Senior Propulsion 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.

Want to build rockets on the Gold Coast? We’re recruiting for a Senior Turbomachinery Engineer within our Propulsion department to lead the engineering and development of turbomachinery to completion. Develop in-house capability and know-how on designing, manufacturing, and testing and all necessary sub- systems. You will document and communicate across all teams to ensure duties are performed in an efficient and timely manner whilst adhering to Gilmour Space Technologies 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.

  • Develop in-house design and simulation tools required for turbine and pump
  • Prepare and grow the company’s capability to manufacture, assemble and test turbines and pumps and required auxiliary sub-systems.
  • Assist the Quality department on performing quality checks, cleanliness inspection and measurements on received, manufacture and assembled parts.
  • Ensure engineering models, simulations tools and technical documents are up to date and in accordance to Gilmour Space Technologies policies and procedures.
  • Communicate with head of propulsion, program managers and team members throughout the company to develop good working relationships and ensure daily operational requirements are met.
  • Capacity to maintain and develop good working relationships with internal and external stakeholders

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Mechanical
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in developing high performance mechanical and fluid systems, ideally involving pumps and/or turbines.
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible

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!

  • The ability to work independently and part of
  • Work out development and test plans, establish technical requirements, create test specifications, and create relevant technical reports and documents.
  • Have know-how to understand and critically assess dimensions, structural and thermal loads, material capabilities, manufacturing capabilities, sealings, fluids relevant to the development of pump and turbine systems.
  • Have experience in using industry standard turbomachinery software and/or be able to establish inhouse developed codes and simulation techniques.
  • Lead and participate in manufacturing readiness reviews, test readiness and test review boards.

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.