Careers at Tensor and Currently Available Jobs


Tensor plc is a world-class medium sized company who design and manufacture Smart Card & Biometric Time & Attendance, Access Control, Visitor Monitoring and Integrated CCTV systems. Our products also include Human Resource Management, ANPR, Facial Recognition and Visual Security systems.

We also manufacture a range of Government approved Building Energy Management products under the HeatingSave brand. These have dramatically cut our customer’s heating and energy bills, typically by 20%+, but in a number of cases by over 50%. We also design and manufacture Energy & Environmental Monitoring systems which are used by some of the world’s most prestigious organisations.

Tensor have developed a number of “World Firsts” and are recognised as a leader in the field of security and energy management. Today, we are a global organisation where research and design activity remains a top priority; this will keep Tensor in its lead position for years to come.

Tensor is constantly looking for bright, innovative individuals with enthusiasm for a challenge, a thirst for knowledge and people who want to “make a difference” to help grow our business.

  • Does this sound like you?
  • Do you feel that you have the necessary enthusiasm and interest to undertake any of the roles below?

If you want to be part the Tensor team, then please contact us in the first instance with your CV in MS Word format via the form below or email to jobs@tensor.com – we are waiting to hear from you.


Currently available positions

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Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

Tensor plc is a world-class medium sized company who design and manufacture Smart Card and Biometric based Time & Attendance, Access Control, security and control products. We have developed a number of “world first’s” and are recognised as a leader in our field.

Working for a very busy company, we are looking for an enthusiastic person for the role of a full-time Administration Clerk to join our existing team within the Office Services department from Monday to Friday, 8:30am - 5:30pm.​

The role involves filing, data entry, typing (i.e. letters,dictations & quotations), booking accommodation, Reception cover, photocopying, taking cars to suppliers (applicants will require a full UK driving licence) & a number of other day-to-day activities to support the company.

The position is based at our HQ in Hail Weston, Cambridgeshire.

Applicants

You will be a bright, sharp, self-motivated, dedicated & hardworking person. Being flexible and able to multitask is a must in our ever-developing company. Requirements for this role include :

  • Be hard working, proactive and eager to learn
  • Be a customer orientated person with a friendly but efficient disposition
  • Be “at ease” using PC’s and be a good communicator
  • Be willing to learn about our products and able to develop their personal skills
  • Have a Full UK driving licence

Salary

The salary is £17,000 - £19,000 per annum dependant upon experience with a workplace pension scheme available to eligible employees. This is a fantastic opportunity for a dedicated & keen individual, who wishes to work within a forward thinking and exciting company. ​

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

The Apprentice Office Services Clerk position with Tensor is a two year apprenticeship covering both back-office and some basic accountancy skills. Apprentices will work four days a week in the Office Services department and one day day-release at a Regional College studying Business Studies to a BTECH Level 1 or equivalent.

During the first year most of the time will be spent on developing back-office skills. During the second year there will be a greater involvement with accountancy work, especially data entry. At the end of the second year the apprentice can nominate whether they wish to work more in the Office Services department or the Accounts department.​

The work will include:

  • Data entry, entering data into our computerised management systems
  • Creating Word documents and filing
  • Setting-up and clearing meeting rooms
  • Covering for our Reception switchboard
  • Photocopying
  • Dealing with the clerical management of our motor vehicles and dealing with our suppliers

Applicants

Applications are invited from school leavers but other applicants will also be considered. We are particularly interested in hearing from sharp hardworking people with good GCSEs or GVNQs who have a good standard of spoken and written English. Applicants should:

  • Have GCSEs with grades A to D
  • Be keen and self-motivated

Whilst Tensor considers academic qualifications important, the most important attribute required of an apprentice is their tenacity and willingness to learn our procedures and products and the skill set necessary to become a valuable person within our back-office operation.

