Turbomachinery Engineer

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

    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 www.jacobs.com

    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.


    Primary duties for the Turbomachinery Engineer would include:
    • Design and analysis, along with insight and oversight of work performed by others
    • Apply analyses to pre-test predictions of component performance and to assessing ground test/flight data
    • Utilize analysis and test/flight data to characterize the component environments and establish if the turbomachinery meets established design requirements and design goals.
    • Support team on all steps of the turbomachinery design, development, integration, analysis, test, and problem identification/resolution process
    • Attend training classes to expand and/or sharpen turbomachinery skills
    • Develop and implement new design concepts and design improvements
    • Support bearing lab testing and data analysis. Support design and construct of bearing test labs.
    • 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.

    Qualifications :


    A degree in engineering or related field is required. Degree from an ABET institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are a BS with 0 - 5 years experience.
    • Strong interest in turbines/pumps
    • 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 are 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 (<5%).

    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: 558253894Posted: 2020-05-21