Technical Recruitment Specialists

We provide a range of specialist recruitment services supporting drives, controls and automation technologies for the UK market…

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Automation Experts was formed in May 2001 to support the continual technological developments within Drives, Controls & Automation jobs.

We partner with many of the most innovative Machinery manufacturers, Technical Solution providers and high-volume Manufacturers in the UK.

We offer a true partnership to Clients & Candidates.

Our specialist team have proven ability to support the changes and challenges this dynamic and fluid sector present.



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Control Systems Engineer - Electronic, Electrical & Automation Engineers

£35,000 - £55,000
Well-established Automation company now looking for a Control Systems Engineer to join their growing team and be responsible for the devleopment of new systems for the Marine and offshore renewable industry.


Electrical Design Engineer - High Technology Robotics & Automation

£35,000 - £50,000
Electrical Designer sought with an interest to design for complex automated projects, involving a broad spectrum of technology including robotics. Open to Junior and Senior level candidates.


Electrical Design Engineer - Test & Measurement Specialists

£45,000 - £55,000
Electrical Designer required for automated test equipment. Any electrical CAD package with functional safety skills advantageous.


Drives & Automation Service Engineer - Systems Integration Specialist

£40,000 - £45,000 (OTE £55,000)
Greater Midlands
Dedicated Automation Service Engineer with solid Drives & PLC background urgently required to join one of the most experienced players in the systems integration market.


Software Engineer - Labview / Python - Automated Machinery R&D

£35,000 - £55,000
Fantastic opportunity for a Software Engineer to join a leading consultancy based in Derby. Our client specialise in innovative Research & Development (R&D) services, working with a diverse range of clients across multiple industries.


Instructor / Trainer - Electrical Engineering - Consultancy

£45,000 - £55,000


Control Systems Engineer - Offshore Renewables

£40,000 - £55,000
A thriving company specialising in access and material lifting systems for the offshore and renewables sectors, in collaboration with a global leader in offshore wind are expanding their operations and looking for a Control Systems Engineer to join a dyn


Electrical Design Engineer - Systems Integrator

£40,000 - £45,000
Electrical Design Engineer needed for leading systems integrator specialising in the food industry. Must have AutoCAD or Eplan. Training available for Eplan if required.


Field Service Engineer - Expanding Drives & Motor Manufacturer

£35,000 - £37,000
Home/Office Based
Provide service support to customers around the UK. Home/office based position that will require extensive travel. You will commission, troubleshoot and repair AC and DC motor control systems for a variety of industries.


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More About Automation Experts

Leading technical recruitment agency

We are leaders in Drives, Controls & Automation recruitment, providing tailored solutions to support immediate and planned recruitment strategies. With our in-depth industry background and knowledge, we support clients from a range of industries, helping to enhance their teams and optimise their processes.

Our consultants provide specialist sector knowledge gained from both engineering and technical recruitment backgrounds to build trusted partnerships with clients and candidates. Combined with our professionalism, commitment, and enthusiasm, we help businesses succeed in strategically defined markets.

The combination of industry knowledge, partnerships with key industry players, and location in the heart of UK manufacturing helps us respond and adapt to the challenges within this dynamic and fluid sector. Our industry knowledge covers these specialist areas:

  • Automation engineer jobs.
  • Sales and applications.
  • Hardware design and software engineering.
  • SCADA integration and PLC system design.
  • Project engineering and mechanical design.
  • Commissioning and installation.
  • Training, technical support, and site service.

Our knowledge and experience within the sector has enabled us to remain a leading technical recruitment agency for the Drives, Controls, and Automation jobs market since 2001. We also have professional members from PPMA, IMC, and REC.

Job types

Our recruitment services cover a wide range of job types within the manufacturing sector, including:

  • Control Systems Engineers
  • Commissioning
  • Graduates
  • Electrical Design Engineers
  • Mechanical Design Engineers
  • Manufacturing
  • Projects
  • Sales and applications
  • Senior management
  • Service and maintenance
  • Software

Whether you require work on multiple campaigns as an ongoing recruitment partner, or for those critical, senior or strategic hires, we can provide a tailored solution to meet your business needs.

Skillsets we work with

With the rapidly changing and developing industries, manufacturing jobs today require a broad skillset. Candidates with diverse skills can set themselves apart from other candidates and increase their prospects. Managers now seek different qualities from a candidate. That’s why we work with a vast range of skillsets at Automation Experts, including technical and soft skills.

Technical skills

  • Software design skills.
  • Programming skills.
  • Knowledge of specialist technical equipment/software.
  • SCADA systems implementation.
  • Knowledge of CAD.
  • Strong understanding of relevant specialist principles, such as software engineering.
  • Familiarisation with networks.

Soft skills

  • Creativity and design.
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Written and verbal communication.
  • Teamwork and leadership.

Areas of industry

Automation Experts work with clients across various industries, from small businesses to multi-national corporations. We take great pride in delivering a confidential and professional service to clients and candidates, always striving for the highest level of service.

Our comprehensive technical recruitment solutions cover a range of industries, including:

  • Food and Beveridge.
  • Nuclear and power generation.
  • Machine tools and bespoke machinery.
  • Aerospace and Automotive.
  • Pharmaceutical and medical.
  • Building services.

Info on services for clients

Finding skilled candidates to enhance your team can be difficult, time-consuming, and expensive. That’s why we offer a true partnership, providing a recruitment service that matches each client’s specific needs. Whether a single hire or staffing a new team on a contract or permanent basis, we are dedicated to sourcing the right candidates to support all areas of your business.

Each client is allocated a dedicated and experienced consultant to support you throughout your tailored recruitment plan. We remove the stress of screening every applicant to help navigate the complexities of moving your business forward.

Our specialist client service includes:

  • Unlimited access to dedicated engineers.
  • Search by location, technical skill, job type, level, and salary.
  • Customise and automate candidate search processes.
  • Applicants are delivered to your inbox as they register.
  • Manage your vacancies using our online system.
  • Control interview process.

Info on services for candidates

Navigating the job market and finding a position that suits your skills, experience, and expertise can be difficult. With so many vacancies and job boards, it can be a struggle to find the most suitable career opportunity. We can help you overcome this with our dedicated candidate service.

Automation Experts provides a specialist candidate service to help match you with the right opportunity.  By registering with our free service, you can benefit from experienced and professional consultants who take the time to understand your requirements, experience, and skills.

Registration is quick and easy, and after registration you can access job vacancies on our website, before they go live on other job boards. You can access your account anytime to apply for jobs, update your details, and monitor application progress.

Upon registering, you will also be linked to a trained and experienced consultant who will help you match your skills, requirements, and experience with suitable positions.

We also provide support and advice on enhancing your CV, interview tips, and how to complete a successful interview. By registering your CV with Automation Experts, candidates can benefit from:

  • Review and apply for new vacancies.
  • Manage job applications.
  • Instant interview feedback
  • Automated search procedures.

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