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Charles Cureton

Senior Consultant
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Charles specialises in the recruitment of technical and engineering professionals to the automation & robotics industry, covering a wide range of roles, including Control Systems Engineers, Electrical Design Engineers, Mechanical Design Engineers, Project Managers, Service & Commissioning Engineers and Robotics Engineers

With over 8 years’ recruitment experience, Charles has worked at various levels, including Consultant, Team Leader and Director, and has extensive knowledge and insight of the industry, which enables him to source the very best engineering & sales professionals.

Charles is dedicated to delivering an exemplary service to both candidates and clients. His reputation for providing a consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long term, productive relationships with his clients, enabling them to grow, compete and succeed in this exciting and innovative industry.

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Electrical and Electronic Design Engineer

Due to continued growth an OEM manufacturer of rotating equipment to the marine and energy industries are looking to recruit an Electrical & Electronic Design Engineer Salary: Circa £55,000 - £60,000 per annum plus benefits Suitable for: Electrical Design Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer, Electrical & Electronic Design Engineer Reporting in to the Engineering Manager you will be responsible for developing and maintaining the Electrical Design, EMC and Electrical/ Software control System Integrity of High Speed Diesel Engines manufactured and overhauled in the Colchester Facility. Developing Electrical Control system designs that meet the application requirements of the market Key Responsibilities: • Custodian of the electrical/ software designs for the high speed diesel engine range • Ensure that the electrical designs and application software for engines meet the requirements of the customer and any system interfaces have electrical integrity • Responsible for interface with Supply Chain for engine controls and Electrical/ software system design to ensure a standardised approach to delivery and development • Working with others to develop control specification for Engines that meets the customer requirements/ applications inc. Wiring Diagrames, P&ID’s , logic diagrams, • To support, future applications for the engine inculuding Functional safety , control and Instrumentation and System engineering • Working closely with Contract Management to ensure all Electrical and Software designs are available to meet overall delivery programmes • Ensure all electrical designs for current life engines are maintained to the required standard • Conduct 8D root cause analysis investigations and develop permanent corrective actions. • Conducting “DFMEA” on components and systems to identify and address design risks and determine validation needs • Creating 2D/3D electrical designs using CAD • Develop a process to ensure workload transparency such that clarity on deliverables and timings can be maintained • Be pragmatic in conflicting requirement situations as to what is the best option for the business, work across the bueibnss to deliver it. • Able to perform calculations to validate safety factors and strength reserves to satisfy product H & S requirements to CE directives • Design cost effective solutions for both one off modifications or batch productions to meet design briefs. Background and experience: • Detailed technical understanding of, and at least 5 years experience in, Electrical Control and Software systems Design for engines • Detailed understanding of production operations and facility optimization • Be very structured and organised in approach to work even in an unstructred environment • Made the business journey in a hands on way and has ability to deliver structure and process into a traditional environment • At least 5 years of related experience, preferably within a mechanical equipment manufacturing / repair facility • Must be highly proficient in use of MS Project and MS Excel • Experienced in practical Risk Management, processes and tools • Worked for a number of different organisations (ideally both large and medium sized) • Able to support UK and international travel requirements 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 / Colchester

Project Sales Engineer

As part of ambitious growth plans, a technically driven and ambitious provider of control and communication solutions are seeking to recruit a technically passionate and resourceful Project Sales Engineer to join a dynamic and talented team. Location - Home Based - Ideally placed in the Midlands or South East Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per annum plus commission, car and benefits Suitable for: Project Sales Engineer, Solution Sales Engineer, Technical Sales Engineer, Sales Manager, Business Development Manager, Account Manager The Role Help derive sales strategies for new opportunities and markets. Responsible for the sale of a range of technical solutions including Integrated IP Systems, Control & Monitoring Systems and BMS in various markets. Build a rapport and relationship with our current and prospective clients to maximise opportunities and ensure repeat business. Discuss and understand a client’s technical issues to identify and effectively communicate potential solutions. Identify future trends and market opportunities Flexible working and locations with self-driven energy to rise to a challenge. The Person Minimum skills and experience: Qualified to degree level in a relevant technical subject Demonstrable sector experience (3+ years) including project or systems sales (e.g. ITS, control systems, PLC, SCADA, networks, IP, BMS, etc.) Proven track record of meeting targets Ideal further skills and experience: Sales or delivery of BMS systems for medium to large infrastructure. Sales of Systems within Airports or Transportation Markets Technical presentations 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 / Derby

