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Digital RF Design Engineer

We are hiring a Digital RF Design Engineer for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres / Inverness at Orbex’s new engineering and manufacturing centre.

We are looking for a Digital RF Design Engineer ideally with space segment experience, to work on the design of RF systems (launch vehicle and ground). The launch vehicle will include several radio transmitters and receivers, covering command uplink, telemetry downlink, video downlink, and GNSS reception. You will be responsible for RF system design, and particularly software-defined radio (SDR) transmitters and receivers. Previous experience with SDR is considered essential.

You might be a highly experienced digital RF engineer, working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical component on a European space launch vehicle.

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Safety Manager

We are an international space launch company seeking to recruit an experienced individual from the space industry for a critical role based in Forres / Inverness at our new headquarters.

We are seeking a motivated, experienced safety expert, to develop our internal safety cases and processes, and to provide input to regulatory discussions and the common and coordinated safety case models with our launch partners. The person selected will also be responsible for delivery of our own Safety Management Plan.

You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace safety consultant, working in an environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work progress from concept to reality. You will be eager for a fast- paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility.

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Regulatory Operations Engineer

We are an international space launch company seeking to recruit an experienced individual from the space industry for a critical role based in Forres / Inverness at our new manufacturing and engineering centre.

We are seeking a motivated, experienced engineer to input to our program of work related to acquiring the licenses required by Orbex, as a Launch Services Provider, to launch our vehicle from any of the chosen Launch Sites within Europe.

You will probably be an experienced engineer working in the Space Industry sector. You will have a strong understanding of the engineering inputs to regulatory processes and external authorities and stakeholders engaged in all aspects of the development of operating processes and procedures and the actual launch and flight operations.

Your experience in similar environments will allow you to make insightful judgements about likely outcomes and solutions.

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Programme Manager Safety, Regulatory and Licensing

We are an international space launch company seeking to recruit an experienced individual from the space industry for a critical role based in Forres / Inverness at our new manufacturing and engineering centre.

We are seeking a motivated, experienced Programme Manager to plan, control and deliver our program of work related to acquiring the licenses required by Orbex, as a Launch Services Provider, to launch our vehicle from any of our preferred launch sites within Europe.

You will probably be a highly experienced Programme Manager, working in or adjacent to the space industry sector. You will be used to structuring plans to deliver a program which may have many unknowns and ambiguities at early stages, to manage through to the successful delivery of the business objectives. Your experience in similar environments will allow you to make insightful judgements about likely outcomes and potential solutions.

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RF Avionics Design Engineer

We are an international space launch company recruiting an experienced RF Avionics Design Engineer for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres near Inverness, at our new engineering and manufacturing centre.

We are seeking motivated, experienced RF Avionics Design Engineer, ideally with space segment experience, to work on the design of RF systems (launch vehicle and ground). You will be responsible for RF systems design, parts selection, procurement and testing, as well as frequency band license coordination. Previous experience with antenna systems design, implementation and characterization is considered essential.

You might be a highly experienced RF engineer, working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical component on a European space launch vehicle.

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Composite Structures Design Engineer

We are an international space launch company seeking to recruit a forward-thinking, experienced Composite Structures Design Engineer for an exciting spaceflight design and development role based in Forres / Inverness at our new manufacturing and engineering centre.

We are seeking a motivated, experienced Composite Structures Design Engineer to work on a new class of orbital space launch vehicle. The systems you will work on will be a critical, integral part of the main structures of the launch vehicle.

You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace/motorsport composites engineer, working in a environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical system on a European space launch vehicle.

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Senior Propulsion Engineer

We are an international space launch company recruiting a forward-thinking senior propulsion design engineer for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres / Inverness at our new engineering and manufacturing centre.

We are seeking a motivated, highly experienced rocket engine fluid systems design engineer to work on propulsion systems for an orbital space launch vehicle. You will have the opportunity to become an integral part of a senior team of highly dedicated engineers working to develop and implement an entirely novel propulsion system.

You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace propulsion engineer, working in a slow-moving environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical component on a European space launch vehicle.

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Senior Mechanical / Structural Design Engineer

We are hiring a Senior Mechanical/Structural Design Engineer for an exciting spaceflight development role based in Forres / Inverness at Orbex’s new engineering and manufacturing centre.

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical / Structural Design Engineer to work on a new class of orbital space launch vehicle and to lead the structures team. The system you will work on will be a critical, integral part of the main structures of the launch vehicle.

You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace/motorsport composites engineer, working in an environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical system on a European space launch vehicle.

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Composite Production Engineer (x 2)

We are an international space launch company seeking two forward-thinking composite production engineers for exciting spaceflight development roles based in Forres / Inverness at our new manufacturing and engineering centre.

We are seeking motivated, experienced Composite Production Engineers to work on a new class of orbital space launch vehicle. The system you will work on will be a critical, integral part of the main structure of the launch vehicle.

You will probably be a highly experienced aerospace/motorsport composites engineer, working in a environment that rarely gives you a chance to see your work in action. You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical system on a European space launch vehicle.

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GNC Engineer

We are an international space launch company seeking to hire an experienced guidance, navigation and control engineer to be part of the development team for our small satellite launch vehicle. The role is based in Forres / Inverness at our new manufacturing and engineering centre.

You will work in a collaborative setting with internal and external engineers and partners through all stages of the GNC algorithm development process and flight software implementation. They expect you to be technically well-founded within the field and your qualifications/experience base will likely contain many of the qualities required to fulfil the following responsibilities.

You will be eager for a fast-paced opportunity that offers exceptional freedom and responsibility, as well as the chance to create a critical system on a European space launch vehicle. The system you will work on will be a critical, integral part of the main structure of the launch vehicle.

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Company Administrator / Bookkeeper

We are an international space launch company seeking a part-time company administrator / bookkeeper based in Hvidovre, Copenhagen.

We are looking for a multi-lingual person with good book-keeping skills, and knowledge of general company administration e.g. corporate tax filings. You should speak good English and Danish, and other languages such as Spanish or German may be an advantage.

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