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Liquid Propulsion Analyst

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Liquid Propulsion Analyst


The Jacobs Space Exploration Group \(JSEG\) offers a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally within a framework of strong leadership, competitive compensation, and rewarding career paths\. Come join our team on the Engineering Services and Science Capability Augmentation \(ESSCA\) contract whose work is destined to have a long\-range effect on future generations\!

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This position is for a Liquid Propulsion Analyst who will work in a highly integrated team performing varied analysis\-related activities to enable the design, test, and operation of the Space Launch System and other liquid propulsion systems\.

Primary duties for the Liquid Propulsion Analyst would include:

+ Analyze liquid rocket engines at Marshall Space Flight Center\.

+ Perform analysis using the Power Balance Model \(PBM\) to define and/or predict behavior within engine systems\.

+ Prepare and maintain technical documentation and user training material of the PBM\.

+ Perform analysis using the Detailed Transient Model \(DTM\) to define and/or predict transient behavior of engine systems\.

+ Prepare trade study reports and technical assessments in areas of liquid propulsions system/subsystem sizing and performance\.

+ Perform pre\-test predictions, post\-test data review and anomaly investigation\. Prepare and coordinate engine system and subsystem data review content and presentation\.

+ Coordinate, develop, and present technical materials related to engine system performance and testing in support of design milestone reviews and anomaly investigations\.

+ Working across technical areas and Integrated Product Teams \(IPT\)\.

+ Perform other duties as assigned related to liquid rocket engine analyses and systems engineering\.

+ Document and deliver results with recommendations\.

+ Develop requirements, models, and analysis tools\.

+ Other duties as assigned\.


Degree in Engineering or related field from an ABET\-accredited university is required\. Typically, educational requirements are the equivalent of a Ph\.D\. with a minimum 4 years of experience; Masters with at least 8 years of experience, or a BS with at least 10 years of experience\.

+ The ideal candidate will have experience with fluid analysis as related to liquid rocket engine performance\.

+ Experience in engine design, analysis, integration and/or development/verification testing is highly desired\.

+ Demonstrated experience with RS\-25 \(SSME\) analysis, operation and/or testing is highly desired\.

+ Familiarity with steady state and transient operation of liquid rocket engines\.

+ Experience with liquid rocket engine steady state analysis using the Power Balance Model \(PBM\) or analogous code is desired\.

+ Experience with liquid rocket engine transient analysis using the Detailed Transient Model \(DTM\) or analogous code is strongly desired\.

+ Demonstrated experience understanding, writing and debugging at least one industry\-standard language and understanding of standard coding procedures and software requirements processes\. Familiarity with FORTRAN, VBA and Git version control system are plusses\.

+ Ability to execute detailed steady state or transient analyses while maintaining a systems level perspective is essential\.

+ Experience with main propulsion system design, analysis, engine integration or development/verification testing is required\.

+ Flexibility and a desire to accept new responsibilities and learn new skills is paramount\.

+ A demonstrated capability to plan and perform systems engineering and analysis tasks independently and as a team are required\.

+ 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 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 \(80%\)\. 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, and 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\.


Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer\. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law\. Jacobs is a background screening, drug\-free workplace\.

Primary Location United States\-Alabama\-Huntsville

Req ID: AER0002T8

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