Systems Engineer - Turbomachinery - (AER0005BO)

  • Jacobs
  • Primary Location: United States-Alabama-Huntsville-20320-MSFC
  • Dec 08, 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:
Primary duties for the Turbomachinery Engineer/Combustion Devices engineer would include:

  • Design and analysis, along with insight and oversight of work performed by others.
  • Apply analyses to pre- and post-test predictions of component performance and to assessing ground test/flight data.
  • Evaluate contractor designs to determine if hardware will meet mission requirements.
  • Utilize analysis and test/flight data to characterize the component environments and establish if the combustion devices and turbomachinery meet established design requirements and design goals.
  • Perform qualitative and quantitative analysis for the design, development, manufacturing, and testing of liquid propulsion components related to turbomachinery and combustion devices.
  • Develop and implement new design concepts, design improvements, and fabrication methods.
  • Collaborate with other engineers to resolve technical issues.
  • Create scripts for automated testing.
  • Attend technical interchanges, project planning, design review and other appropriate meetings to maintain a current knowledge base of design, requirements, issues, action items, and resolution activities. Identify issues, pursue resolutions, and provide supporting analyses. Complete assigned action items.  Review requirements and implement risk management processes.
  • Document and deliver results with recommendations.
  • Perform other duties related to liquid rocket engine analyses and systems engineering as assigned.


Here's What You'll Need:


A Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are  a BS with 0-5 years of experience. 


  • Strong interest in turbines/pumps and combustion devices.
  • Theoretical background in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics and heat transfer.
  • Knowledge of turbomachinery principals desired.
  • Attention to details and strong organization skills.
  • Familiarity with and experience in systems engineering processes and applications is desired.  
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Power-Point, Excel, and Word is required.
  • Basic programming skills desired.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Must be comfortable working across organizational boundaries to identify and resolve engine/vehicle integration issues.

The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation (ESSCA) contract whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!



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Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office 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 (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

: Dec 2, 2020, 10:11:11 PM


: Engineering



Job Type

: Experienced

Job Classification: Full-Time Regular

Work Locations


620 Discovery Drive 

 Huntsville 35806

Capabilities: Aerospace Technology and Defense Programs and Facilities