• 23/4/24
  • Ref: 731073

Senior Propulsion Engineer


  • Location Icon Denmark, Copenhagen
  • Work Type Icon Permanent / Full Time

Job Description

KDC is looking for a Senior Propulsion Design Engineer with experience of Liquid or Hybrid propulsion systems to work on the propulsion systems, fluid control systems and major subsystems for the launch vehicle as well as associated ground test benches and GSE.
The Position
Core duties and responsibilities of a Senior Propulsion Design Engineer role include:
  • Product ownership for the design and development of propulsion systems and major subsystems, with the goal of delivering complete systems/subsystems in accordance with the development programme plan and specific workstreams.
  • Using high-level requirements to establish propulsion systems designs from conceptual level through to detailed designs. This includes establishing and modelling rocket engine cycle designs.
  • Producing propulsion systems analytical/numerical models to be integrated with launch vehicle FES.
  • Provide input for part and component level make vs buy trades.
  • Working with in-house and external production teams to design, produce and integrate flight grade-propulsion hardware.
  • Working with in-house teams to facilitate propulsion development test campaigns and qualification testing.
  • Producing and maintaining system/subsystem design documentation.
  • Compiling design review data packages and deliverables production for grant programmes.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Bi-prop rocket engine propulsion experience, high and low pressure cycle systems preferable
  • Prior experience with Liquid Oxygen fluid systems that you can leverage, hereunder cryogenic propellants, materials compatibility and sealing technology
  • Turbo-machinery operations knowledge and cryogenic experience preferable
  • Designs for cryogenic fluids, including liquid oxygen.
  • Fluid system design software experience, preferably EcosimPro
  • CAD / CFD experience, Solidworks / Ansys preferred
  • Bi-prop/turbo-machinery ground testing and qualification including ground support equipment and test facility design
  • Strong proven knowledge of manufacturing techniques commonly applied in rocket propulsion technology, specific emphasis on additive manufacturing desired.
Core attributes:
  • Significant experience of rocket engine, fluid systems and/or turbo-machinery hardware development experience
  • Fluency in use of CAD / CFD techniques to model and analyse fluid systems.
  • Numerical analysis tool (eg. Matlab/Simulink) proficiency.
  • Proven aptitude for core engineering disciplines such as thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, heat transfer, structural analysis etc.
This role is based in Copenhagen at our clients propulsion engineering and manufacturing site.
You will be spending time both at the factory and the nearby rocket engine testing site, with occasional travel to their main factory, test and launch sites in Scotland.


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