Lunar Habitation Systems Engineer (Huntsville, AL)

Jacobs Engineering is accepting applications for a Lunar Habitation Systems Engineer in Huntsville, AL. Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

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Your Impact:

While others may be putting people in space, we are putting people on the Moon and Mars and beyond.

The Marshall Space Flight Center Human Exploration Development and Operations (HEDO) Office manages and performs human-rated space projects and tasks and conducts mission and scientific payload operations. Within the HEDO Office, The Habitation Development Office supports the system level design, integration, development, test, qualification and acceptance of the Gateway Program.


  • Provide life cycle phase products identification, strategies, planning, and preparation for the Human Exploration Development & Operations Office (HEDO) and Exploration Systems Development (ESD) technical reviews.
    • Provide independent review and analysis of planning, processes, products, methods, organizations, interfaces, and integration and associated improvement/maturation recommendations.
    • Provide strategies for system engineering based on Product Breakdown Structure.
    • Derive/provide lean and effective strategies, approaches, and processes for management, control, and organization of the HEDO Data Architecture and related data management processes.
    • Provide systems engineering support to the NASA Gateway Habitation Development Office. This includes, but is not limited to the development of and support to the products, tasks, activities, and risk management; reviewing and helping to solve testing and developmental issues for the propulsion systems, core stage, upper stage, and other vehicle stages as required; review planning and coordination for design, manufacturing, hardware assembly and checkout of test article subsystems; providing support and reviewing change packages for design and development.
    • Participate, as directed, in various Integrated Task Team (ITT) meetings; Program to Program (P2P) meetings; major ESD and program-level milestone reviews, and monthly reviews and / or telecons to collect the required information for supporting these task processes.
    • Provide support to system integration activities, including concept of operations development, schedule and project management, program integration, risk management, requirements development, verification and validation planning, and vehicle analysis support.
    • Review and analyze requirements, interface control documents, and verification/validation documents for completeness, maturity, and feasibility.
    • Develop verification and validation documentation (V&V). Perform integration across multiple disciplines, organizations, and systems. Develop and maintain verification planning. Support the processing and approval of verification closures.

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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Here’s What You’ll Need:


The Individual selected for this position must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Industrial Engineering, Physics or equivalent from an ABET accredited institution is preferred. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with at least 5 years' experience; Masters with at least 7 years' experience, or a BS with at least 10 years' experience.
  • An individual who is pro-active, a self-starter that is able to work independently with limited supervision. The individual must be a good communicator, is organized, and have the ability to present to audiences at all levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. The ability to use Microsoft Office products is required.

Significant experience in Systems Engineering and/or Systems Integration is desired. This experience should include:

  • Knowledge and experience in working with design reference missions (DRMs), Concept of Operations (ConOps), requirements and advanced concept designs, and support to design/requirements analysis cycles (RACs/DACs) and major program milestone reviews.
  • Knowledge and experience in working flight test objectives, defining flight test strategies, verification and validation activities, systems requirements management, and test development and integration.
  • Working with the development of launch vehicles and large-scale programs producing cross-program Systems Engineering and integration (SE&I) activities, technical assessments, and products.
  • SE&I experience supporting launch vehicle/payload development programs (e.g. Constellation/Ares) is preferred.
  • Previous experience working with the Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate ESD/CSI is preferred.

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.

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