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Julian Maynard

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Julian specialises in the sourcing and placement of product development and manufacturing engineers within the automotive industry covering a range of applications.

Having spent 16 years delivering the highest calibre recruitment services to both clients and candidates, Julian has extensive knowledge and understanding of the industry and it’s specific needs.

His experience extends to other manufacturing sectors and he is very interested in emerging technologies. Julian delivers an exemplary service to both candidates and clients, whilst taking a great pride in keeping up to date with new trends. His consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long-term, productive relationships.

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CNC Team Leader

We are currently looking for an experienced CNC supervisor who will guide a team responsible for Testing Machined components and materials for special materials company Primary responsibilities include: Line Management of 6-7 direct reports;taking ownership of their safety, performance and personal development. Plan and supervise the daily running of the Precision Testing function. Ensure the quality of all operations are maintained and improved; including equipment calibration, standard operating procedures, material traceability, stocks of key components etc. Ensure consistent availability of capability within PT with cross training and resource planning. Assist with budget and capital management for the testing function. Assist in finding ways of improving and expanding the testing capabilities for quicker turnarounds and higher quality of data. Experience and skills The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leading a team Passionate about the team's training and development, empowering them to rise to the challenges they are facing. Strong organisational skills to ensure good shop floor control, workflow management. Able to embed and stanadardise reliable systems. Familiar with MS Office tools Knowledge of manufacturing management and techniques. Working knowledge of lean manufacturing techniques and 5S Be able to lead with regards to safe working practices and ensure all work is risked assessed and managed appropriately. Able to manage inputs from a wide range of stakeholders. Knowledge of precision machining processes including turning, milling, EDM or Laser cutting, grinding, etc This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great company in an interesting, high tech environment. Salary is commensurate with experience + excellent benefits.

Permanent / Didcot, Oxfordshire

Heat Treatment Technican

We are currently seeking 3 Heat Treatment technicians for Permanent roles with a highly successful Engineering company based in Berkshire. OVERALL OBJECTIVE: To undertake the processes of the heat treatment department to high levels of quality and to production schedules. RESPONSIBILITIES: General To process and manufacture components. To competently operate machinery within the department and in other departments if required. To undertake department processes in a controlled and timely manner. To adhere to department standards and create records including quality certificates and process sheets. To maintain and carry out preventative maintenance programmes to all equipment. Advise Production Engineers on tooling, jigs and fixtures. To undertake personal development reviews, training and assessments. To observe the Health and Safety rules at all times To carry out any reasonable additional duties as requested by management. Heat Treatment Specific Safe working practise of furnaces and heat treatment equipment. Preparation of parts - cleaning, applying stop-off paint & understanding required Heat Treatment Specifications. Preparation of Heat Treatment Loads. Creation of Heat Treatment Records. Loading and unloading of furnaces. Using hardness checking equipment to verify parts meet specification. Preparation of parts for next operations - cleaning, removal of masking media & protecting parts from corrosion or damage. Automated Deburring/Chamfering of components. Shot Peen of components. Straightening of components. Performing NDT operations. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great company at a time of investment and expansion. Hourly rate is commensurate with experience and there are some nice benefits on offer as part of the package.

Permanent / Thatcham, Berkshire

Procurement Assistant (Engineering)

We are currently seeking a Procurement assistant to work for a small, friendly Automotive engineering company based in Basildon As a procurement Assistant, you will assist the procurement manager to ensure all purchases are for the correct good/ services and purchased at the best time and quantity. You will also play a key part in managing the relationships with key suppliers and internal teams on a daily basis. What does your day look like? Maintain the supplier database and assist with the supplier performance process Ensure supplier compliance is in line with company standards Help Management of quotations Co-ordination of tender processes and ensures bid compliance Identify opportunities to eliminate waste. Assist with the development of procurement policies and implementation Resolve any delivery issues by liaising with suppliers Help with tenders, RFQ's and information requests What we are looking for: Experience within procurement administration, or similar entry level procurement positions Experience in an Engineering environment would be very useful. Good Excel, Word experience Able to meet deadlines and deliver results Ability to communicate effectively Able to follow a process and suggest improvements This is a great opportunity with a growing company. Salary to £22k + Benefits

