[P116] System Engineer, Second Stage

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for all aspects of stage engineering design, development, support production, integrated test, combined test and qualification for MIURA 5 second stage. 


  • Design, build, and test stage systems and components for MIURA 5 launch vehicle second stage. 

  • Own and provide support for critical stage component development, both in-house and subcontract. 

  • Participate in design and analysis for stage development. 

  • Participate and own stage engineering trade-offs. 

  • Participate and lead in CONOPS development and implementation. 

  • Participate in test activities, reviews, and provide operational specification for stage development. 

  • Participate in subsystems test readiness reviews, including engines data review, structures data review, avionics data review, flight termination data review.  

  • Participate in integrated stage test reviews and acceptance testing reviews. 

  • Participate in flight readiness review, and post flight data review. 

  • Elaborate documentation for subsystems engineering, including test plans, test procedures and formal reviews for launch authorities. 

  • Responsible to reporting overall program status and critical path items to program management, chief executives, and the subsystem’s department for alignment. 

  • Ensure that detailed mechanical analysis is performed on all vehicle subsystems components/systems, reviewed, and meets the required standards for life and reliability targets. 

  • Ensure the fulfillment of stage requirements and subsystem requirements. 

  • Evaluate product nonconforming conditions by analyzing, developing, and providing written dispositions for development, production, test, and postproduction discrepancies considering design requirements, safety, quality, cost and schedule. 

  • Coordinate and maintain vendor relations. 

  • Write, review, and update work instructions for assembly, handling, inspection of turbopump assemblies. 

  • Identify design and/or process modification to improve performance, reliability, manufacturability, and assembly. 

  • Perform other duties as required. 

Required Knowledge

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering 

  • >5 years of experience designing turbomachinery components, first stage engines or relevant/equivalent stage hardware.  

Required Competences

  • Fluency in English is mandatory. 

  • Experience with commercial analysis (structural and fluids) software 

  • Experience with high-speed data acquisition and instrumentation using accelerometers and pressure/temperature sensors 

  • Review and maintain engineering documentation including engineering models and drawings models of as-designed, as-built and as-tested subsystems configurations. 

  • Experience post-processing data to assess stage´s subsystem health, performance, and associated phenomena. 

  • Source suppliers for stage components such as valves, COPVs, sensors, actuators, tubing, and piping 

  • Experience in one or more of the following: 

  • Mechanical design of launch vehicle subsystems 

  • Testing with high-speed data acquisition. 

  • Engine design 

  • Structures design 

  • Avionics design 

  • CONOPS implementation.  

  • Test plan and test procedures implementation. 

  • Manufacturing / producibility of launch vehicle hardware. 

  • Experience with cryogenic fluids and high-pressure gas lines.

Valued competences

  • Knowledge on specific space sector, space vehicles and launchers, metallic pressure vessels, COPVs and payload structures is high desirable. 

  • Knowledge in 3D CAD programs (NX preferred). 

  • Knowledge in FEA analysis tools (ANSYS preferred) 

  • Knowledge in CFD analysis and flow networked codes. 

  • Be a multitasker with strong sense of accountability, integrity, and team focus. 

  • Passionate and creative problem solver that thrives in fast-paced environment. 

Equal Employment Opportunity

Payload Aerospace SL is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against gender, marital status, religion, age, colour, race, sexual orientation, nationality or disability.

We are compromised in maintaining a diverse and free from discrimination working environment where everyone is treated with respect. Employment is based on an individual’s merit and qualifications, directly related to job competence.

These principles are included in all aspects of employment: recruiting, hiring, training, compensation and benefits, and promotion.