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Katharine Bignell

Senior Consultant
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  2. katharine.bignell@jonlee.co.uk
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Katharine is a BSc (Hons) Product Design qualified automotive specialist, with 12 years experience recruiting in providing a professional and consultative service to global automotive OEMs and suppliers.

Successfully sourcing skilled engineering professionals on both a permanent and contract basis, within her areas of professionalism, manufacturing, project management, production, operations & lean, she is focused on providing a first class experience for both candidates and clients.

With strong account management ability, Katherine manages recruitment projects effectively and provide strong communication lines throughout the process. Experienced in managing contingency based searches, retained assignments and mass recruitment projects, she is driven, organised and has exceptional resourcing skills.

Browse Katharine's latest jobs

Energy Manager

Energy Manager Oxford Automotive/ Manufacturing/ Engineering/ Facilities An Energy Manager is required with knowledge of Energy Management Services to ensure business units remain operational, robust and sustainable for a multi-facility production site. Candidates with experience of working in a complex business environment, who are decisive, with strong leadership skills, candidates from a manufacturing background would be well received. Due to reorganisation this company, a premium brand high-volume automotive manufacturer requires an experienced Energy Facilities Manager with experience of Energy and Facilities Management for a new permanent role. As a Energy Manager you will be required to: Define and maintain Energy and Facility services to ensure business units remain robust, operational and sustainable. Monitor standards, policies, procedures and guidance to ensure these remain compliant to all relevant legislation, regulations, guidelines and internal governance. Support and project manage design approval for Energy Management and facility systems. The Energy Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree or postgraduate diploma in either Engineering, Facility and Energy Management fields or equivalent technical knowledge Proven background in all aspects of Facility and Energy Management. Strong background in facility and energy management, engineering or consulting experience in a corporate, complex business environment encompassing multiple facilities in a diverse geography. Must be decisive, have initiative, strong leadership and communication skills. Must be able to work well under pressure and be capable managing technical standards within the organisation. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge Energy Management to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Oxford-based automotive company will offer you: Excellent Basic Salary Car Bonus Life Assurance Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Energy and Facilities Management and strong leadership skills and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Energy Manager role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188.

Permanent / Oxford, Oxfordshire

Process & New Product Introduction Engineer

Process Engineer - £40-45K - Birmingham - Automotive Are you a qualified and experienced Process Engineer with experience of working in the automotive industry? If so we are recruiting a Process Engineer for a leading Tier 1 company, based in Birmingham. The Process Engineer will have a strong knowledge of providing engineering solutions to ensure products are to the required quality and the skills to improve production line efficiency. As Process Engineer you will have responsibility for:- Making improvements to process robustness, cycle times and manufacturing costs New Project Introduction, to work within all agreed budgets and implement cost and timing controls. Leading and driving engineering continuous improvement activities in line with the agreed targets. The Process Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Hands-on installation experience Basic manual machining (drilling, milling and turning) Electrical knowledge Robot manipulation (eg Kuka, ABB, Motoman) PLC knowledge Minitab proficient Six Sigma statistical analytical methods This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Process Engineering in the Tier 1 automotive company will offer you: A competitive salary of £40-45K (Experience dependent) Pension + Paid Holidays Career development & Training Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Process Engineering in a high volume manufacturing environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Engineer role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Project Engineer

Project Engineer A Project Engineer is required with the capability to accomplish the project objectives, to ensure projects are delivered on time and to customers budgetary expectations. Candidates with experience of working in high precision machining or electronic assembly processes would be well received. Due to company expansion and growth this forward-thinking organisation, who supply high precision components to the aerospace, defence and life sciences require a Project Engineer to support their operation. As a Project Engineer you will be required to: Define and communicate project objectives. Manage the scope of the project management triangle across, cost, time, scope and quality. Determine project specifications by studying product design, customer requirements and performance standards. The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Program and graphical evaluation and review techniques. Experience of high precision machining or electronic assembly processes. Exposure to managing upto 10 multiple projects at once. Strong time management, communication, and customer facing skills. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of project management within a highly technical environment that wants to develop their career. In return for your experience, this highly innovative and exciting company will offer you: £50K 25 days Holidays Company Bonus Childcare Vouchers Life Assurance Career development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are degree qualified, have experience of working in multi-functional teams and are results orientated, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188.

Permanent / Taunton, Somerset

Process Engineer

Process Engineer Two Process Engineers are required with a strong knowledge of modern manufacturing processes to support documentation, equipment and procedures. Candidates with experience of working in high precision machining or electronic assembly processes would be well received. Due to company expansion and growth this forward-thinking organisation, who supply high precision components to the aerospace, defence and life sciences require two proven Process Engineers on a permanent basis. As a Process Engineer you will be required to: Support the development of new and existing manufacturing processes, documentation, equipment and procedures. Proven in NPI, specification of tooling, equipment and installation. Proactively identify process improvements, using modern manufacturing tools and techniques. The Process Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Process Mapping Control plan development PFMEA This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of high precision machining or assembly to develop your career. In return for your experience, this highly innovative and exciting company will offer you: £35-40K 25 days Holidays Company Bonus Childcare Vouchers Life Assurance Career development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of lean manufacturing and are a proven problem-solver and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Process Engineer roles, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188.

