Sr. Propulsion Engineer (R0000178)

Houston, TX, USA

Full-Time Exempt Position

U.S. Citizenship Required

About the Role

Intuitive Machines is leading the return to the lunar surface with our Nova-C lander. We proudly put forward an exceptional team that lives at the intersection of rigor and agility. We are seeking the best, the brightest and the driven to be a part of the first commercial landing on the moon. Join our team and you’ll be rewarded with competitive compensation, benefits, and possession of your own unique place in history.

Intuitive Machines is seeking a Sr. Propulsion Engineer to join our Lunar program.


  • Develop operational models and simulations of propulsion systems

  • Act as responsible authority for operations of test facilities and associated procedures

  • Apply advanced knowledge of propulsion system design, analysis principles, systems engineering, and operations

  • Create new component/system designs and architectures for future propulsion systems

  • Design propulsion components and assemblies to meet specified requirements for flow, stress, safety factor, manufacturability, life, etc.

  • Requires proficiency in compressible and incompressible fluid dynamics, combustion, heat transfer, structural design, material science, and analysis tools (CAD, FEA, etc)

  • Analyze propulsion system performance data.

  • Produce manufacturing drawings and collaborate with manufacturing team as required.

  • Fabricate propulsion components and assemblies using common machine shop tools per drawings and within required tolerance.

  • Act as Responsible Engineer for specific components as needed

  • Operate propulsion system testing equipment for integrated and component level tets per procedures and with a focus on safety.

  • Includes but is not limited to high pressure plumbing, cryogenic fluids, high temperature systems

  • Create and manage operations procedures for component and system test stands

  • Demonstrate research initiative and ability to solve problems both independently and as part of a team.

  • Follow all required safety policies and practices

Required Education/Experience/Skills

M.S. or PhD. with 5+ years   (Aerospace preferred)


Essential Requirements

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and successfully complete a U.S. government background investigation.

  • Applicant selected may be subject to government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • Work may involve sitting for extended periods