Mechanical Design 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.

Mechanical design team is looking for a curious and motivated mechanical design engineer who will be contributing to the design and development of nano and micro satellites as well as their subsystem mechanical R&D. 


  • Support business development department with the design of preliminary satellite level and/or subsystem level layout and feasibility studies at pre-contract stage
  • Design and develop satellites and their mechanical subsystems
  • Assist simulation engineers by preparing (defeaturing) CAD geometry for FEA
  • Prepare relevant documentation for design reviews
  • Participate in design reviews, present the work done and collect feedback from colleagues as well as customers
  • Prepare manufacturing drawings and arrange manufacturing with external suppliers
  • Perform quick and simple structural and thermal calculations to justify design decisions
  • Design testing equipment for satellites and their subsystems
  • Process raw test data, analyze results, write test reports, and manage test related documentation


  • Good understanding of the following subjects: machine elements, materials engineering, manufacturing technology, mechanics of materials, structures, and solids
  • At least 2-years’ experience in 3D modelling with SolidWorks or equivalent (e.g. NX, Creo, Catia, etc.)
  • Some experience with 2D engineering drawings and a good understanding of geometric dimensioning and tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Good English language skills
  • Have an advanced knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Have good English language skills (at least B1)
  • Enjoy working in a team and independently


  • Work/internship experience in space industry
  • Familiarity with ECSS and NASA standards/handbooks
  • Experience in precision engineering
  • Experience in structural/thermal FEA simulations
  • Programming skills (Java, Python)
  • Experience in microcontrollers (Arduino, others) programming, system real time control, physical data (temperature, pressure, force, distance, etc.) acquisition, data processing
  • Hobby/personal technical project experience


  • Flexible work hours and possibility to work remotely
  • Workshops, global conferences, industry’s meetups and trainings of your choice (doesn’t matter if you want to be like Han Solo or Luke Skywalker, just tell us which skills you wish to boost)
  • Interesting professional challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Collaborative, engaged, smart and supportive colleagues
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Health Insurance
  • 33 days of holiday (including UK Bank Holidays)
  • Oh, did we mention space? Possibly it’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to launch your creations to space!

Tagged as: 3D modelling, solidworks

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