Senior Industrial Automation Developer - Software Consultant

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 strong industrial automation developers needed to work across broad range of industry sectors and problem spaces!

Technology consulting is about taking on problems where our clients don't have the capacity, capability or expertise to handle themselves, so you can expect to be working on some of the toughest problems out there.

Our collaborative cross-disciplinary teams of software engineers, data scientists, electronics engineers, electrical engineers, mechanical engineers, designers and scientists are working together to build innovative solutions to some of the most interesting challenges. We use agile tools such as test driven development, continuous integration systems & pair programming to deliver high quality software for our clients and we are constantly honing our software development and consulting people skills.

Isn’t it time you joined us?

Although we require industrial automation development skills currently, we are generally technology agnostic and believe in using the right tool for the task at hand.  As such, we welcome people from a broad range of platform/technology backgrounds and who welcome the opportunity to expand their repertoire.

We are looking for the following Essential skills:

  • Experience of working in PLC, HMI and motion development
  • Familiarity with the application of commonly used sensing and actuation technology
  • Familiarity with high level languages such as Python, C, C# and C++
  • An understanding of machine safety regulations
  • Experience with safe working and machine commissioning both on and off client site
  • Ability to work directly with clients

And the below are highly desirable:

  • Familiarity with object orientation and/or function design patterns
  • Familiarity with software development practices and tools, such as agile development, version control, automated software testing, continuous integration and virtualisation
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The versatility and flexibility to apply your skills to new challenges and solve unfamiliar problems
  •  A desire to push for continuous improvement and deliver quality software
  • The ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, through pairing and independently 
  • Knowledge or experience of a specific area of interest, for example: PLC software, embedded software, sensors, IoT, cloud, robotics, mixed reality, digital twins

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


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.

Find out more

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.


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


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.


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.

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