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Lee Elwell

Senior Consultant
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Lee specialises in the sourcing and placement of site services professionals within the power generation sector covering utilities, power distribution, renewables and energy from waste.

With a real dedication to delivering exemplary service, Lee’s passion for the industry and his experience of delivering services to major build projects in the UK, Europe and the Middle East, means that he understands the client’s business and the wider market; expertise he employs to design and deliver the most appropriate solution to meet your staffing needs.

Lee has delivered functional recruitment for a wide variety of site services roles, from skilled workers through to senior management appointments. It is this experience and his consultative, partnership approach which allows him to form long lasting relationships with clients and candidates.

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Product Support Engineer

Title: Product Support Engineer Location: Newtown Salary: Negotiable Role Overview: We are currently recruiting for our client for a Product Support Engineer to work at their site in Newtown, the role will be responsible for providing reactive customer technical support and managing customers along with their issues and finding an appropriate solution. The successful candidate's main responsibilities will include: Provide re-active customer technical support. Work with your manager to maintain and improve support levels to delight customers. Manage customers and customer issues within agreed time scales and follow up as appropriate. Ensure all queries are dealt with promptly and in a professional manner. Ensure excellent communication within the team to provide visibility to all Identify needs for new documentation in the form of knowledgebase documents / technical bulletins and create them as appropriate. Ensure technical documentation conforms to accepted standards. Identify maintenance and update requirements for all product documentation through the lifetime of a product as hardware and software changes. Ensure technical documentation conforms to accepted standards. Ensure Supportsuite is the focus for all support queries. Encourage and promote the use of the database, ensuring access / training requests are dealt with promptly. Ensure the Supportsuite knowledgebase remains up to date. Help to maintain support tools such as Web based diagnostics. Visit customer sites as and when required. Qualifications, Experience and Profile: 2 years experience with drives and motors preferred Electronics Electrical engineering degree If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Powys, Wales

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Title: Senior Mechanical Design Engineer Location: Newtown Salary: Negotiable Role Overview: We are currently recruiting for our client for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to work at their site in Newtown, the role will be responsible for all mechanical design aspects of new product development projects and will be part of a multidisciplinary project team. The Role: The role will entail working as part of a larger team on significant projects or taking on smaller design challenges independently as and when required. The mechanical engineering aspect of drives design involves a wide-array of technologies which encompass: plastics, metal die-casting, extrusions, sheet metal, stress analysis, thermal management techniques and analysis, electrical interconnect reliability, safety & regulatory engineering, design for robustness & value engineering. The successful candidate's main responsibilities will include: Technical leadership of mechanical design projects. Creation of technical specifications from user requirements and relevant industrial standards. Concept design, modelling and development of new parts, assemblies and drawings; with emphasis on manufacturability, ease of assembly, reliability and cost whilst meeting performance requirements. Specify materials, components and systems to meet the product requirements. Daily interaction with engineers from multiple disciplines to develop the mechanical aspects of sophisticated power and control electronic products and systems. Thermal and mechanical simulation (FloTherm, Ansys Mechanical) - training can be provided if required. Preparing concise and clear technical documentation, reports and drawings. Presenting, discussing and justifying design concepts and ideas. Mechanical prototyping and evaluation. Work with internal and external parties during the product development and manufacturing rollout. Manage and facilitate product testing e.g. shock and vibration, ingress protection. Contribute to technical design reviews, constructively critique and challenge others' designs. Qualifications, Experience and Profile: Minimum of 4 years mechanical design experience in a similar or related field. Design experience of: Electronic/electrical products, connectors, die casting, injection moulding, sheet metal, extrusions, heatsinks, PCBA packaging, connectors. Thermal design experience advantageous. Experience of working with and interpreting product and safety standards. Skilled user of 3D CAD (PTC Creo preferred but not essential). If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Newtown, Powys

Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Job Title: Senior Power Electronics Engineer Location: Newton, Powys Salary: £Negotiable Dependent on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting a Senior Power Electronics Engineer to work for our client based in Newtown as part of their Industrial Automation Team. The company are involved in all aspects of innovative products which are used in the most demanding applications requiring performance, reliability and energy efficiency to enhance the productivity of their customers machines and processes. Key Responsibilities: Creation of new designs Design of critical power components Design and develop analogue, digital, electronic circuits and systems for power electronics To implement designs, personally, and through other team members, which meet agreed functional design requirements and conforms to international EMC and Safety requirements and regulations Creation of new product specifications and documentation for record keeping Participate in product design reviews. Interface with external suppliers. Managing and facilitating type test meetings plus developing test equipment Experience and Attributes: Masters Degree (MEng) in Power electronics with 2 years+ as an Engineer minimum Must have understanding of power electronic devices, topologies and control systems. Have used simulation tools (eg. PLECS, Saber, Simetrix, Pspice or Mathlab Simulink simulators) Ability to build prototypes, experimentation on systems and bench test. Have a working knowledge of planning tools and applies planning theory to his or her work. Have an awareness and desire to explore emerging technology, innovating ways to incorporate that into designs and products. Desired Experience: Modeling, test and application of high power semiconductor and passive components Strong curiosity and interests to explore and develop new technology Thermal, mechanical or EMC for motor drives Electromagnetic & Electrostatic fields simulation and test and motor drive design Converter/inverter/rectifier or power supplies (AC/AC, DC/DC, AC/DC, DC/AC) If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Newtown, Powys

Estimator

Role: Estimator Location: Redditch Permanent Role Overview: We are currently recruiting for a permanent Estimator to work for our client at their site in the Redditch area, the role will be undertaking proposals and tendering activities to maintain and develop the company's sales, in accordance with agreed business plans, company processes, procedures and systems. Main Responsibilities: Undertake proposal document production and the development / compilation of all proposal information (including but not limited to BOQs, letters, activity schedules, programmes, histogrammes, organograms, risk registers, MTOs, safety documentation, returnable schedules, TA sheets and other documentation as required) To offer support and guidance to other departmental members Preparation and maintenance of standardised tender EOI's and pre-qualifications Preparation of documentation for Tender submission Preparing documentation for Bid / No Bid process Preparation of tender pricing / costs Participate in Risk Workshop meetings, storyboard meetings, USP meetings Undertake site visits, visits to clients premises as required Review customer ITT and definition of customer / tender requirements, dissemination of same to all relevant internal parties Preparation and issue of necessary enquiries for sub-contract goods and services Assessment of all sub-contract and supplier quotations / tenders Assist in negotiations in conjunction with and resulting from tender submission Assist with marketing reports when required Participate in Internal Tender Handover Meetings Assist in updating rate schedules Departmental reporting, communication and liaison Health and Safety adherence Manage all PMI / SNI in accordance with RNL security procedures Self development and continuing personal development Appropriate administration Any other ad hoc duties as may be required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post Experience and Skills: Essential Experience in the preparation of EOI's / pre-qualifications / tenders / reports, Excellent communicational skills (written & verbal English) Excellent numeracy skills, understanding accounting principles Computer literacy including Microsoft Office programs (word, excel, outlook, project and powerpoint) Fast and accurate document preparation Knowledge of construction / engineering techniques, practices and the requirements involved with working on nuclear licensed sites Understand the elements of the proposals process Be customer focused, ability to interpret customer requirements throughout all industries Have good time management skills Knowledge of NEC3 Contract suite Have the ability to work on more than one project at a time, and switch between projects as demands dictate Desirable Experience in estimating application, engineering qualification / degree. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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.

