Electrical Engineer

Houston, Texas
11 Nov 2016
15 Feb 2017
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 Engineer, with HX5, a JETS teammate company.

** We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening, however we do not have assurance at this time if and when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews.

The Electrical Engineer will:

  • Support the group with an electrical/electronic system design update of new and existing projects.
  • Design and develop a system schematics that include motor controllers, electronics PCBs, off the shelf components, PC computer boards and displays, safety systems and interconnects.
  • Develop custom cabling and cabling schemes for signals and grounding and bonding.
  • Develop electronic box level interconnect designs for component modules.
  • Design and develop safety systems to architecture requirements.
  • Design and develop schematics for PCBs as needed to integrate/interface existing electronic modules.
  • Work with project and technicians in a design to fabrication environment.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • BS degree in electrical engineering from an accredited engineering school
  • Must have demonstrated past electronics design capability in developing schematics, specifying parts, prototyping, troubleshooting in the lab and in the field.
  • Demonstrated experience with system level electronics integration
  • Demonstrated good communication skills in a team environment

  • Experience with NASA spaceflight project development is desired.

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.