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 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 Systems Modelling 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

  • Develop a dynamic simulation model for the battery system
  • Electrochemical battery modelling and simulation activities for performance
  • Lifetime and long-duration performance modelling
  • Creating models of the battery system
  • Running simulations
  • Optimising and directing designs
  • Planning testing for model optimisation

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience with modelling simulation tools such as MATLAB/Simulink
  • 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.