Jacobs Safe and Precise Landing Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) Project Planning & Control Specialist in Houston, Texas

Safe and Precise Landing Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) Project Planning & Control Specialist


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. Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for a Safe and Precise Landing Integrated Capabilities Evolution (SPLICE) Project Planning & Control Specialist with Barrios, a JETS teammate company.

The SPLICE project plans to develop, mature, demonstrate, and infuse precision landing and hazard avoidance (PL&HA) technologies for NASA and for potential commercial spaceflight missions. PL&HA technology advancements are being pursued in the following areas:

  • Navigation Doppler Lidar, which provides direct velocity and ranging measurements using Doppler-based techniques.

  • Hazard Detection Lidar, capable of generating a real-time, 3-D terrain map within a 50-meter radius of the landing target, at a sufficient range to allow for safe landing site determination.

  • Algorithms for performing guidance and navigation, including Terrain Relative Navigation and Hazard Detection.

  • Advanced computing capabilities, via a high performance space computing-based platform with a path to spaceflight, capable of supporting processing-intensive algorithms for navigation and image processing.

To demonstrate the maturation of the technologies, an integrated ground test and flight test capability will be developed as part of the project. This includes an integrated hardware-in-the-loop (HWIL) simulation, aircraft testing, helicopter testing, and suborbital flight testing on-board a commercial, reusable rocket vehicle.

The selected candidate for this role will:

  • Provide Sharepoint site management, upkeep, and population.

  • Maintain Master schedules.

  • Capture and track project risk.

  • Coordinate with SPLICE financial analysts at each center and work with PM on budget phasing/rework.

  • Maintain document & publications list, document trees for elements, and outreach list.

  • Coordinate with team to assemble weekly & monthly reports.

  • Capture & monitor team actions/deliverables from project meetings.

  • Perform other duties as required.


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.

  • BA or BS degree in the appropriate discipline from an accredited college or university, plus a minimum of nine (9) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for progressive experience.

  • Experience in project controls support for large/high visibility engineering, design & delivery projects.

  • Experience in application of project management practices to support good schedule, project management and reporting processes.

  • Experience in preparing monthly contract management summary reports, monthly estimates, and estimate at completion reports.

  • Excellent communication skills.

  • Experience in developing and maintaining project schedules for multiple projects.

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage (medical, dental, vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Benefits Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now! ( http://www.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 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: AER00008N