Senior Control Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth and investment this leading player within the design, development and deployment of advanced automation solutions for warehouses and distribution centres are looking to recruit a Senior Control Systems Engineer for their office based near Antwerp Salary: Circa €50,000 - €76,000 plus car/car allowance, overtime and benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC Programmer, PLC Software Engineer The Senior Control Systems Engineer will be principally working on the delivery of fully tested and documented control systems on time and within budget Key Responsibilities: The Senior Control Systems Engineer will perform the role in terms of control system definition, standards, design, specification and concept. Responsible for application engineering of HMI/PLC systems for fully automated Warehouse Control Systems. To function as a key player within a project team to deliver the system, fully tested and documented to site to the required specifications and project schedule. Involvement in system definition. Design, coding, specification and test of PLC, HMI and AC drive software. Focal point for on-site technical & commissioning. Create and maintain good relations with customers and suppliers. Company representation at both internal and external meetings. May be required to provide out of hours (pager) support for installed control systems. May be required to provide on the job training for internal and external resources. May be required to provide technical support to sales department and assist in the preparation and presentation of sales tenders and proposals. Background and experience: Education Academic recognition and practical experience in the field of electrical and controls engineering Necessary Experience Industrial experience is required with sound knowledge of all or some of the following hardware platform and associated programming languages – Beckhoff, Siemens S7, Rockwell (Allen Bradley). Be able to read and interpret electrical schematic drawings Excellent word processing and spread sheet skills. Practical experience of electrical / controls engineering & electrical installation would also be of benefit. Desirable Experience Application knowledge of industrial warehouse systems (cranes, monorails, etc.) would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge of Industrial Ethernet and modern field buses (e.g. PROFIBUS, ASI), AC drives and design experience of HMI systems would be an advantage. Industrial experience of other controls platforms (e.g. Mitsubishi, Modicon, etc). Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Control Systems 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 / Antwerp

Control Systems Engineer

Vanwege voortdurende groei en investeringen is deze toonaangevende speler op het gebied van ontwerp, ontwikkeling en inzet van geavanceerde automatiseringsoplossingen voor magazijnen en distributiecentra op zoek naar een Control Systems Engineer voor hun kantoor in de buurt van Antwerpen Salaris: Circa € 40.000 - € 60.000 plus auto / auto-uitkering, overuren en voordelen Geschikt voor: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC Programmer, PLC Software Engineer De Control Systems Engineer zal hoofdzakelijk werken aan de levering van volledig geteste en gedocumenteerde controlesystemen op tijd en binnen het budget Hoofdverantwoordelijkheden: De Control Systems Engineer zal de rol vervullen op het gebied van de definitie van het besturingssysteem, normen, ontwerp, specificatie en concept. Verantwoordelijk voor applicatie-engineering van HMI / PLC-systemen voor volledig geautomatiseerde Warehouse Control Systems. Om te functioneren als een belangrijke speler binnen een projectteam om het systeem te leveren, volledig getest en gedocumenteerd naar de site volgens de vereiste specificaties en projectplanning. Betrokkenheid bij systeemdefinitie. Ontwerp, codering, specificatie en test van PLC-, HMI- en AC-aandrijfsoftware. Aandachtspunt voor on-site technisch & inbedrijfstelling. Creëer en onderhoud goede relaties met klanten en leveranciers. Bedrijfsvertegenwoordiging op zowel interne als externe vergaderingen. Kan nodig zijn om ondersteuning buiten de uren (semafoon) te bieden voor geïnstalleerde besturingssystemen. Kan nodig zijn om on-the-job training te geven voor interne en externe middelen. Kan nodig zijn om technische ondersteuning te bieden aan de verkoopafdeling en te helpen bij de voorbereiding en presentatie van verkoopaanbiedingen en -voorstellen. Achtergrond en ervaring: Opleiding Academische erkenning en praktische ervaring op het gebied van elektrotechniek en regeltechniek Noodzakelijke ervaring Industriële ervaring is vereist met gedegen kennis van alle of sommige van de volgende hardwareplatforms en bijbehorende programmeertalen - Beckhoff, Siemens S7, Rockwell (Allen Bradley). Elektrische schematische tekeningen kunnen lezen en interpreteren Uitstekende tekstverwerking en spreadsheetvaardigheden. Praktische ervaring met elektrische / regeltechniek en elektrische installatie zou ook van voordeel zijn. Gewenste ervaring Toepassingskennis van industriële magazijnsystemen (kranen, monorails, enz.) Zou een duidelijk voordeel zijn. Kennis van industrieel Ethernet en moderne veldbussen (bijv. PROFIBUS, ASI), frequentieregelaars en ontwerpervaring van HMI-systemen zou een voordeel zijn. Industriële ervaring met andere besturingsplatforms (bijv. Mitsubishi, Modicon, enz.). Meld je zo snel mogelijk aan om in aanmerking te komen voor deze opwindende functie van Control Systems Engineer. 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 / Antwerp

