NASA Taps Jacobs for Architect-Engineer Services at Marshall Space Flight Center and Other Locations

Jacobs was chosen as NASA's sole provider for environmental engineering services at multiple NASA centers and installations.


The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has selected Dallas-based Jacobs as the only provider to continue architect-engineer environmental engineering services at the Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in Huntsville, Alabama, along with other NASA centers and installations.

Jacobs has been providing environmental services to the MSFC since 1987, according to a statement.

“As NASA’s largest solutions provider, we can effectively deliver environmental services that are specific to the mission of the MSFC and other centers, without impacting critical operations,” Jan Walstrom, Jacobs People & Places Solutions senior vice president and Global Environmental market director, said in a statement.

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MSFC—one of ten NASA field centers—was recently chosen to manage the Artemis program for NASA, which hopes to put astronauts on the moon by 2024.

The center has also been at the helm for the Space Shuttle main propulsion and external tank; payloads and related crew training; International Space Station design and assembly; and the Space Launch System, according to a statement. 

Under the five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract capacity, Jacobs plans to deliver architect-engineer services for:

  • Environmental compliance, including audits and inspections; hazardous materials; toxic substances; sustainability and pollution prevention; recycling; natural and cultural resources; energy management and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification; National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) documentation; and other federal, state, and local regulations.
  • Environmental remediation, including documentation preparation as required under either federal or state implemented Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) and Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) programs; field investigations; analytical laboratory services; environmental studies; risk assessments and risk evaluations; engineering design documentation; munitions and explosives of concern investigations; and construction/remediation oversight.
  • Regulatory risk analysis and communications, including reviews of proposed rules and regulations that may affect NASA centers and programs on the federal level and the states in which NASA centers and major contractors are located; evaluating risks to the agency; providing recommendations on risk mitigations for NASA; and evaluating the environmental aspects of manufacturing, testing, and operational issues for NASA programs such as the Space Launch System.

Under a separate contract with NASA, Jacobs is providing science, engineering, and technical support for flagship programs at MSFC, including the Space Launch System, the International Space Station, among other space science and technology development projects, according to a statement.

With $13 billion in revenue and roughly 52,000 employees, Jacobs offers a variety of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific, and project delivery for the government and private sectors. 

Jacobs recently announced a global rebranding

The company announced last month it was instituting a global branding overhaul representing its shift from an engineering and construction company to a technology-forward solutions company.

The transition resulted in a planned name change to Jacobs Solutions Inc. and a NYSE stock ticker edit from “JEC” to “J,” which became effective Dec. 10.

Jacobs Solutions also rebranded internally by changing the name of its Aerospace, Technology and Nuclear division to Critical Mission Solutions, also changing Buildings, Infrastructure, and Advanced Facilities to People & Places Solutions.

The internal renaming of business units won’t impact its reported financials, leadership, or customer relationships, according to Jacobs, but it does better represent its outcome-focused solutions for its customers.

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