psd’s offer in this fast-moving sector is best-in-class – bringing together decades of knowledge with up-to-the-minute recruitment insight and global connectivity.

The impact of technology on today’s industries continues to be profound. psd works with businesses focused on the future – in the automotive sector, transportation & infrastructure, defence & cyber-security.

Automotive Recruitment

Among the world’s most important economic sectors, automotive is being transformed with the advent of autonomous vehicles, alternative fuel sources, and navigation technologies – presenting a wealth of opportunities for pioneers and innovators across a wide range of skill-sets and disciplines.

psd‘s Automotive executive recruitment consultants focus on management and senior roles in areas such as Technology, Industrial Design, Customer Experience, Dealer Network Development, Management & Sales, Product Management, Marketing, Communication and Business Development, both with with global automobile manufacturers and premium brands.

Transportation & Infrastructure

While the tech revolution extends throughout the automotive sector, urban environments and infrastructure systems are evolving in parallel. psd‘s Industry practice incorporates assignments for technology-based roles in ports, airports and highways. We work on behalf of rail and freight operators, rolling stock owners and manufacturers, maintenance and renewal contractors, signalling and system engineers, as well as government-owned transport entities.

Our Transport recruitment specialists deliver search and tailored recruitment solutions at board, management and executive level within all technology-led fields, as well as HR, sales, business development, project & programme management, procurement, supply chain and operations. Additionally, we cater for opportunities in accounting, finance, construction management and signalling management & design.

Defence, Aerospace & Cyber-Security Recruitment

psd is a market leader in the recruitment of senior executives and management for the Defence & Aerospace sectors, encompassing crucial roles in the rapidly expanding spheres of cyber-security and data protection. With global expertise, we recruit for operational and functional positions worldwide.

Our specialist knowledge includes industry primes, system integrators, training, services and SMEs. We work in collaboration with leading consultancies, government agencies, private operators, VC and private equity entities.

The psd Defence & Aerospace team recruits for positions within HR, sales, business development, project and programme management, procurement, and supply chain, as well as operations and training.

psd‘s lateral perspective – together with rich, sector-specific understanding – mean both clients and candidates benefit from a wealth of specialist insight and a high level of reassurance.

Recruitment in Industry

psd operates as a trusted partner to many of the world’s leading industrial companies and and recruits at board, management and executive levels across the full spectrum of functions and specialisms. For more than 25 years, we have partnered with clients in the UK, Europe, Middle East and Asia on both a retained and contingency basis – successfully placing candidates and providing ongoing consultancy.

Example placements include:

  • Chief Executive Officer – Geospatial intelligence software, solutions & services plc.
  • Managing Director – Defence electronics manufacturer
  • Product Development Director – Mission-critical video solutions for surveillance systems
  • Sales & Marketing Director – Communications and information systems
    Marine Director – Harbour authority
  • Head of Programmes – Unmanned air systems
  • Chief Finance Officer – Defence systems
  • Programmes, Delivery & In Service Support Director – Commercial aviation training technology & services

Our clients say

I have nothing but high praise for the way I was dealt with by psd. They were courteous, helpful and especially proactive in getting me through the interview and selection process. This was particularly appreciated as I was on a tight timeline (given progress with other interviews/job offers). Following my successful appointment psd has continued to keep in touch to ensure my smooth transition into the role. I have been most grateful for the assistance and attention.

Marine Director & Harbourmaster, Milford Haven Port Authority

I have been very pleased with the service offered to me from the start to the finish of the campaign. The vacancy was a particularly “tricky” role to fill. There is nothing that I can pick fault with.

HR Director, Rolls-Royce

The service received from psd was first class. They offered the right level of communication. When we re-start our recruitment drive, I shall be calling psd, and would not have a problem recommending in the future.

Contract Manager, RWE

psd managed the process flawlessly to a successful conclusion. Very personable, professional and strives to ensure that all parties are satisfied – going that extra mile with respect to managing communication.

Head of Engineering, Selex

psd exceeded my expectations. The candidates shortlisted fulfilled the brief extremely well, whilst still preserving a good level of variety. psd were extremely professional throughout and a pleasure to deal with.

Head of HR UK, Yokogawa Europe BV

Richard is in a small, yet exclusive club of recruiters that I would do business with again. He is professional, structured and constructive with his feedback and personal with his advice. I wholeheartedly recommend Richard and his services to any professional seeking their next challenge or any company seeking their next high performing leader.

Program Director, Thales GTS

A wealth of knowledge and experience in the defence sector along with outstanding interpersonal skills.

Head of PR & Communications, Rolls-Royce

A great understanding of our strategy and has been invaluable in the liaison role between us and the candidates. First class service.

HR Director & Ethics Officer, L-3 Communications Link Simulation & Training UK Ltd

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