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Chiara Caterisano

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Chiara specialises in supporting the permanent, contract, retained and interim activities through the identification of local and international talent pools.

Chiara’s focus is understanding client requirements, identifying effective delivery strategies and resourcing solutions on behalf of major OEM’s, 1st Tier and SME clients across the UK and mainland Europe.

Working on project based resourcing, retained or contingency basis, she has succesfully recruited for companies across the UK.

With her consultative, open and honest approach means that she can add real value to your recruitment process , designing a bespoke solution to best meet your specific needs.

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Senior Engineer - Closures

Senior Closures Engineer- Coventry Automotive A Senior Closures Engineer is required to work for our client a global automotive OEM based in Coventry. They will need to develop exterior systems that satisfy customer expectation meeting quality, cost and timing targets. The role is varied and stimulating and you will be given the opportunity to develop more than one component/system (Bonnet, doors, locks, latches, release handles, side glass and window regulators, tailgate sealing, fuel filler etc.) and to be responsible for integration, design and development. Working in close collaboration with the Studio Designers and the Engineering Departments, the Exterior Trim Engineer will need to: Deliver closures systems design using CATIA V5 to create and manipulate geometry Interface heavily with packaging to look at platform and vehicle structure, evaluating carry over content for suitability Provide technical support to engineering teams supporting the development of DFMEA's Support some advanced engineering work within the technology organisation What You Will Need: Catia V5 skills - these must be current (not rusty) Good understanding of engineering principles Automotive experience Product group experience across one or more exterior trim components What You Will Get: An excellent salary and benefits package Ongoing professional development The chance to work in brand new state of the art facilities Involvement in a range of highly innovative programmes Demand for this role will be undoubtedly be high so please apply today. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Chiara Caterisano at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446157 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.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Senior Design Engineer- Exterior Trim

Senior Exterior Trim Engineer- Coventry Automotive A Senior Exterior Trim Engineer is required to work for our client a global automotive OEM based in Coventry. They will need to develop exterior systems that satisfy customer expectation meeting quality, cost and timing targets. The role is varied and stimulating and you will be given the opportunity to develop more than one component/system iof exterior trim (Bumpers, finishers, rad grilles, spoilers, glazing, wipers, brightware etc.) and to be responsible for the integration, design and development. Working in close collaboration with the Studio Designers and the Engineering Departments, the Exterior Trim Engineer will need to: Deliver exterior systems design using CATIA V5 to create and manipulate geometry Interface heavily with packaging to look at platform and vehicle structure, evaluating carry over content for suitability Provide technical support to engineering teams supporting the development of DFMEA's Support some advanced engineering work within the technology organisation What You Will Need: Catia V5 skills - these must be current (not rusty) Good understanding of engineering principles Automotive experience Product group experience across one or more exterior trim components What You Will Get: An excellent salary and benefits package Ongoing professional development The chance to work in brand new state of the art facilities Involvement in a range of highly innovative programmes Demand for this role will be undoubtedly be high so please apply today. If you have any questions about this position, please contact Chiara Caterisano at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446157 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.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Trim Developer / Engineer

Trim Development Engineer This is an exciting time for our Client as their business has seen significant growth over the last few years and more recently completed some valuable acquisitions to greater support expansion. Due to the increase in business they are looking to complement their teams based across the country and are currently recruiting for a Trim Engineer to support the business based in Coventry. As a Trim Engineer you will be responsible for: Prototype production level cover patterns and prototype seat development to support styling reviews. Support pre-production and production launches of trim covers, ensuring timely closure of engineering design related concerns. Control and implement trim development work order system and monitor and liaise with trim technicians on trim changes pre and post job. Ensure feasibility for trim design to customer and internal standards and liaise with program teams & report technical trim changes. Own program PLM, RFQ, ECN, & DCR as well as the Trim BOM, DFMEA's, trim drawing release review and undertake tasks from internal& external meetings Your Profile The successful candidate will hold a degree level qualification in manufacturing engineering / materials / product development. You will have worked in a similar environment and can demonstrate knowledge and expertise in manufacturing engineering procedures and standards. You will have experience of facility & tooling requirements, process documentation, work station layout planning. Experience working with MS Word and Excel is a must you will need experience in production patterning and capability able to produce foams from CAD sections.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Lead CAE Engineer - Crashworthiness / NVH

