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Scott Williams Business Development Manager posted about 2 months ago

I am an advocate for sustainability and try to do my bit day to day. When I upgrade my car, I will consider purchasing an electric car – but I am in the minority amongst my friends.

I came across an interesting article recently, highlighting the major challenges of electric vehicle (EV) adoption, and it struck a chord.

Changing the attitudes of my ‘petrol head’ friends will be a huge challenge, but for people like me who are open to becoming early adopters and therefore should be easy wins, there are still an astonishing number of obstacles.

The limited number of used cars is the biggest blocker for me – there just aren’t that many available when you look on Auto Trader or equivalent. Websites such as nextgreencar.com and goultralow.com are really useful tools to weigh EVs against one another, see if you are eligible for a charging point grant, work out costs (energy tariffs, tax, journey cost), calculate EV range and nearest charging points via interactive maps.

Luckily our office has installed electric charging points on site, so range anxiety is less of a concern and won’t affect my day to day driving habits.

The article also highlights that everyone must take responsibility; individuals, organisations and governments. What it doesn’t really address however, is that not everyone is thinking about electrification and how this is truly detrimental to wider EV adoption here and now.

It shocked me to hear of a friend (with a similar mindset to me) who recently purchased a new build house off plan. The developer did not and could not offer the option to install solar panels, energy storage or an EV charging point, but they could pretty much customise everything else on the house. It just doesn’t make sense! Had the developer not considered it? Is it not commercially viable? Is this person the first to ever ask? Is there such little demand?

A shift in culture and perspectives is going to be critical. But first things first, let’s make it as easy as possible for those who are ready to go electric! Below I’ve summarised the major challenges facing EV mass adoption summarised from the article. See if you agree, let me know what you think – what are the crunch points for you?

1. CHANGE TAKES TIME

  • The market for used electric vehicles hardly exists
  • It takes most UK drivers anywhere between one and 15 years to change their vehicles
  • We will need many more places for charging electric vehicles
  • Because fuel tax is an important source of income for the Government and electric vehicle users pay lower taxes, eventually changes to the tax system seem likely
  • Individuals and businesses need to be convinced that electric vehicles suit their needs

2. LIMITED CHOICE

  • It is difficult to compare overall costs of EV vs petrol/diesel
  • The number of vans on the road is increasing (due to the rapid growth in online shopping), but, e-vans are much more expensive and not commercially viable for many small firms and self-employed delivery drivers
  • There is more choice for those looking for a new car, but electric vehicles are disproportionately aimed at the higher end of the market
  • High upfront costs and ending of the charging point grant may 'put off' many drivers from buying electric vehicles

3. CHARGING POINT UNCERTAINTY

  • What about people living in apartment blocks, or houses without a private parking space. Should they expect charging to be available at bollards or lamp posts along their street?
  • Should drivers use facilities at petrol stations, their offices or in empty supermarket car parks at night?

4. WHO WILL PAY?

  • Even when a standard design for charging emerges, the age-old question of who will pay for installing it remains
  • It is widely assumed that the private sector will build, operate and maintain charging infrastructure in the UK. BP and Shell have taken over market leaders Chargemaster and NewMotion and Tesla is actively rolling out its own charging network at motorway service stations

5. THE ZERO-CARBON FANTASY

  • Even 100% electric vehicles are not a zero-carbon solution, there is still an environmental cost
  • Sourcing the minerals used for batteries, dismantling batteries which have deteriorated, and building and delivering vehicles to customers worldwide all involve substantial CO2 emissions. It is impossible to break all of the links. Could hydrogen fuel be the long-term alternative solution?


