Jacobs Manager III – Group Manager Business Operations in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Manager III – Group Manager Business Operations


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.

This position is fora Group Manager of Planning and Reporting in the TOSC Business Department. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Managing performance of budgeting and forecasting functions in support of TOSC management and customers.

  • Responsible for generating, validating, and submitting contractual financial deliverables (DRs) to customer, and prepares management briefing reports, summarizing cost performance at a total contract, IPT, or customer level funding source.

  • Manage the tracking of contract value changes via contract modifications, and maintain a list of items affecting Negotiated Estimated Costs.

  • Coordinate with other Managers in the Business Dept. regarding contractual changes that impact financial reporting.

  • Manages the overall working units’ area of responsibility; develops and implements plans; determines personnel or direct supervisors requirements and assigns; evaluates results, provides employee counseling and complies with EEO/AA programs. Makes personnel-related recommendations to senior management or the Human resources organization.

  • Identify and prepares resource estimates and complies with budget limitations.

  • Interprets, adapts, and recommends policies and procedures; develops, coordinates, and implements policies and procedures for areas of responsibility.

  • Implements quality, safety, and housekeeping standards.

  • Manages resources effectively within budgetary and time constraints, and contributes to the overall success of the company by providing a motivated and productive staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Requires a Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university in Accounting, Economics, Finance, or Business Administration and three (3) to five (5) years of experience in a management position in a Business Department, including successfully managing personnel. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

  • Requires proficiency in Excel in order to track and manage large volumes of financial data, support data analysis, and generate reports. Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior managerial and supervisory experience.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects.

  • Computer experience with Microsoft Office products, Internet browsers, and outlook.

  • Manages resources effectively within budgetary and time constraints, and contributes to the overall success of the company by providing a motivated and productive staff.

  • Performs other duties as assigned

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

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: AS00044Y