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Jeff Lane

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Jeff specialises in sourcing product engineering professionals for the automotive, motorsport and off highway industries covering design, CAD, development, electrical, electronic, controls, software and project management.

Having studied a B.Eng in Automotive Design, he developed his career in product design, project engineering and engineering design. He now possesses an in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles and knowledge of the wider market.

Jeff delivers an exemplary service to both candidates and clients. His consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long-term, productive relationships.

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Lead Chassis Engineer

Lead Chassis Engineer - Contract - 6months+ - £Competitive rate - Nuneaton I am seeking a Chassis Engineer to lead current and future programmes for this innovative low volume vehicle manufacturer. You will be required to take system ownership of the chassis area which will include suspension, brakes and steering. You will not be expected to have technical expertise across all these areas, but take responsibility and be the focal point for all chassis related engineering issues on current and future platforms. This is a Technical, hands-on Engineering role within a small team. You will be working with one or two CAD designers and external suppliers/consultants. About you: Hands-On mechanical skills and experience with Automotive or related vehicles and systems with some in a Low volume manufacturing environment. Excellent problem solving skills Proficient regarding organisational and time management skills Appreciation of Engineering Good practice with regard to project processes and CAD system data management. The role: Specification of Chassis systems and components. Delivery of Engineered Chassis System designs. Development and Maintenance of Chassis CAD package and BOM. Generation of Design Specifications, management of 2D drawings and design data. Develop Project Timing and delivery schedule for System Parts and Functionality. Supplier Management - Outsource Engineering and Part Development. Test Planning and DVP Sign-Off responsibility. Provide Budget input for department and manage spend accordingly. Support Recruitment activities within System area. What's appealing about this role: A competitive market hourly rate with long term work on offer Ownership and technical input to new concept and development fast moving projects. The opportunity to be part of a unique, innovative highly technical product For more information or to apply please contact Jeff Lane of Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446108 or

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

HVAC Thermal Systems Engineer

HVAC Thermal Systems Engineer - Permanent - Nuneaton - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Thermal Engineer for a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing. This is a permanent position based in Nuneaton, Warwickshire and is offering a competitive salary What You Will Do: As Thermal Engineer; The Thermal Engineer will assume a central engineering role in highly varied vehicle thermal management project activities. He/She will be responsible for the conception, design and development of thermal systems whilst applying 1-D simulation techniques. They will conduct and oversee test development work at component, sub-system and whole-vehicle levels. What You Will Need: As Thermal Engineer; Essential experience for this role would include: Typically 5 years in automotive thermal management Modelling and Simulation (1-D) using an industry-standard software, preferably GT-Suite Strong thermodynamics background Good knowledge of thermal management in passenger vehicles Desirable experience for this role would include: Vehicle climatic testing Thermal system testing Knowledge of Thermal Comfort and Climate Control Thermal Management of hybrid and electric vehicles Battery Thermal Management Systems Underbonnet Thermal Management What You Will Get: As Thermal Engineer; Employment with this centre of excellence in vehicle engineering, design, test and development An excellent salary depending on experience Career progression Work on a range of innovative programmes Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Thermal Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Contract Chassis CAD Engineer

CAD Design Engineer - Chassis - Contract - Up to £33/hr DOE - Nuneaton - An exciting opportunity to join a highly innovative engineering team who are leaders and experts in their field. I am seeking Design Engineers to work on heavy innovative vehicles. Design skills required in the following areas: chassis, suspension, brakes and steering systems this is for our client- a low volume vehicle manufacturer. You will be working on a project which is at an early concept stage and will have the opportunity to influence and see the programme through to production. About you: Thorough working knowledge of Cad, preferably CATIA V5 backed up by significant experience used in a dynamic Engineering organisation. Working Knowledge of GD&T. Broad design and packaging background across all major vehicle systems and areas with hands-on mechanical skills and experience with Automotive or related vehicles and systems. The role: Perform component design, layout, sizing, and performance analyses. Create 3D and 2D designs and documents for assigned components. Assist in developing and preparing presentation drawings including writing engineering change requests (ECR's), Engineering Releases and engineering instructions. Be responsible for GD&T, BOM development and control. Serve as technical resource for complex assignments. Provide support in developing planning (time/cost) documentation and corresponding program status reporting. What's appealing about this role: - A competitive market hourly rate with long term work on offer with extra hours available. - Ownership and technical input to new concept and development fast moving projects. - The opportunity to be part of a unique, innovative highly technical product. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced CAD Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Hydraulics CAD Engineer