Electrical Design Engineer

Due to continued growth this provider of electrical & process control services to industrial, commercial and agricultural industries is looking to recruit an experienced Electrical Design Engineer. Salary: Circa £35 - £50,000 plus benefits Suitable for: Electrical Design Engineer, Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, PLC Programmer, Project Manager The successful Electrical Design Engineer will take the design concept from the initial user required specification and produce electrical documentation for control panel systems, instrumentation and electrical installation. To see the project through to in house testing and verification. Key Responsibilities: To produce all design documentation for assigned project in accordance with customer requirements including customer design specifications, IO schedules & electrical drawings. To cover electrical, instrumentation and control. To produce a Functional Design Specification (FDS) from the User Requirement Specification (URS). Design of control systems in accordance with approved design documents using a formal structured approach. Design of machinery safety systems. To aid project management of each assigned job – to organise labour, organise materials and sign off keeping within the specified time frame. To program PLC & HMI systems in accordance with approved design documents using a formal structured approach. To fully document any design / spec modifications. To manage technical documentation and production of O&M manuals. Liaise with customer’s representatives and attend technical meetings as required. To assist Project Manager with project resource, schedule, costs and administrative tasks. Background and experience: Qualifications Electrical Competency Qualification 18th Edition BS7671 ATEX Design BSEN 60079 JiB CSCS Card (Gold Card) Experience 4 years plus design experience on electrical installation and instrumentation/control systems Design of Control Systems, PLCs, Instrumentation & Controls Dealing with client face to face Knowledge CAD based drawing package (ideally EPlan) Instrumentation BS7671 BS60204 Design Experience Other design specs, standards etc Control & Instrumentation Automation Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Electrical Design 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 / Ipswich

Electrical Automation Engineer

Due to continued growth this premier manufacturing facility based in Runcorn are seeking a talented and dedicated Electrical Automation Engineer to support this growthm deliver innovative new projects and support improvement in the existing asset base Salary: Circa £40,000 - £50,000 per annum plus benefits including car, pension, bonus, healthcare, childcare & parking Suitable for: Automation Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC Programmer, PLC Software Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Electrical Engineer Reporting in to the Site Engineering Manager you will be responsible for the following: Key Responsibilities: To provide high-level specialist automation, electrical, control, instrumentation and drive system support to the manufacturing operation. To deliver training and share knowledge of automation systems with the wider site Electrical team to improve their knowledge, skill and capability. Undertake deep-dive diagnosis of process automation problems, undertake root cause analysis and develop hard solutions to prevent re-occurrence. To project manage small project work on-site including supervision of contractors and in-house staff, commissioning, debugging and snagging of equipment to drive cutting edge performance levels of OEE: Availability, Quality and Performance. Background and experience: The candidate must be trained to programmer level on at least one of Siemens S7, Beckhoff TwinCat or Schneider PL7 PLCs, as well as having specialist knowledge of 6-axis robots, Bosch Rexroth servo drives and Schneider Altivar inverters Programming experience on 6 axis robots, ideally Yaskawa Motorman or Fanuc. Significant and demonstrated experience in Electrical Engineering with [or working towards] HND/Degree in an Engineering discipline desirable. Company support degree study. Knowledge of current technical and legislative requirements especially the Engineering standards associated with European machinery safety and CE marking regulations BS EN 60204-1 Safety of Machinery, EN ISO 13849-1 Safety of machinery NEBOSH General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety desirable Ability to develop detailed electrical design drawings, PLC programs and operational documentation Ability to perform technical electrical calculations and provide accurately schedules, reports, specifications and other information for review/approval by engineering staff Ability to use judgment and make decisions in ambiguous situations This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well respected manufacturing business. Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Electrical Automation 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 / Runcorn