Salary

Apprentices are paid £6.50/hour in their first year and £7.25/hour in their second year. A private pension scheme is also available. ​

This is a great opportunity for a person with commitment and who wants to make a difference and develop their back-office skills. Hours of work are Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

The Tensor Helpdesk, based at our offices in Hail Weston in Cambridgeshire, are responsible for providing customers with advice, guidance and technical support on our Time & Attendance and Access Control products.

The daily tasks of a Helpdesk Technician are wide and varied but core responsibilities are:

  • Providing world-class technical support to customers via e-mail, phone & the online customer portal.
  • Providing first and second line user guidance & technical support to customers using our hardware and software.
  • Logging customer queries and problems in the Helpdesk Management system.
  • Liaising with other internal departments regarding identifying resolutions to outstanding problems and queries.
  • Ensuring customers are kept up to date with the progress of outstanding items.

Applicants

The ideal candidate for the role will have :

  • Previous experience in a technical support or Helpdesk role.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • A can-do attitude and customer focused approach.
  • Pro-active, self-motivated and forward thinking.
  • A good technical understanding of PCs, Windows and Networking.
  • Experience of Microsoft SQL would be advantageous.
  • Attention to detail and methodical in their approach.
  • Able to prioritise and work under pressure, ensuring the level of support we offer remains excellent at all times.

The Helpdesk Technicians position with Tensor involves an initial introductory period of 6 weeks, during this time you will be expected through a combination of training sessions, self-learning and shadowing other members of the team to become well versed with the hardware and software products that Tensor offer in both Time & Attendance and Access Control. This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, keen, hardworking individual who is willing to learn and wants to provide “World Class” support for our customers.

Salary

  • Salary £18,000 to £23,000 per annum (dependent upon experience).
  • 4 Weeks annual leave + Bank/Public holidays.
  • Onsite parking.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Full Time and part-time positions available

The Job

Based in our offices in St Helens, the Sales Executive role is to call businesses who want to cut their energy bills and make appointments for our sales consultants to visit them. We manufacture a Government approved Building Management System that will cut customer heating and electricity costs by between 25% and 30%+.

Background

As the cost of gas, electricity and oil continues to climb higher, businesses need to install HeatingSave to cut their fuel bills. Buildings such as schools, care homes and most of those owned by small to medium sized businesses have very simple time clocks and boiler thermostats to control the heating; a hopelessly inefficient system of control based on technology of 100 years ago. Some of the more modern buildings have improved upon this position by installing a Building Management System. These reduce the waste somewhat, but are often incorrectly set up or even switched to “manual” has they are too complicated to use.

HeatingSave is an award winning Energy Management & Control system that saves between 25% and 50% off a buildings’ fuel usage whilst still keeping everyone warm. The minimum saving we have made in any building is 17%, usually a lot more. HeatingSave uses occupancy sensors to turn down the heating when nobody is about and automatically turns it up when the building is occupied, which makes it particularly suitable for variably occupied buildings, which most are? The beauty of HeatingSave is that is can be retrofitted to an existing central heating system.

HeatingSave is inexpensive and simple to install with a fast payback. (1 to 3 years). It is approved by the Government, the Energy Savings Trust and OfGem.

The Job:

We will train you on how what HeatingSave does and how it works. We will then train you on how to use our computer system which manages the list of potential customers for you to call. You will call the customers and setup appointments for our Sales Consultant to visit. We need a keen, enthusiastic hard working person who gets on with people and has the confidence to talk to our contacts. This is a unique opportunity that will allow the successful candidate to grow with the business. You will be paid commission on the 1st sale made by the Sales Consultant to every customer where you make the appointment.

We will also provide the support and encouragement to help you to succeed.

Applicants

Applicants must:

Be hard working, proactive and self-motivated

Have good telephone manner and able to deal with customers over the telephone.