Hydraulics CAD Engineer - Contract - Up to £33/hr DOE - Nuneaton - An exciting opportunity to join a highly innovative engineering team who are leaders and experts in their field. I am seeking Design Engineers to work on heavy innovative vehicles. Design skills required in the following areas: Packaging of hydraulic systems including specification of manifolds, filters, pumps, pipework and actuators. Pipe routing and clipping. this is for our client- a low volume specialist vehicle manufacturer. You will be working on a project which is at an early concept stage and will have the opportunity to influence the design/development. About you: Knowledge and experience within the design of hydraulic systems Thorough working knowledge of Cad, preferably CATIA V5 backed up by significant experience used in a dynamic Engineering organisation. Working Knowledge of GD&T. Broad design and packaging background across all major vehicle systems and areas with hands-on mechanical skills and experience with Automotive or related vehicles and systems. The role: Perform hydraulic component design, packaging, layout, sizing, and performance analyses. Create 3D and 2D designs and documents for assigned components. Assist in developing and preparing presentation drawings including writing engineering change requests (ECR's), Engineering Releases and engineering instructions. Be responsible for GD&T, BOM development and control. Serve as technical resource for complex assignments. Provide support in developing planning (time/cost) documentation and corresponding program status reporting. Interpret the principles, theories and concepts of specialised technical area in order to provide complete designs, inclusive of packaging, detail parts, complex layouts and design documentation. What's appealing about this role: - A competitive market hourly rate with long term work on offer with extra hours available. - Ownership and technical input to new concept and development fast moving projects. - The opportunity to be part of a unique, innovative highly technical product. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Hydraulic CAD Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Principal Engineer - Craftmanship/Integration

Principal Engineer - PQ/Integration/Craftmanship - Permanent - Warwick - £Salary DOE & Excellent Benefits This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Craftmanship/Integration Engineer to join a small but complete vehicle manufacturer. The Principal Engineer Craftmanship/Integration will lead the generation and development of the Integration / PQ / Craftsmanship activities and lead complete vehicle Integration / PQ / craftsmanship activities. The Principal Craftmanship/Integration Engineer will be part of a Vehicle Concept Group developing the engineering content for the vehicle zones including Exterior Trim, Interior Trim, Closures & Mechanisms and Upper body. What You Will Do: As Principal Engineer Craftmanship/Integration Mentorship of engineering team in understanding and applying designs and engineering execution which achieves targets. Lead digital reviews and sign-off events for Integration, Perceived Quality & Craftsmanship related activities. Development of Product Attribute Targets based upon the Product Attribute PALS positioning for Craftsmanship / PQ Lead and represent group at Build Events. Lead vehicle auditing activities. Ensure CQT delivery of verification builds using master body. Lead the craftsmanship deliverables through to development / engineering signoff of the vehicle. Benchmarking of competitor vehicles & reporting findings. Lead Optical Quality & Perceived Quality development & assessment activities. What You Will Need: As Principal Engineer Craftmanship/Integration Relevant industry experience in automotive design, being a Catia V5 user Proficient knowledge of Craftsmanship (Tools & Techniques). Knowledge/experience within vehicle packaging, systems integration/quality Good understanding of engineering principles Whole vehicle development experience Experience of leading team & project deliverables What You Will Get: As Principal Engineer Craftmanship/Integration An excellent salary and benefits package The chance to work in brand new facilities. Involvement in a range of highly innovative programmes Suitably qualified and experienced Craftmanship/Integration Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter TMETC

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Design Engineer - Injection Mouldings

Product Design Engineer- Injection Moulding- CATIA £30-45k- Gaydon We are seeking a Product Design Engineer to be responsible for the design & development of new manufactured products, specialising in cable management products. Detailed Responsibilities Responsible for all design aspects of product development lifecycle. Idea generation and concept design. Component drawings, detail design, prototyping and test. Detail part design for prototype & production tooling. Key Responsibilities Value Customers To prepare concept designs to address customer design briefs and liaise directly with customers to clarify design brief parameters & agree design features & functionality. Take Responsibility Assume responsibility for allocated development projects for all design related aspects, supporting project management working within cross functional teams to progress product developments through relevant operational departments. Full responsibility for design elements of project management of allocated projects; in line with defined APQP process. Support Operations teams particularly Toolroom, Technical & Quality functions to ensure the design intent & integrity is maintained through to commercialisation. About You Competent Catia V5 CAD user - 12 months minimum (SolidWorks may be considered) Appreciation of design for manufacture. Appreciation of injection moulding. Minimum 2 years automotive industry experience- desirable. Competent user of EDM preferably Windchill- desirable. For more information please contact Jeff Lane of Jonathan Lee Recruitment 01384 446108

