Engineer - Mechanical

Want to invent the future of the Space Industry? You have come to the right place. We fundamentally believe that our PocketQubes can radically transform the ability for small groups to design, build and launch their own spacecraft. We need super ambitious, driven and bright minds to make this a reality.

Alba Orbital/PocketQube Shop is the world leader in PocketQube satellites and is one of the UK’s most innovative companies. We are looking to add an Mechanical Engineer, with an emphasis on deployables mechanisms design, to our small, highly driven team. You will be tasked with designing a brand new set of deployable solar panel for PocketQubes (Quadruple and Quintuple), as well as a passive Spacecraft deployment infrastructure. This position would best suit an early stage engineer with preferably a Master’s Degree or PhD and ideally some industrial experience.


  • Delivery of Deployable solar panels

  • Design of mechanical deployment infrastructure

  • Testing Mechanical subsystems

  • Design product to suitable environmental standards and customer requirements

The candidate must demonstrate

  • Mechanical Theory, covering deployable mechanism design

  • Manufacturing principles (CNC, 3D printing, laser cutting etc)

  • Track record of delivering effective mechanical projects from design to production

  • Willingness to continuously learn and overcome any obstacle put in their way

  • Innovation, Perseverance and a Genuine knowledge of and passion for Startups

  • EU or Schengen area Citizenship, we would be open to sponsoring suitable candidates

Preferable Experience

  • CAD Skills,

  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA)

  • Design for manufacture/rapid prototype

  • Solar Panel design/Assembly

  • Experience working on a Cubesat

  • Space Industry Experience


£19-22k per annum, upto 18 Month contract based in Glasgow, position to fill ASAP.

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