Senior Propulsion Engineer
Location: Inverness/ Forres
Travel: Occasional within Europe
Salary: Competitive/ Negotiable with equity options and relocation assistance
Start date: March / ASAP 2019
Orbex is a new European space launch company with backing from several of Europe’s largest venture capital investors.
We are recruiting a forward-thinking senior propulsion design engineer for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres/ Inverness at its new Engineering and Manufacturing centre.
We are seeking a motivated, highly experienced rocket engine fluid systems design engineer to work on propulsion systems for an orbital space launch vehicle. You will have the opportunity to become an integral part of a senior team of highly dedicated engineers working to develop and implement an entirely novel propulsion system.
You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace propulsion engineer, working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical component on a European space launch vehicle.
We expect you to be technically well-founded within the propulsion field and your qualifications/experience base will likely contain several of these points:
Design, analysis, optimization and testing of fluid systems for bi-prop and cold-gas propulsion systems.
Engine-TPA cycle design and optimization.
Propulsion and tank system modelization and software model development
Two–phase injection optimization
Combustion processes analysis and modelling
Iso-valve characteristics design and development/selection
Microgravity fluid management systems design.
Low-pressure fluid transfer systems design.
Testing / qualification programme development and execution
Technical support of operational campaigns
Design documentation production
Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering or a related field
Bi-prop rocket engine propulsion experience, pressure fed and closed cycle systems preferable
Cryogenic propellants, materials compatibility and sealing technology
Turbomachinery operations knowledge and cryogenic experience preferable
Designs for cryogenic fluids, including liquid oxygen.
Fluid system software experience, preferably EcosimPro
CAD / CFD experience, Solidworks / Ansys preferred
Additive manufacturing experience
Bi-prop/turbomachinery ground testing and qualification including ground support equipment and test facility design
4-8 years of rocket engine, fluid systems and/or turbomachinery hardware development experience
Fluency in use of CAD / CFD techniques to model and analyse fluid systems
Strong communication skills
A flexible and dedicated mindset
We are looking for an experienced candidate who can demonstrate he / she get things done with a pragmatic attitude and reliable results. Your track record will be important.
For the right candidate they offer a benefits package that includes the opportunity to earn an equity stake in the company plus relocation assistance where appropriate.
You must be a European citizen, from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention.
You may be required to undergo security screening.
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