Jacobs Group Manager Safety, Health & Environmental in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Group Manager Safety, Health & Environmental


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.

The SH&E Manager will perform a variety of management tasks in support of the Test and Operations Support Contract (TOSC) at Kennedy Space Center.The Manager will lead the SH&E team.

Management position to support various TOSC sites at KSC.Responsibilities include:

  • Promote the Jacobs BeyondZero safety culture and engagement with site leadership to foster culture across the organization.

  • Responsible for leading, planning and organizing the resources of System Safety/Reliability Engineering, Occupational Safety & Health, Emergency Management, Safety Operations and Environmental Management disciplines.

  • Provide technical leadership within TOSC/JSOG for SH&E discipline.

  • Represent TOSC/JSOG SH&E areas of responsibility to the NASA customer.

  • Manage the overall working units' area of responsibility and determine personnel requirements and assignments.

  • Provide employee counseling and comply with EEO/AA programs.

  • Prepare annual PPBE and Operating Plan submittals.

  • Prepare resource estimates and comply with budget limitations.

  • Manage resources effectively within budgetary and time constraints and contribute to the overall success of the company by providing a motivated and productive team

  • Interprets federal, NASA and JSOG safety requirements and regulations, as they apply to TOSC operations, and implements policies and procedures to ensure that operations are in compliance.

  • Investigates and provides technical solutions to compliance problems or questions/concerns received from within JSOG, from NASA, government regulatory agencies, etc. that are consistent with organizational objectives.

  • Interacts with customers to resolve safety health and environmental issues.

  • Tracks, monitors and reports on SH&E across internal customer groups.

  • Provides oversight of compliance with safety health and environmental requirements and company policy.

  • Works with operations to ensure workplace conditions comply with all applicable federal, NASA and state occupational safety and health standards.

  • Coordinates and assists in carrying out internal company SH&E audits.

  • Assist the S&MA Director in the development of strategic planning activities to ensure an attainable path of continuous improvement for the S&MA department.

  • Work on other projects as assigned.


BS degree in Safety, Occupational Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental or related discipline from an accredited college or university plus fifteen (15) years of progressive and relevant SH&E experience including five (5) years of supervisory/management or technical leadership experience. CSP preferred.Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

  • Strong management, coaching and collaboration skills.

  • Competent in the use of the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook).

  • Excellent problem solving, written and verbal communications and customer interface skills.

  • Thorough understanding and broad application of occupational safety and health regulations, standards, principles, theories, and techniques.

  • Thorough understanding and broad application of system safety & reliability engineering standards, principles, theories and techniques.

  • Thorough understanding and broad application of emergency management standards, principles, theories and techniques.

  • Thorough understanding and broad application of environmental management standards, principles, theories and techniques.

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

  • 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.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • 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

  • Work will mainly be done inside, but fieldwork can be a combination of outside and inside depending on the project.

  • Working at heights and in confined spaces may be required.

  • 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 will 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 performing research.


  • 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 maybe 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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center

Req ID: AS0003OO