Engine Systems Engineer

Huntsville, Alabama
30 Nov 2016
25 Jan 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
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. Come join the team whose work is destined to have a long-range effect on future generations!

As a key member of the RS-25 engine systems team, primary duties for the Engine Systems Engineer will include:

  • Reviewing pre-test objectives and verification requirements
  • Performing pre-test predictions, post-test data reduction and analyses
  • Evaluating test data for in-family and out-of-family determinations
  • Investigating and resolving test anomalies as they arise
  • Coordinating with component teams and preparing engine system and subsystem data review content and presentation material
  • Attend technical interchange meetings, pretest readiness reviews, design review, and other appropriate meetings to maintain a current knowledge base of designs, verification status, issues, action items, and resolution activities
  • Completing assigned action items
  • Identifying and documenting customer objectives and product requirements
  • Coordinating, developing, and presenting technical materials related to engine system performance and testing in support of design milestone reviews, verification objectives and anomaly investigations
  • Developing data analyses scripts
  • Documenting test and data analysis processes in written work instruction
  • Other duties as assigned

Education requirements are a BS degree from an ABET accredited institution in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering. Other engineering disciplines will be considered based upon demonstrated, relevant work experience in either an academic or industry environment.

  • Familiarity with liquid rocket engine propulsion systems via coursework or work experience
  • Experience with testing, data acquisition and data analyses is highly desired
  • Exhibited capability to plan and perform systems engineering and analysis tasks independently and as a team
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products such as Power-Point, Excel, and Word is required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required
  • Individual must be highly motivated, flexible and willing to shift focus areas to meet volatile customer requirements

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 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 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.