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Electrical System Test Engineer



Other Engineering, Quality Assurance
Kemble, Cirencester GL7, UK
Posted on Monday, October 23, 2023

At ZeroAvia, we’re clean sky thinkers. For the world to achieve truly clean, guilt-free flight, we need a scalable solution; hydrogen-electric powertrains. As a leader in zero-emission aviation and a UK Jet Zero Council member, we’re designing and commercialising hydrogen-powered solutions that will positively impact the future of aviation, global connectivity, and the world.

Engineering designs our next-generation hydrogen electric engines. Working across Hydrogen, Propulsion and Integration divisions, they solve technical problems and help decarbonize aviation by finding solutions for electric propulsion, hydrogen storage, fuel cell technology, power distribution, thermal management and more.

As a System Test Engineer - Verification and Validation at ZeroAvia, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and reliability of the company's hydrogen-electric powertrain. You will be responsible for the thorough testing and verification of all system components, including hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors. By conducting comprehensive validation tests, you will contribute to the development of a solution that not only eliminates carbon emissions but also offers a more cost-effective alternative to traditional aviation systems.


  • Planning and execution of tests of aircraft hydrogen-electric propulsion systems and their associated subsystems and mechanical structures, from development testing, through to validation and verification, as well as certification tests.
  • Planning & design of required electrical systems for certification test rigs, including sensor and data acquisition, as well as test specific features.
  • Working closely with suppliers, contractors, and partners to procure, build and commission test rigs on time and on quality.
  • Produce electrical design data for aircraft system test rigs and support technicians during installation.
  • Work closely with system engineers and design engineers to define testing requirements and test rig electrical design.
  • Knowledge of HV and HV Electrical Motor testing is an advantage.
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of the requirements and methods for showing
  • compliance to certification standards.
  • Support air-vehicle-level integration and tests.
  • Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or a related field.
  • Proven experience in system verification and validation, preferably in the aerospace industry.
  • Strong knowledge of testing methodologies, including hardware-in-the-loop and software-in-the-loop testing.
  • Proficient in using industry-standard tools and software for test automation.
  • Familiarity with safety regulations and industry standards in aviation.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.

Diversity and inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds who bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.