Spacecraft Mechanical CAD Engineer

United Kingdom
Posted 4 weeks ago
Job CategoryMechanical Engineering

Our client is recruiting an experienced and motivated Spacecraft Mechanical CAD Engineer.


  • Generation of mechanical spacecraft, subsystem, and unit level requirements.
  • Plan 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.
  • Generate inputs to project lifecycle reviews (PDR, CDR, etc).
  • Support Procurement Manager with the manufacturing supply chain.
  • Assist company-wide projects and activities as a member of the global team.

Essential Skills

  • Diploma; bachelor or master’s degree in mechanical engineering or relevant engineering/science discipline.
  • 3+ years of experience as a mechanical design engineer in the space industry.
  • Proficient ideally using SolidWorks, or alternatively other CAD software packages such as SpaceClaim, AutoCAD, CATIA, NX, etc.
  • Ability to prepare and deliver to a project plan.

Desired Skills

  • Experience working in a start-up environment or SME.
  • Experience performing FEA using structural analysis software packages such as Ansys.
  • Experience designing innovative spacecraft related hardware and / or efficient mechanical solutions.

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