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Company Description

Perceptive Engineering Ltd is a premier provider of intelligent monitoring and control systems for process industries. We design, develop, and commission real-time monitoring, advanced multi-variable control, fault detection and diagnostic systems to optimise process performance, using our own software suite. We have been selected by an increasing number of blue-chip companies to help spearhead their optimisation programmes worldwide. We operate in papermaking, wastewater treatment, consumer packaged goods, food manufacturing and pharmaceutical production.

We deliver tangible, quantified benefits with real return on investment. We simplify the complex and solve the insolvable. Working at Perceptive will offer challenge, variety, flexibility and an opportunity to be part of a small, fast-growing company.

Perceptive is ISO-certified and has been awarded the sixth-generation Investors in People Silver standard.

Current Vacancies

Software Developer
Accounts Assistant

Software Developer

Position Description

You will be expected to have an undergraduate degree in an engineering / software discipline, and a process control, mathematics, statistics or informatics Postgraduate degree and / or experience.  The successful candidate will have at least three years’ experience of programming in C or Java in industrial software development. 

You will be expected to work closely with several industrial partners located in the UK and overseas, as well as the internal implementation team. Therefore, communication skills must be excellent. You'll be involved with the development of modelling and statistical analysis capability for the control, optimisation, and monitoring of production processes, and the development of the Java-based user interface of the product.

In addition to demonstrable skills in C and Java, the candidate will have experience in SQL, Javascript, Python and Git. Experience in Advanced Process Control, IOT, and Industry 4.0 technologies would be advantageous.

Role Overview

Key responsibilities of the role include (but are not limited to):

  • Develop new functionality for inclusion in the PerceptiveAPC Software Suite
  • Support existing code base
  • Interpret requirements from internal and external users, for inclusion in software suite.
  • Write quality code in line with quality and user requirements
  • Work with a team to ensure PerceptiveAPC Suite meets the standards and requirements of our users.


The role is based at the company's head office in Daresbury, Cheshire.

Salary / Package

Please contact Perceptive for more information.

Accounts Assistant

Position Description

We are looking for an accounts assistant to support the Financial accountant and other members of the team with day-to-day operations. The successful candidate will possess exceptional organisational and time management skills, and bring experience from working productively in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities will include: maintain daily worksheets and general ledger system; maintain and complete files and records as needed; assist with accounts payable and receivable duties; provide general administrative support to management team and accounting department personnel. 

The candidate must possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and have strong attention to detail. Applicants with experience and familiarity in a similar role are strongly encouraged to apply..

Duties will include:

  • Process vendor invoices
  • Maintain files and electronic records
  • Providing cover for the Office Administrator
  • Calculate and send invoices to clients
  • Track and resolve accounting problems and discrepancies as needed
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Expense processing
  • Supplier payments
  • Perform administrative tasks for the Quality manager as needed

Skills required

  • QuickBooks experience (preferable but not mandatory)
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel and Word)
  • Working toward AAT Qualification
  • Attention to detail, calm under pressure
  • High standard of written and verbal communication
  • Ability to use own initiative to solve problems
  • Team working


The role is based at Daresbury in Cheshire.


This is a permanent role offering 30 hours per week with flexible working arrangements.  There will be a 3-month probation period.  

Salary / Package

Please contact Perceptive for more information.

No agencies please, we are recruiting directly for these positions.

These vacancies were updated July 2019.

Our Clients & Partners

Selection of our clients and key partners we work with to improve process efficiency