Jacobs Computational Fluid Dynamicist (CFD) Analysts 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.
The position is for Computational Fluid Dynamicis (CFD) analysts. The work will be application oriented using existing analysis and CFD tools for verification and validation, and analysis of liquid rocket engine component performance. Some CFD code or other model development will be required. Perform CFD analyses in support of the following:
Compatibility studies between hypergols and structural components including valves, feedline debris and feedline materials. Expertise with VOF simulations and modeling combustion preferred.
Cryogenic Fluid Management (CFM) systems. The work entails modeling CFM systems using VOF methods for application to in-space propellant transfer, settling, and long duration storage effects including heat transfer.
Analyze complex features of the work and apply principles and practices of analysis, or devise new approaches in problem solutions. Independently plan, schedule and perform computations/analyses, prepare and make presentations and document results in technical reports. Participate in review and status meetings, analyze all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, adequately documented, and meet stipulated deadlines. Follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
BS degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum of 10 years applicable experience is required. PhD degree with or MS (completed thesis) with experience is preferred. Specifically, a candidate with recently completed PhD degree or someone who has completed all research work and is writing the dissertation will be considered. For a MS candidate, 2 years or more of work experience in the fluids/CFD area is preferred.
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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General office environment (100%). 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 (<5%).
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 (20%). Requires walking, standing, lifting, bending in a lab environment with hazards that require wearing safety glasses, hearing protection, foot protection and gloves to perform some operations (70%). 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.
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