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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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Senior Vehicle Concept Design Engineer

Senior Concept Design Engineer - Vehicle Architecture- Permanent- Norwich - £Competitive Salary & benefits This is an excellent opportunity for a Concept Design Engineer to join a small OEM who are at the forefront of innovation in automotive technology. The Concept Design Engineer join a team who embrace correct conceptual design practice. Working in the Vehicle Concept group, the Concept Design Engineer will join a team who have a history of designing products that demonstrate the core attributes of lightweight and accessible dynamic performance for drivers. What You Will Do: As Senior Concept Design Engineer; Working as part of a wider Concepts team, you will work cross-functionally with the Studio Design, Components, Materials, Vehicle Development and Product Planning teams. You'll be working on whole vehicle layout, bringing with you a critical awareness of good design whilst keeping key thinking in mind. Conceptual design proposals Packaging proposals Design critique Design optimisation Vehicle Integration Preparing reporting documentation What You Will Need: As Senior Concept Design Engineer; Degree educated or equivalent in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with relevant industry experience Full vehicle Concept experience Niche Vehicle Design Experience with battery electric vehicles Knowledge of joining technologies and metallic/ composite materials and processes Excellent knowledge of CATIA v5 and above What You Will Get: As Senior Concept Design Engineer A very competitive salary Involvement in a range of highly exciting projects Opportunity to work in a fast-paced learning environment Suitably qualified and experienced Concept Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Norwich

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer – Reading – Permanent - Competitive Salary & benefits An exciting role has opened for a Mechanical Design Engineer Engineer to join an established engineering team at the Reading facility of a leading engineering company who produce civil and military aircraft components. As the Design Engineer, you will be responsible for detailed design and development work on new and existing products in collaboration with cross functional teams. The Design Engineer will introduce new design concepts and methods of manufacture. What You Will Do: As Design Engineer, you will; Undertake detailed design work on new and existing products To oversee the new products from quotation through to delivery, ensuring that the company achieves its targeted technical performance, costs and delivery time objectives To develop specifications for these products To maintain appropriate design data, design records and test information To maintain standards and specifications issued by standard bodies Create detail drawings of designs, using the CAD system To discuss project and design requirements with customers and suppliers as necessary What You Will Need: As Design Engineer; Degree qualified or equivalent in mechanical engineering or similar related subject with proven industry experience Knowledge of the drawing/documentation standard BS8888 3D CAD design and technical drawing experience required, knowledge of GD&T Knowledge of modern manufacturing methods Basic electrical knowledge What You Will Get: As Design Engineer; Excellent salary – negotiable dependent upon experience 25 days Holiday – Additional days are available upon long service Private Healthcare, Pension Scheme, Share option scheme, Sick pay scheme 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 to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Reading

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Electrification

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - DriveLine & Electrification - Lichfield - Permanent - £Competitive Reporting to the Mechanical Design Team Leader, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven capability and experience in mechanical design. The work will involve the mechanical design of electromechanical systems such as electric machines, inverters, DCDC converters, etc, along with associated tooling and test equipment. What You Will Do: As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer; Responsible for all technical output of Mechanical Design team Liaise with Mechanical Design Team Leader to optimise output of Mechanical Design team Mechanical design of hybrid and electric vehicle systems along with associated tooling and test equipment Use of 3D CAD & PLM to produce models, assemblies & 2D drawings Finite element analysis Completion and review of engineering calculations Leading Mechanical FMEA activities Presentation of design concepts and technical analyses both internally and to external clients Participating in technical project leadership tasks What You Will Need: As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer; A good engineering qualification in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Significant experience in a hands-on mechanical design role in a comparable field Experience of electric motor & electronic control unit mechanical design A good knowledge of hybrid and electric vehicle systems Excellent 3D modelling skills with knowledge of FEA analysis A good knowledge of engineering standards & manufacturing processes Experience in a position involving technical leadership Willingness to travel within the UK and worldwide What You Will Get: As Principal Mechanical Design Engineer; Competitive Salary & benefits with flexible working practices Excellent professional development Work for an established engineering company being leaders in their field 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 / Fradley

Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing

Principal Engineer/Technical Project Manager - Digital Manufacturing - Coventry - £50k - £58k DOE This is an exceptional opportunity to provide technical leadership in technology transfer and help to improve the UK's long-term supply chain competitiveness You will lead a team working to support SMEs de-risk and accelerate innovation. The Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing will join a team to assist in delivery of innovation support activities in the areas of digital manufacturing and materials and manufacturing. The aim is to de-risk and accelerate innovation in supply chain mid-caps and SMEs with the mission of "making more in the UK". What you will do As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; To provide broad ranging technical leadership, and project management, for the successful and timely delivery projects in the field of digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing To develop and deliver interventions to SMEs; including business engagements, collaborative product and service development, collaborative research and development, project workshops and events and building innovation ecosystems To represent and be recognised as a credible expert in digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing. To identify the challenges and needs faced by industry and to establish collaborative research and development activities To increase the uptake of collaborative R&D in the supply chain mid-caps and SMEs To be responsible for developing and delivering a range of manufacturing and technology related masterclasses To provide the leadership, and to develop, Innovation Managers and Technology Transfer Engineers What you will need As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; Educated to degree level or equivalent in a business or technical subject Significant industrial experience in either digital manufacturing or materials and manufacturing The ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers Extensive knowledge of own area of specialism, with sufficient confidence and ability to line manage individuals who are technical experts in other disciplines High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills What you will get As Principal Engineer Digital Manufacturing; Experience of working on a range of projects with the opportunity to help to improve the UK's long-term supply chain competitiveness Ongoing training and development The chance to work in excellent facilities Career advancement Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Principal Engineers/Technical Project Managers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Coventry

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer - Permanent - Birmingham - £Competitive Salary DOE I am seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer for an established automotive engineering company. They are part of a growing successful business operating in the supply of automotive components for a range of commercial engines. They provide design and development services for other sister companies within the engine products division being a global supplier/market leader in their field This is a permanent position based in Birmingham and is offering a competitive salary What You Will Do: As Mechanical Design Engineer; To design a range of engine ancillaries including oil, water & fuel pumps Work from 1st principals in concept design work utilising proven problem solving skills Work alongside engineering team to ensure design is optimised for manufacture To liaise with design team & Chief Engineer to resolve design issues. Create CAD models & layout of engineering drawings To create engineering reports What You Will Need: As Mechanical Design Engineer; Degree qualified Engineer with a minimum of 3years industry experience Proven ability in one of the leading 3D CAD modelling packages Experience of designing with both metals and plastic materials Knowledge/experience in concept design work Good understand of manufacturing processes, DFM Be able to demonstrate strong problem-solving skills Ability to work on a range of projects to tight deadlines What You Will Get: As Senior 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 to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / West Midlands

Senior Chassis Design Engineer - Suspension and Steering

Senior Design Engineer Chassis - Suspension and Steering - Permanent - Norwich - £Competitive & benefits This is an excellent opportunity for a Chassis Design Engineer Suspension and Steering to join a small OEM who are at the forefront of innovation in automotive technology. Working in the Suspension and Steering team, the Senior Chassis Design Engineer Suspension and Steering will be delivering technical solutions to keep driving experience at the forefront of the market. The Senior Chassis Design Engineer Suspension and Steering will take design ownership for individual systems/ parts and use skills and experience to deliver innovative results. What You Will Do: As Senior Chassis Design Engineer Suspension and Steering; Design support of vehicle subsystems and components Concept and detailed engineering design Creation of CAD models, component drawings, assembly drawings and data packs, including FMEAs and DVPS Supporting a "fit and function" evaluation of subsystem components Support the team with planning and proposal information and support the department with quality systems approval where necessary What You Will Need: As Senior Chassis Design Engineer Suspension and Steering; Degree educated or equivalent in Mechanical or Automotive Engineering with relevant industry experience Technical knowledge covering the specification and delivery of suspension and steering system related parts Experience in a similar role within automotive OEM or Tier 1 supplier Expert user of CATIA v5 Experience across the design process from concept through to launch What You Will Get: As Senior Chassis Design Engineer Suspension and Steering; A very competitive salary & benefits Involvement in a range of highly exciting projects Opportunity to work in a fast-paced learning environment Suitably qualified and experienced Chassis Design Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Norwich

Race Applications Support Engineer (Racing Unit)

