Senior Powertrain Systems Engineer

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Bristol, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-04-30

Category: transportation

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About the company:

Revolutionising urban air mobility and electrifying air travel

Join the Powertrain Team based in Bristol as a Senior Powertrain Systems Engineer and help us to achieve our mission of pioneering electric aviation.

What success will look like, as a Senior Powertrain Systems Engineer?
As a Senior Powertrain Systems Engineer, you will cultivate in-house expertise and develop deep knowledge of the Powertrain systems development. You will be responsible for delivering the development strategy for the Powertrain systems lifecycle, from requirements to qualification, including integration, verification, and validation activities. We'll need you to take ownership of stakeholder requirement capture, analysis, and management, and drive forward development, optimization, and advocacy of a consistent systems engineering approach within the Powertrain Department.
Additionally, you'll conduct safety assessments based on ARP4761 and support risk reduction efforts. We'll need you to define our verification & validation approach to support our VX4 certification, while leading collaborative relationships across Powertrain to perform system and sub-system integration testing and identify crucial Powertrain performance factors.
What would we like you to bring.
We want you to be successful in your role, and to achieve this, you will need a relevant engineering degree or equivalent demonstrable relevant career experience. You'll need demonstrable experience in Systems Engineering (aerospace experience preferred but not mandatory) with proven experience working on different parts of the Systems Engineering lifecycle. Ideally, but not essentially, you'll have worked across a Certification program, with experience in implementing certification aerospace standards such as ARP4754B, ARP4761, SC VTOL, and SC E-19, collaborating with both internal Airworthiness and external Authorities.
You'll be required to interface with various cross-functional teams and individuals, you will therefore need excellent communication and relationship-building experience, along with examples of influencing others.

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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