Jacobs Engineer IV - Engineering Specialist in Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Engineer IV - Engineering Specialist


Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

  • Support and lead DDT&E system engineering efforts in support of EM-1 and other assessments threw Design Certification Review (DCR) and V&V testing.

  • Support and lead trade studies and other assessments.

  • Coordinate as-build EM-1 design updates.

  • Lead and support requirements development and prepare requirements sets, operations concepts, and product tailoring matrices in support of EM-2 A&E contracts.

  • Manage and track program requirements. Assess how Change Requests affect requirements, cost and schedule.

  • Manage and support product development activities per KDP-P-2713 processes.

  • Support cross program technical working groups.

  • Support A&E Statement of Work preparation activities.

  • Support Design Reviews with A&E contractors and NASA customers.

  • Integrate across modification packages to ensure requirements continuity and feasibility.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


BS degree in Mechanical engineering, Aerospace engineering, or a related engineering/science field from an ABET accredited engineering school plus ten (10) to fourteen (14) years of progressive and relevant experience. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.

  • Previous experience with Hypergolic propulsion systems or spacecraft umbilical designs highly desired in support of modification studies and other assessments.

  • Requires previous experience with platforms, structures, access, and handling equipment, environmental control systems and or pneumatics systems.

  • Experience with NASA Systems Engineering processes per NPR 7123.1B, SP-2007-6105 or Certified Systems Engineering Professional (CSEP) desired.

  • Experience with design and operations of spaceflight ground systems, along with technical and operational documentation required.

  • Excellent writing, communication, presentation and customer interface skills required.

  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment.

  • Must be able to coordinate work between multiple project disciplines.

  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy.

  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, and requirements tracing tools such as Cradle or similar systems is desired.

  • Must be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work independently or with minimal supervision.

  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.

  • May be required to provide guidance to less experienced engineers.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment for trouble shooting.

  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.

  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.

  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment

  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.

  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.

  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.

  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.

  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company

  • safety standards.

Equipment and Machines

  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.

  • Variety of equipment used in testing.


  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.

  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.

  • Must be dependable and punctual.

  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions

  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.

  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

  • Must comply with all “drug free workplace” requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.

  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.

  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Florida-Kennedy Space Center

Req ID: AS0002IG