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James Tilley

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James has worked within the automotive and off highway division since joining the business in November 2013.

Before joining Jonathan Lee Recruitment, James gained a wealth of engineering sales and account management experience worked for one of the UK’s largest industrial suppliers of engineering products.

Ambitious and driven, James has a passion for recruitment with a track record in finding high calibre candidates within specialist automotive and heavy industry sectors.

He takes pride in building long standing relationships and delivering exceptional account management and customer service to some of the UK's largest OEMs.

James holds a Level 3 Certificate in Recruitment Practice and currently account manages one of Jonathan Lee’s top 10 clients. His role covers a variety of engineering disciplines within the automotive, powertrain and off highway sectors.

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Validation Development Engineer - Diesel Engines

Job title: Validation Development Engineer Salary Range: Up to £36.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough Industry: Off highway A Validation Development Engineer has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Mechanical Systems team, have a vacancy for an engineer to support the validation of new and updated diesel engines for industrial applications. The role requires the engineer to be able to create validation programmes, defining engine build & instrumentation requirements, and plan/monitor test activities. This will include working with test and development engineers to ensure that the program is managed at all stages, activities are delivered to plan, and results are reliable. The work involves working in a fast moving development environment with the ability to analyse technical situations and make sound technical recommendations based on this analysis. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Experience of Diesel Engine Development Ability to troubleshoot build and test issues, and work with component owners and engine test engineers to complete validation test signoff. Engineering degree qualified preferred but not essential. Experience of validation planning and use of FMEAs. Proven project management experience related to Diesel Engine development. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Mechanical Systems Engineer

Job title: Mechanical Systems Engineer Salary Range: Up to £38.00 per hour LTD or Umbrella Location: Peterborough Industry: Off Highway - Diesel Engines A Mechanical Systems Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Mechanical Systems team, have a vacancy for an engineer to support the validation of new and updated diesel engines for industrial applications. You will work alongside a range of system and validation specialists, with support and collaboration from engineers across facilities in US, China, India and Japan. The Mechanical Systems Engineer will Lead the creation of Engine System FMEA's, supporting risk identification, providing technical guidance on system integration and facilitating the creation of system & component validation plans (DVP&R). To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Engineering degree qualified. A Systems Engineering approach to product development. Ability to analyse complex data with experience of engines or engine applications. Demonstrated experience of Engine Design, Development or Simulation. Demonstrated experience of planning validation and test requirements. Experience of DFMEA facilitation and creation. Experience of industrial diesel engine applications, construction machinery or generating sets. Experience of Proactive Reliability, and demonstration of Product Quality. Proven project management experience related to Diesel Engine development. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Engine Validation Engineer

Job title: Engine Validation Engineer Salary Range: Up to £30.00 per hour LTD or Umbrella Location: Peterborough Industry: Off Highway An Engine Validation Engineer has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The suitable candidate will join a team who design and develop electrical and electronic control systems for engine and machine prime products developed and produced in Europe. The successful applicant for this position will join the team and be responsible for identifying, planning, coordinating and executing validation activities to support the development of engine control systems and mitigate system risk. Key Responsibilities: Working within an engineering team, identify potential component, system and integration issues associated with new products or current product enhancements. Capture the risks and create action and validation plans to mitigate the risks. Develop test requirements, coordinate and execute the validation activities to mitigate program risk and ensure the system is verified and validated for production. Record, analyse and communicate validation results and where required, develop revised solutions to satisfy customer requirements. Provide Electrical and Electronic SME support to engine performance tests, engine development activities and initial production builds. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Proven engineer with 'hands on' validation experience, ideally on engine, transmission or power systems. Technical background in systems development, integration or validation (electronics or mechanical). Good Electrical and Electronic knowledge with 'fault finding' capability. Provide focus on the customer and their needs. Ability to initiate and take independent action. Vector CANape and CANalyzer experience. FMEA facilitator or Team Lead experience. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Supply Chain Performance Engineer

