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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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Control Systems Engineer (SiL, HiL, Embedded)

Controls and Systems Integration Engineer £40,096 to £51,586 plus excellent benefits package (Depending on Experience) Peterborough main base with flexibility (18 sites in UK) Sponsorship: Not available with this role Industry: Off Highway A NEW and EXCITING Controls and Systems Integration Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. You will support the development of new control approaches and systems integration processes within our clients Energy and Transportation Research team. This innovative team is responsible for developing novel engineering solutions and processes working collaboratively with European Universities, internal and industrial partners as well as will a US based sister team. The team leads the powertrain research strategy and delivery within Europe, this includes global research responsibility for electrification and hybridisation systems integration and control. In addition to a very competitive benefits package our client will also offer the following to all employees: Annual merit salary increase based on individual performance Opportunity to request sponsorship for professional membership Continuous learning and development Long term worldwide career opportunities within an evolving and dynamic engineering department To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Requires an accredited engineering degree (2:1 or above) or equivalent experience and excellent analytical skills. Demonstrate the ability to interpret data, identify quality issues and understand performance interactions Have a high level of competency in the use of data-analysis tools (e.g. Excel, Minitab, Matlab/Simulink etc.) Understand requirements of embedded controls models, HiL and Hierarchical Model Interface (HMI) methods Demonstrate knowledge of implementation of control strategies into production systems. Understand underlying theoretical principles of embedded control systems Be familiar with modelling of complex systems, including at least some of: Physics based differential and difference-based systems, empirical modelling, system or parameter identification. Be able to define test instructions understanding test bed control, instrumentation and data-logging. Be able to lead the build of and validation of electrical systems within test cell and machine systems. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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

Project Engineer (Mechanical)

Job title: Project Engineer (Mechanical) Salary Range: Up to £45.00 per hour LTD Location: Royston, Macedonia and Poland A Project Engineering opportunity has become available for a global science and chemicals company and a leader in sustainable technologies. This position is accountable for the planning, design, engineering, supervision and coordination of both capital and non- capital projects in support of ECT manufacturing facilities. Responsibilities include: Maintaining the scope, schedule and budget for all assigned projects and ensuring client, H&S and quality objectives are met. Project management of multiple engineering projects. Responsible for ensuring timely implementation of projects, to budget and to delivered to the clients requirements. Responsible for coordination of equipment or process design. Ensure the relevant specification documents are prepared in adherence to Regional Projects procedures. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Recognised and relevant experience in the chosen engineering field Good understanding of Production, Maintenance, Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental and Administration practices and procedures Basic understanding of different disciplines e.g. civil and electrical Commissioning and operating experience desired. Interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Read process and mechanical drawings and have a working knowledge of general machine design standards. Read electrical and automation specifications. Proven project organization and communication skills required. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Royston

Material Planning Analyst

Material Planning Analyst LTD - Contract - 12 months Stafford Automotive/Off Highway A Material Planning Analyst has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. This position collaborates with suppliers to ensure execution to planned orders and schedules, and resolves issues with suppliers to ensure material availability for facility production. You will work with the facility production schedulers and operations personnel to support facility production and point of use material availability. Ensuring the timely delivery of materials to the facility, collaborating with suppliers to coordinate deliveries, shipping schedules and work schedules to meet facility production plans. Using supplier collaboration technologies, collaborates with suppliers and operations to plan delivery of material for production. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Knowledge and understanding of 6 Sigma project management principles CPS Functional Job Role Qualified APICS CPIM or CSPC National Certification highly desired College or university degree related to Supply Chain, or equivalent experience, is required. Significant knowledge of production scheduling and capacity management Ability to use and troubleshoot the MRP, Lognet and MTS systems Knowledge and/or experience in material control, purchasing, parts distribution, inventory control, manufacturing engineering, operations and transportation or logistics desired Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Stafford

