Design Engineer

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 a Design Engineer who has a minimum of 3 years of experience with a fundamental knowledge of aircraft structures, an awareness of manufacturing techniques and ideally have seen designs all the way through from concept through to manufacture.


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

  • Work closely with the stress engineers and senior designers to develop prototype and production designs in line with programme requirements
  • Creation of 3D parts and assemblies using Solidworks
  • Creation of engineering drawings of composite and metallic structures to aerospace standards
  • Assist in the management of suppliers delivering components or systems to the project

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant experience
  • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace, Motorsport, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
  • Good fundamental knowledge of Aircraft Structures and Systems
  • Significant experience and proficiency of at least one current CAD package (Solidworks preferred)
  • Detailed understanding of the Design requirements and System Engineering approach
  • Thorough understanding of engineering 1st principles and ability to perform basic hand calculations to sense check designs
  • High level of self-drive with the ability to work in a team, as well as autonomously

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience of certifying to aerospace standards
  • Masters or PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent
  • Experience in communicating with management, as well as technical and business teams to collect requirements, describe product features and technical designs
  • Hold Signatory to DOA aviation levels

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