Society of Women Engineers 2016

Huntsville, Alabama
26 Oct 2016
25 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
The Jacobs ESSSA Group is committed to having a diverse and inclusive work environment - one that welcomes and values the contributions of all of our employees. Jacobs takes pride in its highly skilled and talented employees, who are working on nationally significant programs and revolutionary research at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. Diversity of experience, skill, talent, and perspective nurtures our culture, where people's strengths in the workplace builds morale and leads to creative solutions. Every day we are working to create an inclusive environment that drives innovation and provides mission-critical solutions to our customer.

The Engineering & Science Services and Skills Augmentation (ESSSA) contract provides engineering, scientist 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.

We have a number of current openings and are always on the look-out for exceptional talent to bring onto the ESSSA and MSFC team. Below are critical discipline areas that we traditionally seek and where we anticipate further customer needs:

Software Development

Software Test

Systems Engineering - Interface Definition and Control

Systems Engineering - Verification and Validation (V&V)

Guidance Navigation & Control (GN&C)

To learn more about:

The ESSSA Group, visit

Jacobs ESSSA Diversity & Inclusion, visit

Professional Women's Collaborative, visit

Our Intern program, visit

The Huntsville area, visit

Graduates in science, technical, engineering, math or related degree programs from an ABET accredited institution.

The successful candidate must:
  • Have strong customer relations skills
  • Have the ability to multi-task and transition between quick turnaround assignments
  • Show initiative and be proactive to make connections and build relationships with key players on the tasks
  • Demonstrate the capability to plan and perform analyses independently and as a team
  • Demonstrate strong technical writing and presentation skills

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office and laboratory 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 standing and sitting in a Materials Testing Laboratory while wearing personal protective equipment (safety glasses, safety shoes, hearing protection, lab coat, gloves, etc.) for extended periods (50%). Requires the ability to be certified for cryogen system operator, high pressure system operator and hydrogen system operator.

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 (40%). 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 electromechanical and servo-hydraulic materials test machines, furnaces, environmental chambers, hydraulic pumps, a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).


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, 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.