Jacobs Main Engine Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama
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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!
As a key member of the SLS RS-25 Engine Systems team, primary duties for the Main Engine Systems Engineer will include:
Review of pre-test predictions, post-test data, and anomaly investigation, preparation, and coordination of engine system and subsystem data review content and presentation.
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.
Prepare trade study reports and technical assessments in areas of liquid propulsions system/subsystem sizing and performance.
Translate higher level requirements into lower level functional requirements and design options. Conduct trade studies/assessments to determine the optimal design solutions.
Participate in relevant trade teams. 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:
Education requirements are typically a degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred.
Basic understanding of pump-fed, liquid rocket engine operation either through education or work experience is desired. Experience with main engine design, analysis, integration and/or development/verification testing is a plus.
Integration experience at the vehicle or stage level to include technical and systems engineering activities is a plus. Especially, interface integration with engine system or launch/test facility.
Exhibited capability to plan and perform systems engineering and analysis tasks independently and as part of a team.
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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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%).
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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language. (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf)