Hydrogen 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: 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

Provide expert input to ensure the team explores to overall hydrogen storage design space effectively. Produce designs and undertake analysis in order to model a fuel cell system which meets the design requirements.  Help shape requirements where it may provide an advantage to the overall aircraft.

Experience should include

Experience of designing gaseous and liquid hydrogen storage systems, knowledge of the system integration and distribution desired. This knowledge may come from outside aerospace. Access to hydrogen storage design and 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 a two-stage interview process with the ATI. Interviews may commence prior to the application closing date.

Contact details:

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