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Jacobs ISS - Gateway ATCS Subsystem Engineer in Houston, Texas

Critical Mission Solutions

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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 currently looking for an ATCS Subsystem Engineer to join our team with ERC, Inc ., a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

The selected candidate will:

  • Review system architectures, hardware requirements, designs, assembly procedures, test plans, procedures, and data of ATCS for Commercial modules to ensure approaches are sound, component/material selection is appropriate for the intended usage, and suitable for the proposed application.

  • Review and provide input to system and sub-system level requirements and other Gateway Program documents.

  • Provide recommendations for program acceptance of requirements verification, testing, and hazards.

  • Review and evaluate qualification test reports and resolution of anomalies identified in certification of the ATCS system for the spacecraft.

  • Assess any potential impacts to design modifications which would lead into a delta qualification effort.

  • Review the Phase III hazard reports and associated verification products.

  • Review many of the certification products prior to the future test flights for the spacecraft including Qualification Reports, Verification Events (VE's), Verification Completion Notices, Final Verification Review (FVR's), etc.

  • Investigate technology development opportunities and perform infusion planning.

  • Develop analysis package presentations.

  • Develop and manage heat load vs. heat rejection matrix.

  • Develop integrated module/TCS schematics.

  • Develop and maintain the TCS Concept of Operations (ConOps).

  • Provide written and oral statuses in the form of presentations or reports and represent the Gateway Thermal Systems Manager at program and engineering boards.

  • Interface with international partners and Gateway module providers for integrated solutions of ATCS.

  • Review module provider's hardware development activities and advise Thermal System Manager on any areas of concern.

  • Travel as required in support of technical reviews, testing and exchanges.

  • Perform other tasks assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Desired 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 five (5) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. degrees and zero (0) years direct engineering experience.

  • Experience in the design, assembly, testing, certification, and operation of space ATCS systems and components, which may include but not be limited to pumps and valves, coolant loops, cold plates, heat exchangers, sublimators, radiators, and heat exchangers during pre-launch, flight, and post-landing phases.

  • Experience coordinating space ATCS systems requirements verification and validation between multiple organizations.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to coordinate support from a wide range of technical disciplines.

  • Basic knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the field, such as mechanical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material selection, testing, and office software.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Familiar with JSC organizations, processes, and procedures.

  • The ability to coordinate support from a wide range of technical disciplines.

  • Familiarity with the Engineering Life Cycle process.

  • Understanding of NASA Standards and requirements and standards for fracture control and materials and processes.

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!

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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

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

  • Administration 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

P rofessional 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.

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