Permanent / Redditch, Worcestershire

Service Technician

Title: Service Technician (South East) Location: South East Region Salary: £25,700 p/a (Increasing after 12 weeks) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Service Technician to work for our client across the South East Region, the role will be providing service support (product installation, repair, maintenance) to an agreed customer base within a designated area. Key Responsibilities: To repair all company brand and competitor batteries and chargers. To fit and repair all company brand and competitor watering systems. To repair all company brand and competitor's ancillary equipment. Installation of all batteries to the customer requirements. The installation and connection of chargers to AC isolation point/plug. To fit and monitor battery and charger test equipment. Perform battery discharge and impedance testing as required. Carry out Surveys and complete detailed reports for battery & chargers as when required. Use an IPAD communication device to the agreed requirements and procedures. Provide data and report on application issues. Carry out and fulfil any requirements of battery, charger, watering and maintenance contracts. Ensure all works is completed within Health & Safety guidelines. Assist other Engineers as required, including training and liaise with other departments. Ensure all customers are advised on the safe and recommended use of products and offer detailed instructions/guidelines where necessary including product/part replacement. Support Customer training programs and inductions as required. To promote all company products and services in a positive and effective manner. To promote the Company image by ensuring all issued clothing is clean and respectable and the vehicle and equipment are maintained within Company guidelines. Ensure that the van is correctly stocked with all the necessary equipment to complete a job at the first visit. Knowledge, Training and Qualifications: Full and clean UK Driving Licence A recognised electrical qualification to NVQ3 or equivalent, fork lift truck licence Customer Focus, Commercial Awareness, Achievement Drive, Team Working, Flexible Approach, Detail Conscious, Able to work from initiative, Able to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, Good Communication Experience in the electrical industry, Experience in the repair and installation of industrial batteries, Experience in the repair and installation of chargers If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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.

Permanent / Wembley, Middlesex

Production Manager

Title: Production Manager Location: Hyde, Greater Manchester Salary: Negotiable Reporting to: MD Direct Reports: Production Team Leaders Indirect Reports: 30 heads (Operations Staff) Role Overview: We are currently recruiting for our client for a Production Manager to work at their busy facility in the Greater Manchester area. The role will be managing the product and engineering areas of the business to ensure on time delivery of quality products. The Role: The position will be a hands-on role and be working closely with operations staff within their production/manufacturing department, full knowledge of profiling including laser and waterjet operations would be an advantage. The role will involve all aspects of accountabilities including: Productivity, involved in the promotion of business process improvements at every level throughout the company to ensure all resources are deployed and managed effectively and targets met or exceeded. Quality, involved in adhering to the company's quality policies and procedures and provisions of high quality products and services on time. Health, Safety and Environmental, involved in continual compliance with the HSE policies and support the promotion of safe working practices and environmental awareness throughout department. Compliance, involved in ensuring compliance is fully adhered to including internal policies and produces. Cost Control, the role will be ensuring the business is operating within budget parameters, corporate guidelines and protect corporate assets. The successful candidate's main responsibilities will include: Effective man management of the production / manufacturing team Working closely with end customer including review of parts and products Development business improvement Review operations site and improve product quality through engineering Work with H&S department to ensure workforce follow agreed procedures and comply with regulations Other reasonable duties or accountability that are consistent with the role Qualifications, Experience and Profile: Relevant technical/engineering degree or equivalent work experience (10 years +) Relevant manufacturing experience within a superalloy environment Knowledge of manufacturing and engineering process Knowledge of lean improvements and H&S Skills include IT Microsoft, man management, problem solving, and excellent communication If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Stockport, Greater Manchester

Design Engineer

Role: Sprinkler Design Engineer Location: Manchester Industry/Sector: Fire Protection Salary: Negotiable Dependent on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Sprinkler Design Engineer to work for our client who is a leading designer and supplier of fire protection systems. The role will be working with a wide range of Sprinkler Systems and Fire Detection Systems. Key responsibilities as a Design Engineer: Involved in the preparation of design drawings for a number of projects across the business Working closely with the team and the Head of Design to deliver on project for its range of customers. Technical Support with all stakeholders Product high quality fire protection drawings in line with the relevant design standards Work heavily with the design software Work closely with Project Engineers/Estimating colleagues across the business Occasionally attend site visits with stakeholder Background and experience: Post-secondary education, HNC, ONC, BTEC or 'A' Level. Minimum 2-3 years' experience within a Design Role preferably within the sprinkler industry encompassing cost management and client relationships. Experience with Revit Knowledge of FPA, FM Global Standards and NFPA. This role offers an outstanding career development opportunity and the chance to join a well-respected market leading business. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Design and experience of sprinkler systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Lee Elwell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446154 or email .

