Computational Fluid Dynamicist

Recruiter
Location
Huntsville, Alabama
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Sep 2016
Closes
08 Jan 2017
Ref
AS0000CS
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientific and engineering technician support to NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, AL. The Jacobs ESSSA Group is comprised of nine companies of Aerodyne, All Points Logistics, Bevilacqua, ERC, Geocent, Jacobs, Lee and Associates, Qualis and Tuskegee. Each company, individually and in combination as the Jacobs Team, brings strong technical capabilities and value-added management strategies to the ESSSA contract. The Jacobs ESSSA Group works across the contract without boundaries governed by the Integrated Team Management Approach (ITMA).

Jacobs ESSSA Group offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

The position is for a Computational Fluid Dynamicist. The work will be application oriented using existing CFD tools for analysis, verification, and validation. Some CFD program model development will be required. Perform CFD analyses in support of liquid propulsion problems. Carry out numerical simulations with regard to vehicle launch environment, debris transport, and vehicle loads due to operation under different operating conditions. Analyze complex features of the work and apply principles and practices of CFD analysis, or devise new approaches in problem solutions. Independently plan, schedule and perform computations/analyses, prepare and make presentations and document results in technical reports. Participate in review and status meetings, analyze all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, adequately documented, and meet stipulated deadlines. Follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements.

Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET-accredited university is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Masters, or a BS with at least 4 years of experience. A Masters/PhD degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering with at least 2 years' experience in using CFD program/s for engineering applications is preferred. This could be part of the Master's/PhD thesis work. Some experience in object oriented programming is a plus. Experience with the Loci framework, and CFD applications Loci/Chem and/or Loci-Stream CFD programs is preferred.

Keywords: CFD; Fluid Mechanics; LOCI CFD codes; Unsteady flows; Debris transport; Two-phase flows; Propulsion Applications

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%).

Attendance

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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