Mechanical Analysis Engineer

Company Details

Boosting the small satellites industry.

We are a launch company established in Spain, wich develops reusable, cost-effective space launch vehicles. PLD Space was founded by Raúl Torre and Raúl Verdú in Elche (Alicante), and now has more than 40 employees.

We are currently developing two launchers, the suborbital MIURA 1 and the orbital MIURA 5, both of which will greatly impact the space launch industry.

Since 2012, we have received the support of many high-level space industry companies, and currently we have currently received 28 million euros in funding.


As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for designing launch vehicle Propulsion elements and configurations in concert with Structures subsystem. Specific focus on Propellant lines design.


  • Participate in subsystem analysis and architecture of pressure-fed liquid rocket engine, including component sizing, loads determination, and detailed analysis.
  • Perform thermal / mechanical load analysis for propellant lines (including cryogenics and fuel lines as well as high pressure gas lines).
  • Create and manage test and development plans for engines and propulsion components.
  • Perform analysis and interpretation from Propulsion test and flight data.
  • Generation of Engineering documentation.
  • Maintain and improve program standard approaches to analysis.
  • Liaise with Design Engineers of the same department and with others Engineering departments (Structures design and stress, M&P, Quality, etc.) and provide information to the Manufacturing area under request.
  • Continuous research to optimize analysis solutions.
  • Identify and recommend opportunities to reduce costs and improve efficiency.
  • Complete the assigned tasks “on time, on quality, on cost”

Required competences

  • Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering Bachelor’s degree or demonstrable relevant experience in lieu thereof.
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant technical experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in analysis metallic structures for propellant lines.
  • Knowledge in selection and application of analysis criteria according to the loading conditions, working environment, etc.
  • Fluent written and oral communication both in Spanish and English

Valued competences

  • Previous experience in Aerospace Industry as Propulsion analysis engineer or Stress Analysis Engineer (or an equivalent combination of education and experience).
  • Familiar with the main manufacturing technologies and capabilities
  • Knowledge of the most common corrosion prevention rules and surface protection.
  • Knowledge of the most common cryogenic (LOX) cleaning procedures.
  • Knowledge of Cryogenic (LOX) manipulation.
  • Familiar with Aerospace standard parts and typical light materials, metallic and non-metallic.
  • Preferred software: Ansys and Teamcenter.
  • An occasional need to travel with the role will be required.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, dealing with situations that are constrained by time and managing different tasks at once.
  • Able to work autonomously with little supervision.

Trial Period: 3 months

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