Turbomachinery Aerodynamicist

We are looking for a high calibre individual with experience in turbomachinery within the aerospace or similar industry to deliver the aerodynamic solutions for, but not limited to, our new class of high performance propulsion system. The candidate will be responsible for leading design work packages, assessing solutions, and generating independent designs for comparison to be presented to senior engineers and managers. The ideal candidate would have a track record of delivery of high performance machines and would be confident presenting and justifying their solutions and recommendations to peers, seniors, and external partners.

SABRE –  This complex engine is currently in its early development phase with the next 3 years of the programme focussed on delivering the turbomachinery for a demonstrator of the engine planned to be tested on our new test facility. The ideal candidate would be able to provide support to the demonstrator and support technology development activities specialising in advanced aerodynamic design for turbo-machinery. The candidate will also play a key role in building up the company’s aerodynamic design capability.

As of today, the turbomachinery team is small and dynamic, providing each team member with the opportunity to contribute across the range of turbomachinery projects in the company. The candidate must be able to integrate with the team and across the company whilst being confident while working independently. The team works closely with customers, partners, and advisors so good communication skills are vital. The team is the main expertise for turbomachinery within the company thus the candidate must be flexible around potential applications and alternate uses. The candidate must be up to date with current and novel turbomachinery technologies and ideas.

Turbomachinery at Reaction Engines Ltd involves pushing boundaries and working at the cutting edge of engine designs. The hypersonic engine (and eventual vehicle) will change the way we travel both inside and out of the atmosphere.

Key Accountabilities

Key Responsibilities

For both the final SABRE and demonstration activities, the candidate will be expected to:


Knowledge and Experience


Skills and Behaviours

Click here to apply  and quote 006/2016 along with your  salary expectations.

Closing date: 31 March 2017

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