Jobs at FT Technologies

We're growing fast, so we're always on the lookout for good people to join the FT Technologies team. If you find a vacancy perfect for you, please submit your CV and covering letter direct to recruitment@fttech.co.uk

If there isn't a current vacancy, you can still submit your CV and covering letter on a speculative basis. We look forward to hearing from you.

We currently have the following vacancies:

Electronic Engineer

Role Summary

Electronic circuit design and development - to contribute at every stage of design, development and testing of new and enhanced products.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, members of the Engineering team, Production, Sales and Marketing
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Design, development and test of electronic circuits and of hardware-oriented software (VHDL) in the analogue and digital sensors of the anemometers
  • Support product design, integration, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contacts with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

Essential:

  • BSc/MSc in a field related to the role as specified
  • In-depth knowledge of modern Electronic Circuit Design, both analogue and digital
  • Experience of electronic circuit design in a sensor and/or instrumentation environment
  • Robust knowledge of analogue, digital, mixed-signal, power management and interface circuit design
  • Experience of working on Op-amp, data converters, filters, linear regulators, switching regulators, discrete semiconductors, sensors and passives components, EPLD, FPGA and microcontrollers and PCB design
  • Experience of processor interfacing e.g. I²C, SPI and asynchronous protocols
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of all aspects of Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Experience of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level

Desirable:​

  • Experience with circuit simulation tools and FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • R/F circuit design
  • Analogue and digital filter design methodologies
  • Experience in digital signal processing (DSP), hardware description language (HDL) and field programmable gate arrays (FPGA)

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or email us.

Acoustics Engineer

Role Summary

To conduct theoretical and experimental research on the fundamental acoustic behaviour and properties of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts. To develop computer and experimental models in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products and their constituent parts.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer and members of the Engineering team
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • PAFEC modelling, design and optimisation of electro-acoustic transducers and acoustic resonators
  • PAFEC modelling of acoustic transfer function in still air
  • Optimise the operation of transducers used in the wind sensor, in order to deliver extended operating performance and reduced number of electronic components
  • Validate concepts and computer models using the results of experiments
  • Establish and improve measurement systems for transducers
  • Help broaden the company’s intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Other Duties:

  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently
  • Comply with company’s equal opportunities and health and safety policies
  • Other duties may be requested on occasion in line with the remit of the role

Person Specification

Essential:

  • MSc in Acoustics , Physics or relevant engineering degree
  • At least 5 years practical post graduate experience in similar industry
  • Experience in PAFEC suite for engineering analysis
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Creative approach to analysis, problem solving and solutions
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and flexibility to work as part of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Can work under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Desirable:

  • PhD in related subject
  • Experience of working with piezo-electric transducers
  • Experience with Clio measurement systems
  • Good knowledge of Linux

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or email us.

Applications Engineer

Role Summary

To support new and existing customers in their effective use of the product through problem solving and document creation. To set up and manage both internal and external projects as required. To manage the provision of calibration services and assist with data analysis and management. To work with sales and engineering colleagues to create new product requirements. To define technical procedures and policies with regard to customer and market support.

Currently, the role covers the provision of support to all wind turbine customers in Asia and South America, the development of products and services to other wind sensor markets, the provision of training and support to the FT sales team on technical issues and the provision of technical training and support to distributors.

  • Responsible to the Director of Sales and Marketing
  • Key contacts include new and existing customers, distributors, agents, sales department team members, external service providers, and the Engineering and Production teams.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Customer Support

  • Provide first line support to such Distributors and Customers as is agreed with line management to help grow the business and enable customers to get the best out of our products. This will be via telephone, attending exhibitions, email and site visits. This may involve a total travel commitment of up to 4-6 weeks/year.
  • Create and deliver internal and external training and support to colleagues as agreed
  • Actively support commercial discussions with appropriate technical input
  • Lead the technical and commercial development of agreed accounts

