Managing Consultant, Software Engineering (Automation into Consumer markets)

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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.


• 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.

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.

Inclusion & 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.

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Job information

Firm: PA Consulting Group

Location: Cambridge



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