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Permanent / Norwich

SCADA Specialist

Due to continued growth this unique systems integrator of automation, electrical and control solutions are looking to recruit an experienced SCADA Specialist for their office in Kent Salary: Circa £45,000 - £53,000 per annum plus benefits including flexible working hours, good working environment, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, profit share scheme, company shares scheme, workplace pension, cycle to work scheme, training allowances Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Engineer, Automation Engineer, SCADA Engineer About The Role An incredible career opportunity has become available for a SCADA Specialist to join my client in Kent. Reporting to the Project Team Leader the role is to contribute to delivering automation projects to the company’s key accounts. The role will include the development of SCADA, HMI and PLC software on high value projects in a fast paced and evolving industry sector. We are particularly looking for someone who can lead in the development of SCADA and HMI solutions and who has the ability and desire to raise the level of skill within the Kent team. The role will include a significant amount of customer facing duties and some site work. Main Responsibilities Commit to the whole life cycle of delivering projects from start to finish Ability to foster great relationships with customers, suppliers and colleagues Produce design and test documentation Develop SCADA and HMI software solutions Develop PLC software Perform testing with customers Carry out on-site commissioning Compile training manuals and run customer training sessions Mentor less experienced engineers to build team skill level Required Skills and Experience Ability to work unsupervised. Advanced level of experience with Wonderware InTouch and/or System Platform based SCADA. High level of experience with other SCADA platforms and HMIs with an appetite to learn new technologies. Intermediate level of experience with Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider and Mitsubishi PLC platforms, with an appetite to learn new technologies. Would be great but not essential to have good understanding of setting up, commissioning, and fault finding of industrial networks (DeviceNet, Profibus, ProfiNet, Ethernet) 8+ years experience of developing SCADA solutions, writing software and working with customers delivery projects. Experience of working in an engineering environment Highly motivated, organised and flexible Positive, personable and happy team player Ability and desire to share knowledge with less experienced engineers Think outside the box and push the boundaries Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office incl. Word, Excel & Outlook. Must be eligible to work in the UK The Role Includes the Following Benefits Flexible working hours based on 37.5 hours per week. Good location and working environment 25 days holiday Profit share scheme Company shares scheme Workplace Pension Cycle to work scheme £500 Training allowance per year for work related development Salary £45,000-£53,000 depending on experience Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Maidstone

Engineering Release Specialist - 36456

An Engineering Release Specialist is required to join an automotive OEM based at Gaydon. Position Description: The release operations team are responsible for the construction, release and maintenance of the Bills of Material for all carlines for all plants for the business. The team support each Engineering area (Centre of Competency). Engineering Release Specialists are responsible for specific areas of the vehicle. They have an in-depth knowledge and understanding of which parts/commodities are fitted to which specifications of vehicles and for which markets, and will very often provide coaching and support to the Engineering areas on how best to construct a BoM to support downstream consumption. They have a direct impact on vehicle build quality and success at the Manufacturing plants. Skills Required: Able to manage delivery of multiple tasks. Complex problem solving skills. Self-motivated and driven. To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Gaydon

Automotive Interiors Designer - 36343

Job title: Automotive Interior Designer Hourly Rate: £28 - £27.10 (DOE) Location: Gaydon Automotive Design Our clients are the World Class organisation responsible for delivering the current range of award winning production and concept vehicles. They have responsibility for the creation and delivery of all visible parts on the exterior, interior and colour and materials of all their vehicles. They are now seeking an experienced Automotive Interior Designer who is skilled in design theme generation, refining and enhancing the selected theme, embracing the product aspirations and design vision. Experience Required: A strong focus on design detail and functionality throughout the cabin is essential. Good 2D sketching & visualisation skills Good working knowledge of Photoshop and ALIAS Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. For further information please send your interest and CV to - Teresa.anderson@jonlee.co.uk JLDS Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

J2EE Software Engineer

Due to continued growth this leading provider of innovative automation solutions is looking for an experienced J2EE Software Engineer Salary: Circa £35,000 - £65,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Software Engineer, Software Developer, J2EE Software Developer, J2EE Developer, Java Developer The J2EE Software Engineer will work as part of a small team designing and developing software solutions for manual and automated warehousing operations Key Responsibilities: The J2EE Software Engineer will undertake the delivery of a defined part of a project, including design, implementation, testing, integration (in-house and onsite) and documentation. Using Java EE and other Java related technologies Background and experience: Essential Object Oriented Analysis and Design Strong Java EE & SE Enterprise Frameworks: EJB 3.2 Enterprise Java API's - JPA, JMS SQL Programming Desirable Experience with Warehouse Management Systems would be very useful or experience working in a manufacturing, process control, automation or engineering environments This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected international automation business. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting J2EE Software Engineer role. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Redditch