Material Planner

Material Planner Up to £17.00 per hour LTD Peterborough Off Highway A Material Planner opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The Inbound Supply Excellence team is responsible for ensuring externally sourced material is ordered and available on time at the point of use, to support engine assembly and component machining operations, whilst utilising Plan For Every Part (PFEP) data to optimise component inventory levels. The responsibilities of this role include; Manage the Manufacturing Resource Planning (MRP) system parameters and issue component schedules to suppliers, Interpret requirements planning demand needs and develop production/supplier firm and planned orders to satisfy master schedule Establish priority of material requirements, schedules and orders to suppliers and the factory Liaise with external suppliers to provide material input information Maintain excellent relationships with suppliers to ensure continuity of materials Manage Supplier Performance and report key metrics, utilising the Material Requirement Collaboration (MRC) Tool Utilise PFEP to control inventory to optimal levels. Accountable for the inventory within his/her control and ensures that adequate steps are taken to maintain continuity of supply. Responsible for achieving objectives and business goals such as those related to inventory turns, external supply order delivery performance, obsolete and surplus material disposition, lot sizes, etc. Support supply chain improvement projects e.g. Electronic Data Interface (EDI), Packaging, Transport To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Previous Supply Chain experience External facing experience with suppliers or customers Proven problem solving and analytical skills are important in order to identify needs, analyse potential alternatives and provide suitable solutions MRP systems (i.e. MFG Pro, SAP etc) knowledge MCIPS qualified or working towards Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Peterborough

Material Cost Analyst

Material Cost Analyst Up to £28.00 per hour LTD Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK Off Highway A Material Cost Analyst opportunity has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The business is entering a critical phase of growth and new market penetration. In order to support these growth plans, the reduction and control of product costs are a must. Product cost opportunities and challenges must be tracked, forecasted and managed in order to support cost objectives and therefore enable market growth plans. The Material Cost Analyst role will involve: For each cost tracking BOM, track and report a future view of cost opportunities and risks – this will involve liaising with internal buyers and cost team to detail, by part number how the costs change over time. Work with internal buyers to understand cost opportunities or impact by part number, for each cost tracking BOM. Use a standard and agreed methodology to track parts by status – such as quote, CAF, cost model, gap analysis complete. Track the status of negotiation once gap analysis is complete and feedback to team. Track alternative approach to get the cost target. To apply for this Material Cost Analyst position, you should have some of the following: Purchase analyst experience Experience of material tracking in prototype or production environments Working knowledge of MS Office Experience of database interrogation Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Peterborough

Development Engineer - Engine Emission and Performance

Job title: Development Engineer Salary Range: Up to £36.00 per hour LTD Location: Stafford Industry: Diesel Engines An experienced Development Engineer with experience in diesel engine performance and emissions calibration is required to join a world’s leading manufacturers based in Stafford. This is a contract position, brand new project and an excellent opportunity to have exposure in a global organisation. The role will focus on true engine development: involves, engine performance calibration, analysing data and trends, root cause corrective action and validation of corrective actions. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Engineering Degree or other equivalent qualification/experience Experienced in engine Performance and Emissions calibration Knowledge of emissions measurement techniques, worldwide emission regulations and emissions measurement hardware. Knowledge of turbocharger matching, fuel system optimisation and control system development. Diesel engine component validation experience. Working knowledge of industrial diesel engine systems such as cooling, lubrication, air etc… Planning, conducting and reporting on engine-based noise and vibration testing. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Stafford

Supply Chain Manager

Job Title: Supply Chain Manager Salary: £58,000 - £80,000 depending on experience plus benefits Contract: Permanent Location: Leicestershire - Travel: up to 20% to include Global Closing Date: Wednesday 10 July A Supply Chain Manager opportunity has become available for a global OEM. As a Supply Chain Manager, you will be accountable to achieve People, Quality, Velocity and Cost (PQVC) targets across enterprise supply chain measurements. You will be accountable for supply chain key performance. In addition, you will manage and lead all facility supply chain activities including strategic process transformation, supply chain planning, material requirements management, inventory management, demand and orders management, supply chain performance and logistics. Skills, experience & qualifications you will have; Progressive experience within the Supply Chain arena and preferably focussed within heavy equipment or automotive sectors. Proven ability to working within a highly demanding and time sensitive environment APICS Qualification and/or relevant degree or extensive experience reflecting senior supply chain roles. Demonstrated experience within areas of demand management, material planning and international shipping and distribution. Proven ability of leadership and coaching to a highly motivated and engaged team to deliver high level of progressive Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Desford

