Structures Integration Manager

Parque Industrial de Elche (Poligono Industrial), Spain


As a rocket Structures Intergration Manager within the Structures Area at PLD Space your mission will be to optimize the assembly of our launch vehicle. 


  • Development, implementation, and optimization of assembly procedures and technical approaches for the launch vehicle primary and secondary structures: assembly manuals, work orders, post-assembly inspections and reports... Continuous improvement of assembly processes (based on lessons learned) to bring products from prototype to high-volume production. 
  • Assembly of aerospace structures, rocket engines, fluid systems and others. Monitor/supervise assembly processes (drilling, mechanical, sealing…) of aerospace primary structure (mainly metallic and composite parts) and secondary structure (rigid pipes brackets, valves support, electrical and avionics equipment supports and harness fixations to structure). 
  • Technical support and problem-solving during assembly procedures. 
  • Coordination with dedicated departments for specific tooling needs and development requirements. 
  • Support organizing, assigning, and tracking work/deliverables for the assembly team. 
  • Reporting and working closely with Program management to meet deadlines and milestones, active participation in production control and implementation of improvement methods. 
  • Concurrence activities with our design engineers and supply chain department in evolving our designs to improve quality, reducing assembly timing and simplify operations in general. 
  • In charge of implementing processes in a rapidly evolving production environment. 
  • Collaboration with design and manufacturing of tooling and support equipment to facilitate hardware assembly. 
  • Attention to detail and establishment of a highly structured integration environment. 
  • Be able to envisage and forecast future needs and requirements from the refurbishment and maintenance point of view that may impact on the first assembly procedure concept. 
  • Quickly resolve non-conformances and work with the Quality team to implement root cause corrective actions. 
  • Implementation of quality assurance processes conforming to specifications and standards. 
  • Maintaining an operational safe, clean and well-organized integration environment

Required Competencies 

  • High level in both written and spoken English. 
  • Bachelor's degree in aerospace engineering, manufacturing engineering, mechanical engineering, or analogous field. 
  • Proven +7-year experience with assembly and integration of complex and multi-disciplinary systems in aerospace, aviation, automotive or similar quality-oriented field. 
  • High hands-on project and assembly experience with structures, mechanical or/and high-pressure fluid systems. 
  • Experience with the following: assembly planning and process definition, documentation and reports creation, process tracking and quality control according to standards. Experience refining existing processes and measuring technical progress. 
  • Understanding of engineering fundamentals for mechanical design and assembly, including working knowledge of GD&T and design considerations. 
  • Familiar with 3D models environment and Drawings understanding. Experience with CAD and PLM System. 
  • Full proficiency in MS office tools expected. 
  • Experience with ERP systems, work order creation/management, and BOM structures. 
  • Ability to learn, lead others, and help others learn while maintaining high performance level. 
  • Team or Project leadership experience in an aerospace development environment or similar. 
  • Desire to work hands-on, both independently and as part of a team. 
  • Systematic Problem Solving, Value Stream Engagement, Requirements Management, and Project Management Best Practices. 
  • High level in both written and spoken English and Spanish. 

Desired Competencies 

  • Familiarity with some of the following: design for manufacturing, kaizen, lean manufacturing, six sigma and failure mode and effects analysis. Experience applying them. 
  • Experience with process development from R&D to high-volume manufacturing. 
  • Desired experience with orbital launch systems and or launch vehicles, or flight production projects or programs. 
  • Experience in full life-cycle development of aerospace systems. 
  • Experience with Siemens NX and Team Center desired. 


  • A self-starter mentality, with minimum direction required. 
  • Able to adapt to constantly changing work assignments and fast paced work environment. 
  • Excellent concentration and attention to detail with outstanding work efficiency and accuracy. 
  • Strong problem solving can bring multiple disciplines together, and critical thinking skills. 
  • Ability to work well in an integrated team including daily interactions with technicians, engineers, and managers.