Jacobs Structural Aerospace Engineer in Houston, Texas

Structural Aerospace Engineer


NASA’s Mission Operations for the International Space Station is located at Johnson Space Center. On Jacobs’ JETS contract we provide engineering services to JSC. Come join us and be a vital part of operating the largest space station ever built. We’re looking for a Structural Aerospace Engineer. The Structural Aerospace Engineer will support Johnson Space Center’s activities for long duration space flight through the JETS Contract.


  • This is a temporary position, not to exceed 6 months\

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The candidate selected for this critical role will:

  • Use aerospace experience to perform classical hand stress analysis, finite element stress analysis and fracture analysis.

  • Familiar with NASA standards for analysis, including Fracture Control.

  • Be proficient in the use of finite element modeling techniques using FEMAP or PATRAN for finite element model development and NASTRAN for solution.

  • Prepare structural analysis reports and work with other engineers to find resolutions to problems.

  • Perform other duties as required.


Required Education/Experience/Skills:

This position has been posted at multiple levels. Depending on the candidate's experience, requirements and business needs, we reserve the right to consider candidates at any level for which this position has been advertised.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) to thirteen (13) years of related engineering experience, or an MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years to eleven (11) years of related experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) to eight (8) years of direct engineering experience.

  • Special skills or expertise in MathCAD, Matlab, IDEAS, FEMAP or PATRAN, MSC/NASTRAN, NASGRO, ADAMS, MSC/MARC, and/or Hypermesh.

  • Familiarity with desktop software applications, MS Office.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • Non-linear finite element analysis experience is a plus.

  • BS in Aerospace, Civil/Structural or Mechanical Engineering preferred.

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! ( http://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.

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity Employer and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Jacobs does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of: race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by country, regional, or local law.

Primary Location United States-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS000386