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Jacobs Element Discipline Lead Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Your Impact:

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL ( ranked #1 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News for 2022-2023 ). 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!

Position Description

Be a part of the team accepting the exciting challenge to return mankind back to the Moon and beyond. The Engineering Services and Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract provides engineering, scientific, and technical support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. Our Structural Dynamics & Integration team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks for structural analysis of the Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) on the Space Launch System (SLS) including the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) functions.


We are searching for a senior engineer to provide Induced Environment technical leadership support for the EUS development. Working independently and in an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would be to:

Provide insight and related documentation support to the EUS Induced Environments team. This team has several EUS Data products that will need to be updated to support milestones including Detailed Verification Objectives (DVO), Detailed Validation Objectives (DVaO), & Data Math Models (DMM).

Support requirements derivation and documentation. This support requires initiating and maintaining open communication with customers on specifications and specification change management.

Initiate and maintain extensive contacts with key engineers/scientists and officials of other organizations and companies to resolve SLS related induced environments analysis critical issues.

Ensure integration of processes of methodologies to maintain performance of the total system.

Deliver presentations of critical issues to Engineering Review Boards and Control Boards.

Here’s What You’ll Need:


A degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typical educational requirements are the equivalent of a PhD with at least 9 years of experience, an MS with at least 13 years of experience, or BS with at least 15 years of experience.

Required skills and experience:

Successful candidate should have experience with aerosciences, venting, debris, blast, or thermal analysis methodologies.

Must be able to interface between the SLS Systems Engineering organization, EUS organization, and the Structures team.

Desired skills and experience:

Familiarity with MSFC system engineering processes.

Understanding and knowledge of current SLS and EUS program plans and strategy.

Experience in complex space launch vehicle or aircraft structural requirements verification and validation.

The ability to deliberate, advise, advocate, and negotiate the resolution of critical issues.

Personnel are required to be self-motivated, team players familiar with working in a dynamic work environment.

Strong written and oral communication, interpersonal, and independent problem solving skills.

Experience with a PC and Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook are required.

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!

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.


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