Electrical Team Leader

Electrical Maintenance Team Leader Permanent Day shift North Lincolnshire Salary – Up to £40,000 per annum Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for an Electrical maintenance team leader to join a global manufacturing business based in Goxhill, North Lincolnshire. As a Maintenance Team leader, you will: Maintain all electrical equipment or machinery within the plant Installation of new electrical machinery Program all Siemens & other PLC equipment Carry out routine maintenance checks Manage all daily tasks within the maintenance department & ensure all engineers are completing tasks to company standard Ensure all relevant paperwork is completed for all maintenance tasks As a Maintenance Team Leader, you will: Have experience of working within a manufacturing maintenance environment Have experience of managing teams of engineers Managed daily tasks to ensure all job are completed to schedule A good understanding of programming & problem solving on PLC programs Have an electrical maintenance qualification – BTEC/ONC/HNC or equivalent Good communication skills If you are currently looking for a new opportunity & keen to hear more, then please get in touch with Kieron at Jonathan Lee to discuss. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / North Lincolnshire

Patternmaker Supervisor

Patternmaker Supervisor Bridgnorth Permanent Day Shift Salary – Up to £40,000 depending on experience Jonathan lee are currently recruiting for a Patternmaker Supervisor with experience of CAM for a well-established business based in Bridgnorth. As a Pattern shop & CAM supervisor you will: Support the Pattern shop & CAM teams to ensure the department meets targets Ensure each job has specified hours & liaise with team members on completion Be the interface between the Pattern shop & CAM department Oversee all Health & safety within the department Support Pattern shop & CAM Manager in organising day to day activities for staff members As a Pattern shop & CAM Supervisor you will: Knowledge of health & safety legislations Experience of working within a Foundry or with Castings/Forgings Sand cast process experience Supervisory experience within a manufacturing environment Previous experience of Pattern making/tooling/CAM If you are currently looking for a new opportunity & keen to hear more about this role then please get in touch with Kieron at Jonathan Lee. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bridgnorth

CNC Setter/Programmer

CNC Setter/Programmer Permanent Day Shift Bridgnorth Salary – Competitive depending on experience Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a CNC Setter/Programme for a prestigious client of our based in Bridgnorth. This is a Permanent position & immediate start available for the right candidate. As a CNC Setter/Programmer you will: Online CNC Program creation when required Set & Operate CNC Machinery for prove out process of new products & general production parts Train & assist in developing members of staff when necessary Assist with fixture designs CNC cutting tool selection As a CNC Setter/Programmer you will: Experience in Online CNC Programming Ability to set & operate CNC machinery Experience of Mazak, Matsuura & Haas Machining In depth Knowledge of CNC machining Experience of machining castings is beneficial If you are currently looking for your next job role & keen to know more about this position, then please contact Kieron at Jonathan Lee to discuss Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bridgnorth

CNC Setter/Operator

CNC Setter Operator Permanent Day shift Bridgnorth Salary – Competitive depending on experience Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a CNC Setter Operator for a prestigious client of ours based in Bridgnorth. This is a Permanent position with immediate starts available for the right candidate As a CNC Setter Operator, you will: Set new fixtures Set existing products on CNC machining centres, setting of tools & fixtures & making required adjustments to offsets Gauge checking Change tools, tips & reset datums to suit As a CNC Setter Operator, you will: Experience of Haas, Mazak & Matsura machining centres Experience of Fanuc and or Mazak/Mazatrol Ability to work using your own initiative Ability to train new members of the team If you are currently looking for your next role & keen to hear more about this opportunity, then please contact Kieron at Jonathan Lee to discuss in more detail. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bridgnorth

Service Engineer

Service Engineer Field based covering the South East of England Salary negotiable dependant on industry experience Monday to Friday – 40 hours per week over core hours between 06:00 and 18:00. My client are a national company that supplies a wide range of motive power batteries and chargers with high levels of reliability for all industrial applications, meeting the very highest standards in quality, technology and efficiency. They are seeking an experienced Service Engineer to join our existing Service team. The ideal service engineer will have previous battery and charger engineering experience within a similar field or they will consider applications from engineer with power battery knowledge and offer further training. Reporting to the UK Service Manager the Service Engineer will cover the South East of England supporting the service team in maintenance and installation of batteries and industrial chargers. Responsibilities Maintenance, installation and repair of batteries and industrial chargers on customer sites to agreed standards and technical specification Brief the customer on the practical use and maintenance of the equipment. Recommend the purchase of new or replacement products as appropriate. Identify business development opportunities to negotiate the sale of any new or replacement products whilst on customer’s site. Respond to breakdowns and carry out the necessary fault diagnosis and repair submitting accurate reports via PDA Any other reasonable duties as instructed Proactive attitude toward Health and Safety demonstrating engagement with safety campaigns and near miss reporting to improve safety and reduce workplace incidents. Requirements Good technical hands on skills, in a related field. Good attention to detail and an orderly approach to completing jobs Strong customer service focus The ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines Ability to build effective working relationships with colleagues and customers Full UK driving licence as the role is field based and company van will be provided for business use. Qualifications and experience Knowledge of large-scale batteries and chargers – preferable but not essential. Electrical or electronic qualification – C&G, 17th edition, ONC, NVQ etc – preferable but not essential. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon if you are an experienced engineer with a good knowledge of industrial battery and charger products, with a proactive focus to tasks and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Julie Thomas at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446168. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Rayne

