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Principal Consultant - Control Systems - Epsom or Aldershot

  • Job reference: AD-000788
  • Sector: Information Communications
  • Location: Aldershot, Epsom
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The opportunity

Atkins Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) has an exciting opportunity for an experienced industrial systems engineer who thrives on variety, to lead systems engineering design & delivery services to a varied client base across a variety of industries Atkins has a variety of Communications & Systems capabilities that deliver to a wide range of clients, not only supporting Atkins vertical business lines, but to other diverse sectors where the unique combination of Atkins capability provides value to clients.

We are looking for an enthusiastic systems thinker who can apply their experience to client challenges and orchestrate both internal Atkins & external partner capability to deliver innovative solutions. Projects range from typical Control & Automation projects through to very unique challenges presented by some of Atkins more diverse clients. The Control and Automation Capability Team within the ADS&T division provides a broad range of industrial information systems skills and knowledge to bear on client problems. As such you will be working with a broad base of staff such as project managers and systems, application & software engineers, both internally within Atkins and externally.


• Leading and developing the Control and Automation Systems Capability to ensure it is capable of meeting growing client needs.
• Secure work, through existing relationships, or working with others to support bidding activity into new business opportunities.
• Cultivation of strong client relationships through technical excellence and strong capability leadership.
• Supporting project managers in design & implementation of technical solutions
• Assuring technical delivery and ensuring quality throughout the project lifecycle.
• Mentor and develop staff
• Enhance and develop Atkins reputation in Control and Automation Systems
• Ensure successful delivery of projects, within multidisciplinary programmes & projects.
• Selection and adoption of appropriate standards
• Occasional temporary requirements to work away from home, both in the UK and overseas as project/client requirements dictate.


• Previous experience of successful design & delivery of control & automation systems across multiple sectors, project values >£250k.
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to engage stakeholders at various levels within an organisation, build strong client relationships, lead client conversations and engage on a technical level.
• Commercially aware, experienced in developing costed technical proposals, identifying key risks
• Sound industrial controls knowledge, ideally from instrument through to ERP connectivity.
• Experience of technical document production throughout the project lifecycle
• Capable of working as a technical consultant on client sites to define project scope
• Chartered Engineer or working towards Chartership


• Knowledge of mechanical & electro-mechanical systems in an industrial setting
• Degree qualified with an electrical/electronic/computing/controls bias.
• An understanding of electrical standards

Personal Qualities

• Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.
• Pragmatic, approachable, problem solver
• Comfortable dealing with ambiguity in a technical setting
• Ability to be flexible and to be able to multi-task and prioritise when necessary.


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents.

Rewards and Benefits

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Additional Information
This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.
If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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