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Jacobs Civil/Structural Design Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making by challenging today, reinventing tomorrow.

NOTE: Must be able to provide own transporation when required. However, under the current pandemic circumstances, this will be a VIRTUAL work position. The candidate will be required to "telework" with adequate internet capabilities.

The Civil/Structural Design Engineer will:

Develop designs for both flight and non-flight hardware including Structural and Mechanical Hardware

Work with large assembly and subassembly models in support of the Space Launch System (SLS) program as well as other new and existing programs at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC)

Provide engineering design functions for time critical hardware designs, and support on-going manufacturing of complex assemblies

Job duties will include:

Coordination with NASA project level customers across organizations to ensure mission success

Work with a large team of engineers and designers to select hardware components, develop Pro Engineer/CREO models of structures and mechanisms, develop detailed fabrication and assembly drawings, and provide fabrication support to shop personnel

Participate in task meetings and conferences as requested

Collaborate with outside vendors and personnel from other NASA centers on the development of integrated flight hardware

Develop and deliver reports and presentations to MSFC and ESSCA management as needed

Minimal travel is required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

BS degree in Mechanical, Civil, or Aerospace Engineering or related field with a minimum of 5 years applicable experience is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred.

The ideal candidate will be an engineer who possesses the following skills:

Proficient in ProE/CREO 3-D modeling and 2-D drafting

Familiarity with large assemblies and large assembly management techniques

Familiarity in working with surfacing techniques

Familiarity in working with Import Data and data sharing features

Proficient with GD&T (ASME Y14.5M-1994)

Proficient using CAD drafting standards such as Global Drawing Requirements or MIL-STD-100, etc.

Proficient with the MSFC CAD Standard

Proficient in using PDM system for active CAD data management

Familiarity with handling CAD and drawing CM processes through release.

Familiarity formulating engineering calculations using excel, MathCad, etc.

Familiarity with launch vehicles

Familiarity with Product View and/or JT visualization

Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required

Excellent written and oral communication skills are required

Experience with NASA Design Specifications, and Standards is highly desired

Experience in analysis of joints containing mechanical fasteners or welds

Educational emphasis in structural design

Familiarity with AISC's 15th Edition Steel Construction Manual

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Meetings are usually held virtually and MS TEAMS is the platform used.

Physical Requirements:

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in VIRTUAL meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%).

Equipment and Machines:

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%). When applicable.


Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.

Other Essential Functions:

The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.


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.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.