Careers

Do you want to be part of a long-standing team, who are experts in their field, where no two days are the same and where possibilities to develop new skills and experiences are around every corner?  PDS is passionate about creating a friendly, open and inclusive working environment where individuals are supported to excel in their area of expertise.  We are continually seeking out new ways to improve our business and are firm believers that everyone should enjoy what they do.      

What we do… We are a technically driven business with over 30 years of expertise; engineering and supporting high integrity control systems where failure simply isn’t an option.  These can range from small upgrades through to fully integrated turnkey solutions, covering all aspects of technology from control room to field devices. We supply the latest technology to various locations throughout the UK and Europe with our prestigious clients predominantly being within Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS), Highways, Airports and Power sectors.

If you are a keen problem solver with excellent communication skills, looking for a challenging yet rewarding career in engineering, look no further.  We have an opportunity for an enthusiastic and ambitious individuals to join us on our mission to seamlessly deliver end-to-end control systems. 

Systems Engineer

What we need from you…

A team player with excellent technical aptitude who has the desire to succeed.  You will work as a Systems Engineer within the control system industry having some of the following skills; we do not expect you to have experience in all these areas and for the right candidate on the job training and mentoring will be provided to fill any skills gaps you may have.  

  • Working as part of a team who are responsible for the design, implementation and testing of control/integrated digital systems including traffic detection and management, ventilation and pump control, life safety systems, incident management and many more.
  • Ability to program a variety of PLCs using Ladder Logic, Function block or Statement List methods.
  • Ability to program and configure SCADA software packages and User Interface mimic design.
  • Have a high-level of competency in programming languages ranging from C, C++, C#, SQL, VB and VBA.
  • Understanding of design and configuration of IP networks.
  • Competent at design and testing of ELV electrical panels.
  • Ability to configure CCTV, PA and telephone systems over an IP network.
  • Professionalism to perform FAT and site commissioning under formal client witnessed conditions.
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with our clients.
  • Degree/HND in control, electrical, electronic or software engineering.
  • Have 2 years’ experience in delivering control/integrated systems using some of the desired skills listed above.

 

Senior Systems Engineer

 What we need from you… 

A team player with excellent technical aptitude who has the desire to succeed.  You will work as a Systems Engineer within the control system industry having some of the following skills; we do not expect you to have experience in all these areas and for the right candidate on the job training and mentoring will be provided to fill any skills gaps you may have.

  • Have technical responsibility for projects including design, development, and testing of control/integrated systems digital systems including traffic detection and management, ventilation and pump control, life safety systems, incident management and many more.
  • Responsible for the day-to-day co-ordination and technical management of Project Engineers and working as part of a team to achieve project delivery.
  • Ability to program a variety of PLCs using Ladder Logic, Function block or Statement List methods.
  • Ability to program and configure SCADA software packages and User Interface mimic design.
  • Have a high-level competency in programming languages ranging from C, C++, C#, SQL, VB and VBA.
  • Understanding of design and configuration of IP networks.
  • Competent at design and testing of ELV electrical panels.
  • Ability to configure CCTV, PA and telephone systems over an IP network.
  • Professionalism to perform FAT and site commissioning under formal client witnessed conditions.
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with our clients.
  • Degree/HND in control, electrical, electronic or software engineering.
  • Have 5 years’ experience in delivering control/integrated systems using some of the desired skills listed above.

     

Graduate Systems Engineer

What we need from you…

A team player with excellent technical aptitude who has the desire to succeed.  You will work as a Systems Engineer within the control system industry having some of the following skills; we do not expect you to have experience in all these areas and for the right candidate on the job training and mentoring will be provided to fill any skills gaps you may have. 

 

  • Ability to program a variety of PLCs using Ladder Logic, Function block or Statement List methods.
  • Ability to program and configure SCADA software packages.
  • Have a high-level competency in programming languages ranging from C, C++, C#, VB and VBA.
  • Understanding of design and configuration of IP networks.
  • Competent at design and testing of ELV electrical panels.
  • Ability to configure CCTV, PA and telephone systems over an IP network.
  • Professionalism to perform FAT and site commissioning under formal client witnessed conditions.
  • Work collaboratively and proactively with our clients.
  • Degree/HND in control, electrical, electronic or software engineering.

BMS Engineer

What we need from you…

A team player with a strong and well-rounded technical understanding of building management systems and their integration to third party systems, HVAC plant and applications.  You will work as a BMS Engineer holding a degree / HND / ONC in engineering (ideally electrical biased) having the following skills and experience. 

