- Analysis skills
- Microsoft Excel
- Presentation skills
- Microsoft Outlook
SSTL are looking for a dynamic and motivated Space Propulsion Engineer to contribute significantly to the delivery of current missions and work on exciting up and coming developments in gas, chemical and electric systems. The applicant should be happy working in a fast moving environment, learn quickly and be capable of both hands-on (hardware build and test) and computer-based (design, analysis, simulation) engineering tasks.
SSTL Propulsion Engineers are responsible for working as part of a team of engineers in the design, manufacture, testing, launch preparation and in-orbit commissioning of the propulsion systems. This holistic oversight is a rare opportunity for an Engineer who relishes variety and the combination of practical contact with hardware alongside analytical design work.
In addition to delivering commercial programmes, exciting development activity underway at SSTL includes design of novel propulsion systems, bi-propellant systems for beyond-Earth operation, additive layer manufacturing (3D printing) and low cost electric propulsion systems.
To work within the propulsion group and contribute to major developments and delivery of gas, chemical or electric propulsion systems.
Project scoping and delivery for propulsion systems
Interface with customers for the propulsion system
Initial and detailed system analysis and design
Documenting and implementing design changes using Engineering Change Control
Support equipment specification and supplier selection
Write detailed assembly and test procedures
Assembly and testing of the propulsion systems
Support component / system acceptance testing, defining pressure / electrical test setups
Supporting spacecraft level testing, launch campaigns and In-orbit commissioning of Propulsion systems
Skills & Experience
Good Degree level in Mechanical / Aerospace Engineering
Positive & Enthusiastic
Flexible and able to work on a variety of projects/tasks
Organised and decisive, high attention to detail
Several years industry experience (ideally Space)
Good all-round knowledge of rocket propulsion systems, with an understanding of the functionality of valves, regulators, actuators etc.
Writing detailed reports and presenting to customers
Good analytical skills with some experience of mathematical modelling / simulation software
Hands-on engineering for hardware manufacture (build and test)
Computer Aided Design (e.g. Solidworks) would be beneficial
Other useful software such as Ansys, Labview, Matlab etc, would be beneficial
Proficient in Microsoft Office suite including Outlook, Excel, Word & Project [Essential]