Job Description

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 an Aerodynamicist to assist in the design and development of motorsport, aerospace, automotive and marine vehicle technologies. The ideal candidate will have a good understanding of rotorcraft Aerodynamics


Working within the Aerodynamics team, this position will involve;

• End-to-end responsibility of CFD simulations relating to aircraft development
• Design of aerodynamic surfaces
• Generation and interpretation of aerodynamic loads and performance data
• Development of CFD tools and methods
• Automation of CFD processes
• Working on a range of development and correlation projects
• Data analysis and writing of detailed Aerodynamic reports
• Comply with company quality standards AS 9100D (training will be provided)


Successful candidates will be expected to;

• Demonstrate knowledge of CFD applied to aerodynamics
• Demonstrate a good understanding of rotorcraft Aerodynamics
• Have a good understanding of the latest CFD methods, 3D CAD systems, mesh generation, postprocessing and data analysis
• Integrate into the current team and be actively involved in the CFD development process from a very early stage
• The ability to work efficiently and independently and to follow team practices
• Provide accurate and detailed reports of CFD studies
• Hold a Degree in Aerodynamics or another relevant degree/equivalent qualification
• Have experience with Ansys CFD products (CFX and Fluent). Experience with Openfoam would also be beneficial.

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