Electrical Avionic Project Engineer

Houston, Texas
23 Sep 2016
25 Nov 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States. Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years and held the predecessor Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) since 2005. We look forward to continuing that work as the prime contractor for the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract along with our eleven teammate companies to provide engineering, scientific and technical contract services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development. At Jacobs, we believe that people are our greatest asset, and that is why we offer a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for an Electrical Avionic Project Engineer, with Aerodyne, a JETS teammate company.

The Electrical Avionic Project Engineer will:

  • Support project group with design of new and existing electronics
  • Perform computer hardware product development and testing including hardware end items and project data and documentation
  • Perform ground testing and flight operations testing for hardware with end item documentation
  • Perform ground testing and operations testing for hardware with end item documentation
  • Develop and support sub-project schedule, procurement documentation, budget and system requirements documents
  • Develop and support sub-project requirement and verification data packages
  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Education/Experience/Skills:
  • BS degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or PhD from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience

  • Minimum 5 years' experience with hardware and operations in direct engineering experience
  • Should understand cPCI backplanes, chassis', and interconnects
  • Should understand RS-422, 1553, digital and analog I/O, DACs and ADCs
  • Should understand Power and Grounding for large scale systems
  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Perform other duties as required

Why Work for JETS?
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage (medical, dental, vision)
  • 401(k)
  • Benefits Tuition Reimbursement
  • Much, much more!

Don't miss out on this great opportunity; for immediate consideration, apply now! ( www.wehavespaceforyou.com ).
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Management has the prerogative to select at any level for which this position has been advertised.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Generally an office environment, but can involve inside or outside work depending on task.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods (90% of time). May require lifting and carrying up to 10 lbs (5% of time).

Equipment and Machines

Standard office equipment (PC, telephone, printer, etc.).


Regular attendance in accordance with established work schedule is critical. Ability to work outside normal schedule and adjust schedule to meet peak periods and surge requirements when required.

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to work in a team atmosphere. Must put forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and promotes teamwork and cooperation. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

To the best of my knowledge, I meet the requirements to successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.