Senior Propulsion Engineer

Senior Propulsion Engineer.

Senior Propulsion Engineer



€50000 - €65000 per year





Darwin Recruitment are currently hiring for a Senior Propulsion Engineer on behalf of a space company located in Paris that was founded in 2021, currently has around 25 employees looking to expand by a further 10 heads across 2024. This business is dedicated to addressing emergent threats such as space debris through cutting-edge technologies. With a focus on agility and rapid response, this business operates with a startup mentality, aiming to deploy solutions quickly to mitigate risks in the ever-evolving space industry. Their flagship technology, the interceptor, enables rapid access to space with 24 hours, facilitating critical missions like rendezvous and space debris capture. Their approach prioritizes emergency response capabilities, positioning them as leaders in the space industries urgent needs.


  • Analysing propulsion system requirements and verifying compliance.
  • Leading propulsion system modelling activities using appropriate tools and methods.
  • Analysing the characteristics and performance of the propulsion system.
  • Simulating the full propulsion system during the entire life-cycle of the demonstrator.
  • Conducting system trade-offs and design reviews.
  • Interfacing with other engineering teams.
  • Producing and maintaining system/subsystem design documentation.


  • 5+ years of experience in a similar position.
  • Expertise in propulsion engineering and/or systems engineering applied to space propulsion.
  • High-level knowledge of combustion processes.
  • High-level knowledge in design/numerical modelling/testing correlations.
  • Being able to work in a highly iterative environment during early design phases.
  • Hands-on experience with rocket engines and/or space propulsion is a plus.
  • As we have an international team, knowledge of technical English is required. Fluency in French is a plus.

Darwin Recruitment is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy.

James Godfrey


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