Battery Test Team Lead

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

We are currently entering a phase of expansion with the objective of rapidly bringing competitive product(s) to market. As part of this expansion, we are looking for Battery Test Team Lead to deliver critical battery test activities, from testing initial design ideas through to ensuring final products to perform to specification.

You are the ideal candidate for the role if:

  • You are a team player, and you enable your team to perform at their best
  • You give clear direction, and push back on requests when they do not align with the battery team mission
  • You embody the aerospace ‘just work culture’, and you advocate for your team to work with integrity in everything they do
  • You give your team freedom to be fast-paced, innovative and creative, and you believe that the best engineering idea should always win
  • You are able to make decisions based on the best compromise of cost, timing, safety, weight and quality
  • You stand by team decisions and are able to justify them to external stakeholders


Responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating battery test team activities to meet team deliverables on time and within budget, and aligning activities with the wider battery team
  • Robustly recording test methodology and results for certification authorities and the wider business to review
  • Developing your team through coaching, training and performance reviews


Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience leading teams with varied backgrounds, skills and knowledge to deliver a goal
  • Experience in requirements management
  • A background in aerospace test development and / or battery test development
  • Experience certifying a product

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

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