Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineer

Jacobs Engineering

Full Time
Houston, TX
Posted 7 months ago

Location: Houston, TX
Category: Aerospace
Job ID: ADV0001C8

Critical Mission Solutions

Your mission is our mission.

We’re invested in you and your success. Everything we do – whether Aerospace, Defense, Intelligence, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, Nuclear, Automotive, or Telecommunications – is more than just a project. It’s our challenge as human beings, too. That’s why we bring a thoughtful and collaborative approach to every one of our partnerships.

It’s our promise to challenge the status quo as we redefine how to solve the world’s greatest challenges, and transform big ideas into intelligent solutions for a more connected, sustainable world.

Design your career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed –today and into tomorrow.

Your Impact:

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

We need your talent, teamwork, and energy to help us achieve great things that inspire people all over the globe. We need you to bring creative ideas and diverse backgrounds to help us envision, shape, and deliver systems that will enable the exploration of space while benefiting people here on Earth. We are excited about what we do, and we need you on our team as we take on exciting challenges for NASA’s pursuits in deep space exploration. Jacobs is NASA’s largest engineering solutions provider working together with NASA at centers across the United States.

** We are actively searching for qualified candidates for this potential opening; however, we do not have assurance at this time when the position will be finalized and opened. Because we have strong reason to believe the position will be approved soon, we are proceeding with identifying qualified candidates and conducting interviews. **

We are looking for a Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineer to join our team. Do you have the following skills?  

As a Fuel Cell Mechanical Engineer, you will:

  • Support Johnson Space Center’s activities space exploration programs utilizing fuel cells for primary lander/spacecraft power source and other applications.
  • Work in a team environment to analyze requirements from partners and assist in developing fuel cell system design solutions.
  • Design, develop, test, handle implementation, and analysis of technical products and systems.
  • Develop required system documentation such as procedures and hazard analyses.
  • Maintain the high level of technical excellence for all tasks to ensure the highest quality of technical products including test setups, test operations, development setups, development operations, documentation generation, execution and close out.
  • Perform engineering design evaluations.
  • Perform extensive testing on prototype, engineering unit, and spaceflight hardware.
  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Produce engineering drawings conforming to NASA standards.
  • Perform functional analyses, when applicable, and mass, power, and sizing structural analyses.
  • Prepare and present designs at various design reviews using MS Word and PowerPoint.
  • Produce other required design documentation as requested.
  • Assist in developing and documenting fuel cell system requirements, including interface and performance requirements.
  • Coordinate closely with test organization to develop test plan that includes requirements, cost (labor and procurement) and schedule.
  • Works closely with the test team and fuel cell development partner to prepare facility for test preparations.
  • Work closely with the test organization to plan, review, and execute fuel cell test operations.
  • Reviews and presents test data to fuel cell system development partner and fuel cell test team.
  • Identifies potential safety risks and assists team to implement hazard mitigation.
  • Identifies technical risks and assists team to implement mitigation strategies.
  • Participates in fuel test planning and technical review meetings within JSC, development partner, and with other NASA centers.
  • Understands fuel cell membrane electrode assembly fabrication and in situ electrochemical diagnostics.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

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.

  • BS degree in engineering from an accredited engineering school and five (5) years of related engineering experience, or a MS degree from an accredited engineering school and four (4) years of related engineering experience, or Ph.D. from an accredited engineering school and zero (0) years of related experience.
  • Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience using solid modeling CAD software.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have working knowledge and familiarization with the structural and thermal analysis process in development of spaceflight hardware.
  • Must have knowledge of fuel cell operations and limitations.
  • Must have knowledge of fluid systems and components.  This includes basic fluid component types and functions as well as operation of gaseous oxygen and hydrogen systems.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Experience testing hardware.
  • Experience with NASA JSC flight hardware processing for spaceflight.
  • Prior experience with hardware anomaly troubleshooting and failure analysis.
  • Project management experience.

Why Work on Our Team?

Click on the below links to view just a small sample of all that we do! Come join our team and be part of our future. We look forward to seeing you!

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In addition to exciting career opportunities, we also have:

  • Excellent personal and professional career growth
  • 9/80 work schedule (every other Friday off)
  • Onsite cafeteria (breakfast & lunch)
  • Much, much more!

For more information on our partnership with NASA at Johnson Space Center, please visit www.wehavespaceforyou.com

  • Proof of U.S. Citizenship or US Permanent Residency is a requirement for this position.
  • Must be able to complete a U.S. government background investigation.
  • Administration has the prerogative to select at any level for which the position is 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 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.

Other Essential Functions
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, religion, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding), age, medical condition, marital or domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression and transgender status, mental disability or physical disability, genetic information, military or veteran status, citizenship, low-income status or any other status or characteristic protected by applicable law. Learn more about your rights under Federal EEO laws and supplemental language.

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