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Project Manager

An Engineering Project Manager is required to join an engineering organisation based in Croydon. The Project Manager will support the Head of Programme Management and a Chief Engineer in the control of multiple projects, including collaborations with partners and projects with grant funding (EU Horizon 2020, InnovateUK). Key requirements of the role are to ensure successful outcomes to time and budget constraints, to work with internal groups to plan resource and timing requirements, and to report on progress to the Board and grant funding bodies. A familiarity with Agile and Prince2 project management processes or similar is essential. Key elements of the role will be: * Co-ordination of groups within the company, and in some cases of external parties, to deliver project efforts in accordance with the project plan * Monitoring and reporting on progress, including preparation of work-package reports and quarterly reports for collaborative projects * Risk awareness and mitigation; reviewing and adjusting the project plan * Financial reporting and control * Chairing project meetings, issuing minutes and pursuing actions Person Specification We are seeking candidates with a suitable engineering or technical background, and with experience of managing a range of projects. A knowledge of Agile and Prince2 or similar project management methodology is required. Candidates should ideally have knowledge of MS Office software, and good knowledge of MS Project (; a basic understanding of Sharepoint MS project intergration would be usful. Evidence of the following skills or knowledge would be beneficial * Management of concurrent £100k - £1m projects * Functional requirements documentation control * Proposing and planning of a number of projects * Control of delivery timescales * Team building and management * Risk analysis and management * Presentation and communication skills * An understanding of engineering of thermodynamic machines (engines, power devices, refrigeration) would be desirable * Understanding of engineering drawings and bill of materials. * Procurement of prototype parts. Salary is up to £50k + Bens. This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing company with a unique product.

Permanent / Croydon, Surrey

Calibration Engineer - Warwick

We are currently seeking experienced Diesel Calibration Engineers to work with a well-respected Tier 1 Automotive supplier Role Checking and potential calibration of responsible functions:- FIE, Diagnostics and Aftertreatment (SCR) Support customer with calibration of customer responsible functions Data Set/ Calibration building and management Identify and document changes for new S/W levels Support key meetings between customer and the company Keep data base of calibration developments Support trouble shooting of customer engines/ vehicles Support offsite as required Support customer environment test trips (cold, hot, altitude etc) Qualifications and experience. Appropriate engineering degree, e.g. mechanical or electronic A knowledge of engine management systems, electronic diesel control calibration, engines, and vehicles Knowledge of Bosch diesel systems is advantageous Extensive knowledge of ECU S/W and associated functionalities Calibration/ test experience of engines and vehicles Skilled in PC based application tools such as ETAS INCA Knowledge of the German language is advantageous Valid driving licence Able to support internal European trips and global climate test trips Flexibility to based at customer site as necessary Good communicator and customer orientated Flexibility to travel and work away for 1-3Wks Flexibility to work weekends or short notice. This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great company who value knowledge and enthusiasm. There is no sponsorship available for candidates who require a Visa to work in the UK.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

Manufacturing Plant Manager

We are currently seeking forward thinking and innovative Manufacturing Plant Manager to work for an Automotive Technology company based in Berkshire. This role will be responsible for the management of a full shift operation Key responsibility will be the operational management of the manufacturing facility, including the health, safety and welfare of all employees, third party contractors and site visitors as well as complying with all standards and legislation, in addition to controlling budgets and forecasts to deliver agreed production volumes, expenditure and costs. Responsibilities: To meet and exceed where possible agreed performance metrics for operational effectiveness of company assets. To develop fast connected flow across the plant, optimising the constraint and interactive bottlenecks within a Theory of Constraints (TOC), Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) environment. To build and develop a stronger management team capable of leading the hourly workforce to meet the demands of the future. To improve employee relations through participation of shop floor personnel in cross functional improvement activities. To identify, propose and implement opportunities for business improvement that enhance earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization (EBITDA). To identifying and eliminate historical practices that can impact the financial well-being of the plant. To deputise for the Head of Manufacturing as required. To work closely with Production Planners and Business Managers. To engage with the business management community to identify business opportunities within the capabilities of the plant. To maintain product quality standards. Qualifications and Training Educated to degree level in a Science or Engineering based discipline. Knowledge Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimise team performance and development. Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel. Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Project. Must have a good understanding of Engineering Drawings. Must have a good understanding of manufacturing principles. An understanding of transmission components and Manufacturing systems would be desirable but is not essential. Skills/Abilities Strong planning, influencing and project management skills. Strong multifunctional team leadership skills. Action orientated. Good analytical skills to convert business objectives in to achievable tasks. Strong communication skills. Creative but yet able to work precisely according to procedures, rules and regulations. This is an excellent opportunity to join an already successful company at an exciting point in their growth. Salary and package will be commensurate with experience.

