Junior Engineering Opportunities - Vertical Aerospace

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-05-17

Category: transportation

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Full time

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Are you a bright, ambitious, and curious Junior Engineer eager to take the next stage in your career and contribute towards making history within the Electric Aviation Industry? 

We are recruiting the brightest junior talent to make an impact across Battery Algorithms Thermodynamics and Powertrain Modelling roles within our world-class Battery and Powertrain Team. Here you will directly contribute towards developing the VX4, our fully electric, sustainable eVTOL aircraft.

Key Responsibilities shared across all roles: 

Working underneath our Modelling Team Lead and Deputy Head of Powertrain, we’ll help you build the skills and knowledge for you to take ownership of:

  • Simulation framework development.

  • Modelling verification and unit testing.

  • Powertrain component models and correlation.

  • Flight and Rig test data analysis.

  • Interfacing with vehicle level simulation and Pilot in the Loop simulator.  

  • Working closely with Aerodynamics team to develop novel cooling solutions.

  • Work closely with key tier-one aerospace suppliers. 

What would we like you to bring?

  • Exceptional academic performance within Applied Physics, Mechanical, Electrical, Electronics, Aerospace, Systems, or Computer Engineering or related engineering field

  • Ideal candidates will have completed a Master's or PhD, although undergraduates with relevant degrees will also be considered.

  • You will be a recent graduate or have completed at most 1-2 years of post-education experience within a commercial environment. 

  • Some experience with MATLAB/Simulink/Simscape.

  • An understanding of Thermodynamic principles.

  • Critical mindset, capable of grounding approaches in first principles and academic research.

  • Eagerness to learn new concepts and methods, design experiments independently, and execute them.

  • Strong problem-solving skills, proactive attitude, and a drive to contribute to innovative projects.

What to expect from our application process.

  • Please apply by Friday 31st May, after which applications will close.

  • Please submit your CV, and a cover letter detailing your Degree Mark, Dissertation Mark, and the Executive Summary or Abstract of your Dissertation.

  • One of our Talent Acquisition team members will then contact successful candidates for a 20-30 minute screening call. These calls will take place between

  • Monday 3rd June and Thursday 13th June.

  • Successful candidates will then be invited to participate in a one-day assessment center at our Company HQ in Bristol on Wednesday 19th June, running from 09:00 to 15:15. This will be an opportunity to showcase your skills, meet our team, and learn more about Vertical Aerospace.

  • We will then extend offers of employment to successful candidates within 24 hours of the Assessment Centre

This is a fantastic opportunity to take the next step in your engineering career within our dynamic, agile, and world-class aerospace organisation. You’ll be surrounded by, and learn from, some of the industry's most outstanding talent while contributing towards pioneering electric aviation and defining a new industry and era of travel. 

What can you expect from us?

We're on a mission. Where others see limits, we see opportunity, and we work at pace. Working at Vertical isn't your average role but for those seeking a challenge, a flexible, supportive organisation and an incredible team; working here is an opportunity to do the best work of your career.

Our approach promotes ingenuity and courage, while our environment builds success through diligence in safety and being open in the way we work. The only way we're going to assure the next chapter of aviation history is by working as a team, relentlessly, towards our goal.  

Our benefits

Our people matter - we're not going anywhere without them. Which is why our company benefits go beyond the essentials.

  • 26 days holiday, plus bank holiday
  • 5 extra days per year to buy (or sell)
  • 5 extra days holiday when you get married or enter a civil partnership
  • Additional 4% of your salary to spend on extra benefits
  • Award-winning digital health and wellbeing service (Help@Hand)
  • Company Share Scheme - open to every Vertical employee
  • Company Pension Scheme - 5% and we match it
  • Breakfast on us, every day

We may just be the hardest job you've ever had, but we're confident it will be the most rewarding. Join the team today and help us shape the future of Advanced Air Mobility.

Disclaimer Statement

We encourage you to apply even if you may not have all the experience listed in the advert. We recognise that talent comes in various forms and we are committed to providing opportunities that create an environment of growth, diversity, and inclusion for everyone. As part of our desire to review and make our processes fair, we may ask you questions related to these aspects during the application process. For more information on how we will use your data, see our Legal section.

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