Orbital Debris Section Manager at Jacobs (Houston, TX)

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Job Description

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 have an exciting opportunity for an Orbital Debris Section Manager to join our team JETS teammate company, HX5.

The Orbital Debris Section Manager will:

  • Supervise and administratively direct the activities of the Orbital Debris Section
  • Provide leadership to a diverse team of scientist, engineers, and technical experts in providing products and services supporting the NASA Orbital Debris Program Office
  • Manage staffing, administration, performance, mentoring, and training of section personnel
  • Interface with Department Director, Science Integration Manager, Group Manager, Project Manager, and NASA customers to monitor task performance and ensure deliverables meet content and quality requirements
  • Provide resource allocations and task assignments of section personnel
  • Perform required contract reporting to various levels of management
  • Communicate company and contract information to section personnel
  • Support other activities as needed


Requisition Qualifications:

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 from an accredited science school and ten (10) years of direct science experience, or MS degree from an accredited science school and eight (8) years of direct science experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years of direct science experience
  • Experience leading a technical team
  • Ability to organize, manage resources, and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules
  • Demonstration of strong written and verbal communication skills

Requisition Preferences:

  • B.S. degree in in Physics, Mathematics, or closely related field from an accredited university and a minimum of ten (10) years direct scientific experience, or a M.S. degree from an accredited science school and eight (8) years of direct scientific experience, or Ph.D. and four (4) years direct scientific experience
  • Familiar with JSC organizations, processes, and procedure

    Experience working a highly matrixed environment
  • Background in orbital debris environment modeling and measurement
  • Ability to coordinate task support from a wide range of technical disciplines
  • Demonstration of creativity, conception, vision, and initiative

Why Join 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!

See What We Do

Jacobs Aerospace Solutions Overview

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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 (JSC), 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.
  • Management 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.
More Information on Jacobs
Jacobs operates in the Consulting industry. The company is located in Dallas, TX, Fort Worth, TX, Irvine, CA, Baton Rouge, LA, Orlando, FL, Atlanta, GA, Greenville, SC, Reston, VA and New York, NY. Jacobs was founded in 1947. It has 67337 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 177 open jobs at Jacobs, click here.
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