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Propulsion Systems Design Engineer

Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace

Design
Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, November 15, 2022

We are looking for a Systems Design Engineer with a practical, can-do attitude to join our in-space propulsion team in Delft, The Netherlands.

In this role, you will be responsible for the full design and development cycle of in-space propulsion systems for our growing portfolio of customers. This includes both recurring production and custom developments.

Based on current units in space and in development/production, we're fast on track to become the number one supplier of green-chemical propulsion systems globally.

Responsibilities

  • Requirement’s identification, definition, and management.
  • Development of system concepts from high-level requirements.
  • Design and analysis of green propulsion systems.
  • Support in AIT activities.
  • Support the commercial and management team in project planning, scheduling, and budgeting.
  • Interface management and other aspects of systems engineering.
  • Design component for small satellite propulsion systems, in different domains such as fluidic and electrical systems.
  • Writing of documentation such as customer technical reports, qualification and test procedures.
  • Support in the development of complex monolithic (oxidizer and fuel) pressure systems.
  • A MSc. in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or similar.
  • 5+ years of experience in design and development of space systems.
  • Experience with the spacecraft design process.
  • Experience in the application of systems engineering methods.
  • Experience with MATLAB, Python or similar.
  • Experience with computer-aided design, preferably SolidWorks.
  • Experience in working with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with evolving project constraints flexibly and positively.
  • Ability to filter information to focus on key aspects and maintain and close attention to detail.

Desired qualifications and experience

  • Familiar with spacecraft design standards and quality management systems
  • Experience in systems engineering tools in a spacecraft design context
  • Familiarity with lightweight engineering
  • Manufacturing and production experience
  • Working in a geographically widespread team
  • Demonstrated experience in effectively and appropriately balancing performance, resource use, risk, cost, and schedule
  • Strong analytical skills

Important!

If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. For any questions you might have before applying or if you would like to have a general conversation about Dawn Aerospace, you can contact our Recruiter, Anna Thouvenin at a.thouvenin@dawnaerospace.com.

About Dawn Aerospace

Dawn Aerospace is a space transportation company with a purpose.
Our mission is to enable the next generation of space users by providing more sustainable and scalable ways to access and move around in space. We believe this access, in the form of a transportation network, will fundamentally change what’s possible from space. We currently focus on two areas of space transportation:

- In-space propulsion
We're a leading supplier of turnkey green propulsion systems for various classes of satellites. Our system utilise safe, accessible propellants and we have over 50 of these propulsion units on 12 operational satellites already. A further 200 units are in production.

- Space launch
Our Mk-II Aurora spaceplane demonstrator has completed 50 successful flights and we recently completed the first campaign utilising rocket engines. Mk-II is unique in that it combines the performance of a rocket and the rapid reusability and economic model of an aircraft.

Our international teams are distributed across three locations: New Zealand, the Netherlands, and the USA.

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Important!

If you think you have what it takes but are unsure that you check every box, we still want to hear from you. For any questions you might have before applying or if you would like to have a general conversation about Dawn Aerospace, you can contact our Recruiter, Anna Thouvenin at a.thouvenin@dawnaerospace.com.

To all recruitment agencies: Dawn Aerospace does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, our employees, or any other company location. Dawn Aerospace will not be responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.