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Gemma Skidmore

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Gemma is a recruitment consultant with 15 years’ experience in technical engineering recruitment. She specialises in the sourcing and placement engineering professionals within the rail, automotive and off highway industries.

Gemma is adept at recruiting hard-to-find candidates, from skilled professionals through to senior management appointments on both a contract and permanent basis.

Gemma has worked with SMEs and larger corporates managing the service from start to finish. Her consultative and partnership approach allows her to form long-term, productive relationships with her clients.

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Programming and Diagnostic (VCATs) Engineer

Programming and Diagnostics VCAT Engineer Permanent Norfolk This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Programming and Diagnostics VCAT Engineer to join a small OEM who are at the forefront of innovation in automotive technology. This role provides an exciting opportunity to work on class-leading prestige sports cars. As Programming and Diagnostics VCAT Engineer you will support Manufacturing & Projects in all aspects of Vehicle Configuration and Testing. Achieving all project gateways is key to the successful delivery of all new products, you will therefore support in the delivery of all internal program & defined supplier milestones to ensure this happens. The objective of the role is to ensure that we enter production with a robust process, that avoids the potential for any quality defects related to these systems from reaching the end customer. The role will require close interaction with the engineering teams currently developing these systems. What You Will Do: As Programming and Diagnostics VCAT Engineer; Develop a comprehensive manufacturing readiness plan in relation to the systems listed. Manage all activities related to this manufacturing readiness plan through to production and beyond. Specify and assist in sourcing the hardware and related control systems that will be required within the production facility, for on line programming (SWDL), on line system testing (ECOS), off line Active safety systems testing & calibration, roll test calibration, diagnostics and fault code capture/clear. Off line rectification. Author & modify existing VCAT test scripts for the above processes. Identify resource requirements and training needs and participate in developing a qualified team. Provide input to the engineering team developing these systems to ensure that the systems as developed are compatible with the chosen production methods and systems. Contribute to DFMEA's and lead the preparation pf PFMEA's for these systems. Provide ongoing support following production prototype builds, for SOP readiness, for future models, new features, cost-reduction programmes etc. What You Will Need: As Programming and Diagnostics VCATs Engineer; Strong HNC/HND/Degree in Mechanical. Automotive Engineering or relevant discipline Good working knowledge of project delivery within an OEM automotive manufacturer Experience working on VCAT scripts and with EOL testing system Programming skills associated with VCAT and Volvo software Self-motivated, with the ability to work on your own initiative and have good time management skills What You Will Get: As Programming and Diagnostics VCAT Engineer; A competitive salary, with career development and training opportunities The chance to work on prestige sports cars Involvement in a range of highly innovative programmes Suitably qualified and experienced Programming and Diagnostics VCAT Engineer should apply today. 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 / Norfolk

Design Engineer

Design Engineer Bedford Permanent Our client design, manufacture and supply advanced components for industrial applications. They operate in a number of key markets which include marine, energy and propulsion. We are recruiting for a Mechanical Design Engineer who will be required to provide design for manufacture within an ISO 9001 environment. What is required: Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) preferred or Minimum Higher National Certificate (HND/HNC) / Diploma with appropriate industrial experience minimum. Substantial mechanical design experience within a 3D CAD environment. Application experience of FEA software is preferred. Engineering experience related to rotating machinery is preferred. A dynamic team player with positive attitude and a “Rolled up sleeves/Get it done” work ethic. What you will do: Design for manufacture. Produce 3D part models and assemblies and detailed 2D component and assembly drawings, using the company’s 3D CAD systems (NX, Inventor and AutoCAD software) (other 3D CAD experience is accepted) Provide calculations for performance and safety considerations including FEA and FMEA analysis. Project manage new product development as well as existing products and individual one-off projects. This may involve assemblies for quotation requiring investigation work including the production of precise layouts, design improvements of existing components and part rationalisation. Embrace company VAVE processes to generate the most cost-effective solutions and designs. Produce detailed material specifications, product IOM manuals and other technical reports/documentation as required. Produce and amend Bills of Material. Identify improvement opportunities and participate in and lead continuous improvement activities including team kaizen events. Undertake other work within the Engineering department as may be determined by the department Manager from time to time, up to or at a level consistent with the principal responsibilities of the job. This could include practical work in the test facility or visits to suppliers and customers in the UK and abroad. For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore. 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 / Bedford