Job title: Lead CAE Engineer - Crashworthiness / NVH Salary: DOE Location: South West A Lead CAE Engineer is required with knowledge of crashworthiness and/or NVH on Body systems and components to work within the Body Engineering Team of our automotive function. Due to the development of a new state of the art vehicle this company, an innovative and forward-thinking technology company based in South West requires a well-organised and proactive CAE Lead with experience of leading simulation projects from concept to detail stage. As a CAE Lead you will be required to: Manage the creation of CAE models from concept to detail stage Lead and mentor junior and senior CAE engineers to deliver engineering solutions and gateway status reports Ensure consistent use of state of the art methods across the team and lead the development of advanced practices Support the definition and monitoring of component, system and vehicle level testing Help develop body and vehicle engineering standards Collaborate closely with the Safety team to develop integrated structure/restraints solutions Integrate performance across all major attributes: NVH, crash worthiness, pedestrian protection and durability, within CAE, Body Engineering and Vehicle Engineering groups What You Will Need: Master degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent (other relevant engineering disciplines will be considered) CAE simulation experience when required Experience leading a team In depth knowledge in the fields of either NVH or Crashworthiness Experience with crashworthiness software or experience with structural dynamic analysis software Very good working knowledge of first engineering principles and fundamentals of body engineering Ability to approach any complex issue using simple approach (hand calculations, excel) and break them down into individual activities, progressively increasing the level of detail. Sound knowledge of materials and manufacturing requirements, mechanical properties and failure mechanism Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally Ability to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams in an often high-pressure, competitive environment Self-starter - ability to work independently and take initiative, solve problems and contribute above and beyond scope of role to support overall project success when required Excellent team-working skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of delivering simulation programs within the BIW, composites arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CAE Lead role, please email Chiara Caterisano at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Bristol, England

Lead Engineer- Interior Trim

Job title: Lead Design Engineer (Interior Trim / Moulded Components) Location: South West Automotive, CAD, Design, Development, Trim, DVP, CAE, VAVE A Lead Engineer is required with knowledge of interior trim or injection moulded components. Candidates with experience of any injection moulded products (automotive, aerospace, motorsport, consumer products, etc.) with a creative approach would be well received. Due to the development of a new state of the art vehicle, this company, a technology leader and pioneering company based in South West requires a creative and innovative Lead Engineer with experience of delivering relevant Automotive component/system within OEM/Tier 1. As a Lead Engineer you will be required to: Deliver trim projects from initial concept through to production. Team Management / Supervision / recruitment and mentoring. Champion great design to produce seating that meets all performance and functional criteria. Applying problem solving techniques to support the vision specification for new product concepts. Participate and lead brainstorms and gather research to support new product concepts. Work with research teams to integrate and develop new technology research into final design. Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved. Use established development processes, good engineering practice and discipline to deliver robust design solutions to agreed timescales. Communicate cross functionally to ensure effective and timely input. Prepare for (and participate in when required) design reviews with Design Managers and Concept Design Director as required. Requirements Degree Qualified within a relevant Automotive / Engineering discipline. Specialist in seating - experience overseeing full lifecycle from concept to production. Proven project management experience demonstrated by recent delivery, on time & to budget. Proven track record of managing resource. Experience in mechanical engineering, mechanisms, structures. Experience of safety systems and their interaction with seating. Understanding of electrical interfaces. Experience of supplier management with Tier 1 or Tier 2 suppliers. Proven ability to communicate through 2D & 3D media such as sketching, CAD, model making, surface modelling. Sound knowledge manufacturing techniques, engineering standards, International regulations and Requirements: DFM, Validation, PLM, DFMEA etc A good balance of practical and theoretical skills; calculations from first principles; prototype rig building and industry test methods to analyse the design. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Design Engineer to join a company enjoying huge expansion and develop their career. In return for their experience, this South West-based innovative automotive company will offer you: great basic salary plus bonus and benefits an excellent working environment that focuses on innovation and creativity Career progression and development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of delivering design programs within the Automotive arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about this role, please contact Chiara Caterisano at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446157 or email