Project Manager - High Performance Automotive

Project Manager - High Performance Automotive £Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Automotive A Project Manager is required to manage the successful delivery of designated high performance automotive customers and internal projects. Candidates with experience of delivering powertrain projects for automotive customers would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham requires a proactive Project Manager to provide product management and business development support. As a Project Manager you will be required to manage customer projects in a co-ordinated, focused, structured and well controlled manner, using the designated tools and processes including: Establish and maintain a Business Case for all projects Co-ordination of engineering and manufacturing involvement in customer projects Production and maintenance of Project plans Detailed monitoring of project progress, including: Cost – Management of cost and margins against established Business Case and ensure quotations, orders and invoicing is kept on schedule Quality - Project specification, ensuring what was ordered is delivered Timing – Ensuring project activities are completed in adherence to the project timing plan and customer schedules are achieved Progress reporting on the project to senior management Risk and Issue management Product cost control in coordination with Costing Engineer To establish, maintain and manage a strong working relationship with new and existing customers, at all levels To process and manage customer orders including leading customer communications To answer customer enquiries within specified business sector To provide quotations and proposals in a structured and timely manner To represent company at Sales or Technical Conference events e.g. Autosport, LCV Cenex etc To contribute to a sales plan for business sector / market place, on an annual basis. The Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven experience in a commercial and/or engineering role Strong customer management ability Preparation of proposals/quotes Ability to build strong working relationships – externally and internally This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with automotive project management experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist 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 a Project Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Thatcham

Architecture Structural Design Lead - 36294

An experienced Architecture Structural Design Lead is required to join an automotive OEM specialising in vehicle safety activities to include: SORB - analysis and characterisation of design elements at a vehicle level that influence, stop and turn vs deflect kinematic. Loadpath topology and sizing calculation. FFB/ODB/Rear/ Side - Analysis of energy distribution across components in current CAE models . Formulate base system 1D force- distance / force -time requirements and iterate in MATLAB Develop geometric solutions in conjunction with CoC specialist engineers that conform to the requirements Iterate and verify for robustness the component solutions in conjunction with the CAE analysts Skills Required: Experience of design or development of safety related structural parts Results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. MS Excel and / or MATLAB Experience Required: Proven design and development in safety related structural components e.g. BIW structures, Chassis Subframes or HV battery frames. Experience covering both concept development and launch / delivery Experience Preferred: Catia knowledge LS Dyna knowledge Education Required: Degree or equivalent qualified in an Engineering or Physics discipline To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Gaydon

Lead CAE Engineer - 36309

Ref: 36309 Title: Lead CAE Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: Lead CAE Engineering within Suspension Architecture taking ownership to in-house, make-to-print engineering design of suspension components including; sub-frames, suspension links, knuckles, engine brackets, transmission cradles, etc. Role will require working closely with Lead Engineers to design and development robustly engineering components meeting all customer requirements and with strong documented evidence to demonstrate components are fit for purpose. This is a real opportunity to truly influence the ground up engineering of future products as such a real passion, knowledge and enthusiasm for first principles engineering design is required. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED Experienced user of Catia V5 and/or V6 including Teamcenter. Detailed engineering design experience in castings / forging / fabrications. Ability to produce and release production drawings. Experience Required: Knowledge of design for castings (including hollow castings) and forgings including manufacturing requirements. Engineering knowledge to minimise weight whilst maintaining functionality. Proven ability to produce detailed drawings Ability to control and release components and drawings through Teamcenter. Prior experience of working within JLR releasing processes and system Ability to use CATIA CAE function Ability to use kinematics analysis (package checks) Knowledge of suspension systems Education Required: Engineering Degree (preferably Automotive or Mechanical) To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Virtual Series Lead Engineer - 36389

