Perform CFD analyses in support of liquid propulsion problems.
Carry out numerical simulations with regard to vehicle launch environment, fluid slosh, debris transport, and vehicle loads due to operation under different operating conditions.
Analyze complex features of the work and apply principles and practices of CFD analysis, or devise new approaches in problem solutions.
Independently plan, schedule and perform computations/analyses, prepare and make presentations and document results in technical reports.
Participate in review and status meetings, analyze all results from assigned tasks and determine if outputs are complete, correct, integrated with project objectives, adequately documented, and meet stipulated deadlines.
Follow existing processes and procedures and recommend process improvements.
Some experience in object oriented programming is a plus.
Experience with the Loci framework, and CFD applications Loci-Chem and/or Loci-Stream CFD programs is preferred.
Office environment. Requires ability to provide clear, concise, accurate and timely communication, both verbally and in writing (100%). Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers, management, and client (100%). Requires travel in the domestic USA (<15%).
Requires sitting for extended periods of time in meetings with peers, management, and with our client at NASA facilities to discuss technical issues (10%). Also, requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk to write reports and perform engineering tasks (80%). Requires ability to use stairs or elevators for access between floors and multiple buildings at NASA and Jacobs facilities (10%).
Equipment and Machines
Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, fax machine, copier, calculator, and other general office equipment (100%).
Normal workday is from 7:30 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday. Minimal overtime may be required (10%) to meet schedule milestones and to support technical demands of the job. Regular attendance is a necessity and adequate arrangements for delegating duties during absences are required.
Other Essential Functions
The ability to work independently with minimal supervision, and to make rational decisions, and to exercise good judgment is essential (100%). Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.
Proof of U.S. Citizenship is required.