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 looking to hire 2 x Propulsion Engineer II’s. As part of the Propulsion team at Gilmour Space, you will be responsible for design, test, and analysis of various rocket propulsion system elements. You will be helping to develop in-house capability and know-how to design, manufacture, and test liquid rocket engines, hybrid motors, and/or propulsion fluid systems. Your responsibilities will include documenting your work and communicating across teams to ensure duties are performed in an efficient and timely manner, while 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:

  • Design and analyse fluid and mechanical components/subsystems for hybrid and liquid rocket engines
  • Develop CAD models and drawings of test stands and rocket engine components
  • Formulate hardware test plans, support test campaigns, and evaluate experimental test results
  • Troubleshoot issues and perform root cause analyses
  • Assist/lead qualification tests of propulsion components/subsystems
  • Develop written procedures and checklist for performing test operations
  • Guide the development of written procedures for manufacturing components
  • Coordinate the fabrication, assembly and integration of propulsion system elements
  • Support launch preparations and launch operations, as needed
  • Perform other duties as requested by Management

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.

  • Bachelors (BS) degree in an Engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in propulsion, mechanical, fluid system design and analysis in a professional setting (excluding internships)
  • 3+ years’ experience with CAD designing parts and assemblies
    (NX/Teamcenter preferred, but other relevant experience is valuable), or
  • 3+ years’ experience with at least one commercial FEA or Multiphysics simulation package (ANSYS preferred or NASTRAN, ABAQUS, CFD codes, etc.)
  • 3+ years’ hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly, integration and testing.
  • 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!

  • 3+ years’ experience of professional experience in rocket propulsion
  • Knowledge of standards concerning the design of high-pressure fluid systems
  • Ability to manage large assembly models and drawings
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T standards to design and manufacturing processes
  • 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.