Job Title: Supply Chain Performance Engineer Rate: Up to £28.00 per hour LTD Location: Desford, Leicestershire Industry: Off Highway As a Supply Chain Performance Engineer you will have the opportunity to lead and implement lean supply chain projects (to improve the Quality and Shipping performance of supplier) within the Purchasing/Supply Chain Management team. This position assumes a leadership role in helping suppliers to build lean supply chain capability in the areas of material replenishment to business divisions, improved Sales and Operations Planning, high-velocity throughput, optimized logistics and capacity planning. Coaches and leads project teams comprised of multi-functional resources, including facility supply chain planning, site and category purchasing, operations, receiving, Global Transportation, Demand and Orders, Material Requirements Planning and Logistics to achieve lean supply chain flow through an engineered value chain. Lead the key supplier quality improvement activity by rich Quality and Mechanical related experiences, engage supplier management team to delivery challenging results on supplier quality performance. Implement, improve the robust process to error proof just-in-time deliveries. This requires determining correct order fulfilment method strategy as well as designing pull systems and determining proper replenishment strategies and proper buffer sizes and placements. Coaches and leads lean events and works collaboratively with suppliers and multiple facility functions to address and resolve supplier both Quality and Delivery issues using root cause and corrective action (RCCA). To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Experience in Supply Chain, Supplier Management or Logistics. Experience demonstrating advanced analytical and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills with a customer service focus. Degree related to Supplier Management, Supply Chain, Business Management or equivalent experience in supply chain planning, quality, process, logistics and/or manufacturing. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles. APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification. Experience in value stream mapping. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Hinckley, Leicestershire

Logistics Engineer

Job Title: Logistics Engineer Salary Range: £33,624 - £42,000 plus benefits Location: Stafford Industry: Off-Highway A Logistics Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. A Logistics Engineer is responsible for supporting the design and implementation of all related logistics processes, machinery & equipment, storage concepts, among other things. The job duties of a Logistics Engineer are to design and implement successful logistics solutions. The technical skills are defined in 8 key areas: Data purification & analysis Warehouse storage and process design Assembly point-of-use (POU) design Machinery & equipment design/ selection and procurement Workforce & equipment planning End to End logistics process design Inventory transfer & rearrangement planning Integrating supply chain knowledge into the solution design In addition, it is expected that Logistics Engineer has a working knowledge of the local warehouse management system and can integrate this into the overall design of the facility. Background/Experience (Required): University degree in Supply Chain, Engineering or related subject and/or Equivalent experience within a logistics or manufacturing engineering. Strong PC Skills (Excel, Access, PowerPoint, & AutoCAD). Knowledge in a warehouse management system e.g. SAP Plan for Every Part (PFEP) awareness. Point of Use Design within a manufacturing or industrial assembly environment. Implementation of kitting solutions within a manufacturing or industrial assembly environment. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Please contact James Tilley for more detaiils.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Product Planner (Diesel Engines)

Job Title - Product Planner (Diesel Engines) Location - Gothenburg, Sweden Rate - Up to £45.00 per hour LTD Duration - 6 months An experienced Product Planner with experience of Diesel Engines is required to join a leading automotive organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a contract position, and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a fantastic organisation overseas. This Product planner role will support market adaptation projects as well as the genset engines product portfolio. It is about managing projects for smaller technology/variant changes with business impact on the product/services and lifecycle costs. It is also to take part in the Product planning function of the Genset Engine projects and product planning. The successful Product Planner will contribute to strategy development for the Industrial segment as well as to conduct financial and business case impact and product analysis. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Diesel engines Product Development of engines Industrial OEM knowledge Sales of Industrial components or industrial machines Project leader experience Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Software Engineer - Control Systems

