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Peter Heap Lead Consultant posted 4 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 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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Quality Manager Birmingham Automotive £55-60K A Quality Manager is require with experience of leading and developing the Quality Assurance function for a fast paced Automotive component supplier based in Birmingham. The Quality Manager will support Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, offer timely and effective support to production and to ensure good effective communication with all customers and suppliers on all quality related issues. As Quality Manager you will:- Set targets and actions for the quality team. Develop and maintain the Integrated Management System and other Quality, Environmental/Energy and Occupational Health & Safety related system requirements and operational procedures. Retain recognised Quality standards including IATF 16949, ISO 14001, ISO 45001 and ISO 50001. Liaise with customers on quality related issues. Provide support and leadership to the SQA function. Train and develop all departmental personnel to a level that will ensure the company objectives are fulfilled. Lead Quality improvement projects to eliminate scrap and rejects. Develop and manage an audit programme and maintain it on schedule. Ensure compliance with all Health, Safety and Environmental legislation, company policies and procedures. Demonstrate commitment to continual improvement of OH&S performance. The Quality Manager will have a proven track record in driving quality improvements in a Quality Management position within a manufacturing environment, ideally automotive. The Quality Manager will be experienced in leading quality improvement activities in the following areas in Six Sigma and Supplier Development and ideally have a background in Steel/Aluminium welding fabrication Applicants should ideally be degree educated, have a hands-on approach with an exceptional level of communication skills in dealing with customers and workforce alike, with presence and a passion for the role. Self-driven with a positive "can do" attitude, fair but tough approach, respected for their commitment and determination to succeed. In return for your skills and experience the company will offer a competitive salary of £60K + Benefits. Please apply directly to this advert or contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more information.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Production Manager

A Production Manager is required on a permanent basis for our client, a leading Aerospace and Defence manufacturer. The Production Manager will oversee all aspects of the daily running of the Production facility at the site, and lead efficiency and quality improvements within the Production department. Key Responsibilities of the Production Manager: Implementing Lean manufacturing initiatives Improving productivity whilst ensuring operational goals are achieved Supporting new product introduction Managing staff and production cell activities Assisting in the preparation of budgetary plans and forecasts Recognising and implementing initiatives for manufacturing cost reduction Managing all applicable business KPI's Developing skills within the department in line with the needs of the business The Production Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science discipline Experience in a similar low/medium volume manufacturing environment Proven experience in Lean manufacturing Excellent communication skills Ability to lead and guide teams effectively Experience of AS9100 desirable Driving Licence (some travel and overnight stays may be required) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of aerospace manufacturing to develop your career. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you would like to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Manager role, please contact Sarah Davies at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446 143.

Permanent / Middlesex, England

Group Leader

A Manufacturing CI Lead is required with experience of supporting continuous improvement activities across a high volume manufacturing site. The company, a forward-thinking and progressive organisation, based in Lincolnshire that produce automotive parts for many OEMs, require this person to exhibit a proven track record of managing teams within a customer driven organisation. As Manufacturing CI Lead you will:- Develop a culture of continuous improvement within the Operations team utilising modern techniques. An experienced manufacturing/CI professional and exhibit a proven track record of managing production cells for a varied customer base. You will have experience within automotive or a similar demanding customer environment is essential to understand customer's requirements are met and business improvements delivered. Manage and develop team leaders as direct reports and ensure management flexibility across production cells to achieve operational objectives Support and develop business systems in order to eliminate waste from manufacturing process and improve customer service The Manufacturing CI Lead will have:- Degree or equivalent professional qualification in a relevant subject Have a health and safety qualification e.g. IOSH or equivalent Experience or qualifications within Continuous improvement are desirable Experience of working in an automotive environment with demanding customer expectations Previous experience managing manufacturing environment within a fabrication\welding environment would be a distinct advantage but not essential Interested applicants should apply to this advert, if you have any questions they please contact Katharine Bignell (Senior Consultant) at Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd for more information.

