Test Engineer - Electrical - (ADV0000BX)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United States-Texas-Houston-20331-ESCG
  • Oct 12, 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 Power Quality Test Engineer  to join our team. Do you have the following skills?


The Power Quality Test Engineer will:

  • Lead electrical engineering design of lunar rover vehicle power and battery systems.
  • Perform design and analyses to establish proof of conceptual design.
  • Execute detailed hardware design to successfully transition a design from concept to production.
  • Analyze systems requirements to design a solution with minimal guidance.
  • Design analog controls; built-in-tests; and thermal sensing circuits.
  • Integrate power supplies; power electronics, and cables:
    • Cable assembly and electrical connector design
    • Power quality, EMI, transient suppression, and filtering designs
  • Interface with a multi-disciplined engineering team to formulate and develop innovative product designs.
  • Collaborate with multi-disciplined technical staff to develop mission critical hardware and software designs, power management, and other complex systems.
  • Recommend engineering solutions and strategies to management as well as justify technical analyses to subject matter experts.
  • Perform other duties as required.




Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and twelve (12) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. degrees and nine (9) years direct engineering experience.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience with design and analysis of electrical systems.
  • Experience with circuit board layouts.
  • Experience working with Reliability, Power Quality, Battery, EMI.
  • Knowledge of power electronics and systems.
  • Knowledge of electromagnetic theory and EMI Control.
  • Knowledge of time and frequency domain analysis.
  • Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary technical team consisting of systems, electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers.
  • Leadership, self-motivation, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills.  


  • At least five (5) years of successful Electrical Engineering experience in high-reliability military and/or space systems.
  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of space hardware.
  • Knowledge of electronic packaging CAD software such as SolidWorks.
  • Advanced circuit analysis/simulation experience.
  • Intermediate expertise using PSPICE.
  • Experience in military or space program requirements and design processes.Why Work on Our Team?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

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview
(Please view in Chrome or Microsoft Edge)


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 http://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

: Oct 12, 2020, 7:19:41 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