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Jeff Lane

Principal Consultant
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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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Engineering Lead / Technical Project Manager

Technical Project Manager - Permanent - Bridgnorth - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Technical Project Manager/Lead Systems Engineer for an established British engineering company. They are a market leading provider of high quality, total castings solutions across the automotive, motorsport, energy and wider transport sectors. Their engineering service include up-front engineering, precision machining and client consultancy. As Technical Project manager/Lead Systems Engineer you would report to the Executive manager. This is a permanent position based in Bridgnorth and is offering a competitive salary What You Will Do: As Technical Project Manager/Lead Systems Engineer; Strategic development of new Engineering Service Contracts Develop effective teams and local project leaders within customer organisations Develop ways and means for realisation of strategic engineering projects with both new and existing customers Present alternative solutions to complex projects optimising the outcome to achieve maximum efficiency at minimum cost. Management and planning of simultaneous projects with substantial capital budgets Ad hoc support to all aspects of operations, such as PR, marketing & customer events What You Will Need: As Technical Project Manager/Lead Systems Engineer; Degree qualified Engineer, experience working on complex engineering projects Proven knowledge & experience within Automotive Industry An extensive knowledge of manufacturing methods & engineering materials Ability to digest detail & adapt to circumstances Willing to travel as required What You Will Get: As Technical Project Manager/Lead Systems Engineer; Employment with an established engineering company being market leaders in their field A competitive salary and benefits Work on a range of challenging and innovative projects Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Project Managers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Vehicle Package Zone Leader

Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader- Permanent - Warwick - £Salary DOE & Excellent Benefits This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Vehicle Packaging Engineer to join a small but complete vehicle manufacturer. The Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader will report into the Head of Vehicle Architecture and will be responsible for the creation of world class vehicle layouts in accordance with the dimensional, attribute and cost parameters defined for each programme. What You Will Do: As Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader Definition of the occupant & top hat package and responsibility for driving its development. Creation of vehicle concept proposals and vehicle package layouts. Creation of outline component and system layouts to drive the vehicle concept development. Definition of the package at the whole vehicle or package zone level. Co-ordination and leadership of multiple cross functional teams to drive issue resolution. Delivery of the package process to ensure high quality, well integrated and world class vehicle package. What You Will Need: As Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader Relevant industry experience in automotive design, being a Catia V5 user Proficient experience in whole vehicle layout and definition Expertise in understanding various inputs to define class leading vehicle packages Experience in occupant and cabin package and setup What You Will Get: As Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader 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 Vehicle Packaging 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

Lead Mechanical Engineer

Lead Mechanical Engineer - Permanent - Kenilworth- £Competitive salary & benefits This is an exciting opportunity for a Lead Mechanical Design Engineer to join a small high-tech engineering company who deliver world leading electric motors and drives for automotive super-charging applications, fuel cell systems and other sectors. The Lead Mechanical Engineer will join is its innovative engineering team and play a key part in ensuring future success within a fast-moving company. He/she will report to the Head of Engineering. What You Will Do: As Lead Mechanical Engineer Organise and lead mechanical engineers to fulfil numerous orders and projects. Work with Head of Engineering to continue to build and develop mechanical engineering team to fulfil company's strategic road map. Provide technical guidance and oversight to other mechanical Engineers Ensure products are developed to achieve compliance with design objectives. Provide technical liaison and support for customers. Participate in the creation of functional specifications, DVP, FMEA. Review and sign off reports, drawings, designs and calculations What You Will Need: As Lead Mechanical Engineer Proven design experience gained within the high-speed rotating equipment, automotive or other relevant sectors. Good team working, communication and presentation skills. Self-starter, able to prioritise and plan effectively. Excellent problem-solving skills and a creative approach for innovative ideas. Keen attention to detail. What You Will Get: A very competitive salary and benefits including attractive bonus scheme Involvement in a range of high profile automotive programmes Opportunity to join a business at a period of strategic growth Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Wind Tunnel Technician

