Dynamics Engineer

Recruiter
Location
Huntsville, Alabama
Salary
Competitive
Posted
04 Nov 2016
Closes
06 Jan 2017
Ref
AS0000PE
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 Control Dynamics team is a high performing group executing challenging tasks to design and integ rate GN&C systems for projects ranging from CubeSats to NASA's Space Launch System (SLS).

To be successful in this position, the applicant must have the following experience:

  • Dynamic modeling of physical structures to include rigid and flexible body dynamics.
  • Finite Element modeling and modal analysis.
  • Developing and/or using mathematical modeling and computer simulations to analyze highly coupled dynamic systems.
  • Coding in MATLAB, Simulink, C and C++.


Special consideration will be given to candidates that have the following additional experience:

  • Fluid/structure dynamic coupling.
  • Hydraulic or electromechanical servo actuation system design and analysis.
  • Analysis for the design, development, and definition of the flight control systems.


A degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution is required. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph.D. with a minimum of 4 years of experience, a Masters with at least 6 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience.

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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