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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Facilities Engineer (Test Cell Operations)

Facilities Engineer (Emission Measurement) Salary Range: £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, bonus, contributory pension scheme and contributory share scheme. Location: Peterborough Relocation/ Sponsorship: Not available with this role A Facilities Engineer opportunity had become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. This role will support emissions measurement services in a dedicated state of the art Europe Research & Development facility in Peterborough, UK. Reporting directly to the Engineering Supervisor, this vacancy is an engineering position which will contribute to the successful implementation and maintenance of engine emissions measurement equipment. The day to day work will involve co-ordination and execution of projects within the team and support developing measurement techniques for future engine emissions legislation. This role will primarily focus becoming a key member of the facility wide certification testing group as well as conducting investigatory work to further improvement measurement accuracy and reliability. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Applicants will ideally hold an Engineering / Technical Degree or be qualified through relevant work experience. Good PC Skills are essential, able to use Excel to intermediate standard or higher. Theoretical knowledge or experience of emissions measurement techniques and an understanding of test cell operations. Team working skills to assist senior engineers in technical investigations and processes. Will possess excellent attention to detail and focus on quality. Emphasis on initiative and self-starting tasks with the capacity for continuous learning. Experience of working in an engine test cell environment. Will possess good communication and statistical analytical skills, with ability to provide concise insights, conclusions and recommendations drawn from complex technical data. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Material Co-ordinator - NPI Development

Material Co-ordinator Peterborough 6 month initial contract Competitive An NPI Development Material Co-ordinator opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery and diesel and natural gas engines. Ongoing NPI projects are at a key phase of the development programmes where significant quantities and variations of prototype material are required to support test work on site and in the field. This material needs tracking and monitoring, ensuring that accurate information is available to the Validation and Programme team such that key decisions can be made in a timely and accurate manner. Material ordering is also having to be managed against an evolving design as development learning is achieved and the design evolved to a production intent level. These changes need to be tracked and communicated to the relevant logistics team for procurement activities. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Working knowledge of MS Office Experience of database interrogation Good communication skills, both written and verbal for effective team work Self-starting and attention to detail Experience of Teamcentre Experience of material tracking in prototype or production environments Awareness of engine development Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Calibration Engineer - Gasoline

Vehicle Calibration - Gasoline Contract - £30.00 to £35.00 per hour LTD Birmingham Automotive A Gasoline Calibration Engineer opportunity has become available for a global automotive OEM. You will develop Gasoline EMS Calibrations to meet legislative emissions and vehicle characteristic requirements for a range of engines using PFI and GDI fuel systems, both naturally aspirated and turbocharged. Carry out activities to include but not limited to the delivery of driveability, emissions, climatic and altitude for our clients Global Markets (EU,ROW & China) through test bed and vehicle use. These activities will include hot and cold climate tests and support for the necessary regulatory on-board diagnostics testing with frequent travel, including some to China. You will also assist with PT project planning and proposals under consideration and equally be a pro-active team member within Powertrain Integration leading and/or assisting in the implementation of new process improvements to ensure company competitiveness and success moving forward. To apply for this Gasoline Calibration Engineer position you should have some of the following: Experience within a Vehicle Calibration delivery team, either with OEM or a consultancy. Minimum HND in Mechanical Engineering or similar relevance. Good working knowledge of Bosch EMS and ETAS INCA toolset. MATLAB experience desirable. Knowledge of European emissions legislation. Knowledge of the Chinese automotive / OEM industry an advantage. Good understanding of competitors products. Design for Six Sigma knowledge or qualification required - full training will be provided by the company. Full UK or EU driving licence. Please contact James Tilley for more details on this Gasoline Calibration Engineer role.