Purchasing Analyst

Job title: Purchasing Analyst Contract: LTD or Umbrella Location: Peterlee Industry: Purchasing A Purchasing Analyst has become available for one of the world’s leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. The role will involve administration of the ‘spot buy’ requisition process which includes requesting quotes from suppliers, pricing up requisitions, processing requisitions and creation of purchase orders and forwarding to suppliers. Expediting internal customer Purchase Orders and resolving day to day customer queries. Resolving invoice queries relating to POD’S & Price, obtaining credit notes where relevant. Resolve delivery note queries relating to indirect consumable purchases. Filing and maintaining indirect purchasing records, eg, reqs, p/o’s supplier set up details. Administration of the Peterlee vendor details system ie, setting up and amending supplier details in Peterlee systems. To apply for this position, you should have some of the following: Administrative background in Purchasing, Finance, or Manufacturing Operations preferred. Intermediate to advanced skill in use of computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Visio, PowerPoint, purchasing systems, and e-mail systems is preferred. Effective communicator (oral and written) Knowledge of vendor management, Faxban P/O, Sarbanes Oxley and COSHH. Strong interpersonal skills and collaborative work style. Familiar with basic procurement and quality principles, procedures, and techniques. Ability to prioritize work in a dynamic environment. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Peterlee

Cost Analyst

Job title: Cost Analyst Salary Range: £25 to £35 per hour LTD Location: Hullavington, Wiltshire, UK Industry: Automotive A Cost Analyst opportunity has become available for our client, who design and manufacture state of the art products for a global market. The main purpose of the role is to analyse for Value for money (VFM) and control the cost of vender Design and Development investment. You will join a cost engineering team, closely aligned with finance, that will focus on analysing the quoted vender design and development costs. This will cover checking rates for VFM, and content with Engineering, Program and Finance. Cost Analyst key responsibilities: Work with PMT's to understand what Scope of Work has been issued to suppliers Match the above SOW with what has been quoted and check for VFM, with a emphasis on looking for opportunities to reduce cost or delay the D&D spend Where suppliers have not had a SOW, gain the SOW from the PMT and work with procurement to update the suppliers D&D quote based on that SOW Work with engineers and suppliers to create detailed specifications, and identify D&D Cost Reduction opportunities - and ensure they are adopted and benefits realised Check quoted rate against the agreed rate card Align costs against budget Agree D&D Phasing of costs again program milestones Qualifications, skills and behaviours: We seek applications from individuals with a proven track-record of success within a Cost Engineering, Cost Control function. Individuals should have a broad Engineering knowledge, and preferable experience gained within the Automotive Industry. Demonstrate understanding of technical engineering relevant to the Automotive industry Strong commercial background within a High-Tech manufacturing, engineering or technology business Proficient negotiator with proven abilities in influencing people at all levels of an organisation Manufacturing and Quality knowledge with a process orientation to govern cost and supplier selection Excellent written and verbal communication skills for reporting to stakeholders at different levels Strong problem solving and analytical skills: to be able to assess problems thoroughly and drive logical conclusions Please contact James Tilley for more details 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 / Hullavington

Dimensional Engineer - Siemens VSA

Job title: Dimensional Engineer Salary Range: Up to £37.00 per hour LTD Location: Hullavington, Wiltshire Industry: Automotive A Dimensional Engineer opportunity has become available for a our client who design and manufacture state of the art products for a global market. You will join a highly successful Powertrain and Body In White (BIW) groups within in its Electric Vehicle Engineering Team in Hullavington. The role requires a full understanding and ability to demonstrate the suitability of Siemens VSA software. This will enable more efficient analysis of dimensional quality. This is an exciting opportunity for a driven individual to be responsible for generating 3D dimensional analysis models, results and processes. Responsibilities: Take existing CAD models with fully dimensioned (incl. GD&T) drawings and add Product Manufacturing Information (PMI). Create 3D dimensional analysis models to analyse tolerance stacks on critical dimensions. Maintain and update dimensional analysis models as designs change and evolve. Interpret statistical data for root cause variation analysis. Develop processes of best practice to enable the generation of robust 3D dimensional analysis models. What You Will Need: Highly competent using Siemens NX, Vis Variation Analysis (VSA), Teamcenter and PMI. Competent at reading and understanding engineering drawings, including GD&T to BS8888. Knowledge and understanding of the use of statistics in control of manufacturing. Competent using Microsoft Office. Strong team working skills to work with BIW and Powertrain engineers. Previous experience of 3D dimensional analysis in the automotive industry is beneficial. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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 / Hullavington

