Aircraft 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:


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

Create overall aircraft models, working with technology teams to ensure the latest data is being used. Run regular simulations based on iterative designs to assess performance and feed back to Chief Design Engineer/Aircraft Architects and design teams.

Experience should include

Previous experience of modelling different aircraft types using general modelling tools (excel/matlab). Ideally this would be at the overall aircraft level rather than systems level to ensure an appreciation of aircraft design drivers and trades. Experience using specialist tools (APD/Suave or similar) would be strongly preferred. General coding experience and knowledge of python or other languages desirable. MS Office Suite. Aircraft modelling tools.

Characteristics and skill

High performing, high potential individual with a strong academic background and keen interest in aerospace and aviation. Willing to commit to making a major difference to the future of aviation and our planet. Hard working, self-motivated and personable with a strong sense of team work. Able to challenge constructively and with an open mind. Capable of synthesising large quantities of information from a range of sources and presenting key findings in an impactful way. Ability to ask good questions and learn rapidly. Comfortable interacting with people at all levels of the organisation, demonstrating good judgement, self-awareness, and sensitivity.


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.


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