• 30/5/24
  • Ref: 736656

Propulsion Engineer


  • Location Icon Poland
  • Salary Icon £45000 - £60000 PerAnnum
  • Work Type Icon Permanent / Full Time

Job Description

Propulsion Engineer

As a Propulsion engineer you will be responsible for designing and manufacturing the Propulsion System (MPS) including the feed system, valves, thrust chamber, injector, and ignition subsystem. You will contribute to the development, testing, and production of subsystems and the entire system.

Or client is at the forefront of the Industry 4.0 revolution, developing cutting-edge in-space transportation technologies. We believe that the space ecosystem is the next frontier for our civilization, with new opportunities waiting to be unlocked. As part of our mission to build and operate in-space transportation infrastructure, we are developing the reusable orbital transfer vehicle, an essential building block that can be likened to a truck for ground or an aircraft for air transportation in space.
Despite the lofty goals, they are very human and down-to-earth in their approach to the employee, understanding that achieving stars can be made only with a motivated and dedicated team.  

What you’ll do
  • Design and analysis of the chemical propulsion system including feed system, valves, thrust chamber, injector and ignition subsystem.   
  • Develop propulsion system concepts, perform trade studies, and select appropriate technologies and components. 
  • Analyse propulsion system performance using simulation tools and models. 
  • Develop test stands for individual subsystems and entire MPS system testing including thrust balance, TVAC stands,  
  • Develop test campaign scenarios and perform tests. 
  • Design and analysis (CAD and MES) of mechanical parts for MPS.
What you’ll need
  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in mechanical engineering, propulsion engineering or similar
  • Experience in projects for ESA
  • Working knowledge of chemical / electrical propulsion, especially cold-gas / resistojet.
  • Experience working with Xenon / Krypton-
  • Experience in chemical propulsion system design, analysis, and testing
  • Proficiency in CAD software, such as SolidWorks, Catia, or similar. GD&T knowledge preferably
  • Knowledge of mechanical, fluidic, and structural analysis tools, such as FEA software (e.g., ANSYS).
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities, with the ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams.
  • Experience with manufacturing processes, materials, and fabrication techniques for mechanical and structural components.
  • Re-location package as well as support in finding an apartment (including hiring a real estate agency)
  • Short term accommodation
  • Visa support


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