Have good PC skills

Salary

This is an exceptional opportunity to work with exciting, ground breaking products within a medium sized company that designs and manufactures innovative world-class products. With commission we would expect you to earn between £19,000 and £25,000 per annum.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

Tensor are a privately owned leading Security and Time & Attendance manufacturer with NSI NACOSS Gold and ISO 9001:2008 accreditations. We are currently looking for experienced Installation engineers based out of our St Neots office to cover the UK.

The Installations Engineer position within Tensor involves an initial training period where you will be need to become familiar with the Tensor range of "Smart Card" and biometric Time & Attendance and Access Control products.

After initial training you will form part of an installation team where you will you will be expected to carry out 1st and 2nd fix installations to a high standard, including commissioning and hand over. As part of the role, planned and reactive maintenance cover is required once familiarisation with the Tensor products is achieved.

Applicants

Applicants must:

  • Have a sound previous experience in installations of security systems.
  • Be hard working & self-motivated, willing to travel within the UK and be available to work on a call-out basis.
  • Have an understanding of current wiring regulations
  • Have knowledge of PCs within a "Windows" environment
  • Have good personal skills in dealing with people (customer facing role)
  • Hold a current driving license
  • Clear criminal record

Advantageous:

  • Carpentry skills
  • Previous experience in installing to NSI NACOSS gold level (access control/CCTV)
  • Qualifications from electrical/electronic industries

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, keen, hard working individual who is willing to learn and wants to provide “World Class” support for our customers. Tensor is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Salary

£21,000 - £26,000 per annum (dependant upon experience) with 20 days annual leave + Bank/Public Holidays + Company pension scheme available. Additional annual leave achievable from company sickness scheme. Additional benefits include overtime payments (when available) and on-call payments. Role includes mobile phone, car, laptop & tools.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

Tensor are a privately owned leading Security and Time & Attendance manufacturer with NSI NACOSS Gold and ISO 9001:2008 accreditations. We are currently looking for a Junior Installation engineer based out of our St Neots office.

The Junior Installations Engineer position within Tensor involves an initial training period where you will be need to become familiar with the Tensor range of "Smart Card" and biometric Time & Attendance and Access Control products. Ongoing training will be provided.

After Initial training you will be assisting our current engineers on 1st & 2nd fix installations, planned and reactive maintenance visits. The role is with the view of developing into a full engineer and taking up full engineering responsibilities unaided.

Applicants

Applicants must:

  • Be hard working & self-motivated, willing to travel within the UK and be available to work on a call-out basis.
  • Be able to work away from home for short periods.
  • Have a willingness to learn and develop themselves, with the drive to progress.
  • Have good personal skills in dealing with people (customer facing role)
  • Hold a current driving license
  • Clear criminal record

Advantageous:

  • Previous experience in installations
  • Qualifications within the electrical/electronic industry.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic, keen, hard working individual who is willing to learn and wants to provide “World Class” support for our customers. Tensor is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.

Salary

£16,000 - £20,000 per annum (dependant upon experience) with 20 days annual leave + Bank/Public Holidays + Company pension scheme available. Additional annual leave achievable from company sickness scheme. Additional benefits include overtime payments (when available) and on-call payments. Role includes mobile phone, car, laptop & tools.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time / Part Time

The Job

You will be working as junior clerk within our busy Office Services department, which provides basic office support for the day-to-day running of the company.

The work will include:

  • Data entry, entering data into our computerised management systems
  • Creating Word documents and filing
  • Setting-up and clearing meeting rooms
  • Covering for our Reception switchboard
  • Photocopying
  • Dealing with the clerical management of our motor vehicles and dealing with our suppliers

We will also train you in some basic accounting functions such as Purchase Ledger entry.

Applicants

You will be a sharp, self-motivated, dedicated person who wants to learn and develop their office service skills. This more important than accedemic qualifications. Requirements for this role include:

  • Keen, hard working, proactive and eager to learn
  • Good experience of using PC’s and general IT skills
  • Good written skills
  • Willing to learn about our products and develop your knowledge
  • Flexible, able to multitask and work as part of a team
  • Numerically proficient and able to think on their feet

We are particularly interested in candidates who are at ease when dealing with people and those with a good telephone manner.

