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Peter Heap Principal Consultant posted 10 months ago

As featured in ADS Advance, Peter Heap, senior consultant, aerospace and defence division at Jonathan Lee Recruitment, explains why the unmanned air vehicle (UAV) sector provides opportunities for ex-forces technicians and engineers.

According to the Government’s recent consultation response "Unlocking the UK's High-Tech Economy: Consultation on the Safe Use of Drones in the UK", Goldman Sachs predicted that the global spend on drones in construction, agriculture insurance and infrastructure inspection between 2016 and 2020 would be almost $20 billion. This would be matched by predicted retail and consumer global sales in 2020 of 7.8 million drones, totalling around $3.3 billion.

In the 2016 report "Clarity from Above", PwC estimates that the global drone application market would be worth more than £120 billion by 2025. Large-scale capital projects, infrastructure maintenance and agriculture will account for more than half of the predicted market, as the technology enables easier and safer accessibility, big data capability and delivers process improvements across a range of commercial applications and industries. 

While a substantial amount of investment in UAV technology has been for military applications, BI Intelligence predicts that most growth in the UAV industry will be on the civilian side, with an expected compound growth rate of 19% between 2015 and 2020 compared with 5% growth on the military side.  


With more than £250 million components being exported by the UK in 2015 for the rapidly expanding global UAV market, it is not surprising that this emerging technology represents an exciting opportunity for ex-military engineers with related skill-sets. 

Commercial application of UAV


A pioneer in the sector, the UK has a number of specialist companies working in the UAV industry across the full spectrum of applications. As a recruitment consultancy that specialises in engineering and manufacturing, we have seen a rapid rise in the global market for UAVs being matched by demand for specialist engineers to design, develop and maintain fleets. 

One of the key drivers in commercial markets adopting UAV is safety, to remove pilots from hazardous situations, however, they are proving valuable in an increasingly diverse range of applications.

Traditionally used in the military, it is not surprising that the commercial sector sees ex-military personnel as a natural fit for emerging civilian roles. The requirement for UAV specialist skill-sets is set to intensify as UAV penetrates new applications and markets.

From planning search and rescue missions in isolated geographical and remote locations through to everyday applications, UAV technology is being adopted to an array of industries. Applications include defence and border control, recording and monitoring coastal erosion, analysing geographical changes, planning flood defences, supporting inspection to predicting maintenance programmes in agriculture, forestry, construction, energy and transport infrastructure. 

From fixed wing, rotary blade and hybrid systems, through to sophisticated imaging and data gathering, UAVs are being developed to adapt to a wide range of practical applications. These include specific tasks such as crop spraying, 3D scanning of bridges and structures or even helping to identify and tackle forest fires. 

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SPECIALIST SKILLSWhile there will naturally be a crossover of skills for military UAV trained pilots, the skill-sets in demand will go well beyond piloting the craft, with career opportunities that parallel any aircraft. This particularly offers rich pickings for military trained mechanical engineers, avionic engineers, electrical engineers and project chiefs.In fact, opportunities will be available for anyone that can bring field-based military experience of remote piloting, sensor operation, data analysis, image analysis, maintenance, modification and operational support. Demand for power and propulsion systems, navigation systems, batteries, controllers and cameras experts will also increase as regulation and competition in the sector intensifies and UAV applications evolve.Developing UAV technology requires technical experience and qualifications in areas such as aeronautical engineering, electronics, robotics and mechanical engineering. Commercial roles in terms of sales for both suppliers and manufacturers are also in growing demand.As the market matures there will be increasing demand for maintenance and repair roles and people with the capability to customise units or to perform specific industry-related tasks. UAV careers are poised for take off According the MoD’s official provider of Armed Forces Resettlement, The Career Transition Partnership, more than 14,000 skilled and experienced individuals leave the armed forces each year. With roles ranging from maintenance technicians, pilots, operators, design engineers, systems engineers and software engineers, the industry is particularly keen to recruit professionals with operational experience in hazardous environments or anyone from a military or defence environment that has the life experience and skill-sets needed for these demanding roles.We see engineering skills in demand across the board but the UAV sector is particularly well-suited to ex-forces personnel as they are well versed in the safety aspects of the available roles. For the many HM Forces engineers entering civilian life and indeed, anyone with an aerospace engineering background with an emphasis on technical compliance and safety, prospects in the UAV sector have never been better. 

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SPECIALIST SKILLS


While there will naturally be a crossover of skills for military UAV trained pilots, the skill-sets in demand will go well beyond piloting the craft, with career opportunities that parallel any aircraft. This particularly offers rich pickings for military trained mechanical engineers, avionic engineers, electrical engineers and project chiefs.

In fact, opportunities will be available for anyone that can bring field-based military experience of remote piloting, sensor operation, data analysis, image analysis, maintenance, modification and operational support. 

Demand for power and propulsion systems, navigation systems, batteries, controllers and cameras experts will also increase as regulation and competition in the sector intensifies and UAV applications evolve.

