Simulation Engineer - NanoAvionics

Simulation Engineer


Basingstoke (United Kingdom)


Electronics & Mechanical Engineering

Our Mechanical Engineering Department is looking for a talented Simulation Engineer in our UK office to carry out various space-related structural and/or thermal calculations and simulations. We are looking for an attentive colleague who is capable to reliably, quickly and without supervision carry out calculations and perform numerical simulations arising in the everyday design of satellites.

As Simulations Engineer, you will:

  • Thermal and/or structural FEA simulations on both subsystem and overall satellite level by using Comsol and SolidWorks FEA packages
  • Rough calculations to check the feasibility of various design concepts
  • Mechanical and thermal component sizing
  • Calculations for performance estimation and trade-off evaluation between various design parameters
  • Mathematical modelling of dynamic systems

We expect you to:

  • Have at least 2-years’ experience in structural and/or thermal FEA simulations by using Comsol or equivalent (e.g. SolidWorks, Nastran, ANSYS, Abaqus, ESATAN-TMS, Thermica Systema)
  • Have a degree in mechanical/aerospace engineering or equivalent
  • Have a good understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, mechanics of structures, vibration theory, and multibody dynamics
  • Be proficient user of at least one CAD software (preferably SolidWorks)
  • Have experience in using Matlab/Simulink and/or OpenModelica
  • Be attentive to details, work independently and be a fast learner

Nice to have:

  • Experience in the space industry
  • Understanding of orbital mechanics
  • Flexible work hours and possibility to work remotely
  • Workshops, global conferences, industry’s meetups and trainings of your choice (doesn’t matter if you want to be like Han Solo or Luke Skywalker, just tell us which skills you wish to boost)
  • Valuable experience in a dynamic environment
  • Interesting professional challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Collaborative, engaged, smart and supportive colleagues
  • Competitive salary

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