5 months ago
Our client are seeking a Chemical Propulsion Engineer with proven ability in space Propulsion systems design and development.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
- Take responsibility for the chemical propulsion equipment selected for the subsystem, i.e monopropellant/bi-propellant thrusters, liquid propellant tanks, fluidic components and technical follow-up with suppliers for the equipment qualification and procurement.
- Provide technical input to the design and development of new chemical propulsion subsystems for satellites/product lines. This will include, but not be limited to:
- Managing the technical requirements specification (URD) for chemical propulsion equipment and interface with the equipment supplier/s
- Evaluating supplier proposal reviews in TEBs and supporting propulsion equipment definition and selection;
- Preparing technical documentation for the solution through the different project life cycle milestones & reviews (PDR, CDR, QR etc)
- Interpreting mission/customer specific and generic system level requirements and establishing baseline technical requirements for the propulsion subsystem
- Support to propulsion subsystem fluidic analyses and preparation of analysis reports for subsystem PDR/CDR data packs
- Prepare AIT plans and test requirements for the subsystem.
- Perform subsystem engineering tasks with support from technical experts in other disciplines (eg Mechanical, thermal, AOCS)
- Perform ad-hoc additional duties that will arise from time to time that are consistent with the nature of this position
KEY SKILLS / PROVEN ABILITY
- Proven ability associated with Space Engineering (such as aerospace/astronautics/mechanical engineering)
- Demonstrated knowledge of state of the art chemical thrusters and associated subsystem architecture (primarily monopropellant hydrazine and bipropellants MON/MMH).
- Proven ability in design of subsystems using low toxicity or 'Green' alternative propellants, such as HTP, ADN or HAN would be advantageous.
- Demonstrated knowledge in space projects at different stages of the lifecycle from Phase 0/A to Phase D/E.
- Collaborating in a multi-discipline and international team environment
- Proven ability and proficiency in mathematical tools such as Excel/MATLAB.
- Good working knowledge of the thermodynamic properties of liquid propellants and pressurant gasses.
DESIRABLE SKILLS / ABILITY:
- Previous design and test of in-space chemical thrusters, liquid rocket engines or subsystems
- Systems engineering knowledge - across the "Systems V" - to achieve critical project outcomes to time, cost and quality;
- Good communication and influencing skills to build productive relationships with colleagues and stakeholders;
- While specific knowledge of the French and Italian languages is not a prerequisite for this position it would be advantageous to facilitate activities across the organisation.