Jacobs Systems & Integration Engineer in Huntsville, Alabama
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Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #1 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.
Be a part of the team accepting the exciting challenge to return mankind back to the Moon and beyond. The ESSCA contract provides engineering, scientific, and technical support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. This position is for a Nuclear Thermal Propulsion (NTP) Systems & Integration Engineer who will implement systems engineering processes to enable a successful design definition and product realization throughout NTP system development lifecycle phases.
Primary duties for the NTP Engine Systems & Integration Engineer include:
Support requirements, design, analysis, verification, and validation associated with the development of NTP system by applying Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) knowledge to project activities.
Prepare reports and technical assessments in areas of NTP systems and performance.
Coordinate, develop, and present technical materials related to engine system performance, testing and integration to support design milestone reviews and anomaly investigations.
Attend technical interchange, project planning, design review, and other appropriate meetings to maintain a current knowledge base of design, requirements, issues, action items, resolution and verification activities. Identify issues, pursue resolutions, and support analyses. Complete assigned action items. Assess requirements and implement risk management processes.
Translate higher level requirements into lower-level requirements and design options. Conduct assessments to determine optimal and feasible design solutions.
Identify and document customer objectives and product requirements.
Identify and manage engine system interfaces.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
A degree in Aerospace Engineering or Mechanical Engineering is required. Degree from an ABET-accredited university is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of related mechanical or aerospace engineering experience.
Familiarity with Model Based Systems Engineering and its applications in a work environment is required. Project/work experience is desired.
Familiarity with liquid rocket engine propulsion systems isdesired.
Willingness and ability to learn new skills and flexibility to adapt to rapidly changing requirements is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.
Individual must be highly motivated, flexible and willing to shift focus areas to meet dynamic 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 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.
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