Snr Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Job Reference: BSP402202
  • Date Posted: 20 February 2024
  • Recruiter: Bluestream People
  • Location: Didcot, Oxfordshire
  • Salary: £55,000 to £65,000
  • Sector: Engineering, Space, Engineering > Mechanical
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Mike
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  • Telephone: 01235838568

Job Description

The Senior Mechanical Engineer will be supporting the development and qualification of propulsion products (subsystems and components) throughout their lifecycle.

As Senior Mechanical Engineer you will be analysing, designing, integrating, and testing, with strong focus on structural and thermal analysis.

As Senior Mechanical Engineer you be working with a multi-disciplinary team of passionate engineers.

Your day-to-day responsibilities will include

  • Managing the mechanical and thermal design
  • Being the Mechanical and Thermal subject matter expert.
  • Work alongside engineering team to resolve technical problems

Experience required

  • Commercial experience in the space industry
  • Mechanical design of components and subsystems for space applications, including manufacturing and assembly, material selection, etc.
  • Structural analysis (pressure, vibration, quasi-static, shock) and modelling of components and subsystems.
  • Producing manufacturing drawings for suppliers and manufacturing/assembly instructions for in-house assembly.
  • A good understanding of thermal fundamental principles and ability in modelling thermal systems, including transient processes.
  • CAD, preferably in CREO or SolidWorks
  • Use of analysis software like ANSYS, Nastran or ESATAN (but not limited to these).
  • Ability to derive mechanical and thermal requirements and constraints

Rewards/Benefits include

  • Competitive base salary
  • 25 days holiday (increasing yearly up to a maximum of 28 days) + 8 days Bank Holiday
  • Hybrid working
  • Life insurance and long-term sick pay
  • Private healthcare


Our client is a fast-growing innovative technologies company with offices in UK and EU, who are involved in the design, development, verification, build, test, and operation of its space-borne subsystems for Small Satellites & In-Orbit Servicing.

Mechanical Design | Thermal | Propulsion | Structural Analysis | CAD | SolidWorks | Ansys | Nastran | Thermal Analysis | Structural Analysis | Fluid Propulsion


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