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Mechanical Design and Analysis Engineer

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Open Cosmos is revolutionising the way space technology is used and is at the forefront of the emerging new space industry. Our mission is to make space accessible to anyone, to help solve the world's biggest challenges. We do this by providing simple and affordable space missions, using nanosatellite technology, providing end to end space missions for customers around the world (private and institutional). We work with some of the biggest names in the industry, including the European Space Agency (ESA), but also with small and innovative high-tech companies, together developing the space technology and applications of the future.

Based at one of the world’s leading space campuses in Harwell, Oxfordshire, we are a young and ambitious team with the drive to define a greater future for this planet and the people living on it; therefore, when our minds come together to fulfil our mission to democratise the space we are happy to be part of something that is more than the best of each of ourselves.

Description of the Position
You will be joining Open Cosmos’ core team in Harwell-Oxford (UK) and will be responsible to deliver mechanical designs and perform structural analysis and tests to fulfill the company needs.

Tasks and responsibilities
Lead the mechanical design of flight and support hardware.

Lead structural analysis of flight and engineering hardware.

Lead structural tests of flight and engineering hardware.

Dealing with manufacturing supply chain.

Definition and input to quality and operational excellence processes.

Definition and involvement into assembly, integration and test activities.

Mentorship/training/recruitment and motivation of colleagues.

Support sales, customer support or any other business areas that require technical support as needed.

Input to technical roadmap.

Assisting company-wide projects and activities as part of the Open Cosmos team.

Skills, attitude and experience
Proven industrial experience in product engineering. To have developed several products, seen full cycle including functional and environmental testing involvement

>=3 years experience in mechanical design, from concept to drawing for manufacture, knowledge in GD&T using ISO 1101, 2692 & 5458 or ASME Y14.5

>=3 years experience in system level structural analysis using Patran/Nastran, Ansys or similar

Experience in assembly, integration and test of high reliability systems (aerospace, automotive, nuclear…)

Extensive knowledge of manufacturing processes to aid design for manufacturing

Experience managing communication with suppliers

Attention to detail

Lean/Bootstrap mentality

Honesty, openness and self-awareness


Quick to learn and coach others

Nice to have
Experience in the space sector

Space systems engineer experience

Supply chain network

You will enjoy
Working with a team of people to build the future of a new space industry

Working at one of the world’s leading space campuses

25 days holidays + 8 bank holidays

Attractive Pension Scheme & Immediate enrolment

Transport Allowance – extra pocket money to support our best talent working together

Healthy snacks and pick’n’mix sweets at the office

Social clubs organised by the team – so far we’ve got Run Club, Paella Club, ice-skating Club and Thirsty Club – suggest something new?

Annual Company Retreat

Remote working as per company policy

Working from home as per company policy

Annual Salary Review

How to apply
Visit the career section of our website here: https://opencosmos.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=9

Please include your CV, Cover Letter (max ½ page) and any relevant links to LinkedIn and your work (eg. GitHub, C++, ).

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.

Open Cosmos in the media
Our Website - https://www.open-cosmos.com/media/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/open.cosmos.space/
Linkedin - https://www.linkedin.com/company/open-cosmos/
Twitter - https://twitter.com/open_cosmos


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