Cryogenics Fuel System (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

The candidate will support the integration of elements of the Cryogenic Fuel System concept(s) technical development. Working within the Propulsion team, they will coordinate between the various teams (Propulsion, Airframe, Chief Engineers, Industrial, Sustainability, Academic Coordinator). The Graduate will generate, review and validate Cryogenic Fuel System specifications including but not limited to safety, design, environmental, manufacturing and operational. Conduct or assist trade studies and analyses to validate the storage solutions meet the requirements. Generate systems engineering documentation (i.e. Specifications, description documents). Integrate with various teams inside and outside FLyZero to ensure the low-level designs meet all system and aircraft-level requirements.

Experience should include

Degree in Engineering required, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering preferred. Excellent problem solving, communication, and technical writing skills. Ability to cope with a high degree of design complexity and significant levels of uncertainty. Proficient with Microsoft Office and Google Docs. Desired experience in MATLAB/SIMULINK, Python or other modelling capabilities . Desired knowledge of fluid systems, fluid dynamics and mechanical design.

Characteristics and skill

Curious about Aviation and Aircraft, innovative mindset, motivated to make a difference and to think out of the box in order to make a lasting impact to the Aerospace industry. Self-motivated and able to work under own autonomy or as part of a team, meeting various deadlines as required and mostly remotely. 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.


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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