Ownership of product support documentation

  • Responsible for the creation of technical literature (datasheets, manuals, and web pages) for the products and services as agreed with management from time to time

New Markets

  • Lead the technical component of the development of new markets and new uses for FT products and services as agreed with management from time to time
  • Lead the FT input to the development of new external standards for the use of FT products as agreed

Projects

  • Oversee the process of external sensor calibration; to collate and manage the data and where necessary provide analysis and insight to colleagues and customers
  • Lead or participate in internal or external technical development projects as shall be agreed with management from time to time

New Product Development (NPD)

  • Lead the technical component of the creation of requirements specifications for NPD activities in Engineering
  • Lead the creation of new products, hardware, software and accessories as agreed from time to time

Person Specification

Essential:

  • BSc/BEng in an Engineering discipline, 2:1 minimum
  • Experience of applications support for a high technology manufactured product in an international customer facing environment
  • Strong customer relationship skills
  • In-depth knowledge of electronic hardware and software
  • Knowledge of sensor interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and succinctly with a range of people, and in different media – written or spoken
  • Committed to providing a quality customer service
  • Good team player with high standards of personal and professional integrity
  • Results driven and timescale aware
  • Willing to travel with some disruption to personal life

Desirable:

  • First degree in Electronic engineering
  • MSc in electronic engineering
  • Experience of the wind industry.
  • Software skills in C# or Visual Basic or advanced Excel data modelling and visualisation.
  • Business knowledge of a major European or Asian language

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or email us.

Materials Specialist

Role Summary

To investigate and diagnose problems with the materials currently used in serial production and recommend solutions to deliver product improvements. To evaluate and select alternative materials and solutions that offer improved production yield, lower production cost, enhanced reliability and extended maintenance-free service life.

  • Responsible to the Engineering Programme Manager
  • Key contacts include the Chief Engineer, other members of the Engineering team, Production, Quality, Health & Safety, and external suppliers.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities

  • Evaluate and recommend materials solutions to meet design, manufacturing process, procurement specifications and end-user priorities
  • Conduct FMEA analyses of materials and analyse production failures to provide recommendations for improving the quality, reliability and lifetime of products
  • Identify areas where improvements can be made by the evaluation and selection of alternative materials.
  • Plan and carry out environmental tests to characterise the properties of materials and their suitability for the range of environmental and operating conditions of products
  • Conduct research in corrosion, weathering and material degradation and recommend defensive measures for long maintenance-free service life
  • Carry out failure and degradation analysis of field returns to identify design weakness and improvements.
  • Identify and support the introduction of metrology systems to improve the quality control and consistency of materials at the production & test stages
  • Ensure that materials meet stringent quality, safety and environmental standards
  • Liaise with manufacturing and supply chain departments, sub-contractors, suppliers and customers to resolve problems

Person Specification

Essential:

  • BSc in Materials Science or related engineering degree
  • Robust, practical post graduate experience in similar industry
  • Robust knowledge of potential appropriate sources for materials relevant to FT products.
  • Demonstrated ability in problem analysis, solutions research for alternative materials and successful solutions creation in related environment
  • Evidence of good contacts and networking in the science industry to optimise materials knowledge base
  • Investigative approach
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and proven flexibility to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Proven excellent communication and networking skills
  • Comfortable working to time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Desirable:

  • MSc in related subject
  • Expert knowledge in metallurgy, anodising, plastics, polymers and/or super hydrophobic surface technology
  • Experience of working with and sourcing environmentally robust products
  • Experience in FMEA

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or email us.

Purchase Ledger Assistant

Role Summary

To take responsibility for the management of the purchase ledger and to support the Financial Controller in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the nominal ledger.

