👷 Senior CAD Design Engineer

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The journey to space starts with the engines. 

Ursa Major was founded to bring a new model to space access: one in which every link in an enormous value chain isn’t limited by those around it. We design rocket engines and propulsion solutions.  

Our products and technologies require an extraordinary team. A team who will mold tomorrow’s technologies while deploying today’s best. We are comprised of intrinsically motivated individuals who have a passion for solving problems and empower each other every day to develop our skills, knowing that there is always room for growth.

Ursa Major’s team moves fast and does a lot with little. A GSE CAD Designer is responsible for creating models and fabrication drawings of piping and mechanical systems used to test rocket engines and components. Additionally, designers work alongside engineers to layout test facilities to ensure they are functional, safe, easy to maintain, and compliant with all local, state, and federal requirements.  We expect a designer to be self-reliant and good at designing test systems. Hands-on experience is expected.


  • Design of piping, tubing, hydraulic, mechanical, and structural systems to support component and rocket engine testing - fluids include kerosene, oxygen, nitrogen, helium, and hydrogen with pressure ranges from 100 to 6,000 psi
  • Work with project engineers to generate piping and instrumentation diagrams (P&ID) and CAD models and drawings using Siemens NX

Required Qualifications

  • Certificate in CAD design or B.S. in an engineering field
  • 5+ years experience with a combination of piping, mechanical and structural design for industries such as aerospace, oil & gas, or chemical plants
  • CAD experience to include Siemens NX and PTC Windchill PLM
  • Knowledge of ASME piping and vessel codes, ASCE structural codes, AWS welding codes

Desired Qualifications

  • Able to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Experience working with multiple engineering disciplines and technicians

Benefits Include

  • Unlimited PTO - Vacation, Sick, Personal, and Bereavement
  • Paid maternity/paternity/adoptive leave
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance; LTD & STD; Life and AD&D
  • Retirement Savings Plan - Traditional 401(k) and a Roth 401(k)
  • Company stock options

Colorado law requires us to tell you the base compensation range of this role, which is $75,000 - $125,000, determined by your education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities. The salary range for this role is intentionally wide as we are evaluating individuals based on their unique experience and abilities to fit our needs. Most importantly, we are excited to meet you, and see if you are a great fit for our team. What we can’t quantify for you are the exciting challenges, supportive team, and amazing culture we enjoy. Click here for more information about our awesome benefits.


We’re an equal opportunity employer. You will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.

No outside recruiters please.


As a U.S. government contractor, Ursa Major is subject to President Biden’s September 9, 2021 Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors requiring federal contractors to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19. As such, Ursa Major requires employees to either show proof of vaccination or demonstrate an exemption for medical or religious reasons by December 8, 2021. Per the executive order, “fully vaccinated” means two weeks after a final dose of a one- or two-dose COVID-19 vaccine approved for regular or emergency use by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration or World Health Organization.

Ursa Major

Ursa Major

United States, Berthoud, Colorado

Posted 3d ago