Micrometeoroid/Orbital Debris Risk Analysis Engineer - (ADV00007J)

  • Jacobs
  • United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Jul 24, 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! 

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for a Micrometeoroid/Orbital Debris (MMOD) Risk Analysis Engineer to support the Hypervelocity Impact Technology (HVIT) project under the JSC Engineering, Technology and Science (JETS) contract.

The MMOD Risk Analysis Engineer will:

  • Work closely with JETS HVIT colleagues and NASA customers to develop MMOD risk analysis requirements.
  • Perform MMOD impact risk assessment of spacecraft using in-house analysis tools.
  • Research and collect spacecraft geometry, material, and operating parameters to support analysis.
  • Create spacecraft finite element geometry and material models to support analysis.
  • Compile analysis data and report results to project team and customers (both internal & external).
  • Support the in-house development computer modeling and analysis tools.
  • Support the verification & validation of computer analysis tools.
  • Support and participate in technical interchange meetings.
  • Support other activities under the HVIT project as needed.
  • 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. 

  • Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related engineering field from an accredited university.
  • Experience with finite element modeling.
  • Experience with data reduction and analysis.
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office to generate presentations and reports.
  • Demonstration of strong communication skills.
  • Must work well in a team environment.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Must be willing to travel to technical meetings and remote work locations (both domestic & international).


  • Experience with FORTRAN77/95/2008 computer programming language.
  • Experience with Python computer programming language.
  • Experience with STK Satellite Pro.
  • Experience with Micrometeoroid/Orbital Debris modeling and analysis tools.
  • Experience with probability and statistics.
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstration of creativity, conception, vision and personal initiative.


Why Work for Jacobs? 

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do!  Come join our team and be part of our future.  We look forward to seeing you!

See What We Do

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In addition to exciting career opportunities we also have:

  • 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!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • 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.


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, 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 and supplemental language. 

Primary Location

: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG

Job Posting

: Jul 21, 2020, 1:29:16 AM


: Aerospace



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

2224 Bay Area Boulevard 
 Houston 77058
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities