Senior Mechanical Engineer

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 Senior Mechanical Engineer is a vital member of the Mechanical Engineering team, with a primary focus on designing mechanisms, structures, test equipment, and integrating components into vehicle and/or ground launch system structures. They will also be responsible for developing and executing test and qualification campaigns. This role requires both independent work and effective collaboration within integrated teams to achieve objectives.

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, analyse, and verify mechanical and structural systems to meet allocated requirements.
  • 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 qualification.
  • 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.

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Aerospace, Mechatronics, or Structural Engineering.
  • 8+ years of experience with mechanical or structural design and analysis in a professional setting (excluding internships).
  • 6+ years experience with CAD, designing parts and assemblies.
  • 6+ years experience with at least one commercial FEA or Multiphysics simulation package.
  • 6+ years hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly, integration and/or testing.

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 management of large CAD assembly models.
  • Solid understanding and application of GD&T
  • Demonstrated understanding of structural analysis and failure modes of complex mechanical systems.
  • Analytical/scientific programming experience (Python, Matlab, Excel, etc).
  • Eligibility to obtain a NV1 Security Clearance.

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.