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    TitleSenior Propulsion Engineer
    Job codeORBEX SP1
    Job posted on27/01/2019 (modified on 19/03/2019)
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Contract typePermanent
    Start datewithin 3months
    Job Description

    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

    Systems engineering

    Design documentation production

    Required Experience


    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.

    If this role interests you please send your profile to  

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    CompanyOrbital Express Launch Limited
    Contact nameHR department
    AddressOmnibus Business Centre
    39-41 North Road
    United Kingdom
    N7 9DP
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