Permanent / Gainsborough, Lincolnshire

Lifecycle and Product Management Engineer - 35558

An opportunity has arisen for an Applications Engineer to work for this luxury automotive OEM based in the West Midlands area. As Application Engineer - Programme Management you will be responsible for: Providing technical project management for a team responsible for creation and deployment of new Portfolio-Programme-Project Management [PPPM] solution. Using Enovia PLM as the core technology platform, including Vehicle Programmes and Business Improvement Projects, Integrated Portfolio-Programme-Project Management [PPPM] processes will have to be deployed across the new PLM and SAP tools, providing robust control throughout the Product Creation Process. Interface with a wide variety of stakeholders within the business, including senior business leads, subject matter experts and users, internal IT and 3rd party implementers, strategic partners and product vendors. Skills required: Engineering or software experience required Knowledge of Lifecycle Management Understanding of Programme Management Good at Analysis to understand root cause of issues Education required: Technical Based degree This is a 12 month contract role working for a well-known automotive OEM, the role is based at Gaydon offering an hourly LTD rate of up to £35.60. If you would like to know more about this role, please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment as soon as possible.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Technical Analyst

Technical Analyst - Warwickshire - £16.87 per hour Position Description: Business Analyst. Business Planning and Reporting Ownership of Non-Product Capital budget planning Business case justifications Asset register maintenance Programme spend reporting Overhead reporting including Travel and Expenses analysis. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED Knowledge of Excel and ability to interrogate and analyse data Financial Reporting Knowledge of SAP Experience Required: Financial reporting Strong data analysis skills Budget tracking Forecasting Pay back analysis Experience Preferred: Understanding of current business and budgeting processes; An enthusiastic self-motivated team player who is flexible in their approach to work and has the necessary drive to see tasks through to completion against set targets; A well organised person with good finance knowledge and possesses excellent numeracy, planning, negotiating, communication and presentation skills; Strong analytical skills using Excel; Ability to work at all levels, in terms of daily contact with Senior Execs and management in Design and other corporate functions. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Hard Modeller

Hard Modeller - Gaydon - £31.50 per hour (dependent on experience) Description of responsibilities: Lead Project Modeller Hard Modelling, Pattern Making SDRM assembly CDRM assembly Working to exacting standards understanding engineering drawings working to tight deadlines A class finishing and surfacing Woodworking Significant experience in manufacture of all Design model property types Lead point of reference on the model for any build quality or timing issues Support initial Design and Engineering meetings to establish route of manufacture Lead for Problem resolution Responsible for coordinating/prioritising Team activities on the model Working Knowledge of Model BoM 3 Key Skills Required: All types of Hard Modelling + Lead Modelling experience ACM / CDRM/ Show car experience Pattern making Experience Required: T.E.C Certificate in metals Technology. City and Guilds in Applications processing. City and guilds in Model Making / pattern Making. FITC certificate of pattern making and Craftmanship. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Surfacing Engineer

Surfacing Engineer - Gaydon - £38.11 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: Surfacing Specialist. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills: Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use Icem Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Experience Required: Minimum 7 years Icem Surf experience with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. Working as a technical specialist across programmes. Capable of providing technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Supporting the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. Will be required to release geometry into the systems. Capable with Microsoft Office. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Application Engineer (Software Test) - 35556

CONTRACTRECRUITMENT Ref: 35556 Title: Application Engineer - Test Management Salary Range: £35.60 Division: P3O Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Application Engineer supporting delivery of Test Management and Calibration projects for multiple CoC's within. Support process, method & application development. Promote re-use & best practices across the OEM. Key Responsibilities Develop and support best practices for Test Management & Software Integration. Lead project(s) in the area of Test Management & Software Integration from a technical delivery Support the Process changes, Method development, Tool implementation for Test Management & Software Integration Support the continuous improvement of PMTI methods by working closely with stakeholders, including IT and software suppliers in the context of the full Product Lifecycle (PLM) process. Provide support to deliver to operational and project requirements. Knowledge & experience of working in an Agile delivery environment. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS Prior knowledge & experience of Test management in the Systems & Software context ideally in the field of Automotive across full engineering lifecycle Prior knowledge & experience of Software Integration in the Systems & Software context ideally in the field of Automotive across full engineering lifecycle Prior knowledge and experience of developing Process/Methods/Training Experience Required: Systems Engineer / Mechatronics Engineer / Software Engineer / Integration Engineer Experience working as a Testing/Verification & Validation/HIL/Integration Engineer in an Engineering company (Aerospace, Defence, Automotive or equivalent). Education Required: Technical Engineering Degree along with past experience in field of Systems & Software

