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Mechanics – Mechanical Design Engineer




Mechanical Design team develops the structures of satellites and their payloads, and supports their production. We propose and analyse accommodation concepts to integrate optical, electronic and mechanical components in close collaboration with other teams. We then refine, justify and thoroughly test them to ensure they are flightworthy.

As a mechanical design engineer, your role will be to drive all those activities in a timely manner for a specific project, from the concept to the final integration.


  • Translate engineering constraints (mechanical, thermal, EE, RF, AOCS,…) into spacecraft’s structure and mechanisms concepts and assess their feasibility
  • Perform concept trade-off, carry out overall design studies and validate the product through extensive testing
  • Establish the design file of a product (configuration, drawings, stack-up analysis, material and treatments) and support the procurement process
  • Define interface files and validation of the integration with suppliers and/or launch authority
  • Support the testing activities (support to assembly, FE validation and prediction, Ground Support Equipment)

Must have

  • MSc degree in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated ability to work across the team and company to drive mechanical designs to completion in full autonomy
  • 2y+ experience in 3D/2D CAD design (preferably SolidWorks)
  • Good communication skills
  • Fluency in English

Nice to have

  • Experience in finite-elements (FEMAP, Nastran, FEMtools) will be strongly appreciated
  • Experience with space environment requirements will be strongly appreciated
  • Task automation skills through scripts (Python)
  • Skills regarding CAD model versioning and configuration management (PDM)
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing technologies and drawings


Joining Aerospacelab

  • Build your own career path
  • Direct impact on the growth trajectory of the company
  • Flat hierarchy
  • Fast-paced environment
  • Flexible ways of working

Why work at Aerospacelab?

You will work on satellites that will fly before your retirement. Be part of the « new space » industry and its challenges. Surround yourself with smart and innovative people. No dumb managers, no stupid tools to use. Take a lot of responsibility if you can handle.
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