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Thought leadership

CBSbutler was formed out of the merger between two long-standing specialist recruitment companies, namely CBS Appointments and the UK arm of Butler International Inc.

As such, the company can attest to having garnered over half a century of experience within the Engineering, Manufacturing, Life Sciences, ICT and Business Support industries.

Today CBSbutler serves a diverse range of organisations, from blue-chip multi-nationals to high growth SMEs, across a wide geographical reach including EU, USA, Eastern Europe, Middle East, Asia and Far East.

CBSbutler has carved out an enviable industry reputation for delivering an award winning specialist service, quickly becoming an industry leader and pioneer.


Our business model is based around sector-specific practices that provide an expert focus for technical and engineering jobs. Furthermore, this tailored approach ensures an in-depth and holistic understanding of both the clients' and candidates' specific job requirements.

As a result CBSbutler can attest to having class-leading conversion and retention rates when matching candidates to specialist technical jobs.

Attracting the best technical talent

CBSbutler covers the complete spectrum of technical and functional job disciplines for engineering, manufacturing and technology-based organisations.

We cater for all levels of experience from apprenticeships and graduates, through to a wide range of blue and white collar grades, and finally senior management and executive positions.

As a result CBSbutler can offer a one-stop-shop approach to meeting both employers' and candidates' job needs.

We can access a huge pool of the best technical and engineering candidates and provide permanent, contract and interim placements across a wide spectrum of specialist industry sectors within the technical arena.


Each of our specialist divisions is staffed by consultants who are skilled within their markets, and benefit from a mixture of recruitment and industry experience.

We offer a comprehensive range of recruitment services ranging from contract/temporary staffing, contingency permanent recruitment, retained search and selection, all the way through to managed services & RPO.

In addition the company offers a broad range of complimentary and value-added services for both candidates and clients, including assessment, testing, training and coaching for hiring managers and professional guidance on legal/employment matters. 

Choice jobs in all sectors
Programme Manager > Favourite this £40000 - £48000 per annum Redhill, Surrey

Programme Manager

Would you relish working for an organisation that manufactures complex security systems that protects airports and Air travel?

They need you to manage the delivery and installation of complex equipment into airports around the world. Once installed, you will be responsible for the through-life support of the equipment facilitating service, upgrades and repairs.

Skills and Experience Required:

+ Qualified to degree level in Engineering (Mechanical or Electrical)

+ Post Graduate qualification in management or Engineering would be advantageous

+ Substantial experience in a technical project management role, managing the whole project life cycle of complex equipment installation and support

+ Healthcare or medical devices Background would be ideal.

+ Service and installation experience would be beneficial.

+ Good people/client management and influencing skills

+ Be prepared to travel 50% of the time in UK and internationally

Commissioning Engineer > Favourite this £35000 - £38000 per annum Redhill, Surrey

Commissioning Engineer

A world leading High Value Technology Equipment Manufacturer is now looking for a PLC Commissioning Engineer to join their team - integrating and commissioning their exceptional machine into the lucrative security market.

Key responsibilities;

+ System electrical start up and system testing following start-up and test procedures

+ Perform the Image Quality (IQ) machine configuration process

+ Configure and test complex matrix systems - e.g. computer workstations, servers, switches, etc.

+ Assist QA with internal testing and customer FATs

Experience and qualifications;

+ Minimum 5 years' experience with programming and integrating PLC systems

+ Ideally RsLogix or Allen Bradley products would be beneficial

+ Strong understanding of PLC systems

+ Knowledge of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic, electronic equipment or complex multi-disciplined equipment or systems. Or knowledge of HV Systems i.e. Radar or Medical.

For more information apply now

Commissioning Engineer > Favourite this £30000 - £35000 per annum Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Commissioning Engineer

Worldwide security is the highest priority for most organisations. Do you like the idea of being part of an organisation that manufactures complex security systems that protects military bases and shipping ports? If so, this position is a rare insight into one of the leading security manufacturing companies in the UK.

In this position, you will be responsible for installing PLC code and software programs, ensuring the systems are configured. This is an exciting yet challenging position, therefore energy, drive and a can do attitude are essential for this position.

For this position, you will need:

+ Experience with IFM CodeSys platform and Allen Bradley RS Logix is preferred

+ The ability to work with others in a multi-disciplinary, fast-paced product development environment

+ Experience of design for manufacture, with a background in a production environment

+ A degree in electrical engineering is preferred (equivalent industrial experience will be considered)

Apply now for more information!

Control Systems Engineer > Favourite this £35000 - £40000 per annum Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Control Systems Engineer (Allen Bradley)

My client are very much R&D focused within portable security systems, who look to employ staff with a fast thinking and creative mind, who thrive working with state of the art technology.

This is a great chance to join an organisation that are ambitious, creative and are developing world class technology.

Responsibilities would include:

+ Controls and System Integration for large equipment

+ Using industry standard protocols such as EthernetIP , Profibus and Controlnet

+ General control engineering and other PLC programming activities

+ Supporting Operations and Manufacturing with process automation

+ General systems engineering, including testing and verification.

Experience Required

+ BSc , BEng , MSc , MEng or PhD in Control Systems Engineering

+ Knowledge of PLC, SCADA , Allen Bradley Controllogix or RSlogix would be advantageous

+ PLC Programming experience, preferably with Allen Bradley Controllogix / RSlogix

Apply now for more information!

Sales Administrator and Support > Favourite this £20000 - £25000 per annum + commission Bedfordshire

Sales Administrator and Support

Milton Keynes


A leading international scientific engineering company are looking for a new Sales Support Administrator to support them in the engineering department. The company manufactures and supplies to laboratories and research sites for niche but extremely needed equipment.

Your responsibilities include:

Sales order processing e.g. Receiving PO from client, setting documents on the system, going through credit checking process, putting onto RP System, providing order confirmation, Liaising with suppliers re. Timelines of when equipment will arrive with client, invoicing, following up with client to ensure equipment has arrived and they are happy with the overall service etc.


A scientific, medical or lab based qualifications (A level or above)

Ability to carry out general admin tasks such as order processing and invoicing, able to build strong relations with clients and customers, understanding needs and specs

Commuting distance from Milton Keynes


£20-25,000 + Commission

Apply now by sending your CV to

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