Vertical Advanced Engineering is the consulting arm of Vertical Aerospace. Together we are accelerating the creation of technology that will revolutionise how people travel. Our highly skilled team deliver cutting-edge solutions to Vertical and the aerospace, automotive, motorsport and marine sectors. Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly. Our mission is to make air travel personal, on-demand and carbon-free. Founded by greentech entrepreneur Stephen Fitzpatrick in 2016, Vertical Aerospace has been disrupting the way aircraft are developed, combining the rigour and discipline of aerospace with the pace and agility of F1. Vertical Advanced Engineering is expanding and looking for a Composite Design Engineer to help design an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft as well as to assist in the design and development of motorsport, aerospace, automotive and marine vehicle technologies. You will work from initial scheme to component launch incorporating knowledge in surfacing, composite structures, manufacturing support, including jigs and fixtures to aid smooth build and assembly of components. You will also be expected to lead and mentor junior members of staff and aid their progression. The ideal candidate will be skilled in CAD modelling NX or Catia preferable and Detail Design of both Composite and Metallic components for aircraft, vehicle and other sectors.

Working within the Composites team, this position will involve;

• Design and CAD modelling of Composite components
• Analysing and interpreting customer requirements
• Preparation of Detail designs and laminate books
• Interaction with Aerodynamic and Stress departments to ensure full compliance with concept intent and structural integrity.
• Continuous development of designs and process to keep best practices
• Comply with company quality standards AS 9100D (training will be provided)
• Lead and mentor junior designers to ensure company standards are achieved
• Supporting the Test team as required to explore and validate technical solutions

Basic Qualifications/Experience;
• Educated to Minimum HND level /Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
• At least 3 years of experience working in a relevant industrial environment
• A sound knowledge of computer aided design preferably NX11
• Understanding of manufacturing techniques of composite components and tooling
• Ability to apply your knowledge to solve fundamental engineering solutions
• Experienced user of CAD surfacing tools and procedures
• Ability to communicate complex ideas so that they are understood by different audiences
• Fluent in spoken and written English language

Preferred Qualifications/Experience;
• Experience working with multiple types of vehicle, including Aircraft and automotive including Motorsports
• Awareness of processes and requirements relevant to the certification of aircraft
• Proficient user of NX or Catia V5 or V6
• Hands-on experience with composite materials
• Knowledge and experience of pre-preg and Infusion laminating techniques

To apply for this role, submit your CV and a covering letter to us.