Developing UAV technology requires technical experience and qualifications in areas such as aeronautical engineering, electronics, robotics and mechanical engineering. Commercial roles in terms of sales for both suppliers and manufacturers are also in growing demand.

As the market matures there will be increasing demand for maintenance and repair roles and people with the capability to customise units or to perform specific industry-related tasks. 

UAV careers are poised for take off 

According the MoD’s official provider of Armed Forces Resettlement, The Career Transition Partnership, more than 14,000 skilled and experienced individuals leave the armed forces each year. 

With roles ranging from maintenance technicians, pilots, operators, design engineers, systems engineers and software engineers, the industry is particularly keen to recruit professionals with operational experience in hazardous environments or anyone from a military or defence environment that has the life experience and skill-sets needed for these demanding roles.

We see engineering skills in demand across the board but the UAV sector is particularly well-suited to ex-forces personnel as they are well versed in the safety aspects of the available roles. 

For the many HM Forces engineers entering civilian life and indeed, anyone with an aerospace engineering background with an emphasis on technical compliance and safety, prospects in the UAV sector have never been better. 

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Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer Permanent Lichfield Night Shift (18.00pm - 04.00am) Monday-Thursday Salary up to £38,000 + shift allowance Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Maintenance Engineer for a well-known establishment based in Lichfield. This is an excellent opportunity with immediate start for the right candidate. As a Maintenance Engineer your duties will be: Multi Skilled Mechanical & Electrical maintenance duties Reactive & Preventative maintenance Fault finding on PLC's Maintain & update CMMS Investigating production issues Maintaining maintenance service agreements As a Maintenance engineer you will have: Experience of working Mechanical & electrical maintenance Understanding of PLC's Ability to work individually & as part of a team Experience of working on reactive & preventative maintenance Ability to read Engineering drawings Immediate interviews available for the right candidate, with lots of overtime available in busy periods. For more information then please call or email Kieron at Jonathan Lee.

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Design Manager - Bespoke Machinery

Job title: Design Manager - Bespoke Machinery Salary Range; Up to £50,000 per annum Location: Tamworth This well-established bespoke machine manufacturer are seeking a Design Manager for their Tamworth Office. A Design Manager is required with Project Management and Special Purpose Machines knowledge. Candidates with experience of the Automotive, Aerospace and Pharmaceutical industries would be well received. Due to planned expansion this company, based in Tamworth requires an organised Design Manager with Automation and Robotics experience for a new permanent role. As a Design Manager, you will be required to: Oversee all department designs for Special Purpose Machinery in line with client requirements and company ethos. Efficiently managed projects and drive to completion whilst co-ordinating teams and overseeing all technical aspects including mechanical, electrical and software. Supervise the bill of materials, suppliers and budget and achieve profitable project completion within budgets and time scales. The Design Manager should have the following skills or experience: Relevant qualifications and with a background in Special Purpose Machines and Automation. Previous experience within Project and People Management, and effective team working, communication and delegation skills. Knowledge of appropriate software packages ideally SolidWorks, 3D CAD and BOMS. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Special Purpose Machinery to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Tamworth-based Automation company will offer you: Up to £50,000 per annum 20 days holiday plus bank holidays. 39 working hours a week Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Project Management and Automation Design and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design Manager role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Tamworth, Staffordshire

SVO Project Leader

Job title: SVO Project Leader Salary Range: £39,000 to £41,000 Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire An SVO Project Leader is required with knowledge of NPI and launch activities. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Project Leaders have a wide range of roles and responsibilities, engaging all areas of the business, from Design, Purchasing, Product Development, Launch Teams, Manufacturing, After Sales, Dealerships and supply base. They also work with the quality engineers to bring new products into production through the development of parts and supply base, work closely with manufacturing colleagues to ensure they leave the factory at the required quality standard and monitor the success of the end product via our After Sales and network of dealerships worldwide. Constant interaction with people and the drive to make the highest quality sports cars in the world requires flexible engineers with good communication and team work skills and a thirst for problem solving. All of this ensures a wide ranging and absorbing job experience. Key Responsibilities and Tasks Manage the introduction of new models from a quality aspect; from concept through to launch. Work within Programme Steering Team structure to achieve technical, process and timing deliverables during product development and launch. Develop and implement plans and activities in order to deliver continued improvements in product and delivery from a quality perspective. Drive lessons learned reviews with Design from initial concept through to engineering on finished vehicles to ensure no repeat issues from previous models and robustness of new designs. Co-ordinate activities of Quality and Supplier Preparation engineers to ensure programme targets are met. Set and ensure project Quality Key Point Indicators and Programme targets are met by working closely with all departments to drive down defects particularly during Production Trials. Work with the Projects Manager to design and source any master fixtures required liaising with other departments to ensure all requirements are accounted for, coordinate and lead fixture build activities and report out results. Work with Inspection Engineering and Audit Operations to ensure inspection preparation and trial build requirements are met. Maintain reports to be communicated both up and down, from engineers to Vice President, of programme direction, requirements and any open issues. To be done weekly locally and the confidence to present in programme gateways. Work with the other project leaders to ensure NMO engineers focus is on the right projects at the right time. Qualifications and Experience: Technical education to degree level or equivalent. Experience of project management and the ability to influence engineers and management in order to progress plans and activities. Able to apply problem solving techniques to improve process capability, repeatability and reliability both internally and externally. Able to make presentations to Director level. Knowledge of Quality Tools and techniques for built in quality in design advantageous. High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques is also an advantage Positive and proactive approach, with ability to work well in a team to engage others in problem solving. Able to work autonomously and as part of a team in a dynamic and changing environment. In return for your experience, this Gaydon-based Automotive company will offer you: £39,000 to £41,000 annual salary Access to car schemes. Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost. Health Shield Cash Plan. 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. Individual Performance Bonus (IPB). Contributory pension scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the SVO Project Leader role, please contact Georgia Silk at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 147.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Foam Engineer

