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Jacobs Project Engineer in Houston, Texas

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do 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.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming 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 have an exciting opportunity for a Project Engineer to join our team with Teammate company, Aerodyne Industries.

The Project Engineer will focus on:

  • Developing project documentation and maintaining status of drawings, procurements, risks. Etc.

  • Working with design team and analyst to ensure project requirements are achieved

  • Inspection of hardware upon receipt to verify match with fabrication drawing/models

  • Test rig and equipment buildup as needed

  • Data analysis of test results

  • Assist project management with configuration control of project documentation

  • Development of test procedures including working with various organizations across JSC for flight certification of hardware

  • Working with the ISS community, specifically the vehicle office, to develop integrated operation con-ops

  • Develop presentations

  • Work in a team environment and report to the team lead to provide status on progress and issues and for support

  • Perform other duties as required

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

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

  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of hardware

  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in a hardware development field, such as mechanical and electrical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material selection, and design software and tools

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

  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products​

Requisition Preferences:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and three (3) years related engineering experience, or MS degree from an accredited engineering school and two (2) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school

  • Previous experience in designing and building unique hardware

  • Previous testing experience

  • Familiarity with machine shop techniques and processing hardware through the manufacturing process.

  • Ability to perform hands on test buildup, data processing, and documentation including test plans and reports

  • Experience with NASA flight hardware processes and classifications

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

  • Ability to work independently​

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)

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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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.

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 (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .