We are looking for a highly capable Technologist to join our Technology team (up to Senior Technologist level). This is an incredibly exciting time to join the ATI following the output from the FlyZero project. There are great technological challenges the world needs to address for a sustainable aviation sector and you can play your part in defining and delivering it, ensure the UK is investing in the right areas of technology.

Reports to:

Alex Hickson


On application



About the role

As a Technologist within our team, you will be responsible for building our technical capabilities, external networks, and lead work to define the UK’s strategic direction for key topics. This shall include supporting ATI technology portfolio analysis, providing insight into some of our strategic technology areas, you will play a key role in developing technical capabilities that impact the technology strategy and influence our stakeholders, who include tier one OEMs and their supply chains, SME technology providers, research specialists and academia.

You will work with industry; research centres and academia and you will have a hands-on role encouraging the creation of consortia that with joint external funding will deliver the research and technology programmes of the Technology Strategy for UK plc. You will lead the review of project proposals, feedback to stakeholders and provide recommendations for funding into government. You will develop roadmaps which form the critical content of the technology strategy ensuring that technology developments are linked to products, manufacturing and market opportunities.

You will lead key strategic technical areas in the structures, manufacturing and materials team and be the main point of contact with the organisation including leading some of our mission-critical workshops and working groups.

You will also play a role in the broader community of championing aerospace materials and manufacturing, acting as an agent of transformation as we facilitate innovative ways of delivering to research and technology. In addition, the ATI seeks to continuously improve and provide the best service for the aerospace sector and so you will be part of the lean business improvement events, implementing process change in technology and working with others across the organisation.

This is an excellent opportunity to join the organisation that is leading the strategic direction of the UK aerospace sector.

About you

You will be a self-starter with great energy, a drive to deliver and a real passion for technology and making a difference.

You may have specialist understanding of one or more of the following technologies and a broad view and insight into the research and technology developments that are likely to drive the future technical evolution with regard to aircraft:

  • Material development and aerospace applications (including cryogenic materials)
  • Manufacturing, assembly & inspection
  • Industry 4.0
  • Aerostructure design
  • Structural testing

You will be an engineering, physical sciences or mathematics graduate, currently or recently engaged in a technical capacity within the aerospace sector.

You are also likely to have worked in a research function at some point in your career. This is a role that will enable you to engage directly with a range of stakeholders and to use your communication skills and technical knowledge to influence behaviour and engender enthusiasm.

Timeline and process

Short-listed candidates will be invited to attend a two-stage interview process. We are looking to recruit the successful individual as soon as possible, but will conduct discussions around availability during the process.

To apply for this role, or discuss any queries, please contact

Closing date: 22nd April 2022

ATI benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Attractive pension scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Discretionary bonus scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Professional development training
  • Paid membership to one professional body per year
  • Hybrid working, including core hours
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays and a “shut down” period over Christmas
  • Company Maternity & Paternity Pay
  • 30 days Company Sick Pay

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.