Graduate job

Are you ready to unleash your technical creativity? Innovation is the driving force behind everything we do at P&G. You'll be in the ideal place to work on ground-breaking improvements related to the manufacturing and processing of our leading products with smart, connected technologies. Our aim is to ignite your potential and equip you to enhance the capability and performance of our drives, networks, and control systems.

This opportunity is for a Controls Engineer to join Procter & Gamble as our Power Controls & Information Systems (PC&IS) Leader at our Reading Manufacturing Plant working on drives, controls, instrumentation, and networks.

In this role you will project manage, design, deliver and validate market leading equipment to produce and improve the production of our products.

You will be responsible for the design and specification of upgraded machine controls systems for our existing machines and specifying controls requirements for new vendor-built machines.

  • Development of controls design from concept to deployment, covering all aspects from Power Controls & Information Systems involvement including hardware and software design, machine commissioning and install.

  • Lead the continuous improvement of manufacturing Power Controls & Information Systems and online instrumentation by working within established product and equipment to build controls capability internally.

  • Manage the technical leadership of a project through during the complete design, manufacture, debug and implementation & commissioning phases both at vendors and receiving sites globally with potential extensive travel.

  • Effectively manage project plans including detailed milestone setting and timeline generation to ensure key milestones are met in line with overall program timings.

  • Provide ongoing daily support through capability building to our technical manufacturing resources.

  • Develop ongoing improvement strategy for our manufacturing controls networks.

  • Lead and manage the Power Controls & Information Systems team (currently three people)


  • A wide range of challenging assignments in one of the most influential companies in the world. We don’t just offer a job; we offer a career with varying assignments and lots of development opportunities

  • Competitive Salary and Benefits: We consistently benchmark our salaries against top competitors and every P&G employee’s salary is reviewed at least annually so there is ample room for growth. On top of your salary you’ll receive can enjoy lots of benefits including a competitive double-matched pension scheme, private health insurance, participation in a stock ownership scheme and discounted products and perks. To find more information about our benefits package, click 'apply' below and head to our benefits page.

  • Bonus Programme: As this is a management position, on top of your salary you’ll receive an annual bonus

  • Coaching & Development: you’ll receive career development opportunities within a Top Employer of choice organisation. You will work with passionate people and receive ongoing coaching and mentoring from your line manager and other colleagues.

  • Dynamic and respectful international work environment – employees are at the core, we value every individual and encourage initiatives, promoting agility and work/life balance

Job Qualifications


  • Strong engineering aptitude/background. BSc or higher required in Electrical Engineering, Automation Engineering or related field such as Mechatronics or Robotic Engineering.

  • Expertise in industrial imaging, instrumentation, electronics, controls, and communication networks

  • Ability to generate detailed functional specifications which includes technology search, decision matrix assessment and making recommendations on the best value option.

  • Able to program PLC, HMI, Motion, safety applications & vision systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and coordinate diverse, multifunctional teams to deliver desired business outcomes, leading and influencing your peers and others.

  • Proven ability to solve complex problems - clearly defining issues, communicating critical barriers/help needed, and developing and implementing creative solutions.

Advantageous: Specific experience with Cognex systems, Rockwell hardware/software, and industrial sensors; use of Autocad.

Just So You Know, at Procter & Gamble #WeSeeEqual

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. At P&G we strive to build a culture where everyone feels welcome, included, and able to bring their full selves to work.

We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process. Please let us know if you require an accommodation during the application process.

Please make sure to wait to hear back from us regarding your accommodation before proceeding with the online assessment, we thank you in advance for your patience.

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