- Propulsion engineers strive to improve the performance and reliability of rocket motors, jet engines, and compressors.
- Design propulsion systems and parts such as:
- propellant systems.
- pressurization tanks.
- control systems.
- Develop conceptual designs on a computer.
Research duties may be necessary to determine the best ways to construct systems and parts. Regular analyses are necessary to determine how items perform in the field. Be present during the integration of systems and parts into rocket vehicles.
Oversee activities related to new development, and cost analyses to determine the feasibility of certain projects.
Create automated workflow systems to reduce the costs of engineering in the future, and documentation of these activities to improve efficiency.
Role description & Responsibilities:
- Responsible for all aspects of conceptual rocket motor design, flight performance and system-level design and analysis, including.
- Develop new concepts for use in marketing, proposal, and programmatic efforts that help shape the future of our business.
- Present technical solutions and information to engineering organizations, internal and external customers, and to company leadership.
- Perform trajectory analysis of launch vehicles, missiles, and sounding rockets.
- Design and optimize conceptual propulsion elements and vehicles.
- Create system-level trade studies.
- Solve a variety of challenging, often open-ended, aerospace engineering problems.