The wind energy industry is growing significantly, and we are growing with it supplying the top wind turbine manufacturers around the world. In the last decade, we have tripled in size and are always looking for more high-quality engineers.

We think and operate globally, but with all the benefits of a small company. Dynamic and innovative, our success means that we are now based in beautiful open-plan offices, laboratories and workshops with state of the art research and development facilities. We have a generous benefits package and an active social committee.

Current Vacancies

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 send your CV directly to recruitment@fttechnologies.com or click on the Apply Now button under that job. (Please read our Job Applicant Privacy Notice.)

We currently have the following vacancies:

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Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, aerodynamics and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the software development lifecycle and quality of embedded software for a range of products and programmes for business systems. Your role will be to ensure the quality and reliability of products is maintained through the integrity of embedded software and systems.

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

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

Design

  • Design, development, test, maintenance and documentation of software embedded in FT products.
  • Write requirements, system, design and technical specifications from inputs received from Engineering, Sales/customers or Operations.
  • Specify, develop and test algorithms and software for circuit boards.
  • Develop applications and support programs in high-level programming language (for instance Visual Basic, VB.net or C#) for in-house production, calibration and test of products and software and/or for customers.
  • Within remit of product history knowledge, investigate and resolve faults on returned products that are provided to Engineering for troubleshooting.

Project Management

  • Project manage own projects (or sub-projects) led by software design (embedded and systems).
  • Provide estimates and progress reports on work breakdown structures, tasks and timelines for own work.

Quality Control

  • Ensure quality control of the software development cycle through version control, documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management.
  • Support the quality control and continuous improvement of released software and products to meet customer requirements and deadlines.
  • Seek to continuously improve the development guidelines and design control of software development.
  • Manage development software environment, maintenance and licensing.

Person Specification

  • In-depth knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • Experience with software research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and/or ARM micro controllers
  • In-depth knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols
  • In-depth knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software Q.A. control including Documentation, Reviews, Validation, Change and Configuration management
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high-level .NET Visual Studio programming language
  • Working knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of mechanical, aerodynamics, software and automation engineers, you will be responsible for the design, development and test of digital electronic circuits and the theoretical design and system design using Digital Signal Processing techniques, and implementation into product development and low power applications.

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

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Design, development and test of digital electronic circuits including microcontrollers and FPGAs and embedded firmware (VHDL/Verilog/System Verilog)
  • Theoretical design and system design using Digital Signal Processing techniques, and implementation into product development and low power applications
  • Support product design, integration, DFMEA & PFMEA, validation and handover to production with other Engineering team members
  • Support management and other departments in contact with customers
  • Manage Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change and configuration management
  • Use experience, knowledge and understanding of integrated circuit interfacing and digital communication systems processor interfacing

Person Specification

  • A minimum of a BSC/MSc in electronics or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of modern digital electronic circuit design including:
    • FPGA, EPLD, microcontrollers
    • HDL and VHDL
    • Mix-signal and data conververters
    • PCB design
    • Digital signal processing (DSP)
    • Digital filters
  • Professional experience in implementing systems using DSP techniques
  • Knowledge of system design for low power applications
  • In-depth knowledge of modern design, simulation and verification tools and FPGA-HDL design / development tools
  • Working knowledge of processor and integrated circuit interfacing, e.g. I2C, SPI and asynchronous buses and protocols (RS485, RS422 etc)
  • Understanding of research and development methodologies for high technology manufactured products
  • DFM skills and optional knowledge of DFMEA, PFMEA
  • Knowledge of Q.A. including documentation, reviews, validation, change, and configuration management
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Conscientious and focussed
  • Capacity to develop good understanding of end user requirements
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

We need your inspiration to deliver our innovation. Join our team of highly skilled engineers and help us to design, research and develop the next generation of products in our wind sensor range. Working with very advanced technology, your creative mind will be put to work on a wide range of projects within the company – from improving our current products, to inventing new ones, to enhancing the automation of our production facilities.

Working alongside a team of electronic, mechanical, software and automation engineers, you will be responsible for conducting theoretical and experimental research on the aerodynamic behaviour of the wind sensor products and research for the next generation of products. Your role will be to develop CFD analyses in order to better understand and enhance the operation of the wind sensor products.

