Systems Engineer - (AER0005BK)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC
  • Dec 03, 2020
Full time Construction

Job Description

Your Impact:

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

Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is comprised of 10 companies and is located at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, AL (ranked #11 in Best Places to Live by U.S. News). JSEG has been a primary contractor for NASA since 1989 and supports marquee NASA programs, including the Space Launch System, International Space Station, space optics fabrication, earth and space sciences and advanced propulsion system development. As a partner in NASA’s next generation of space exploration, our jobs are literally history in the making.

Position Description:

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) is seeking a Systems Engineer with complementary analysis skills to support the Advanced Concepts Office (ACO) at Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). 

ACO specializes in concept definition studies for space exploration elements.  The Office consists of multi-discipline design teams that provide fully-integrated assessments of spaceflight missions and vehicle elements.  


This position is primarily responsible for the interface support between ACO and the Human Landing System (HLS) Systems Engineering and Integration (SE&I) office.  Support includes SE&I tasks as assigned and coordinates and help execute collaborative efforts between the two organizations, such as concept studies, trade studies, recommendations, etc.  The position will also contribute to other JSEG support efforts to ACO such as participation as a discipline representative in concept studies, contributions to tool and capability development efforts, and outreach activities. 

Supports aerospace mission analyses and configuration studies and originates new design/evaluation tools to assess mission feasibility and configuration optimization using analytical and/or experimental data.

Completes concept analyses, makes recommendations, and completes implementation of actions involving complex technical problems as a member of a study team or independently for specific action items.

Publishes and presents technical work.

Here's What You'll Need:


Candidates for this position must have a bachelor's degree in engineering or science, such as Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.  Candidates with advanced degrees are preferred.  Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred.  Typical minimum years of experience for this position is a BS and 15 years.

Additional position requirements are:

  • Strong understanding of Systems Engineering, with specific NASA systems engineering experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of launch vehicle and spacecraft systems.
  • Ability to independently complete discipline representative analysis for a concept study in one of the following disciplines: propulsion, structures, thermal, avionics, power, orbital mechanics or other relevant discipline.
  • Must demonstrate initiative and be proactive to make connections and build relationships with key customers, both internal and external to ACO.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, including technical writing and presentation skills.
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently when needed.
  • Ability to integrate with a diverse team.

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Essential Functions


Work Environment: 

General office environment (100%). 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 (<5%).


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 (80%).  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, and 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, 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-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC

Job Posting

: Nov 26, 2020, 1:18:15 AM


: Engineering



Job Type

: Experienced
Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations

620 Discovery Drive 
 Huntsville 35806
Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities