Industrial Liaison Manager

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

Work with the Industrial Strategy team to deliver a dynamic campaign of engagement to support the formation of the UK’s roadmaps and strategic case for zero carbon aviation. Work with UK stakeholders to facilitate input to UK roadmaps. Gather industry requirements and support for proposal for follow-on activity, aiming to maximise UK benefit from FlyZero technologies. Lead or support one-to-one engagements with UK companies from large multi-nationals to micro-SMEs. Organise and facilitate workshops and round tables across the regions of the UK. Drive engagement across aerospace and other relevant UK sectors. 

Experience should include

Experience of engaging with industry, from large companies and OEMs down to SMEs and academic spin-outs. Ability to organise a dynamic campaign of engagement. Experience of developing roadmaps. Understanding of strategic, commercial and technical issues which will need to be resolved in order to make progress towards the long-term goals of FlyZero.

Characteristics and skills

Can make things happen at pace. Willing to commit to making a major difference to the future of aviation and our planet. Comfortable interacting with people at all levels, demonstrating good judgement, self-awareness, and sensitivity. An ability to maintain confidentiality and act with discretion and diplomacy is crucial. Capable of synthesising large quantities of information from a range of sources and presenting top level messages in an impactful way. Able to challenge constructively and with an open mind. Ability to ask good questions and learn rapidly. Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team, meeting various deadlines as required. Able to breakdown siloes and encourage collaboration across a multi-disciplinary team. 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 deadline. The project is currently funded until the end of December 2021.

Contact details:

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