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Maintenance Engineer

Maintenance Engineer Location: Nuneaton Industry/Sector: Maintenance and Engineering A Maintenance Engineer is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer who you will support with the delivery of technical projects and technical support for both MHE and Building Services, whilst achieving a first-class level of Health and Safety, compliance and customer satisfaction. The successful candidate will provide technical and operational support to all teams where possible, dealing with and resolving any day to day issues for Technicians - being the liaison between the office and shop floor. As a Maintenance Engineer you will be required to: Help and assist with projects, improvements and repairs to equipment. Liaise and manage contractors, suppliers and Repairers including PTW and Audits, ensuring all tasks are managed in a timely manner. You will also help with risk assessments, attend H&S Meetings, assist the on-site CI team with bi monthly meetings and assist teams in driving their CI projects to a successful conclusion. Other duties will include obtaining quotes for parts e.g. Motor/gearboxes, Motor resolvers, Sorter pec's, LHD Motors, Crane carriage parts, maintaining stock system via NPI forms. Taking delivery of spares and assisting admin with allocation to teams and liaising with teams for return to stores/stock. Pack and dispatch parts for specialist repairs and track parcels to ensure delivery/SLAs. The Maintenance Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ability to coach and lead on Technical issues / problem solving. Recognised trade qualification ONC or equivalent Previous experience in a similar industrial environment Able to interpret electrical, pneumatic, mechanical and PLC drawings and schematics Knowledge of H&S legislation. Experience of working within a time critical, distribution/operational/manufacturing environment. Experience of managing contractors. Knowledge of PLC's and control systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of industrial electrical equipment and have a maintenance background and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Maintenance Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Automation Engineering Specialist

Automation Engineering Specialist Location: Nuneaton Industry/Sector Warehouse Automation An Automation Engineering Specialist is required for a leading distributor of electronics, automation and control components. We are looking for a solution driven Development Engineer with experience in warehouse automation and leading distribution improvement projects e.g. process, layout and equipment. This exciting new opportunity will lead distribution centre improvement projects including providing insights, expertise on innovative solutions, improving and implementing automation, equipment and process improvements across Europe. As an Automation Engineering Specialist, you will be required to: Research and provide advice on automation solutions for the business, leading distribution improvement projects e.g. process, layout and equipment. You will analyse space and sizing requirements for installation, optimising layout and coordinate reviews of all assigned projects including submissions and drawings. You will evaluate equipment providers via a tendering process and then coordinate the purchase, installation and trouble-shooting to ensure full resolutions of any issues. You will audit installations and ensure they are delivered as expected. This is an office based role with exciting opportunities to visit facilities and distribution centres globally. The Automation Engineering Specialist should have the following skills or experience: Relevant experience of working with, and maintaining, automated equipment (conveyors, robots, cranes, lifts, shuttles, etc.) Excellent awareness of latest mechanical handling equipment and technology and their suppliers Strong PC skills on Microsoft packages, as well as relevant experience of design software and warehouse management system software Confident, professional and persuasive people skills from routinely dealing with senior managers, engineers and contractors Ability to prioritise workload, working to deadlines, whilst remaining calm under pressure Analytical skills and ability to translate complex data and technical specifications into clear information for managers CI qualification re Lean & Six Sigma to at least a Green Belt standard Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of warehouse automation and project engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Automation Engineering Specialist role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email .

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Vehicle Software Integration Engineer - 35239

Ref: 35239 Title: Software Engineer Hourly Rate £31.33/hr Division: Vehicle Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: The purpose of this role is define, implement and maintain the software release and planning of the premium Infotainment Systems. This will involve releasing software from multiple supplying partners from both source code and pre-compiled binaries. Reporting to the Software Build and Release Manager the Release and Planning Engineer will play a leading role in ensuring a robust and controlled release of the infotainment system to production and service. In addition, releases will be planned and well communicated to all stakeholders within the business. Key Performance Indicators Successful daily software integration, build and release to validation team via full automation. Accurate software planning of software releases to meet stakeholder needs. Robust delivery of infotainment system software iterations to production, service and other stakeholders. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS Software Integration of Large Scale Systems. Software Planning and Release using both traditional and agile approaches for Planning. Proficient ability to use python, Bash or other scripting and prototyping language. Experience Required: Experience in integrating large scale embedded software systems. Proficient in a number of software version control systems and related tools. Ability to write scripts in Python, Perl or Bash to automate SW activities. Degree educated in Software Engineering or related subject preferred. Experience in working at all software development lifecycle stages. A competent user of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. Ability to present and communicate complex technical issues to a variety of audiences including senior management. Experience in multiple different branches strategies. Experience Preferred: Proficient in a number of implementation languages both procedural and object oriented. Demonstrated experience implementing infrastructure as code. Knowledge of automotive processes for component delivery advantageous. Knowledge of Linux kernel and distributions. Experience in cloud based software build infrastructures. Additional Information: A passion for the automotive industry and the potential of automotive technology. A strong technical talent for configuration of large scale software systems. Comfortable challenging cross-functionally and at a variety of levels within the business. Ability to provide technical leadership to internal and external partners. A dynamic and determined individual, highly driven, committed and results-orientated with significant pace, energy and confidence. Able to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with strategic vision. Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to new ideas and inputs. Able to deliver quality and consistency in a complex, highly demanding environment with a range of expectations on what customer-focussed solutions might look like. If you are interested in this opportunity apply now!

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Logistics Project Engineer - 35589

Logistics Project Engineer - 35589 Coventry Paying up to £21.40 per hour 10 month initial contract A Logistics Project Engineer with experience of supplier logistics is required to provide support to a manufacturing market leader on a temporary basis for an initial 9 month period in Coventry and is paying up to £21.40 per hour umbrella/ltd. The role will involve; Ensuring part delivery promises meet build requirements Resolving disconnects and escalating issues when no alternative Building Supplier relationships will be expected. The successful candidate will: Have experience and a proven background in supply logistics Be able to build supplier relationships Have strong IT abilities including Excel and Word Be able to work in a fast paced and challenging environment, often with conflicting demands

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Office Sales Manager

Our client is looking to recruit a Office Sales Manager to join the team on a 12 month contract starting end of July/Aug - (Mat Leave). This role is based in Northampton working for a German owned company, heading a small team within a niche industrial market, previous experience within a similar sector would be an advantage. You will be responsible for the day to day management reporting directly to the Managing Director. You will offer a consultative sales approach to new and existing customers in order to deliver excellent customer service and sales growth. Due to the role being part of a small team you will need to be involved and prepared to assist when necessary - this could include purchasing, HR and other general office duties. The objectives for the Office Sales Manager: Identify and develop relationships to grow opportunities and new business with prospective and existing customers. Ensure that sales value and gross margin targets and met and exceeded Monthly/daily sales and project reporting Generate prices and quotations when required, follow up potential sales leads and quotations Handling and processing orders/schedules, inform customers of changes and potential delays Data management, maintain customer details, part numbers and pricing Experience in Sage Accounts beneficial Support budget and planning Update product volume forecast - manage stock holdings Setting objectives and targets, encouraging colleagues to achieve their full potential Occasional visits to UK customers, representing the company in a positive manner offering customer service support Regular contact with the head office in Germany General office work - staff movements, inbound/outbound post, answering phones, dealing with queries Competencies Have proven sales experience in a similar industry A natural new business hunter with a proactive nature, who can build long term relationships with clients Excellent verbal and written communication skills to enable effective relationships with customers and colleagues Self-motivated individual who can work well independently and also as part of a wider team Computer literate and confident in MS Outlook, Excel and Word, knowledge of Sage Accounts Experience of managing a team This is an excellent opportunity for any sales/office manager. In return for your experience, this Northampton based company will offer you an hourly limited contractor rate of up to £20p/h working full time hours. In addition to this attractive salary you will be on the company bonus scheme and work within a nice working environment. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have the skills and experience for this role and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Emma Evans at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446187.

