Summer Intern - M&FM - (AER00044B)

  • Jacobs
  • Huntsville, Alabama, United States
  • Feb 14, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description


Jacobs leads the global professional services sector delivering solutions for a more connected, sustainable world. With $15.0 billion in combined revenue and a talent force more than 77,000 strong, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of services including scientific, technical, professional, construction- and program-management for business, industrial, commercial, government and infrastructure sectors. For more information, visit

Provide engineering support in the definition, design, development, analysis, test, and integration of a Mission and Fault Management system for integrated vehicles.

Develop, manage, validate and verify Mission and Fault Management requirements in support of Vehicle specifications and\or Vehicle Management Specifications.

Using in-depth knowledge of aerospace vehicle sub-system design, operation, and monitoring (for systems such as Engines, Main Propulsion System, Thrust Vector Control, Reaction Control Systems, Avionics, and\or Guidance, Navigation and Control), develop and analyze nominal and off-nominal system functions and operating parameters used during pre-flight and flight. Design, model, and\or test algorithms for vehicle integrated events and sequences including inter-system constraints, prerequisites, event triggers, and command requirements for nominal and off-nominal integrated vehicle functions. Analyze and evaluate hazards, monitored conditions, measurements, and failure modes to select appropriate and effective off-nominal response both automated and operational.

Interface with vehicle elements, vehicle contractors, and stakeholder organizations to ensure the principles of the fault management discipline are adhered to in the vehicle and interface designs and operations.

Participate in recurring vehicle, discipline and sub-system meetings or reviews to gather technical data, distribute analysis results, work technical issues and collaborate with stakeholder organizations (such as Flight Software, Systems Engineering and Integrations, Ground Operations, Flight Operations, Crew Office, Payload Integration Office, Element Contractors, Avionics, Safety and Mission Assurance).

Participate in discipline, project and program level reviews as necessary, to include but not limited to presenting results, issues, reviewing documents and working and issues as they arise.


Current enrollment in a BS degree program in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering or related field is required. 

  • Experience working on an integrated project team using systems engineering, project management processes, and\or launch vehicle subsystem operations is required.
  • Excellent technical writing and communications skills are required.
  • Candidate is expected to be a self-motivated, team player familiar with working in a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience in C++ and MatLab modelling tools is highly desired.
  • Experience in Model Based System Engineering using SysML or Magic Draw would be a plus.

Must be able to provide own transportation.

The successful candidate must:

  • Have strong customer relations skills 
  • Have the ability to multi-task and transition between quick turnaround assignments
  • Show initiative and be proactive to make connections and build relationships with key players on the tasks
  • Demonstrate the capability to plan and perform analyses independently and as a team
  • Demonstrate strong technical writing and presentation skills in order to present data to study customers
  • Have completed sophomore year of university studies 
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Maintain an overall average of 3.0 
  • Have demonstrated a very strong aptitude in major field

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Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office and laboratory 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%).

Physical Requirements

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 (40%). 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, 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.


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. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

Primary Location

: United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC

Job Posting

: Feb 15, 2020, 4:03:46 AM


: Systems

Job Type

: Internship

Job Classification: Parttime-Temporary

Work Locations


620 Discovery Drive 

 Huntsville 35806