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

The Sales Consultant role within HeatingSave is to sell our Energy Management and Energy Monitoring products to end users who wish to cut their energy bills.

The initial work of product development and selling the first hundred or so systems has been done. What we need now is a hard working “go getter” sales person who has the ability, energy and confidence to dramatically increase our sales and spearhead the business into the future. This unique opportunity will allow the successful candidate to grow with the business.

Background

As the cost of gas, electricity and oil continues to climb higher, there is good demand for the systems made by HeatingSave. Buildings such as schools, care homes and most of those owned by small to medium sized enterprises 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.

Unique Selling Points of HeatingSave:

  • A simple retrofit to existing heating systems, replacing where the time clock was situated.

  • Comparatively inexpensive and simple to install with a fast payback. (1 to 3 years).

  • More efficiently runs the system a customer already has. The existing plumbing remains untouched.

  • HeatingSave is approved to work and save fuel by the:

    1. The Department of Energy & Climate Change (in the Governments Energy Technology List)

    2. Energy Savings Trust

    3. OfGem under their CERT scheme.

  • Our Energy Monitoring system is used by the Building Research Establishment (“BRE”) who are recognized as the brand leader in building construction and management throughout the world.

Applicants

You will receive full product training and further training on how to use Tensor’s sales infrastructure computer systems.

After the initial training period your job within HeatingSave will be to specify and sell our products throughout the UK working within our existing, well established and successful sales framework. We will train you on all new HeatingSave products as they become available so that you have a complete portfolio to offer customers. We will also provide the support and encouragement to help you to succeed.

Applicants must :

  • Have a proven track record, ideally in selling software/systems related hardware.
  • Be hard working, proactive, self-motivated and willing to travel within the UK
  • Have good personal skills in dealing with customers at all levels.
  • Have good PC skills and able to understand software based systems.
  • Hold a current driving license
  • Ideally, either knowledge of energy management or heating/cooling HVAC systems

You must be professional, keen, enthusiastic and have the energy and ability to win orders for HeatingSave. You will be part of the successful Tensor plc sales team. In the main, customer sales appointments are arranged by Tensor’s Internal Sales Executives, although you are expected to generate your own leads too. You will visit potential customers, demonstrate the HeatingSave products, provide a quotation to the customer and progresses this through to a customer order. Tensor runs a paperless office which is efficient and highly computerised. You are fully supported by our back-office staff who will type and email customer quotations so that you can concentrate on closing orders.

Salary

Potential applicants must have a proven sales track record and already be in sales either as a successful sales executive selling software / hardware solutions or a salesman selling similar products that have an element of software within them. 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 £35,000 and £85,000 per annum.

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

The Job

We are looking for a Senior Software Developer to join our existing 8-person flexible team. The role involves all aspects of the design lifecycle developing in a .NET environment for Windows and web applications including specification, design, coding, testing, implementation and support.

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 Senior Software Developer to join an existing development team.

Applicants

The successful candidate will need to have at least 5 years commercial experience. The successful applicant will be working primarily on our Windows services which communicate with both our own and 3rd party hardware. This role involves working closely with our hardware department, who write the embedded firmware, to ensure that software configurations are correctly propagated at the devices.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to work on both Windows and Web based applications targeting .NET framework 4.0+.

We are looking for a team player with excellent communication skills and evidential skills in C# connecting to hardware via TCP/IP and UDP, who wishes to work for an exciting & dynamic technology company.

You need to have ability in the following areas:

  • Required Skills: C# (Winforms \ service development) - network communication (TCP/IP, UDP), multi-threading programming - MS SQL Server
  • Desirable Skills (any of): C++ - Wireshark - experience or knowledge of embedded development - ASP.NET – Bootstrap – JQuery

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.

Salary

  • Salary is circa £30,000 - £32,000 dependent upon experience.
  • Private company pension scheme available
  • Onsite parking

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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