Why join GPS Group?

The team that makes a difference.

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Open roles

  • Apprentice Wire Persons
    Bristol

    GPS is offering three-year apprenticeships in control panel wiring and all aspects of electrical switchgear manufacturing, leading to a City & Guilds NVQ / EAL Level 3 qualification.

    Apprenticeships also lead to career progression at GPS. We like to develop our people and promote from within, most of our senior managers started as apprentices in the work shop. Opportunities include roles in electrical design, test, site-services and software engineering, project management and wider opportunities across our parent company the Ross-Shire Engineering Group.

    Pay rates are currently £16,704 in year one, £18,792 year two, rising to £20,880 in year three for four days at work and a day a week at Technical College.

    If you are completing GCSE’s this year (we require a Level 4 pass) and would like to discuss an apprenticeship please contact Mike Harrison mharrison@gpsgroup.co.uk

  • Wire Person
    Salary £25-33k (dependent on experience)
    Bristol

    The Role

    Do you possess experience in control panel wiring and working to deadlines? If so, we have an exciting new challenge for you! 

    GPS has an excellent opportunity for a Wire Person looking to join a successful company who are leaders in their niche field. In this role, you will electrically wire backplates and associated components in accordance with the electrical schematics.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The key responsibilities of a Wire Person but are not limited to:

    • Provide hands on mechanical ssembly and wiring of control panels.
    • Complete wiring and install a variety of electronic and electro-mechanical components from mechanical and electrical drawings
    • Report design or material non-conformances. 
    • Mark up drawings for design updates to “As Built”.
    • Quality check, inspect and record findings of completed wiring before handing over to the next process.
    • Comply with company policies and procedures concerning safety, environment and quality, and corresponding ISO record keeping requirements.

    The Benefits

    • Salary - £25-33k (dependent on experience)
    • Flexible working 39 hour week  
    • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays 
    • Company pension
    • Employee benefits scheme

    The Person

    The key skills and qualities of a Wire Person are:

    • Electrical qualifications advantageous.
    • 1-2 years’ experience in control panel wiring.
    • Ability to organise and prioritise.
    • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
    • Ability to think on your feet and respond to complications calmly and efficiently.

    If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please contact Mike Harrison at mharrison@gpsgroup.co.uk

  • Design Engineer
    Salary £40k plus (dependent on experience)
    Bristol

    The Role

    GPS is part of the RSE Group, which is the largest and fastest growing Controls Group in the UK. We are looking for a person to join our design team, working on designing the control systems used in industries such as the Water & Waste, Oil and Gas, mining plus many other sectors.

    We manufacture Electrical Switchgear, MCCs & ICA systems in our Bristol factory.

    The job would entail receiving the brief from the Sales team, liaising with the client , producing the designs via the CAD system, through to supporting the commissioning team with any integration issues at commissioning, and producing final client documentation.

    Candidates with relevant or related experience would be considered.

    The Benefits

    • Salary £40K plus (dependent on experience)
    • Flexible working 39 hour week 
    • Remote working option 
    • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays 
    • Company pension
    • Employee benefits scheme
    • EV/Hybrid car lease scheme

    The Person

    The key skills and qualities of a Design Engineer are:

    • 5 years’ experience in electrical / mechanical design
    • A background in control systems and high-volume manufacturing would be advantageous but all skilled electrical design engineers will be considered.

    If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please contact Mike Harrison at mharrison@gpsgroup.co.uk

  • Trainee Design Engineer
    Salary £25-28k
    Bristol

    The Role

    Are you looking to progress your career into electrical design with an established and growing company with a commitment to career development? If so, we have an exciting opportunity for you.

    Ideally you will possess an electrical engineering qualification or background and have a desire to progress in a challenging environment.

    Key Responsibilities:

    The key responsibilities of a Trainee Design Engineer include,but are not limited to:

    • Produce 2D mechanical drawings using AutoCAD.
    • Produce electrical schematics using electrical CAD packages.
    • Interpret and compare customer specifications.
    • Application of relevant design standards and legislative compliance
    • Ensure designs are completed within commercial and budgetary constraints of individual projects.
    • Liaise with Design Manager to ensure designs are approved in accordance with the timescales stipulated.