Wind Tunnel Technician - F1 - Brackley - Permanent/Contract - Competitive salary/rate I am seeking a Wind Tunnel Technician to join a successful F1 Team. This is a permanent role, but our client will consider a contract basis. The Wind Tunnel Technician will report to the Wind Tunnel Operations Manager within the Aerodynamics department. What you will do As Wind Tunnel Technician Operating the wind tunnel for aerodynamic and engineering tests. Creation of and testing of ride maps Model installs and pre-occupancy runs and checks. Assisting the two model technicians with model changes. To assist with any special requests from the aerodynamicist for part preparation or data analysis Analysis of tunnel performance data both short term and long term. Operation of wind tunnel instrumentation What you will need As Wind Tunnel Technician A minimum HND in Engineering and ideally some practical experience of wind tunnel or similar testing. Knowledge of instrumentation and data acquisition is essential. Excellent problem-solving skills Experience of Diablo and Toolbox software would be an advantage Willingness to work nightshifts What you will get As Wind Tunnel Technician Experience of working for a successful F1 Team A competitive salary/rate with generous shift allowance Career progression Applications Suitably experienced Wind Tunnel Technicians should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Brackley, Northamptonshire

Lead Chassis Design Engineer - Catia

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

Wireless Communications Test Engineer

Wireless Communications Test Engineer - Vehicle Resilience - Coventry- Competitive £ DOE I am seeking a Wireless Communications Test Engineer for a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing. The Wireless Communications Engineer will form part of a new team whose roles will include supporting the development of connectivity & reception performance measures for Broadcast, Cellular, WiFi & V2X services. Further focus will include supporting Cybersecurity and Functional safety specialists. What You Will Do: As Wireless Communications Test Engineer, you will; Support cellular and WiFi Over The Air (OTA) test development and broadcast reception test development Support research new technology standards and test parameters / equipment Support the generation and validation of new capabilities Support the optimisation of new technology services through structured continuous improvement Assist in the development and optimisation of engineering processes and policies Assist specialists in delivering programmes, providing technical support to cross-discipline teams What You Will Need: As Wireless Communications Test Engineer; Demonstrate technical expertise, with emphasis on the development and delivery of OTA and other connectivity testing. Proven ability to develop new test methods. Demonstrate commercial awareness, tasking and accountability, service quality, and timely delivery Demonstrate an excellent understanding of the principles behind communications performance testing which must include a minimum of cellular and WiFi Demonstrate technical delivery to include test plans, control plans, similar customer documentation Proficient computer skills, especially coding own penetration tools What You Will Get: As Wireless Communications Test Engineer; Employment with this centre of excellence in vehicle engineering, design, test and development Competitive salary & benefits Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Wireless Communications Test Engineers should apply today by either calling Ray Greenman on +44 (0)1384 397555 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Thermodynamics Specialist EV

Thermodynamics Specialist - Permanent - Nuneaton - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Thermodynamics Specialist 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 & benefits The Thermodynamics Specialist will assume a central engineering role in highly varied vehicle thermal management project activities. As part of the Thermal Systems Engineering team, they will be responsible for the design and development of advanced HVAC systems for xEVs. This includes heat pump systems and the implementation of new refrigerants. They will develop model-based development techniques for Heat Pump systems. What You Will Do: As Thermodynamics Specialist; Development of 1-D simulation techniques to support the design of Thermal Management Systems Development of advanced HVAC systems for xEV applications by means of numerical simulation and systems bench test e.g. Heat Pump systems Consolidate Systems Engineering principles for advanced xEVs' Thermal Management Model-Based Design of HVAC Systems, Battery Thermal Management Systems and xEVs' Powertrain Cooling systems Conception & Design of automotive heat pump systems Thermal systems rig-based development and optimisation of xEVs' HVAC systems What You Will Need: As Thermodynamics Specialist; Minimum 5 years in automotive thermal management 1-D Modelling and Simulation, ideally using GT-Suite Strong Thermodynamics background HVAC Systems development experience Performance optimisation of Thermal Management systems Energy Efficiency Analysis Solid report writing skills What You Will Get: As Thermodynamics Specialist; 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

