Propulsion Engineer II (Turbopump Systems)

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.

Are you a Propulsion Engineer with the expertise to engineer and develop turbopumps from start to finish? Well, we are hiring for a Propulsion Engineer to develop in-house capability and know-how to design, manufacture, and test turbopumps and all necessary sub-systems. You will also be 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 development work of turbopumps for liquid and hybrid rocket engines.
  • Assist in manufacturing and integration of turbopump components and sub-systems
  • Design and manufacture of turbopump test stands.
  • Participate in test reviews of turbopumps and related components as required.
  • Other duties as requested by Management

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors (BS) degree in an engineering discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role (e.g., developing turbopumps for rocket systems)
  • 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!

  • Experience with the design of turbo machinery and pumps for (cryogenic fluids is a plus)
  • Experience with finite element analysis (FEA) software packages
  • Ability to perform calculations and analysis of turbopump systems
  • 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.