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Lee Elwell

Principal Consultant - Energy
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Lee leads our specialist energy recruitment team, sourcing engineering, manufacturing and commercial professionals across the energy sectors, including in electrification and infrastructure, power generation, nuclear, water and renewable energy.

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 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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Mechanical Fitter

Job Title: Mechanical Fitter Location: West Bromwich Salary: £24,600 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for a mechanical fitter to work at our client’s site in the West Bromwich area, the role will be carrying out mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance work on site and would suit a fully qualified mechanical engineer who is looking work within a dynamic team. The Role: Working with a manufacturing facility that supports a wide range of sectors including Pharmaceutical, Agrochemical and Speciality Chemical industries the role would suit someone with the experience of process maintenance within a busy facility. The role will be working within their highly skilled maintenance department and is an excellent opportunity to work as part of their team within a lower tier COMAH facility. The successful candidate will be an experienced, qualified Mechanical Fitter with the relevant qualifications. Required to demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with a range of departments to ensure that daily goals are achieved. Maintenance Activities: The ideal candidate will have the following experience listed below: Mechanical preventative and reactive maintenance work. Mechanical plant installation and modification work. Statutory inspections - pressure testing, plant integrity and commissioning work. The use of Computerised Maintenance Management Systems. The ability to use and interpret equipment drawings, manuals and other technical information to assist with all works. Work in accordance with the company safe systems of work and permit to work systems. Qualifications/Training: You will need to have a recognised mechanical apprenticeship and educated to ONC or City and Guilds level 3 (RQF level 3) in Mechanical Fitting/Engineering as a minimum. Ideally you would also have training with MEWP’s, Abrasive wheels, Welding equipment and Confined Spaces. Career development will be possible with both internal and external training available. Benefits: Salary £24,600p/a 25 days paid holiday (and all UK Bank Holidays) Working a 38 hour working week Paid sick scheme Free life assurance and access to a stakeholder pension scheme 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. 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 Bromwich

Plant Operator

Role: Plant Operator Location: West Midlands Purpose of Job: • Control and monitor operations of the boilers and turbine to ensure the optimum generation of steam. Duties and Key Responsibilities: Operational: • Report and monitor all functions associated with the operation of the plant turbine, boilers, and coordination of incoming and outgoing waste. • To maintain a steady control of the above by measuring temperature flow, pressure readings from the turbine/boiler, control systems and gauges. • Accurately report readings and log daily operations in the shift log for continued monitoring and shift changeovers. • Effectively react to planned and unplanned (i.e. emergency) repairs, blockages and changes in the plant central systems. • Promptly react to system alarms/protocols to secure areas of the plant if/as required. • Monitoring all areas of the plant from the control room. This includes, operating the overhead crane for the systematic removal of waste, and accessing all areas of the plant (from height to ground levels) to check instruments, gauges, and to take readings and take actions as required. • Fulfil the role of Plant Attendant if/when required. This includes, (and is not limited to) the loading and unloading of vehicles, use of the Fork Lift Truck (FLT) for the fitting and removal of Big Bags. • Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard. • Working at height and in confined spaces. Health & Safety: • Maintain a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times. • Demonstrate safe working practices in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures. • Active involvement in fire drills and evacuation exercises. • Reporting to the relevant levels of management any contravention of statutory and companies Safe working practices, this includes reporting accidents and incidents. • As a minimum requirement to work towards acting as designated person within the Company’s Permit to Work (PTW) system. • Highlight any necessary changes required within Plant Operating Instructions (POI’s), and Risk Assessments. • Build and maintain strong working relationships with all departments. • The above duties are not exhaustive. The job holder will also be required to carry out other ad hoc duties that are necessary. Competencies: • Understanding of operating and monitoring boiler and steam turbine plants. • Qualifications in the use of Fork Lift Truck (FLT). • Experience of Front Loading Shovel (FLS) vehicle also advantageous. • A current first aid qualification would be desirable. Other information: • Any overtime worked between Monday to Saturday qualifies for Overtime payment of Time plus one half (1.5), Overtime on Sundays and Bank holidays is payable at double time (2.0) Holidays - the holiday runs from Jan to Dec and is payable in hours (168 hours), plus 2 hours accrued each week as lieu hours (104 hours) • Pension Scheme - The Company pay up to 6% to match employee contributions. The other alternative is auto enrolment. • Profit Share bonus Scheme. 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. 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 / Coven

