Structures 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 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 part of launch complex team, you will be responsible for the Design of launch pads structures.  

In addition, it will play a crucial role in the validation testing, definition of manufacturing processes and mounting operations, ensuring the quality of our launch pads structures. 


  • Design metallic structures for launch pads sites (different size range of machined components, beams, sheet metal parts, welded structures). 
  • Generation of Engineering documentation such as 3D models, Drawings, BOMs, structural calculation report, manuals and technical reports. 
  • Liaise with others Engineering areas (hydraulic system, Fluid, mechanism, etc.) and provide information to Manufacturing and mounting area under request.  
  • Accomplish with Sub-System requirements along the entire lifecycle from prototype, testing and production. 
  • 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 or industrial engineering. 
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in a similar position. 
  • Proficiency in 3D design software (Solidworks, Solid Edge, NX , Catia or Inventor) 
  • Proficiency in FEM software (Cype Cad, Solidworks, Ansys, Altair, etc) 
  • Knowledge in application of design criteria and selection of materials according to their mechanical properties, according to the loading conditions, working environment, etc. 
  • Familiar with manufacturing technologies (machining, sheet metal forming, welding), and assembly’s processes 
  • Knowledge of the most common corrosion prevention rules and surface protection.  
  • 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 structures and industrial machinery 
  • Familiarity with industry standards (DIN, ISO). 
  • 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!