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Jacobs Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) Motor Controller Project Manager in Houston, Texas

Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) Motor Controller Project Manager


Are you passionate about human spaceexploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with adynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we needyou!

We need your commitment, teamwork,and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over theglobe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds tohelp us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality oflife of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and weneed you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deepspace exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutionsprovider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significantrole to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of everyhuman spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orionspacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, theorbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back andforth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep spaceexploration. From critical systems onthe ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanceddevelopment for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of thefoundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC,the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samplesreturned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbitaldebris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of theorigins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of ourteam!


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We are currently in need of a Volatiles Investigating Polar ExplorationRover (VIPER) Motor Controller Project Manager to join our team with MRI , a JETS teammate company. Doyou have the following skills?

As a Volatiles Investigating Polar Exploration Rover (VIPER) MotorController Project Manager you will:

  • Perform project management for the VIPER motor controller through hardware development, manufacturing, and assembly.

  • Provide budgeting, forecasting, and cost estimating support.

  • Monitor cost performance against established plans.

  • Identify and mitigate project risks.

  • Develop and maintain company and customer (primarily government) financial reports.

  • Oversee and develop procedures, work instructions and process flows.

  • Review and analyze financial data to ensure accuracy of reporting.

  • Interface frequently with inter-organizational disciplines and NASA managers.

  • Plan and execute hardware troubleshooting to investigate mechanical and electrical failures when applicable.

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

  • Perform other duties as required.



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.

  • Minimum: BS degree in Engineering from anaccredited engineering school and ten (10) years of related engineeringexperience.

  • Prior experience with government and internalcompany financial reporting, including budgeting, forecasting and costestimating.

  • Prior experience managing and leading a team.

  • Experience with NASA/JSC Class I flighthardware process and certification.

  • Must be able to review Work AuthorizationDocuments (WADs) to process Class I hardware for flight/testing support.

  • Self-motivated, team player and adaptabilityto a dynamic environment and the ability to complete all assignments asrequired.

  • Excellent oral and written communicationskills and will be expected to effectively interact with customers andmanagement at all levels.

  • Ability to prepare written documents and toverbally present at various meetings.

  • Must have the ability to visualize and workwith complex mechanical/electrical systems and work with others in problemsolving as part of a team.

  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasksin order to meet deadlines and schedules.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products.


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

  • Prior experience with hardware anomalytroubleshooting and failure analyses.

  • Familiarity with the Engineering Life Cycleprocess.

  • Familiarity with common hand tools andproficiency using them to perform assembly, disassembly, and troubleshooting onmechanical systems.

Why Workon Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of allthat we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We lookforward to seeing you!

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In addition to exciting careeropportunities 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!

Formore information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson SpaceCenter, please visitwww.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Mustbe a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government backgroundinvestigation.

  • Managementhas the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has beenadvertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, butcan involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). Mayrequire 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 peakperiods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professionalbehavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation.Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose asafety 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.

Job Aerospace

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Type Experienced

Req ID: AER000477