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Jacobs JSEG Test Department Manager in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Test Department Manager


The Test Department (JT) Manager will oversee the JSEG Test department to plan, execute and manage all aspects of department operations to ensure delivery of excellent Task Order (TO) products and services and development and maintenance of excellent customer relationships across the organization. This includes staffing, resource allocation, TO estimating, TO work execution, TO financial management, department status reporting, personnel management, employee performance evaluation and employee disciplinary actions.

Duties include but are not limited to:


  • Report to the JSEG ESSCA Program Manager and support the PM as a member of the JSEG Senior Leadership Team.

  • Coordinate with other members of the SLT to ensure excellent communication and department performance. This includes, but is not limited to, Jacobs HR on all personnel matters, with Teammate Principals on all matters related to safety, performance or discipline of Teammate employees, with PM and Safety Manager on all safety issues, etc.

  • Monitor technical, cost and schedule progress and client satisfaction on all TOs within the department.

  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with NASA counterparts throughout the JT department.

  • Support and implement all JSEG programs and initiatives as directed by the ESSCA PM. Specific actions include, but are not limited to: safety program initiatives, ESSCA proposal commitments, JPMS program implementation and continuous improvement initiatives, new business growth initiatives, internal training and development programs, and mentoring and leadership development efforts.

  • Lead and drive JT engagement in our Technology, Innovations and Process Improvement (TIPI) program.

  • Report department status across all areas of operations during monthly Operations Review

  • Provide feedback and recommendations for continuous improvement to PM

Provide support to ESSCA contract operations in the areas of:


  • Lead a strong and high performing group of Team Leads to succeed in delighting the government customer and Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) management.

  • Provide direction to Team Leads and assess performance

  • Oversee operations and monitor technical progress to ensure quality products and services

  • Forecast future resource/skills/development needs to efficiently manage and train the workforce to maximize flexibility and efficiency.

  • Monitor and forecast Task Financial Performance.

  • Identify and manage cost/technical/schedule risks to ensure accomplishment of TO requirements and ESSCA goals and objectives.

  • Ensure excellent customer relations and harmonious team dynamics and operations through excellent conflict resolution.

  • Facilitate excellent coordination/communication/collaboration with Deputies, Team Leads, JSEG management, CED management, Teammate Principals, ESSCA Technical Fellows, BFO and HR.

  • Drive employee awareness and commitment to personal safety, mission success and client satisfaction.

  • Ensure the safety of personnel by encouraging Team Leads to be safety leaders and lead by example in our Beyond Zero culture.

  • Implement Jacobs programs and ensure compliance of personnel to Jacobs and NASA requirements

  • Support JSEG leadership communication, sharing, and development of best practices for MSFC and across ESSCA.

  • Actively work with JSEG and MSFC personnel to explore new work areas and develop new task scope in conjunction with our Jacobs Solutions initiative.

  • Conduct special projects as assigned by Office of Program Manager.

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!

To discover more about:

The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org/


Degree in Engineering or related discipline required; Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a PhD., with a minimum 9 years' experience, Masters with at least 13 years' experience, or BS with at least 15 years' experience.

Outstanding technical and leadership qualifications in Materials Science, Test Engineering or equivalent, materials development, testing or analysis is required. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required. Participation in professional society, e.g. ASME, PMI, ASTM, NSBE, SHPE, SWE, etc., is desired

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: AER0002T5