Electrical Engineer (Engineer IV)

Jacobs Engineering Las Cruces , NM 88001

Posted 3 months ago

This is a Test Evaluation and Support Team contract position (TEST2) contract position at the NASA White Sands Test Facility. This position may be assigned to Jacobs Technology or a teammate company. This is a Temporary Intermittent position.

Successful candidate will serve as an electrical engineer in the JWSG Facilities & Operations Support Department, Design and Project Management Branch. This position involves the practical application of engineering skills to perform facilities electrical engineering projects and provide mentoring to develop engineers. Meeting with customers and teammates to develop scope of works, design documents, budgets, and perform construction management.

The successful candidate will need to have the ability to understand and support electrical high (>25KV), medium (25KV-480V) to low (480V-24V) AC power distribution systems, emergency power systems, motor control, fire protection, lightning protection, arc flash, grounding, security systems, and fire alarm systems. Basic knowledge of communications systems, as well as instrumentation & control (I&C) is needed. PLC and Logic are not required but preferred.

He/she will also assist with preparation of design packages, construction document packages, and assist with testing, inspection, and startup of electrical and I&C equipment. The capability to work independently on project assignments and to multi-task is essential.

A demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications is required. Additional knowledge of AutoCAD, SKM Power Tool, EST3-SDU and Fireworks software is a plus. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills.

BS degree in Electrical Engineering from an ABET accredited engineering program and five (5) to eight (8) years related experience, or a MS degree in Electrical Engineering and four (4) to six (6) years of related experience or a PhD in Electrical Engineering and zero (0) to three (3) years of related experience. Degrees in engineering technology are not considered to be qualifying for this position.

Registered PE licensed in NM preferred. Four (4) years of design experience required.

Essential Functions:


Position involves extended periods of sitting or standing. Physical requirements are: sitting, walking, standing, extensive use of stairs, and access to remote structures.

Typically required to lift and hold up to 30 pounds. Position is located on a hazardous testing facility; must be able to quickly evacuate buildings in the event of an emergency. May be required to wear breathing protection (respirator), hearing protection, eye protection and other associated personal protective equipment.


Desk/office work and test area work. Test area work involves standing and directing technical personnel.

Position requires individual to travel to different areas on site. Walking on uneven terrain including paved areas, gravel/rocks, and dirt/sand is required to access various locations on the facility. All work must be completed in a safe manner in accordance with NASA and Company safety standards.


Computer work required. Use of calculator, printer, fax, scanner, telephone, filing cabinets, and other standard office equipment is required.


Regular attendance and punctuality is required. Overtime may be required in support of test project schedules or other priority assignments as determined by management or customer needs. Personnel in the branch are cross-trained to allow for normal planned vacation and sick leave.


Knowledge of Microsoft programs such as Word, Excel, and Project is necessary. Must be able to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels of the organization.

Must work well under pressure to meet deadline requirements. Dress must be appropriate for the position and not pose a safety risk or hazard to the employee or others in accordance with NASA and Company policies. Must be able to pass a physical examination (including drug testing) as determined by the NASA White Sands Test Facility and the Company for the job classification.

If applicable to the specific job assignment, must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Must be a U.S Citizen. Must pass a Federal background investigation.

Must maintain site access to NASA facilities and computer systems. Occasional travel may be required.

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Electrical Engineer (Engineer IV)

Jacobs Engineering