[P140] RAMS Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


As a RAMS Engineer at PLD Space, your mission is to ensure the reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety of our aerospace systems throughout their lifecycle. You will play a crucial role in the design, analysis, and implementation of robust RAMS processes and practices, contributing to the success of our space missions and the safety of our operations.


  • Develop and implement the Reliability, Availability, Maintainability, and Safety (RAMS) for our MIURA 5 program, including launch vehicle, payload, and ground infrastructure. 
  • Perform reliability analysis, including Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA), to identify potential failure modes, their causes, and their impacts on system performance. 
  • Conduct risk assessments and hazard analyses to identify and mitigate potential safety risks associated with MIURA 5 launch vehicle operation and subsystem testing. 
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including design engineers, systems engineers, and quality engineers, to incorporate RAMS requirements into the design and development process. 
  • Establish and maintain RAMS documentation, including reliability and safety standards, procedures, guidelines, and reports. 
  • Monitor and analyze system performance data to identify areas for improvement and implement reliability and safety enhancements. 
  • Participate in verification and validation activities to ensure compliance with RAMS requirements and standards. 
  • Collaborate with external stakeholders, including regulatory bodies and certification agencies, to ensure compliance with applicable industry regulations and standards. 
  • Provide technical support and expertise in RAMS-related matters to project teams, management, and customers. 
  • Stay up to date with industry advancements, best practices, and emerging trends in RAMS engineering, applying them to enhance the reliability, availability, maintainability, and safety MIURA 5 program.  
  • Performing all required Project Safety activities such as safety analysis, production of safety submission documents. 
  • Performing trade-offs and redundancy optimization studies. 
  • Generate documentation for formal program development reviews. 

Required Knowledge

  • Engineering bachelor’s degree or demonstrable relevant experience in lieu thereof. Advanced degree preferred. 
  • > 5 years of relevant technical experience. 
  • Strong understanding of RAMS principles, methodologies, and techniques. 
  • Knowledge of reliability analysis methods, such as FMEA and FTA. 
  • Familiarity with safety analysis techniques, including hazard analysis and risk assessment. 
  • Understanding of systems engineering concepts and practices. 
  • Knowledge of relevant industry standards and regulations related to RAMS, such as ISO 9001, ISO 26262, MIL-STD-882, ECSS-Q-ST-30 – Dependability and ECSS-Q-ST-40 – Safety. 
  • Proficiency in using RAMS software tools and simulation software. 

Required competencies

  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving skills to assess complex systems and identify potential reliability and safety issues. 
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy in analyzing data and performing risk assessments. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with cross-functional teams and effectively convey RAMS concepts to stakeholders. 
  • Ability to work independently and take ownership of RAMS activities throughout the project lifecycle. 
  • Time management and organizational skills to meet project deadlines and manage multiple tasks simultaneously. 
  • Strong documentation skills to create clear and comprehensive RAMS reports and documentation.  
  • English B2-C1.

Desired Competencies

  • Experience in RAMS engineering for the aerospace industry. 
  • Familiarity with software reliability engineering and analysis. 
  • Knowledge of fault-tolerant design principles and techniques. 
  • Understanding of statistical analysis methods for reliability prediction and modeling. 
  • Experience with RAMS-related regulatory compliance and certification processes. 
  • Certification in RAMS engineering or related fields.  
  • French B2-C.


  • Location: Elche 
  • Full time position  
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel domestically and internationally as required.

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.