The Denis Ferranti Group is a long standing aerospace and defence business based in Bangor North Wales.

The group has been working for the last decade in electrification and hybridisation of aircraft.

The business has been awarded a number of significant cutting edge programs to provide innovative equipment onto new aircraft platforms.

The projects aim to improve flight safety, improve efficiency of aircraft and ultimately our ambition is to be a major driver behind the proliferation of this technology. Other activities include pyrotechnic products for sub surface maritime applications incorporating electronic hardware.

The Role

The organisation needs to supplement its team with an outstanding electronic hardware engineer.

You will be given a significant level of autonomy, be encouraged to file patents and will play a crucial part in strategic direction in a dynamic crack team.

Your role will be to develop controllers and power electronics for motor control for helicopters, fixed wing aircraft and urban air mobility vehicles.

The Area

The role will suit an applicant that enjoys the outdoors as our location in North Wales on the edge of the Snowdonia national park, a 5 minute drive to Anglesey and next to the Menai Straits provides a fantastic location whether your favourite past time be diving, rock climbing, surfing, wind surfing, flying, running, cycling, golf, sailing, fishing or relaxing.

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Skills and Experiences

The candidate

We require an outstanding engineer with over 3 years of experience in motor control and power electronics.

The key skills we expect are:

  • Embedded systems
  • Analogue design
  • Digital design
  • Software
  • Spice
  • Electronic testing
  • Design for Safety and Reliability
  • Power electronics design
  • Design of gate drivers for MOSFET, IGBT, etc.
  • Design for EMC and/or lightning protection

Desirable experience:

  • Experience with aircraft electronics development process and certification according to DO-254, ARP 4754, EASA part 21
  • Experience with communications standards (ARINC CAN RS232)
  • Requirements capture