Salary

Starting salary is circa £16,200 to £18,000 p.a. depending upon previous experience and ability. A private pension scheme is also available.​

This is a great opportunity for a person with commitment and who wants to make a difference and develop their back-office skills. Hours of work are Monday to Friday with 1 hour for lunch.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

Tensor plc is a world-class medium sized company who design and manufacture Smart Card and Biometric Time & Attendance, Access Control and security control and Energy Management products. We have developed a number of “world firsts” and are recognised as a leader in our field. Today we are a global organisation where research and design activity remains a top priority and this will keep Tensor in its lead position for years to come.

We are currently looking to recruit an experienced Office Manager or an experienced Senior Administrator/Clerk with management skills who is looking to progress their career and who wish to join an expanding and innovative organisation at our HQ in Hail Weston, near St Neots.​

The main responsibilities of this role include:

  • Managing the Office Services department as a worker/manager, which includes the Reception.
  • Prioritising and managing workloads, annual leave and cover, following our existing procedures.
  • Processing new employees and ensuring the Personnel system is accurate and up-to-date. Posting of job advertisements & conducting CV searches.
  • Clerical typing (including audio) of Word documents into our computerised Admin system and Photocopying.
  • Office supplies procurement and stock checks.
  • Planning and organising Company events.
  • Primary contact for the Chairman and the Chief Executive.
  • Managing company cars.
  • Data entry, entering data into our computerised management systems.
  • Setting-up and clearing meeting rooms.
  • Covering for our Reception switchboard.
  • Dealing with the clerical management of our motor vehicles and dealing with our suppliers.

The Office Services Manager will also be expected to assist with all clerical duties, such as dictations, quotations, processing customer consumable orders, booking hotels and flights etc. If you are unfamiliar with basic accounting functions such as Purchase Ledger entry, then we will train you so that you are able to undertake this work and delegate the work to other within your department.

Applicants

We need a sharp, self-motivated, dedicated person who wants to learn and develop their role. This is more important than academic qualifications. Key attributes for this role are :

  • Keen, hardworking, proactive worker/manager who leads by example with good time-efficient people management skills and able to enthuse others.
  • Excellent command of spoken and written English, good PC and IT skills with an excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel).
  • Professional telephone manner.
  • Excellent organizational skills, communication skills, numeracy and attention to detail.
  • Previous experience in a similar role with proven administrative experience.
  • Willing to learn about our products and develop your knowledge.
  • Flexible, able to multitask and work as part of a team.

Salary

Starting salary is between £21,000 and £25,000 p.a. depending upon previous experience and ability. A private pension scheme is also available. This is an excellent opportunity for a person who wants to make a difference to a growing modern company and become part of our successful management team. The standard hours of work are 08:30 to 17:30, Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.​

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

We are looking for an experienced Cloud Software Developer to join our existing 8-person flexible team. The successful candidate will need to have at least 2 years commercial experience writing cloud applications, and will be working primarily on our new cloud version of Tensor.NET.

Tensor plc is a world-class medium sized company who design and manufacture Smart Card and Biometric based Time & Attendance, Access Control, security and control products. We have developed a number of “world first’s” and are recognised as a leader in our field. Based at our offices near St.Neots, Cambridgeshire, this is a fantastic opportunity for a talented Software Developer to join an existing development team.

