Head of Aerodynamics and Simulation

  • Location

    Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

  • Sector:

    Manufacturing, Aviation

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  • Contact:

    Kimberly Farrell

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  • Published:

    almost 2 years ago

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Head of Aerodynamics and Simulation




A design and developer of aircrafts at a facility in Bedfordshire is looking for a Head of Aerodynamics and Simulation.


As the Head of Aerodynamics and Simulation you will coordinate the company’s product technical simulation, modelling, aerodynamics (hand calculation, CFD, wind tunnel etc.), loads development, and collection / processing of ground and flight test data. You will manage the Flight Sciences Department team, it’s work load and product output in conjunction with the programmes team and Flight Test team.


Your responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following; conceptual level aerodynamic calculation, CFD modelling and matching to flight/heritage data, co-ordination of wind tunnel test programs, analysis and interpretation of results and reporting, carry out endurance / range performance analysis and trade-studies and manage the delivery of flight test instrumentation data across the aircraft into all user groups / departments for analysis of whole aircraft.


The successful candidate will have at least 10 years’ experience in simulation and aerodynamic design within an aviation / performance automotive engineering business or technical office environment. You will have a minimum of MSc or a PhD Aero Engineering or substantial time served in a similar role. You will have significant experience in aerodynamics, preferably having practical experience in flight test and wind tunnel vehicle development and test as well as experience in providing and evaluating performance data for civil certification, flight test approval and release.


You will have experience in simulation and modelling of complex multi-discipline systems including trade study and performance interaction and analysis.  Experience of managing a science-based department including reporting to and working with programme management professionals. 


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