Senior Propulsion Systems Engineer

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Senior Chemical Propulsion Systems Engineer

My client is a leader in satellite products, they are searching for a talented Chemical Propulsion Systems Engineer to join our team!

In this role, you’ll be the technical lead, ensuring our chemical propulsion subsystems for satellites meet all customer requirements. You’ll collaborate closely with a dedicated core team, guiding the project from concept to launch.


  • Analyse customer needs and translate them into effective design choices.
  • Oversee technical support for analyses throughout the development process.
  • Contribute to maintaining project schedules and budgets.
  • Perform functional analysis and system design tasks.
  • Review mechanical, structural, and electronics designs for the propulsion system.
  • Create and manage technical documentation for project milestones.
  • Provide technical support to production and testing teams.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for technical matters with clients.


  • Master’s degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, or Chemical Engineering (or equivalent).
  • Minimum 5 years of experience as a Chemical Propulsion Systems Engineer.
  • Strong understanding of fluid system design and operation.
  • Solid knowledge of space industry practices and procedures.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical design, structural and thermal analysis, materials, and testing.
  • Excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English (C1 level).

Bonus points for:

  • Experience with ECSS and Space Design Processes.
  • Knowledge of current spaceflight component technology and market trends.
  • Hands-on experience with component and system-level testing.
  • Supplier and subcontractor management experience.
  • Dutch language skills (B1 level).
  • Valid driver’s license and willingness to travel occasionally.

What We Offer:

  • A dynamic, hardware-focused role in a thriving industry.
  • Play a key role in developing innovative solutions for global satellite markets.
  • Competitive benefits package, including generous vacation time.
  • Collaborative and international work environment.

Ready to propel your career to new heights? Apply today!

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Kieran Mead

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