Job Description

All Orbits, All Planets – Join us on our journey

Gilmour Space is the leading Australian rocket company, pioneering next-generation hybrid propulsion technologies for small satellite launch vehicles.

The Junior Mission Manager will support the Lead Mission Manager in ensuring the smooth operation of the Mission Management Department. You will work closely with a talented team of engineers to develop, analyse, test, and operate launch vehicles, satellites, and their subsystems, with the primary goal of ensuring highly reliable flight. You will be responsible engaging with both internal and external stakeholders to facilitate the design, management and execution of missions across launch vehicle and satellite programs at Gilmour Space.

Why you should join our mission:

You will be joining a team that is working together to achieve the unimaginable for human access to space. You will be encouraged to reach your highest potential through continuous learning and embracing change. This role also offers:

  • Unique opportunity to join a rocket company based on the Gold Coast, Australia
  • Experience the buzz of working and contributing towards a rocket launch- Join the team now to be onboard in time for our launch date
  • Work in a passionate, vibrant and welcoming team that’s driven by its culture that emphasizes safety and conducts initiatives such as team BBQs
  • Expand your skills and knowledge into the innovative aerospace industry
  • Easy access from the M1

How you will contribute to our mission in getting Australia to space:

The below is designed to give you an idea of the role you will play. There will be many more exciting and innovative things to do.

  • Work with internal and external stakeholders to develop and validate missions.
  • Collaborate with other discipline and subsystem representatives across program and team boundaries to consider all necessary trades and ensure end-to-end mission success.
  • Develop and present technical content on complex designs, trade studies, risks, and issues.
  • Collaborate with program, engineering and production groups to understand vehicle and product readiness and how changes impact requirements, vehicle risk, launch and other key mission dates.
  • Coordinate and chair customer reviews and ensure that contract deliverables are delivered on time and per the customer’s expectation, including taking responsibility for payment milestones.
  • Serve as the Mission Manager for major flight tests and/or milestone, including carrying end-to-end responsibility for mission success.
  • Influence and steer programmatic and technical development to meet the end objectives of current and future customer contracts and missions.
  • Work with the Gilmour Space launch vehicles design teams, satellites design teams, operations teams and customers to develop integration and operations plans.
  • Lead new technical projects from proposal through completion.
  • Responsible for ensuring legislative and regulatory coordination is kept on schedule and facilitate generation of materials as required (such as Australian Space Agency Australian Launch Permit, Hight Power Rocket Permit, Overseas Payload Permit applications, ACMA agreements and authorisations, transportation licences, customs and export licences/permits, etc.)
  • Manage execution of sub-contracts, collaboration activities, and task agreements between customers and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties as requested by Lead Mission Manager.

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s (B.S.) degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Aerospace / Aeronautical Engineering or relevant STEM degree.
  • 2-3 years of experience working with launch vehicles and or spacecraft
  • Experience working with Australian Department of Defence, Australian Space Agency, or Other Government Agencies

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience

We recognise you may not meet all of the below, but don’t let that deter you. We are always looking for hard workers to join our team, so what are you waiting for? Let’s send Australia to space!

  • Leadership, motivational and/or negotiating skill. Anticipates and responds to the needs of others.
  • Well-developed communication, interpersonal, conflict resolution skills.
  • Proven Ability to prioritise and manage work demands and deliver outcomes.
  • Self-motivated, results oriented with a high level of attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated commitment to health and safety, quality assurance, continuous improvement, and environmental management.
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred.

How to Apply:

If you are a proactive team player with a passion to get Australia to space and a desire to succeed, please apply now by clicking the apply button and including your resume and cover letter or head to our website: CAREER | Gilmour Space Technologies | Rocket launch provider ( 

Gilmour Space Technologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all team members. We strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for all positions.