Mechanical Design Engineer Ref# V-32656

  • Aalborg, Denmark
  • Competitive
  • Permanent
  • V-32656

Holt Executive has partnered with a leader in nanosatellites manufacturing and operation, to provide custom communication solutions for their clients.

Our partner is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to join their team and play a crucial role in leading the creation, development, and testing of critical mechanical systems for nano and microsatellites. 

You will collaborate with a talented, multidisciplinary team to ensure seamless integration of these systems into their innovative satellite platforms.

Key Responsibilities for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Design and develop mechanical systems and components for nanosatellites and microsatellites, including structures, mechanisms, and thermal control systems.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and technical assessments to evaluate design concepts and propose innovative solutions.
  • Generate detailed engineering drawings, specifications, and documentation for manufacturing and assembly.
  • Perform structural and thermal analyses using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) tools to validate designs and ensure compliance with performance requirements.
  • Collaborate with electrical, software, and systems engineers to integrate mechanical components into satellite platforms.
  • Support the manufacturing, assembly, and testing of mechanical systems, including participation in prototype builds and environmental testing campaigns.
  • Continuously optimize designs for manufacturability, cost-effectiveness, and reliability.
  • Stay abreast of industry trends, emerging technologies, and best practices in mechanical design for small satellites.

Key Skills and Experience for the Mechanical Design Engineer:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering or related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Proven experience in mechanical design and analysis, preferably in the aerospace or satellite industry.
  • Proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software such as SolidWorks, or similar tools.
  • Solid experience with Product Data Management (PDM).
  • Strong understanding of structural mechanics, materials science, and thermal management principles.
  • Experience with Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software for static and dynamics structural and thermal simulations, Comsol Multiphysics preferred.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes for precision components, including additive manufacturing and CNC machining.
  • Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with multidisciplinary teams.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to convey complex technical concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and diligence.
  • Previous experience from the space-industry is an advantage but not a requirement.
  • Experience in Python or MATLAB is an added value.
  • Be comfortable with mixed tasks with various stakeholders, and able to change focus and type of work, e.g., design tasks and analysis.

If your skills and experience match this Mechanical Design Engineer opportunity, we encourage you to apply by sending your CV to 

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