  • Responsible to the Financial Controller
  • Part time - 20 hours per week
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames

Main tasks and responsibilities:

Accounts Payable

  • To enter purchase invoices and match to purchase orders on the system ensuring that invoice details are correct and accurate
  • Resolve discrepancies with Procurement / Stores
  • Reconcile supplier statements and resolve differences
  • Take responsibility for management of Purchase Ledger and ensure suppliers are paid on time via weekly payment run
  • Assist in preparation of reports as required
  • Assist with balance sheet reconciliations
  • Support the Financial Controller in ensuring the accuracy and integrity of the nominal ledger

General Accounting Tasks

  • Assist with data inputting to the accounting system and invoice processing where required
  • Attend relevant training identified to ensure duties are performed efficiently
  • Comply with company’s equal opportunities and health and safety policies

Person Specification

  • 5 + A to C level GCSE’s or equivalent
  • GSCE level minimum B grade or equivalent in English and Maths
  • Ideally AAT qualified or part-qualified
  • Experience in raising and processing invoices and payments
  • Strong and professional telephone manner for resolving invoice queries
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good numeracy and analytical skills
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Good organisational skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Confident in liaising with other areas of the business and suppliers
  • Self-motivated: comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and flexibility to contribute to cross functional projects
  • Can work under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or email us.

Strategy Manager

Role Summary

This newly created role will in conjunction with the senior management team develop the long-term growth plan and objectives for the business, and formulate its strategy. Based on this strategy, the successful candidate will develop a detailed Business Plan, which will translate the strategy into business objectives and quantify the results of the Strategic Plan in the form of a medium-term Business Plan.

  • Responsible to the Executive Chairman
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 18-month fixed term contract with possible extension
  • 40 hours per week

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop and refine the Company’s vision and strategy in close cooperation with the Company’s key executives
  • Establish and review key strategic priorities and translate them into a comprehensive Strategic Plan
  • Prepare a detailed Business Plan built on the foundations of the Strategy
  • Ensure that the Strategic and Business Plans:
    • Maintain and further develop the cutting-edge industrial know-how and Intellectual Property of the Company
    • Diversify the Company’s customer base and sector applications to minimise customer / industry concentration
    • Utilise the Company’s new production facilities efficiently and at optimum capacity
    • Maintain and further develop the cutting-edge industrial know-how and Intellectual Property of the Company
  • Mobilise teams of individuals charged with providing meaningful input for the strategy and business plans through appropriate messaging and presentations
  • Develop an inclusive planning process that can be institutionalised and replicated on an annual basis going forward
  • Facilitate, drive and implement key strategic initiatives in close collaboration with the Company’s key executives
  • Ensure the departmental/unit strategic planning projects reflect strategic priorities
  • Help key executives translate the Strategy and Business Plans into actionable and quantifiable plans
  • Act as a catalyst across the Company to increase broad acceptance of the Strategic and Business Plans

Person Specification

  • MBA or Masters degree in a Business related subject
  • Significant experience in strategic management in a similar innovative leading-edge technology focused industry / consultancy business
  • Commensurate experience in building strategic business plans for technology / IP based engineering companies
  • Ability to identify strategic needs, lead all aspects of planning with sound business recommendations, and generate alignment with key business areas
  • Strong financial acumen - experienced in translating strategy into financial information
  • Deep understanding of a wide range of global industries, markets and brands, including strategies on how to stand out as a business
  • Expert knowledge of key functional departments, capabilities and service areas key to a manufacturing business
  • Highly motivated, with a proven track record of building quick and effective organisational networks to learn and draw conclusions from a wider group of senior managers
  • Proven ability to lead complex and ambitious strategic projects
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to analytical and problem-solving challenges, with advanced numerical skills
  • Self-motivated, comfortable in working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and proven flexibility to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Comfortable working to time constraints to meet agreed deadlines, inspiring others to deliver timely output
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal & written communication skills
  • Strong presentation skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at all levels with clear and compelling communication
  • High standards of personal and professional integrity

Benefits and Rewards

  • Non-contributory pension plan, 9% company contribution
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Private health care plan
  • 24 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 days after one year's service, plus all bank and public holidays
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact Amy Miller-Biddle on 020 8614 2737 or email us.