COPV Design Engineer

Company Details

Delivering hardware to space. Positioning satellites on orbit.

Dawn Aerospace is seeking an engineer with a strong background in composite overwrapped pressure vessels (COPVs), preferably with rocket and/or satellite propellant tank experience. Ideally the person in this role will have a background in design, manufacturing, and testing. This role requires critical thinking in hardware integration and product lifecycles.

Dawn is looking for highly-skilled team members keen to work in dynamic and challenging environments. You will be given ownership of goals from start-to-finish. You must have the ability and desire to work in a young company. If you want a narrow, thoroughly defined, smooth and routine role, this is not for you. We believe in giving you the tools you need, then getting out of your way.

You take ownership and make things happen. You use creative methods to get things done vastly faster than the average person. You can work with limited instruction and exceed expectations. You are here to make an impact.

What you will do:

  • Perform structural design and analysis of COPVs within project requirements
  • Support liner manufacturing and filament winding activity
  • Travel as needed to assist in vendor selection, and management
  • Define, plan, and execute qualification and acceptance testing
  • Support acceptance testing data reduction and post fire/flight inspections


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 3-5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Project/subcontract management experience
  • Experience with COPV design or manufacturing
  • Knowledge of fluid systems sizing and analysis
  • Experience with Solidworks a strong plus
  • Experience with Abaqus with filament winding module a strong plus
  • Experience with the design of flight vehicles or vehicle systems to a set of requirements or standards such as ECSS-E-ST-32-02C, ANSI/AIAA S-081B-2018, NASA-STD-5001 or similar.
  • Excellent organizational, communication and problem-solving skills
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint

Tagged as: solidworks, nasa-std-5001, ecss-e-st-32-02c, ansi/aiaa s-081b-2018

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