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Jacobs Commercial Partnership and Technology Development leader (CPTDL) in Houston, Texas

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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 have an exciting opportunity for a Commercial Partnership and Technology Development leader (CPTDL) to join our team with Teammate company, Aerodryne Industries.

As a Commercial Partnership and Technology Development leader you will collaborate with NASA engineering, science, and external partnership organizations to:

  • Identify new opportunities for partnership and technology development with an objective of executing the NASA mission and fostering a robust commercial space economy.

  • Participate in NASA meetings and nurture relationships to understand their needs. Develop a deep understanding of their vision and strategy as well as technology, capability, and mission needs. Help translate NASA strategies and goals into tactical plans of action.

  • Collaborate with JSC on needed technology infusion candidates, and partner within Jacobs, teammates, industry, and academia to identify and develop needed technologies.

  • Maintain and expand networks, including NASA, adjacent government agencies, industry, and academia. Attend external NASA and industry events, when appropriate.

  • Manage or help manage NASA and JETS engagement in partnership, start up and technology collaboration and incubation forums and efforts, coordinating JETS SME engagement, as needed.

  • Keep current on industry trends, investments, and policy direction, especially as it relates to deep space exploration, commercial space, space startups and entrepreneurs, to identify potential new partnerships in support of NASA goals and objectives.

  • Collaborate with our members of our JETS and Jacobs industry network to identify and facilitate NASA partnerships.

  • Help facilitate development of Space Act Agreements for the JSC Engineering Directorate and Divisions, as needed. Coordinate with all technical POCs (during SAA initiation phases) and the JSC Partnerships Office.

  • Maintain records, reports, and metrics on CPTD efforts.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Qualifications:

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.

  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university, plus six (6) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience -OR- Requires two (2) years of college with courses in business administration, industrial management, or appropriate discipline with eight (8) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

  • Requires demonstrated leadership skills.

  • Must be able to effectively communicate with others.

  • Requires strong initiative, decision making skills and the ability to discern what is important to build and maintain a partnership pipeline.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, a team-oriented approach, and strong problem-solving capability.

  • Must have superb interpersonal skills, technical background, and the ability to function in a team and customer environment.

  • Excellent relationship building skills.

  • Requires excellent organizational skills.

Requisition Preferences:

  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university, plus nine (9) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience -OR-

  • Requires two (2) years of college with courses in business administration or industrial management, and twelve (12) years of progressively responsible administrative and/or technical support assignments. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

Why Join 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)

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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 (JSC), please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • 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) .