Monopropellant Propulsion Engineer

Castellon de la Plana, Spain

About Arkadia Space🪐

Arkadia, established in 2020, is a pioneering force in the space industry. We have a clear vision: to make space exploration sustainable, accessible, and innovative. We are an in-space propulsion company, developing and commercializing the most performing chemical systems using green propellants, the real alternative to traditional storable propulsion.

Our headquarters are located in Castellon de la Plana on the Costa Azahar. We operate a 100% privately managed orbital engine Test Center al Castellón Airport, the first of its kind in Europe. This facility provides agility, flexibility and speed for tailored, rapid propulsion developments and for testing of engine prototypes and products.

At Arkadia, we trust in every member of our team as we specialize in developing cutting-edge propulsion systems. Our company culture is built on collaboration, innovation, and personal growth. We offer a friendly and stimulating work environment where you can thrive. We value work-life balance, which is reflected in flexible schedules and ongoing professional development opportunities. If you are seeking an opportunity to contribute to the future of space exploration, apply now and join us on this exciting journey!

👨‍🚀About the Position🛰️

This person will support the current team in the development of the monopropellant (HTP based) thrusters of the company, participating also in other propulsion-related development activities in Arkadia, at system level as well as at component level. The role will require a high level of autonomy and responsibility and combines design and testing tasks, constantly in contact with the hardware, for an iterative maturation process.

What you'll be doing 

  • Developing analysis codes monopropellant modelling.
  • Design parts for its use in monopropellant engines.
  • Thermomechanical analysis and assessment of thruster parts and assemblies.
  • Participation in testing activities.
  • Post-processing of data.

What you'll need 

  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in aerospace / mechanical engineering.
  • Hands-on experience on hardware projects, especially those related to rocket propulsion.
  • Good knowledge of rocket engine design and analysis
  • Experience working with FEA / CFD software.
  • Experience in testing and data analysis.
  • Proficiency in the English language, both spoken and written, to effectively communicate in an international environment.
  • Proactive and open mindset.

Nice to have 

  • Previous experience in development of monopropellant thrusters based on high concentration hydrogen peroxide.
  • Experience in AIT of liquid propulsion systems.
  • Skilled in CAD modelling (Siemens NX is a plus).
  • Fluent in Spanish.

What we Offer

🏢HQ: Castellon de la Plana

🚀 Test facilities: Airport of Castellon, Benlloch

🏠Hybrid working with the possiblity to work remote 8 days per month.

💰Attractive Salary based on experience

💙 The opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects for the development of future propulsion systems, in a multidisciplinary and highly skilled environment.  

🌴23 days of holidays + 14 regional and public holidays

🏋️‍♂️Access to UJI (Universidad Jaume I)  sports facilities as part of the offering to companies in Espaitec (Gym, sports courts, swimming pool etc) at a small yearly fee.

🚚 Relocation support and the option to stay in one of our apartments (subject to availability) during your first month of employment, to help you get settled in a new town

📅 Start date as soon as possible