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Jacobs Software Project Manager in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

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Your Impact:

Jacobs provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. This project manager supports the Command and Control Project Management Office. This Project Manager will be primarily responsible for assessing new work and coordinating the responses across the Command and Control Directorate.

  • Perform the essential duties of Project Management to provide oversight and assist in managing all aspects of a project to include budget forecasting and work estimation.

  • Utilize Project Management skills and experience in the management of Project Performance, Scope, Schedule, Budget, Risks, and Change Management.

  • Assume responsibility of consolidating responses to new work and change requests across the organization.

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

  • Assist with the preparation of Project artifacts to include, but not limited to, project planning artifacts, project status reports, project briefs, etc.

  • Schedule, facilitate and document Project Team meetings.

  • 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.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Job Requirements

  • Requires a BS degree in computer or system science, information technology, engineering or a related discipline from an accredited college or university and a minimum of ten (10) years of direct progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

  • Experience in Project Management principles, CMMI, VersionOne, and software change management process development highly desired.

  • Experience in hardware/software development, systems engineering and project management in an Aerospace environment highly desirable.

  • Previous CAM experience is desirable.

  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required.

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

  • 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, while meeting or exceeding schedule expectations as well as maintaining superior product delivery.

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

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

  • If offer a position, proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Resident/Green Card holder of the United States is required.

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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf) and supplemental language (https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/migrated_files/employers/eeoc_gina_supplement.pdf) .

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.