Permanent / Northamptonshire, England

Electrical Systems Design Engineer - 35562

Job title: Electrical Systems Design Engineer Hourly Rate: £25.00- £27.20ph Location: Gaydon + Travel to other sites across the Midlands Electrical This role is for an Electrical Systems Design Engineer to work with the software supplier for the Gateway Module. Typical activities include: Interpreting attribute and feature level requirements and using these to design, specify and validate electronic systems and subsystems which deliver functions that our customers see and touch every time they use their vehicle. The Electrical Systems Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: System Design experience - Can interpret customer or stakeholder requirements and specify, implement and validate a system which meets them. Able to work with a team of engineers and stakeholders across several disciplines. Can appreciate multiple stakeholders needs and promote the best solution. Takes a consistent and logical approach to problems and pursues the right solution, ensuring learning is carried forward into future system design. Is prepared to go and assess the problem and find solutions. 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 Electrical Systems Design Engineer role (35562) please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Sales Support Manager

Sales Support Manager Solihull Permanent Paying up to £37,000 per annum An Sales Support Manager with experience of dealing with sales administration is required for a permanent contract for an annual salary of up to £37,000 and will be based in Solihull for a manufacturing client. Responsibilities: Own all aspects of quotation and document preparation processes for respective region and is responsible for documenting and distributing all policies and procedures Monitors performance results of respective sales desk Provides leadership and training to the sales support staff Develops and conducts performance management process reviews for staff in a timely manner. Develops, administers and manages training plans to maximize development, performance and potential of staff Instructs and leads staff in providing finance/lease rate quotations and documentation to dealers, end-users, and personnel Assists dealer and region office personnel with alternative quotations for national accounts Facilitates the preparation of quotations for dealer loans and other wholesale programs Assists with the development of quoting and pricing medians for customers and dealers and provides training to end-users Ensures all transactions are priced in accordance with local marketing policy Participates in accomplishment of continuous improvement objectives for the department Skills required: A degree in a related degree or extensive experience in a sales support manager role The ideal candidate will be adept and confident dealing with both internal and external stakeholders Applicants will be able to manage training of new staff and end users Strong IT skills including Excel and Word

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Tooling Process Engineer

Tooling Process Engineer Good basic salary Birmingham (Central) Aerospace A Tooling Process Engineer with knowledge of press tooling maintenance/production is required for an established company based in the Jewellery Quarter; this Tooling Process Engineer role will encompass supervising a small team of press operators also. We are looking for the following for this Tooling Process Engineer role: Background working in a press shop environment dealing with day to day issues Relevant training and education Ability to supervise a small number of press operators To be able to work in tandem with production and planning This Tooling Process Engineer role is a varied one so we'd welcome applications from people with the above skills; the company are offering the following for the Tooling Process Engineer position: Good basic salary Day shift with an early finish on a Friday Benefits Ongoing professional training If this Tooling Process Engineer role is of interest, please get in touch with Gareth Simpson of Jonathan Lee Recruitment ( or 01384 445125)

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Buyer - Manufacturing

A Buyer is required for a Birmingham based manufacturer of automated production machinery. The role of Buyer will include: Working from a bill of material to order parts for production Progress chase suppliers to ensure all parts are delivered in time for the start of the build Review current purchasing process and implement a more efficient way of ordering Take engineering drawings and engage with external machining companies to quote for the work. Chase suppliers to ensure on time deliveries ready for production Supplier consolidation The suitable candidate for Buyer will suit someone with the following experience: Purchaser or buyer looking for a role where you have autonomy to make the department you own. Purchasing experience within a manufacturing environment. Experience with purchasing electro-mechanical components is desirable but not essential. If you have the required experience for this buyer position and you are seeking a position where you have autonomy then please click on the link to apply.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Technical Administrator

