Controls Engineer

at 
ZeroAvia
Posted on 
29 Nov

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6-seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Skills
- Experience in PLC controls and instrumentation – preferably operational exposure to a number of disciplines leading now to design integration roles
- The role includes customer facing interaction. The candidate should be able to engage with the local market, specialists in materials, thermodynamics, turbomachinery pressure equipment etc. and integrate as needed into projects
- Hands-on approach with the ability to scale the team going forward: comfortable with electrical and/or control design packages
- Expertise in how to self start and self direct technical programme developments, 
- Exposure to functional safety preferred
- Mastery around Front End Engineering Design processes
- Experience with gas processes, and with H2 specifically is desired
- Experience with Systems engineering approaches preferred.

Background
- B.Eng or other higher education qualification in electrical and/or controls engineering or similar. Further qualifications a bonus.
- Innovation, growth hacking project development experience within process industries, industrial gas companies, hardtech, automotive (CNG/H2), EPCM or O&GCapital project delivery a bonus
- Quantifiable experience of delivery under pressure, range of roles spanning gas technologies, operations (e.g. refining) and engineering is necessary
- Top tier companies/start ups track record with the desire to build something in a nimble but disciplined fashion.
- Hydrogen or cyrogenic experience is a definite bonus
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and visually necessary

Diversity and Inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status

Job Description

ZeroAvia is a leader in zero-emission aviation, flying the world's largest hydrogen-electric aircraft since September 2020. Its focus is the design and commercialization of hydrogen-powered aviation solutions to address a variety of markets, initially targeting short-haul, sub-regional commercial flights up to 500 miles. To date, ZeroAvia has secured the UK CAA and FAA experimental permit to fly for its 6-seat aircraft powered by hydrogen-electric powertrain, passed significant flight tests, and is on track for commercial deliveries by 2024. Its achievements to date were rewarded by the UK prime minister by inviting ZeroAvia as a member to the UK Jet Zero Council.

ZeroAvia’s powertrain development focuses on integrating hydrogen storage tanks, fuel cell systems, and electric motors, delivering a solution that will be not only without carbon emissions but also cheaper to operate. Commercializing the solution requires the establishment of a new clean aviation ecosystem, encompassing hydrogen production from renewable energy sources and tackling public perception of safety.

Skills
- Experience in PLC controls and instrumentation – preferably operational exposure to a number of disciplines leading now to design integration roles
- The role includes customer facing interaction. The candidate should be able to engage with the local market, specialists in materials, thermodynamics, turbomachinery pressure equipment etc. and integrate as needed into projects
- Hands-on approach with the ability to scale the team going forward: comfortable with electrical and/or control design packages
- Expertise in how to self start and self direct technical programme developments, 
- Exposure to functional safety preferred
- Mastery around Front End Engineering Design processes
- Experience with gas processes, and with H2 specifically is desired
- Experience with Systems engineering approaches preferred.

Background
- B.Eng or other higher education qualification in electrical and/or controls engineering or similar. Further qualifications a bonus.
- Innovation, growth hacking project development experience within process industries, industrial gas companies, hardtech, automotive (CNG/H2), EPCM or O&GCapital project delivery a bonus
- Quantifiable experience of delivery under pressure, range of roles spanning gas technologies, operations (e.g. refining) and engineering is necessary
- Top tier companies/start ups track record with the desire to build something in a nimble but disciplined fashion.
- Hydrogen or cyrogenic experience is a definite bonus
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally, in writing and visually necessary

Diversity and Inclusion

ZeroAvia is an equal opportunity employer and as a young company in the aviation industry, we value diversity and need people of different backgrounds that bring a plethora of skills, perspectives, and mindsets to the table that can spur originality, imagination, and creativity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, colour, national origin, sex, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status

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