Permanent / Newbury, Berkshire

Assembly Fitter (Special Purpose Machinery)

We are currently seeking an experienced Assembly Fitter for a role with a Special Purpose Machinery company based in Bedfordshire. Responsibilities and Duties To work as part of the machine build assembly team To fit and assemble sub-assemblies and incorporate these into complete machines To build pneumatic equipment used to control the machines and cap transport systems. To build cap transport systems. To ensure that all parts and assemblies are correctly fitted and assembled together in accordance with the agreed tolerances and procedures. Skills Required General mechanical hand fitting skills. Fitting bearings.Alignment of shafts.Marking out, drilling and tapping. Experience in building assemblies and special purpose machinery Ensuring assemblies are built to drawing and are aligned correctly Machining skills, although not part of the normal build process, the need for some turning and milling is occasionally required. Welding Skills (Stainless/Aluminium) Desirable background Ideally served an apprenticeship with a complementary type business- Desirable to have had some Testing, installation and commissioning experience WORKING HOURS:Normal hours of work will be 7.45 a.m. to 4.15 p.m. Monday to Thursday with 30 minutes for lunch each day, and 7.45 a.m. to 12.45 p.m. on Friday. (Nominal 37 hours). When required, you will be expected to work any additional hours which may become necessary from time to time and will receive overtime payments in accordance with the agreed rates. This a a great opportunity to work for a growing company with great products and a large order book going forward. Salary will be commensurate with skills and experience.

Permanent / Bedfordshire, England

Autonomous Vehicle Research Engineer

We are currently seeking an experienced Autonomous Vehicle Engineer to perform research into new Technology and Trends in Automotive Industry. The role is working for a Highly respected organisation who provide Market Intelligence to both the Financial sector and other organisations throughout the world. Responsibilities: * Conduct research (both primary and secondary) to build in-depth understanding of OEM strategies on autonomous driving, enabling sensing technologies, the emerging supply chain as well as various drivers and constraints to technology deployment such as regulatory and costing aspects * Support the company's intelligence database which encompasses forecasting intelligence on autonomy and other inter-linked electronics areas * Respond to client product inquiries and support them with email, telephone and face-to-face meetings * Present research findings at conferences/ tradeshows/client events/webinars Project work involvement, including cross-regional and cross-team projects as needed Requirements * Proven understanding of current and future trends in autonomous driving/ADAS * Work experience on the topic of Autonomy or ADAS is essential either in an Engineering/R&D or market analysis capacity is essential * Engineering background is highly desirable, OEM and/or Tier-1 relevant experience is a plus. * Fluency in English, additional language skills an added bonus. * Passion and knowledge of automotive industry as well as proven connections/entry points in the automotive industry Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); understanding of database mechanics helpful but not essential (e.g. Access, SQL) * Accurate Analytical and Data interpretation skills Strong presentations skills and comfortable in client interactions This is a an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about the Automotive Industry and who enjoys Researching new Technology. There is an excellent package on offer for the right person.

Permanent / City of London, London

Powertrain Component Engineer (Research)

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Powertrain Component Engineer covering powertrain and e-mobility components. This role supports research and analysis needs primarily in the European region, but also in other regions from time to time. Potential locations are London, Frankfurt, Paris or Milan. The role encompasses a mix of qualitative and quantitative research, trend forecasting as well as strategy analysis of technology strategies and supply chain research of powertrain systems (for example turbochargers, torque management systems, etc) and e-mobility ones (batteries, electric motors and power electronics). The responsibilities include but are not limited to: Supporting the development of new forecasts on powertrain and e-mobility components. These forecasts based on original research and analysis conducted by the Senior Analyst and the other regional analysts, supported by proprietary data/tools. Maintain and develop databases which track automotive technologies and supplier information in conjunction with other regional analysts spread around the world. Supporting the development of insightful analytics to identify market trends and business opportunities for clients Nurturing a network of contacts at automotive companies Project work involvement, including cross-regional and cross-team projects as needed Interfacing and supporting clients on a daily basis, as well as frequent client presentations Supporting business development activities as well as the wider offerings of the team (as required from time to time) Requirements Proven understanding of automotive supplier trends and OEM technology strategies in engine, transmission and alternative propulsion systems Engineering background Fluency in English, additional languages are a plus Proven connections/entry points in the automotive industry An interest/passion for cars is desirable Proficiency with MS applications required (Excel, Word and PowerPoint); understanding of database mechanics helpful (e.g. Access, SQL) Accurate Analytical and Data interpretation skills Good presentations skills Comfortable in client interactions This is an excellent opportunity to work for a highly respected and profitable organisation. Salary is commensurate with experience and there is an excellent package included featuring a Bonus and Free Shares. Please note, our client is unable to sponsor Visa's so all applicants should have current, valid permissions to work in the UK without restriction.

