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Jacobs Systems Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama

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Your Impact:

Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit www.jacobs.com

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). 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.

Position Description:

This position is for the Commercial Crew Engine Systems team and will work both independently at times and in a highly integrated team performing engine systems and system engineering-related activities to enable the design, test, and operation of rocket engines for the Commercial Crew Program.

Primary duties for this position will include:

  • Review of pre-test predictions, post-test data, and anomaly investigation of engine system and subsystems.

  • Coordinate, develop, and present technical materials related to engine system performance, testing, and integration to support design milestone reviews and anomaly investigations.

  • Develop and execute engine system analysis models to support system test, vehicle integration, and design development activities.

  • 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 performance.

  • Translate higher level requirements into lower level functional requirements and design options. 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:


A degree from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Minimum education requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 3 years of experience or a BS with at least 5 years of experience in Aerospace Engineering or related field.

Qualifications include:

  • Familiarity with liquid rocket engine propulsion systems via coursework or work experience is a plus.

  • Familiarity with and experience in Systems Engineering processes and applications is desired. Experience with NASA systems engineering processes and terminology is a plus.

  • Experience with testing and/or data acquisition and data analyses is desired.

  • Exhibited capability to plan and perform systems engineering and analysis tasks independently and as a team.

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

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Must be comfortable working across organizational boundaries to identify and resolve engine/vehicle integration issues.

  • Experience working in a fast-paced engineering environment with rapidly changing priorities, schedules and issues.

  • Individual must be highly motivated, flexible and willing to shift focus areas to meet volatile customer requirements.

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 longrange effect on future generations! For more information on why Huntsville is known as “one of the smartest cities in the nation” , check out these websites

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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 drug-free workplace.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good. With $13 billion in revenue and a talent force of more than 55,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.