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Technology Consultant

This role will require you to tackle problems that do not have ready or straightforward solutions. Whilst we are experts in many aspects of science and technology, projects often require elements that are new to us or not sufficiently well defined. An important part of enabling these projects is to get past such road-blocks. This might mean a wide range of things from solving a problem in the abstract – so that we are confident in our approach – to developing a prototype to convince others. You will be working with theoretical tools drawn from mathematics and physics but will also be prepared to put together prototypes using electronics, mechanics and software. You will mostly be operating at the front-end of projects during the ‘concept’ stage, developing a platform from which others can take the work forward.

Would you like to work on novel healthcare solutions, smart city technology, advanced robotic systems or sensors for autonomous drones? What about mobile ad-hoc radio networks or airfield radar? How do you fancy underwater or aircraft-based sensor and communications systems? These are all current projects at Plextek and we need the brightest minds joining our diverse teams to deliver them.

Our work is largely driven by technical development and innovation. One of the great advantages of working here is that no two projects are the same. If you are an enthusiastic, adaptable and motivated person who thrives on variety, enjoys learning new skills and facing exciting challenges then this is the place to be.

THE ROLE

This role will require you to tackle problems that do not have ready or straightforward solutions. Whilst we are experts in many aspects of science and technology, projects often require elements that are new to us or not sufficiently well defined. An important part of enabling these projects is to get past such road-blocks. This might mean a wide range of things from solving a problem in the abstract – so that we are confident in our approach – to developing a prototype to convince others.  You will be working with theoretical tools drawn from mathematics and physics but will also be prepared to put together prototypes using electronics, mechanics and software. You will mostly be operating at the front-end of projects during the ‘concept’ stage, developing a platform from which others can take the work forward.

At Plextek we often need to consider a diverse range of factors to provide good solutions. We therefore value people with the broadest possible technical background. Such people will generally have a strong academic foundation in physics, engineering and mathematics and can apply this to move from the comfortable place, where we are experts and we know everything, out into more uncharted territory. They will be technology enthusiasts, learning and exploring for the fun of it and for the satisfaction of having done something new. We work extensively with RF systems, so familiarity with this field would be very valuable. They will be self-motivated, with a wide span of interests, positive and able to interact with colleagues and customers in an engaging way.

This is a senior role, and you will be leading from the front when a demanding new project or opportunity arises.  Due to the breadth of knowledge and experience needed we expect candidates to have at least 20 years’ experience in a range of different industries or academia, or perhaps both. However, there is scope to take on people at an earlier stage in their career if they have the required outlook.

THE REWARDS

In return we offer a competitive package and a stimulating environment that will encourage you to be your best. We provide all the training, professional development and support that you need to complete your projects. We are a versatile business and are able to support career progression in many dimensions including technical, commercial and managerial.

THE COMPANY

Plextek provides unique solutions for our customers by solving today’s hardest engineering problems in sensing, data collection & communications. Our customers span a wide range of markets including healthcare, internet of things, defence, security and automotive.

We are based just south of Cambridge with easy road and rail routes to the vibrant city centre. We provide a friendly and supportive working environment including regular on-site and off-site social events.