Sales Manager- safety critical systems

Sales Manager (Rolling Stock) Competitive Salary + Pension + Life Assurance Lower Saxony, Germany This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Sales Manager to join a a World leader in the design and manufacture of safety critical equipment used in a wide range of applications in the Rail, Elevator and Industrial sectors. The Sales Manager will report into the UK Sales Director and will be liaising with, supporting, visiting and developing new as well as existing Rolling Stock customers, primarily across the region. What You Will Do As a Sales Manager you will be respondible for: Work with and guide sales / technical support teams based in the UK, India and China. Be the commercial frontline for all customers, offering administrative and product support. Commercially support and develop existing customers across the region. Identify, profile and develop new customer prospective business in the region. Work to existing product pricing structures. Liaise closely with colleagues in Marketing, Applications & Design Engineering, Quality, Purchasing and Production. Implement customer price reviews that have been agreed. Process and advise on the terms of contracts, agreements, NDA’s etc with customers. Regularly update the company’s CRM system (Salesforce) with all relevant customer details and market information. Periodically visit customers as part of the new business development of them Produce monthly reports regarding activity and customer development. What You Will Need As a Sales Manager you will be/have: Experience in providing customer support (commercial, technical, application engineering) within the rail, rail component or associated sectors. Possess experience working in an industrial / manufacturing sales or commercial role. An appreciation of engineering principles, along with the capacity to learn about engineered products, especially mechanics and hydraulics. Strong relationship building abilities. A proven track record in business development. Experience in liaising and working with various customer departments including engineering and purchasing. Computer literate, including competency with Microsoft Office and a CRM system. Experience with an MRP system would be advantageous. Suitably qualified and experienced Sales/Account/Business Development Managers should apply today or email their CV and covering letter to chiara.caterisano@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 / Hildesheim

Lead Controls Development Engineer - ADAS

ADAS Controls and Software Lead Engineer Warwick Contract £market rates An ADAS – Controls and Software Lead Engineer is required for a flourishing department working in the field of passenger and commercial vehicles. The successful candidate will lead the Controls and Software Team, particularly in the development of ADAS. You will deliver the next generation of ADAS, Connectivity and HMI systems onto both passenger cars and commercial vehicles. As ADAS – Controls and Software Lead Engineer – you will be required to Lead the team to develop features suitable for the domestic Indian market applications eg. ADAS including camera, RADAR and data fusion systems. Ensure that appropriate processes are used for development (eg. TCDS including failure mode analysis, safety case etc) Develop and maintain the ADAS technology roadmap (with a route to autonomy) Develop and register innovation ideas to enhance the company’s intellectual property portfolio. Work with start-up companies to introduce new technologies. Develop and maintain relationships with external partners and academic institutions. Identify requirements and develop systems solutions (hardware and software) for vehicle features. Develop sensing and control solutions for vehicle features, utilising appropriate tools (eg. MATLAB, Simulink, software, prototype hardware, CANalyzer, version control and documentation Occasional limited travel to India As ADAS – Controls and Software Lead Engineer you will have Extensive technical experience in the area of Camera, LIDAR or RADAR systems for ADAS applications. Excellent technical and line management skills The ability to develop technical project proposals and plans. Delivery of technical presentations to senior managers and external consortiums and conferences. What you will get: A long term contract whilst working on highly-rewarding international projects. Training, support and career advancement. For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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

Quality Auditor

Quality Auditor Wolverhampton Permanent We are looking for a Quality Auditor who is accustomed to internal auditing to perform a wide variety of Quality Control tasks throughout the production system. Joining an established company with a strong reputation in the aerospace and defence sectors this will support the on-going development of our industry leading Quality department. Tasks include product inspection and the verification of Operator’s adherence to drawings, instructions, procedures, product testing requirements and special process parameters. The function of the role is to assess risk in various manufacturing processes by assessing process inputs of man, material, machine, method, measurement, and environment. What you will need: Internal auditing: by assessing process inputs of man, material, machine, method, measurement, and environment. (lead auditor certification is not required) Knowledge in the use and assessment of test equipment, tooling, gauging, special processing, workmanship standards and procedures throughout all production areas. Have an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving. Be able to interpret engineering drawings and processes and procedures. Be a good communicator at all levels. Have experience of working with Quality Systems. People who work here enjoy tackling interesting technical challenges in a culture where everyone trusts each other. Achieving remarkable things for their customers, for the company and for each other is key. Job satisfaction in a performance culture that empowers and inspires. Benefits: Healthcare scheme with Bupa Share scheme Life assurance Bonus scheme performance related Generous pension contributions Paid overtime for some roles Flexible benefit scheme For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / Wolverhampton

