Electrochemistry 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.

Vertical Aerospace is increasing their capability in battery design, testing and manufacture. 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 an Electrochemistry Team Lead to work with a team of cell and materials engineers to secure, test and validate the cell supply chain for VA and push boundaries into next generation technologies. You will lead a team of highly motivated individuals who are passionate about delivering and certifying battery packs for our aircraft.


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 your objectives and key results
  • 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 internal or external stakeholders


Job responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Future cell sourcing
  • V&V testing technical supervision
  • In-depth understanding of cell behaviour, conditions and integration
  • Capable of handling complex cell-level trade-offs and decisions at pack-level
  • Develop and lead a world-class team
  • Future development roadmapping and supplier classification
  • Developing electrochemical test plans at cell, module and pack level
  • Coordinating the electrochemical team activities to meet team deliverables
  • Developing your team through coaching, training and performance reviews
  • Cell material testing work


Preferred qualifications and experience:

  • BSc / MSc / PhD level degree in a physical science or engineering discipline relevant to electrochemical cell research and development
  • 5 years experience in cell selection and materials qualification
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Experience leading teams with varied backgrounds, skills and knowledge to deliver a goal
  • Experience in requirements management, FMEA’s, DV planning and others
  • A background in lithium-ion cell and materials test development
  • Experience certifying a product, preferably within an aerospace environment

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

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