Composite Design Engineer

Vertical Aerospace Ltd
Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£Competitive Plus Benefits 
29 Mar 2018
26 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Composite Design Engineer

Are you looking to take on your next challenge as a Composite Design Engineer? Want to work on ground-breaking projects with a business that’s pushing boundaries within their industry? If so, read on. 

About Us: 

Vertical Aerospace is an exciting new company that’s looking to change how the public views and uses the aviation industry. As part of this, we are developing a Personal Electric Aircraft. 

We’ve pushed beyond the concept stage and are now looking to develop and certify the production version. As such, we’re now looking for a Composite Design Engineer to join our team. 

The Benefits: 

- Competitive salary 
- 4% flexible benefits 
- 3% pension 
- The chance to join a passionate team with unrivalled technical expertise 
- An innovative and forward-thinking culture 
- The opportunity to support a unique, ground-breaking project with huge potential 

In this exciting role, you’ll have the opportunity to play a key part in the creation of a new aircraft with the potential to transform the aviation industry. 

You will join a talented and fresh-thinking team who are striving to deliver performance, ideas and concepts that make a real difference. 

We believe that great engineering is about the elegance and efficiency of doing more with less. So, if you want to think outside the box, push the boundaries of what is considered normal and have the freedom to explore and develop your ideas, this is the role for you. 

The Role: 

As a Composite Design Engineer, you will support the development of our new aircraft. 

Reporting to the Senior Composite Stress Engineer, you will: 

- Help to ensure that the composite structure design is delivered in-line with programme requirements
- Release drawings of composite and metallic structures to aerospace standards, enabling manufacturers to produce the parts efficiently
- Specify component requirements ready for supplier negotiations 
- Help to define the most effective way to meet means of compliance standards 
- Assist with the management of suppliers delivering components or systems to the project 
- Generate alternate proposals when required 
- Assist with project build and fault-finding activities 

About You: 

To join us as a Composite Design Engineer, you will need: 

- At least one year’s engineering experience 
- Hands-on experience of developing and building composite structures to a given standard 
- Experience and proficiency in at least one current CAD package, ideally SolidWorks 
- Fundamental knowledge of aircraft structures 
- An in-depth understanding of composite design using multiple materials and methods 
- A Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent), ideally a Master’s or PhD, in an aerospace, mechanical engineering or related discipline 

Experience of certifying to aerospace standards would be beneficial to your application, as would experience in communicating with management, as well as technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and technical designs. 

Other companies may call this role Composite Design Engineer, Composite Structure Engineer, Aerospace Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Design Engineer or Engineer. 

Webrecruit and Vertical Aerospace are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and believe that the more inclusive we environments are, the better our work will be. 

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