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Propulsion Engineer - NewSpace Research

Date Posted:Jun 28, 2021

Job Detail

  • Location:
    Bangalore, Karnataka, India
  • Company:
  • Type:
    Full Time
  • Career Level:
    Experienced Professional
  • Experience:
    5 Year
  • Gender:
    No Preference
  • Degree:
  • Apply Before:
    Oct 31, 2021

Job Description

Who we are

We are a start-up start-up based out of Bengaluru & Delhi NCR. We are engaged in development of next generation missions and technologies (NGM&T) towards future warfare needs of the Indian Defence forces. It is undertaking research towards enhancing persistence and autonomy for unmanned vehicles and robotic swarms. NRT’s product development portfolio includes a solar power stratospheric high altitude pseudo satellite (HAPS) unmanned platform and an air/ground launched stand-off autonomous system.


Roles & Responsibilities:

  • Accomplish and support activities involving the propulsion system design and development of UAVs in the conceptual and detailed design phase.
  • Initial sizing calculation of propellers for given operational requirement and evaluate the aerodynamic characteristics using computational methods.
  • Perform CFD analyses of propulsion systems of UAVs to evaluate aerodynamic performance estimation and carry out the design trade off studies.
  • Design and development of propulsion systems and optimization of propulsion systems at component level.
  • Fluid volume extraction from CAD geometry, good quality mesh/grids generation and appropriate solver case setup followed by post-processing the results and documenting the same in detail for flow simulation with limited time frames and resources.
  • Suggest the design changes in order to meet the given propulsion requirement to the team based on the generated results.
  • Optimize the design using the  Multidisciplinary optimization tools and evaluate the system performance.


Desired Skills & Knowledge:

  • Good functional hands-on knowledge in internal and external flow physics to predict aerodynamics characteristics of rotary components.
  • Deep understanding of Propeller fundamentals like Blade element theory, vortex theory.
  • Ability to perform preprocessing, solver setup and post processing requirements using CFD to mimic the flow behaviour of propellers. 
  • Ability to interpret the flow physics observed based on the CFD results and validate the same with the theoretical computations and experimental results.
  • Hands on experience in performing constraint analysis, sizing the external geometry and estimating performance characteristics.
  • Good fundamental knowledge of structural integrity of part level and assembly level. 
  • Prior experience in optimisation studies of flow and structural components.
  • Prior experience in the performance evaluation of IC engine and jet engine would be advantageous.
  • Good knowledge and prior work experience on handling the Multidisciplinary Optimization tools and objectives.


Must have strong fundamentals in the following areas: 

  • Blade aerodynamics and structures
  • Aerodynamics/Fluid Mechanics/Thermodynamics 
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics 


Software Skills:

  • Preprocessing : Solidworks, Catia, DesignModeler, Spaceclaim
  • Meshing :  Ansys mesher/ICEM CFD
  • Solver : Ansys CFX, Fluent 
  • Post processing : CFXpost or any other similar open source software
  • Low fidelity tools : QMIL/QPROP, XROTOR
  • Scripting language : Python/Matlab



  • Bachelor's/Master’s degree in Aerospace/Mechanical Engineering
  • Minimum relevant experience of 5 to 7 years.

Skills Required

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Company Overview

Bangalore, Karnataka, India

NewSpace Research and Technologies (NRT) based in Bengaluru, designs and develops Persistent Drones for Earth Observation and Communications. NRT platforms operate from 5km to 20 km with varied endurance (few days to months)NRT's High Altitude Pseudo... Read More

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