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Prefect Controls is a small but ‘prefectly’ formed business that designs and manufactures heating control systems, kitchen safety devices and lighting controls.

Founded in 1997, Prefect has carved a specialist niche in the market and in recent years has experienced substantial growth.

Based in Sudbury, Suffolk, we have a national reach serving customers that run multi-occupancy dwellings such as student accommodation and hotels.

Our business

Our focus is on monitoring and saving energy and our products are responsible for cutting energy costs by up to 40%.

We have a large product range comprising heating, lighting and safety devices that have been specifically designed for our market.

Our flagship brands are Irus, Ecostat, HobSafe and HobSensus.

Irus logo in purple
Irus building energy management controller PRE2000CU3

Irus is a centrally controlled system that minimises energy use in space and water heating. Managers can control individual rooms and water tanks, remotely, via our internet Portal. Environmental conditions are also monitored, and alerts are sent if unusual levels of Humidity, CO2, Light or Decibels are registered, or if water leaks are detected.

Ecostat2 logo in green and grey
PRE5203EC2 Intelligent thermostat with PIR and user variable adjustment

Ecostat provides the same room heating control as Irus, but is programmed locally using a dedicated infrared handset.

Hobsafe logo in red and grey
PRE9276 Hob run-back timer 30Amp

HobSafe is a timer that is connected to electric hobs and switches the unit off after a pre-determined time.

HobSensus has a 64-zone sensor that scans the cooking surface. If it detects dangerous temperature levels it will sound an alarm. If action is not taken the power to the hob will be cut. Likewise, if a hob is left on and the kitchen is unattended, HobSensus will turn it off after a pre-determined time.

The Prefect team

We are a quirky bunch of dedicated professionals’ intent on satisfying the unique requirements of each customer.

We have a ‘can do, hands on’ attitude across the board. Between us we bring technical, creative, resourceful, and methodical qualities to whichever roles we perform.

Our customers

We are predominantly a business-to-business organisation.

Our customers run multi-occupancy dwellings such as student accommodation, hotels, holiday parks and care homes.

Our brand

Cleverly simple.

A phrase that was coined in 1997, and still holds true today.

In everything we do, we endeavour to achieve maximum impact, effortlessly.


We maximise functionality, and make it intuitive.


We develop complex electronics, that are reliable and robust.


Individual customer requirements are understood, because of our experience.


Our products achieve results, and are cost-effective.


Technically advanced configurations are quickly and efficiently connected.


Our products are sophisticated, but are easy to use.

Electrical Engineer/Project Manager

Job Type: Full time, Permanent

Location: Sudbury, Suffolk (office based) / On site (nationally)

Working Hours: 09:00 – 17:00*

Salary: £30,000 – £40,000 per annum



  • Company pension
  • Company car provided (Hybrid/EV)
  • Flexible working locations
  • Complete Support package for role
  • Professional development training


The Role – Electrical Engineer/Project Manager:

Here at Prefect Controls we design clever but simple to use products that help our customers use energy – efficiently.  We have identified a market that has a unique requirement for control devices that limit the energy input to a room in terms of time and temperature, while retaining a comfortable environment. We recognise the urgency with which the climate crisis needs to be addressed and are part of the solution for using less energy. As a result, our business has expanded, and we need to increase our capacity within our project management team, with the appointment of a Technical Project Manager.



  • To be able to take projects from sale confirmation to completion.
  • Conduct site surveys, specification of Prefect products and on-site commissioning of systems.
  • Have the ability to resolve any technical issues that arise.
  • The role requires substantial travelling and overnight stays in cities and towns throughout the UK.

As part of our tight-knit team the candidate can expect a complete support package with which to conduct their job; Knowledge transfer – from senior management – to understand the Prefect product range and typical issues faced during a project; IT support – ensuring communications and information storage/retrieval is efficient and seamless when working remotely.

Most projects will take place on university campuses or privately owned student accommodation.


Person Specification – Technical Project Manager:

  • Electrical qualifications would be advantageous, but not essential.
  • An understanding of electrical circuits, loads and configuration of equipment.
  • Willingness and ability to engage with potential clients demonstrating energy solutions.
  • Experience of working in the electrical industry would be advantageous.
  • Ability to demonstrate understanding of more technical aspects of our systems.
  • A hands-on, can-do attitude and to like nothing better than solving problems.
  • Ability to organise and manage workload effectively.
  • Clean full driving licence.

Please apply in writing to the address below; email Glen Golding, Managing Director, attaching your CV; or use the application form to submit your details.

Prefect Controls Ltd. Unit 2 Church Field Business Park, Church Field Road, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2YF

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