Recovery Engineer

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


Responsible for developing new concepts of operations for vehicle recovery and processing, writing test plans and procedures to improve Recovery efficiency to meet a blistering launch cadence. 


  • Troubleshoot and repair recovery system in a timely manner to ensure mission readiness and meet the demands of a rapid launch cadence. 
  • Work to improve recovery reliability and recycle efficiency to reliably meet a 3-day recycle window. This includes writing and implementing preventative maintenance procedures and routines, automating departure readiness checkouts, and developing and implementing design improvements. 
  • Drive design improvements to attain completely autonomous Recovery mission capability, requiring no personnel to board the vessel at any point. 
  • Provide on-mission support in troubleshooting equipment at sea when necessary 
  • Provide offshore engineering support when necessary, including spending a week or more at sea 
  • Gap fill resource shortages on other recovery operations

 Required Knowledge 

  • Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering 
  • >4 years of experience of building, maintaining and modifying complex mechanical hardware. 
  • Fluency in English is mandatory 
  • Knowledge and experience with Data Acquisition and Control Systems 
  • Knowledge and experience with instrumentation, sensors, and actuators 
  • Knowledge and experience with Industrial Control Systems 
  • Knowledge and experience with Industrial Networking and Protocols Programming experience (Python, OOP) 
  • Knowledge Wireless and Radiofrequency  

Required Competencies 

  • English 
  • Multitasking 
  • Teamwork 
  • Problem Solving 
  • Workload capacity 
  • Autonomy 

Desired Competencies 

  • Knowledge in specific space sector, space vehicles and launchers 
  • Master’s degree in relevant field 
  • Experience with Industrial Networking and Protocols Programming experience (Python, OOP) 
  • Experience designing fluid or electrical systems 
  • Testing experience, including setting test objectives, writing test plans, and hands-on testing 
  • Experience operating and troubleshooting remote-operated ground control systems 


  • Location: Elche 
  • Working hours: full time 
  • Travel: not required