Propulsion - System Layout Technical 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 CAD Designer to help us in our mission by leading the modelling of the physical architecture of our propulsive system.

You will be successful in this role if you are able to help us:
  • Build the CAD physical model of the propulsive system and their sub-systems on CATIA
  • Maturate the CAD models by adjusting the architecture, and accommodation based on system trades and subsystem feedback
  • Define the volume allocations and clearances specifications towards the vehicle subsystems
In your capacity as Propulsive System CAD Designer, your role will be continuously evolving, but day to day your duties will include:
  • Contributing to the choices in terms of overall architecture, equipment accommodation, and main materials
  • Collaborating closely with thermal and structural analysts, materials, and manufacturing engineers to ensure compliance of the physical architecture with the spacecraft architecture, the system environments, and manufacturing constraints
  • Ensuring the configuration management of the CAD models 
  • Managing the propulsive system structure mass budget aided by the CAD model, and tracked in the overall system database
  • Contributing to co-engineering sessions with the vehicle design, propulsion, and system engineers, by sharing guidelines or orders of magnitude in order to converge on the feasibility of a solution, based on engineering feeling or a simplified analytical approach 
  • Contributing to the improvement of CAD tools and processes
What we would love to see from you
In the role of Propulsive System CAD Designer ideally, you will have the following:
  • Bachelor degree in CAD design 
  • Advanced degree in mechanical, aerospace, or manufacturing engineering would be appreciated
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working in aerospace CAD design
  • Experience with CAD software (CATIA, Solidworks...)
  • Strong knowledge of aerospace vehicle design or equivalent is an asset
  • 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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