Propulsion Architect m/f Ref. Sat_PROP_24

Propulsion Architect m/f Ref. Sat_PROP_24

OHB Italia is seeking for its Satellite and Missions Department in Rome or Milano a

Propulsion Architect m/f Ref. Sat_PROP_24

As a Propulsion architect, you will lead and drive the chemical propulsion activities along the whole project lifecycle, including design, procurement of the subsystem, integration, verification, launch and in-orbit operations.

The successful candidate’s knowledge of space systems, chemical propulsion, propulsion equipment will be key for the success of the candidate.


  • Technical Lead of Chemical propulsion subsystems
  • Develop Propulsion architectures and perform related trade-offs
  • Lead the Design and Development of Propulsion subsystems
  • Technical management of Propulsion subsystem subcontractor
  • Technical Support to Procurement of Propulsion equipment
  • Lead the Verification and Validation of Propulsion subsystems
  • Support satellite AIT and verification activities
  • Support to satellite proposals and system studies for Propulsion topics
  • Preparation of technical documentation
  • Participation to Launch campaign


  • Engineering or doctoral degree in aerospace engineering, physics or comparable qualifications and professional experience
  • Experience in the space business, especially with Propulsion architectures, procurement, design and verification and validation processes
  • Strong knowledge of fluidics, physical laws in hydraulic and pneumatic systems in both the stationary and dynamic state
  • Experience in satellite verification, including participation to AIT campaigns
  • Good knowledge of Office Tools and DOORS
  • Excellent sense of responsibility
  • Structured hands-on work-approach
  • Highly self-motivated and able to work autonomously
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Customer oriented thinking-approach
  • Ability to work in international teams
  • Fluency in spoken and written English


  • Experience with Deep Space missions
  • Knowledge of Electric Propulsion
Job Category: Vacancies
Job Type: Full Time

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