Mechanism Design & Analysis Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain



About PLD Space 

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 hights 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 part of launch complex team, you will be responsible for the Design of launch pads Mechanism. 

In addition, it will play a crucial role in the testing and validation processes, thus ensuring the overall quality and performance of our launch pad Mechanism. 


  • Design the mechanisms for launch pads and its mechanical and structural components, from the concept definition to the detailed design, performing also the standard components selection, such as fasteners, bearings, etc. 
  • Functional analysis, kinematic of mechanisms and clash analysis, as well as material selection in accordance with operating conditions, environment, etc. 
  • Selection of hydraulic actuators, according to requirements. 
  • Generation of engineering documentation: 3D models, drawings, bill of materials, weight reports, technical reports, engineering change notes, assemblies and installation manuals. 
  • Prototyping, testing, qualification and production. 
  • Support manufacturing and assembly processes, providing technical guidance and resolving any design-related issues that arise during production or mounting. 
  • Support the supply chain department in purchases of designed elements and subsystems, ensuring compliance with requirements, specifications, delivery time and cost. 



Necessary Requirements 

  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, or a related field such as industrial engineering, aerospace engineering or electromechatronics engineering. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Proficiency in 3D design software (Solidworks, Solid Edge, NX , Catia or Inventor). 
  • Experience in Drawing dimensioning, Tolerance Stack Analysis and Methods (ASME Y14.5, ISO 1101).  
  • Experience in mechanism design and selection of standard components (bearings, actuators, transmissions, etc.). 
  • Familiar with manufacturing technologies (machining, sheet metal forming, welding), and assembly’s processes 
  • Proven in the development of products from the concept design through to the production and delivery of assembly. 
  • Knowledge in application of design criteria and selection of materials according to their mechanical properties, according to the loading conditions, working environment, etc. 
  • Able to work autonomously with little supervision 
  • Availability to travel occasionally.  
  • Fluent written and oral communication in Spanish. 


Desired Requirements 

  • Master’s degree in mechanical engineering 
  • 5 years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Knowledge of Siemens NX & Teamcenter 
  • Experience in the aerospace industry is a plus 
  • Demonstrated experience in design of industrial machinery and Mechanism 
  • Familiarity with industry standards (DIN, ISO, etc). 
  • Familiarity with mechanical design and manufacturing processes. 
  • Soft skills such as effective communication with stakeholders, ability to work in multidisciplinary teams and share ideas.  
  • High level of English. 



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 22 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.  


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

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


Join us to reinvent how rockets are built!