Interior NX CAD Design Engineer - Seating

Job Title: Interior NX CAD Design Engineer - Seating Salary: Up to £34.00 per hour LTD Location: Hullavington, Wiltshire Industry: Automotive An Interior NX CAD Design Engineer (Seating) opportunity has become available for a our client who design and manufacture state of the art products for a global market. This role will sit within an interiors team of an automotive function and plays an important role in delivering the vision of the company. Accountabilities Develop fully detailed CAD models. Perform engineering design work relating to configuring, deploying, maintain and updating CAD models. Produce designs that meet targets for concepts, feasibility, packaging, clearance zones, mass, performance, safety, legislation, quality and timing. Generate, update and maintaining accurate CAD models, commodity package and section book. Generate accurate 2d CAD drawing as required. Ensure all work carried out is in compliance with company design, safety, quality, environmental compliance and standards Interact with various departments and stake holders to obtain design information and implement in CAD as appropriate. Skills Experienced proven knowledge of interior engineering design principles. Experience of Interior trim manufacturing methods and assembly processes. Experience of generating interior concept and converting into robust detailed engineering CAD models. Integrating engineering feasibility into CAD design. Knowledge of interiors material properties and behaviours. Knowledge and experience of dimensional control and tolerancing components at part level, through sub assembly levels and final assembly level. Able to demonstrate independent creative flair to solve complex interface design challenges. Ability to implement innovative design thinking into robust product designs. Own CAD issue resolutions. Present finding in a concise, accurate, detailed way. Experience of NX CAD software. Please get in contact with James Tilley for more details. 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 / Malmesbury

Materials Engineer - Metallic / Non-Metallic

Job title: Materials Engineer Salary Range: Up to £40.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, UK Industry: Off Highway Contract: 6 Months An opportunity has become available for a Materials Engineer to join one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. This position will be accountable for contributing to the identification, analysis, and resolution of needs in the Materials Engineering field, the candidate will be an expert in their field. This position performs complex analysis work, identifies and resolves problems. The successful candidate will need to demonstrate the ability to work independently in the field of Materials Engineering and will require expertise in several the following fields, the expertise will be required in both physical testing and technology expertise. Metallic Materials Processing - Heat Treatment. Casting, Forging etc Non-Metallic Materials Processing - Injection moulding, Friction welding, Blow Forming, Elastomer Processing etc Failure analysis for Metallic and / or Non-metallic materials Mechanical Testing Chemical Analysis Corrosion Testing Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Electronic Engine Systems Engineer

Job title: Electronic Engine Systems Engineer Salary Range: Up to £35.00 per hour LTD Location: Peterborough Industry: Off Highway A Electronic Engine Systems Engineer has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. You will join a team responsible for development and implementation of electrical and electronic control systems for diesel engines developed in the UK. This role is the primary technical support for the Electronic system. It entails proactively working with other Electronics team members and with development partners to: Provide technical support to queries related to pinouts, schematic questions, software functionality support Investigate /Analyse / troubleshoot any reported quality issues. Raise and propose changes or improvements to components/system or processes. Create or modify software flashfiles based on approved requests and guidance from the Technical Lead. No software coding experience is necessary as this is a configuration task. Maintain & improve on software validation test plans. Review and support technical publications, ensuring that systems' technical contents are relevant and correct. Create and maintain system architecture diagrams and schematics. Participate in, or lead, the definition of the system architecture, and of the selection of Electronic components. Participate in, and maintain, the FMEA and validation. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Experience in the broad range of systems engineering activities involved in the development of Electronic Engine, machine or automotive control systems. Degree-qualified. Demonstrated experience of: Actively collecting and developing customer requirements. Documenting technical specifications. Defining electronic features and coordinating the development of them. Completion of initial verification testing of features. Participation in FMEA development. Good Electrical and Electronic knowledge with 'fault finding' capability Off-highway Electronic control system development experience (or comparable experience with automotive, marine or military vehicle control systems) Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Design Development Engineer (Diesel Engines)

Job title: Design 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. 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. Ideal candidates will have engine development experience, knowledge of IC engines and be able to plan & execute challenging tasks/projects with minimal supervision. Through this role, the successful candidate will have an excellent opportunity to take part in, and have significant responsibility for, the end-to-end design & validation process for engine components and systems. 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 IC engine systems. Development / validation experience of engine components & systems. Proven experience of strong collaboration with component suppliers Ability to lead and deliver problem resolution projects for engine components or systems. Experience of running and participating in FMEA Good understanding & application of APQP Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Validation Engineer - Diesel Engines

Job title: Validation Engineer - Diesel Engines 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
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  • James, Last week I received the Jon Lee communication that my contract will be renewed for another year – which is fabulous! Just wanted to take the time to say thank-you properly for all your help and advice over the last year, and months in particular. I really appreciate it. Looking forward to an exciting year as I feel more confident with the systems and in my role/team. Thank-you for securing me the contract in October 2017!! All the best, Bobby

    Bobby Annan

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