Assistant Propulsion Engineer

Gravitilab Aerospace Services

Direct Entry Job Permanent Norwich, UK

Uploaded 1 Nov 2021

Job Description

Job Description

Assistant propulsion engineer, hybrid propulsion


  • Assist on the Design, Prototyping and Validation Hybrid Rocket Fuel.
  • Assist on the Design, Prototyping and Validation of Hybrid Rocket Feed System
  • Schedule and implement reliability testing for systems in development

Person Specification


  • Experience with paraffin blending and casting
  • Minimum of 2 years propulsion background experience
  • Hybrid Rocket propulsion experience
  • Experience with pressurisation and feed systems
  • Basic CFD analysis understanding for Fluid Dynamics, Heat Transfer and Aerodynamics
  • Understanding of material strengths, composite materials and stress testing
  • Good hands-on approach to manufacture, assembly and test of components and systems
  • Strong experience with MATLAB and Simulink for Analysis and Prototyping


  • Risk assessment experience
  • Experience with understanding interfaces between subsystems of the rocket.
  • Experience with N2O
  • Experience with Ignition systems
  • Awareness of ECSS standards, and experience of projects through Phase 0/A To D/E

Desirable Skills and Qualities

  • Knowledge and experience of industry suppliers
  • Good Microsoft Office skills, Word, Excel and SharePoint
  • Positive ‘can-do’ attitude and ability to understand a ‘new space’ start-up environment
  • Ability to prepare technical documentation
  • Understanding of mechanical processes and operations, Health & safety IOSH
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team


Send a cover letter and C.V. to [email protected]