Jacobs Aerospace Structural Analysis Engineer in Houston, Texas

Aerospace Structural Analysis Engineer


NASA’s Mission Operations for the International Space Station is located at Johnson Space Center. On Jacobs’ JETS contract we provide engineering services to JSC. Come join us and be a vital part of operating the largest space station ever built. We’re looking for an Aerospace Structural Analysis Engineer.


The Aerospace Structural Analysis Engineer will support Johnson Space Center’s activities for long duration space flight through the JETS Contract.

The selected candidate for this role will:

  • Use aerospace experience to perform classical hand stress analysis, finite element stress analysis and fracture analysis.

  • Be familiar with NASA standards for structural analysis and fracture control.

  • Use NASGRO to perform fracture/damage tolerance analysis.

  • Be proficient in the use of finite element modeling techniques using FEMAP or PATRAN for finite element model development and NASTRAN finite element solution.

  • Prepare structural analysis reports and work with other engineers to find resolutions to problems.

  • Perform other duties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements, and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering schooland a minimum of five (5) years of related engineering experience, or an MS degree from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of zero (0) years of related experience.

  • Prior experience performing structural analysis on NASA Flight Hardware or Orion hardware is preferred.

  • Non-linear finite element analysis experience is a plus.

  • Special skills or expertise in MathCAD, FEMAP or PATRAN, MATLAB, MSC/NASTRAN, and NASGRO is preferred.

  • Familiarity with desktop software applications, MS Office is required.

  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • BS in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage (medical, dental, vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Benefits Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

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  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs. (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

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-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS0003UF