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Jacobs System Safety Supervisor 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 System Safety Supervisor to join our team with JETS Teammate company, HX5.

The selected candidate for this role will:

  • Provide direct supervision of the Systems Safety Group, providing oversight, assistance, performance evaluations and development of section employees

  • Develop and provide resource estimates for systems safety support as requested by projects and a forecast of group resource needs

  • Represent Jacobs and the Safety & Mission Assurance Office to customers, flight safety panels and Program Chief Engineers

  • Ensure the availability of required resource skills, including flight safety professionals and subject matter experts

  • Perform direct project systems safety engineering tasking approximately 50% of the time

  • 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.

  • Requires a bachelor's degree in Engineering and a minimum of 2- 5 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

  • Demonstrated leadership skills with the proven ability to manage projects and people.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

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

  • Requires the ability to manage a complex systems safety program with multiple customers.


  • 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.

  • MS degree in area of technical specialty is preferred

  • Experience in full flight hardware life-cycle as a systems engineer

  • Experience with JSC Systems Safety processes for GFE Safety Review and Payload Safety Review Panels is highly desired

  • Working knowledge of systems safety applications for avionics, electrical power distribution and control, battery systems, computer-based control systems, pressure systems, propulsion systems, materials, stress, and fracture control disciplines

  • Experience as a practical “hands on” engineer with a general understanding of a wide range of technical disciplines such as structures, pressure systems, propulsion systems, electrical systems, data systems (preferably digital), mechanical systems, batteries, and integrated systems

  • Experience in the review and evaluation of mechanical and pressure systems designs

  • Knowledgeable of MIL-STD-1522A Standard General Requirements for Safe Design and Operation of Pressurized Missile and Space Systems

  • Experience or familiarity with spaceflight hardware safety processes

  • Understanding of the following aerospace pressure systems items:

  • Pressure systems materials, aluminum, stainless steel, titanium and rationale for application.

  • Pressure lines and types of welded and threaded fittings, different types of seals, polymers vs metallic, and advantages and disadvantages of single seal vs redundant seals.

  • Different types of valves: manual, solenoid, spring loaded fail-safe closed mono-stable, normally open, normally closed, back-relieving vs bi-stable valves and rational for use.

  • The significance of over pressure protection devices such as relief valves, burst disks, fail safe such as Leak Before Burst (LBB), autonomous required vs manual and/or computer controlled.

  • Light, flight-weight pressure vessels, Composite Overwrapped Pressure Vessels (COPV) vs metallic, what the major differences between these and American Society of Mechanical Engineer (ASME) code tanks, why one or the other is used, advantages and disadvantages

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

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.

  • 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) .