Jacobs Avionic Project Engineer in Houston, Texas

Avionic Project 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 an Avionic Project Engineer with Barrios, a JETS teammate company.

The Avionic Project Engineer will:

  • Support project group with design of new and existing avionic hardware.

  • Perform ground testing and flight operations testing for hardware with end item documentation.

  • Support integration, verification and validation activities of hardware.

  • Understand and support project testing schedule and produce required documentation.

  • Review and track engineering deliverables for project status reporting.

  • Understand CAD drawings and large scale systems.

  • Perform procurement documentation and work with vendors for hardware specification and delivery.

  • 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.

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited engineering school with five (5) to thirteen (13) years of related engineering experience, or a Master’s degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) to eleven (11) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) to eight (8) years of related experience.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with hardware and operations.

  • Understanding of electrical, mechanical and power systems.

  • Understanding of Concept of Operations and Requirements Documentation.

  • Understanding of schedules and budgets.

  • Must have good communication and organizational skills and the ability to work in a team environment.


  • Knowledge of Avionic Hardware and/or Flight Process/Paperwork.

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/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-Texas-Houston

Req ID: AS000305