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.

We are hiring 3 x Mechanical Engineer I. Mechanical Engineer I’s will work with the engineering teams to design mechanisms, structures, test hardware for ground and space segment systems, as required by the schedule. Additionally, you will integrate sub-systems into the Eris structure and test hardware to validate designs. You will also be responsible for documenting and communicating designs internally with the manufacturing group and with external manufacturing contractors. To do this, it will require you to develop drawings and other documents to communicate your design intent.

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.

  • Design custom hardware and maintain existing documentation.
  • Design and test vehicle structures and mechanisms using CAD and FEA software.
  • Design mechanical ground support equipment to aid integration and test.
  • Review specifications and other data to develop mechanical layouts.
  • Update drawings to support manufacturing with engineering change orders.
  • Oversee project documentation.
  • Create detailed drawings incorporating an understanding of GD&T.
  • Analyse and interpret data collected during testing.
  • Other duties as requested by management.

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, or Structural Engineering.
  • 1+ years of Mechanical or Structural design and Drafting Experience (including internships or personal projects).
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred.

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!

  • Ability to manage large assembly models and drawings.
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T.
  • Experience working in project teams such as Formula SAE, Hybrid Electric Vehicle, University Rocketry Clubs.
  • Familiarity with welded structures and design approaches.
  • Ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers.
  • Creative problem solver that can bring multiple disciplines together.
  • Self-motivated with strong multi-tasking, organizational, communication and documentation skills.

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.