A Foam Engineer is required to join a Tier 1 automotive supplier in Coventry. Position Focus will be: · Design and engineering of foam seating pads for automotive customers · Interaction with seat complete, trim, comfort, safety, durability and other engineering disciplines · Communicate timing, progress and applied engineering and design principles applied internally and to the customer · Support regulatory government and customer requirements. Requirements: · Knowledge of Polyurethane foam materials, design guidelines, interaction with seat complete and testing standards · Seat foam design knowledge of seat Cushion / Back foam and automotive requirements · Strong technical background in urethane/polymer materials, tooling, and processing · Strong technical background in Polyurethane formulation and their relation to automotive seating pad applications · Strong communication skills and ability to create and deliver formal presentations · Analysis and interpretation of data · Appropriate formal qualifications in Chemical/Mechanical/Materials Engineering or related field Specific Skills: · Experience design and engineering products to meet automotive standards and internal criteria · Knowledge of new automotive material specification development and approval · Experience working with design/product engineering to optimize material performance and type · Experience with supplier development process and relations to support automotive seating · Experience supporting R&D programs on advanced technology and application to seating · Working knowledge of physical testing on products related to seating · Knowledge of environmentally friendly products · Automotive specification interpretation and application · Support of cost optimization initiatives To apply for this position please contact Rachel Meacham.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer

Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer - 52426 £23.00 Ltd Co Brentwood Automotive A Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer is required with strong organisation and communication skills. Our client a leading Automotive OEM based in Brentwood requires a Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer with excellent computer and Microsoft skills for a new contract role. As a Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer you will be responsible for: Addressing corporate, trade, business and financial news media issues as part of the corporate team and interacting with national, regional and specialist print, broadcast and web media. Subject headings include technology, manufacturing, vehicle sales and service, employment and diversity issues. Establishing and developing direct working relationships with the key media in the subject headings above. Establishing strong relationships with key contacts within the SMMT to align with industry positions in a dynamic, rapidly-changing media environment Forging new internal external UK media contacts within in the area of Smart Mobility in order to build awareness of this key new investment, and keep pace with its rapid growth Support C&PA leadership in the development of positioning and response paperwork in the rapidly evolving and complex areas of the business such as Brexit, C02/NOx emissions etc Maintaining a comprehensive contacts list for all key media categorised by media type, platform and subject matter. Establish and develop internal relationships with departments such as HR, Manufacturing, Engineering, Marketing, Sales, Land etc. to support corporate affairs activities. Development and dissemination of proactive news and feature stories. Development of general media materials (press releases, statements, Q&As, etc.) for the corporate affairs team. Supporting events and heritage operations managed by the corporate team. Ensuring a first-class reactive communication response service to media enquiries. Briefing photographers and managing photographic/video shoots supporting corporate communications. With the news manager, corporate affairs, maintain a day-to-day working relationship between corporate affairs department in the UK and Germany. Responsible for overseeing the Heritage Centre operation, including leading two hourly employees, strategic operation of 100 assets, health and safety responsibility etc. The Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer should have the following skills or experience: Confident and outgoing manner Comfortable communicating with external media and senior leadership alike Outstanding writing and analysis skills appropriate for print and social media. Knowledge of and ability to interact positively with social and web media. Interpersonal skills enabling strong relationship building internally and externally. General IT skills: Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, etc. Academic qualifications appropriate to the auto industry and public affairs. A driving licence and demonstrated interest in cars and the automotive industry. Experience of either PR, Marketing or communications role This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with previous administration experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Brentwood based automotive company will offer you: £23.00 Ltd Co If you have any questions about the Corporate Affairs & Smart Mobility Press Officer role or would like to apply, please contact Tina Field at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 889259 Unfortunately candidates requiring visa sponsorship CANNOT be considered for this role. To apply you MUST have either an EU/UK passport or a Visa that does not require sponsorship

