Supply Chain Engineer

Edinburgh, United Kingdom (UK), Skyrora [SKY-SCE]

Field(s) of expertise
Procurement and Legal
Job type

About this job

Our vision is to meet the growing demand for small satellite launches by combining proven technology derived from historic launch programmes such as Skylark and Black Arrow, with modern-day innovation in order to create cost-effective, responsive access to space.

Our plan to use Hydrogen Peroxide as our oxidiser is ideally suited to the UK, due to it’s long term launch site storability without the need for cryogenics. This makes it particularly suitable for responsive launch, no matter what the Scottish weather brings!

The small satellite market is extremely strong, with a huge backlog waiting to be sent to space in order to carry out a number of vital tasks, such as gathering information to allow us to mitigate natural disasters, deter the global exploitation of resources and fight against global warming.

With the UK government aiming to capture 10% of the global space market, we believe now is the perfect time for a cost-effective launch provider to turn UK launch plans into reality. We know the UK’s strengths and have spotted opportunities in the supply chain to bolster the sector at large. We simply can’t wait to see our vehicles take off!

What we offer:

  • Working in a young and dynamic team that launches UK rockets. All members of our team participate in launches, and depending on your skill set you will most likely be designated a role in the launch team
  • Competitive salary and pension
  • Getting new skills through training

The salary for this position ranges between £25-35k depending on your degree and experience.



  • Work with engineering department to identify procurement requirements
  • Execute policies for selection of suppliers, inspection, labelling, returns, etc.
  • Work with senior management to shape and improve the company’s supply chain policies
  • Take responsibility for supply chain business processes as part of AS9100 certification
  • Observing Health & Safety rules and procedures
  • Reading mechanical drawings
  • Clean, tidy, highly organised work
  • Showing initiative and willing to improve


  • Demonstrated experience and keen interest in purchasing of engineering equipment
  • Experience in negotiations
  • Experience in goods in inspections
  • 7+ years experience in aerospace or precision manufacturing
  • HNC/HND required, BEng / BSc in engineering preferred

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