Aerospace Technologist

Cranfield, Bedford
Dependant upon experience
31 Oct 2018
30 Nov 2018

About the Role

We are looking for a highly capable Technologist to join our Aerospace Technology team

As a Technologist within our team, you will be responsible for building our technical capabilities, external networks and delivering some of our mission-critical workshops.

You will work with industry, research centres and academia and you will have a hands on role encouraging the creation of consortia that with joint external funding will deliver the research and technology programmes of the Technology Strategy for UK plc.. You will develop road-maps which form the critical content of the technology strategy ensuring that technology developments are linked to products, manufacturing and market opportunities.

Through your analytical work insight into some of our strategic technology areas, you will play a key role in developing technical capabilities that impact the technology strategy and influence our stakeholders, who include tier one OEMs and their supply chains, SME technology providers, research specialists and academia.

You will also play a role in the broader community of championing aerospace manufacturing, acting as an agent of transformation as we facilitate innovative ways of delivering to research and technology.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the organisation that is leading the strategic direction of the UK aerospace sector.

About You

You will be a self-starter with great energy, a drive to deliver and a real passion for your job.

You may have specialist understanding of one or more of the following technologies and a broad view and insight into the research and technology developments that are likely to drive the future technical evolution with regard to aircraft:

  • Propulsion
  • Systems engineering & integration
  • Complex aircraft systems

You will be an engineering, physical sciences or mathematics graduate, currently or recently engaged in a technical capacity within the aerospace sector. You are also likely to have worked in a research function at some point in your career. 

This is a role that will enable you to engage directly with a range of stakeholders and to use your communication skills and technical knowledge to influence behaviour and engender enthusiasm within your stakeholder group. The Institute is a small organisation, so you can be assured that you will be heard and that your contribution will make a difference.

You will be known amongst peers and colleagues as a facilitator, as an individual who engages teams and brings people together. You can balance your creative enthusiasm for the technical areas with reaching a conclusion about areas to pursue.

We offer a competitive reward package that will be commensurate with the capabilities of the successful candidate

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.