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Challenging Today. Reinventing Tomorrow.

We're invested in you and your success. Everything we do 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.

At Jacobs, we challenge the status quo and redefine how to solve the world's greatest challenges, transforming 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 have an exciting opportunity for a Project Scheduler/Risk Manager - Pressurized Rover Project to join our team with Teammate company, Intuitive Machines.

** 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. **

As a Project Scheduler and Risk Manager for the Pressurized Rover project you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Responsible for proactively building out, incrementally updating, validating, analyzing, and maintaining the project integrated master schedule.
  • Responsible for proactively building out, incrementally updating, and maintaining a set of summary/analysis schedules for ease of team and management consumption.
  • Work closely with the NASA PR Project, EHP program, Other NASA programs, and international partner teams to identify, document, and report on the interdependencies between the efforts.
  • Work closely with the Associate Project Manager to coordinate schedules with higher level organizations (e.g. program, NASA division).
  • Work closely with the Associate Project Manager to analyze schedules for technical, risk, cost, and workforce implications.
  • Perform ongoing critical path analyses, risk analyses, and reporting.
  • Evaluate and recommend schedule improvement opportunities.
  • Support the project team to provide clear visibility on the status and schedule of the project to internal external customers.
  • Develop, document, control, maintain, and lead the Pressurized Rover risk management process.
  • Coordinate schedules with higher level organizations (e.g. program, NASA division).
  • Work closely with the NASA Pressurized Rover Project, EHP program, Other NASA programs, and international partner teams to identify, document, and report on the risks associated with project efforts.
  • Work closely with the Associate Project Manager to represent, coordinate, elevate, downgrade, and mitigate risks in coordination with the project and program processes.
  • Track risks and update them regularly.
  • Close risks when appropriate and maintain an archive of closed risks
  • Occasional support of international meetings in the evenings from approximately 18:30 to 21:00 Central Time may be required.
  • Occasional international travel may be required.
  • Manage time and keep track of tasks effectively
  • Perform job functions based on pre-established guidelines or instructions.
  • Perform other tasks as assigned.
Here’s What You’ll Need:

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.

  • Typically requires a HS diploma and 15 years of experience or BS in Engineering Technology or related field and 10 years of experience.
  • Significant experience using Microsoft Project.
  • Demonstrated success with the technical risk management aspect of project management.
  • Knowledge of and previous experience in delivering flight hardware at the project or program level
  • Schedule management experience.
  • Self-motivated, team player and adaptability to a dynamic environment and the ability to complete all assignments as required.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and will be expected to effectively interact with customers and management at all levels.
  • Ability to prepare written documents and to verbally present at various meetings.
  • Must be able to organize and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines and schedules with limited supervision.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office products.

Requisition Preferences:

  • Systems engineering experience
  • SharePoint Experience
  • Familiar with JSC Organizations, processes, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of/experience with the following tools/processes/methodologies:
  • Milestones Professional
  • Deltek Acumen Fuse
  • Joint Analysis of Cost and Schedule (JACS)
  • ARES Corp. Schedule Integration Tool (ASIT)
  • Active Risk Manager (ARM)
  • Schedule Risk Analysis
  • Stochastic Critical Path Analysis
  • Risk Sensitivity Analysis
  • Joint Cost/Schedule Confidence Level (JCL)
  • Confidence Levels and Completion Ranges
  • Schedule Prioritized Risk Lists
  • Schedule Analysis of Alternatives
    • Modeling of Alternate Future
    • Risk/Opportunity Impacts
    • Change Request Impacts
  • Experience working with international partners


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

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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. See Job Description

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