Contract / Bromsgrove, Worcestershire

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer Wimborne, Dorset Permanent Competitive A Manufacturing Engineer opportunity has become available for a leading global technology and services innovator. Due to expansion of the current Manufacturing team, our client are recruiting for multiple Manufacturing Engineers to drive process improvement initiatives and root cause and corrective action, whilst ensuring capacity and capability of manufacturing processes and equipment is matched to the business requirements. As a Manufacturing Engineer your skills and qualifications will ideally include: Having held a previous Manufacturing Engineering position within a production organisation or broad based background. A depth of experience in driving process improvement. An understanding of current and cutting edge manufacturing processes and equipment. A solid understanding of DFMA tools. As a Manufacturing Engineer your main responsibilities will involve: Acting as a key link in the introduction of process & product knowledge into development programmes. Providing pro-active input into product development that ensures products are design to cost utilising Design for Manufacture & Assembly principles. Supporting Program Management in progression and completion of development programs. Acting as the Manufacturing Engineering authority on Planning and Productability development programmes. Ensuring that all ME Lifecycle Management tasks are completed in line with programme timeframes. Ensuring products are designed for efficient manufacture and assembly. Coordinating the completion of a PFMEA and implementation of associated risk reduction activities in line with LCM requirements. Defining manufactured recurring costs at the bid stage, and to seek to achieve the target cost reductions through product development and process improvement. What to expect? Competitive salary and benefits package. On-line system offering a wide range of competitive flexible benefits including a matched pension contribution of up to 12%, child care vouchers, private medical and dental insurance, holiday buy and sell options, subsidised local gym memberships and many others. Share incentive schemes. Flexible working hours. Free onsite parking. Subsidised restaurant (including a Costa coffee). Discounted Sports and Social Club membership. A wide range of internal and external training opportunities. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Permanent / Wimborne, Dorset

Process Engineer - APQP - Desford

Process Control Engineer Up to £30.00 per hour LTD or Umbrella Desford, Leicestershire Off Highway A Process Control Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery. The role involves assistance & leadership to our clients non-core supply base in the execution of Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP), the implementation of process control and the deployment of a continuous quality improvement process. To ensure that suppliers are able to meet corporate and business unit supplier performance requirements. Deliver Global Leverage with Local Service Excellence. The primary responsibilities of this position are to work with suppliers to ensure that robust process controls are in place to prevent nonconformities, to continuously monitor supplier's key manufacturing processes and quality management system for improvement opportunities and to assist suppliers with Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) activities to ensure production readiness for New Product Introduction (NPI). The Process Control Engineer will be responsible for the supplier's processes from design concept to the end of product life (cradle to grave). To apply for this position you should have some of the following: A bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) preferably in engineering. Engineering or manufacturing background plus familiarity with manufacturing processes used to produce components and assemblies. Knowledge of shop operations. Knowledge of APQP. FMEA, Gage R&R, Continuous improvement and PCP. Good interpersonal communication, analytical, leadership and project management skills to develop a cooperative working relationships. Quality engineering certification. Capable of using and demonstrating statistical and problem solving tools. Must have a thorough working knowledge of quality initiatives. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Desford, Leicestershire

Design Engineer - Compact Wheel Loader - CAB design

Design Engineer - Off Highway 12 month initial contract Desford, Leicestershire A Design Engineer opportunity has become available for one of the world's leading manufacturers of off-highway machinery. The Design Engineer will be responsible for delivering a significant portion of the next generation cab design, supporting the tech lead in delivering the operator station solution for a compact wheel loader NPI program. You will be expected to provide intelligently designed, reliable, cost effective operator station structure, non-metallics and components for the future CWL product. Primarily utilising Creo 2 (Pro/E) and aligned PLM tools, you will be responsible for delivering cab engineering support to the product group for use in current production and future machine platforms. Responsibilities include supporting current production by interfacing with assembly operations and working with our manufacturing supply base to provide validated design solutions in resolving known issues. You would be expected to contribute to varying stages of the new product development process including; requirements capture, specification, FMEA, design, development testing, validation and certification depending on the individuals skills sets. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Expected to be competent in mechanism design, ROPS design, light fabrication. Be familiar with fabrication tooling - Weld fixtures, pressings, forming processes. Issue tracking and resolution. Competent in non-metallic design (CAD surfacing skills), familiar with injection moulding, roto-moulding, thermo-forming & blow moulding processes. Be able to read structural design drawings. Be able to collaborate with injection moulding tooling suppliers. Understand geometric tolerance schemes. Please contact James Tilley for more details.

