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Careers at Austin Consultants

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Austin Consultants is a company built on integrity, excellence, and innovation. These values guide us as we aim to realise our ambition of building a world-class technology company.

If you are an engineer aspiring to work with cutting-edge technology and thrive on challenge, please contact us. We will provide you with the freedom to learn, create and achieve.

The Austin Consultants environment will nurture your skills and creativity, helping you develop professionally and personally.

Certified LabVIEW, TestStand & VeriStand Architects

Certified

We invest in our team and help them reach their career goals by continually supporting them to develop their skills. We believe that skills deserve recognition, and aim to ensure that individuals receive industry certification for their specialised area of expertise.

Innovation within the LabVIEW environment

Innovative Ideas

We actively share best practice within the team and keep up to date on the latest LabVIEW developments. We collaborate internally to develop frameworks and tools to assist the LabVIEW community.

Advanced technology using LabVIEW, TestStand, VeriStand and other programming languages

Advanced Technology

Within our team, we are able to offer a huge amount of experience across many programming languages  Where appropriate we choose LabVIEW because of its graphical interface, which makes it easier and quicker to build functionality and therefore better value for our clients.

Quality & Service in LabVIEW

Quality & Service

As a company, we highly value Customer Happiness, Service, Quality and Reputation. We pride ourselves on our reputation within the industry and have measures in place to continually strive to improve this standing.

Our Current Vacancies

We are waiting to hear from you! We are currently looking for the following talented individuals:

Systems Engineer | Senior System Engineer £COMPETITIVE

Austin Consultants are systems integrators that provide bespoke hardware engineering, software development and data science services, for a wide range of automated data acquisition, test, measurement, control and IIoT applications. As a dynamic SME our customers are from a range of industries including automotive, academia, energy and aerospace, and are located throughout the UK, and sometimes overseas.

Due to our success, we are looking for experienced engineers to join our growing team. As an individual, you will have a driven and results-focused attitude. 

The entry point for joining as a System Engineer or Snr System Engineer will be dependent on your technical knowledge and proven capabilities in the relevant areas. We are looking for the right fit and are open to talking to different skill-level people. 

Some companies say ‘ Our Team’ to refer to their staff. But at Austin Consultants our staff really are a team. We proactively foster a collaborative, supportive, vibrant culture. Our passionate developers, systems architects, electrical and mechanical engineers, and data scientists, work together to combine expertise in leading hardware and software to develop innovative solutions. We relish a challenge, working with new clients to deliver the right solution for the application and work together to make sure what we do is enjoyable and everyone is heard. 

Role & Responsibilities

You will help customers across a wide range of applications and industries with a diversity of issues, from delivering small data acquisition systems or debugging existing client systems through to the development and the onsite commissioning of complex control and data acquisition systems. The duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Full lifecycle project delivery as part of a team (size of project dependent on experience) 
  • Providing timely, accurate and effective solutions to technical problems.
  • On-site installation and commissioning of both HW and SW systems 
  • Programming memory and speed efficient data acquisition and control applications.
  • Developing intuitive graphical user interfaces.
  • Selecting the correct measurement hardware for a given application based on a customer’s specification.
  • Collaborate with systems engineers, product hardware and software engineers, throughout each system’s development and production life-cycle.
  • Troubleshooting problems in systems that include both software and hardware.
  • Delivering technical presentations and demonstrations to customers, colleagues and partners.
  • Architecture design and project management through the full project lifecycle and managing internal project teams. The complexity and size of projects will increase based on an individual’s skills and capabilities.
  • Working with the business development team to develop technical solutions and provide project costings based upon discussions with the client, including requirements qualification and response to RFQ’s.
  • Creating technical documentation in line with our quality assurance system, including specifications, test plans and user manuals. 
  • PLC or NI instrumentation and control panel experience.

Qualifications & Requirements

You must exhibit strong problem-solving, communication and business acumen skills alongside a passion for technology. It is crucial that as part of this role, you maintain a close working relationship with the team involved in building the systems to ensure that issues are quickly resolved and lessons are learnt for future projects.

Technical Skills:

  • A degree in engineering, such as electrical/electronic engineering,  mechatronics, mechanical, computer science or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of instrumentation, control and industrial automation is required.
  • Demonstrable experience in measurement & instrumentation design.
  • Proven experience in requirements capture and writing technical proposals.
  • Ability to debug and solve problems on a range of systems in an efficient manner. 
  • Experience with mainstream PLC brands (Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc) is preferred but not essential.
  • Desire and ability to learn new skills/programming languages/applications. 

Core Competencies:

  • A results-focused, action-oriented mentality is essential with the ability to deal effectively with customers to deliver successful project outcomes.
  • Must be able to multitask, manage time and prioritise effectively.
  • Problem-solving skills to analyse the problem following a logical and methodical approach, whilst also thinking creatively to provide a solution.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Enjoy working as a team player as well as working autonomously.

Other:

  • Legal right to live and work in the UK.  Valid passport for global travel.
  • Must hold a full clean valid UK driving licence and own vehicle to use for work travel.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the UK, including at short notice, 50% of the time.

Desirable:

  • Understanding and practical experience of object-oriented principles.
  • Knowledge and experience of NI hardware platforms e.g DAQmx, cRIO, PXI  and embedded systems, including LabVIEW FPGA and LabVIEW Real-Time.
  • NI platform certifications e.g. CLD, CLA, CTD, CTA, CLED.
  • Experience in a text-based language, Python, JAVA, C and C++ is preferred but not essential.
  • Ability to draw system level diagrams in a CAD package – preferably EPlan.  

