Vertical Aerospace is building technology to revolutionise how people fly and believes passionately in the power of electric flight to change the way the world travels. We are currently entering a phase of rapid expansion with the objective of rapidly bringing competitive product(s) to market. As part of this expansion we are looking for a Battery Assembly Engineer to help develop robust, high-performance battery systems for aircraft. The ideal candidate will bring strong ‘hands-on’ engineering skills backed by a solid theoretical understanding and resolute attention to detail to the role. Previous aerospace experience is not essential, but a background in energy storage, vehicle electrification or a highly regulated industry would be beneficial. You will need be prepared to take on a wide range of challenges and responsibilities across multiple streams of work in a fast-moving environment, with the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of developing electrical drive systems.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Manage the battery configuration and BOM
  • Define the battery assembly process for novel aspects of our battery design
  • Define the battery system installation into the aircraft
  • Manage the battery assembly at our supplier, including pack inspection and build test oversight
  • Provide Design For Manufacture (DFM) input into the battery design activity
  • Provide integration with VA-Cert battery supplier
  • Develop cell assembly techniques

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience with battery assembly tools and techniques
  • Experience in define battery manufacturing processess and procedures
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject
  • Detailed understanding of the key components of a battery EV electrical drive system and their interactions with each other and wider vehicle systems.
  • Good practical skills with hands-on experience of building, commissioning and testing electrical/electronic systems.
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to focus on and complete detailed tasks in a busy, fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with a wide range of disciplines within engineering.
  • Understanding of the product development cycle.
  • Safe working with hazardous voltages, particularly DC systems above 120 V.

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