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 Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our Battery team at Vertical Aerospace.

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 and 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 the Energy Storage solution.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all mechanical aspects of the battery system from concept through to production.
  • Generate, review, approve and manage system requirements
  • Conduct multi-disciplinary design reviews throughout the different phases of aircraft development
  • Generate, review, and approve:
    • System safety analyses, such as FHAs, FTAs, CCAs, etc.
    • Engineering drawings, schematics, and design specifications
    • System and equipment test plans and reports
    • Compliance documentation
    • System engineering processes
  • Manage external suppliers/partners to deliver on time, cost and quality
  • Support the integration of the battery system within the aircraft design

Basic Qualifications/Experience

  • Previous battery system experience is essential, such as the mechanical layout design from concept to manufacture.
  • Knowledge of many manufacturing methods/controls such as injection moulding, machining, rapid prototyping, drawing control
  • Solid mechanical design background, specifically including the management of mechanical tolerances
  • Good practical skills with hands-on experience of building, commissioning and testing electrical/electronic systems.
  • Understanding of the key components of a battery EV electrical drive system and their interactions with each other and the wider vehicle systems.
  • Experience with CATIA V6 (3Dx) is highly advantageous
  • Experience of the entire product development life cycle is desirable.
  • Working with composites / composites enclosure design is desirable
  • 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.
  • Safe working with hazardous voltages, particularly DC systems.

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