Is solving problems your passion? Do you like to innovate? Does understanding how things work inspire you?

We are always on the lookout for bright, friendly and passionate people who enjoy independence and responsibility and are keen to push their own boundaries, so if you are self-motivated and gain satisfaction from solving complex problems and producing quality work, we want to hear from you.

Can’t see the role for you? Please send your CV to careers@plextek.com

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Recruitment Evening - 28/02/17

Hauser Forum, The Entrepreneurship Centre, 3 Charles Babbage Road, CB3 0GT
6pm – 9pm

Come and meet us on the day – for more information
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Current Career Opportunities

Business Development, Smart Sensors

Ref:- BDSS02

THE COMPANY

Plextek is a consultancy at the forefront of business and product innovation, developing and commercialising diverse technologies across a wide range of market sectors, from consumer, medical and wireless applications to security and defence. It is the development partner of choice for 300+ major global organisations, government bodies and ambitious start-up companies.

You will join a talented team based in our offices in the Cambridge area, working in a friendly but fast paced and responsive environment in an established company with a very strong track record of delivery.

THE ROLE

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to continue to develop their career in the area of Smart Sensor technology by working as part of an agile, innovative business.

We are seeing strong growth in Smart Sensor opportunities thanks to our background as an electronics systems specialist, designing and implementing sensing solutions incorporating technologies such as novel sensors and signal processing, machine learning and secure communications.  We have an established capability in manufacturing, from bespoke one-off systems to medium volume off-shore production.

Working in collaboration with our sales and marketing team you will help to develop the strategy for growth of the Smart Sensor business, along with the execution of significant personal sales and marketing, and client management activities that result in continued growth of this important sector.

TYPE OF WORK

Business development at Plextek is about selling a capability, rather than an existing product portfolio, so identifying possible opportunities demands a solid understanding of the technical issues involved in a potential application. In order to identify opportunities that fit the company’s skill set, and to hold your own in discussions with technical specialists, you will need a degree in electronics or software and some direct experience of bespoke product or system development.

Ideally you will have experience of business development for design services or bespoke systems relevant to Smart Sensors.  This experience could be across a range of markets, or in one of the key markets for Smart Sensor technology, such as transport, retail, environmental sensing, utilities, energy & power.

You will be based at our offices in the Cambridge area and must expect to travel frequently on business.  Excellent communications skills are a prerequisite.

Owing to the nature of some of our business activities, all our positions require candidates to be able to gain SC security clearance. See link for more details

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

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Quality Assistant

Ref:- QMS01

THE COMPANY

Plextek is a consultancy at the forefront of business and product innovation, developing and commercialising diverse technologies across a wide range of market sectors, from consumer, medical and wireless applications to security and defence. It is the development partner of choice for 300+ major global organisations, government bodies and ambitious start-up companies.

You will join a talented team based in our offices in the Cambridge area, working in a friendly but fast paced and responsive environment in an established company with a very strong track record of delivery.

THE ROLE

Due to strong company growth, Plextek is looking for an additional member of staff in the quality team. Plextek has developed a flexible Quality Management System in support of its business.  It is important to stress the flexible nature of the system, but equally it is understood that development needs to be monitored and as designs move towards introduction into manufacture, the tracking of design and design changes is essential.

The candidate needs to have hands-on experience in appropriate industries and must be practical and approachable, with an abundance of common sense.

The role is based in Great Chesterford, a few miles south of Cambridge, close to the M11/A11 junction.

TYPE OF WORK

As noted above, we anticipate that the role will develop over time, but initially your responsibilities will include:

  • Working closely with the Quality Manager, and designated staff, to update the quality processes for transition to ISO9001:2015 plus support a general improvement in the documented QMS.
  • Working closely with the Quality Manager and the internal audit team, to progress though actions arising from the internal audit process
  • Support the internal audit team (although this may require training if the candidate does not have the relevant experience)
  • Support of supplier development including supplier visit and audits

Owing to the nature of some of our business activities, all our positions require candidates to be able to gain SC security clearance. See link for more details

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

REQUIREMENTS

Essential

For this role you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, including Maths & English at A or B. The right candidate will probably have an HNC in appropriate electrical/mechanical subjects, although a formal technical qualification is not essential.

