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Jacobs Propulsion Engineering Analyst in Huntsville, Alabama

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Your Impact:

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 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).

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A Place Where You Belong

At Jacobs Space Exploration Group, people are at the heart of our business. We reflect a diversity of cultures, backgrounds, and experiences. We expect our people, clients, and partners to treat one another with dignity and respect. This means promoting inclusion, celebrating diversity, and appreciating the differences we all bring to our workplace.

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Our comprehensive benefits package includes wellness programs, 11 paid holidays, parental leave, paid time off, employee perks and much more. With these benefits, plus the option for flexible schedules and possible remote a few days a week (depending on customer requirements) we’ll support you as you pursue a balanced, fulfilling life—at work and at home.

Position Description:

The Systems Engineer will work in a highly integrated team performing technical and integration activities to support Commercial Crew Program (CCP) main propulsion systems and launch vehicles.


Jacobs Space Exploration Group is seeking an early career candidate for the position of Propulsion System Analyst in support of the Propulsion Systems and Modeling Branch, located at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). As a Propulsion System Analyst, the candidate will work in a highly integrated team under the guidance of senior engineers performing varied systems engineering and analysis activities to enable the design, test, and operations of the Space Launch System (SLS) and other NASA-managed and partnered programs.

Primary duties of the Propulsion System Analyst role are to support and deliver products, consisting of summary and detailed technical reports and briefings to engineering peers and upper management. This support includes areas of launch and in-space vehicle propulsion systems and subsystems, spanning conventional liquid (cryogenic, storable, monopropellant, bipropellant, and dual mode), gas, and advanced liquid rocket engine systems and their components.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Degree in Engineering, Mathematics or related discipline with at least 2 years relevant experience is required. (Advanced engineering degree preferred). Engineering degree from an ABET accredited university preferred. Typical educational requirement is a BS and 2 years' experience.

Requirement and desired qualities:

  • Individual must be highly motivated, self-driven to continuously learn and apply proven and developing knowledge and methodologies in new situations and tasks, and willing to shift focus areas to meet customer requirements.

  • Strong familiarity with at least one programming language is required, and adaptability to other programming languages as needed will be expected.

  • A demonstrated capability to plan and perform modeling and analysis tasks independently and within a team is required.

  • Flexibility and a desire to accept new responsibilities and proactively learn new skills is paramount.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Power-Point, Excel, and Word is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Thorough understanding of fundamental thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, numerical/computational modeling, and real-fluid physical behavior and properties in the context of their application in system of equations solutions is strongly desired.

  • Familiarity with rocket engine components, engine system operations, general high-pressure fluid-system components, propellant storage and transfer operations, and fluid-measurement instrumentation is highly desired.

  • Familiarity with software such as ROCETS, Thermal Desktop, and GFSSP is desired.

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Essential Functions

Work Environment:

General office environment (100%). 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.