Propulsion - System Mechanical Engineer

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 Propulsive System Mechanical Engineer to help us in our mission by defining and justifying the mechanical design of our propulsive system.
You will be successful in this role if you are able to help us:
  • Build the mechanical models of the propulsive system and subsystems, with the right level of complexity depending on the maturity and the goals of the study
  • Define the mechanical load cases to be analyzed at the propulsive system components level based on the load cases provided by the spacecraft design team for all mission phases
  • Contribute to the accommodation of the mechanical system with the vehicle design team
Tasks:
In your capacity as Propulsive System Mechanical Engineer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • Evaluate the behavior of the propulsive system hardware with respect to the requirements and the loads induced on the several subsystems 
  • Provide guidance and support to the structural and thermal analysts in building and feeding their detailed models, and potentially build yourself, detailed models, as needed
  • Build the sizing and optimization logic and unlock any potential design, performance, or compatibility issue using quick analytic/simplified approaches to guide them in the right direction
  • Build up the requirements for each component of the propulsive system towards the team and/or suppliers in close interaction with the MAIT team and CAD engineer
  • Contribute to the different propulsive system test campaigns (definition, instrumentation, post-process...)
  • Contribute to the creation and improvement of the mechanical analysis tools 
What we would love to see from you
In the role of Propulsive System Mechanical Engineer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Advanced degree in thermo-mechanical, aerospace or manufacturing engineering 
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in aerospace vehicle design
  • Experience with CAD software (CATIA, Solidworks...)
  • Experience with Structural analysis software (Hyperworks, Nastran, …)
  • Experience in building simplified thermo-mechanical models on Matlab, Python, C+
  • Strong knowledge of aerospace vehicle design and associated challenges
  • Experience in Additive Manufacturing  is an asset
  • Fluent in English. German and French is an asset
What we would love to see from you:
  • 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
At The Exploration Company, we are democratizing space exploration i.e., by making it affordable, available, and open. Our high-impact team is driven by competence, impact, and efficiency. We are doers, team players, and problem solvers.  Our culture is driven by technology, learning by doing, and passion for what we do.
 
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?
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.

The Exploration Company is an equal-opportunity employer and values diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Relocation assistance is provided for those willing to relocate including visa sponsorship where applicable.
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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