Propulsion Engineer

Category: System Type: Permanent Added: 26 November 2021
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In connection to the ongoing development of a new Propulsion System  we are looking for a Propulsion System Engineer to join our clients team. In particular, the system engineer shall support the technical team in developing a clustering of three thrusters (including support structure, piping and thrusters themselves) from a proof-of-concept design stage through development and eventual qualification and flight.

The role encompasses the following overall tasks:

  • To develop the design of the mentioned components into a commercial flight unit
  • To prepare technical documentation to define the design and present/defend it during ESA programmatic reviews
  • To interface/coordinate with technical specialists and designers to produce a design which meets performance requirements, as well as system requirements flow-down
  • To be willing to take the lead on all technical aspects and be the technical authority for the design and development process

The ideal candidate shall:

  • Be familiar with technical specifications scope and structure and know what it means to deliver a technical scope compliant with the given requirements.
  • Have the ability to understand the overall system complexity and its interdisciplinary connections: particularly the consequences/impact of a specific design choice on the overall system and its interfaces
  • Have experience on how to translate the objective of requirement compliance into day-to-day implementation and verification work
  • Be able to derive subsystem technical specifications from high level requirements
  • Have experience with space projects development life-cycle and ESA review process and documentation structure and standard
  • Have multidisciplinary background/education with robust understanding of physics, thermodynamics, propulsion
  • Be proactive and capable of recommending solutions based on his technical assessment
  • Take overall responsibility for the technical solution defined by the technical team
  • Have good communication skills and likes working in team
  • Be proficient in English
  • Have competence on programming in Python and Matlab is a plus