Senior Lighting Engineer - Military veterans preferred

2019-09-07
Kellogg Brown & Root (www.kbrjobs.com)
Other

/yr

  full-time   employee


Houston
Texas
77007
United States

Description

This position will be within the Human Factors and System Management team, which supports the Habitability and Human Factors Branch at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. This team provides research, analysis, evaluation and usability testing of crew interfaces for work areas and equipment. This position is specifically for the Lighting Lab, composed of the Graphics Research and Analysis Facility (GRAF) and Lighting Environment and Test Facility (LETF). The GRAF uses high performance computer graphics workstations interfacing with commercial off-the-shelf tools, open source application, and in-house designed and developed tools to address human engineering issues for space design and analyses. Facility capabilities include: human modeling, habitability, computer animation, lighting and viewing analyses, operations analyses for activities inside and outside the spacecraft, design concept visualizations, research and development activities. The LETF investigates and evaluates proposed lighting systems for use on space vehicles to enhance the crews' direct and indirect viewing. This effort includes the investigation, measurement, and analysis of artificial lighting systems such as docking lights, portable lights and navigation lights; reflective characteristics of various materials; the effects of solar lighting, transmission characteristics of transparent materials used for visors, displays, and windows; along with camera performance over the operational illumination range.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the Lighting Lab contractor lead and interface to NASA Programs:
  • Maintain working relationships with customers in the International Space Station (ISS), Commercial Crew, Orion, Gateway, and Lunar Lander Programs, and makes visible contributions to the programs in the areas of lighting and viewing analysis, human modeling analyses, visiting vehicle and robotic integration, or other areas as needed.
  • Provide NASA customers with product development schedules for projects, analyses, and deliverables.
  • Provide budget, meeting, and technical report support
  • Manage the GRAF/LETF budget, including funding across all projects (ISS, Commercial Cargo and Crew, Orion, Gateway, Lunar Lander, Research, Center Innovation, etc.)
  • Secure and develop budget for current and subsequent years
  • Coordinates with Information Technology (IT) to maximize utilization of latest software upgrades and data stowage capabilities to ensure most cost-effective methods of maintaining and operating the facilities
  • Verify all supporting personnel are properly trained, and maximize subject matter expertise cross-training
  • Serve as a Lighting Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the ISS and human exploration development programs:
  • Stay current with the newest lighting, lighting control systems, and modeling technologies available to use in spacecraft architectures
  • Support ISS Operations for on-orbit anomalies and failures associated with the ISS interior and exterior lighting, maintaining and upgrading models to accurately assess the changing interior lighting environment, exterior light replacement analyses and recommendations, Behavioral Health research support with lighting measurement and analysis on-orbit, etc.
  • Perform interior and exterior lighting analyses using CAD and lighting simulation software?????
  • Serve as a Lighting Subject Matter Expert (SME) to the ISS and human exploration development programs:
  • Stay current with the newest lighting, lighting control systems, and modeling technologies available to use in spacecraft architectures
  • Support ISS Operations for on-orbit anomalies and failures associated with the ISS interior and exterior lighting, maintaining and upgrading models to accurately assess the changing interior lighting environment, exterior light replacement analyses and recommendations, Behavioral Health research support with lighting measurement and analysis on-orbit, etc.
  • Perform interior and exterior lighting analyses using CAD and lighting simulation software??

Qualifications

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

REQUIRED: Candidate must have a minimum of a Bachelor's degree with 10 years of related experience in a lighting related field (electrical engineering, industrial design, architecture, human factors or closely-related technical discipline). Demonstrated experience with project management is required.

DESIRED: A lighting background is highly desired. Prior experience with NASA is a plus.

SKILLS AND TRAINING:

REQUIRED: The candidate must have demonstrated leadership capabilities and be very detail-oriented. The qualified applicant must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, including effective communication between external groups as well as report writing. The candidate must be able to handle a variety of work expectations, be a ‘go-getter’ and be able to work independently as well as collaboratively.

DESIRED: Experience with CAD-based software and some programing are highly desired. Candidate should have the ability to effectively interact with customers at all levels.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Engineering Operations

Primary Location: US-US-TX-Houston

Req ID: 1085268