Senior Composite Design Engineer

Job Description 

ACT Blade Ltd develops and commercialises the ACT Blade technology, a game-changing lightweight wind turbine blade.  We have reached the stage where our patented technology is ready deliver blades to the market and value to our customers.    

This is a great opportunity to join our team and set new standards in Blade Manufacturing where ease of manufacture is at the heart of our company strategy.  Working closely with a global energy supplier, we are developing a 50m blade for their re-powering market and are growing our teams in UK and Italy to deliver this game-changing product that will transform the way blades are manufactured. 

We are expanding our digitalisation approach to run across the full value chain through design, procurement, manufacturing, logistics, installation, and service.  Together with our component-based manufacturing approach, we can take ideas to market in a much-reduced product development time and support our ambition to slash product ramp-up times 

ACT Blade is looking for a Senior Composite Design Engineer. As part of the R&D team this role will be to develop the detailed design of our novel blade and develop further the in-house design process and practices for manufacturing. 

The candidate must have good attitude to carry out challenging tasks and be flexible with good communication skills and an entrepreneurial mentality. 

Key responsibilities 

As part of the ACT Blade R&D team, the Composite Design Engineer will be responsible for: 

  • Detailed component design for the ACT Blade technology according to wind turbine industry standards to achieve certification against IEC 61400-5. 
  • Development of procedures and practices for design, manufacturing, and validation of ACT blade components. 
  • Develop drawings and other documentation require for production of the ACT Blade. 
  • Provide input on material selection and other design decisions. 
  • Supervising material tests and perform data processing.  
  • Carry out non-linear finite element analysis, as required  
  • Work with other team members, suppliers, and other parties to ensure manufacturability of designs 

Basic Requirements 

  • Bachelor’s degree (BA/BS) from a 5-years university or MSc equivalent in Mechanical/ Aerospace/ Material Engineering. 
  • A minimum of 2 years’ experience working in an engineering role. 
  • Knowledge and experience in: 
  • Composite materials and their properties 
  • Composite manufacturing  
  • Composite components testing 
  • Ability to design composites laminates using analytical and numerical tools  
  • Problems solving. 
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a dynamically evolving team 
  • Must be fluent in English and able to write reports. 

Preferred requirements 

  • Good working knowledge of structural design practices 
  • Experience of Fluid Structure Interaction problems 
  • Experience in interacting with a variety of international project partners, suppliers, and customers  
  • Experience of seeing projects through from concept design to commercial production. 
  • Some experience in a programming language preferrable 

To apply, please send an introduction letter and your CV to

Location: Southern Italy or UK 

No agencies. 

Job Type: Full-time 

Salary: Based on experience