Job Title: Engineer / Senior Engineer - Core Engine Software Development Salary: £39,271 - £50,000 (depending on depth of experience) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, 10-12 % bonus (Depending on Experience) Contributory share scheme Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire Relocation: May be supported Sponsorship:: Not supported with this role A Software Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The successful applicant for this position will join the European Engine Controls team, which is responsible for engine control system development for all small and medium engine programmes and will be involved in the design and development of embedded software used to control a range of engines. This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting edge engine control system technology, with a diverse range of applications ranging from small construction machinery to agriculture and generator sets. Key Responsibilities: Develop requirements for engine control software for small and medium diesel engines (C1.7 to C7.1) Design and develop embedded C code to meet engine control requirements, using industry standard methodologies. Integrate developed software together with other library code and model-based autocode, to create overall executable software which delivers the controls functions defined in the system requirements. Support the Engine Software Lead Engineer to undertake all software activities associated with a planned software release - integrating and building engine control software to support all in-scope engine variants. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Strong technical background (good technical degree preferred in software engineering, computer science, mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered. Experience of creating embedded C code for realtime control systems. Ability to understand customer requirements and objectives and translate these into functional and efficient software. Knowledge of software FMEA and validation plan creation. Prior experience in control software development, gained in engine or powertrain control or an associated environment Experience of software development within an Agile environment. Knowledge of software version control systems, ideally GiT or Clearcase. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician

Job title: Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician Salary Range: Up to £22.00 per hour LTD or Umbrella Location: Peterborough Industry: Off Highway - Diesel Engines A Multi-skilled Maintenance Technician opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Mechanical Facilities team provide mechanical maintenance support to a state-of-the-art engine test facility to ensure quality data output is maintained. In particular the team has responsibility for manufacturing and fabricating test facility systems and rigs to assist engine development and verification. The team is additionally responsible for commissioning the multi-million pound engine test facility, which has world-class performance, emissions and mechanical validation capabilities. Team members interact with the wider facilities team as well as other departments within GED and the Industrial Power Systems Development Engineers. The candidate needs the knowledge, base skills and experience to be able to maintain the mechanical and electrical plant within facility to the high standard required to keep the company at the forefront of today's technology. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Served a full engineering indentured apprenticeship and or Qualified to a minimum of NVQ level 3 or equivalent. Multi-skilled in both Electrical and Mechanical disciplines Experience or qualifications for working to health and safety standards/regulations BS 7671:2008 IEE 17th Electrical Regulations BS 7671:2008 Inspection and Testing of Electrical installations (Desirable) Qualifications/Experience of Programmable Logic Control (Allen Bradley, RS logix5000, Siemens) Qualifications/Experience in fault finding of hydraulic systems Qualifications/Experience in Fabrication and Welding. (Desirable) Qualifications/Experience in Calibration of instrumentation Qualifications/Experience in Laser alignment of rotating equipment Qualifications/Experience in CAD, CREO or equivalent Ability to read and interpret, design, hydraulic, pneumatic and electrical drawings. Abilities - looking for Subject matter expert in 2 or more of these fields Mechanical or Electrical Maintenance, Pneumatics and Hydraulics, Machining, Pipe Fitting, Inspection measurement and Calibration, Logistics or Quality Assurance. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Development Engineer - Diesel Engines

Job title: Development Engineer Salary Range: Up to £40.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough Industry: Diesel Engines A Development Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. This role offers the opportunity to work on the design and development of engines intended to meet the latest emissions legislation, with world-class levels of quality and reliability. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company. Ideal candidates will have engine development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan & execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Strong technical background (technical degree preferred in mechanical or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered. Good understanding of engine systems. Development experience of engine components & systems, including both rig and whole engine testing. Ability to lead and deliver problem resolution projects for engine components or systems. Experience of running and participating in FMEA. Knowledge and usage of Teamcenter - data management software. Please contact James Tilley for more details on this Development Engineer position.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Design Engineer - Diesel Engines

Job Title: Design Engineer - Diesel Engines Rate:L Up to £40.00 per hour LTD or Umbrella Location: Peterborough Industry: Off Highway A Design Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The successful applicant for this position will join the Component Engineering department and will take responsibility for design and development activities of components and systems for brand engine ranges. Each project offers the opportunity to work on the design and development of engines intended to meet the latest emissions legislation, with world-class levels of quality and reliability. You will be part of a small, friendly team working together to deliver programmes that are critical to the long-term success of a respected, global company. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: Ideal candidates would have a mix of design and development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan and execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision. Design and sourcing of core engine architecture including: - Cylinder heads & blocks, valve mechanisms, camshafts, gears and aluminium die cast components. Working directly with the Technical Lead to identify and deliver components and systems. Working with suppliers to develop component and system solutions using APQP to deliver high quality results. Conducting FMEA's on components and systems to identify and address design risks and determine validation needs. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Strong diesel engine technical background. Technical degree preferred in mechanical, electronic, electrical, or automotive engineering, though other qualifications / experience will be considered. Design and development process experience for engine components and system. Excellent communications skills & Teamwork across a global organisation. Experience of running and participating in APQP, FMEAs and Design & Development Reviews. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Performance Development Engineer

Performance Development Engineer Peterborough Up to £45.00 per hour Diesel Engines - Powertrain - Calibration A Performance Development Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The suitable Performance Development Engineer will serve as an experienced, individual contributor for engine emissions and performance development projects. This position will be responsible for overseeing and coordinating engine development work including pre-test planning, engine and facility readiness, orchestration of the testing activity, reviewing test data to ensure quality, data analysis, drawing conclusions and communicating recommendations to our business partners. You will be responsible for the project management & conducting of the associated engine system and rating calibration development, to ensure both customer performance expectations (quality & timing) and emissions regulations are satisfied. The role involves development of electronic engine calibration maps that will be utilised in the engine control software. To apply for this Performance Development Engineer position you should have some of the following: Requires an accredited engineering degree or equivalent experience and excellent analytical skills. Incumbents must have gained experience in engine performance and emissions development for diesel engines. Must have strong technical skills and ability to communicate technical information effectively. Specific experience with the development of electronically controlled engines is highly desired. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Engine Test Technician - Peterborough

Engine Test Technician Peterborough Up to £15.50 per hour LTD Powertrain - Diesel Engines A number of opportunities have become available for Engine Build/Engine Test Technician's to join one of the world's leading manufacturer of off-highway machinery and diesel/natural gas engines. The brand is recognised worldwide and is synonymous with quality and reliability. We are currently seeking to recruit a number of engine test technicians for our client to support continued growth and market leadership in compact diesel engines. Interviews are taking place weekly for suitable candidates. The successful Engine Test Technician will carry out research & development work on either current or new engines. The ability to work to engineer's instructions, carry out a range of test work, including fitting prototype parts to an engine and/or record and produce quality data is fundamental. Required Skills: Mechanical/electrical experience on diesel engines, such as stripping & rebuilding along with an understanding of common rail fuel systems Good PC skills Engine test rig experience and/or technical/mechanical experience would provide a distinct advantage. Additional specific training will be given where required. Applicants must be self-motivated with good team working skills and be willing to work shifts. Initiative and a positive attitude to change are also essential. Qualifications required: City & Guilds / NVQ Level 3 in Motor Vehicle Mechanics, Apprenticeship served in Motor Mechanics or equivalent qualifications Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Senior Engineer - Engine Systems / Certification

Job Title: Senior Engineer - Engine Systems / Certification Salary: £32 - 45/h (Depending on Experience) Location: Peterborough Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not available with this role Industry: Diesel Engines A Senior Engineer - Engine Systems / Certification opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. As a Senior Engineer you will support the continuous evaluation of future engine platforms emissions conformance, documentation and issue resolution. This includes: emissions compliance validation planning, generation and maintenance of certification documentation, provide support to issue resolution ensuring the emissions compliance is maintained, providing support to our Emissions Regulations and Conformance team with agency discussions. If you enjoy working on a range of products throughout various stages of the product life cycle and supporting the resolution of complex engineering problems with limited information and you have are driven to win the right way, this job will be perfect for you. Due to breadth of the role you will require experience in at least one of the following areas with a desire to learn and develop experience across the other areas of focus: Engine or vehicle homologation, certification and compliance Engine core performance and emissions Engine aftertreatment performance and aging effects Understanding of engine and aftertreatment controls or other complex control systems Product validation planning Product technical issue root cause and resolution, including 6Sigma Off high-way legislation Required Qualifications or experience: Bachelors or Master's degree in Engineering, Mathematics or Sciences Ability to understand electronics and control system Knowledge of internal combustion engines Knowledge of heavy duty machine applications 6 sigma experience Product sign-off and report documentation Extensive knowledge mathematics, data analysis, numerical modelling and statistics Experience of design of experiments, optimisation techniques and Robust engineering methods Experience of Data Analytic tools (examples may include; NI DIAdem, Tableau, Vector CANape, MiniTab, Stat Ease DX9) Product validation (FMEA, DVP&R) Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Manufacturing Engineer - Hot Test