    The Benefits

    • Salary - £25-28K
    • Flexible working 39 hour week 
    • Remote working option 
    • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays 
    • Company pension
    • Employee benefits scheme 
    • EV/Hybrid car lease scheme

    The Person

    The key skills and qualities of a Trainee Design Engineer are:

    • Electrical engineering qualification or background.
    • CAD experience would be beneficial.   
    • Self-motivated with a strong desire to succeed in your career.
    • Able to organise your workload and prioritise tasks
    • Highly organised, and be thorough with great attention to detail

    If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward-thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then please contact Mike Harrison at mharrison@gpsgroup.co.uk

  • Site Services Engineer
    £36,000 - £42,000
    Bristol

    GPS is part of the RSE Group, which is the largest and fastest growing Controls Group in the UK. We are looking for a person to join our site services team, to provide maintenance and technical support, and where necessary repair and modify equipment once present on customer sites.

    Duties include:

    Install, service, test and comission control panels, variable speed drives and instrumentation

    On site commissioning of electrical switchgear

    Installation and refitting of old and new equipment

    Respond to breakdowns and callouts

    Report findings to the project manager so that if necessary any works outside the original scope can be captured and charged accordingly

    Compile commissioning reports ensuring approval and signature is obtained from the client for each commissioning day

    Update and complete daily timesheets ensuring approval and signature is obtained from the client before departure

    Comply with company policies and procedures concerning safety, environment and quality, and corresponding ISO record keeping requirements

    Undertake other reaonable  tasks as may be required from time to time

    Ideally you will have the following experience and qualifications:

    City & Guilds 2330 Electrical Parts 1 & 2

    City & Guilds 2391-52 Inspection and Testing Course (optional)

    BS 7671 - 18th Edition

    Certtified PROFIBUS Installer

    3 years experience of control panel manufacture, installation and commissioning 

    Experience in lifting operations i.e. slinger signaller (optional - training provided)

    Emergency First-Aid (optional - training provided)

    PASMA  training

    We manufacture electrical switchgear, MCC's and ICA's in our Bristol factory. Candidates with relevant or related experience would be considered.

    Salary £36-£42,000 depending on experience, plus overtime and a company van

    Flexible working 

    Employee benefits scheme

    39 hour week

    Please apply via the GPS website www.gpsgroup.co.uk 

What our team says

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    Design Engineer

    GPS is well thought of by its customers because we build good panels. Designing them is rewarding because there can be a thousand parts to put together. We are using more standard design blocks now, but every panel is still different in some way.

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    Panel Wireman

    I joined GPS in 2023. I like the factory because its bright and modern, and the people work well together. Some of them started 30 years ago as apprentices are still here now, mostly managers now, so that’s a good sign.

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    Nigel Harrison

    Managing Director

    When we first started thirty years ago, we tried to be a successful business with a family feel, create a good place to work, a job with future. In 2018 we revisited that plan to create a workplace for a different time, different expectations from customers and employees alike. Starting with modernisation, we relocated to an up-to-date factory and re-equipped it. Then we developed a new range of new products that have taken us into new industry sectors that has seen us grow.

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    Stuart Squires

    Commercial Director

    Becoming a Ross-shire Engineering company in 2022 has opened up a new world of business and career prospects, with access to resources and training, and wider employment benefits within a friendly, professional working environment that allows people to thrive. With significant growth in 2023 creating new jobs, we are pleased to be recruiting for experienced engineers, graduates, and apprentices.

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    Luke Donovan

    Technical Director

    We’ve built a great team, from recent graduates to experienced engineers, creating software for controlling complex processes, writing code for PLC HMI and SCADA applications which could be for a water treatment works, a renewable energy plant, a brewery, or a mine. Its varied and challenging work with a mix of working on customer sites, and from home, but all our engineer’s come together one day a week to engage as a team, sharing information, planning projects, maybe getting a burger together after work, which makes for great team spirit. And the massive growth in industrial automation means exciting opportunities working at GPS-Links.