What skills can really shine on an aerodynamics engineer’s CV?

Aerodynamics engineers perform duties in designing, constructing and testing aircraft. They may also conduct basic and applied research to evaluate adaptability of materials and equipment to aircraft design and manufacture. They could also recommend improvements in testing equipment and techniques. 

Before we hone in on the desired skills an aerodynamics engineer should have, let’s quickly look at the essentials of a CV first. Whether you are applying for your first job or you are an experienced professional, a few golden rules still apply:



Each section of your CV should have a clear header to make it easy for a recruiter to identify key information. Sending a messy CV to an employer could see it land in the rejection pile, because you didn’t make it readable or clear enough for them to find the information they need. 


Be concise and don’t include too much – just the relevant points. two pages is usually the expected length for a CV – an even more tailored CV will be way more impactful though.


If it’s not relevant to the job, it shouldn’t be included. Everything in your CV should be relevant to the role you are applying for. This is why we always recommend tailoring your CV to the job. 


Your CV should be unique, with examples based on your own experience. This helps prove you can execute these skills.


Or more importantly, a lack of…proofread your CV a few times, and ask someone else to read it too. The less mistakes, the better received your CV will be to a recruiter.


So, what about the desired skills you should have on your CV as an aerodynamics engineer?


Key Skills 

  • Knowledge of aerodynamic design principles, tools and process for air vehicles
  • Thorough experience of aerodynamic database development
  • Knowledge of flight vehicle handling qualities
  • Analytical 
  • Project management
  • Team player
  • Excellent problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated capability of leadership
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Innovative
  • Creative thinker


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