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Jacobs Engineer III - Project Manager in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Engineer III - Project Manager


Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

  • Provide Project Management oversight and assist in managing all aspects of a project.

  • Provide Project Management oversight and assist with the management of Project Scope, Risks, Budgets and Schedule Changes.

  • Provide Project Management oversight when assigned the responsibilities of establishing new project teams in support of TOSC identified requirements focusing on ensuring project management standardization and resourcing across the TOSC Project Portfolio.

  • Demonstrate understanding of project scheduling development and resource loading to capture all work performed in executing the project lifecycle.

  • Provide Project Management oversight and assist with the preparation of Project artifacts to include, but not limited to, project planning artifacts, project status reports, project briefs, etc.

  • Provide Project Management oversight and assist with risk management, primarily focusing on assisting with the identification, assessment, and proactive risk mitigation measures for the project(s) assigned;

  • Host / Facilitate Project Team meetings

  • Coordinate project assessments

  • Exercise extensive participation in management planning; continuously demonstrates effort to improve overall operations; restructures immediate and long range goals, objectives and plans.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


BS degree in engineering or technical field from an accredited school.

  • Prior experience working on fabrication and development projects highly desirable.

  • Minimum of fourteen (14) years experience.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment for trouble shooting.

  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.

  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company

  • safety standards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment used in testing.


  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

BS degree in appropriate engineering field from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct progressive and relevant experience in analytical, project management, project scheduling, and negotiation skills. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required

  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment.

  • Must be able to coordinate work between multiple project disciplines.

  • Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior experience.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy

  • Must be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work independently or with minimal supervision

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.

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-Florida-Kennedy Space Center

Req ID: AER0001KH