Propulsion Engineer II

Gilmour Space Technologies

About the job

All Orbits, All Planets -Join us on our journey

Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid
propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.
Want to build rockets on the Gold Coast? We’re recruiting a Propulsion Engineer to work on our

Why you should join our mission:

Our dedicated team is working together to achieve the unimaginable for human access to space. You
will be encouraged to reach your highest potential through continuous learning and embracing
change in a dynamic environment. This role also offers:

  • Proudly working and contributing towards an Australian owned rocket launch company.
  • Work in a passionate, vibrant and welcoming team that’s driven to become the largest sovereign space employer in Australia.
  • Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity, bringing your new bold ideas and being a part of Australia’s space history.
  • Thrive and expand your skills and knowledge in an innovative aerospace industry
  • Easy access from the M1

How you will contribute to our mission in getting Australia to space:

The below is designed to give you an idea of the role you will play. There will be many more exciting
and innovative things to do.

  • Fluid and mechanical design of test stands for hybrid and liquid rocket engines.
  • Develop CAD models and drawings of test stands and rocket engine components.
  • Analyse experimental hot fire test data
  • Troubleshoot systems and root cause analysis
  • Assist/Lead qualification tests of propulsion systems
  • Ballistic simulations and simulation tool development for development of orbital class motor
  • Support design of catalyst packs, bi-propellant liquid rockets and hybrid rocket motor case design
  • Develop written procedures and checklist for orchestrating testing operations
  • Develop written procedures for manufacturing test components
  • Assist in the assembly and fabrication of motor components, when required
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Skills and Experience:

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors (BS) degree in an Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in propulsion, mechanical, fluid system design and analysis in a professional setting (excluding internships)
  • 3+ years’ experience with CAD designing parts and assemblies (Onshape preferred, Inventor, CATIA etc.), or
  • 3+ years’ experience with at least one commercial FEA or Multiphysics simulation package (ANSYS preferred or NASTRAN, ABAQUS, CFD codes, etc.)
  • 3+ years’ hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly, integration and testing.
  • Must be capable of obtaining and maintaining an Australian Government NV Level 1 Security Clearance

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

We recogniseyou may not meet all of the below, but don’t let that deter you. We are always
looking for hard workers to join our team, so what are you waiting for? Let’s send Australia to

  • 3+ years’ experience of professional experience in rocket propulsion
  • Enjoy working with your hands to create quality results
  • Knowledge of standards concerning the design of high-pressure fluid systems
  • Hard worker who enjoys contributing to team goals
  • Ability to manage large assembly models and drawings
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T
  • Ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
  • Creative problem solver that can bring multiple disciplines together
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution skills
  • Proven ability to prioritize and manage work demands and deliver outcomes
  • Self-motivated, results oriented with a high level of attention to detail

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