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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

Front End Software Developer, Java

We want someone to help us create the next generation of industrial software, something that will transform our customers’ operations.
Even though we’re a small company, we’ve been chosen by global brands like Unilever, Pfizer and Mondelez to make their manufacturing plants work smarter.  
Our software is already feature-rich and extremely powerful, but our clients demand even more capability, within a user experience that is streamlined and intuitive.
You’ll develop graphical objects that will derive new insight, improvement and optimisation for complex industrial processes.
You’ll build the bridge between client aspirations and robust, real-world applications.

Come and help us Make It. Better.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in computer science or a related field, or 4+ years relevant work experience
  • 4+ years working with Java Desktop Applications
  • Proficient in Java, and 1 or more core languages, C, C++, Python
  • Proficient in software version control platforms (git)

Prefer to have

  • Delivered graphical components into a Java Desktop Application
  • Experience in hybrid development environment C / Java
  • Passion for creating highly usable desktop applications
  • Passion for learning new technology, and using latest tools to build usable applications
  • Work well in teams
  • Customer focus, translating requirements into software components.


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