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 are hiring for a Senior Propulsion Engineer (Engine Systems) to support the Head of Propulsion Engineering with the design, test, and production of high-performance liquid bi-propellant rocket engines for our family of orbital launch vehicles. 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 processes.

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

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.

  • Lead the design and development of liquid rocket engines at the system level
  • Perform trade studies and performance analyses on pump-fed liquid rocket engines for our family of the orbital launch vehicles
  • Create document packages for design reviews, post-test reviews and launch readiness milestones
  • Support the design, development, and commissioning of new engine test facilities
  • Define test requirements and support test campaigns to develop and qualify liquid engine systems
  • Support vehicle integration & test activities, as well as launch operations
  • Act as a mentor to and support the development of junior team members in conjunction with the Head of Propulsion
  • Overseas travel to meet external consultants when required
  • Other duties as requested by management

Mandatory Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelors (BS) degree in an Engineering discipline
  • NV1 Security Clearance eligible preferred

Desired Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • 10+ years of experience in a similar role (e.g., propulsion industry)
  • Working knowledge of liquid engine system development activities from initial requirement definition through flight qualification/operation
  • Understanding of engine system performance and power balance analysis tools and methods
  • Familiarity with
  • Knowledge of engineering analysis tools and CAD systems
  • Knowledge of ECSS (E-10/30/60), MIL and NASA standards (as appropriate)
  • 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.