[P04] Aerothermodynamics Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


Predicting aerothermal environments, in ascent and reentry phase, while providing design solutions for MIURA 1 and MIURA 5 launch vehicles protection materials. 


  • Design activities for vehicle thermal protections system jointly with other engineering disciplines. 

  • Analyze proposed configurations to predict resultant unit temperature predictions and qualification environments. 

  • Provide support in the development of manufacturing, integration, and test processes and procedures. 

  • Building Computational Fluid Dynamic models for thermal loads predictions (including creating geometries, meshing, running simulations, validating, and post processing output information). 

  • Analyze launch vehicles external Aerodynamics and optimize aero-shapes from a Thermal and heat transfer perspective. 

  • Contribute performing heat transfer and associated aerothermodynamics analysis on various mission phases, including atmospheric reentry scenarios. 

Required Knowledge

  • BSc in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or related discipline. 

  • Minimum of 7 years of industry experience. 

  • Knowledge and experience with commercial CFD software, such as ANSYS. 

  • Knowledge and experience with CAD software, preferred Siemens NX. 

  • Knowledge and experience with FEM. 

  • Knowledge and experience with spacecraft aerothermodynamic simulations. 

  • Knowledge and experience with reentry aerothermodynamics analysis and simulations. 

  • Knowledge and experience with coupled fluid structure thermal interaction calculations. 

  • Knowledge and experience with combustion, phase change and species transport modelling. 

  • Knowledge of Thermal Modelling and Simulation tools. 

  • Proficiency with programming languages, such as Matlab. 

  • 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 with Unsteady Simulations, URANS, LES, DNS. 

  • Experience in nodal thermal model. 

  • Experience with reactive flows, injection, and atomization processes is a plus. 

  • Familiarity with thermal / thermal vacuum testing is a plus. 


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