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Chassis / Suspension - Motorsport - Brackley - Permanent- Competitive salary I am seeking a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join a successful F1 Team. The Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will be report to a Lead Mechanical Design Engineers. The successful candidate will take full ownership and responsibility for a variety of complex suspension projects & designs. Using an analytical approach alongside a high attention to detail to engineering design, the successful candidate will take ownership of major mechanical projects from concept through to design, testing and implementation onto the race car. What you will do As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Initiating and implementing the design and development of mechanical and hydraulic suspension assemblies of the highest complexity and to the highest standards Specifying and managing the R&D testing programmes for safety and performance critical systems Reliability management of assigned systems throughout component life cycle and in support of the team's reliability function Close collaboration with other engineering departments and external suppliers to ensure fully integrated system designs, achieving optimal car performance Use of Catia FEA to support your own designs What you will need As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Mechanical, automotive or aeronautical engineering degree (2:1 minimum grade) or similar qualification with a high level of experience in the Motorsport or Automotive industry Knowledge of current F1 suspension systems, including experience in hydraulic system design Structural composite design knowledge (including tooling techniques and materials) Experience of Catia V5/3DX mechanical design package. Experience of FEA and hand calcs to produce reliable and optimised designs Excellent communication and collaborative skills to ensure cross departmental integration What you will get As Senior Mechanical Design Engineer - Suspension Experience of working for a successful F1 Team A competitive salary & extensive benefits Career progression Applications Suitably experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Brackley, Northamptonshire

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer - Permanent - Leamington - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for an award-winning engineering consultancy who are renowned for innovation of future powertrains and associated technologies. They work with the biggest and most respected names in the automotive industry on projects across the design, development and control of transmission systems and electrified powertrains. They are recognised as the world leading expert in driveline refinement and efficiency optimisation through simulation, design and control for conventional, hybrid and electric vehicle transmissions As Mechanical Design Engineer you will be involved in the simulation, design and analysis of elements of mechanical systems and subsystems in drivetrains and powertrains for transportation. This is a permanent position based in Leamington and is offering a competitive salary & benefits What You Will Do: As Mechanical Design Engineer; Demonstrate a good knowledge of fundamental technical and mathematical concepts, practices and procedures and applying them in engineering projects Capturing and specifying design requirements, producing design ideas and using appropriate software, tools and techniques within projects Collating and presenting relevant technical data and achievements in a concise and comprehensive format Actively sharing technical knowledge, learning from peers and experienced engineers within the company Managing personal responsibilities: able to define actions, to prioritise and manage tasks Working to a project plan, arranging reviews, reporting and managing change in scope What You Will Need: As Mechanical Design Engineer; Degree qualified Engineer with applicable industry experience Proven ability in one of the leading 3D CAD modelling packages Knowledge of engineering simulation; 1D & 3D dynamic modelling Strong analytical & numeracy skills Be able to demonstrate ability for concept design along with strong problem-solving skills Ability to work on a range of projects to tight deadlines What You Will Get: As Mechanical Design Engineer; Employment with an established engineering consultancy being market leaders in their field A competitive salary depending on experience Work on a range of highly innovative projects with a range of engineering clients Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

CAD Mechanical Design Engineer - Motorsport

Mechanical Design Engineer - Permanent - Bridgnorth - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for an established British engineering company. They are a market leading provider of high quality, total castings solutions across the automotive, motorsport, energy and wider transport sectors. Their engineering service include up-front engineering, precision machining and client consultancy. This is a permanent position based in Bridgnorth and is offering a competitive salary What You Will Do: As Mechanical Design Engineer; To design and model pattern tooling on 3D cad software (Creo) To liaise with technical staff to achieve functional tooling. To liaise with designers and or project engineers to resolve design issues. To provide support and administration to all personnel in the Cad and CNC depts. To make sure that all personnel records for work are kept up to date. Encourage and be positive towards continuous improvement What You Will Need: As Mechanical Design Engineer; Degree/Apprentice qualified Engineer To be computer literate. To have had training and be able to operate one of the leading 3D modelling packages (Creo, Catia, SolidWorks) To have a good understanding of moulding/casting technology. To provide confident support to Cad personnel and technical staff. What You Will Get: As Mechanical Design Engineer; Employment with an established engineering company being market leaders in their field A competitive salary depending on experience Work on a range of innovative projects Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Bridgnorth, Shropshire

