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Jacobs Project Manager for Lunar Tools in Houston, Texas

Project Manager for Lunar Tools


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!

We are currently in need of an Project Manager for Lunar Tools to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

The Project Manager for Lunar Tools will:

  • Build a capable, cooperative and supportive team for the development, manufacturing, testing, certification, and sustaining engineering of major Government Furnished Equipment end items and of deep space Artemis and Gateway engineering projects.

  • Direct and hold accountable matrix organizations in the requirements development, design, manufacturing, testing, and certification of flight hardware.

  • Mentor Project Engineers (PE) in critical thinking, decision making and behaviors to improve PM effectiveness and create high performing teams.

  • Plan and execute hardware troubleshooting to investigate mechanical within flight hardware, development or qualification test articles, or test support hardware.

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

  • Apply Project Management processes and tools in the development, sustainment or operation of human rated flight hardware or systems.

  • 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.

  • Address project problems in a timely and straightforward manner.

  • Define, communicate and mitigate project risks.

  • Establish a healthy project environment.

  • Foster strong, healthy customer relationships.

  • Coordinate and support flight hardware and software products and systems development phases, through design, procurement, fabrication, test, data analysis, certification, and flight/mission delivery.

  • Perform other duties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

Thisposition has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate'sexperience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to considercandidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and fourteen (14) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and twelve (12) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and nine (9) years of related experience.

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

  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices, and procedures in the field (including space flight hardware development and certification processes), such as mechanical system design, engineering drawings and sketches, material selection, environmental testing, and office software.

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

  • Perform cost and schedule estimating and management functions.

  • Perform risk management including risk assessment and implementation of risk reducing measures.

  • Must have excellent written and verbal communications skills. The position requires close coordination with the NASA Project Managers and ISS/Orion program representatives.

  • Plan and execute hardware troubleshooting to investigate mechanical designs within flight hardware, development or qualification test articles.


  • Experience with ISS flight hardware Class 1 and Class 1E processes.

  • Familiar with JSC organizations, processes, and procedures.

  • Background in flight hardware development, testing, and certification.

  • 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!

See What We Do

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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: ADV0000G2