Contract / Desford, Leicestershire

Development Engineer - Diesel Engines - Up to £40.00 per hour

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

Engine Test Technician

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 Development Engineer (Performance & Emissions)

Senior Development Engineer (Performance & Emissions) Powertrain Manufacturing Derby Can you offer a strong engineering background and knowledge of diesel/gasoline/gas engine fundamentals or after treatment systems? This Performance and Emissions (P&E) Senior Development Engineer role will suit candidates looking for an opportunity to further their career at the cutting edge of engine development, specialising in calibration of after treatment. Senior Development Engineers are responsible for developing and validating a prestigious range of diesel engines to ensure product satisfaction for a global customer base. This role will include the following activities: Taking responsibility for developing engines to meet challenging requirements for Performance & Emissions, this role is focused around, but not limited to After-Treatment. Specific experience of SCR, DPF, DOC, hardware and calibration would be highly beneficial for this role. Hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems). Calibration development: Base engine performance and emissions After-treatment control. Certification testing. Simulation: 1d simulations (using WAVE) for concept evaluation, turbocharger matching, cam profile development, after-treatment development. CFD simulation (using Converge) of the combustion, air path and after-treatment system. Successful candidates will most likely possess a Degree in Mechanical Engineering and will be based at a renowned and ever expanding research and development centre. This Senior Development Engineer role will offer a highly competitive salary, pension scheme, medical cover (including dental) and a generous holiday allowance. For further details please don't hesitate to contact James Tilley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Engine Management Systems Engineer - 35260

Job title: Engine Management Systems Engineer Salary Range: Up to £24.10 per hour LTD Location: Whitley Industry: Powertrain Engine Test Diagnostic Support (ETDS) team require an experienced Engine Management Systems Engineer with a good understanding and hands on capability for supporting engine prototype/one off installations. Fault finding and installation validation with key focus on setting up testbed communications systems and signal simulators as well as diagnosing faults with electrical and electronic control systems. First point of contact to investigate test bed engine non start or running issues and carry out global webex support. The role is in support of engine and transmission test activities internally and at external test providers on a global basis. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Must have knowledge of engine internal components, engine sensors engine management, engine diagnostic systems and transmission systems. Ability to communicate work instructions to technicians, ability to progress multiple parallel tasks and an understanding of dyno facility operation. Use of ETAS Inca or other data / diagnostic tools will be required to support test work as well as the ability to read and create automotive electrical circuit diagrams and fully understand OBD systems in support of specialist test hardware. Full Clean Car Driving License. Experience in engine mechanical and diagnostic electrical experience is required. Hands on experience of engine management systems operating principles and diagnosing faults on prototype systems and components. Experience with engines on test beds and in vehicles are both appropriate. Please contact James Tilley for details.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Senior Structural Design Engineer - Off Highway

Job title: Senior/Structural Design Engineer Location: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Industry: Off Highway - Attachments Salary: Negotiable An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior / Structural Design Engineer to join one of the world's top manufacturers of construction equipment. Our client requires someone with strong engineering skills to help to grow and evolve the attachments range, develop innovative designs of new products and maintain the highest possible level of reliability. The successful candidate will join a highly focused, passionate expanding team with future opportunities. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: You should have a strong engineering background and an Engineering Degree or equivalent experience. Have extensive proven experience as a lead engineer in product engineering design, operating in 3D CAD environment (preferable ANSYS / Unigraphics NX). Candidates should be able to demonstrate a previous success, a high level of commitment, flexibility and enthusiasm as well as a sense of urgency and ownership of projects Proven working knowledge of mobile equipment design and development practice. Knowledge of PLM / Teamcenter would be an advantage. Working knowledge of failure investigation and root cause analysis - 8D. DFMEA Skilled in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) The ability to communicate clearly, interfacing with other members of the team including Indian Design Centre, Manufacturing, Purchasing, Service and Marketing is a pre-requisite. Travel on business may be required periodically Please contact James Tilley for details.

Permanent / Uttoxeter, Staffordshire