Senior Design Engineer

Bristol (City Centre), City of Bristol
£Competitive Plus Benefits
08 Jun 2019
06 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Design Engineer 
Central Bristol 

The Company 

At Vertical Aerospace we are working to design the future of air travel. As a fast paced and growing company, we are embarking on an exciting new chapter in the development of Electric Aircraft. With this in mind, we are offering a rare opportunity for a Senior Design Engineer to combine creative thinking and sound aerospace knowledge to support moving our product forwards.

The Benefits 

- Competitive salary offered 
- A performance based bonus 
- 5% employer contribution towards pension
- Flexible working within a 37.5 hour contract, ensuring core business hours of 10am to 4pm are covered 
- 25 days’ holiday (plus Bank Holidays) 
- 1 extra day’s holiday for your birthday! 
- A flexible benefits scheme for you to tailor to meet your needs and requirements 
- A delicious free breakfast 
- Central Bristol location 

This is the ideal role for an enthusiastic and talented design and engineering professional to take their career to the next level with our exciting, innovative company. 

What’s more, you’ll be joining us at an amazing time in our journey. Our personal aircraft has now moved into the development and certification stages before we progress towards full production. Our team of friendly, highly skilled and dedicated professionals will welcome you and help you find your feet and we will provide all the support you need to help you make a success of your role. 

The Role 

As the Senior Design Engineer, you will develop the aircraft structure for our new vehicle from the ground up. This is an exciting and varying role that will require the successful candidate to be very flexible in terms of work content and to be well-motivated.

Your duties will be wide ranging and varied - they will include:
- Conceptualising and detailing designs for composite and metallic structures for novel aircraft configurations
- Defining component and system requirements
- Meeting the Means of Compliance standards required by the authorities
- Assisting in the management of suppliers and manufacturers, delivering components or systems to the project
- Conducting composites-related R&D projects and supporting test activity
- Preparing technical documentation for review by senior management

About You 
To be considered as the Senior Design Engineer, you will need a fundamental knowledge of Aircraft Structures and the ability to effectively analyse the complex system from a design perspective. This knowledge will come from significant experience in aerospace or other highly regulated industries.

You will also need: 

- A Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
- A Strong fundamental knowledge of lightweight structures and composites
- Detailed knowledge of current and developing aircraft structural technology
- Detailed understanding of the design requirements and system engineering approach
- Experience and proficiency of at least one modern CAD package and PLM system
- Working knowledge of GD&T and drawing creation

The successful candidate will be required to provide proof that they have the right to work in the UK. 

You may have previously held the title of Design Engineer, Aerospace Design Engineer, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Structural Design Engineer, or Avionics Design Engineer.

Vertical Aerospace and Webrecruit 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 we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be. 

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