Contract / Brentwood, Essex

Application Engineer

Application Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Dunton Automotive An Application Engineer is required to provide technical support and guidance to users of proprietary software and hardware products through outstanding customer service and support. Candidates with knowledge of powertrain calibration, CAN communications and vehicle instrumentation would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a provider of user friendly software and high reliability hardware solutions for the measurement, calibration and diagnostics (MCD) sector in Dunton, requires a proactive Application Engineer to provide high quality, timely and thorough customer support. As an Application Engineer you will be required to: Be the direct point of technical contact for a large customer base Be involved throughout entire customer interaction with company's products including technical support and customer training Develop product demonstrations and application examples Maintain expert knowledge of all company's products and third-party tools EG MathWorks Participate in testing and validation of products - including software - prior to market release Perform benchmark research to determine a product's ability to solve specific customer problems Production of weekly activity reports in combination with the OEM's internal systems to provide transparency on progress via Key Performance Indicators The Application Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in an engineering discipline Knowledge of automotive electronic control system development processes, as well as software/hardware architectures Understanding of control system communications and diagnostic protocols Understanding of .net, python and MATLAB programming Knowledge of Horiba emission systems. Experience with MathWorks® products including MATLAB®, Simulink®, Simulink Coder ™ (formally known as Real-Time Workshop®), Real-Time Workshop Embedded Coder®, Stateflow® and Stateflow coder. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with application engineering experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Dunton based MCD supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Application Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Application Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Senior Engineer Trim and Final assembly

Job title: Senior Engineer Trim and Final Assembly Salary Range: £38,000 to £40,000 Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire A Senior Engineer is required with a strong background in Trim and Final Assembly. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. The Senior Engineer will be part of the Manufacturing Engineering function responsible for the delivery of vehicle programmes from manufacturing feasibility / original concept and design, through to and including current production. You will be responsible for delivering robust assembly processes, moving the company into its next generation of production tooling and assembly processes, including process and quality improvements. The successful candidate will have experience of managing workloads of reporting Engineers, and will have experience of facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, work station layout planning and problem resolution. You will ensure that the highest quality build standards are achieved whilst ensuring the health & safety of staff and technicians is never compromised. Key Responsibilities & Tasks: Leadership: To representing Manufacturing Engineering at regular management feedback meetings, programme Gateways and have the ability to cascade information effectively. You will also need to facilitate meetings and Virtual build events. Process: To produce detailed process operation sheets including visual aids, torque & tooling detail, quality requirements and safety information. Facilities / Layout: Working with Logistics & Facilities Engineers to determine efficient station layouts including modifications to existing facilities, racking & part presentation requirements, liaising with external suppliers of equipment and compiling necessary documents for implementation and approval. Manpower: Working with Industrial Engineers to develop effective manpower requirements reflecting volume mix and model specification including methods improvements to achieve hours per car target. Tooling: To select the appropriate (volume representative) Jigs and Fixtures, including specialised hand tools and power tool requirements to meet vehicle quality and hours per car targets whilst ensuring operator safety targets are achieved. Health and Safety: To liaise with the Health & Safety department to ensure all processes & materials are suitable for the manufacturing environment. Project Environmental Checklists will also be required when raising Project requests. PD Support: To work with the product development team from feasibility stage through virtual builds and onto to Job#1 delivery, ensuring due consideration is given to design for assembly, fool proofing techniques and ease of assembly. Quality Improvements: To liaise with product development to ensure new or modified product content is integrated seamlessly into the production environment. Technical Support: Provide advice / information to other business areas regarding production build sequence and technical specifications. Qualifications & Experience: A recognised engineering apprenticeship with substantial experience in the Motor Vehicle environment. ONC or equivalent minimum qualification required, Engineering Degree preferred. Substantial Manufacturing Engineering experience, an ability to interrogate and interpret technical data and a good understanding of industry Manufacturing Engineering procedures and standards. In return for your experience, this Gaydon-based Automotive company will offer you: £38,000 to £40,000 annual salary Access to car schemes. Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost. Health Shield Cash Plan. 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. Individual Performance Bonus Contributory pension scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Engineer role, please contact Georgia Silk at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 147.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Software Controls Principal Engineer - EV and Hybrid

Software Controls Principal Engineer - EV and Hybrid Vehicle - Permanent - Nuneaton - £ 40 - 62k DOE Our client is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. They are seeking a Software Controls Principal Engineer to help shape the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle technologies of the future. You will make significant contributions to the business strategy in relation to future automotive trends. What you will do As Software Controls Principal Engineer; Automotive strategy development through prototype modelling using MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow. Deliver technical assistance and proposal content into the Business Development team in support of proposals and new business development. Develop safety related control systems utilising IS026262 methodologies. Support the generation of system and sub-system requirements. Produce documentation to a high standard. What you will need As Software Controls Principal Engineer; A relevant engineering degree, with a preference for a higher degree eg. PhD. Experience of development of software control strategies using MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow. Demonstrable experience in working to full software V-cycle. Exposure to automotive functional safety. Have a broad understanding of key components of electric vehicle powertrains. An understanding of C programming, vehicle network protocols and configuration management systems would be highly desirable. What you will get As Software Controls Principal Engineer; An excellent salary, supportive culture, flexible working & benefits. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Software Controls Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson or by emailing their CV and covering letter.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Software Controls Project Engineer - EV and Hybrid

