Managing Consultant, Software Engineering (Automation into Consumer markets)

The role

Managing Consultant, Software Engineering (Automation into Consumer markets)

We are looking for innovative business leader who understands the complexities of software solutions into highly automated production environments.

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

With a global network ranging from tech start-ups to Fortune 500 clients, we’ll offer you fascinating work, unrivalled opportunities for growth and the freedom to realise your potential excel. Combining strategies, technologies and innovation, we turn complexity to opportunity and deliver enduring results, enabling you to build a successful and rewarding career.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Become part of the Team:

The Software and Controls capability at PA is a highly technical team of developers, architects and engineers assisting PA’s client base with innovation and product development across a wide variety of industry sectors.  Sitting at the border of hardware and software the team uses their enviable track record of success to help clients to overcome technical hurdles and bring products to market faster through their own strength of experience in combination with PA’s other product development capabilities.  Based at our technology centre in Melbourn, the 30+ strong team boasts specialists across technology stacks and industry sectors and we are looking to augment this through the hiring of a Managing Consultant with a strong background in automation.

The role of Managing Consultant (MC):

Within PA the MC role represents a top tier appointment in the organisation, with MC’s typically serving as our business development, thought and team leaders.  With one foot in the operation, one foot in the strategic and a head of business and proposition development, this role is highly varied and calls for someone who is autonomous and a self-starter.

What we're looking for

Sectors such as FMCG, Food and Packaging typically require high levels of automation in the production processes.  We are looking for candidates who have an understanding of this space, and have experience developing software solutions in conjunction with engineers to meet the often complex and bespoke needs of these industries. 

You should be able to demonstrate:

  • A broad understanding of software and it’s application to automation control
  • A flair for client management and business development
  • Strong project management skills with a track record of successful product development and deployment
  • Cross discipline understanding; you should be able to work across hardware, software, data analysis and be comfortable working with stakeholders in these disciplines

This is a senior opportunity which would suit a candidate that is looking for role that will allow them to build something by leveraging PA’s enviable technical capability into the automation/production space.

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Benefits

We all work best when we feel valued, supported and life feels balanced, so we got the folks who actually work here to design our benefits.

Looking after you and yours

Flexible healthcare plans just for you or your family. Depending on your office location, we offer a range of benefits including dental, eye tests, gym discounts, Cycle to Work, and more.

Finding work/life balance

Now, more than ever, we’re big on flexible working. Whatever the situation at the time, we’ll have an open discussion about what works for you. We’ve also enhanced our parental leave, so you can make more time for what really matters.

Taking a break

Because there’s more to life than just work… All our office locations have competitive annual leave allowances. You can also buy up to five extra days per year.

Personal growth

Learning never stops – it feeds the mind, expands our skills, and strengthens our team. We offer a range of ongoing internal and external training programmes covering everything you'll need to feed and grow your career ambitions.

Planning for the future

Don't worry, we offer all the sensible stuff, including a pension, life assurance, income protection schemes, and PA shares.

Giving back

Take advantage of our great Give as You Earn scheme, or why not volunteer up to three days a year for a charity close to your heart?

A home for everyone

Whether just starting out, or a practised hand, we have active and firm-wide support communities in place to help everyone get the support they need.

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Going further afield

With offices in countries across the globe, as a firm, we’re able to relocate folks who want to move – whether temporarily or permanently. Your starting location doesn’t have to be forever, as your career takes off.

Location

The base office for this role is Cambridge, UK. However, you may sometimes be required to work onsite at client offices, too. You can find out more about our offices and remote working approach on our Locations page.