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Jacobs Lead Engineer, Gateway Habitation and Logistics Module ECLSS 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 Lead Engineer, Gateway Habitation and Logistics Module ECLSS to join our team with JETS teammate company, Oceaneering Space Systems.

The Lead Engineer will:

  • Ensure NASA requirements are satisfied by design solutions and support production/control board meetings, design and system reviews

  • Oversee the development and maintenance of systems engineering products including ECLSS architecture trade studies, requirements, verification and validation criteria, interface control documents, schematics, and test plans

  • Review high-level plans and schedules for the manufacturing, fabrication, procurement, assembly, testing and certification of the HALO ECLSS systems

  • Support the development of CDR and manufacturing readiness review products and participate in module system reviews

  • Evaluate various options and offer best technical guidance with regard to various trade-offs (technical, schedule, risk, etc.)

  • Work in a team environment and report to senior NASA personnel to provide status on contractor/vendor development progress and issues

  • Perform project management activities for the ECLSS systems of the HALO module including risk, cost, schedule, and technical management

  • Coordinate with matrix organizations for the development of the module ECLSS design and analyses

  • Periodic travel may be required

  • Perform other tasks assigned

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.

  • 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 Ph.D. degrees and nine (9) years direct engineering experience

  • Experience with the development of space systems requirements documents including functional requirements and verification success criteria

  • Knowledge of commonly-used NASA concepts, practices, processes and procedures relating to mechanical and electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material selection, and design software and tools

  • Effectively communicate across a wide-range of technical disciplines, with vendors/contractors, direct customers and upper management.

  • Experience in risk assessment and implementation of risk reducing measures.

  • Ability to prepare written documents/presentations and to verbally present at various meetings.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of space ECLSS systems including Atmosphere Revitalization Systems, Atmosphere Conditioning, Environmental Monitoring, Pressure Control Systems, and Emergency Systems

  • Familiar with Johnson Space Center (JSC) organizations, processes, and procedures

  • Experience with vehicle atmosphere conditioning, environmental monitoring (air/water), thermal systems or crew systems

  • Experience with ECLSS Emergency Systems and system qualification

  • Experience with NASA SE&I processes and techniques and model-based systems engineering (MBSE)

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!

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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

  • 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.

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