Wow, talk about creepy. I had the exact same thought, Atlas does not have jump-jets nor capability to jerry rig one. Also in Battletech mechs are nearly never dropped, jump-jets are for jumping, not to survive an air-drop. They are called drop ships because they literally drop down to the ground from space.
Maybe Piranha Game should read the Battletech Tech Manuals for starters? Their lack of attention to detail is discomforting