[P03] Aerodynamics Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


Predicting aerodynamic environments, in ascent and re-entry phase, while providing design solutions for MIURA 1 and MIURA 5 launch vehicles.


  • Building Computational Fluid Dynamic meshes for aerodynamic force and moment predictions (including creating geometries, meshing, running simulations, validating, and post processing output information). 
  • Analyze External Aerodynamics of Launch Vehicles and Optimize Launch Vehicles’ geometries from a fluidic perspective. 
  • Correlation of Flight Test Data and wind tunnel test data to CFD Models. 
  • Development, analysis and validation of in-house software to predict launcher vehicles performance.  
  • Contribute performing heat transfer and associated aerothermodynamics analysis on various mission phases, including atmospheric re-entry scenarios. 
  • Help selecting proper sensor and data acquisition systems for capturing aerodynamic data and model correlation. 

Required Knowledge

  • BSc in Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent. 
  • Minimum of 7 years of industry experience. 
  • Knowledge and experience with commercial CFD software, such as ANSYS. 
  • Knowledge and experience modelling external aerodynamics, both subsonic and supersonic. 
  • Knowledge and experience with structural load estimation and calculation via CFD analysis. 
  • Proficiency with programming languages, such as Matlab. 
  • Strong background in fluid mechanics and maths. 
  • Experience in modelling physical behavior through mathematical models.  
  • Knowledge of CFD best practices and troubleshooting. 

Required competences

  • English 
  • Stress Tolerance 
  • Problem solving 
  • Multitasking 
  • Results-oriented 
  • Workload capacity 
  • Autonomy 

Valued competences

  • Experience with Wind Tunnel Testing is a plus. 
  • Experience in acoustics and aeroelasticity. 
  • Experience in combustion and phase change simulations. 
  • Experience with Unsteady Aerodynamic Simulations is a plus, URANS, LES, DNS. 
  • Knowledge and experience with coupled fluid structure interaction flows. 
  • Experience in supersonic flow. 
  • Experience with reactive flows, injection, and atomization processes is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of thermal modelling and simulation tools. 
  • Knowledge and experience in aerodynamic reentry analysis and simulations. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

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