Thermal Modelling Engineer

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Bristol

Line Manager: Head of Power Supply and Systems Installation

Closing date: 21.08.2019

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Job Description

Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly. Our mission is to make air travel personal, on-demand and carbon-free.

We're looking for an outstanding Thermal Modelling Engineer who combines technical knowledge and experience with a demonstrated ability to bring a common sense approach to get the right things done quickly and effectively. We want to bring the very latest technologies and development methodologies to what is traditionally a slow industry.

The successful candidate must have broad engineering experience delivering programs throughout the entire lifecycle to aerospace standards.

Responsibilities

Your duties will be wide ranging and varied and will include:

  • Leading battery development and design for thermal considerations
  • Requirements capture, decomposition and traceability
  • Thermal system design with performance / complexity / development trade offs
  • Helping to develop the certification of the battery systems, primarily from a thermal position
  • Thermal fault tree / safety analysis
  • Thermal modelling of the battery and other aircraft components with suitable software
  • Experience of designing battery electrical models
  • Presenting complex system information simply to all levels of the business

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Significant demonstrable relevant experience on battery systems
  • Understanding of the thermal systems that make up the battery pack
  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Proficiency in MATLAB Simulink, STARCCM+ or other comparable software
  • Experience designing novel thermal systems
  • Knowledge of software and hardware engineering practices
  • Experience in communicating with senior management, as well as technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and technical designs

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience of aerospace standards
  • Masters or PhD in relevant Engineering discipline
  • Experience with building and testing comparable thermal systems
  • Understanding of machine learning techniques
  • Experience of data analysis
  • Equivalent circuit model creation in MATLAB Simulink
  • Experience modelling non-battery thermal systems such as motors or auxiliary components

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