Job title: Head of Performance

Location: London area or Hampshire (remote can discussed if not one of these locations)

Who are we recruiting for?

We are seeking an exceptional Head of Performance to join our client who have a ground breaking technology for the shipping industry, the AirWing. Our client are a start up company with huge growth opportunities.

This pivotal role involves taking the current design of the AirWing and leveraging your expertise to enhance its performance significantly. Your contributions will be instrumental in continually improving our product, driving innovation, and ensuring its competitiveness in the market. The ideal candidate will possess a deep understanding of aerodynamics, proficiency in managing Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) processes, strong coding skills, and a solid background in scientific and mathematical principles

What will you be doing?

  • Lead the optimization efforts for the AirWing, leveraging your expertise in aerodynamics to significantly enhance its performance metrics.
  • Conduct comprehensive analyses and simulations using Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) processes to identify areas for improvement and guide design modifications.
  • Manage CFD engineers and contractors, providing direction and oversight to ensure the accuracy and effectiveness of simulation processes.
  • Develop and refine scientific ship models and algorithms using coding skills in Python, MATLAB, or similar languages to drive performance enhancements.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to integrate performance improvements seamlessly into the AirWing design, considering manufacturing, operational, and industry-specific requirements.

Are you the ideal candidate?

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field. A Ph.D. is a plus.
  • 7-10+ years of experience in aerodynamics, with a focus on performance optimization in complex systems.
  • Sailing experience is highly preferable, with knowledge of the shipping industry considered a plus.
  • Proficiency in CFD processes and experience managing CFD engineers/contractors.
  • Strong coding background in Python, MATLAB, or similar languages, with the ability to develop and refine scientific models and algorithms.
  • Solid understanding of scientific and mathematical principles, with the ability to apply them to real-world engineering challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.
  • A passion for innovation, continuous improvement, and excellence in performance optimization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and the ability to drive results in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

What’s in it for you?

  • Lead a groundbreaking technology project with significant impact on commercial shipping and carbon footprint reduction.
  • Work in a collaborative, innovative environment promoting cross-disciplinary learning.
  • Competitive compensation package, participation in company share options scheme, and professional development opportunities.
  • Engage with a team of experts in wind propulsion and sustainable shipping solutions.
  • Take on a senior leadership role within a small and rapidly growing organization, with exciting career development opportunities as the company scales.

Who are we?

Executive Integrity is a global executive search and recruitment consultancy for a more sustainable world with a focus on talent within the Maritime and Renewable Energy sectors. We give a proportion of all our profits to Renewable World, a charity that develops affordable and innovative renewable energy solutions to poverty-stricken communities.

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