Jacobs Structures & Environments Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

Structures & Environments Systems Engineer


The ESSCA contract provides engineering, scientific, and technical support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. Our Structural Design & Analysis team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks for structures and environments systems engineering support of the Space Launch System (SLS) including the Stages element.

Working independently and in an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would include:

  • Provide SLS Structures and Environments support to EV30 in disciplines including, but not limited to stress, loads, dynamics, integrated design, aerosciences, thermal, blast and vehicle debris for the Space Launch System (SLS) Stages Element development.

  • Support the Stages Structures and Environments (STE) Element Lead Discipline Engineer (EDLE) including support to the Chief Engineer and the Element office for all assigned efforts in support of element design and verification. This support includes:

  • The delivery of insight/oversight products, studies and planning associates with work performed by the multiple disciplines represented under Structures and Environments.

  • Coordination with like discipline experts at the element and vehicle level to assist the EDLE in remaining cognizant of all vehicle and other element activities that impact the Stages element development.

  • Assist the Stages EDLE and the STE team in support the verification of element hardware and systems to ensure the Stages STE allocated requirements V&V process is complete.

  • Assist the Stages in element and vehicle operational development activities in support of hardware integration and flight.

  • Provide the planning, coordination,technical direction, and surveillance of the activities necessary to assurediscipline performance of work and timely application of resources for theaccomplishment of all tasks issued.


A degree in engineering field or engineering discipline synergistic with structural design and environments analysis or from an ABET accredited institution 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.

Required skills and experience:

  • Extensive knowledge and experience to enable support or leadership of teams and products needed to design, develop, analyze, integrate, simulate, model, and test systems, components and/or equipment of launch vehicles.

  • 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.

  • Skill in persuasion and negotiation to enable the individual to initiate and maintain critical contacts with key engineers and managers of other organizations and companies (primes and projects) in order to reach resolution on critical technical issues.

  • Substantial technical writing, communication and presentations skills and experience.

  • Experience in one of more of the following technical areas: stress, loads, dynamics, integrated design, aerosciences, thermal, blast and vehicle debris.

  • Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

Highly desired skills and experience:

  • Prior experience with NASA or its contractors.

  • Familiar with NASA or DoD standards and specifications.

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.

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 learn more about:

JSEG, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com

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

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: AS0003K1