Technical Administrator Dudley, West Midlands £18,000, 25 days holiday + Bank holiday, pension This organisation is a very well established manufacturing business that is part of a wider European group of companies The business has asked us to assist in the recruitment of a Technical Administrator to work within a small but loyal team. You will provide daily technical and administrative support to production and administration functions ensuring that daily product quality is achieved and administration systems are maintained. The role will suit a candidate who is hands on, but you can use Microsoft Word and Excel to a good standard. Quality assurance forms part of the role, and you will be expected to work with the Technical Manager on quality checks and assurance. Key Duties and Responsibilities: The primary duties of the role include the following: * Routine quality control checks to be carried out on materials and products; * Reviewing and maintaining Quality control and Quality assurance procedures; * Involvement in new product development work; * Support the training of production operatives; * General Office administration/reception duties, involving holiday and sickness cover. Specific Job Knowledge, Skills and Experience Essential: * Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office, particularly Excel. * Willingness to learn new skills and take on changing roles; * Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; * Excellent time management; * Ability to prioritise. The business offers a stable and potentially long term working environment, as a solid career plan will be in front of the right candidate. Also reporting to the General Manager will mean you will get a great understanding of how a manufacturing plant will be run. If the above is of interest, please apply.

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

Contracts & Customer Services Administrator

Contracts & Customer Services Administrator Worcestershire £17,000 + bonus, holidays, pension Set in the beautiful countryside of the Wyre Forest, the market leader in discounted vehicle leasing are looking for a Contracts & Customer Services Administrator to join their small but very successful and growing Contracts & Customer Service Team. Reporting into the Finance & Operations Director, you will work in a team of 4 providing solutions to millions of customers across the UK such as British unions and associations, companies, and individuals. The business has gone from strength to strength growing from a turnover of £3.5million in 2015 to an impressive £14m in 2016, with an ever-growing order book the only way is up as 2018 shapes to be an exciting year. The role of CCSA is an important one and is very process driven. You must have an attention to detail as you will be placing orders for vehicles for values currently up to £50K. A bubbly personality and a can-do attitude are key to be successful in this role. To drive this winning team, the company directors designed the offices from the ground up providing onsite parking, a pool table, after you've had a dip in the pool, you can even have a drink in the company bar! This demonstrates their investment into the environment they want their staff to work in which makes it unique to any other business in the area! About the role Place order with Dealer paying particular attention to accuracy regarding vehicle description, price, registration and invoicing criteria. Prepare customer file Upon receipt of order acknowledgement from dealer - record reference, registration and chassis number (if available) on customer file Update CRM in order to advise customer of placement of order and next steps Deal with Customer queries via telephone and email Send release notes to dealers for delivery arrangements Maintain Process Improvement Log and Customer Issues spreadsheet Ensure customer is kept updated through their Post Sale Pre-Delivery journey Update CRM with new information as necessary About you A team player with a can-do attitude Administration experience is essential Knowledge or experience with fleet or vehicle leasing would be highly desirable Ability to manage self and time effectively Proven dispute and query resolution ability Demonstrate commitment to critical processes, service delivery and system integrity You must have a valid UK driving license due to the location of the office If you feel you have the relevant experience, you would like to join a family feel business, set in the beautiful surroundings, fantastic staff facilities and a real chance to progress in this progressive market leader, then please apply today PSC17

Permanent / Bewdley, Worcestershire

Engine Management Systems Engineer - 35260

Job title: Engine Management Systems Engineer Salary Range: Up to £24.10 per hour LTD Location: Whitley Industry: Powertrain Engine Test Diagnostic Support (ETDS) team require an experienced Engine Management Systems Engineer with a good understanding and hands on capability for supporting engine prototype/one off installations. Fault finding and installation validation with key focus on setting up testbed communications systems and signal simulators as well as diagnosing faults with electrical and electronic control systems First point of contact to investigate test bed engine non start or running issues and carry out global webex support. The role is in support of engine and transmission test activities internally and at external test providers on a global basis. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Must have knowledge of engine internal components, engine sensors engine management, engine diagnostic systems and transmission systems Ability to communicate work instructions to technicians, ability to progress multiple parallel tasks and an understanding of dyno facility operation. Use of ETAS Inca or other data / diagnostic tools will be required to support test work as well as the ability to read and create automotive electrical circuit diagrams and fully understand OBD systems in support of specialist test hardware. Full Clean Car Driving License. Experience in engine mechanical and diagnostic electrical experience is required Hands on experience of engine management systems operating principles and diagnosing faults on prototype systems and components Experience with engines on test beds and in vehicles are both appropriate. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands
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