Designer of DE Primary Structure & Secondary Structures (HLS)

Intuitive Machines​

Houston, TX 77058 or UTAH- Full-time exempt position

Intuitive Machines is seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of our Human Spaceflight Team on our journey to return man to the moon.  Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.


As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will support the Human Landing System (HLS) Descent Element engineering team and share in the team’s impact on all aspects of developing the next human lunar lander.

This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Responsibilities may include, but not be limited to*

Under direction from the Structures lead, mature the design of the HLS Descent Element primary structures, structural cryogenic tanks, and secondary structures from concept to PDR fidelity: 

  • Create and evaluate alternative concepts for geometry, materials, and manufacturing methods

  • Create CAD models of various design alternatives including metallic and composite materials  

  • Define interfaces and structural mounting provisions for all equipment  

  • Create models and drawings of components, joints, and assemblies 

  • Identify required development testing, write test plans, and design test samples of joints and components

  • Work with procurement personnel to identify suppliers for the selected materials and processes 

  • Work with manufacturing engineers to plan fabrication and assembly activities 

Required Skills*

  • SolidWorks/Creo

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast paced, dynamic work environment

Required Education/Experience*

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering

  • 2+ years of relevant experience

  • Experience with Human spaceflight

*U.S. citizenship is required.