Electrical Engineer

Jacobs Engineering Houston , TX 77020

Posted 4 weeks ago

Are you passionate about human space exploration or understanding the origins of the universe, and working with a dynamic and diverse team to make a difference? If you are, we need you!

We need your commitment, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire humans all over the globe. We need you to bring innovative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will benefit the quality of life of people around the world. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on new challenges for NASA's pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA's largest engineering solutions provider working alongside NASA at centers across the United States.

We have the unique and significant role to partner with NASA at Johnson Space Center (JSC), to be part of every human spaceflight program the International Space Station (ISS), NASA's Orion spacecraft, which will carry astronauts into deep space, and Gateway, the orbiting platform providing the home for astronauts to work and travel back and forth to the moon's surface, and serving as the platform for deep space exploration. From critical systems on the ISS to enable astronauts to live and work in space; to performing advanced development for systems leading to deep space exploration; to being part of the foundation for Gateway.

We also partner with NASA at JSC, the only NASA center in the United States to curate all astromaterial samples returned from exploration missions, to perform curation services, orbital debris analysis, and basic research to further humankind's understanding of the origins of our solar system.

We need you to be a part of our team!

We are currently in need of an Electrical Engineer to join our team. Do you have the following skills?

As an Electrical Engineer you will:

  • Perform design and analyses to establish proof of conceptual design.

  • Execute detailed hardware design to successfully transition a design from concept to production.

  • Analyze systems requirements to design a solution with minimal guidance.

  • Design analog controls, built-in-tests, and thermal sensing circuits.

  • Integrate power supplies, power electronics, and cables:

  • Capable assembly and electrical connector design.

  • Power quality, EMI, transient suppression, and filtering designs.

  • Interface with a multi-disciplined engineering team to formulate and develop innovative product designs.

  • Collaborate with multi-disciplined technical staff to develop mission critical hardware and software designs, power management, and other complex systems.

  • Recommend engineering solutions and strategies to management as well as justify technical analyses to subject matter experts.

  • Perform other duties as required.

Required Education/Experience/


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 Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.

  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience with design and analysis of electrical systems.

  • Experience with circuit board layouts.

  • Experience with cable assembly and electrical connector design.

  • Experience working with Reliability, Power Quality, Battery, and EMI.

  • Knowledge of power electronics and systems.

  • Experience working with electronics lab equipment, oscilloscopes, multi meters, etc.

  • Knowledge of electromagnetic theory and EMI Control.

  • Knowledge of time and frequency domain analysis.

  • Ability to collaborate with an interdisciplinary technical team consisting of systems, electrical, mechanical, and manufacturing engineers.

  • Leadership, self-motivation, time management, interpersonal, and communication skills.


  • At least five (5) years of successful Electrical Engineering experience in high-reliability military and/or space systems.

  • Transient suppression and filtering design.

  • EMC/EMI/RFI design strategy experience.

  • Experience with the design, assembly, verification, testing, and operation of space hardware.

  • Knowledge of electronic packaging CAD software, such as SolidWorks.

  • Advanced circuit analysis/simulation experience.

  • Intermediate expertise using PSPICE.

Why Work for Jacobs?

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please click on the links below:

See What We Do

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also offer:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth

  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)

  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)

  • Comprehensive Benefit Package (medical, dental & vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

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.

Come join our team and be a part of our future - we look forward to seeing you!

  • Please visit our career page at: www.wehavespaceforyou.com.

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 25 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.

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