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Jacobs Engine Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Your Impact:

Be a part of the team accepting the exciting challenge to return Mankind back to the Moon and Beyond. As a Commercial Crew Engine Systems Engineer you will implement systems engineering processes to enable a successful design definition and product realization throughout system development lifecycle phases. Position is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #1 city in America to live and career growth by USA Today).

This position supports the Commercial Crew Engine Systems team and will work both independently and in a highly integrated team performing engine systems and system engineering-related activities to enable the design, test, and operation of rocket engines for the Commercial Crew Program.

Primary duties for this position will include:

Review of pre-test predictions, post-test data, and anomaly investigation of engine system and subsystems.

Coordinate, develop, and present technical materials related to engine system performance, testing, and integration to support design milestone reviews and anomaly investigations.

Develop and execute engine system analysis models to support system test, vehicle integration, and design development activities.

Attend technical interchange, project planning, design review, and other appropriate meetings to maintain a current knowledge base of design, requirements, issues, action items, and resolution activities. Identify issues, pursue resolutions, and provide supporting analyses. Complete assigned action items. Develop requirements and implement risk management processes.

Translate higher level requirements into lower-level functional requirements and design options. Identify and pursue resolution of issues.

Identify and document customer objectives and product requirements.

Coordinate, develop, and present technical materials related to engine system performance and testing in support of design milestone reviews and anomaly investigations.

Other duties as assigned.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

A degree in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. MS with at least 3 years of experience or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

Familiarity with liquid rocket engine propulsion systems via coursework or work experience is a plus.

Experience with testing and/or data acquisition and data analyses is desired.

Exhibited capability to plan and perform systems engineering and analysis tasks independently and as a team.

Must be comfortable working across organizational boundaries to identify and resolve engine/vehicle integration issues.

Ability to work in a fast-paced engineering environment with rapidly changing priorities, schedules and issues.

Individual must be highly motivated, flexible and willing to shift focus areas to meet volatile customer requirements.

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%). 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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