Permanent / South West England, England

Lead BIW NVH Engineer

Lead BIW NVH Engineer - Coventry - £Highly competitive DOE This role is to provide specialist technical leadership, design and development activities in the field of automotive BIW and NVH CAE supporting the Chief Engineer and body design teams. To collate and support CAE, testing and benchmark activities in the technical area. The Lead Engineer will report directly to the Chief Engineer, working closely with the other engineering functions to design and develop vehicles from concept to production to meet time, cost and specification requirements. As a Lead BIW NVH Engineer it will be your responsibility: To lead the development of automotive BIW and NVH CAE for various new vehicle platforms for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the project and other related activities in the field outlined. This includes effective technical management, CAE analysis, planning, monitoring, use of resources and review, in conjunction with all other areas of technical specialism within the project. To actively participate in decision making and planning reviews to ensure timely delivery of the programmes to the benefit of internal parties and external collaborators. To provide specialist technical leadership in the field of automotive BIW and NVH CAE for hybrid and battery electric vehicles. To represent the Client as a credible authority on automotive BIW and NVH CAE design and development with current and future collaborative partners. To be responsible for the analysis and related test and development activities for the technical area both externally and in the project workshops. Work with Principal Engineers to determine the systems strategy and create a successful plan of work for each vehicle platform. Work with your colleagues to deliver solutions to the project requirements. To establish collaborative test, research and product development activities with partner organisations and suppliers. To disseminate project output using appropriate tools such as project reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As a Lead BIW NVH Engineer you will have: Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering subject. Specialised knowledge of automotive BIW and NVH CAE design and development. A successful track record of leadership with the ability to influence and motivate others to achieve outstanding results. Experience of liaising directly with industrial partners to understand project requirements to enable continuous improvements. Technical and personal credibility, working effectively with cross-functional teams and other business functions. Ability to demonstrate an innovative approach to the product design, allowing new technologies to be implemented. Suitably qualified and experienced Lead BIW NVH Engineers should apply today by contacting Chiara Caterisano on 01384 446157 or by emailing their CV and covering letter.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

PMST Lead, seating

Job title: PMST Lead Salary: up to £51,000 pa plus benefits Location: South West Automotive, CAD, Design, Development, Seating, Interior Trim, Leading, DVP, CAE A PMST Lead is required with knowledge of seating systems and interior trim. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to the development of a new state of the art vehicle this company, an innovative and forward-thinking technology company based in South West requires a well-organized and proactive PMST Lead with experience of leading product development projects within seating and/or interior trim for a new permanent role. As a PMST Lead you will be required to: Apply innovative problem-solving skills to support the vision for new product concepts, championing design to produce products that meet performance and functional criteria. Work with research teams to integrate and develop new technology research into the final design for seating and interior trim components and systems. Take an active, hands-on role to ensure that all engineering problems are resolved thoroughly while preparing design reviews with Design Managers and Concept Design Director. Ability to lead teams in the delivery of new product development programs from concept through to production. Communicate between all teams and stakeholders within RDD and Global Operations to ensure effective and timely input to meet program gateways The PMST Lead should have the following skills or experience: Previous experience of product design, managing resource and delivering to time scales. Experience in interior design, seating and ergonomics with a creative and considered approach to problem solving, adhering to clear design processes. A good balance of practical and theoretical skills; calculations from first principles; prototype rig building and industry test methods to analyse the design. Experience with CAD surface modelling and CAE development with experience of taking products from concepts through to production Knowledge engineering standards, International regulations and Requirements - DFM, Validation, PLM, DFMEA, DVP&R and VA/VE. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of seating systems and interior trim seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this South West-based innovative automotive company will offer you: up to £51,000 pa plus bonus and benefits An excellent working environment that focuses on innovation and creativity Career progression and development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of delivering design programs within the seating and interior trim arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the PMST Lead role, please email Chiara Caterisano at Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / South West England, England