Commercial Director

Commercial Director Permanent Competitive Salary and Package Coventry T. A. Savery & Co. Ltd is a privately-owned company with Savery Hydraulics, Oleo International, Pinlok and Digital Trains as trading divisions; with sales of approximately £35m and employs over 350 staff. The headquarters and main manufacturing operations are in the UK. There are significant and growing manufacturing and sales operations in Shanghai and Bangalore. Sales and service operations in Germany, Singapore and USA. Oleo International is searching for an accomplished and experienced Commercial Director who has proven capability to lead and develop an international based sales team, with an in-depth experience of the Rail Industry. Oleo is the world leading brand for impact energy absorption for applications in Rail, Industrial and Elevator sectors. Pinlok brand represents anti-climbers, couplers and buffer stops. Digital Trains is digital twin simulation software. These are safety critical high specification products that provide complete crash energy management solutions. In particular, rail crash worthiness solutions can be configured and simulated using our proprietary software, Digital Trains. Products are validated by our unique capability to correlate test results and mathematical simulations in accordance with standards such as EN15227. Based in the Coventry HQ, reporting directly to the Managing Director, you will be responsible for a sales organisation consisting of 6 Global Sales Business Units. Your duties and responsibilities will include: Management and development of the Sales Business Unit teams. The Rail Industry worldwide is a particular focus for new products. Coordination of commercial strategy for global customers across their internationally based teams. Working closely with the Senior Management Team in the UK, particularly contributing to Sales & Operations Planning and coordination with Engineering for customer project management. The development and establishment of international sales offices, including new locations planned for 2020. Contribute to new product introduction strategy and product management. Play a major role in identifying and winning sales opportunities in order to maximise market share and secure long-term customer relationships that add value and ensure consistent growth and profitability This person will need to have: Excellent academic track record, with at least a university degree and a further qualification such as an MBA will be an advantage. Proven capability to lead and develop an international based sales team. A period being based and working outside the UK would be an advantage. There is a strong preference for an individual with experience within the rail sector, working with or for blue chip companies. Experience of developing product strategies, sales channels, distributors and key account strategies delivering growth and improved profitability. Personal qualities will include high levels of energy, enthusiasm and self-motivation with excellent negotiation, communication and interpersonal skills; with excellent leadership skills. The benefits package: A competitive salary is offered plus all the usual benefits you would expect from a leading company. Excellent Salary and attractive performance orientated Bonus Car Allowance, Life Assurance, Private Health Insurance, Contributory Pension Scheme This is a great opportunity to work for a rapidly expanding and world-renowned engineering company and there are real opportunities for the right candidate to advance in line with the business growth and development. For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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

Project Engineer

Project Engineer – Electrification Technologies – Coventry – £40k DOE Fixed Term Contract for 2 years This is an exceptional opportunity for an Engineer to be part of a team working to support UK manufacturers meet the opportunity arising from new technology supply chains, principally in transport electrification (batteries, motors and power electronics). With a background in manufacturing systems or electrical / mechanical engineering or automation, particularly the automotive sector you will need an understanding of technologies and the industry to a level that commands the respect of owner / senior managers in Mid-Caps and SMEs. What you will do: Manage technical aspects of the SME Groups projects including contributing to or producing technical reports, presentations To manage and maintain client relationships to ensure that the innovative solution is sourced / implemented and that business assists and other output measures are accurately recorded and monitored by the SME Group. To provide technical recommendations, practical tools, design advice and support in adoption of best practice technical solutions To carry out technical investigations to identify innovative technologies suitable for application to identified businesses issues, and to ensure that Group targets are met. Carry out suitable tests to evaluate performance and ensure they push the boundaries of innovation with the supervision of Innovation Manager. What you will need Educated to degree level or equivalent in a relevant subject. Experience of industry in manufacturing systems or electrical / mechanical engineering or automation, particularly the automotive sector. Knowledge of electrification and associate technologies also desirable. Experience of managing projects from concept to implementation. Proven skills in establishing and developing relationships with project partners and collaborators. Excellent communication, analytical and problem-solving skills with the ability to present technical solutions to a varied audience. What you will get Experience of working on a range of projects with the opportunity to help to improve the UK’s long-term supply chain competitiveness with the title of Technology Transfer Engineer. Ongoing training and development. The chance to work in excellent facilities. Career advancement. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Project Engineers should apply today. 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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