Software Controls Project Engineer - EV and Hybrid - Permanent - Nuneaton. Salary Range: £27,708 - £48,136 Our well-known automotive engineering client is seeking software simulation engineers for the control of EV and Hybrid propulsion systems to support the generation of software requirements for these systems. Man duties: Automotive strategy development through prototype modelling, utilising Matlab / Simulink / Stateflow Developing safety related control systems utilising ISO26262 methodologies Supporting the generation of system or software level requirements Verification and Validation of controls software Conducting prototype integration and testing on full scale prototype vehicles Essential skills and experience: Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow skills for development of software control strategies and plant models Demonstrable experience in working to elements of the software V-Cycle Working with requirements and contributing to requirements capture Appreciation of Functional Safety Technical knowledge of electric/ hybrid vehicle powertrains Excellent communication skills Be a self-starter and able to execute designated tasks accurately and within timing and budget constraints Have well-developed analytical skills - rigorous but pragmatic Used to working in a team - adopts a collaborative and open working ethos and also demonstrates the ability to perform critical reviews Be willing to travel and work flexibly: The job is likely to involve periods of 1 week at a time spent overseas approximately 2 or 3 times per year. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities within the UK Have a full UK driving license Preferred experience and skills: MIL, SIL and HIL validation methods Broad understanding of Electrical and Electronic systems Specific exposure to automotive functional safety (ISO26262) Working with configuration management systems Proficiency in C or C++ programming If you are interested in this role, please apply now or send your CV

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

EDS Developer / Engineer

EDS Developer / Engineer - Gothenburg, Sweden Electrical Distribution System (EDS) are responsible for developing the electrical distribution system, the wiring harness and the wiring harness components. EDS are responsible for several different harnesses, low, mid and high voltage. We are looking for Design/Lead Engineers who wants to join our agile teams and has experience from harness or component design. The Design/Lead Engineers are responsible for their wire harness designs from concept phase to the final product (build to print). They work closely with the suppliers, CAD engineers and manufacturing engineers. Daily responsibilities: * Review of EDS wiring harnesses * Review of wire harness packaging * Keep contact with suppliers and manufacturing engineers regarding updates and changes * Responsible for handle and determine possible redesigns to solve issues found in testing and manufacturing * Responsible for handling design related quality issues * Responsible for ÄO Required: * University Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, or equivalent experience * Well versed in Volvo Cars product development process * Experience from the wire harness manufacturing process * Fluent in English (written and spoken) Meritorious: * EDS work experience * KDP experience * Teamcenter experience * CATIA V5 experience To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Senior Engineer

Job title: Senior Engineer Salary Range: £36,000 to £39,000 Location: Gaydon, Warwickshire A Senior Engineer is required with knowledge of new product launch and strong problem-solving skills. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. The Senior Engineer you will have a wide range of roles and responsibilities, engaging all areas of the business, from Design, Purchasing, Product Development, Launch Teams, Manufacturing, After Sales, Dealerships and the supply base. In the manufacturing plant at Gaydon, engineers bring new products into production through the development of parts, vehicle and supply base. Lead engineers also work closely with their manufacturing colleagues and monitor the success of the end product via the After Sales and network of dealerships worldwide. This ensures a wide ranging and absorbing job experience. Manage the delivery of off tool, off process 100% accurate parts and final part approval for responsible commodities through PPAP Use of automotive engineering quality tools (i.e. DFMEA, PFMEA, PPAP, APQP, 8D, PPS) Confirm supplier manufacturing capacity status and ensure no negative impact to supply and quality during new model launch. Work closely with our supply base to define improvement plans. Drive quality history reviews and campaign prevention related activities to ensure no repeat issues from previous models. Agree the vehicle and parts quality requirement with PD, programme, manufacturing and suppliers to exceed customer expectations. The Senior Engineer should have the below skills and experience: Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work in teams of various sizes, across all areas and influence the delivery of those teams. Experienced problem solver. Skills in reliability and robustness engineering. Knowledge of Quality Tools and techniques for design. High degree of numeracy and knowledge of statistical techniques is also an advantage. Proven ability to lead cross functional team meetings and define clear improvement action plans. Ability to self-manage and work under pressure to deliver quality, production and engineering requirements and thrive in a dynamic and changing environment. In return for your experience, this Gaydon-based Automotive company will offer you: £36,000 to £39,000 annual salary Access to car schemes. Private Medical Cover - Single cover, Family cover at an additional cost. Health Shield Cash Plan. 26 days annual leave + statutory bank holidays. Individual Performance Bonus (IPB). Contributory pension scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Engineer role, please contact Georgia Silk at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 147.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Principal Electric Drives Engineer

