CFD Simulation Engineer (for propulsion system and thermal simulations)

Gravitilab Aerospace Services

Direct Entry Job Permanent Norfolk, UK

Uploaded 4 Nov 2021

Job Description

Gravitilab is based in Norfolk, with collaborations and operations with launch partners in Scotland. An exciting, fast-growing start-up and industry pathfinder for microgravity testing services and aiding LaunchUK. With decades of experience in rocket technology, we are now seeking a new member of the team to expand our propulsion team.

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

Person Specification



  • Propulsion background of 2 years 
  • Hybrid Rocket propulsion background 
  • Strong experience with MATLAB and Simulink for Analysis and Prototyping 
  • CFD analysis understanding for: 
  • ParametricSimulations
  • Fluid system and Injector modelling and design
  • Multiphase and Compressible Modelling and Flow Analysis
  • Combustion Modelling and Propulsion performance Validation
  • Thermal Design Simulations


  • Experience with understanding interfaces between subsystems of the launch vehicle 
  • CFD Aerodynamic Simulation experience 
  • Experience with N2O and/or Rocket Motor oxidisers 
  • Awareness of ECSS standards, and experience of projects through Phase 0/A To D/E 


  • 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