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

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Conduct research by means of CFD analyses, modelling and experiment
  • Create CFD models and apply aerodynamic principles in the design and optimisation of the product performance, for example its accuracy and wind speed range
  • Develop aerodynamic concepts, characterise key components and assess whether the requirements are met
  • Perform strength, fatigue, noise, vibration and turbulence analysis by means of CFD models and wind tunnel experiments
  • Validate concepts and CFD models using the results of experimental data and feedback loop to theoretical predictions
  • Help broaden the company’s intellectual property portfolio (patents)

Person Specification

Essential

  • PhD in Aerodynamics or Aeronautics specialised in Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • At least five years practical post graduate experience in academia or the aerospace industry, with fresh experience in CFD modelling
  • Highly competent in commercial and open-source CFD modelling packages
  • Experience in working from theoretical principles to develop computer models
  • Publisher on high-quality peer-reviewed journals and international conferences
  • Ability to demonstrate a creative approach to analytical and problem-solving challenges
  • Self-motivated, comfortable  working independently and able to prioritise
  • Collaborative approach and proven flexibility to work as part of a cross functional team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Comfortable working to time constraints to meet agreed deadlines

Desirable

  • Specialised in subsonic and transonic flow, transitional and separated flow
  • Experienced in transitional turbulence models
  • Solid experience of using OpenFOAM
  • Experience using Python or equivalent to derive clear conclusions from large database

Personal Qualities

  • Excellent analytical & problem-solving approach
  • Good communication, both verbal and written
  • Good team player, able to work cross-functionally across departments
  • Comfortable working under time constraints to meet agreed deadlines
  • Project management skills

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. We design and produce all our wind sensors within our bright and modern factory in Sunbury-on-Thames.

Working collaboratively across the Engineering and IT department, we’re looking for an Application Developer to take ownership of the overall LabVIEW design, development, implementation and testing lifecycle of the wind tunnel calibration program. Candidates must have in-depth knowledge and experience of LabVIEW design & development for instrumentation systems and knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level. The major part of the role will be to work with users across departments to develop and maintain business applications.

  • Responsible to the IT Manager
  • Key contacts include the IT Team, Automation Team, Embedded Software Team, Production and Quality departments.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • LabVIEW design, development, programming and testing of instrumentation systems for production and test processes
  • Implement and verify the testing and delivery of projects providing technical documents for all phases of the project
  • Design, build and maintain efficient, reusable and reliable C# Code
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality and responsiveness of application
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs in current software and devise solutions to these problems
  • Refactor and merge two existing FT Technologies software solutions into a single, unified test and demonstration suite while providing the opportunity to improve features and remove any existing technical issues with the existing platform. The application must be backward compatible with all existing legacy FT wind sensor product.

Person Specification

Essential:

  • Evidence of in-depth and practical industry experience in software design and software QA control
  • Experience in design and test of high reliability code
  • In-depth knowledge and experience of LabVIEW design and development for instrumentation systems
  • LabVIEW CLD certification
  • LabVIEW Embedded Control and Monitoring (LabVIEW RT and LabVIEW FPGA)
  • Familiarity with all aspects of Software QA
  • Knowledge of integrated circuit interfacing and digital and analogue communication systems at a design level
  • Experience of PC application development with C# or other high level .NET Visual Studio programming language

Desirable:

  • LabVIEW CLA certification
  • Knowledge of embedded C
  • Experience in TI MSP Micro controllers and ARM micro controllers
  • Knowledge of the ASP.NET MVC framework and Microsoft SQL Server DB Management System
  • Familiarity with web technologies e.g. AJAX, JSON, JQuery and nHibernate
  • Project management skills
  • Experience with software development and support for a high technology manufactured products
  • Knowledge of electronic hardware, firmware and software
  • Knowledge of RS232, RS485 and RS422 serial communications and I2C and SPI protocols

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry and other meteorologcial markets. We design and produce all our wind sensors within our bright and modern factory in Sunbury-on-Thames.

We are now looking for an individual to be our primary commercial contact for Defense-related business. Your role will be to present, promote and sell our products to existing and prospective customers. You will work to agreed sales targets and achieve them within schedule. As well as business development, you will be responsible for maintaining key customer relationships by working closely with them to resolve any technical challenges. Business development within defence can be a long process, therefore an ability to commit to this process and display structure and staying power is vital.

  • Responsible to the Head of Sales and Marketing
  • Key contacts include customers, the Sales and Marketing team, Engineering, Strategy, Operations, and Quality departments.
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Develop a growth strategy focused on both financial gain and customer satisfaction
  • Build long-term relationships with new and existing customers
  • Arrange business meetings with prospective clients
  • Achieve business sales and gross profit margin targets set monthly and annually
  • Promote the company’s products/services addressing or predicting clients’ objectives
  • Prepare sales contracts ensuring adherence to law-established rules and guidelines
  • In conjunction with the Head of Sales and Marketing, build pricing and technical strategies to gain competitive advantage and deliver new business sales and margin result. Value is placed on winning several smaller more frequent deals as well pursuing long-term, complex bids.
  • Succeed in a variety of submarket areas through contribution of technical knowledge and collaboration with Subject Matter Experts
  • Keep records of sales, revenue, invoices etc.
  • Provide trustworthy feedback and after-sales support
  • Research and document the demanding and highly technical capability requirements of the customer base
  • Navigate the challenging and complex approvals (financial and governance) process implemented by defence organisations
  • Stay abreast of the political drivers, internal and external, to the department
  • Conduct research to identify new markets and customer needs