Principal Electric Drives Engineer - Birmingham - £ 55-60k DOE A Principal Electric Drives Engineer is required for a rapidly expanding automotive pumps company, to work in the area of advanced technology solutions for commercial electric vehicle applications. This market-leading business is looking to recruit an experienced electric drives engineer to support current programmes and new product development. As Principal Electric Drives Engineer - you will be required to Establish and lead a team specialising in the specification, design, control, development, test and benchmarking of electric machines. Lead the definition of system architectures and technical solutions to meet client requirements. Produce innovative electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal design solutions to achieve the performance requirements of the electric machines. Supervise build and testing of electric machines and controller hardware and software. Manage electric drives activities from requirements capture to product delivery. As Principal Electric Drives Engineer - you will have A wide range of experience in designing, developing and controlling a variety of electric machine types, preferably gained in the automotive or aerospace sectors. Experience of motor and control design for 12, 24 and 48V applications. A degree or PhD in an electric drives related field. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in an ever-expanding field. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Drives Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineer

Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineer - China - £ Highly Competitive DOE An Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineer is required for China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. This is an exceptional opportunity for a highly skilled Expert Engineer to influence a portfolio of advanced vehicles. In addition the successful candidate will receive an outstanding remuneration package and relocation support for this China-based role. As Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineer you will deliver advanced engineering solutions, of the highest standard, to fast-paced and technically-challenging projects. As Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineer - you will be required to Understand the development trends and state-of-the-art of automotive electronic control technology, and define the functions of the vehicle electrical and electronic system according to vehicle and regulatory requirements. Hold responsibility for the design of the vehicle electrical and electronic architecture program, formulate evaluation algorithms and evaluation indicators, write technical requirements for vehicle-level electrical systems, and release vehicle architecture plans. Formulate vehicle-level electrical standards and specifications, be responsible for solving the problems related to the electrical structure of the vehicle, and summarise the development experience and lessons, and improve the electrical structure FMEA As Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineer - you will have Significant automotive electrical product development experience or vehicle electrical architecture design experience. Familiarity with international standards and automotive electrical regulations. Bachelor degree or above, in electrical engineering, vehicle engineering, systems engineering, automation, mechatronics or electronic information engineering. Good communication and project coordination skills; What you will get: A unique opportunity with an extremely competitive salary and benefits package, the opportunity to work on exciting and dynamic projects. Suitably qualified and experienced Electronic and Electrical Architecture Expert Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / China, China

Senior Engineer - Control

Senior Engineer - Control - Leamington Spa - £ 45-50k DOE A Senior Engineer - Control is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Operating in a variety of sectors including supporting some of the world's premium car manufacturers, our client uses expert knowledge to provide a full product engineering and development service. As Senior Engineer - Control, you will work on the specification, design, development and calibration of driveline and transmission control systems. An increasing proportion of the work will be in the area of powertrain and hybrid technology. As Senior Engineer - Control - you will be required to Provide effective control engineering solutions to engineering challenges. Implement model-based design techniques for automotive applications. Manage the technical and commercial aspects of projects, including developing customer relationships. Take responsibility for delivery of key software components. Produce high quality documentation and communicate effectively to client companies. As Senior Engineer - Control you will have 1st Class Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. A sound understanding of vehicle systems and vehicle powertrain. An understanding of automatic transmission operation and the associated control requirements. A high level of skill in algorithm modelling ( MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow) What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic high-profile projects in a fantastic facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Process Engineer (Automation)

Process Engineer (Automation) Good permanent salary Birmingham Manufacturing This is an immediate start opportunity for an Automation Process Engineer to work for a global manufacturer in Birmingham; the Automation Process Engineer position will be responsible for developing and maintaining the existing automation lines and integrating new machinery into the lines for new products. It's a quite an immersive role which incorporates the following: Maintaining and integration of existing automation lines Working with designers to provide feedback on design functionality prior to integration (this includes some budgetary responsibility Managing the project once agreed which includes coordination with suppliers and then delivery of the project in-house Introducing new products to existing lines The Automation Process Engineer role is working with a company that heavily use hydraulics so knowledge of this area is a must; the company can offer the following for this Automation Process Engineer opportunity: Good basic salary Benefits Day hours Training and development If this Automation Process Engineer position is of interest, then please get in touch to discuss the role in more detail using 01384 446125 or send the CV to me.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Function Owner (Exterior Lighting)

Job Title: Lead Engineer - Exterior Lighting Location: Gothenburg A Lead Engineer with experience in exterior lighting is required to join a leading automotive organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a 6 month contract position, and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a fantastic organisation overseas. Job Duties: Create function for all Exterior Lighting within different project. Good knowledge of Volvo Cars development process, systems and tools Interest and knowledge in car design and verification, preferably with specialisation in exterior lighting area Skilled and experienced working in SharePoint Fluent in English, written and spoken Driver's license "B" Personal qualities Strong management skills and drive for result Excellent verbal and written communication skills and able to communicate with different stakeholders within and outside of company Willing to share knowledge and experience with your colleagues and at the same time take in account the existing heritage Result oriented and flexible with focus on getting the job done If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

CAE Engineer (Engine Mounted Cooling System)

