Test Engineer

Contract hours: Full time

Salary: £Competitive

Location: Bristol

Line Manager: Principal Engineer - Testing

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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.

As we are pushing technological boundaries and developing novel solutions, there is a significant amount of test activity ahead of us. Are you the right person to help out?

The successful candidate will have extensive experience of testing complex mechanical/electrical systems within a regulated industry.


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

  • Conducting scale, component, system and aircraft level tests
  • Preparing test plans, procedures, risk assessments and reports
  • Technical data analysis and subsequent reporting
  • Conceptual and detailed design of test rigs / fixtures
  • Interacting with other teams to understand their test requirements and upcoming test activities
  • Instrumentation and acquisition system specification
  • Coordinating with external test houses to undertake specific component/sub-system tests

Basic Qualifications / Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years relevant industrial experience
  • Minimum 2:1 Bachelor's degree in aerospace, mechanical engineering or equivalent
  • Experience operating within a test organisation / department
  • Numerate with skills processing and understanding large datasets

Preferred Qualifications/Experience

  • Experience of certifying hardware to aerospace standards
  • Experience with flight test activities
  • Excellent IT skills and CAD software experience
  • Experience of managing a package of work to defined timescales and costs
  • Knowledge of current and developing Electric Vehicle and Aircraft technologies
  • Model building activities and piloting experience

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