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Jacobs Chief Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do - whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications - is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It's our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

Are you passionate about human space exploration, understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a passionate and diverse team to make a difference?If you are, we need you!

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

** We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. **

We are looking for a Chief Project Manager to join our team with GeoControl Systems, Inc. , a JETS Teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

As the Chief Project Manager, you will:

  • Build a capable, cooperative, and supportive team for the development, manufacturing, testing, certification, and sustaining engineering of major Government Furnished Equipment end items for ISS engineering projects.

  • Collaborate with NASA in developing Systems Engineering and Integration (SEI) people, processes, and tools.

  • Mentor Project Management (PM) and SEI personnel in critical thinking, decision making and behaviors to improve PM effectiveness and create high performing teams.

  • Apply SE&I and Project Management processes and tools in the development, sustainment or operation of human rated flight hardware or systems.

  • Direct and hold accountable matrix organizations in the requirements development, design, manufacturing, testing, and certification of flight hardware.

  • Plan and execute hardware troubleshooting to investigate issues within flight hardware, development or qualification test articles, or test support hardware.

  • Review and evaluate the quantity, quality, and overall adequacy of results and conclusions drawn from accomplishment of engineering tasks.

  • Select and apply engineering techniques and procedures to analyze and evaluate specific problems, data, or other features of the work which are broad in scope and complexity.

  • Define, communicate and mitigate project and program risks and opportunities.

  • Address project problems in a timely and straightforward manner.

  • Establish a healthy project environment.

  • Foster strong, healthy customer relationships.

  • Coordinate and support flight hardware products and systems development phases, through design, procurement, fabrication, test, data analysis, certification, and flight/mission delivery.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

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 for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and twelve (12) years of direct engineering experience, or a Ph.D. degree and a minimum nine (9) years of experience.

  • Position requires close coordination with the NASA Branch Managers, NASA Project Managers, NASA SEI Managers, Artemis and Gateway Subsystem Managers, ISS Subsystem SMEs, and ISS/Orion program representatives. Strong written and verbal communication skills is a must.

  • Extensive experience with ISS flight hardware Class 1 processes and projects.

  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the field (including space flight hardware development and certification processes), such as mechanical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material selection, environmental testing, and office software.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules and to work unsupervised for long periods.

  • Background in flight hardware development, testing, analysis and certification.

  • Knowledge or experience in Test and Verification of human rated systems.

  • Strong leadership to motivate and inspire others, achieve high customer satisfaction, and gain cooperation of others.

  • Perform cost and schedule estimating and management functions.

  • Perform risk management including risk assessment and implementation of risk reducing measures.


  • Familiar with JSC organizations, processes, and procedures.

  • Familiarity with the Engineering Life Cycle process.

  • Knowledge or experience in mission planning and analysis.

Why Work on Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do (https://app.frame.io/presentations/225c1d41-60d8-58cc-bf8c-fd204fb246d9)

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is 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 25 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.

Other Essential Functions

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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.