Black Sky Aerospace

Propulsion Engineer

About Us

Black Sky Aerospace (BSA) is the leading Australian rocket launch company, providing innovative sovereign capability across the space and defence domains. Black Sky Aerospace designs, manufactures, tests, and operates sub-orbital sounding rockets across its Queensland-based facilities and launch ranges. Our technology enabled the first commercial launch in Australia, and we are now expanding our team to scale our operations to new heights. 

Job Description

As a Propulsion Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • CAD modelling and design of solid rocket propulsion components and infrastructure
  • Preparation and review of manufacturing drawings
  • Modelling, simulation, and analysis of designs using tools such as FEA and CFD
  • Assembly and testing of propulsion components
  • Ensuring compliance with engineering and quality management processes and standards

Why Work with Us?

  • Work in a fast-paced environment
  • Competitive remuneration package
  • Rockets are exhilarating! BSA perform regular launches from our range of sub-orbital launch sites
  • Work with a dynamic team, pushing the limits across a range of engineering disciplines
  • Gain experience in a wide range of skills

Criteria – Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, or equivalent
  • 2 – 5 years of experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of and experience with applying professional engineering processes
  • Ability to obtain a National Security Clearance. This requires candidates to be Australian citizens
  • Experience with a CAD package
  • Experience with modelling, simulation, and analysis tools
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems independently and as part of a team

Criteria – Desired

  • Experience with the Autodesk CAD package
  • Experience in propulsion design
  • Strong understanding of designing for manufacture
  • Experience preparing engineering drawings for manufacture
  • Experience with fabrication, assembly, integration and testing
  • Experience with composite design and manufacture
  • Experience and/or strong understanding of manual lathe and CNC routing
  • Experience working within an Agile environment
  • Experience working with international standards, such as ISO 9001, AS9100, and ASME Y14.5

How To Apply

If you’re interested in applying for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter to [email protected] or apply below.