Jacobs Project Engineer - Cold Stowage Real Time Operations in Houston, Texas

Project Engineer - Cold Stowage Real Time Operations


NASA’s Mission Operations for the International Space Station is located at Johnson Space Center. On Jacobs’ JETS contract we provide engineering services to JSC. Come join us and be a vital part of operating the largest space station ever built. We’re looking for a Cold Stowage Real Time Operations Project Engineer.


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  • We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening, however we do not have assurance at this time if and 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.\

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  • The Cold Stowage Real Time Operations Project Engineer will:

  • Perform real time console support for ISS operations.

  • Perform failure troubleshooting and resolution as needed.

  • Travel to launch locations as required and act as the hardware engineer for integration and testing of flight and ground support hardware.

  • Perform project engineering and testing functions for the Cold Stowage team by supporting flight hardware products through research and development, design, procurement, fabrication, test, data analysis, certification, flight/mission delivery, sustaining, and resupply phases/activities.

  • Coordinate with matrix organizations in support of the above activities.

  • Generate essential paperwork and documents for tasks assigned, such as Task Performance Sheets (TPS), Discrepancy Reports (DR), and Detailed Test Procedures (DTP), as needed.

  • Review and evaluate the quantity, quality, and overall adequacy of results and conclusions drawn from accomplishment of engineering tasks.

  • Work in a team environment, and report to a team lead, or project manager for technical support and task assignment.

  • Select and apply engineering techniques and procedures to analyze and evaluate specific problems, data, or other features of the work which are broad in scope and complexity.

  • Perform job functions based on pre-established guidelines or instructions.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Required 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 from an accredited college or university and three (3) to seven (7) years related experience, or MS degree and two (2) to six (6) years of related experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited college or university.-OR-Associated technical degree or two (2) years of college with courses in engineering or associated disciplines, and twelve (12) years of related experience (or a BS degree with ten (10) years of related experience will also be acceptable). Position requires specialized and extensive knowledge of engineering principles gained through long and varied work experience in field of specialty.

  • Experiencewithon-orbit ISS console operations.

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

  • Must have the ability to visualize and work with complex electromechanical systems and work with others in problem solving as part of a team.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks in order to meet deadlines and schedules and to work unsupervised for long periods of time.

  • Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule (including nights and weekends), be on-call, and adjust schedule to meet peak periods when required.


  • Experience troubleshooting electrical systems.

  • Familiarity with refrigeration systems.

  • Experience assembling and certifying hardware for space flight.

  • Familiar with JSC organizations, processes, and procedures.

  • Familiarity with the Engineering Life Cycle process.

Why Work for JETS?

  • Benefits

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Much, much more!

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  • 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 10 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, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS000359