Engineer III - Project Manager

Kennedy Space Center, Florida
02 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs Technology provides overall management and implementation of ground systems capabilities, flight hardware processing and launch operations at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida. These tasks will support the International Space Station, Ground Systems Development and Operations, and the Space Launch System, Orion Multi-Purpose Crew Vehicle and Launch Services programs.

• Manage a variety of ground projects including modifications to existing systems and building new ground support equipment.

• Responsible for requirements definition, planning, approval, execution and closeout using industry standard and Kennedy Space Center specific processes.

• Manage scope, budget, schedule and risk; prepare and present status to senior contractor and NASA management.

• Must be able to manage a large number of projects simultaneously.

• Lead teams of diverse and highly taxed individuals, work with other project managers to share resources and coordinate with resource providers.

• Requires strong presentation and interpersonal skills.

• A diverse background in electrical, mechanical, fluids and systems engineering strongly desired.

• Experience outside NASA contracts a plus.

• Consideration will be given for PMP certification and advanced degrees, but not required.

• The ideal candidate will have a strong desire to work on a close knit team in the human spaceflight environment.

• Perform other duties as assigned.

BS degree in appropriate engineering field from an accredited engineering school and a minimum of fourteen (14) years of direct progressive and relevant experience in analytical, project management, project scheduling, and negotiation skills. Additional relevant education may be substituted for a portion of the experience.
  • Excellent communication, presentation and customer interface skills required
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Must be able to coordinate work between multiple project disciplines.
  • Requires demonstrated leadership skills as evidenced by prior experience.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects without missing deadlines or sacrificing accuracy
  • Must be self-motivated, demonstrate initiative, and be able to work independently or with minimal supervision
  • Must have the ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance, if necessary.

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements
  • Will be required to climb stairs in order to access equipment for trouble shooting.
  • Will be required to wear hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.
  • Position may involve extended periods of sitting or standing.
  • Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.
  • Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency.

Work Environment
  • Will be required to work inside and outside throughout the test complex.
  • Position may require daily individual to travel to different areas on site.
  • Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility.
  • Climbing ladders and platforms may be necessary.
  • All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company
  • safety standards.

Equipment and Machines
  • Computers and printers used for producing reports and schedules.
  • Variety of equipment used in testing.

  • Full-time regular work hours between Monday-Friday.
  • Position may require occasional overtime including weekend work depending on task.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • Shift work may be required.

Other Essential Functions
  • Must be able to accurately communicate ideas in writing and verbal communication.
  • Must be able to travel to support position requirements. This may include travel to and from customer location, which may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can be made for POV, if necessary.
  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
  • Must comply with all "drug free workplace" requirements as mandated by directives issued by the appropriate federal contracting officer and the company, which requires drug testing for use of illegal drugs by employees in sensitive positions.
  • Government security clearance may be required in the future.
  • Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a manner that fosters good relations with customers, clients, co-workers, and management.