Title: Virtual Series Lead Engineers Division: P3&O Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: The Virtual Series Lead Engineer is responsible for ensuring completion of Virtual Design & Verification (Virtual Series) activities on one or more of Vehicle programmes. This includes: Gathering and reporting Engineering Data readiness status Coordinating Digital CAE model builds Leading Design Verification activities within each Virtual Series phase and finally presenting outcomes and making recommendations to the programme team following delivery of Virtual Test results Running CAD reviews to support data freeze events Creating and developing Virtual Test plans and collating CAE results and making recommendations to Leadership on required actions Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED Ability to review and process CAD Data and CAE Test Results Strong written, verbal and presentation skills Excellent analytical and problem solving skills Experience Required: High drive, self motivated and able to deliver with minimum supervision. Working knowledge of engineering and the Change Management process Experience of working in an engineering or manufacturing organisation Be able to demonstrate the ability to analyse problems and develop effective solutions using lean methodologies where applicable Both verbal and written communication skills are important, these should be combined with a confident attitude. The candidate must have a record of proactive delivery and commitment to meeting deadlines. Education Required: Educated to Degree level in an engineering discipline Additional Information: The position would be based at Gaydon site within the Product Information team. Working hours are 40 / week. Travel to other sites may be required To apply for this role please contact Rachel Meacham. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Catia V5 CAD Design Engineers x 3

Our client is one of the world's largest product development specialists. 3 x Catia V5 CAD Designers are required, located A45 / Birmingham Airport area. They must be proficient in Catia V5 modelling and have preferably worked previously on interior plastic parts and have a good knowledge of plastic part design ie. A - D pillars etc. Previous JLR / JLR T1 supplier experience would be advantageous. Requirement is immediate, duration will be 3 months based on a standard 45 hour week (TBC). Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Birmingham

Engineering Team Leader

Engineering Team Leader Permanent Panama Shift – 24/7 Castle Donnington Salary – Up to £47,000 including shift allowance Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for an Engineering Team Leader for a Global Warehouse Automation company based in Castle Donnington. This is a Permanent role based on a Panama shift pattern. As an Engineering Team Leader, you will: Provide emergency breakdown & Maintenance support to engineers & customer – ensuring downtime is kept to a minimum Be involved in monthly meetings to discuss maintenance service to the client Co-ordinate daily maintenance duties to the team to ensure preventative maintenance plans are being carried out Technical support to engineers on site with any issues Organise any third-party technicians on site As an Engineering Team Leader, you will: Previous experience of managing/supervising teams in a maintenance/engineering role Good communication skills to be able to liaise with members of your team & customer on a day to day basis Good understanding of PLC systems Experience of working in an Automated Warehouse or on Automated systems is beneficial Experience of working on preventative & reactive maintenance duties Are you currently looking for a new job opportunity? If you are keen to hear more about this role then please get in touch with Kieron at Jonathan Lee. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Castle Donington

Senior Electric Machine Design Engineer

Senior Electric Machine Design Engineer – Automotive - Lichfield - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits This fantastic opportunity involves the design and development of high performance rotating electrical machines for innovative electric and hybrid powertrains. This role would suit an ambitious “hands on” engineer, desiring to work within a developing and globally-recognised department. As Senior Electric Machine Design Engineer – you will Interpret machine requirements in collaboration with systems, hardware and mechanical engineers to generate detailed formal specifications; Perform conceptual design from first principals applied to permanent magnet, reluctance and induction machine types; Progress machine designs from ideas to prototypes with the development of detailed models and supporting engineering documentation, through to participating in prototype build, testing and validation; Generate machine specific test plans, engineering documentation, coordinating investigations and undertaking analysis where necessary to resolve performance issues; Establish and maintain specialist design tools and methodologies to support electrical machine design; Supervising technical support staff during machine assembly and test; Support Business Development in winning new business, representing the Company at supplier, partner and customer locations, both in the UK and overseas; As Senior Electric Machine Design Engineer – you will need to demonstrate Experience of quick-sizing with emphasis on electromagnetic and thermal performance of electrical machines; Experience in designing and developing high performance brushless rotating electrical machines, typically including permanent magnet, reluctance and induction machine types; Experience and familiarity with using a range of electromagnetic FEA tools, and knowledge of the mechanical aspects that influence the design of rotating electrical machines. This would extend to a familiarity with CAD analysis tools; Experience of small to medium volume manufacturing and assembly techniques appropriate to rotating electrical machines; Good written and verbal communication skills. German language skills would be advantageous; 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 to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Lichfield

