Jacobs Avionics/Electrical System Engineer in Houston, Texas

Avionics/Electrical System Engineer


Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States. Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years and held the predecessor Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) since 2005. We look forward to continuing that work as the prime contractor for the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract along with our eleven teammate companies to provide engineering, scientific and technical contract services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development. At Jacobs, we believe that people are our greatest asset, and that is why we offer a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for an Avionics/Electrical System Engineer.


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  • We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening, however we do not have assurance at this time if and when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews.\

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  • The Avionics/Electrical System Engineer will:

  • Focus on performing triage of Non-Conformances/Material Reviews (NC/MR) and ensure appropriate level of depth of engagement by assigning potential Safety of Flight issues to Commercial Crew Program (CCP) Engineering Systems teams for deep-dive as appropriate.

  • Coordinate elevated risk findings with CCP Element Lead Engineers, other CCP stakeholders as appropriate.

  • For Launch Vehicle, work with Launch Services Program interfaces to leverage fleet insight issue tracking and prioritize assessments.

  • For Spacecraft, additionally identify potential impacts to ISS/CRS2 stakeholders.

  • Continually verify integrity of data set and provides opportunities for improvement in data set or technical processes to CCP Lead Engineers and other CCP stakeholders.

  • Provide leadership role in regular NC/MR forum meetings to ensure integrated issues are adequately reviewed and that items are brought to the CCP Engineering Review Board (ERB) for approval and Program Control Board (PCB) for acceptance of elevated risk items.

  • Provide recommendations to resolve unacceptable items in coordination with Lead Engineers, System Managers, and other CCP stakeholders.

  • Ensure documentation trace is maintained and reviews completed in accordance with CCP requirements to provide evidence that support engineering endorsement of Certification of Flight Readiness (COFR).

  • Provide other duties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of ten (10) years of direct engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and eight (8) years of direct engineering experience, or Ph.D. degree and four (4) years direct engineering experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience with hardware and operations in direct engineering experience on Space Vehicles.

  • Complete understanding of electrical/avionics design for space applications including EEE parts.

  • Working knowledge and experience with Shuttle and/or International Space Station space flight design and verification documentation and requirements.

  • Working knowledge and experience with Shuttle and/or International Space Station flight operations and documentation.

  • Experience in writing or approving Material Reviews.


  • Prior experience with Commercial Crew Vehicles is desired.

  • Strong communication and organizational skill and the ability to work in a team environment.

  • Membership (or equivalent recognition) on an external technical society, committee/board. Recognized expert in areas of responsibility.

  • Familiar with JSC organizations, processes, and procedures.

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 10 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.

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Much, much more!

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now! ( 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

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS0002TK