Job Title: CAE Engineer, Engine Mounted Cooling System Location: Gothenburg, Sweden A CAE Engineer with experience in cooling systems is required to join a leading automotive organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a 6 month contract position, and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a fantastic organisation overseas. The group Engine Mounted Cooling System is part of the department Powertrain Installation and the section Exhaust & Cooling System. The operation of Cooling System is divided into two groups working closely together (Chassis- and Engine mounted cooling system) in order to provide complete cooling systems to all engine and car projects at Volvo Car Group. Cooling system is a fundamental area in respect to thermal management and C02 reduction. We work in close cooperation with our suppliers and the different car and engine projects. We deliver complete system to new car projects and to current running production and have the total responsibility for the complete cooling system in the car. Main responsibilities: Secure that 1-D CFD flow calculation and heat rejection are planned, performed and documented Follow-up and analysis of test, correlation between test and calculation Engine as well as component CFD simulating Support to project, Thermal management and quality tasks Report result from completed calculation activities Required qualifications M.Sc. grade within mechanics, or a similar education or equivalent experience Experience from calculating and verification Experience of development of systems and component Experience of project work Good at making reports and presentations Fluent in English, written and spoken Driving license B Very good skills in Gt-suite, Star CCM+, Matlab, Simulink, ANSA If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

CAE / Design Engineer - Body in White

Job Title: Design Engineer - Body in White Location: Gothenburg, Sweden A Design Engineer with experience in body in white / trim is required to join a leading automotive organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a 6 month contract position, and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a fantastic organisation overseas. Role Details: Design Engineer with specialist knowledge and experience in automotive design. Team leader with the ability to communicate and implement innovative ideas. Ability to analyse information and proposed solutions and to determine if the design proposals are viable. Assists in setting targets and subsequent problem solving. Responsible for supporting the development of product functionality while ensuring the production of deliverable products. Specialised engineering knowledge in automotive construction systems or subsystems. Experience in relevant areas of technology. Responsible for the development of individual components. Responsible for achievement of targets of time technology quality and cost.Assignment reporting and mission planning. Initialisation of the calculation and testing and participation in analysis. Specific knowledge, well proven Engineering within BIW (Body in white incl Door structures) or well proven Engineering with Plastic trim panels. Knowledge of door modules / window regulator systems. If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Electrical Design Engineer

Summary Panel: Electrical Design Engineer Up to £50,000 DOE Location: Tamworth An experienced Electrical Design Engineer is required for a well-established Bespoke Machinery Business in Tamworth. An Electrical Design Engineer is required with knowledge of electrical schematics and part schedules. Candidates with experience of the Automotive or Automation and Robotics industry would be well received. Due to organic growth this company, a metals orientated business based in Tamworth requires a thought leading Electrical Design Engineer with ePLAN experience for a new permanent role. As an Electrical Design Engineer, you will be required to: Responsible for all engineering electrical drawing for bespoke test equipment for the loyal and diverse client base whilst reporting to Engineering Manager. Regularly attend and contribute to design input and output meetings. Follow tight project deadlines and produce high electrical designs for assembly, test and calibration equipment as well as automated production line machines. The Electrical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong understanding of electrical, controls and automation engineering and a minimum HND In Electrical Engineering. A confident communicator both written and verbal skills, and experience of end to end life cycles for new product development. Working Knowledge of drawing package ePLAN and Mitsubishi, TRIO and Yaskawa PLCs. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Factory Automation Design to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Tamworth-based Automation company will offer you: Up to £50,000 DOE 37 hours per week, with early Friday finish. Training, Development and a profit related pay scheme. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Electrical Design and Industrial Automation and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electrical Design Engineer role, please contact Mary O'Brien at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 168.

Permanent / Tamworth, Staffordshire

EDS Engineer - VESYS

EDS Engineers VESYS - all levels - motorcycles - Hinckley, Leic Hinckley based motorcycle manufacturer seeking a Lead EDS engineer responsible for overall harness schematics. Previous experience is important but not necessarily on motorcycles - other vehicles will be considered What you will do Design of Electrical Distribution Systems Design and development of whole vehicle electrical circuits. High level design and specification of a wide variety of electrical / electronic components. Physical layout of wiring harness and associated electrical systems on the motorcycle. Design for EMC.  Regular liaison with project managers, manufacturing departments and chassis / powertrain / systems teams. Work with existing worldwide suppliers and identify potential new suppliers to ensure timely introduction of new components and harnesses. Review of technical reports. Continually improvement to advance design procedures, advise best practice and improve efficiency. What you will need Degree or HND in electrical/electronic engineering (or similar qualification) Be able to read both harness schematics and component level schematics and fault find Previous harness experience is required but this can be auto, aero, rail, industrial ie anyone that designs harness schematics Vesys would be very useful but other 2D schematic tools are acceptable Previous leadership experience Must be able to work in the UK indefinitely without sponsorship Desirable experience would include CAN, Preevision, What you will get Day shift position, no weekend working, 7/8 am start with early finish on Fridays (some flexitime) Competitive salary and benefits Opportunity to work on exciting motorcycles and career development Applications: Please include current CV, availability and details of current salary/desired salary. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted prior to submission to discuss the role further. Should you wish to know more, please contact 01384 397555

