About The Role
Head of Civil Aerospace & Surface Transport
Competitive Salary & Benefits
The National Composites Centre is at the forefront of the composites revolution. Our has been one of continuously striving to be bigger and better. In composites, that means thinking outside of the box. Now we’re preparing to take some bold leaps, taking composites where they’ve never been before. This is where you come in.

As Head of Civil Aero & Surface Transport at the NCC, you’re steering the ship into somewhat unchartered territory, as we develop into some exciting new ventures. We’ll be further expanding our influence into the Aerospace industry in creating a specific unit to focus on civil aviation, while pushing deeper into Surface Transport, exploring bigger and better opportunities in rail, automotive, and marine technologies.
You have full accountability for the success of the sector team, from strategic thinking, to team performance, to P&L. This is your legacy.
You’ll own project delivery, supporting a varied team of technical programme managers, sector engineers, and interface with a resource pool of world-leading engineers across the business. And as the focal point for the sector, you’ll support customers at a high level, and work closely with senior leadership team on strategic thinking.
So what are we looking for?
  • Leadership – you can influence, inspire, and lead a dedicated and capable team toward a bright future
  • Excellence – you’ll have a proven record of running a business, or unit within a company. You’ve had oversight of commercial and strategic matters, while never losing sight of the team that surrounds you
  • Credibility – a huge part of this role is delivering success in your novel sector. You’ll bring familiarity of composites and their application in Land Vehicle engineering and Civil Aviation, and an ability to define and deliver a strategy which fit their unique circumstances
So why NCC?
  • We’re leading innovation on a global level. The NCC is accelerating cutting-edge technologies worldwide, and this is your opportunity to take hold of a novel challenge.
  • We’re a non-profit employer – you’ll see your work have a positive impact on the UK economy, far and near technology innovators, and the future state of technology for the greater good (digital and sustainability are big drivers for us going forward!)
  • The timing is right. We’ve on the precipice of something big, and this is your opportunity to make your mark on the future of NCC, and composites in general, making this a career-defining role.
What are you waiting for?

Apply now.