Powertrain Modeller (Graduate)

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: www.ati.org.uk


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

To support the powertrain system modelling team with modelling of technology bricks. Interaction and working across technology brick teams.

Experience should include

Extensive knowledge and understanding of MATLAB & simulink. Very good understanding of powertrain components including batteries, fuel cells, electric motors, and power electronics. Experience in modelling powertrain components and systems.

Characteristics and skill:

A highly skilled individual with a strong academic background. You must have a passion for innovations and an interest in developing solutions to complex problems. A keen interest in aerospace and green energy technologies is important. Being hard working, self-motivated, and personable with a strong team ethos. A strong desire to contribute to zero emissions future.


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 . This may commence prior to the application deadline. The project is currently funded until the end of December 2021.


Contact details:

For more information on this assignment, please contact fzhr@flyzero.ati.org.uk.