Permanent / Taunton, Somerset

Project Engineer

Project Engineer £40-45K Birmingham A Project Engineer is required with experience of coordinating and forming a link with Senior Management across the business in order to steer and drive projects and work based solutions through to successful completion. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received but other manufacturing areas would also be considered. Due to growth this company, a leading prestigious automotive company based in Coleshill Birmingham requires a technically adept Project Engineer with planning experience for a new permanent role. As a Project Engineer you will be required to: Analyse and format production data. Present information to the Plant Director and Plant Management. Project manage and drive projects to completion. The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified - ideally in an engineering discipline coupled with a strong level of business acumen Machining background - working in either a Project Support role or as a Programme Planning Engineer ideally within an automotive OEM or 1st tier supplier Advanced level Microsoft Office skills in particular Excel and Power Point Experience of preparing and presenting data and results to Senior Management Experience of analysing and formatting data into relevant presentable format Able to interact effectively across all levels within an organisation up to Senior Management in order to drive and achieve results Technically adept with strong planning and organising skills Thrive on working in a fast paced environment Be a keen team player who likes to make a difference This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Project Coordination to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Birmingham-based automotive company will offer you: £40-45K Bonus Car Scheme Pension Training & Development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of project engineering in a machining environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Recruitment Specialist

Recrutiment Specialist Farnborough Excellent Salary and Benefits Package A Recruitment Specialist is required with a strong background in recruitment processes and strategy to support high volume recruitment of a prestigious car company based in Farnborough. The Recruitment Specialist will be pivotal in delivering recruitment strategy in line with the business talent acquisition strategy. The Recruitment Advisor will be responsible for:- Creating and delivering a recruitment strategy in line with UK Group Strategy and local business entity. The effective and efficient co-ordination, monitoring and controlling of all recruitment processes in line with business talent acquisition strategy. The delivery of SLA's and KPI's and relevant targets at local business and Group level. T Providing a timely and well organised process driven service, ensuring all positions are filled in time, with suitable candidates. To support the effective and efficient running of the recruitment function by delivering processes that are automated, streamlined and fit for purpose. The Recruitment Specialist will have the following skills and experience:- In-house recruitment experience, managing a high level of open vacancies. Understanding of MS Office and IT systems such as GRS SHL/OPQ qualified Highly developed communication skills Proven time management skills Ability to work in a high volume environment whilst maintaining attention to detail. Qualified to NVQ Level 5 or equivalent (e.g. Degree, Membership of Chartered Institution) preferably in a Human Resources / Business Management. In return for your skills and experience this dynamic, forward thinking and well-known brand will offer the Recruitment Advisor:- An Excellent Salary Car Scheme Pension 26 Days Holiday Bonus Demand for this role will be undoubtedly high, so if you have an excellent background in providing in-house recruitment for large blue-chip companies then please apply today, or contact Katharine Bignell for more information on 01384 446188.

Permanent / Farnborough, Hampshire

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer Birmingham £35,000pa Tier 1 Automotive A competent and driven Manufacturing Engineer is required to support manufacturing areas, with the ability to design layouts, procure equipment, support production planning, manage new product introduction and optimise processes. Working in a high-volume assembly production area, candidates with experience of working in the Tier 1 Automotive industry would be very well received. Due to the current engineering team's growth this company, a leading automotive Tier 1 supplier of complex assemblies requires a hands-on Manufacturing Engineer with proven manufacturing engineering experience for a new permanent role. As a Manufacturing Engineer you will be required to: Technically support manufacturing areas, including the layout, procurement of equipment, NPI and training on equipment Ensure all documentation (process flows, PFMEA, work instructions, TPM, routings, asset registers, Yamazumi and setting sheets etc.) are accurate and completed in a timely manner & support auditing Implement new processes, commission machinery and equipment into site Process improvement and problem-solving activities. (Ishikawa, 5 Whys, CI, Six Sigma) Develop modern manufacturing techniques Plan and design new factory layouts. (AutoCAD) Ensure all documentation is accurate, including BOMs Support all 8Ds internal and external and carry out analysis in assisting to find the root cause of a problem effecting production efficiency Support Continuous Improvement activities The Manufacturing Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Have a good knowledge of conventional machining capabilities and limitations Practical experience of the layout of facilities and ergonomics Information Technology experience (Office, MS Project, PowerPoint, Word etc.) High level of commitment and determination Qualified to HNC level or equivalent as a minimum Demonstrate a strong team oriented approach with a practical hand on ability This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of automotive assembly processes to develop their career. In return for your experience, this highly innovative and exciting company will offer you: £35K 25 days Holidays Pension Career development Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of manufacturing engineering in a high volume, precision environment and are a proven problem-solver and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Engineer role, please contact Katharine Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446188.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands