Guidance, Navigation, & Control Engineer

    Jacobs Engineering
    Huntsville, AL
    Full-time, Part-time
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    Job Description

    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.

    The Jacobs Space Exploration Group (JSEG) Flight Mechanics and Mission Analysis team is responsible for NASA's Space Launch System (SLS) Vehicle Management (VM) functions including Guidance, Navigation & Control (GN&C), Mission & Fault Management (M&FM), and Natural Environments. We are currently in search of an Integration Engineer to support SLS Exploration Upper Stage (EUS) activities including analysis, design, development, and procurement. The GN&C Element Discipline Lead Engineer will ensure the technical accuracy and adequacy of products related to VM. This exciting work will serve as a critical step in sending humans to the Moon, Mars and beyond!

    To be successful in this position, the applicant must be detail oriented, work both independently and collaboratively, possess strong communication and interpersonal skills, and...
    • Ensure the GN&C technical work is aligned with the vehicle needs;
    • Review deliverables for quality and technical adequacy;
    • Synthesize knowledge of multiple disciplines including: sensors, effectors, avionics, orbital mechanics, dispersion analysis, control systems, mass properties, aerodynamics, propulsion, etc.
    • Participate in program, vehicle, element, and discipline reviews;
    • Support integration, verification, and validation activities; and
    • Prepare and present technical reports and briefings.

    Qualifications :

    A Bachelor's degree in aerospace, electrical, mechanical, or equivalent engineering discipline is required. Degree from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D, Masters with at least 3 years of experience, or BS with at least 5 years of experience.

    The applicant must also have the ability to:
    • Understand the relationship between VM products and other integrated systems.
    • Provide VM expertise and technical leadership to support SLS Core Stage, Upper Stage, and Payload integration.
    • Solve complex integration issues, perform trade studies, and clearly communicate issues and solutions to customers and contractors.
    Special consideration will be given to candidates that have the following additional experience:
    • SLS or other NASA programs.
    • Aircraft, spacecraft, and launch vehicle systems.
    • Aerospace/defense industry.
    • Systems/project engineering.
    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.


    Posting ID: 556643006Posted: 2020-05-21