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Specialist Engineering Recruitment In Controls & Automation

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The Right Connection

Diagonal J is a specialist engineering recruitment agency for controls and automation professionals across all sectors. Our refreshing, collaborative approach ensures ease of process and long-term success for both candidate and client.

We believe that making the right connection is about more than a technical skills match between employee and job. Of course, technical excellence is vital but so are values, work method, team comparability, career path and so much more.

By working collaboratively with candidates and clients, it is possible to gain a deeper understanding beyond a simple job role and a CV. This allows us to confidently fill vacancies with top talent for our clients while securing the right placements for our candidates.

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Our Engineering Recruitment Services

We cover a vast array of controls and automation disciplines including electrical, mechanical, software, maintenance and project engineering. Whether your preference is for a specificity with the project lifecycle or turnkey projects, we want to hear from you.

Contact us at Diagonal J for more information about how a specialist engineering recruitment agency in controls and automation can help your business or career.

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Why Work with Us

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Our Knowledge

We have a real understanding of controls and automation. Whether your business is energy or water we understand the market. However, complex your demands we will assist your business in finding the people who will improve and enhance your operations.

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Our Processes

Finding the right person is more than just having the right qualifications. We use informal interviews to learn about the candidate and see if they will fit in culturally with the company. We can also adapt our processes to suit the needs and requirements of the client.

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Our Access

The vast majority of engineers are not actively looking for jobs and won’t ever be found on job boards and online databases. Our extensive network and direct approach ensure we have access to the whole market.




Find Talent

At Diagonal J we use a range of tools in the hunt for the perfect candidate. Of course, we diligently screen available talent far and wide on job boards, online databases and social media. However, we strive to go further and find you hidden talent not available via typical search strategies.

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When top employees advance their career, they will usually go from role to role without even appearing on the job market. Through our networks and enhanced tools, we can find professionals who are not actively looking for a new role and who are unavailable to most recruiters. They themselves are unaware of the potential opportunity for them to progress within your company based on their specific fit for the role, the team and the organisation.

Cultivating relationships with professionals throughout the industry is vital to our philosophy. When representing you to potential candidates, we incorporate everything into one coherent strategy. We find you the ideal employee by combining an in-depth industry knowledge, wide access to active candidates, uncovering hidden, passive talent within controls and automation field, and a culture and process that cements the suitability of candidates for you, your team, your organisation and the role itself.

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Find a New Role

As an engineer in the field of controls and automation, you are highly valued, and we specialise in helping you land the job you deserve.

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This is more than a mere skills match; the ideal role will also be within the right team for you, at a company who share your values and where your contribution is rewarded in a way suited to you.

Whether you have a specific vacancy that you would like to discuss or you want to be informed of future opportunities, our work covers the full spectrum of roles including control panel design, software engineering and SCADA engineering.

For many recruiters, filling a position is a box ticking exercise. The philosophy at Diagonal J is to work collaboratively with you, the candidate, to understand your needs and long-term goals. We have the contacts and experience to assist you in finding the position that will progress and develop your career.

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Industries & Jobs Covered

We assist companies in a variety of industries such as:

  • Manufacturing
  • Water
  • Energy

  • Food and Beverage
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • FMCG

Some of the job roles we regularly recruit for, include:

  • Control Panel Design
  • Electrical Design Engineering
  • Software Engineering

  • PLC Engineering
  • SCADA Engineering
  • Maintenance Engineering




Where We Cover

We work with clients and candidates across the UK. We work extensively in:

  • London
  • Reading
  • Bristol

  • Berkshire
  • Southampton
  • Oxford




If you are interested in specialist engineering recruitment in controls and automation, please contact us at Diagonal J.

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