We are an aerospace and defense design and engineering placement firm specialized in the recruitment of Propulsion Engineers. Our client has asked us to help them staff a Propulsion Engineer for an opening at their company. They are a pioneering aerospace company specializing in the design, construction, and operation of medium-to-heavy lift reusable rockets. Their mission is to revolutionize space access by developing innovative and cost-effective launch solutions to deliver customer payloads to orbit. Join them in pushing the boundaries of space exploration and contributing to the next era of space travel.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead the development and optimization of propulsion systems for reusable launch vehicles, focusing on engine performance, reliability, and reusability.
  • Apply engineering fundamentals in fluid mechanics and thermodynamics to design and analyze propulsion components and subsystems, including combustion devices and turbomachinery.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to integrate propulsion systems with overall vehicle architecture and ensure compatibility with customer payload requirements.
  • Conduct and oversee engine testing operations, including data analysis and interpretation to validate performance and identify areas for improvement.
  • Develop and maintain technical documentation, including design specifications, test procedures, and engineering reports.
  • Drive continuous innovation in propulsion technology to enhance vehicle performance and reduce costs.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related Science, Engineering, Technology, or Mathematics (STEM) field.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 7 years of industry experience in developing engines for launch vehicles.
  • Strong working knowledge of fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and propulsion principles.
  • Experience in complex engineering system development and/or test environments.
  • Proficiency in the design, analysis, and testing of propulsion system components and subsystems.
  • Familiarity with fluid components such as valves and instrumentation.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Aerospace or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Experience with reusable rocket propulsion systems.
  • Knowledge of advanced propulsion technologies, such as liquid oxygen/methane engines or electric propulsion.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead technical teams and projects.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse audiences.