Chief Engineer of Vehicle Safety Development

Chief Engineer Vehicle Safety & Development - China - Salary 1 million to 2 million RMB Company Overview China's largest SUV and pickup manufacturer. Listed among "Top 10 Listed Private Companies" and "China's 500 Most Valuable Brands". One of the top SUV and PICKUP manufactures in the world, it has an international team developing new energy cars and is setting up advanced EV battery production line. It has ambitions to become the World's top brand for pure electric and hybrid vehicles with research centre in Japan, Europe and the United States. Key Responsibilities Responsible for the development of US market security performance, North American project security attributes and input and output documents and other lifecycle management Collision safety virtual simulation technology improvement with an emphasis on new materials and processes, airbag calibration simulation, concept simulation etc. Collision safety products and collision safety performance innovative technology research to create a unique integrated security system Key candidate requirements Degree qualified A minimum of 20 years of automotive engineering experience At least 10 years of experience leading vehicle R&D process management for multiple vehicle models Expertise in utilising R&D management tools, with evidence of guiding and promoting R&D management Understanding of the Chinese automotive market would be an advantage In return You can expect a very competitive salary within the range of 1 million to 2 million RMB Paid for housing, food, air tickets and child education subsidy Interested Vehicle Chief Safety Engineers should apply for this job by calling direct on 01384 446108 or emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / China, China

EMC Project Manager (Automotive)

EMC Senior Engineer/Project Manager - Automotive- Basildon - Permanent - £Competitive & benefits I am seeking an EMC Senior Engineer/Project Manager for a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing. This is a permanent position based in Basildon and is offering a competitive salary & benefits. The EMC Senior Engineer/Project Manager will be based with a key client based in Essex where you will be part of a small team responsible for all aspects of vehicle EMC delivery. You will offer EMC expertise to a large OEM and lead all EMC activities from initial programme launch through to production. What you will do As EMC Senior Engineer/Project Manager; Customer liaison Tracking components and vehicles for EMC compliance Risk analysis for potential vehicle / component issues Scheduling development vehicles for test Wiring and package reviews. Project management of multiple large-scale projects Support testing at EMC facility when required in UK What you will need As EMC Senior Engineer/Project Manager; Understanding of EMC test methods and principles, ideally 5yrs EMC/RF knowledge Engineering background Computer literate Excellent communication/interpersonal skills What you will get As EMC Senior Engineer/ Project Manager; Experience of working for a world-leader in advanced engineering, research and product testing An excellent salary & benefits Career progression Applications Suitably qualified and experienced EMC Senior Engineers/Project Managers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Programme Manager EV - Perm/Contract

Programme Manager - Electric Vehicle - Coventry - Perm/Contract £70k - £100k DOE Searching for an automotive product development job with the opportunity to work on a highly innovative EV programme? The chance to work from blank page concept to basis of design? This is an exceptional opportunity for automotive engineers to actualise designs, challenge their skills and push the boundaries of conceptual vehicle design within a leading company renowned for their expertise in automotive research & development. What you will do As Programme Manager; To programme manage the delivery of the Special Vehicles Project within the expected timeframe. To assist with the financial management of the programme, monitor budget performance and take pro-active action based on data analysis To establish the programme & project governance to meet the requirement of the stakeholders. To lead the programme via planning, monitoring and controlling activity and actions on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, and being proactive in managing and escalating risks and major issues. In particular, helping in the formulation, commissioning and monitoring of specific projects, ensuring that all reporting and auditing requirements are met. To ensure all work packages have detailed plans, descriptions, timing, dependencies and responsibilities. To develop and manage the risk register for the programme that is in line with the stakeholder organisations What you will need As programme Manager; Educated to degree level or equivalent in a business or technical subject. Extensive demonstrable senior management experience in the automotive industry Experience and a successful track record of project management over large scale projects. Significant experience of managing substantial R&D projects with a track record of successful delivery Strong interpersonal skills together with the ability to persuade and influence both external partners and internal colleagues. High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines, managing large budgets within resource constraints at a senior level and under pressure. Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills. What you will get As Programme Manager; Experience of working on a highly innovative project from concept stage. Ongoing training and development. The chance to work in excellent facilities. Career advancement. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Programme Managers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands
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