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Propulsion Engineer - EP/CP

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  • Location

    Oxfordshire, England

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    Aerospace and Defence

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    Amy Minnock

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  • Published:

    5 months ago

  • Duration:

    6 months

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Propulsion Product Engineer

Location: Harwell

Duration: 6 months

Our client is seeking a Propulsion Product Engineer (Electrical Propulsion or Chemical Propulsion) to work with a team of talented and passionate engineers to tackle difficult problems and push the boundaries of in-space propulsion. The successful candidate will take responsibility for the propulsion equipment selected for the subsystem i.e. monopropellant/bi-propellant thrusters, electric thrusters (HETS GIEs etc) propellant tanks, pressurant tanks, fluidic components and technical follow-up with suppliers for the equipment qualification and procurement. They will also support propulsion architects and subsystem technical leads with technical document preparation for projects, studies and bids, and provide technical input to future propulsion developments and contribute to continuous improvement of our products, systems and processes.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Provide technical input to the design and development of new chemical propulsion subsystems for TAS 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 technical requirements for the equipment of the subsystem
  • Perform ad-hoc additional duties that will arise from time to time that are consistent with the nature of this position

Proven Ability / Key Skills


  • Demonstrated knowledge of state-of-the-art chemical and/or electric propulsion subsystem technologies
  • Demonstrated proven ability in space projects at different stages of the lifecycle from Phase 0/A to Phase D/E
  • Proven ability of collaborating in a multi-discipline and international team environment


  • Previous proven ability in design and/or testing of in-space propulsion components such as chemical thrusters (monoprop, biprop) electric thrusters (e.g. HETs, GIEs) tanks, valves, or subsystems
  • 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