Innovation Manager

Due to significant expansion a manufacturer of complex components to the aerospace sector is currently recruiting a Quality Manager. You must have a good understanding of aerospace standards, driving change, precision engineering and strong leadership skills. Commutable from: Coventry, Leicester, Derby, Nottingham, Birmingham, Hinckley, Loughborough, Rugby, Market Harborough, Corby. Salary: £ 41,526 - £ 49,553 p.a. + Excellent Pension Scheme, 34 days holiday plus Bank Holidays Suitable for: Innovation Manager, Research Engineer, Research Associate, R&D Engineer, Software Engineer, Robotics Engineer, Research Fellow The Role To work with Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to help de-risk and accelerate innovation and growth in SMEs by the application of digital manufacturing best practice, new research led technology, techniques and knowhow. The role will provide SMEs with access to a range of technology area and subsequent new opportunities for innovative products, processes and business models. You will help to deliver on our Digital Innovation for Manufacturing (DI4M) project. The project helps manufacturing supply chain SMEs become more productive and competitive via the application of the latest advances in manufacturing technology and thinking. The Person The ideal candidate will have experience in a technical leadership role, with a strong background in software development, and a technical specialism in at least one of the following: developing and managing software projects for industrial IoT devices industrial network protocols, controls and manufacturing machine communications web development, focussed on server-side code with knowledge of network security We are looking for candidates with experience in managing the software lifecycle to lead the deployment of professional systems into our clients. The candidate must be an analytical problem-solver with the ability to get things done, working both independently and within a team. The ability to build relationships with industrial and academic collaborators to harness capability, and to shape opportunities for business growth, is essential. Ideally, you will have experience of and a passion for working in the manufacturing sector. 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 / Coventry

Controls Engineer

Due to significant expansion a leading automation solutions provider are looking to recruit a number of Controls Engineers. You must have significant experience in the design of control systems for factory or machine automation projects Commutable from: Coventry, Northampton, Welliungborough, Oxford, Milton Keynes, Aylesbury, Solihull, Daventry, Bicester, Rugby, Towcester Salary: Competitive Salary plus Company Car, Overtime, Pension Scheme, Private Healthcare, 25 Days Holiday plus Bank Holidays and Training & Development Suitable for: Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Software & Commisisoning Engineer, PLC Software Engineer, Electrical Design Engineer, Automation Engineer The Role To provide complete controls design including electrical design, software design and commissioning within cost and time scale constraints for a material-handling project, whilst ensuring the solution meets the requirements of the project. Responsibilities will include: To interpret design input information to produce control system designs Production of completed PLC software for control of a material handling sub system, including safety compliant code for safety portion To produce required health and safety documentation including, but not limited to method statements and risk assessments To commission controls systems on site and to provide support to system integration commissioning activities To provide control system training for the end user The Person Educated to a minimum of HNC/HND in Electrical Engineering or related relevant discipline Prior experience working in a similar role, including controls design and commissioning within an automation based industry, ideally within the automated warehouse industry Previous use of CAD tools, (AutoCAD, EPLAN) Good understanding of PLCs (Siemens or Allen Bradley) Good understanding of fieldbus systems and I/O equipment, e.g. Profibus, Profinet, ASi, TCP/IP Good understanding of other controls automation related equipment, e.g. Bar code scanners, HMIs, Variable frequency drives Working knowledge of relevant standards governing the controls automation industry To be conversant with AutoCAD, E-plan, Word, Excel, Project, Outlook. 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 / Banbury

Senior Control Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth this unique systems integrator of automation, electrical and control solutions are looking to recruit an experienced Control Systems Engineer for their office in Kent Salary: Circa £44,000 - £57,000 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, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Engineer About The Role An incredible career opportunity has become available for a Senior Control Systems Engineer to join our Projects team 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 PLC, HMI and SCADA software on high value projects in a fast paced and evolving industry sector. The role also includes a significant amount of customer facing duties and some site work. Our expectations would be for you to be a proactive team player that strives to deliver high quality work and the highest level of customer service. 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 PLC, HMI and SCADA software Perform testing with customers Carry out on-site commissioning Compile training manuals and run customer training sessions Required Skills and Experience Ability to work unsupervised. Intermediate level of experience with Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, Wonderware (InTouch and/or System Platform) based 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) 5+ years experience of 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 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 VINCI Company shares scheme Workplace Pension Cycle to work scheme £500 Training allowance per year for work related development Salary £44,000– £57,000 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

