Thermal Analysis Engineer - (AER000513)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Jul 13, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description



Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference?  If you are, we need you! 


We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe.  We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world.  We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration.  Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.


We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program – the International Space Station (ISS), NASA’s Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon’s surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration.  From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway. 


We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind’s understanding of the origins of our solar system.


We need you to be a part of our team!


We are currently in need of a Thermal Analysis Engineer to join our team with HX5, a JETS teammate company.  Do you have the following skills?

As a ­­­­­­­­­­Thermal Analysis Engineer you will:

  • Support the thermal analysis group.
  • Simulate and evaluate performance of active and passive thermal control systems for future NASA vehicles and habitats including the Orion spacecraft and vehicles capable of lunar or Mars missions.
  • Correlate thermal models to test results.
  • Develop thermal models of space hardware or test equipment using Thermal Desktop analysis code and first principal models with standard desktop software.
  • Perform other duties as required.




Required Education/Experience/Skills:


This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited engineering school.
  • Knowledge of programming in one or more of the following: FORTRAN, C, Visual Basic.
  • Strong technical writing skills and the ability to use data to draw conclusions and support the conclusions when challenged.
  • Strong presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills in a team environment.


  • Experience with developing thermal simulation models of spacecraft hardware and systems at varying levels of fidelity ranging from detailed, first-principle models to more descriptive lumped-parameter models.

Why Work on Our Team?


For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please click on the links below:


See What We Do

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also offer:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!

Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.


Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.


Come join our team and be a part of our future - we look forward to seeing you!

Essential Functions


Work Environment
Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.


Physical Requirements
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 25 lbs (5% of time).


Equipment and Machines
Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.


Other Essential Functions
Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.


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-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Posting

: Jul 10, 2020, 4:03:55 AM


: Aerospace



Job Type

: Graduate Job

Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations


2224 Bay Area Boulevard 

 Houston 77058

Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities