Managing Consultant - Software Engineering (Software Transport Applications)

The role

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.

We are looking for innovative business leader who understands the complexities of software solutions into the Transport sector (Rail, Smart motorways etc)

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 developing solutions for the Transport sector.

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 for business and proposition development, this role is highly varied and calls for someone who is autonomous and a self-starter.

Sectors such as Rail and Highways are struggling with increased volume and old infrastructure.  Technologies such as smart sensors, AI, and advanced control systems have the ability to address some of these issues and present innovation solutions.  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 in the transport sector
  • 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 (Director level in standard industry) 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.

 

Degree educated, or qualified by experience, in a relevant subject area.

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 Melbourn, 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.

Additional Information

Benefits:

Private medical insurance
• Travel allowance 
• 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
• Company pension scheme
• Annual performance-based bonus
• Life and Income protection insurance
• Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
• Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

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.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Diversity:

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on recruitmentenquiries@paconsulting.com