APD: Technical Consultant

About us

As one of Hull’s leading tech businesses, we develop critical software and infrastructure for the emergency services and public safety control rooms. Our innovative and dynamic solutions serve, protect and connect society.   

Our technology helps to save lives daily, across the world – That’s pretty cool right?

Here in the UK, our technology is used by 69% of the Police Forces and you’ll also find APD technology at the heart of both the London Underground and Gatwick Airport. 

Further afield, we have customers in Sweden’s hospital and the Swedish Police, as well as in Ireland and Iceland. We also keep Dubai Airport, the world’s busiest international passenger airport connected.

When you join APD Communications, you’ll be part of something much bigger. From our offices in Hull, we operate as a business unit within Northgate Public Services (NPS), which is a wholly owned NEC Corporation subsidiary.

Being part of the NPS Safety Division, and the NEC Corporation, means you’re joining a worldwide team of over 100,000 operating in over 70 countries. We all share a passion for developing innovative public safety solutions that create a brighter world for us as global citizens – does this sound like you? 

Our culture 

You will be part of a fantastic team, based in Hull who really make a positive difference to the society that we live in. Life at APD is fast paced, we don’t stand still, we embrace changes in technology and the opportunities that those changes provide.

We employ ‘Geeks with Goals’, people who love what they do with a passion, that are committed to helping us grow and who truly care that they can make a difference. 

The people in our teams are our best asset, so our workplace is empowering, encouraging and everyone has a voice that is listened to. We have a flexible, trusted and collaborative environment in which our people thrive in.

Technical Consultant


About the Technical Consultant job

At APD we love all things tech! Our Technical Consultants provide technical solutions to design, pricing and quoting support to the Sales Team. They support our tender and bid processes and provide the design authority and detailed documentation.

Our Technical Consultants ensure that Sales teams are kept up-to-date with current technological developments and provide a link between the sales, operations and development functions. 



You will be responsible for?

·      Provide technical and pricing support to the Sales Team

·      Gain strong understanding of customers’ requirements and help Sales to create a solution based on APD’s standard software products.

·       Provide demonstrations/presentation support on the technical aspects of our products

·       Create detailed system design and pricing documentation required for the sales function 

·       Liaise with 3rd party suppliers to ensure that the Sales teams are kept up-to-date with current technological developments applicable to their market interest


What you have already done?

·      Strong technical skills

·      Experience of Cisco, Avaya, UC or similar

·      Good communication skills preferably some customer facing experience

·      Problem solving skills

·      Good technical writing skills


So, if you are looking for a new challenge and think APD is a place where you can develop your passion - apply now!

Please note due to the awesome work we do with the emergency services all employees must go through police vetting; this means we cannot accept applicants that do not have the last 3 years continuous residency in the UK. We cannot offer visa sponsorship.