Permanent / City of London, London

Inspector (CMM)

We are currently seeking experienced CMM Inspectors to work for a high technology Manufacturing company based in Berkshire. Both Night and Day Shifts are available RESPONSIBILITIES: To verify documentation, ensuring drawings, parts and documentation are all in order at commencement of operation. To understand engineering drawings and geometric tolerances in order to carry out:- Visual inspection techniques 1st Principle Inspection Contour Trace Inspection Surftest Bench Inspection CMM Inspection - Zeiss / Mitutoyo To promote continuous improvement in measurement techniques, multi-setting and unattended running. Defect capture / accurate and concise reporting - raising non-conformance reports and ensure that the parts are effectively packaged with the correct documentation in quarantine. Data input - MS Excel Liaise with engineering personnel regarding drawing interpretation and results To undertake day to day machine maintenance To be part of the personal development process and attend reviews as required To observe the Health and Safety rules at all times. To follow the company quality procedures. To carry out any reasonable additional duties as requested by management. PERSON SPECIFICATION Education, Qualifications and Training Engineering Training Engineering Apprenticeship Experience Experience as an Inspector in an Engineering Environment CMM Experience (any Make/Model) CMM Experience on Automatic Mitutoyo Defect Reporting experience Basic use of computer based systems Experience of working in an environment of First Off's, Batch Inspections and Final Inspections Skills/Abilities Ability to converse with Engineering Staff on Drawing interpretation and results Be able to appreciate the customers high requirements and short lead times Be able to produce well-written and concise records Capable of working to very close limits and very high standards Capable of working on own initiative without supervision Special Requirements of the role To be flexible within the workplace and work overtime when necessary, including Saturdays This is an excellent opportunity to work for a great company at a time of investment and expansion.

Permanent / Thatcham, Berkshire

Electrical Design Engineer (Product Design)

We are currently seeking an Electrical Engineer for a role working with a Major Automotive Supplier based in South Wales.You will be responsible for the Electrical Elements of product design for a range of small pump related products. You will be Lead technical deliverables for a project,such as Technical risk assessments Design concept development Product Launch support Problem solving activities Evaluate specifications (Risk assessments) Create new product specifications Lead/Support design and project gate reviews as part of new product launch processes (from concept to production) Customer & Supplier communications Internal team communications Project planning (Technical deliverables to meet project milestones) The successful candidate will ideally possess: Degree in Electrical Engineering Leadership capabilities to assume technical leadership role within a project Good methodical problem-solving skills Strong interest in international travel to support our Global business growth Automotive experience preferred Electrical Experience in Pump technology, EMC Design and Testing. Experience bringing electrical products to market Electrical Design Experience Salary is commensurate with experience level and benefits include subsidised lunch and a good pension scheme.Please be aware that the company are unable to sponsor Visa's so applicants must have current permission to work in the Uk without one.

Permanent / Cardiff, Wales

Powertrain Cost Engineer (London or West Mids)

We are currently seeking an experienced Powertrain Cost Engineer to work for a specialised Research and Analysis company based in London and Northants. As a key member of the Cost to Compliance organization you will be responsible for developing complex cost model for current and future powertrain technologies that improves fuel economy for global market. Duties and Responsibilities: Analysis of historical powertrain systems cost and develops cost comparisons to support future cost estimation Establishes reasonableness of cost ("should cost") and makes recommendations for cost data positions by developing cost model which change on exogenous and endogenous factor Participates in cost reviews with wider team, internal teams, and supplier representatives for conducting interview , questionnaire that are required to support cost models Develops Cost BOMs to analyze powertrain system level costs based on geometric or non-geometric data assumptions Compiles and analyses statistical cost data from multiple table, datasets and indexes. Source documentation verifying proposal cost estimates Perform and manage Cost Analysis and Optimization projects Perform cost calculation for components: Machined, sheet-metal, cast parts cable assembly and printed circuit board assembly Direct the development of new cost estimating methods, tools and techniques and research and collect historical cost data on powertrain programs to support cost estimates and affordability assessments. Lead the development and research statistical tools and estimating methodologies based on historical product costs and schedules, and technical data. Document, communicate, and defend/negotiate cost estimating products to decision makers and senior leaders Manage the version control , quality check before Product launch and data upload timeline Qualifications B.S or M.S. in engineering or related in engineering field required Charted Cost engineering from Association of Cost Engineers is preferred Experience with machined, sheet-metal and cast parts. Experience with cost analysis tools and software. Experience in developing database in MS Access, Tableau Writer etc. 5+ years of experience in a manufacturing cost engineering function (i.e. - Cost Engineer, Cost Engineering Practitioner, Project Controls Engineer, etc.) is required. Previous directly related experience within aerospace manufacturing is highly preferred. Previous experience with Lean, Six Sigma principles is highly preferred. Previous experience in Parametric Cost Modelling is highly preferred. Previous experience in analyzing recurring and non-recurring cost is required. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge and familiarity with "Should Cost" analysis. Excellent oral and written communication skills, Strong analytical skills, Strong attention to detail. Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Tableau Understanding on any commercial cost model package is essential Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings, CATIA models Ability to conduct research independently on cost estimation forecast Ability to work in a fast paced environment. Ability to work with all levels of the organisation This is an excellent opportunity to join a well-established and highly respected organisation in a role that will provide variety and potential personal development for the right person. Salary and benefits package is commensurate with experience level.

