James Tilley

Senior Recruitment ConsultantSpecialising in Transport & Future Mobility, Automotive, Motorsport, Off-Highway

About James:New to recruitment in November 2013, I joined an expanding engineering and manufacturing team and was immediately successful in placing a variety of engineering professionals across the UK. I’m now responsible for the strategic management of a global RPO within Jonathan Lee’s Automotive and Off Highway Divisions.

I am an ambitious and enthusiastic individual with a real passion for recruitment. I will always operate with honesty and integrity, and try to be an ethical value-based professional, fine-tuning stakeholder relations whilst delivering a consultative approach to candidates.

Away from work: I hold A/AS levels in Business Studies and Sport & PE and have completed my Certificate in Recruitment Practice NVQ level 3 qualification. I have the joys of being a Nottingham Forest fan so enjoy the rivalry with all my friends and family who support Midlands clubs.

I once completed winter Tough Guy in minus degree temperatures. It claims to be the world's most demanding one-day survival ordeal and I managed to crawl over the finish line with mild hypothermia and a few burns and bruises.

Skilled in recruiting for the following positions/sectors:

Senior Consultant within Jonathan Lee’s Automotive and Off Highway Divisions covering a broad range of roles.

These can include Design Engineers, Development Engineers, Test Engineers, Validation Engineers, Electronic Engineers, Systems Engineers, Performance Engineers, After treatment Engineers, Calibration Engineers, Power-train Engineers, NPI Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Principal Engineers, Project Managers, CAE & Simulation Engineers, Engine Test Technicians, Vehicle Technicians.

Jobs by James

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Project Manager
Peterborough£28.50 - 33.00 per hour

Project Manager Up to £33/hr - Inside IR35 Peterborough/WFH Off Highway The European Global Management team is a dynamic team that supports over 35 projects both internally and externally. The team...

Project Planner - PMO
Peterborough£26 per hour

Project Planner - PMO Up to £26/hr - Inside IR35 Peterborough/WFH 12 month initial contract Off Highway Our client is looking for a Project Planner committed to delivering programs on-time, within ...

Vehicle Data Acquisition and Data Logger - 37446
Warwick£22.98 - 22.98 per hour

Vehicle Data Acquisition / Data Logger - 37446 Division: Powertrain Contract Position based at: Whitley, Gaydon and Browns Lane Rate: - Up to £22.98 Ltd (which equals £18.08/hr PAYE rate) Position ...

Vehicle Support Engineer - 37445
Warwick£22.98 - 22.98 per hour

Robustness Fleet Vehicle Support Engineer - 37445 Division: Powertrain Contract Position based at: Whitley, Gaydon and Browns Lane Rate: - Up to £22.98 Ltd (which equals £/18.08hr PAYE rate) Positi...

Operations Analyst - 54505
Basildon£22.89 - 29.59 per hour

Operations Analyst - 54505 Basildon/WFH - Hybrid Rate - £22.89 per hour - Inside IR35 AWR rate increase applies after 12 weeks - Rate will increase to £29.59 per hour Automotive -Marketing & Sales ...

Design Engineer
Stafford£30 - 36 per hour

Design Engineer Up to £36/hr - Inside IR35 12 month initial contract Stafford/WFH Diesel Engines A Design Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of o...

Design and Release Engineer - 54495
Basildon£20.73 - 26.82 per hour

Power Supply Design and Release Engineer - 54495 Basildon, Essex Rate - £20.73 per hour - Inside IR35 AWR rate increase applies after 12 weeks - Rate will increase to £26.82 per hour Automotive Pos...

FEDE BOM Analyst - 54489
Basildon£25.00 - 34.29 per hour

FEDE BOM Analyst - 54489 Basildon, Essex Rate £25.00 to £34.29 per hour - Inside IR35 (Rate fully dependant on experience) Automotive Position Description: FEDE BOM SBE Skills Required: Specialist ...

NPI Program Manager
Stafford£25 - 45 per hour

NPI Program Manager Up to £45/hr - Inside IR35 Stafford with WFH flex Diesel Engines An NPI Program Manager opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-high...

Principal Design Engineer
Staffordshire£55k - 65k per year

Principal Design / System Engineer Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Competitive salary plus benefits Permanent Off Highway As a Principal Design / System Engineer you will be responsible for all stages of ...

Senior Design Engineer
Staffordshire£35k - 55k per year

Design / Senior Design Engineer Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Competitive salary plus benefits Permanent Off Highway As a result of growing demands for our clients award winning range of diesel, electri...

Design Engineer
Peterborough£32 - 38 per hour

Design Engineer Up to £38/hr - Inside IR35 Peterborough/WFH - Hybrid 12 month initial contract Off Highway - Machines A new and exciting opportunity for a design engineer with responsibility to co-...

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