Control Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth this unique systems integrator of automation, electrical and control solutions are looking to recruit an experienced Control Systems Engineer for their office in Kent Salary: Circa £31,000 - £44,000 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, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Software Engineer, Project Engineer About The Role An incredible career opportunity has become available for a Software Control Systems Engineer to join our Projects team 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 PLC, HMI and SCADA software on high value projects in a fast paced and evolving industry sector. The role also includes a significant amount of customer facing duties and some site work. Our expectations would be for you to be a proactive team player that strives to deliver high quality work and the highest level of customer service. 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 PLC, HMI and SCADA software Perform testing with customers Carry out on-site commissioning Compile training manuals and run customer training sessions Required Skills and Experience Ability to work unsupervised. Intermediate level of experience with Rockwell, Siemens, Schneider, Wonderware (InTouch and/or System Platform) based 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) 5+ years experience of 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 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 VINCI Company shares scheme Workplace Pension Cycle to work scheme £500 Training allowance per year for work related development Salary £31,000– £44,000 depending on experience Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Business Development Manager 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 / Maidstone

Control Systems Engineer

Due to continued growth this specialist provider of process control systems to the food & beverage industry is looking to recruit a number of Automation Engineers to deliver full life cycle turnkey projects for a blue chip client base Salary: Circa £30,000 - £40,000 per annum plus benefits including profit related pay and a discretionary bonus once a year, a summer BBQ for employees and their families and a Christmas party for employees and their partners, both of which are totally paid for by the Company. They also have the usual 25 day’s holiday, pension scheme and private medical scheme. Suitable for: Automation Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer, Software Engineer, Commissioning Engineer Key Responsibilities: Leading turnkey projects, including time, cost and quality responsibilities Leading other multi disciplined engineers on your projects Customer interface regarding all project matters, including commercial aspects Production of necessary documentation (FDS, Manuals etc.) Design and coding of some PLC/SCADA control system software (Rockwell, Siemens TIA, Intouch are preferred) Testing and Acceptance testing with Customers x Involvement with commissioning of systems on site Modifications to hardware and panels on site (24VDC, 230VAC, 415VAC) Training of Customer personnel Provision of Customer support services, including 24/7 out of hours support Background and experience: Fluent in English language Technical/Vocational diploma or degree in electrical or automation engineering Proven skills & capabilities in performing above tasks Proven project leader, flexible, self motivated, works well as part of a team Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) Ready to travel in the UK and worldwide, flexible schedule, approx. 30-40% per year Minimum 3-5 years of project experience with examples of leadership achievements This role offers International, successful company with sustainable prospects for the future Professional, dynamic work environment with an open communication culture Exciting development and training opportunities Competitive salary package with comprehensive benefits Please apply as soon as possible to be considered for this exciting Automation 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 / Peterborough

Control Systems Engineer

Due to investment in the next level of automated technologies, a leading high technology business is currently recruiting a Control Systems Engineer. Commutable from: Oxford, Swindon, Bicester, Newbury, Aylesbury, Didcot, Wantage Salary: £ 40,000 - £ 50,000 p.a. + benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, Software Engineer The Role This role exists to be one of the key players in the design and development of PLC / PC software for both machine accessories and retro-fits, for both current and new equipment and automation. It is one of a group of multi-functional Engineers with the ability to identify and problem solve issues related to production processes, equipment, and manufacturability. Responsibilities will include: Works in conjunction with mechanical, electrical and automation engineering, and colleagues in Research & Development in the development of current machines, and the design of new machines with particular focus on all aspects of software including development and maintenance Project manages with hands-on ownership of all aspects of software developments, from detailed design through to final validation Ensure all prototypes are programmed to the correct/desired standard and are validated for use The Person 3+ years in machine / automation software development Specific experience of working with industrial machinery within a technical environment, not just a general software engineering or infrastructure background Multi language PLC / PAC programming capabilities; Omron-Sysmac, Siemens TIA, Rockwell – ControlLogix/CompactLogix, Opto 22 desirable Experience in HMI design Proficient in software troubleshooting Excellent problem-solving skills and able to demonstrate a flair for creativity and innovation Able to work independently and demonstrate excellent organisational, time management and prioritisation skills, between multiple projects Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales Good written and verbal communication skills and the ability to communicate at all levels Able to work successfully in a multi-disciplinary project team 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 / Abingdon

Lead Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth and a strong project order book a leading provider of engineering & control systems solutions are looking to recruit a Lead Control Systems Engineer. You must have a good understanding of PLC and SCADA applications engineering and proven leadership skills. Commutable from: Hounslow, Uxbridge, Slough, Weybridge, Twickenham, Brentford, Kingston upon Thames Salary: £ 55,000 - £ 65,000 p.a. + excellent benefits package Suitable for: Lead Control Systems Engineer, Principal Control Systems Engineer, Lead Automation Engineer, Technical Manager The Role You will lead and manage a team of Controls Engineers involved in the design, development, testing and commissioning of control and communication systems across multiple projects The Person Lead engineer, experienced in technical management of controls engineers 10 years experience in PLC and SCADA applications engineering Knowledge and experience of Rockwell and/or Siemens industrial automation products Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve across multiple projects, and coach and develop the skills of your team Ability to design and plan solutions and architectures for complex automation projects, and support bid production Programming, networking and communications technology skills Experience in safety and security applications an advantage 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 / Hounslow

Controls Engineer

Due to continued growth this leading provider of innovative automation solutions is looking for an experienced Controls Engineer Salary: Circa £35,000 - £50,000 per annum plus overtime (OTE Up to £70,000 per annum) car/car allowance and benefits Suitable for: Controls Engineer, Control Systems Engineer, Automation Engineer, Software & Commissioning Engineer, PLC Software Engineer, PLC Programmer Reporting in to the Controls Manager, the Controls Engineer will be focused on the delivery of fully tested and documented control systems on time and within budget Key Responsibilities: The CSE will perform the role of Electrical Project Engineer in terms of control system definition, standards, design, specification and concept. Responsible for application engineering of HMI/PLC systems for fully automated Warehouse Control Systems. To function as a key player within a project team to deliver the system, fully tested and documented to site to the required specifications and project schedule. Involvement in system definition. Design, coding, specification and test of PLC, HMI and AC drive software. Focal point for on-site technical & commissioning. Create and maintain good relations with customers and suppliers. Company representation at both internal and external meetings. May be required to provide out of hours (pager) support for installed control systems. May be required to provide on the job training for internal and external resources. May be required to provide technical support to sales department and assist in the preparation and presentation of sales tenders and proposals. Background and experience: Essential Industrial experience is required with sound knowledge of all or some of the following hardware platform and associated programming languages – Beckhoff, Siemens S7, Rockwell (Allen Bradley). Be able to read and interpret electrical schematic drawings Excellent word processing and spread sheet skills. Practical experience of electrical / controls engineering & electrical installation would also be of benefit. Desirable Application knowledge of industrial warehouse systems (cranes, monorails, etc.) would be a distinct advantage. Knowledge of Industrial Ethernet and modern field buses (e.g. PROFIBUS, ASI), AC drives and design experience of HMI systems would be an advantage. Industrial experience of other controls platforms (e.g. Mitsubishi, Modicon, etc). 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 Controls 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

Software Developer

Due to continued growth this unique software company specialising within control and automation solutions is looking to recruit a Software Developer Salary: Circa £20,000 - £40,000 per annum plus excellent benefits Suitable for: Software Developer, Software Engineer, Web Developer, Software Architect, Full Stack Developer An incredible career opportunity has become available for a Software Developer/Engineer to join one a Projects team based in Hampshire. Reporting to the Project team leader the role is to contribute to delivering a variety of different projects to the company’s key accounts. The role will include the development of web applications, cloud architecture, mobile application, and full stack development. The role also includes a significant amount of customer facing duties and some site work. The expectations would be for you to be a proactive team player that strives to deliver high quality work and the highest level of customer service. Key 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 Web application development, cloud architecture, mobile application development, full stack development Perform testing with customers Carry out on-site commissioning Compile training manuals and run customer training sessions Background and experience: Experience working with one or more of the following: web application development, cloud architecture, mobile application development, full stack development 1+ years’ experience of writing software and working with customers delivering projects or the ability to demonstrate examples of projects utilising the skillset detailed below Cloud platforms (Azure preferred) HTML, CSS (following modern, responsive design patterns) and JS (vanilla or modern frameworks e.g. React, Angular or Vue) Experience in the use of a modern server-side language (e.g. NodeJS, Python, Go, Rust, Java or .NET Core) Design and implementation of REST APIs SQL (T-SQL/SQL Server preferred but MySQL or PostgreSQL are acceptable) Unit testing Integration testing About You Ability to work unsupervised. Willingness to learn new technologies (PLC, SCADA) Passionate about current and emerging web and mobile technologies Highly motivated, organised and flexible Positive, personable and happy team player 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 £20,000 – £40,000 dependant on experience (graduates considered) 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 / Waterlooville