Job title: Race Applications Support Engineer Salary Range: £32,000 to £36,000 pa plus Benefits Location: Kilmarnock Automotive, Applications, Commercial, Bearing, Design, CAD, Test, Technical An Applications Support Engineer is required with knowledge of bearing design and development to support the race team development programs. Candidates with experience of the engine and bearing product within the motorsport arena would be well received. Due to the development of race technology, this world leader in powertrain development, based in Kilmarnock requires a forward thinking and technically driven Applications Support Engineer with knowledge of engine and bearing development. As an Applications Support Engineer you will be required to: Understand customer requirements both commercially and technically. Design of bearing, mechanical and/or systems using proprietary software and other calculation techniques. Providing advice and recommendations to customers. Facilitate New Part Review meetings to i ntroduce new parts to the production team. Provide support to production and engineering teams to ensure they are constantly updated on all customer requirements. Contribute to an effective communication system within the Race Unit. Ensuring customer specifications & pricing data are accurate. Capable of producing 2D CAD drawings based on customer specifications. Micro-examination of used parts to analyse bearing performance. Preparation of technical reports. The Applications Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Design and development of mechanical products and systems. Understand commercial and technical issues and solutions to engineering activities. Qualified within mechanical design having supported the development of products from concept from through to manufacture. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical product design within powertrain, especially within bearings and associated products seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this UK Wide motorsport powertrain innovator company will offer you: £32,000 to £36,000 pa plus benefits Excellent career development and progression within a forward-thinking motorsport industry Potential to progress and development your career within a world class organisation . Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the design and development of bearings, powertrain and/or engine products and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Applications Support Engineer role, please contact Jeff Lane at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446108 or email jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Kilmarnock

Vehicle Package Zone Leader

Vehicle Packaging Zone Leader- Contract- Warwick - £Competitive rate 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 A very competitive contract rate 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 to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk TMETC 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 / Coventry

Lead Engineer Energy Storage (Electrode and Cell Scale-Up)

Lead Engineer - Energy storage / Battery Research - Coventry - £Salary DOE & benefits This is an excellent opportunity for a Lead Engineer to join a growing research group in energy storage and batteries. You will drive our client's electrode and cell scale-up production and test activities with their industrial and academic partners. The Lead Engineer will join a team working on Battery Scale-Up to deliver projects focused on upscaling from a low volume laboratory scale, up to high volume production. The project will deliver breakthrough knowledge for the benefit of all battery manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace and marine. What you will do As Lead Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research To conduct in depth research on the battery electrode and cell scale-up projects, ensuring that a detailed work programme exists to generate the research outcomes within the agreed time frame Explore innovative opportunities, supporting the development and introduction of new equipment and manufacturing methods, and being actively involved at a hands-on level To develop novel and appropriate methodology for incorporating the design and manufacture of electrodes and cells into the research programme to support the decision-making processes To prepare detailed activity specifications To provide comprehensive direction and support on all aspects of the project Develop plans to ensure that the business outputs agreed with the funding bodies are achieved within the agreed timescales What you will need As Lead Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Engineering or related discipline Significant experience in battery scale up, including experience of industrial R&D A good understanding of battery electrode development and/or battery cell design and manufacture Ability to perform detailed data analysis and interpretation to present results and make recommendations Experience of manufacturing processes engineering within a relevant industrial sector Excellent project planning and reporting skills Well-developed interpersonal skills capable of dealing with all levels of employment and providing effective solutions to complex situations What you will get As Lead Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research Experience of working on a range of projects with a growing research group in energy storage and batteries Ongoing training and development The chance to work in excellent facilities Career advancement Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Lead Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Coventry

Project Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research

Project Engineer - Energy storage / Battery Research - Coventry - £Salary DOE This is an excellent opportunity for a Project Engineer to join a growing research group in energy storage and batteries. You will drive our client's electrode and cell scale-up production and test activities with their industrial and academic partners. The Project Engineer will join a team working on Battery Scale-Up to deliver projects focused on upscaling from a low volume laboratory scale, up to high volume production. The project will deliver breakthrough knowledge for the benefit of all battery manufacturing sectors, including automotive, aerospace and marine. What you will do As Project Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research To carry out research on the battery electrode and cell scale-up projects, acting as the main interface with all project partners To provide specialist technical recommendations, practical tools and design resolution advice for manufacturing and performance To manage research aspects of the project including contributing to academic publications & technical reports To identify, operate and install suitable equipment to support the project objectives To record and track the delivery of outputs during research & identify routes for achievement of targets To create risk and COSHH assessments and ensure that all activities are done in a safe manner to meet the department's health and safety requirements What you will need As Project Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research Educated to degree level in a relevant subject, e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Materials, Engineering or related discipline A willingness to carry out hands-on experimental work A good understanding of battery electrode development (mixing and coating) and/or battery cell design and manufacture Experience of experimental design, data analysis and interpretation Project planning and reporting skills with the ability to work independently and as part of a team on research programmes Ability to initiate, plan, organise, implement and deliver programmes of work to tight deadlines What you will get As Project Engineer Energy Storage / Battery Research Experience of working on a range of projects with a growing research group in energy storage and batteries Ongoing training and development The chance to work in excellent facilities Career advancement Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Project Engineers should apply today by either calling Jeff Lane on +44 (0)1384 446108 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to jeff.lane@jonlee.co.uk 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 / Coventry
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