Booster Reusability Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain

About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies.

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new heights by making space more accessible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier.

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward.


As a booster reusability engineer you will be responsible for achieving rapid reusability while ensuring vehicle reliability.


  • Lead operations in the field to safe and process the booster. 
  • Develop procedures, test plans, and concept of operations for booster processing. 
  • Support booster recovery operations which includes contracting vendors, creating cost estimates, developing and authoring field procedures, managing a team, executing offshore and onshore operations, and leading recovery operations in the field. 
  • Drive more efficient operations to improve booster recovery cost and hardware health for improved refurbishment timelines. 
  • Support refurbishment operations, process development, qualification or testing of flight proven boosters and payload fairing vehicles, through technical guidance, procedure writing, and hands-on support. 
  • Support responsible engineers with reuse qualification or prototype efforts through planning or test execution. 
  • Design, build, and test new ground support equipment in support of improving recovery operations.
  • Ensure systems are in place to guarantee hardware readiness – including, but not limited to, preventative maintenance, critical spares, and hardware testing. 
  • Remain synchronized with all Recovery Operations to ensure commonality in both hardware and operations where applicable.


Necessary Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering. 
  • >1 years of experience. 
  • Experience managing engineering projects across multiple departments. 
  • Hands-on hardware experience performing fabrication, assembly or testing. 
  • Knowledge in space launchers. 
  • Knowledge of recovery systems. 
  • Knowledge in integration. 

Desired Requirements

  • A strong level of English. 
  • Multitasking. 
  • Teamwork. 
  • Problem Solving. 
  • Workload capacity. 
  • Autonomy. 


Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. 

We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 


Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks and those fizzy waters you love. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 


Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Find balance: PLD Space offers 23 days of annual leave, 6 global wellbeing days, and public holidays. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 


Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.