Test Conductor

Copenhagen, Capital Region, Denmark
Full Time
Mid Level
At Orbex we are looking for a Test Conductor to join our test team in Faxe.
Ideally you will feel comfortable taking responsibility for preparation of configuration files, software testing, and pre-test activities ahead of the procedure.
You will be an important part of the test team and will be deeply involved in the testing of articles for spaceflight.


Orbex is a leading micro-launch company with our Prime vehicle being prepared to launch from our home spaceport, Space Hub Sutherland. We are well placed to be one of the first operational micro-launch companies in Europe with over €85m of project financing secured, a number of customers signed up, our launch licence application submitted, and backing from organisations including UKSA and ESA.
We are a rapidly growing company with staff located between our production and test facilities in Forres, Scotland and Copenhagen, Denmark. Working on cutting-edge advances in rocket fuel technology, Prime’s carbon footprint is up to 96% lower than comparable vehicles, leading to innovations in propulsion and tank structures. A state-of-the-art re-flight system means we can recover and reuse our technology, and innovations in separation mechanisms mean we leave no debris in space.
Having developed in-house production capability, we can 3D print complex engines, produce full-scale carbon composite fuel tanks, and have avionics and software testing labs in both Scotland and Denmark. Based in Forres, you will be right in the heart of this fast-paced cutting-edge company, gaining a unique insight into what it takes to build a new launch vehicle for a buoyant commercial market.

The Position

The position includes the following tasks and responsibilities:
  • Conducting various types of propulsion testing from control room  
  • Closely following regulations and procedures to ensure accurate and safe environment for testing of our fluid, pressurised line, hydraulic and rocket engine systems
  • Preparing configuration files, safety critical software and communication systems
  • Software testing and software implementation
  • Responsible for keeping the software and test control room ready
  • Responsible for backup data and preparing files for analysis
  • Maintaining CCTV system to ensure overview during tests

Essential information:

This role will require significant time working in our test mission control room in Faxe, regardless of weather.

Essential Qualifications and Experience:
  • Experience as a process engineer, test control engineer or test conductor
  • Experience working in control room environment for safety critical systems like space, aerospace, nuclear, O&G and similar
  • Understanding the physical structure and functionality of the test rigs and benches, such as gas lines, valves, electrical signal cables, and sensors
  • Experience or interest in aerospace testing and test facilities
  • Strong communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • MS Office tools, full proficiency expected
  • Staying level-headed and keeping an overview in case of emergency

Desirable Skills and Experience:
  • Experience with Python, C/C++
  • Experience with PowerShell scripting
  • Experience with Epsilon3
  • Knowledge of Piping and Instrumentation Diagrams (reading and drawing)
  • Experience with IT
  • General understanding of maintenance tools


This role is based in Copenhagen at Orbex’s Danish propulsion engineering and manufacturing site as well as our test site in Faxe.
You will be spending time both at the factory and our nearby rocket engine testing site, with occasional travel to our main factory, test and launch sites in Scotland.
Copenhagen is one of Europe's most modern and aesthetically interesting cities. It is regarded as being one of the most liveable cities in the world, with a strong reputation for being clean, green and sustainable.
With a huge, active waterfront and a lively social scene, Copenhagen offers a wide range of social activities and leisure opportunities, all with a uniquely Scandinavian flair. Activities include cycling and sailing, and the centre of the city is famed for its cultural highlights.


Orbex is a high-paced, startup culture where you will be encouraged to take assume responsibility for tasks and see them through.

Personal skills that will help you succeed:
  • Being detail-oriented and self-motivated
  • You see yourself more as a specialist than a generalist
  • You like to work methodically and appreciate proper formatting

It is imperative that you take initiative, communicate openly and can collaborate with technical and non-technical team members. You must be able to thrive in an international, diverse and multicultural environment.


You must be a UK or European citizen or from a country that is a signatory to the MTCR convention.


For the right candidate, we offer an excellent benefits package that includes:
  • Competitive salary
  • Share Options in the company so you will really benefit from your hard work as the company grows and is successful
  • Our roles need to be on-site in Copenhagen due to the nature of the position, export controls and security, but we are happy to sponsor visas for you and your family and provide relocation assistance as required

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