP/IP, RS-232, IEEE-488

Safety and personal protective equipment


Regular attendance mandatory (100%)

Overtime/work outside normal schedule required (<10%)

Travel required (<5%)

Other Essential Functions:

U.S. Citizenship required. Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must putforward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotesteamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for theposition and must not impose a safety/risk hazard to the employee or others.Must be able to balance scope, schedule and budget to insure project success.The work environment requires the ability to cooperate and work withindividuals at all levels of the company and the client. Must be able to obtainand maintain a security clearance as required. A valid driver’s license isrequired.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Virginia-Hampton

Req ID: AER00010P