Structural Analysis Engineer

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With over 120 missions under the teams’ belt and core smallsat technologies developed in-house, NanoAvionics is a go-to expert taking care of every smallsat mission-related aspect on the ground, at the launch site, and in space.

Simulations team is looking for a curious and motivated Structural Analysis Engineer who will be contributing to the design and development of nano and micro satellites by performing structural calculations and analyses.


  • Be ultimately responsible for proving the structural integrity of our satellite projects
  • Use industry-leading simulation software applications and programs
  • Develop Finite Element Models to investigate satellite behaviour in a variety of mechanical environments
  • Support business development department with feasibility checks, trade-off studies at pre-contract stage
  • Engage with a multitude of engineering disciplines to conduct perfomance and trade-off studies
  • Suggest reliable structural solutions to ensure a structurall optimal design
  • Build equipment-level and system-level models
  • Prepare model validation plans, support with physical testing and subsequently correlate models with real-world data
  • Work with launch authorities and platform integrators
  • Prepare technical documentation and present the to colleagues and customers
  • Engage in continuous improvement through development of standards and best practices


  • Have a thorough understanding of structural mechanics, particularly in dynamics and vibration theory
  • Have a degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • Be a proficient user of at least one CAD software (SolidWorks or equivalent)
  • Have experience with FEA software (Simcenter 3D, NASTRAN or equivalent)
  • Have good English language skills (at least B1)
  • Engage with the team and department but also be comfortable working independently
  • Be technologically literate (VPNs, remote desktops, MS Office, Sharepoint, Jira)
  • Be prepared for business travel from time to time to support business needs


  • Work/internship experience in space industry
  • Familiarity with ECSS and NASA standards/handbooks
  • Experience with vibration testing
  • Programming skills (Java, Python)


  • Starting from 2100 – 2800 eur gross/month
  • The final offer will depend based on the level of competencies and experience

Tagged as: analyst, structural

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