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Senior Thermal Engineer

Company: Jacobs
Location: Huntsville
Posted on: March 16, 2023

Job Description:

Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.
We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do is more than just a project. It's our challenge as human beings, too. That's why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.
At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.
Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow
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 #1 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.
Be a part of the team accepting the exciting challenge to return mankind back to the Moon and beyond. The ESSCA contract provides engineering, scientific, and technical support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. Our Thermal Analysis and Control team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks for thermal and fluids design, analysis and test support of the Space Launch System (SLS) and Human Lander System (HLS).
Working independently and in an integrated, collaborative team, your responsibilities would include:
Thermal modeling, analysis, and documentation of the integrated launch vehicle addressing structural temperature predictions for element interfaces, compartment environment definition, multi-element interaction, etc.
Problem resolutions for test activities, launch support, and post-launch data correlation.
Test planning, execution, problem resolution, and documentation of thermal vacuum test activities.
Here's What You'll Need:
A degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution preferred. Typical educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 8 years' of related mechanical or aerospace engineering or BS with at least 10 years' of related mechanical or aerospace engineering experience.
Required skills and experience:
At least 10 years of relevant experience in the field of launch vehicle thermal analyses.
Thermal/structural and thermal protection system analyses experience.
Technical writing and presentation capabilities.
Proficiency using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
Highly desired skills and experience:
Experience with Thermal Desktop, AutoCAD, and/or ANSYS.
Experience with SINDA.
Experience with thermal vacuum testing including planning, executing, and documenting of test.
Experience with heat & mass transfer and thermodynamics analysis.
Prior experience with NASA or its contractors.
Familiar with NASA or DoD standards and specifications.
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
It is expected that this will be a hybrid work environment with a combination of working from home and in an 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 (
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, copier, calculator, and other general office and laboratory equipment.
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required 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. (

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