Person Specification

Essential:

  • BSc in a Technology discipline, ideally Electronics, Electrical
  • Relevant organisational history e.g. must have worked for similar in terms of size and scale of opportunities
  • A strong reputation amongst peers and competitors, anticipated to have been developed over at least 5 years
  • To have a pre-existing relationship with the defence customer base through military or defence industry experience
  • Knowledge of defence export requirements
  • History of winning defence projects. These can vary in complexity and size depending on the domain and whether working for an SME/Consultancy/Prime
  • Proficiency in MS Office and CRM software (e.g. Salesforce, SAP CRM)
  • Proficiency in English
  • Communication and negotiation skills
  • Independent self-driven individual
  • Ability to build rapport at all levels, an engaging personality
  • Unphased by dynamic changes in the business execution process
  • Time management and planning skills, attention to detail
  • Available to business travel internationally

Desirable:

  • Degree/professional qualification in marketing, communications or business-related subject
  • Exposure to working with foreign languages/cultures
  • Experience of organising exhibitions and trade shows
  • SAP B1 experience
  • Experience in customer support

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. We design and produce all our wind sensors within our bright and modern factory in Sunbury-on-Thames.

We’re looking for a qualified or part qualified ACCA Level Management Accountant to join the Finance team on a 12-month, fixed-term basis. You’ll be responsible for supporting the Finance team to ensure costs are controlled and reported correctly whilst producing management accounts, analysing monthly spending for materials, non-materials and overhead expenditure, and monitoring KPIs.

  • Responsible to the Financial Controller
  • Key contacts include the Engineering team, Production, Procurement, suppliers and auditors
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week
  • 12-month, fixed-term contract

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • To assist in the production of management accounts, analysing monthly spending, for materials and non-materials and overhead expenditure
  • To produce variance analysis reports and design and implement relevant KPIs
  • To provide data to assist in the production of regular reports of department spending to support the budgeting process
  • Monitor and report on projects costs
  • Support the Financial Controller with other financial tasks
  • To assist the Finance department with change to a new end-to-end ERP system
  • To develop and implement effective cost control procedures and costing processes including variance analysis from the new ERP system
  • To design and create regular monthly reporting for stock control

Person Specification

  • Qualified or part qualified ACCA Level.
  • Experience of an Engineering/Manufacturing environment would be an advantage

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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Role Summary

FT Technologies is a successful high-tech, manufacturing business within the wind power industry. We design and produce all our wind sensors within our bright and modern factory in Sunbury-on-Thames.

We’re looking for an organised administrator to join our Engineering department and assist with the transfer of our company management system into the Windchill PLM software. The job will involve transferring all of our current Engineering and Automation designs, documents, and project information.

  • Responsible to the Configuration Management Specialist (CMS)
  • Located in Sunbury-on-Thames
  • 40 hours per week
  • 12-month, fixed-term contract

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Enter Engineering and Automation designs (drawings, parts, documents etc.), documents and project information into Windchill in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Set up the Change Management process in Windchill and support the CMS to roll out, document, and train personnel across the company. Transfer open change requests from the current Excel process and help administer the new Windchill change management process.
  • Provide administrative support to the Engineering team, specifically with regard to the Windchill system and write new process documents (MS Visio) for APQP4Wind and Windchill integration.
  • Set up and transfer the company management system (FTMS) into Windchill.
  • Deal with queries from team members regarding the designs on the Windchill system.
  • Support the CMS with system configuration and work instructions for the system.
  • Support the CMS in conducting system tests to ensure that software configurations created by developers conform to requirements.
  • Support the Engineering team with other administrative duties as required.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects relevant to the operation of the department.

Person Specification

  • A to C grade GCSE or equivalent in Maths and English
  • Experience in a data entry based administrative role in a systems environment essential
  • Experience with using a PLM system desirable, ideally Windchill
  • Experience with using manufacturing systems desirable, ideally SAP or SAP B1
  • Experience with writing process documentation (MS Visio, admin instructions)
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Able to maintain a good level of professionalism
  • Advanced organisational skills
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written

Benefits & 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
  • Flexi-time
  • Recruitment referral bonus scheme
  • Patent reward scheme
  • Season ticket loan scheme
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Subsidised social events and sports activities
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free breakfast, fresh fruit and snacks throughout the day

For more information contact the HR Team on 020 8943 0801 or email us.

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