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

DMU/PDM Lead Engineer

Team Lead - Virtual Series/DMU/PDM - EV - South - £45k - £70k DOE Your automotive job - does it allow you to do the undo-able? To achieve the unachievable? Or to engineer the impossible? Do you go home with a sense of pride, having designed or developed something truly innovative? Do you get a sense of worth from your job that money just cannot buy? Are your big ideas constrained by narrow thinking? Perhaps it's time to think differently. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for automotive engineers. We are seeking visionary design and development engineers who possess the drive and desire to do things, differently. If this is you, perhaps it is finally time to think the unthinkable and move to a new automotive role…only better. What you will do As Team Lead DMU/PDM; Virtual series planning, development and reporting in, support of Vehicle Level Design. Lead all aspects of Virtual series including PLM structuring, CDL definition, DMU process and Design Completeness. Run regular Virtual Series reviews with relevant groups to record issues, assign tasks and ensure progress on priority items. Ensure alignment of the Virtual Series plan to the PALS attribute plan For design issues revealed by the VS process, ensure a pro-active stance by the team for early resolution. Lead, guide and mentor other members of the VS team as necessary. Work with other functional areas both internal and external to ensure vehicle integration and compatibility. What you will need As Team Lead DMU/PDM; A degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Hands on experience of running design activities in NX, CATIA or equivalent design system. Proven ability to lead a team of engineers, designers and analysts. Able to liaise with Product Design and systems engineering teams to analyse data, identify risk and work on resolutions. Sound knowledge of FMEA, DFM, DFA, PLM, BOMs, releasing, GD&T and APQP. Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally. Strong team working and influencing skills. Ability to multi-task and plan effectively. What you will get As Team Lead DMU/PDM; Experience of working on a project from concept stage. An excellent salary & benefits. Professional development & career progression. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced DMU/PDM Leads should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire

Principal Engineer Connected & Autonomous Vehicles

Principal Engineer - Connected & Autonomous Vehicles CAVs - Coventry - £45k - £65k DOE Searching for an automotive job with the opportunity to work on highly innovative programmes? The chance to work with leading OEM's and Tier1s in the field of connected & autonomous vehicles (CAVs). This is an exceptional opportunity for automotive engineers to join a leading company renowned for their expertise in automotive research & development. An opportunity to challenge their skills, take technical responsibility for the delivery of projects on connected and autonomous vehicles, delivering highly innovative research and valuable outcomes to our client's industrial partners What you will do As Principal Engineer Intelligent Vehicles CAVs; To provide broad ranging Technical Leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the Intelligent Vehicles project and other related projects in the field of CAVs. To represent our client as a recognised and credible expert in CAVs. To identify the challenges and needs faced by the industry. To establish collaborative research activities with partner organisations. To broaden the CAV research network by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners. To be responsible for the activities occurring in the project workshops. What you will need As Principal Engineer Intelligent Vehicles CAVs; Degree in relative Engineering subject Significant industrial experience in the delivery of automotive development projects The ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers Extensive knowledge of technology relevant to CAVs Ability to identify key areas of innovation and research Ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner Able to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing What you will get As Principal Engineer Intelligent Vehicles CAVs; Experience of working on a variety connected & autonomous vehicles with a range of OEMs Ongoing training and development. The chance to work in excellent facilities. Career advancement. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Principal Engineers - Intelligent Vehicles should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

EV - Braking Systems Engineer

Braking Systems Engineer - South - £35k - £50k DOE Your automotive job - does it allow you to do the undo-able? To achieve the unachievable? Or to engineer the impossible? Do you go home with a sense of pride, having designed or developed something truly innovative? Do you get a sense of worth from your job that money just cannot buy? Are your big ideas constrained by narrow thinking? Perhaps it's time to think differently. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for automotive engineers. We are seeking visionary design and development engineers who possess the drive and desire to do things, differently. If this is you, perhaps it is finally time to think the unthinkable and move to a new automotive role…only better. What you will do As Braking Systems Engineer; Create brake system designs utilising the latest technology, manufacturing techniques and materials. Own component and sub-systems, ensuring requirements and target specifications are achieved. Create and release parts to production intent designs. Optimise and validate designs with simulation, liaising with CAE engineers. Support test, development, validation and vehicle build events. Work within the chassis team and with other functional areas to ensure system integration and compatibility. What you will need As Braking Systems Engineer; A good degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Engineering knowledge of braking components/systems, function, performance and manufacturing requirements. Proven experience of chassis development from concept to production, minimum of 2years. Proficient in mechanical CAD, preferably NX though training available. Experience of FMEA and methodical problem resolution. Effective communication skills, able to work effectively within a multi-disciplined team. What you will get As Braking Systems Engineer; Experience of working on a project from concept stage. An excellent salary & benefits. Career progression. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Braking System Design/PMST Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire

Thermal Engineer - 1D Analyst

Thermal Engineer - 1D Analyst - Electric Vehicle - South - £DOE Your automotive job - does it allow you to do the undo-able? To achieve the unachievable? Or to engineer the impossible? Do you go home with a sense of pride, having designed or developed something truly innovative? Do you get a sense of worth from your job that money just cannot buy? Are your big ideas constrained by narrow thinking? Perhaps it's time to think differently. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for automotive engineers. We are seeking visionary design and development engineers who possess the drive and desire to do things, differently. If this is you, perhaps it is finally time to think the unthinkable and move to a new automotive role…only better. What you will do As Thermal Engineer 1D Analyst; Support design and development with 1D CFD analyses and testing of thermo dynamic phenomena. Provide design advice and guidance to Design Managers and Engineers Generate innovative concepts for new technologies using analytical techniques. Conduct detailed testing and theoretical analysis of concepts to increase understanding and insight within the team. Develop test methodology and procedures with support of test team using current facilities and help to define and specify further equipment requirements. Generation of proposals and reports What you will need As Thermal Engineer 1D Analyst; Proven experience of modelling thermal system interactions using simulation packages (ideally 1D) Ability to work within a cross-functional team and take a guiding role relating to thermal solutions development and problem solving to ensure delivery of robust production capable solutions. Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion Be able to multi-task and plan effectively when working with a variety of project teams Self-starter - ability to work independently, excellent team-working skills What you will get As Thermal Engineer 1D Analyst; Experience of working on a project from concept stage. An excellent salary & benefits package Excellent professional development & career progression Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Thermal Analyst Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire

Thermal Engineer - Whole Vehicle - EV

Thermal Engineer - Whole Vehicle - EV - South - £DOE Your automotive job - does it allow you to do the undo-able? To achieve the unachievable? Or to engineer the impossible? Do you go home with a sense of pride, having designed or developed something truly innovative? Do you get a sense of worth from your job that money just cannot buy? Are your big ideas constrained by narrow thinking? Perhaps it's time to think differently. This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for automotive engineers. We are seeking visionary design and development engineers who possess the drive and desire to do things, differently. If this is you, perhaps it is finally time to think the unthinkable and move to a new automotive role…only better. What you will do As Thermal Engineer Whole Vehicle; Support design and development with numerical approaches, model analysis and testing of whole product interactions of the thermal solution. Provide design advice and guidance to Design Managers and Engineers Generate innovative concepts for new technologies using analytical techniques. Conduct detailed testing and theoretical analysis of concepts to increase understanding and insight within the team. Develop test methodology and procedures with support of test team using current facilities and help to define and specify further equipment requirements. Liaise with other analysis and test teams to plan and perform experimental validations, comparing post-processed results with simulations and make informed design recommendations. What you will need As Thermal Engineer Whole Vehicle; A degree in Thermodynamics, Fluid Dynamics, Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Experience of Thermal analysis, development and test. Excellent fundamental understanding of thermodynamics and fluid dynamics principles. Proven experience modelling thermal system interactions using simulation packages (3D FEA and CFD or similar, 1D system modelling, Excel/VB). Ability to communicate complex technical issues in an appropriate, concise and accurate fashion, both in writing and verbally. What you will get As Thermal Engineer Whole Vehicle; Experience of working on a project from concept stage. An excellent salary & benefits package Excellent professional development & career progression Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Thermal Analyst Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire