Propulsion Modelling Engineer

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Copenhagen, Capital region, Denmark


Full Time

a month ago

Job description

Orbex is looking for a propulsion modelling engineer to join our team, supporting the development of our propulsion systems models and performing analysis on the large datasets produced in testing campaigns.

We are ideally looking for a propulsion modelling engineer with experience working on rocket engines or related fluid systems, this will be a great chance to develop propulsion models, compare them with experimental data, to influence our testing campaigns, learn from our team of experts and contribute to the launch of the Prime launch vehicle.


Orbex is Europe's most exciting space company. You will be joining a team developing one of the most innovative, high-tech orbital space launch vehicles in the world, and you'll have the chance to earn an ownership stake in the company.

We are a highly motivated and focused team, and we are looking for colleagues who share our vision of creating Europe's first fully private space access company.

We are looking for team members who will fit in immediately and hit the ground running. 

The Position


  • 1 - 3 years experience in modelling of rocket engines, aero engines, plants, fluid systems, or subsystems thereof
  • Working knowledge of compressible flows, thermodynamics, and heat transfer, and solid understanding of their first principles
  • Scientific coding experience (Python, Matlab/Simulink, C, Fortran), ideally  implementing published models
  • Educated to a degree level in engineering, physics, or similar


  • Experience with EcosimPro/ESPSS
  • Experience with experimental data, data analysis, and model verification
  • In-depth knowledge of either turbomachinery aerothermal modelling, combustion processes, real fluids/cryogenic fluids, supersonic flows, two-phase flow
  • Knowledge of state space modelling of physical system and/or control theory
  • knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics


This role is based in Copenhagen at Orbex’s Danish propulsion engineering and manufacturing site with significant time expected at our test site in Faxe.

You will be spending time both at the factory and our nearby rocket engine testing site, with occasional travel to our main factory, test and launch sites in Scotland.

Copenhagen is one of Europe's most modern and aesthetically interesting cities. It is regarded as being one of the most livable cities in the world, with a strong reputation for being clean, green and sustainable.

With a huge, active waterfront and a lively social scene, Copenhagen offers a wide range of social activities and leisure opportunities, all with a uniquely Scandinavian flair. Activities include cycling and sailing, and the centre of the city is famed for it's cultural highlights.


You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention. You must be able to pass a basic security clearance.


For the right candidate we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:-
• Salary of 35000 - 45000 DKK per month depending on experience.

• An equity stake in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful. 
• Our roles need to be on-site in Denmark due to the nature of the work as well as export controls and security, we are happy to sponsor visas for you and your family and provide relocation assistance as required which included funding the move and your first month in temporary accommodation so that you can explore the beautiful city of Copenhagen before choosing a place to settle down. 

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