Jacobs JSEG Mechanical Design Engineer (Senior Level) (AER00010I) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Mechanical Design Engineer (Senior Level) (AER00010I)


The Jacobs ESSCA Mechanical Design team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks for structural design and analysis of the Space Launch System (SLS) including the Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) and vehicle integration functions. We are searching for a highly qualified candidate to support planning, execution, and integration of mechanical structural and testing in support of the SLS vehicle development.


To be successful in this position, the applicant must be detail oriented, work independently and collaboratively, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to:

  • Provide SLS Structures and Environments (STE) support in the mechanical structural design discipline for the SLS vehicle design.

  • Support our MSFC customer's Structural & Mechanical Design Branch (EV32). Specific responsibilities include:

  • Independently prepare (or direct others in the preparation of) criteria, computations/analyses, specifications, cost estimates, and technical reports in a specific area of technical expertise.

  • Select and apply engineering techniques and procedures to analyze and evaluate specific problems, data, or other features of the work which are broad in scope and complexity.

  • Create 3D solid models and 2D drawings.

  • Review and evaluate the quantity, quality, and overall adequacy of results and conclusions drawn from accomplishmentof engineering tasks.

  • Operates with general instructions; selected portions of work will be reviewed in detail to measure adequacy of approach, execution, and presentation.

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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Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D., with a minimum 9 years of experience, Masters with at least 13 years of experience, or BS with at least 15 years of experience.

Skills and experience should demonstrate:

  • Experience in launch vehicle structural, dynamics, analysis and test.

  • Experience as an engineer leading and working with teams and products needed to design, develop, analyze, integrate, simulate, and validate models of launch vehicle hardware and systems.

  • Expertise in complex system end-to-end development ranging from requirements development, environment definition, structural design, hardware integration, and flight verification that lead to flight certification.

  • Experience with launch vehicle elements, vehicle integration and analysis and with MSFC system engineering processes.

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: AER00010I