You must have good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken), with the ability to engage effectively with employees at all levels in the organisation. You need the ability to handle issues in a courteous, efficient and effective manner, maintaining a professional approach at all times.

The following are also essential:

  • Experience of working in an ISO9001 and/or an ISO 13485 environment
  • Quality engineering background; ideally in both electronics and mechanical sectors
  • Familiarity with general engineering processes in electronics/RF development and assembly/test
  • Ability to write clear and concise documentation e.g. procedures, audit reports, change control documents.

 

  • Organised, effective, helpful and the ability to complete the task on time
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office.

Desirable

Experience of any/all of the following would be an advantage but not essential:

  • Carry out internal quality audits and assist with external audits as required
  • The ability to apply root cause and problem solving methodologies (5 why’s, 8D) to identify quality related problems and implement actions
  • The support of the improvement cycle in the quality management system
  • Experience in supplier development
  • A background in defence, aerospace and/or medical product development
  • Previous experience with JIRA
  • Use of FMEA Training can be provided where appropriate.

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Office Administrator

Ref:- OA01

THE COMPANY

Plextek is a consultancy at the forefront of business and product innovation, developing and commercialising diverse technologies across a wide range of market sectors, from consumer, medical and wireless applications to security and defence. It is the development partner of choice for 300+ major global organisations, government bodies and ambitious start-up companies.

You will join a talented team based in our offices in the Cambridge area, working in a friendly but fast paced and responsive environment in an established company with a very strong track record of delivery.

THE ROLE

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is looking to develop their career by working as part of an agile, innovative business. This is a new role and as such provides scope for career growth as the role expands along with the abilities of the successful candidate.

Due to strong company growth, the management team requires administrative support to maintain their efficiency. The Office Administrator will report to the CEO, providing support to the CEO (as Personal Assistant) and to the wider management team.  The role will also involve providing occasional support to members of the sales team and the project management team.

The role is based in Great Chesterford, a few miles south of Cambridge, close to the M11/A11 junction.

TYPE OF WORK

As noted above, we anticipate that the role will develop over time, but initially your responsibilities will include:

  • Preparing letters, emails and other documents on behalf of the CEO and management team.
  • Dealing with incoming correspondence, ensuring it is handled professionally, efficiently and effectively.
  • Carrying out administrative duties for the CEO and management team as required, including printing, photocopying, archiving, typing correspondence and diary management.
  • Undertaking general office administration duties as necessary, such as travel and hotel bookings.
  • Assisting the sales and project management team with over flow work as required.
  • Ordering items required for business operations.

Owing to the nature of some of our business activities, all our positions require candidates to be able to gain SC security clearance. See link for more details

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/security-vetting-and-clearance

REQUIREMENTS

For this role you will need a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades A-C, including Maths & English at A or B or equivalent.

You will be self-motivated and have an eye for detail. Good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and spoken), with the ability to engage effectively with employees at all levels is essential. You will have the ability to handle confidential issues with discretion and in a courteous, efficient and effective manner, maintaining a professional approach at all times.

You will be able to work under pressure if necessary and be highly organised with the ability to prioritise your own workload to deliver objectives and targets on time. You will be proficient in the use of Microsoft Office.

Previous experience in an Engineering or Consultancy company is highly desirable.

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Part-time Receptionist (2 days per week)

Ref:- PR01

We are looking for someone to work as part of a reception team.
Main responsibilities:
  • Provide a polite, efficient welcoming reception service on the phone and face to face with clients and staff
  • Provide general administrative and clerical support e.g. book flights, hotels, taxis, etc.
  • Assist in the processing of some purchases on our in-house accounts database
  • Maintain conference room bookings
  • Organise catering as required

Education and experience:

  • GCSE English Grade C or above or equivalent
  • Previous reception experience
  • Experience of working front of house in a busy organisation
  • Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures
  • Experience of working as part of a team and independently

Skills and abilities:

  • Confident, professional, friendly and courteous communicator
  • Ability to multi-task in a busy environment
  • Able to re-assess priorities according to need
  • Ability to stay calm when reception and phones are busy
  • Attention to detail
  • Smart, professional appearance

Additional:

  • To be able to provide cover as needed and with reasonable notice on days when other receptionist is absent.

Please send your CV to mailto:recruit@plextek.com for the attention of Janice Nicoll

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