 

  • Working closely with the tendering team, preparing design information such as BMS network and plant schematics including field device locations to be included within proposals.
  • Prepare BMS points lists and schedules, BMS sequence of operation descriptions for performance and functional design specifications, BMS materials and workmanship specifications.
  • Estimating costs for all aspects of BMS System, including controller and peripherals selection, control panels, electrical installation, software engineering and commissioning.
  • Prepare BMS control panel drawings for drafting by the CAD team, checking of drawings to ensure they meet project requirements.
  • Design and modification of Trend Strategy and associated Trend 963/IQVision front end graphics. 5+ years’ experience of Trend Controls essential preferably to Trend Expert level.
  • Schneider experience is beneficial.
  • Carrying out site surveys and inspections of BMS installations and witnessing BMS control functionality and report writing.
  • Advise on appropriate control strategies for building services systems and application of the latest Building Energy Management technologies.
  • Understand control panel design, manufacture, and testing.
  • Experience of installation and testing of BMS control systems and associated control devices including communication networks, communication protocols, field wiring and field devices.
  • Practical experience of control system commissioning, tuning and troubleshooting along with, a strong background in the operation, functionality, and interrogation of BMS supervisor servers and workstations, including graphics page management, dynamic graphics, alarm management and recorded data analysis.
  • A strong background in management level, device level and field level communications networks.

M&E Supervisor

What we need from you… 

A well organised team player who has exceptional attention to detail and is familiar with electrical infrastructure and electrical principles.  You will work as an M&E Supervisor based at London Heathrow Airport, holding a qualification in electrical engineering and/or electrical HND, whilst also having the appropriate skills and experience to fulfil the following duties.  This contract is for a fixed term of 18 – 24 months.   

 

  • Attending design and site progress meetings.
  • Manage M&E design, ensuring accurate design documentation is produced. Including equipment location; equipment brackets; fixings and associated AIP’s; equipment labelling; cable runs, lengths and schedules; local power requirements and circuit protection; CAD documentation (including BIM requirements when required), ensuring asset register is current and accurate.
  • Producing supplier procurement specifications for M&E works.
  • Evaluation and assessment of sub-contractors.
  • Management and coordination of M&E design and installation sub-contractors, system suppliers and civils.
  • Coordinate site surveys.
  • Manage site attendance in accordance with installation and commissioning programme. Including issuing of work permits, conducting toolbox talks, reviewing RAMS and performing installation snagging and manage rectifications.
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and manage the work and progress of the installation sub-contractor, system suppliers and internal engineer team.
  • Produce and deliver inspection and test plan, snag list and H&S files for CDM.
  • Excellent IT competency with competent use of Excel and Word being essential.
  • Working knowledge of control systems would be advantageous but is not essential.
  • Have no criminal convictions due to security clearances required by airport authorities.

System Support Technician

What we need from you.

You are a team player who will be working within our system support department who are responsible for preventative maintenance, design and modifications of existing SCADA, PLC and associated sub-systems as well as providing 24-hour emergency call out nationwide. For the right candidate, on the job training and mentoring will be provided to fill any skills gaps you may have.  We are looking for:

 

  • Practical people who have some experience or interest in engineering and technology.
  • Work as part of a team who are responsible for planning, procuring, maintaining, and reporting over a wide range of sites and sub-systems.
  • Someone who enjoys diagnosing and problem solving and is committed to customer service.
  • Willing to travel throughout the UK, working nights on a regular basis.
  • Have a full UK driving licence and valid passport.
  • Have no criminal convictions due to security clearances required by airport authorities.
  • Will be qualified to NVQ, C&G or HNC/HND level or above in a relevant Electrical/Electronic or IT engineering discipline.

 

Why work for us

 There is plenty of room for growth and progression at PDS, this is proven by the fact that most of our management team began theirs careers with us as students.

 In addition to a generous salary, you can expect to receive some other great benefits too.

  • 33 floating holidays to take when you like with your entitlement increasing by an additional 2 days every 5 years.
  • Paid overtime.
  • Company performance related bonus.
  • Wellbeing benefit – a monthly instalment made in addition to your salary to contribute towards anything that makes you happy.
  • Pension scheme.
  • Anniversary celebrations it is important to us that we celebrate the commitment and value people have brought to our business over the years.
  • Social events – If there is one thing about PDS, it is that we love to get social, so this is a big part of our culture.
  • Hybrid working – If the pandemic taught us anything it’s that we don’t need to be in the office 5 days a week, every week, helping towards a not only a positive work life balance but a healthier planet.
  • Flexible working giving you the ability to finish at 1pm on Fridays.

 

We pride ourselves on being a great place to work but don’t just take our word for it, here’s what Graduate Engineer Sean has to say. 

“Everyone at PDS is beyond friendly!  I enjoy the diversity of my work whether that be travelling to different locations or having the opportunity to gain experience on a multitude of equipment of varying ages, providing me with some great exposure.  I particularly value the diversity of our engineers as each person has their own skillset and expertise. And in the short time I have been with PDS I have met a lot of different people who have all entered into their engineering career from different routes; everyone shares their knowledge and experience with each other, and this has provided me with the foundations required to find my feet as a Graduate Engineer.”

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    Nothing to suit your skills?

    If there is nothing listed above, we are always on the lookout for people who can add value to our business.

    Please send your CV & covering letter to: personnel@pdslimited.co.uk