Jacobs JSEG Senior Structural Analyst (Rocket Propulsion Systems) (AS00038K) in Huntsville, Alabama

JSEG Senior Structural Analyst (Rocket Propulsion Systems) (AS00038K)


As a Senior Structural Analyst your expertise will provide valuable insight in the development, test, and certification of both solid and liquid propulsion systems for the Space Launch System, as well as other new and existing programs at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC). In this role, you will also provide insight and oversight of NASA’s Commercial Crew Project - working closely with Commercial Crew launch providers to assure safe and timely transport of astronauts to the International Space Station. You will become part of a multi-discipline team with the charter to establish flight rationale for America’s next generation of manned launch vehicles.

Primary job duties include engaging with propulsion system development teams to provide insight on structures, as well as producing independent analytical assessments. In addition, you will provide input for development of plans and schedules, assigning task work and tracking progress, development and delivery of reports and presentations, and collaboration with outside vendors and personnel from other NASA centers in the development of integrated flight hardware and Ground Support Equipment.

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!

To learn more about:

JSEG, visit http://YesWeAreRocketScientists.com

The Huntsville area, visit http://www.Huntsville.org/


BS degree (MS preferred) from an ABET accredited institution in Mechanical, Aerospace, or Civil Engineering, or Engineering Mechanics with an emphasis in structural analysis required. Candidates with a BS degree and equivalent experience in another engineering discipline will also be considered. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters with at least 23 years of experience, or BS with at least 25 years of experience.

  • A minimum of 20 years experience in the application of finite element methods, empirical closed-form structural analysis techniques, and the assessment of failure mechanisms is required.

  • Familiarity with one or more major commercial finite element code such as PATRAN, NASTRAN, ABAQUS, or ANSYS is required.

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as PowerPoint, Excel, and Word is required.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required.

  • Familiarity with NASA standards and MSFC Specifications, as well as qualification / certification requirements and processes associated with rocket propulsion systems and man-rated vehicles is highly desired.

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.



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-Alabama-Huntsville

Req ID: AS00038K