RAMS Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain

About PLD:

Founded in 2011, PLD Space is a high-tech engineering, manufacturing and service-driven company, with deep track record and expertise in space launch technologies. 

We are a trusted global championing industry leader disrupting the pathway to space access. We are on a mission to reach new hights by making space more accesible, supporting missions that will make us smarter, safer and wealthier. 

Our purpose is to propel new futures, to enable progress from space and enrich peoples’ lives on Earth, by moving new economies, people and world forward. 


Mission

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.


Responsibilities

  • 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. 


Necessary Requirements

  • Engineering bachelor’s degree or demonstrable relevant experience in lieu thereof. Advanced degree preferred. 
  • > 2 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. 


Desired Requirements

  • 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.


Benefits

Health & Wellness: We want you to be happy and healthy in body and mind.  We encourage you to have regular physiotherapy sessions at our facilities so that you can continue with your physical activities. 

We offer partial coverage of your medical scheme covering you, your spouse or partner, and your children. 

 

Boost your creativity: Focus. Energy. Yummy snacks and those fizzy waters you love. It takes a lot to be creative all day, but we’ve got you covered. Eat local, sustainable, delectable fare at our cafes, and plunder our pantries for fresh fruit and other goodies whenever you need a boost. 

 

Engineering by doing: We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 

 

Find balance: PLD Space offers 23 days of annual leave, 6 global wellbeing days, and public holidays. We prioritize worklife balance with flexible schedules, empowering teams to manage their own hours. We work hard here, so we encourage taking breaks to recharge, ensuring a healthy work environment. 

 

Never stop learning: At PLD Space, education and professional development is a priority. We offer extensive learning opportunities, from conferences and webinars to higher education programs and technical certifications. We encourage hands-on learning and foster internal mobility and team collaboration, with one-third of positions filled by current employees and one in five people promoted each year. 


Focus on your financial future: Flexible remuneration plan lets you allocate part of your salary to everyday expenses like lunch, nursery school or public transport, which are exempt from Personal Income Tax (IRPF) when paid through this system. 


Values

We have four critical beliefs that guide the way PLD Space is shaping the future of space launch technologies. 

  • Teamwork. 
  • Hard work. 
  • Dynamism. 
  • Commitment. 
  • Keep it simple. 

Become part of our movement, enabling you to make change happen in your career and, above all, your life.