Manufacturing Engineer - Hot Test Permanent Salary Range: £29,396 - £40,000 (D.O.E) plus benefits (Bonus, Pension, Share scheme) Location: Stafford A Manufacturing Engineer - Hot Test opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. As a Manufacturing Engineer, you will work both independently and as part of a team to maintain and improve processes and systems used in product manufacturing. The incumbent analyses and recommends current and future systems, procedures, training and equipment needs based on requirements. Manufacturing Engineers provide analysis and recommendations for engineering product designs. This is an exciting opportunity to join a team delivering projects and assignments that will make significant contributions to the wider business. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: University or technical school degree in a Manufacturing Engineering-related degree; Thorough knowledge of manufacturing concepts; and Good communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills. Prior experience working in a manufacturing environment; and Ability to work with a diverse group of employees and customers. Relocation assistance is not available for this position. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Permanent / Stafford, Staffordshire

Group Design Leader - Powertrain Mounts

Group Design Leader - Powertrain Mounts System (PSS10) Sweden - Gothenburg Up to £45.00 per hour 6 Month contract Are you ready to work in an challenging and exiting area help fulfilling all attribute targets with high focus on NVH, Driveability, Ride comfort and durability? You will join an Air Induction System & Powertrain Mounts team operating within the Powertrain Installation department. As a Group Design Leader at Powertrain Mount System, you have the responsibility to find solutions for technical documentation in the industrialization and maintenance phases in accordance with time, technology, quality cost (TTC) contracts and you will be working in a team of design engineers/CAE and other GDL's, to a specific project. Required qualifications You need at least a B.Sc. grade within mechanics or mechatronics, or a similar education Very good practical and theoretical knowledge within the product area and the impact on complete vehicle. Team leadership experience. Experience within product development and preferably within the sections technology area. Driver's license. Fluent in English both spoken and written. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

System Engineer - Fuel/EVAP Lines

Job Title - System Engineer - Fuel/EVAP Location - Gothenburg, Sweden Rate - Up to £40.00 per hour LTD Duration - 6 months An experienced System Engineer with experience in Fuel/EVAP (Evaporative Emission Control System) is required to join a leading automotive organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a contract position, and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a fantastic organisation overseas. The applicant should be a senior level engineer, well accustomed with the automotive industry. In addition to experience and exposure to high level vehicle development, you should be able to demonstrate drive and ability to progress despite roadblocks in the way. Quality mindset and thorough execution is required as components are safety rated. It is highly appreciated if the applicant have a documented experience in fuel and EVAP lines in motorised vehicles. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to James Tilley.

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden

Product Owner - Automotive

Job Title - Product Owner - Automotive Location - Gothenburg, Sweden Rate - Excellent rates of pay Duration - 6 months An experienced Product Owner is required to join a leading automotive organisation based in Gothenburg, Sweden. This is a contract position, and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a fantastic organisation overseas. Want to drive digital change in automotive? Our client aims to lead in the automotive world by creating a digital ecosystem built around making their customers' lives less complicated. The are looking for curious, creative people who want to change the world through innovative thinking. What you'll do As a Service Owner you will you will be working closely together with the agile teams and other stakeholders in order to maximize the value for their customers. The Product Owner is responsible for the day to day product management and will work in an agile environment to ensure continuous delivery for their customers. The main purpose of this role is to ensure alignment of a shared product vision, create user stories, maintain the backlog and maximize the value of the product. As a Product Owner you are responsible for the delivery and development of their Service Desk Service. The service is outsourced to a supplier, meaning that you will work closely together with the supplier to manage both daily tasks, long term improvements as well as drawing up the vision for the future. Do you fit the profile? We believe you have a University degree as well as experience from recent leadership. As a Service Owner you are a leader with a strong end-to-end business process knowledge. You have a passion for operational excellence and focuses on best practice methods. Ideally you have hands on experience from the Service Desk area. It is also meriting if you have experience working in an agile and product oriented landscape. If you are interested in this position, please send your CV to James Tilley

Contract / Gothenburg, Sweden
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