Permanent / Manchester, Greater Manchester

Design Engineer

Job Title: Design Engineer Location: Cheshire Salary: £Negotiable Dependent of Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Design Engineer to work for our client at their site in Cheshire, they are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to join their busy Engineering team, and looking for someone who is experienced Manufacturing Engineer who has proven experience of working with high value components and manufacturing processes. Key Responsibilities: Design and project manage effective tooling solutions. Ensure costs are documented in order to liaise with finance. Assist other engineering colleagues with best practice solutions. Assist quality department to determine cost reductions by designing fault proof tooling. Produce design drawings and detailed manufacturing drawings utilizing CAD (3D and 2D). Skills Required: Read and understand Engineering drawings Previous design experience working within an engineering environment. CAD (3D and 2D) - Radan and Inventor knowledge. Ability to delegate and communicate well with management and staff. Works well under pressure. Proficient with MS office applications, particularly Word, Excel and Outlook. Methodical, along with the ability to balance workloads for each area Good team player with the ability to work under your own initiative Flexible on working hours The ideal candidate is able to work as part of a team and on their own initiative and be willing to undertake other reasonable duties when required, ideally engineering apprenticeship served. Benefits: 25 days holiday plus 8 statutory days Pension scheme 38 hours per week - Monday to Thursday 8am to 5pm and Fridays 8am to 1pm Overtime available as required If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Sandbach, Cheshire

Site M&E Installation Fitter

Title: Site M&E Installation Fitter Location: Stoke Salary: Negotiable Role Overview: We are currently recruiting for our client for a Site M&E Installation Fitter to work on M&E assembly, installation and repairs of equipment working in our client's factory, on site at Sewage Treatment Works, Water Treatment Works and other related industries. The Role: The role requires a dynamic individual with good inter-personnel and management skills across cultures. Assemble and inspection of mechanical equipment in our factory. Installation/commissioning of equipment on site and to head up site teams as required. To communicate with clients on site and make a contribution to the profitability of the business. The successful candidate's main responsibilities will include: To assist with assembly of all Group products in our client's factory as and when required. Site Installation, Maintenance & Commissioning of Group products in a safe manner. Carrying out site surveys while observing safe working practices for which you have or will been trained if required. Slinger/Signaler banksman. Site van operation and maintenance including first aid box. Daily inspection of tooling, safety and lifting equipment. Responsible for Health & Safety. Liaise with designers and company management. Responsible for high standard of work on site. Report writing and site surveys as required. Equipment examination and records. Passing judgment on error reason; i.e. design/manufacturing or installation error. Support manufacturing needs in factory as required. Acting as lead man to/with subcontractors where required. Contributing to the satisfactory completion of:- Induction Training for new starters. Time sheets and commissioning sign off documents. Risk Assessments and Method Statements (RAM's). Installation site specific scope pack. Pre-Install check list for all known products. Work delivery dispatch notice document (describing type of vehicle required). Equipment calibration/safety Qualifications, Experience and Profile: CSCS, Site Operative. Confined Space Medium Risk. CPCS Slinger/Banksman, Signaller. National Water Hygiene Card etc. Abrasive Wheels (within last 3 years). PASMA Tower users. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire

Plant Manager

Job Title: Plant Manager Location: Dudley, West Midlands Salary: £ Competitive + Benefits Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Plant Manager to work for our client at their site in the Dudley, they are looking for an experienced and motivated individual to manage the operation of their Plant and all workers, manage legal and regulatory requirements, quality and environment assurance standards, and Health and Safety. The role will be working in accordance with Permit to Operate under PPC regulations, Company policies, and Safe working practices. Key Responsibilities: Functional responsibility of the maintenance manager and the maintenance team Responsible for the overall operation of the plant, while ensuring the flow of waste and exportation of electricity is in accordance with relevant contracts Ensure that the operation of the plant is in strict accordance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, quality and environment standards, H&S, PPC permit requirements, company policies, all company Safe working practices. Oversee quality and quantity of waste coming into the plant Manage the personnel to fulfil the timely execution of duties to maintain efficient running of the plant. Define the strategy for the preventative & corrective maintenance and approve the planning of work for both operations and maintenance. Ensure that the plant staff correctly monitor all emissions and report all emission incidents, abnormal operations or other issues likely to cause pollution, to the Environment Agency. Thoroughly investigate the cause of any emissions incident and implement any corrective or preventative action to prevent re-occurrence. Liaise with officials of the client councils, the Environment Agency, the H&S Executive and other such bodies as and when required. Ensure the coordination of activities during shutdowns and outages which involves working outside of normal hours. Validate the tonnages of incoming wastes to split them and charge the relevant councils/traders. Manage budgets for the plant in accordance with objectives set by the Regional Operations Manager. Promote open communications between operations and maintenance teams to fulfil all required activities for the effective running of the plant. Management: Overall management of all staff to fulfil the execution of duties to maintain efficient running of the plant at all times. Regular review of competence of all members of the team and to identify relevant training needs. Ensure that all technical documentation for all on site equipment is adequately kept, up-to-date and accessible to all staff. Involvement in the setting of procedures, instructions and method statements of all operational activities. Ensure that all controls, tests, mishaps and technical reports (including emissions/ tonnage/ incineration etc) are being monitored and recorded as required. Ensure the management of budgets and expenditure. Attend regular management meetings as required. Carry out annual staff appraisals, in line with Company policy. General: Contribute to the overall performance of the Company through co-operation/assistance with other company plants, shared experiences, supporting of initiatives that are approved and supported by the Regional Operations Manager and General Manager. Participate in the preparation, planning and execution of the annual outage and any unplanned shutdowns. Keep abreast of, and be conversant with all relevant legislation and to interpret and communicate it to all staff while giving clear guidelines in respect of appropriate action required. Health & Safety: Control the establishment and use of the Permit to Work system. Ensure there is a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times. Demonstrate safe working practices in line with the Company's H&S policy and procedures. Report and take action against any contravention of statutory & company Safe working practices, this includes reporting accidents and incidents. Act as Safety controller within the Company's Permit to Work (PTW) system. Ensure full compliance and application of the Permit to Work system in relation to associated operations/maintenance activities. Highlight any necessary changes required within Plant Operating Instructions (POI's), and Risk Assessments. Build and maintain strong working relationships with all departments. Skills Required: Min. HNC qualification but preferable training to degree level in a technical/engineering capacity Relevant knowledge and experience in the operation of steam to energy and high pressure boiler systems. Preferable IOSH Managing Safely experience. Experience of working in an operations team environment and managing a team is essential. Strong leadership is required. Computer literate and manipulate data on Microsoft Packages. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate at all levels. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands
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  • The automation team at Jonathan Lee has taken the time to understand our business requirements, developing local relationships with the individual sites via visits to our locations to ensure the quality of candidates is of a high standard. Furthermore, Jonathan Lee has attributed a member of its Client Services team to act as a senior level contact for Knapp. This ensures there is a high-level of pro-active engagement with us as a customer not only in the traditional recruitment process but also in areas that can indirectly contribute to our business relationship. Should anyone be looking for a recruitment partner with in-depth industry knowledge in automation that operates in an ethical, partnership-based manner I can highly recommend the team at Jonathan Lee.

    Alexia English

    Human Resources Manager