Spaceport Operations Engineer


Unst, Shetland



Job Description

Our client SaxaVord Spaceport, the UK’s first vertical launch spaceport, offering direct routes to key low-earth orbits, are currently seeking a passionate and dynamic Spaceport Operations Engineer to join their team in Unst, Shetland.

In this exhilarating role, you will work closely with the Spaceport Operations Manager to ensure the smooth and safe operation of SaxaVord Spaceport during all phases of launch campaigns, from construction, to testing, and launch day itself.  You will have daily interactions with our launch operator clients, and play a key role in enabling orbital launches from the UK.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Daily interaction with clients and contractors
  • Provide support to launch operators throughout test and launch campaigns
  • Coordinate and schedule hazardous operations safely and effectively
  • Assist in the coordination of ongoing construction projects
  • Ensure compliance with the requirements set by our launch operator clients
  • Develop and upkeep standard operating procedures (SOPs) for various operational tasks and emergency protocols

Essential Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Possess a Bachelor's degree in engineering or a related field.
  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in mechanical, aerospace, or systems engineering.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to adapt to a flexible and fast-paced environment
  • Working knowledge of UK Health and Safety regulations and best practices

Desirable Knowledge, Skills and Experience

  • Familiarity with space launch systems, propulsion technology, and ground support equipment is advantageous
  • Experience of large-scale design/build projects is beneficial but not essential
  • Familiarity with Pressure Systems Safety Regulations is advantageous



If you are interested in this role, please email your CV along with a cover letter to
Migvie House
North Silver Street
Aberdeen AB10 1RJ
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group
Deebridge House
4 Leggart Terrace
Aberdeen AB12 5TX
Telephone: +44 (0) 1224 211211
Part of the Sword Group