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Jacobs Pressure Systems Engineer 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 Pressure Systems Engineer to join our team with the Engineering Division.

The Pressure Systems Engineer will:

  • Provide detailed engineering analysis and technical consultation for development, design, testing and evaluation of spacecraft pressure vessels and pressurized systems supporting flight Programs, Projects, and ground systems.

  • Provide technical guidance, oversight, and resolution of technical issues to NASA projects and programs relating to pressure vessels and pressurized systems.

  • Manage the structural integrity and operational capability of spacecraft pressure vessels, including composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPV) and pressurized systems.

  • Responsible for fracture control requirements definition and implementation for spacecraft pressure vessels and pressurized systems.

  • Serve as consultant for pressure systems and vessels used in ground tests and test support equipment.

  • Manage and direct analysis tasks, tests, and research in durability, fatigue, fracture and failure analysis of pressure vessels and pressurized systems, including all aspects of associated materials and processes.

  • Consult with Materials & Processes on durability, fatigue, fracture and failure analysis of pressure vessels and pressurized systems.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Requisition Quali cations:

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.

  • Requires a minimum of a bachelor's degree in Engineering and may be expected to have a related master's degree and normally possess 10-15 years of related experience.

  • Ability to critically assess manufacturing/material processes and designs, and work in a multi-disciplinary team.

  • Ability to communicate effectively with professional and nonprofessional personnel at all technical and managerial levels in both oral and written form.

  • Experience in pressure vessel development, qualification, and certification.

  • Knowledge of industry standards including ANSI/AIAA S-080, Space Systems: Metallic Pressure Vessels, ANSI/AIAA S-081: Space Systems Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels, ASME 31.1/31.3, ASME Boiler and Pressure Vessel Code (BPVC) Section VIII. Experience in durability, fatigue, fracture and failure analysis of pressure vessels and pressurized systems including composite overwrapped pressure vessels.

  • Experience in hardware failure analysis to include metallurgical, analytical, and non-destructive testing and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) techniques.

  • Must have problem-solving and multitasking skills.

  • Familiarity with desktop software applications, MS Office and MS Teams is required. Ability to travel 25% of time per year depending on program/project needs.

Requisition Preferences:

  • BS degree, MS degree, or Ph.D. degree in Mechanical, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Materials Science from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of five (5) years of direct pressure vessel/systems experience.

  • Knowledge of NASA Standards used for manned spaceflight hardware.

  • Previous experience supporting Pressure Systems, and/or Materials and Processes for NASA/Aerospace projects, as well as working on a NASA project.

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.

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