Senior Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer

United Kingdom
Posted 1 month ago
Job CategoryMechanical Engineering

Our client is recruiting an experienced and motivated Senior Spacecraft Mechanical Engineer. This is a unique opportunity to join a dynamic and rapidly growing company seeking to make a positive contribution to the company. The role will allow the right candidate to shape solutions for missions.


  • Assist the generation of mechanical spacecraft and hardware requirements.
  • Plan and lead the mechanical design of hardware including spacecraft structure, mechanisms, unit modules, and ground support equipment to meet mission requirements.
  • Work closely with Mechanical Analysis Engineer on the structural analysis of flight and mission support hardware.
  • Work with AIV team to ensure that mechanical design considers ease of manufacture, assembly, integration and test.
  • Define and perform hardware related activities throughout spacecraft design and development, Assembly Integration and Verification phases, and Launch campaigns.
  • Lead structural testing of flight and engineering related hardware.
  • Generate and maintain MCAD related documentation including specifications, part / assembly / ICD drawings, procedures, work instructions, reports, etc.
  • Support and generate inputs to project lifecycle reviews (PDR, CDR, etc).
  • Support Procurement Manager with manufacturing supply chain.
  • Assist company-wide projects and activities as an integrated member of the team.

Essential Skills

  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in mechanical engineering or relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience as mechanical design engineer in space industry.
  • Experience as mechanical lead of a space mission.
  • Extensive proficiency using CAD software packages such as SolidWorks, SpaceClaim, AutoCAD, CATIA, NX, etc.
  • Experience performing FEA using structural analysis software packages such as Ansys.
  • Ability to prepare and execute to a project plan.
  • Ability to coordinate and lead a team.

Desired Skills

  • Background and proficiency performing FEA using structural analysis software.
  • Experience designing innovative spacecraft mechanisms and/or mechanical packaging solutions.

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