Permanent / Wellingborough, Northamptonshire

Resident Engineer (Engine Management Systems - Crewe

We are currently seeking an experienced EMS Engineer to work on site at a prestigious OEM based in Crewe. You will be part of an international team of resident engineers on site, supporting our customer with Engine Management projects for their range of luxury vehicles. Main Responsibilities Project management and support for the Engine Managements System Testing and validating the EMS/ vehicle systems at the vehicle, HiL or test bed Troubleshooting on and off site Liaison between different customer departments as well as interfacing with a development centre in Germany Participation on international test trips (e.g. Spain, Sweden, USA, ...) if required Your background and skills Graduate in Mechanical, Electronic or related engineering, MSc/ MEng preferred At least 3 years of experience in engine management projects Automotive enthusiasm and a solid knowledge of engine and vehicle functions Prompt analysis of technical issues combined with solution oriented thinking Knowledge and experience of calibration tools e.g. INCA from ETAS, DiagRA D Clean driving license and valid passport for EU travel German as second language desirable Hands on mentality Open minded and willing to work and contribute in a multinational team This is an excellent opportunity to work for well known and highly respected Tier 1 supplier who are offering an excellent salary and benefits package, along with the opportunity to build a great career.

Permanent / Crewe, Cheshire

Quality Engineer (Automotive)

We are currently Recruiting for an experienced Manufacturing Quality Engineer for a role with an excellent and highly respected Manufacturing company based in Berkshire. OVERALL OBJECTIVE: Responsibilities will include leading FMEA's and PPAP submissions, working with the Xtrac Automotive Engineering group and liaising with customers on quality planning and quality issues for low volume high technology automotive transmission projects. RESPONSIBILITIES: Support new Product Introduction using APQP - compilation of FMEA's and Control Plans etc . Production Part Approval Part submission warrant document collation and submissions. Dealing with customers for quality related issues To work closely with Engineers, Foremen and Machinists to implement robust solutions and changes to manufacturing processes to improve quality and reduce waste. Maintain the documented Quality Management System and undertake projects, as determined by the Quality Manager, to include process enhancement, new processes and Manufacturing improvements that improve quality & efficiency. Support assessments of the quality management system when undertaken by customers and external certification bodies such as BSi Management systems. To provide technical support and process assistance to engineers and customers as required. Attend formal design reviews as appropriate to provide guidance related to a particular project. Carry out quality and process Investigations as determined by the Quality Manager. PERSON SPECIFICATION Education, Qualifications and Training Minimum of HNC/HND in an engineering related discipline Knowledge In depth knowledge of PPAP and APQP Knowledge of problem solving and root cause analysis tools. Should have some knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel Understanding of transmission products and quality systems EXPERIENCE Experience of implementing and managing the Production Part Approval Process for new and modified products or assemblies. Experience of leading and participating in failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA). Must have awareness of production processes/techniques in an engineering environment. Auditing experience. Skills/Abilities Must have a desire to investigate and solve root cause of manufacturing problems Must be a good communicator with the ability to build close working relationships internally and with customers. Must show organisational commitment and a structured approach to problem solving. Special Requirements of the role To work to a high and consistent standard especially when under pressure Be hands on, approachable and have a desire to resolve problems. This is an excellent opportunity to join a great company who are expanding their already successful business. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Permanent / Thatcham, Berkshire