Head of Aerodynamics

Head of Aerodynamics

Job Title: Head of Aerodynamics
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Bristol, England
Salary: Negotiable
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: 896606_1579862402
Contact Name: Lucy Hoyle
Contact Email:
Job Published: January 24, 2020 10:40

Job Description

Are you looking to join a world-leading organisation in the defence sector that will challenge and develop your technical capabilities, and offer you the chance to work in developing, cutting-edge technologies? Our client is a leading multi-national Defence systems provider which boasts some of most advanced facilities in their areas of expertise. At present the company employs well in excess of 10,000 staff worldwide and continues to grow in parallel with the demand for their highly regarded services.

We currently have an opportunity for a Head of Aerodynamics, available in Bristol.

You will lead a team of approximately 40 engineers in Bristol, delivering aerodynamic capability to all products from the initial concept through the development and ultimately through to in-service support. This will involve working in a dynamic environment with a range of technical disciplines and projects and driving the aerodynamic team strategy to ensure development of the skills needed to meet future needs.
The team is in charge of developing design and optimisation studies in the domains of aerodynamic design, aero-propulsion performances, propulsion integration, stealth airframes, and aero-thermal analysis.

Key Role Responsibilities

Delivering technical excellence
Planning milestones and deliverables for all projects
Satisfying customers by ensuring aerodynamic work packages are delivered on time, to quality and to cost.
Contributing to Multi-Disciplinary Optimisation for technically robust solutions in line with the skills of propulsion, thermal, stealth, guidance, platform integration, mechanical design etc.
Participating in technical project reviews when required
Promoting innovation, and driving the identification and development of new capabilities, new technologies and new missile aerodynamic concepts
Working with projects & customers to maintain a realistic view of future workload, and ensure the team is ready to meet that future demand
Develop the aerodynamic discipline by ensuring that research, staff development and technical studies all reflect the company as a world-class aerodynamic department.

Qualifications / Experience

A doctorate, or high-level honours degree (or equivalent) in an aerodynamic discipline or related subjects coupled with solid relevant working experience
A good in-depth technical appreciation for the aerodynamic discipline.
A track record of leading an engineering team.
The ability to build good relationships and network across all levels of the organisation, and with external organisations.
A demonstrable capability in project management, including the capability for planning and piloting change projects and skill or capability improvement projects.
Proven ability to manage budgets.

Job Title:Head of Aerodynamics
Salary:TBC + Excellent Package
Location:Bristol, South West
Job Type:Perm
Job ID:896606


Due to the nature of work undertaken at our client's site, incumbents of these positions are required to meet special nationality rules and therefore these vacancies are only open to sole British Citizens. Applicants who meet these criteria will also be required to undergo security clearance vetting, if not already security cleared to a minimum SC level.

In the first instance, candidates should send us their CV, clearly stating salary expectations, location preferences and availability. Electus Recruitment Solutions provides specialist engineering and technical recruitment solutions to a number of high technology industries. We thank you for your interest in this vacancy. If you don't hear from us within 7 working days, please presume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. You are of course free to submit your CV/details in the future and we shall assess your suitability at that time. Services advertised by Electus Recruitment Solutions are those of an Agency. This is a permanent opportunity.