Senior Functional Safety Engineer

Senior Functional Safety Engineer - Basildon - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits Our client is a leading engineering consultancy delivering engineering consultancy projects to a range of respected OEMs. A Functional Safety Engineer role now exists to act as a central Functional Safety expert across a broad range of consultancy projects. You will support the system engineers by taking responsibility for the Functional Safety deliverables As Senior Functional Safety Engineer - you will Lead the Functional Safety activities as appropriate to the project. This will include the following key activities: Understand intended functionality of systems in a broad automotive context. Generate the necessary Functional Safety documentation for the project following ISO26262: Fault-tree analysis, hazard analysis, technical safety concepts and requirements Lead Functional Safety reviews as needed both internally with the project team and with customers As Senior Functional Safety Engineer - you will have Minimum BSc or BEng (2:1) in Automotive, Electrical or equivalent Engineering Relevant professional engineering experience (ideally Systems Engineering) Experience of leading and delivering Functional Safety activities according to ISO26262 for production automotive projects Experience in conducting/leading FMEA, FTA, FMEDA activities Experience in development of either automotive powertrain control systems, high-voltage electrical power supplies, hybrid vehicles, ADAS features or similar technical fields Good communication skills Suitably qualified and experienced Functional Safety Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Basildon

Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Principal Embedded Software Engineer – Electric Vehicle Products – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Principal Embedded Software Engineer, is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Principal Embedded Software Engineer – you will be required to Lead and participate in software architecture design and the evaluation of different processor platforms and hardware architecture solutions. Take responsibility for the firmware development of the next generation systems based on the functional safety requirements. Design robust validation strategies for software integration and testing. Provide training and technical guidance to junior members of the team and assist in resolving technical issues faced by the software team. As Principal Embedded Software Engineer – you will have An Engineering degree in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline. Excellent C and assembly language programming techniques. Experience of significant project responsibility in an Automotive Tier1 supplier or OEM. Highly knowledgeable in the areas of microprocessors for automotive ECUs, AUTOSAR, ISO26262, software architecture design tools and Firmware development. An ability to work to the V model, with demonstrable experience in requirements capture. Suitably qualified and experienced Embedded Software Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Principal Hardware Engineer, Controls

Principal Hardware Engineer - Controls – Electric Vehicle Products – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Principal Hardware Engineer is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. You will lead and contribute to the development of the next-generation control hardware platform. As Principal Hardware Engineer – Controls you will be required to Lead and participate in model-based hardware development from high level architecture design through to implementation, setting up the work flow and providing engineering solutions to automotive industry standards. Approve MCU oriented hardware design and schematic, PCB and component selection review. Provide input requirements for design, analysis, simulation and testing. Generate technical specifications, proposals and other documentation. Support the Head of Department in determining the technology roadmap and specify development milestones. Present constructive ideas to both customers and internal teams. Mentor engineering staff and help grow the technical capability of the team Work alongside embedded software engineers to specify hardware architecture. Support functional safety engineers to evaluate functional safety performance of control hardware. Guarantee efficient circulation of technical information among departments. Actively communicate with external suppliers, universities, research institutes and clients. To keep in line with cutting-edge and future trending technology As Principal Hardware Engineer - Controls – you will have A degree / PhD in electronics or related discipline. Proven experience of hardware development experience in automotive Tier 1 supplier or OEM. A familiarity with NXP or Infineon processors and peripheral circuit design. Familiarity with ISO26262 hardware design and analysis and component selection. PCB design and ASIC circuit development experience. Ideally a knowledge of SPI, CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet communication circuit design, sensing signal interface, filtering and amplifying circuit development. Familiarity with resolver, encoder etc rotor position decoding circuit design Suitably qualified and experienced Hardware Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Functional Safety Engineer

Functional Safety Engineer – Basildon - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits Our client is a leading engineering consultancy developing the next generation of powertrains (hybrid, combustion engines, transmission, electric drive, batteries and software) for a range of customers, including prestige OEMs. A Functional Safety Engineer role now exists to act as a central Functional Safety expert across a broad range of consultancy projects. You will support the system engineers by taking responsibility for the Functional Safety deliverables As Functional Safety Engineer – you will Lead the Functional Safety activities as appropriate to the project. This will include the following key activities: Understand intended functionality of systems in a broad automotive context. Generate the necessary Functional Safety documentation for the project following ISO26262: Fault-tree analysis, hazard analysis, technical safety concepts and requirements Lead Functional Safety reviews as needed both internally with the project team and with customers As Functional Safety Engineer – you will have Minimum BSc or BEng (2:1) in Automotive, Electrical or equivalent Engineering Relevant professional engineering experience (ideally Systems Engineering) Experience of leading and delivering Functional Safety activities according to ISO26262 for production automotive projects Experience in conducting/leading FMEA, FTA, FMEDA activities Experience in development of either automotive powertrain control systems, high-voltage electrical power supplies, hybrid vehicles, ADAS features or similar technical fields Good communication skills Suitably qualified and experienced Functional Safety Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Basildon

Functional Safety Engineer

Functional Safety Engineer – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits DOE A Functional Safety Engineer is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering research centre. Our client uses expert knowledge to provide a highly-respected engineering development service for a class-leading OEM. You will take a principal role in the technical management of ISO26262 Functional Safety Projects. As Functional Safety Engineer - you will be required to Work on the concept and production development of ISO26262 Functional Safety Projects Create system requirements and analysis Define and analyse hardware requirements Specify and support software verification for systems up to and including ASIL D Level. Undertake DFMEA tasks at system and sub-system levels Support the implementation of Functional Safety requirements and associated diagnostics Mentor and training of staff as required. As Functional Safety Engineer you will have Proven experience of the development of functional safety in an automotive environment, following ISO26262. Good working knowledge of functional safety standards e.g. IEC61508, DO 178B/C, ISO26262. Some experience of developing associated diagnostic requirements and strategies associated with Functional Safety implementation. Preferred experience working with hybrid and battery electric vehicles. What you will get: A competitive salary and excellent benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Functional Safety Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

Senior or Principal Electrical & Electronic Engineer

Senior / Principal Engineer – Automotive Electronics – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits DOE A Senior / Principal Engineer – Automotive Electronics is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering research centre. Our client uses expert knowledge to provide a highly-respected engineering development service for a class-leading OEM. As Senior / Principal Engineer – Automotive Electronics - you will be required to Support the development of Automotive Electronic Control Systems Support the development and delivery of electronic control architectures for diverse variants of powertrain architecture including hybrid vehicles. Support the build-up of an in-depth understanding of Electronic Powertrain Control System interactions across other vehicle systems Work within a team of engineers in the UK, and provide support to engineers based offshore Actively support effective communication with various teams to ensure that requirements are adequate and achievable. Working closely with the safety and diagnostic teams to ensure fault reaction strategy is both adequate and achievable Support the development of documented Test Procedures to effectively validate control strategies on both HiL Rig and prototype vehicles Work closely with multidiscipline teams to ensure right-first-time control systems. As Senior / Principal Engineer – Automotive Electronics you will have A minimum bachelor’s degree or equivalent in automotive, control systems or Electronics Extensive experience of both Engineering Calculations and Simulation Tools, such as Mathcad and PSpice. An excellent working knowledge of Automotive Sensors, electrically controlled Actuators, Automotive Electronic Controllers with up to date knowledge of Electronic Components. Hands on experience of Integrating them within defined Control Systems to exacting Requirements. A proven track record of successfully having worked on such systems. You will have a sound understanding of the constraints related to Electronic Powertrain Control Systems such as: drive-ability, performance capability (dynamic and fuel economy), emission and regulation constraints within the Global Automotive Market. What you will get: A competitive salary and excellent benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Electronics Engineer should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Birmingham

