Experimental Fluid Dynamicist

Huntsville, Alabama
14 Oct 2016
10 Mar 2017
Contract Type
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 eight companies of Aerodyne, All Points Logistics, Bevilacqua, ERC, 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 Experimental Fluid Dynamicist. The work will be application oriented in the Fluid Dynamics Branch supporting experiments related to propulsion components. Independently plan, schedule and perform experiments and data analyses, prepare and make presentations and document results in technical reports. Perform fluid dynamics analysis, plan and conduct experiments, and assist in the design and design verification of propulsion fluid systems. Analyze complex fluids systems and apply principles and practices of fluid analysis, perform extended data analysis and fluid dynamics modeling and/or devise new approaches in problem solutions. Review all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, and adequately documented. Follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements where appropriate.

BS degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET accredited institution with a minimum of 5 years applicable experience desired. A Masters degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Aerospace Engineering with at least 2 years' experience in experimental fluid mechanics is preferred. This could be part of the Master's thesis work. Expertise with time and frequency domain data analysis is required. Matlab expertise and some experience in multi-fluids modeling, such as Comsol, is preferred. Experience in the analysis of fluids systems, computer based data acquisition and reduction, and experimental fluid dynamic work is desired .

Keywords: Fluid Mechanics; Experiments; Data acquisition, Data Analysis, Comsol; Applications;