[P163] Structures Analysis Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


As part of a small, passionate, and accomplished team, you will be responsible for ensuring the integrity of the rocket’s structure. You will be involved in different projects such as MIURA 1 or MIURA 5 rockets. Your roll will be essential in improving and validating the [JR1] design solution, contributing to weight optimization and guaranteeing rocket’s performance. You will also be involved you in hardware testing which is a key aspect of the job since it will allow you to validate designs and FEM via test correlations.

Vacancy is created for all levels of experiences, from Junior to Senior engineers. Your responsibilities will be designated depending on your experience level.


  • Achieve stress justification for new designs by using hand calcs and FEA methods for composites and metals.
  • Perform test predictions and test correlations in order to improve FEA confidence.
  • Perform complex modelling by creating global finite element model (GFEM) and detailed models (DFEM) both primary and secondary structures.
  • Perform linear and non-linear structural analyses.
  • Perform linear buckling analyses.
  • Perform random, sine and modal[JR2]  dynamic analyses.
  • Participate in the review[JR3]  process, preparing the necessary reports, memos and formal compliance documents (written in English).
  • Liaise with other functions when required to ensure stress requirements are needed.

Required competencies

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aeronautical, Mechanical or related engineering.
  • Experience with structural analysis, all methods are valuables (hand calculations, FEA linear, non-linear, buckling, explicit dynamics).
  • Fundamental knowledge of metallic structure behavior and failure modes like strength and stability.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis software.
  • Self-motivated and able to work under pressure to meet deadlines, dealing with situations that are constrained by time and managing different tasks at once.
  • Proactive and good team worker.
  • Knowledge in scripting software such as MATLAB, Python or VBA
  • Fluent Spanish and English.

Desired Competences

  • Proficient in using Finite Element Analysis principles and associated tools. Experience with HyperWorks/HyperMesh and OptiStruct is desirable.
  • Good Knowledge on MatLab and VBA Excel is desirable.
  • In-depth knowledge of engineering principles and design techniques relation to composite materials, classical laminate theory and finite element modelling techniques.
  • Knowledge in fatigue analysis.
  • Understanding of spacecraft manufacturing methods and processes.
  • Experience in FEA correlations, structures


  • Location: Elche.
  • Full time position.