UI Designer - 36545 - Up to £20.00 per hour Ltd Co - Design

Job title: UI Designer (Maternity cover 12 months) Salary: £15ph - £20.00ph Location: Gaydon Automotive Design One of our world class organisations who is responsible for delivering the current range of award winning production and concept vehicles are seeking a UI designer. You will be located in the heart of two of the most exciting, fast moving car design studios in the world. Exceptional abilities in UI creation are essential. High quality layout, typography, animation, understanding UX wireframes and simply being aware of current and future design trends are critical to the role. Skills and experience: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop. Additional skills in After Effects and Adobe XD are also desirable. A good level of ability using Microsoft Office - Excel, Word and Powerpoint is also expected. A high quality portfolio exemplified with contemporary graphic design styles is an interview must, you may also be expected to produce a test piece of work if shortlisted. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. For further information please send your interest and CV to - Teresa.anderson@jonlee.co.uk JLDS Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Creative UI Designer - 36544 -

Job title: Creative UI Designer Salary: £24ph - £27.00ph Location: Gaydon Automotive Design One of our world class organisations who is responsible for delivering the current range of award winning production and concept vehicles are seeking a creative UI designer who will be creating the aesthetic design of the in-car displays Graphical User Interface (GUI) for all their vehicles. Depending on the project and the scale of the task the position will require the candidate to lead or be part of the development team of the in-car display interfaces working closely with the Interior Design team and the Human Machine Interface team to deliver a Design that is premium in execution, exquisitely detailed and highly functional in an automotive application Skills and experience: Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop. Additional skills in After Effects and Adobe XD are also desirable A high quality portfolio exemplified with contemporary graphic design styles is an interview must, you may also be expected to produce a test piece of work if shortlisted. Additional skills preferred: UI/UX development tools such as XD or Sketch plus 3D modelling and rendering and 3D animation skills (Maya or 3ds Max) are desirable but not essential. Excellent personal presentation and communication skills are essential Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. For further information please send your interest and CV to - Teresa.anderson@jonlee.co.uk JLDS Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Office Administrator and PA

Office Administrator and PA - 53221 £18.05 Ltd Co Stratford Automotive An Office Administrator is required to assist with managing the facilities needed to run the Stratford office. This company based in Stratford requires an Office Administrator to carry out the following tasks for this new contract role: Assist with managing the facilities needed to run the Stratford office. Liaise daily with the Office Manager to ensure the smooth running of the office functions. Assist in overseeing all office provisions, including Stationary and Catering. Assist in the setting up of meeting rooms, including re-configuring spaces. Liaison with all support functions i.e., Admin, Facilities, Capital Investment (all Finance), Accounting, Internal Audit, Human Resources, Purchasing and IT on all forms of operational requirements and issues. Provide assistance to all team members, as required, to facilitate the implementation of new processes, reduce unnecessary administrative burden and provide guidance on business practices. Handle important, sensitive and confidential documents concerning personnel and business decisions. Assist in developing relationships with other on-site Tenants. Assist with New Starter Packs and Inductions Calendar management for relevant Directors Arranging meetings for relevant Directors Expense Management for relevant Directors Arranging domestic and international travel for relevant Directors Calendar management Arranging meetings Arranging domestic and international travel Travel Expense Management Expense card ordering Card Expensing and tracking Any other duties as required The Office Administrator should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience working within a similar position Experience working in a busy office environment Experience in diary management Facilities management Strong MS Office skills Strong communication skills Excellent organisation skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with administration and personal assistance experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Stratford based automotive company will offer you: £18.05 Ltd Co If you have any questions about the Office Administrator 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 Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Stratford

Vehicle Package Zone Leader

Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader- Contract- Warwick - £Competitive rate This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Vehicle Packaging Engineer to join a small but complete vehicle manufacturer. The Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader will report into the Head of Vehicle Architecture and will be responsible for the creation of world class vehicle layouts in accordance with the dimensional, attribute and cost parameters defined for each programme. What You Will Do: As Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader Definition of the occupant & top hat package and responsibility for driving its development. Creation of vehicle concept proposals and vehicle package layouts. Creation of outline component and system layouts to drive the vehicle concept development. Definition of the package at the whole vehicle or package zone level. Co-ordination and leadership of multiple cross functional teams to drive issue resolution. Delivery of the package process to ensure high quality, well integrated and world class vehicle package. What You Will Need: As Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader Relevant industry experience in automotive design, being a Catia V5 user Proficient experience in whole vehicle layout and definition Expertise in understanding various inputs to define class leading vehicle packages Experience in occupant and cabin package and setup What You Will Get: As Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader A very competitive contract rate The chance to work in brand new facilities. Involvement in a range of highly innovative programmes Suitably qualified and experienced Vehicle Packaging Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk TMETC Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry
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