Control Systems Engineer

Due to growth plans and a healthy project order book an expanding technology company based in Sheffield are looking to recruit an additional Control Systems Engineer. The company works predominantly in the Oil & Gas, Metals, Food & Bev, Materials Handling and General Process Industries, carrying out IT, Automation & Control System and Safety System design and implementation. They are an expanding company with a policy of promoting from within, the next step up for a candidate successful in this position would be as a Senior Engineer (i.e. increasing financial responsibility and management of more junior staff). Commutable from: Sheffield, Chesterfield, Rotherham, Doncaster, Barnsley, Mansfield. Salary: £ 30,000 - £ 40,000 p.a. + benefits Suitable for: Control Systems Engineer, Controls Engineer, Automation Engineer, PLC/SCADA Engineer The Role As a Control Systems Engineer, your responsibilities include: Design, implement and commissioning of control systems specification writing Panel design, PLC and DCS programming, SCADA configuration, supervision of subcontractors, client meetings / technical liaison, commissioning of systems and site support. The ability to self-motivate and learn are essential, as you will be working on projects with differing technical requirements. You will be based in the office however there will be site work and attending meetings as required. The Person Degree or equivalent in electrical, control engineering or related discipline. Minimum of 3 years’ experience of electrical / PLC & SCADA systems design and commissioning across the UK and possibly internationally, ideally in a systems integration organisation. Systems experience: Electrical, PLC (Rockwell) / SCADA) (essential), high level software experience / database design / Instrumentation (beneficial) 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 / Sheffield

Controls and Support Engineer

THE ROLE: We are looking for an experienced Controls and Support Engineer to join the newly formed Support and Small Projects Team for our client in Sheffield. This is a fantastic opportunity to work for a leading Control, Automation and Safety Systems Integrator with over 20 years engineering competence in the local area. The overview of this new varied and interesting role includes: Office based role with site support visits to local companies Providing PLC, HMI, SCADA and LV Electrical support for varied client base Participation working on control system projects Undertake modifications to existing electrical control systems On-site control system support when required Preparation of quotations for new projects and support contracts Participate in company 24/7 on-call rota Asist Support Manager with provision of support contracts Undertaking of work/support offshore for the oil and gas sector MAIN TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES Resolving of control system support issues relating to PLC, HMI, SCADA and Various communications methods via office remote connection or site visit. Participating in annual maintenance visits to various local sites to undertake backups and quotation capture. Participate in the company 24/7 callout rota. This will be approx. Preparation of quotations including upgrades, replacements and enhancements of existing equipment and systems. Work on small control system projects full lifecycle from quotation stage through to final commissioning. Asist project teams with large control system projects when required. Help the Support Manager increase the Small Projects and Support workload by generating further work with existing clients. REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE Experience using various Rockwell Automation PLC, HMI and SCADA packages predominantly: RSLogix5, RSLogix500, RSLogix5000, Studio5000, RSView32 and FactoryTalk. Exposure to any Siemens PLC, HMI and SCADA packages would be advantageous. Exposure to any Schneider/Modicon PLC, HMI and SCADA packages would be advantageous. Strong engineering background with a technical knowledge of Control, Automation and Safety Systems applications, equipment and terminology Highly motivated with a positive attitude and methodical approach to problem solving Commercial awareness and the ability to help build the company support base Experience working offshore would be advantageous but training will be provided subject to eligibility and passing medical. ABOUT THE COMPANY Based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, my client are a leading supplier of Control and Information Technology Systems to a wide range of prestigious multi-national customers. They deliver a quality engineering service to their clients across a wide range of technologies and applications, and have established an excellent reputation for the implementation of sophisticated Control and Safety Systems. They focus on high-quality from leading suppliers of: PLC and Control Systems SCADA and DCS Systems Programmable and Hard-Wired Safety Systems Motor Control Centres Instrumentation Reporting and Tracking Software Industry 4.0 Applications. They offer flexible working arrangements in a relaxed and friendly environment, in spacious modern offices with shower facilities. Car parking and garage use for secure pushbike and motorbike parking. 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 / Sheffield
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