Permanent / Hinckley, Leicestershire

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Chassis / Suspension - Motorsport - Brackley - Permanent- Competitive salary I am seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join a successful F1 Team. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be report to a Lead Mechanical Design Engineers. The successful candidate will take full ownership and responsibility for a variety of complex suspension projects & designs. Using an analytical approach alongside a high attention to detail to engineering design, the successful candidate will take ownership of major mechanical projects from concept through to design, testing and implementation onto the race car. What you will do As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Initiating and implementing the design and development of mechanical and hydraulic suspension assemblies of the highest complexity and to the highest standards Specifying and managing the R&D testing programmes for safety and performance critical systems Reliability management of assigned systems throughout component life cycle and in support of the team's reliability function Close collaboration with other engineering departments and external suppliers to ensure fully integrated system designs, achieving optimal car performance Use of Catia FEA to support your own designs What you will need As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Mechanical, automotive or aeronautical engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification with a high level of experience in the Motorsport or Automotive industry Knowledge of current F1 suspension systems, including experience in hydraulic system design Structural composite design knowledge (including tooling techniques and materials) Experience of Catia V5/3DX mechanical design package. Experience of FEA and hand calcs to produce reliable and optimised designs Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure cross departmental integration What you will get As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Experience of working for a successful F1 Team A competitive salary & extensive benefits Career progression Applications Suitably experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Brackley, Northamptonshire

Electric Machine Design Engineer

Electric Machine Design Engineer - Guildford - £ Highly Competitive DOE An Electric Machine Design Engineer is required for a rapidly expanding engineering consultancy. Specialising in high performance electric drive components for a range of industry sectors (notably automotive and motorsport). As Electric Machine Design Engineer you will deliver advanced engineering solutions, of the highest standard, to fast-paced and technically-challenging projects. As Electric Machine Design Engineer - you will be required to Work with a wide range of electric machine types and topologies. Including PM, reluctance and induction motor based designs. Capture and interpret requirements, generating clear specifications, proposals and project plans. Conduct feasibility studies and develop high-level designs for electrical machines. Demonstrate designs are cost-effective, robust and fit for purpose. Produce innovative electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal design solutions to achieve the performance requirements of the electric machines. Supervise build and testing of electric machines. Establish and maintain specialist design tools and methodologies to support electric machine design. As Electric Machine Design Engineer - you will have Demonstrable experience of development of electric machines from requirements capture through to validation. Skilled in electromagnetic and thermal analysis of electric machines. Appreciation of all electric drive components, at a system level. Familiarity with a range of winding topologies, magnetic materials, electrical steels and their relative advantages and disadvantages. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic new facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Machine Design Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Guildford, Surrey

Industrial Electrical Supervisor

An Industrial Electrical Supervisor is required for a company that provide electrical installation services to the industrial and commercial sector. As an Industrial Electrical Supervisor, your responsibilities will include: To act as a point of contact for the Contract engineer, site staff and the customers on single larger projects, or multiple smaller jobs. To improve level of supervision on site, thereby improving quality and reducing costs. To plan resources, materials and plant to ensure project delivery in time and within budgeted costs. As a Qualified Supervisor, to act as technical interface with the NICEIC, ensure safety compliance and quality requirements are met. To act as the key site point of contact on assigned projects/jobs. Take over project file and plan resources materials and plant in order to meet programme and budget Alert the Contract Manager to variances of time or costs as early as possible To ensure the quality and efficiency of onsite works, by employing effective supervision and organisation of on‐site staff. By working along‐side directly employed staff as well as sub‐contractors, the Electrical Supervisor will lead by example and coach others to optimise performance. To be successful as an Industrial Electrical Supervisor you should have the following skills: 17th / 18th Edition qualification NICEIC Approved QS Full driving licence This is an excellent opportunity for anyone looking to build on their career as an Industrial Electrical Supervisor, in return you will be offered: Competitive salary Company van Career progression Overtime Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high, should you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Industrial Electrical Supervisor role, please contact Ed Burch at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 129.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Firmware Engineer

A Firmware Engineer is required to join the electronics and software engineering team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Firmware Engineer will be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog, working closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to solve integration problems on complex systems. Firmware Engineer - Key Responsibilities Creating innovative and robust VHDL based designs; Documenting and recording deliverables Ensuring configuration management, Providing progress reports. Technical Skills and Experience required for Firmware Engineer Significant experience of developing real-time embedded safety-critical firmware preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B Experience of VHDL or Verilog A good understanding of configuration management Hands on test and debugging skills Knowledge of AWR Microwave Office, Keysight ADS, Matlab and CST Microwave Studio This is an excellent opportunity a firmware specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Edinburgh based company will offer you: Cutting edge technical projects. Early finish on a Friday. Competitive salary and benefits package. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered We are specialists in Aerospace and Defence jobs. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of Firmware Engineer or are interested in Aerospace and Defence Engineering jobs, then contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Contract / Edinburgh, Scotland
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