Jacobs System Safety Engineer in Houston, Texas

System Safety Engineer


Jacobs Technology is the advanced technology arm of Jacobs Engineering (NYSE:JEC), one of the largest engineering and technical service companies in the United States. Jacobs has partnered with NASA to support space flight programs for more than 40 years and held the predecessor Engineering and Science Contract (ESC) since 2005. We look forward to continuing that work as the prime contractor for the JSC Engineering, Technology, and Science (JETS) contract along with our eleven teammate companies to provide engineering, scientific and technical contract services at NASA's Johnson Space Center (Houston, TX). JETS provides products and technical services related to human operations in space through development and integration of a broad spectrum of engineering requirements. This includes human spacecraft flight and flight development products, human exploration mission planning for NASA, institution support services, and new technology development. At Jacobs, we believe that people are our greatest asset, and that is why we offer a partnership in which you can grow personally and professionally with the advantages of strong leadership, competitive compensation and rewarding career paths.

Our long-term client relationship with NASA has led to a need for a System Safety Engineer.

The System Safety Engineer will:

  • Provide product and project safety expertise to Government furnished Flight Equipment projects.

  • Be an integral member of the Project Team for all phases of the project: from project kick-off and development (PDR, CDR, etc.) through product delivery for flight.

  • Develop the initial safety assessment (Initial Assessment of Criticality), Hazard Analysis, Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, and the Safety Data Package for the project, and represents the project at all Safety Reviews and is the project safety expert.

  • Provide deliverables per the project schedule and providing high quality documentation are the priorities for the SSE.

  • Support safety document updates for modifications to existing flight products, and supports projects on other safety activities as necessary.

  • 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..

Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • 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.

  • Ability to work on multiple projects, within matrix team environments, and to demanding schedules is required; examples of capabilities may be requested during interview process.

  • Must meet eligibility requirements to receive and maintain a NASA security clearance.


  • Knowledge of Hazard reports within the ISS Hazard System (IHS) Database.

  • Proficiency with MS Office.

  • Prefer degree in ME, EE, or Aerospace Safety. System Safety experience in the aerospace industry is a plus, but not required.

Why Work for JETS?

  • Opportunities for growth and advancement

  • Comprehensive Medical Coverage (medical, dental, vision)

  • 401(k)

  • Benefits Tuition Reimbursement

  • Much, much more!

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  • 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: AS00023B