Propulsion - Pump Design Engineer - Functional

Permanent employee, Full-time · Bordeaux

Your mission
Here at The Exploration Company we are developing, producing, and operating Nyx, a modular and reusable space orbital vehicle that can eventually be refueled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.
We want you as a talented Pump Design Engineer to help us in our mission by supporting the hydrodynamic and mechanical design of the electrical pumps for our cryogenic engine.
You will be successful in this role if you are able to help us:
  • Design the hydrodynamic and mechanical architecture of the pumps in strong cooperation with the propulsion and avionics teams
  • Define key pump design iterations up to the final configuration
  • Evaluate, select, and own the technical aspects of the procurement from the selected hardware partners

In your capacity as Pump Design Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • Contributing to the hydrodynamic sizing and flow path design and analysis for the pumps 
  • Contributing to the pump structural, modal or rotordynamics analyses
  • Working with designers to support accurate and correct models and drawings for pump assembly and components
  • Developing validation/verification tools dedicated to the design and development of pumps
  • Supporting pump components and assembly test campaigns (configuration definition, test execution and results reviews)
  • Interfacing with the avionic and power team regarding motors and drivers selection and integration

What we would love to see from you
In the role of Pump Design Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Master's degree or higher in aeronautical/astronautical, aerospace or mechanical engineering
  • Strong understanding of pump assembly or component design
  • Strong understanding of turbomachinery aerodynamics, hydrodynamics and mechanical design
  • Experience with pump manufacturing is an asset
  • Experience with pump testing is an asset
  • Experience using CAD to design parts/assemblies is an asset
Skills and Behaviours:
  • Strong organizing and prioritization of tasks
  • Positive and flexible attitude to get the job done
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with The Exploration Company’s core values of Commitment, Innovation, Trust, Quality, and Teamwork
Why you should join us
What makes us special here at The Exploration Company and why we think you will enjoy working here is:
  • We’re Agile - we make decisions fast whilst keeping our goals and systems in mind.
  • We’re Open and Collaborative - we are transparent about risks and obstacles, so that we can cooperate together to overcome them.
  • We have a lot of Fun - we refuel our energy knowing we are democratizing space. It’s a wonderful and rare opportunity, are YOU up for the challenge?
On top of this wonderful opportunity working with us at The Exploration Company, we provide the following:
  • Hybrid working (if applicable after Covid)
  • Medical benefits
We'd love to hear from you if you wish to be a part of our journey. Please submit your CV now for immediate consideration and we will be in touch shortly.
About us
The Exploration Company develops, produces and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can eventually be refuelled in orbit, and which carries cargo - and potentially humans in the longer run.

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