Black Sky Aerospace

Senior Launch Vehicle 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 Senior Launch Vehicle Engineer, you will be responsible for:

  • CAD modelling and design of launch vehicle components and infrastructure
  • Preparation and review of manufacturing drawings
  • Modelling, simulation, and analysis of designs using tools such as FEA and CFD
  • Ensuring compliance with and introducting improvements to engineering and quality management processes and standards
  • Mentoring team members
  • Leading the assembly and testing of launch vehicle components

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
  • 5+ years of experience in a similar role
  • Strong 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 using tools such as FEA and CFD
  • Ability to solve complex engineering problems independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working with international standards, such as ISO 9001, AS9100, and ASME Y14.5

Criteria – Desired

  • Experience with the Autodesk CAD package
  • Experience in mechanism design
  • Strong understanding of designing for manufacture
  • Experience preparing engineering drawings for manufacture
  • Experience with composite design and manufacture
  • Experience with fabrication, assembly, integration and testing
  • RPEng, RPEQ or equivalent accreditation
  • Experience working within an Agile environment
  • Negative Vetting 1 (NV1) Security Clearance

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.