Applicants

Responsibilities:

  • Designing, developing and coding new features, applications, upgrades and bug fixes to high quality standards and customer expectations
  • Assessing and understanding user requirements and associated coding tasks
  • Documentation of new features
  • Designing and coding high-quality, readable and maintainable unit tests to ensure maintainability, confidence and testability of changes
  • Taking part in code reviews and collaborate with other developers
  • Proactively grow your professional capabilities and those of the team

Requirements (some of):

  • Degree or equivalent experience and qualifications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Cloud (Azure) experience
  • JavaScript, HTML, CSS
  • Angular / React
  • SQL / T-SQL
  • Scrum and DevOps understanding
  • TDD or BDD and Unit Testing
  • General knowledge of .NET Core
  • Distributed systems knowledge (i.e. micro services)

Salary

  • Competitive salary dependent upon experience
  • Private company pension scheme available
  • Onsite parking

This is an exceptional opportunity to work on exciting and ground breaking products within a medium sized company that design and manufacture innovative world-class products.

Location: St Helens, Merseyside

Job Type: Full-time, Commission, Permanent

The Job

Due to expansion, Tensor is seeking a further Telesales Executive to join our existing small team in our St Helens office. The position involves telephoning prospective customers and telling them about Tensor’s Security and Time Management systems. You will then send sales information to the customer and discuss with the customer whether they have any need for our products.

The objective here is to determine customer “need” for our products and services and to qualify seriousness and chances of getting business. Where there is a genuine chance of getting a sale, sales demonstrations are then arranged by a Sales Consultant. The office is fully computerised and is run as a paperless office.

Applications are invited from sales orientated people with a good telephone manner who either have previous sales experience or alternatively feel that they are naturally a “sales” person and can succeed in this role. They must also be “at ease” using PC’s and be a good communicator.

We will provide full training on our products and training on how to use our computer systems. The role can be either full-time or part-time (role allows flexible working hours, between the core hours of 9am & 5pm).

Applicants

Applicants must:

Be hard working, proactive and self-motivated.

Be a customer orientated person with a friendly but efficient disposition.

Be experienced in using PCs.

Be willing to learn about our products and able to develop their personal skills in dealing with people.

Salary

Basic salary is £7.50 - 7.83 per hour with commission of 1.5% of total order value on receipt of an official Purchase Order by the Tensor Sales Consultant.

This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and keen individual who enjoys the “chase” of a sales environment.

Location: Saint Neots, ANGL PE19 5JY

Job Type: Permanent, Full Time

The Job

The Test Software Developer position with Tensor involves the maintenance and development in C# of Tensor's test applications utilised in production testing Tensor's range of Time & Attendance, Access Control, security, control products and card readers. (see www.tensor.co.uk).

The role will require you to develop PC based test applications supporting TCP/IP Stack, RS485 and RS232 communications systems and input/output signal processing using Microsoft C# development suite.

As part of this process, you will be required to understand manufacturer’s documentation and have the confidence to hold technical meetings with other departments within the company to specify development needs to successfully integrate test solutions.

Tensor plc is a world-class medium sized company who design and manufacture Smart Card and Biometric Time & Attendance, Access Control and security and control products. We also design and manufacture a range of eco control systems, including boiler and solar heating controllers. We have developed a number of “world firsts” and are recognised as a leader in our field. Today we are a global organisation where research and design activity remains a top priority and this will keep Tensor in its lead position for years to come.

Applicants

You will be intelligent, self-motivated, dedicated and a hardworking individual. You will have:

  • A good Software qualification, preferably in C#

Experience in or knowledge of:

  • Software design C#.
  • Instrumentation and control algorithms.
  • Excellent design and strong diagnostic and debug skills.
  • Basic electronic hardware principles.
  • Ability to work to deadlines.
  • A knowledge of communications protocols, microcontrollers, network communications system and analysis software (algorithms, encryption techniques and filters) would also be useful.

Required Experience :

  • C/C+/C# experience: 2 years

Salary

Basic salary is circa £23,000 per year. A private pension is available.

This is an exceptional opportunity to work on exciting and ground breaking products within a medium sized company that design and manufacture innovative world-class products. Tensor is at the forefront of the Access Control, Time Management & Energy Management industries, is constantly innovating with several major product developments either in progress or planned as part of our development schedule.


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