Candidates list 2018-05-16T17:33:38+00:00
Announcements 2018-05-16T17:43:23+00:00



03 - Italia/Lazio/Frosinone; 03 - Italia/Lazio/Roma
 Our client is Avio s.p.a, a leading company in space propulsion. The expertise and know-how acquired in over 100 years in explosives and more than 50 in space activities allows Avio to compete with the top players in the space launch systems definition and integration as well as in the segment of solid, liquid and cryogenic space propulsion.
Avio plays a strategic role in the global space industry through Vega, a light launcher of satellites in the range 1500kg - 2,000kg in LEO produced by ELV and Ariane 5, the biggest european launcher which reaches geostationary orbit at 35,786 kilometers (22,236 miles).
Avio has had its subsidiary facilities at the European Space Centre in French Guiana since 1984
The company was listed on the Italian Stock Exchange in april 2017, after the SPAC business combination (special purpose acquisition company) with Space 2.

For Avio we are looking for a Cryogenic propulsion system engineer

Il Ruolo

- To support the definition and implementation of development & qualification plan of a Cryogenic Liquid propulsion module with particular focus on development and verification models, supporting the development of the necessary technological processes;
-  To support the Establishment/maturing of schemes, architectures and lay-out of liquid propulsion systems;
-  To drive and coordinate propellant management strategies in microgravity conditions;
- Preliminary sizing and concept design of the equipped insulated Propellant Tank of the cryogenic propulsion subsystem.
- To design propellant management system (blades, start baskets, vanes, anti-wetting devices, diffusers, anti-sloshing ) and to perform preliminary fluidic sizing and mass budgets;
- Dimensioning and CFD analyses of cryogenic propulsion subsystem : Thermal residuals, Propellant and  Pressurant budget, venting needs, settling needs for re-ignition (RCS needs), boils offs for the different phases of the operative life, analysis for propellant loading and engine chill down, evaluation of sloshing behavior in the propellant tank with inputs conditions defined by launcher system.

I Requisiti

  • Proven experience in the development of cryogenic liquid propulsion systems/stages with particular focus on upper stages;
  • Knowledge of cryogenic propellant tanks and propellant management strategies in microgravity conditions;
  • Knowledge and/or ability to perform dimensioning analysis of Cryogenic propulsion subsystems and deep understanding of thermodynamics, compressible and incompressible flow;
  • Knowledge of the Product Development Process (with involvement in all the designing phases, from the conceptual studies to the final qualification).

Location: Colleferro (Rome)