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Jacobs ISS/Gateway ATCS Subsystem Engineer in Houston, Texas

ISS/Gateway ATCS Subsystem Engineer


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

We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of our team!


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We are currently in need of an ATCS Subsystem Engineer to join our team with ERC, Inc ., a JETS teammate company. Do you have the following skills?

The ATCS Subsystem Engineer 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 duties as required.



This position has beenposted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience,requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates atany 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.


  • 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.

Why Work for Jacobs?

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)

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

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

  • 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 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 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, 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 and supplemental language.

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: ADV0000FL