Battery Specialist

The Aerospace Technology Institute

The Aerospace Technology Institute (ATI) sits at the centre of UK aerospace research and technology.  We promote transformative technology in air transport, create the technology strategy for UK aerospace and fund world-class research projects. More information about the ATI is available on our website:


FlyZero is the ATI project to enable the UK to lead a revolution in zero-carbon commercial air travel. We are pulling together expertise from across the UK supply chain and universities in an initial 12-month programme to look at the design challenges and market opportunity of potential zero-emission aircraft concepts. The strategic research project will consist of approximately 100 experts from industry and academia looking at areas including the technical and commercial viability of a future zero-carbon emission commercial aircraft design; technology and industrialisation roadmaps; and assessments of the sustainability issues, the UK industrial capability, and market and economic viability.

The Role

Provide expert input to ensure the team explores the overall battery and battery system design space effectively. Review design requirements and provide input to the aircraft concept team on relevant design decisions, ensure changing requirements and designs are properly communicated between teams. Help shape requirements where it may provide an advantage to the overall aircraft.

Experience should include

Significant experience of designing battery systems (overall design, packaging/integration and management systems) at system and vehicle level. This experience may come from outside of aerospace. Experience of taking design programmes through certification or into production, and making vehicle and system level recommendations on performance, safety and other key attributes. Experience of being embedded in design teams desired. Access to battery analysis tools.

Characteristics and skills: 

Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team, meeting various deadlines as required. An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial. Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organisation, demonstrating good judgement, self-awareness, and sensitivity. Exceptional organisational and communication skills, able to write and present in a clear and succinct manner. Good IT (Excel, PowerPoint, Word) and communications skills are expected.  


The FlyZero project will look to use a combination of remote working and office based working at different stages.  Office locations are yet to be determined.  Offices will be based in the UK and selected partly on where the majority of secondees live, but likely feature more than one location to provide geographic reach.  The project will cover costs of travel beyond normal commutes and overnight accommodation when needed.

Assignment Process and Timeline:

Short-listed applicants will go through an interview process. The interview procedure may commence prior to the application closing date. The project is currently funded until the end of December 2021.

Contact details:

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