Jacobs Computation Fluid Dynamicist in Huntsville, Alabama

Computation Fluid Dynamicist


This position is for a Computational Fluid Dynamicist. The task will be application-oriented using existing CFD tools for mesh generation, simulation, and post-processing.

The primary duties for this position include unstructured, viscous mesh generation of geometrically complex launch vehicles; accurate simulation of launch vehicle external aerodynamic, heating, and plume environments; post-processing of CFD solutions to identify areas of concern; decisions regarding the aerothermal environments; providing customers with the data they require; and thorough documentation of all work. Additional duties include, but are not limited to, physical model development and implementation; comparison to flight and wind-tunnel data; writing formal technical reports; and presenting results to peers, management, and customers.

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!

To learn more about:

JSEG, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com

The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org


Degree inMechanical, Chemical, or AerospaceEngineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required.Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a minimum of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

Experience applying CFD in the aerospace industry is preferred. The ability to perform as part of a highly technical and multi-disciplinary team is required. Experience in object-oriented programming is desirable. Experience using the ANSA mesh generation software and the Loci-Chem and/or Loci-Stream CFD software is preferred.

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%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time in 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%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).

Equipment and Machines

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


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.

Primary Location United States-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AS0003K5