Reporting:

Reporting  to the Head of Systems

Location:

Sheffield is our main office and workshop, so ideally commutable to this location but with the requirement to travel regularly to customer locations UK wide with potentially trips outside the UK (with an advanced warning).

Application:

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV to recruitment@austinconsultants.com

 

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Electrical Hardware Engineer £COMPETITIVE

Austin Consultants are systems integrators that provide bespoke hardware engineering, software development and data science services, for a wide range of automated data acquisition, test, measurement, control and IIoT applications. As a dynamic SME our customers are from a range of industries including automotive, academia, energy and aerospace, and are located throughout the UK, and sometimes overseas.

Due to our success, we are looking for experienced engineers to join our growing team. As an individual, you will have a driven and results-focused attitude. 

The entry point for joining as a Hardware Engineer or Snr Hardware  Engineer will be dependent on your technical knowledge and proven capabilities in the relevant areas. We are looking for the right fit and are open to talking to different skill-level people. 

Some companies say ‘ Our Team’ to refer to their staff. But at Austin Consultants our staff really are a team. We proactively foster a collaborative, supportive, vibrant culture. Our passionate developers, systems architects, electrical and mechanical engineers, and data scientists, work together to combine expertise in leading hardware and software to develop innovative solutions. We relish a challenge, working with new clients to deliver the right solution for the application and work together to make sure what we do is enjoyable and everyone is heard. 

Role & Responsibilities

We are looking for a hardware engineer from an electrical or controls engineering background. You will come from a hands-on, practical engineering background and have experience in electrical/electronic design. Competent in the fundamentals of electrical design, you will also understand root causes for electrical noise and design to prevent these. You should be capable of designing for IEC 60204 and BS EN 61010 and it would be beneficial to have an understanding of relevant Safety Directives (EN ISO 13849 / BS EN 61508).

The duties and responsibilities of these positions include, but are not limited to;

  • Accurately and comprehensively capturing electrical designs within EPlan in a timely manner.
  • Selecting the correct control and/or measurement hardware for a given application based on a customer’s specification.
  • Providing timely, accurate and effective solutions to technical problems.
  • Hands-on approach to building, testing, commissioning of electrical systems.
  • Installation and Commissioning systems on-site.
  • Providing guidance on the installation and working functionality of both software and hardware, including an explanation of configuration settings.
  • Generating technical documentation to support delivery of systems, including testing plans, commissioning documentation, technical document packs etc.
  • Supporting design reviews relating to hardware (electrical, electronic and mechanical) designs.
  • Troubleshooting problems and incompatibilities in both software and hardware.
  • Working with the business development team to develop proof of concepts and quotations for customers.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the UK, 50% of the time.

Qualifications & Requirements

Technical Skills:

  • A degree in engineering, such as electrical/electronic engineering,  mechatronics, mechanical, computer science or equivalent.
  • Strong experience backed by the ability to design electrical/electronic systems.
  • Experience in on-site installation and commissioning.
  • Experience with mainstream PLCs (Siemens, Allen Bradley, etc) based control hardware or NI instrumentation. 
  • Practical electrical debug experience.
  • Knowledge of CE / UKCA marking process
  • Ability to learn new skills/languages/applications quickly.

Core Competencies:

  • A results-focused, action-oriented mentality is essential with the ability to deal effectively with customers to deliver successful project outcomes.
  • Must be able to multitask, manage time and prioritise effectively.
  • Problem-solving skills to analyse the problem following a logical and methodical approach, whilst also thinking creatively to provide a solution.
  • Excellent written, oral and presentation skills.
  • Enjoy working as a team player as well as working autonomously.

Other:

  • Legal right to live and work in the UK.  Valid passport for global travel.
  • Must hold a full clean valid UK driving licence and own vehicle to use for work travel.
  • Flexibility to travel throughout the UK, including at short notice, 50% of the time.

Desirable:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the design and implementation of safety instrumented systems
  • Basic mechanical design skills for enclosure and panel layouts, CAD
  • Knowledge and experience of NI software and hardware platforms.
  • 18th edition qualified.
  • Ability to program or modify existing PLC or NI system software
  • Experience with BS EN 61508, SISTEMA reporting, programming safety logic controllers, etc 

Reporting:

Reporting  to the Head of Systems

Location:

Sheffield is our main office and workshop, so ideally commutable to this location but with the requirement to travel regularly to customer locations UK wide with potentially trips outside the UK (with an advanced warning).

Application:

To apply for this position please send a copy of your CV to recruitment@austinconsultants.com

 

Closing Date: 31 January 2022

Responding to applications

We receive an extremely high number of applications and CVs for the jobs that we advertise. Please be assured that we do review every application that we receive but unfortunately we are unable to respond to each one individually. If we feel that your CV is compatible with a role advertised we will contact you within two weeks of receiving your CV to arrange a follow-up. If you do not hear from us within two weeks, please assume that your application has not made it through to the next stage.

If you are specifically looking for LabVIEW Development roles then you may be interested in registering your details with our sister company, Austin Resourcing who are a specialist LabVIEW Recruitment Agency. You can either visit their website to view current vacancies and register or contact them directly on 0800 772 0695 or email recruitment@austinresourcing.co.uk.

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

 

Recruitment agency policy

Austin Consultants employment opportunities are only open to direct candidates, all agency CV’s will not be considered and will be discarded. Due to the large volume of cold calls and email spam received from agencies, it is now company policy not to respond to them.