Senior Piping Process 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 accesible, 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 process engineer at PLD Space, your mission is to contribute to the development of launch complex and test benches to perform and operate the launch of the Miura 5. The main objective is to supply Miura 5 tanks with liquid oxygen, kerosene, helium, nitrogen gas… through a feeding system.



  • Analysis and design the process of the different feed systems, based on the requirements and standards.
  • Preparation of MTO.
  • Collaborate with engineers to troubleshoot and resolve any issues or malfunctions related to the launch complex and test benches.
  • Maintain and update documentation related to the launch complex and test bench configurations and procedures.
  • Collaborate with external vendors and contractors for the procurement of necessary equipment, components, and services related to test bench development.


Necessary Requirements

  • Completed technical engineering degree.
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in a similar position.
  • Knowledge of process calculations based on ASME B31.3 and B31.5
  • Knowledge of valve and static equipment sizing.
  • Preparation of specification sheets for rotary equipment.
  • Calculation of loads on equipment, structures and foundations.
  • Preparation of stress specification.
  • Design of special and structural supports.
  • Preparation of support standards.
  • Use of Aspen Hysys, EcosimPro or equivalent design software.
  • Use of Caesar II, Autopipe or any other specialised software.


Desired Requirements

  • Develop and review piping system designs according to technical and regulatory requirements.
  • Design and interpretation of P&IDs.
  • Definition of 2D piping layout drawings.
  • Proficiency in SP3D, Plant3D or any other specialized software.
  • Knowledge of 3D design software (Solidworks, Siemens NX, Inventor).
  • Medium/high level of English.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and troubleshoot issues.
  • Familiarity with mechanical design and manufacturing processes.
  • Good communication and collaboration skills to work effectively within a team and across different departments.
  • Ability to make informed decisions under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a dynamic and challenging environment.



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!