Jacobs JSEG Blast and Debris Engineer (AER0000JA) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Blast and Debris Engineer (AER0000JA)


Research, analysis, test, and modeling will be performed with the full rigor of an engineering analysis requiring clear problem identification, evaluation of alternatives, analytical assessments as necessary to evaluate alternatives. Findings will be reported in a clear, concise and technically understandable format.

  • Ability to develop, code, and apply physics-based models for the prediction of thermal environments, blast and debris environments, pressure vessel ruptures, and propellant explosions.

  • Highly skilled with MATLAB and its application with modeling and simulation.

  • Experience designing, testing and measuring gaseous Hydrogen/Oxygen, Methane/Oxygen, and Kerosene/Liquid Oxygen explosion over-pressures for the development of blast models.

  • Familiarity with the design and fabrication of experimental test apparatus and structures.

  • Capacity to implement and maintain data acquisition systems including National Instruments hardware/software and Programmable Logic Controllers.

  • Capability to sort, catalog, and analyze debris from launch vehicle failures for input into empirical models.

  • Experience handling explosives, cryogenic liquids, flammable gasses, and high-pressure systems.

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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A Master of Science degree in an engineering discipline synergistic with space vehicle design (e.g., aerospace, electrical, mechanical, physics, propulsion, engineering science, chemical, etc.) 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 with empirical modeling and the physics of the effects of explosive blasts on launch vehicle payloads.

  • Experience testing gaseous Hydrogen/Oxygen, Methane/Oxygen, and Kerosene/liquid Oxygen.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to acquire certifications to handle propellants and explosives as well as operate hydrogen and high-pressure systems.

Knowledge of thermal, blast wave and fragmentation aspects of the blast event are highly desirable.

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: AER0000JA