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Project Engineer

Toulouse, France

Job Type

Full Time

About the Company

Established in 2017, Infinite Orbits is a NewSpace company, based in Toulouse, pushing the boundaries of in-orbit services with cutting-edge spacecraft driven by its own Rendez-Vous solution, an advanced Autonomous Vision-Based Navigation Solution. IO has two generations of missions

  • "Orbit Guard" provides Inspection and Space Situational Awareness services in GEO. Our first, OG-1 was launched on 1 May 2023, the second is launching in 2025 and the third third launching in 2026.

  • "Endurance" is a docking service capable of extending the life of GEO telecom satellites, by taking over AOCS takeover for 5 years.

About the Role

To complete our dynamic and international team, we are looking for a profile of a Project Engineer!


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.

  • 1-2 years of professional experience.

  • Strong knowledge of satellite architecture and systems engineering.

  • Experience with system-level integration and testing satellite subsystems.

  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with diverse teams.

  • Experience with systems engineering principles and methodologies applied to satellite projects.

  • Ability to prioritize tasks and adapt to changing project requirements in a dynamic environment.

  • Ability to travel within the European Union

  • Proficiency in English.

Good to have: 

  • Experience with MBSE software, writing requirements and managing them

  • Experience in satellite systems or subsystems development 

  • Experience in test preparation and execution for space applications.

  • Knowledge of Space Standards (CCSDS, ECSS, PUS) and ground/space protocols, as well as various DHS bus protocols. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Project Manager for the spacecraft — an Orbit Transfer Vehicle intended to carry smallsats to GEO orbit

  • Supervise and monitor the R&D of the spacecraft 

  • Alignment of the R&D with the European Commission Grant as well as the key objectives of the spacecraft

  • Tracking status of development and ensuring timely delivery of HW and SW to the Consortium

  • Organization and chairing of consortium meetings (in-person and online), ensure appropriate communication across different Partners/Suppliers

  • Lead and elaborate key financial and technical deliverables and deliver those to the European Commission.

  • Main responsible for technical requirements' management across all subsystems of the spacecraft    

  • Elaborate key design decision drivers for the spacecraft OTV

  • Complete Mass, Power, Delta-v budget 

  • Conduct Launcher feasibility studies in terms of Volume, CoG, etc. including the use of CAD

  • Discern the mission profile and CONOPS of the spacecraft OTV to optimize it for marketability

  • Design the overall Data Handling System of the spacecraft, ensuring that all HW are compatible on the same CAN bus.

  • Work with subsystem suppliers at all phases - SoW definition, negotiation, monitoring and reviewing deliverables.

  • Responsible technically for the satellite systems engineering.

  • Participate in interfacing IO's RdV GNC system with the platform (esp. ADCS)

  • Work directly with the CTO and a team of system engineers

What we offer

  • The opportunity to be part of an international team transforming the space industry.

  • A creative and innovative work environment where ideas turn into reality.

  • Competitive salary and benefits.

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