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.

Want to build rockets in Bowen? We’re recruiting for a Propulsion Test Engineer Graduate to assist the propulsion team in the design, test, and analysis of propulsion test infrastructure and sub-systems. Support the development of in-house capability and know-how to design, manufacture, and test liquid bi-propellant, hybrid rocket engines, electric pump feed systems, and all necessary sub-systems. You will document and communicate across teams to ensure duties are performed in an efficient and timely manner whilst adhering to Gilmour Space policies and procedures.

This role will be based in Bowen, QLD at our launch facility. 

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 Bowen, 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

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.

  • Assist in the fluid and mechanical design of test stands for rocket engines and sub- systems
  • Assist in the operation of and direction to teams operating test stands and infrastructure to efficiently, effectively, and safely execute rocket engine and sub- system testing
  • Support the development of detailed designs for test infrastructure, stand and associated systems
  • Assist in the assembling, fitting, and functional testing of test infrastructure and associated systems
  • Prepare and conduct testing and test reviews in accordance with policies, plans and procedures
  • Troubleshoot test systems and articles, perform root cause analysis
  • Assist research, development, qualification, and acceptance tests of propulsion sub-systems
  • Under supervision, undertake explosive simulations and analysis for risk assessment and safety case development
  • Support research & development as well as product development, and the assembly and fabrication of propulsion sub-systems
  • Develop and review procedures and checklist for executing testing operations and maintenance
  • Develop and review procedures for manufacturing and maintaining test components, assets, and infrastructure
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in an Engineering discipline
  • Proficiency with CAD designing parts and assemblies
  • Proficiency with at least one commercial FEA or Multiphysics simulation package
  • Hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly, integration, and
  • 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 work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers
  • Creative problem solver that can bring multiple disciplines together
  • Ability to rapidly change roles/responsibilities while working in a high-paced, challenging work environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications

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.