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 Mechanical Engineer II will work with engineering teams to design mechanism, structures, and integration of sub-systems into vehicle structures.  In addition to design of mechanisms and structures, the Mechanical Engineer II will verify hardware meets requirements through analysis, test, or both.  You will be capable of working independently to develop test setups for verification activities and work as part of integrated teams to deliver objectives. Required to document and communicate across teams to ensure duties are performed in an efficient and timely manner whilst adhering to Gilmour Space policies and procedures.

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 and verify mechanical and structural systems to meet customer and Gilmour requirements across both Launch vehicle and satellite programs.
  • Utilize the full spectrum of the design, analysis, test, and manufacturing tools to create efficient structures and components.
  • Ownership of product delivery timeline through conception, design, assembly, and launch.
  • Develop test plans for parts through development, qualification, and acceptance testing.
  • Review specifications and other data to develop mechanical layouts.
  • Analyse and interpret data collected during testing.
  • Ability to problem solve and understand complex problems; incumbent must be able to resolve situations that demand solutions.
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Minimum Qualifications, Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, or Structural Engineering.
  • 3+ years of experience with mechanical, electromechanical, or structural design and analysis in a professional setting (excluding internships).
  • 3+ years’ experience with CAD designing parts and assemblies
    (Solid works preferred, Inventor, CATIA etc.), or
  • 2+ years’ experience with at least one commercial FEA or Multiphysics simulation package (ANSYS preferred or NASTRAN, ABAQUS, CFD codes, etc.)
  • 2+ years’ hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly, integration and/or testing.
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred.

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • 4+ years’ experience of professional experience in mechanical design and analysis
  • 4+ years of hands-on project experience with complex mechanical systems, preferably as a lead
  • Ability to manage large assembly models and drawings
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural analysis and failure modes of complex mechanical systems.
  • 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
  • Analytical/scientific programming experience (Python, Matlab, Excel, etc).

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.