Design Manager

Title: Design Manager Location: West Midlands Salary: £Negotiable Overview: We are currently recruiting for an Design Manager for our client’s new site in the West Midlands area. The role will be responsible for the oversight and successful execution of design engineering projects, technical tender preparations and tender design estimates to schedule and within budget. Additionally, with the Engineering & Projects Director, responsible for the management, development and recruitment of the Company’s West Midlands based engineering resource. Reporting relationship: Engineering and Projects Director Key Supports: Engineering and Projects Director Engineering Manager Head of Projects Principal Engineers, Senior Engineers, Engineers Project Managers/Engineers Proposals Engineers Key Aims & Objectives: Management of the engineering resource under the direction of the Engineering & Projects Director and in consultation with the Head of Projects Development and recruitment of the West Midlands based engineering resource, potentially including interns and apprentices Management of the technical delivery of a suite of projects to programme and budget Peer review of concept designs, 3D CAD scheme designs, detailed manufacturing drawings and design substantiation by hand calculations. Prime Responsibilities and Duties: Day to day management of the technical aspects of projects Day to day management of the Company’s West Midlands based technical resource Production of the technical aspects and estimates for tenders Peer review of engineering output Substantiation (by hand calculation) of engineering designs Development and recruitment of the engineering resource Job Description – Engineering Manager: The ability to be a hands-on SolidWorks design asset if, and when, required. Assist in general clerical and administrative duties to ensure the smooth running of the West Midlands Engineering Department. Required Skills: Demonstrable track record in engineering design management Demonstrable track record in people management, recruitment, motivation and development Demonstrable track record in engineering design using SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD Technical and commercial acumen Very strong mechanical engineering (or similar) background Exposure to, and understanding of, a wide range of manufacturing processes Qualifications: Minimum of a Degree, HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or similar Chartered Engineer IMechE, ideally a fellow is highly desirable Significant experience and references in engineering activities in a highly regulated environment 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. 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 / Warwickshire

AD Plant Operator

Title: Plant Operator Location: Pontefract Salary: £Negotiable Overview: We are currently recruiting for an Plant Operator / Electrical Operator to work at our client’s site in Pontefract, responsible for the electrical maintenance on equipment across the site. Duties & Responsibilities: The role will be working as part of a team to ensure the smooth running of the facility. Complete mechanical and/or electrical maintenance on equipment across the site. Work with the operational team to ensure that the site is clean and tidy. Involved in loading agricultural feedstocks into hoppers. Organise the reception and safe handling of solid and liquid food wastes. Collect data on process and equipment performance. Assist plant manager with preparation of reports for LFE Board. Ensure that the site operates safely and promote a safety-first culture. Work with the LFE team to ensure the site operates in line with environmental permit. Participate in a rota to provide 24/7 standby cover for the site Required: Experience of maintenance of mechanical and/or electrical systems At least 2 years’ experience carrying out maintenance on a large commercial or industrial site Operational experience of an anaerobic digestion site Understanding of the rules surrounding handling and storage of food wastes Qualifications: Full UK driving licence For electrical specialists – NVQ level 3 electrical qualification or equivalent Telehandler licence Confined spaces training Working at heights training Formal H&S qualification 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. 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 / Pontefract

Sales Admin Assistant

Title: Sales Admin Assistant Location: Stoke-on-Trent Salary: £Negotiable Dependent on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Sales Admin Assistant to work for our client based at their site in Stoke. The role is to provide support to the sales personnel in achieving sales outcomes and goals by carrying out general administrative duties within the sales department. Duties and Responsibilities: Assist the internal sales team by professionally directing the flow of incoming phone calls and Email enquiries. Acknowledgement of customer enquiries within a timely manner. Produce custom reports used to support decision making and/or research from historical data stored in electronic databases or ERP system (EFACS). Assist with the development of standard documentation and sales tools to improve current process. Keeping files and records up to date, product reference lists of installed equipment. Electronic file management of pre-sales order documentation. When required, keep minutes for the sales department meetings and distribute them to the appropriate areas. Compile framework reports to water utilities throughout the UK. Pursue opportunities of a value band for work tendered throughout the UK and Overseas via email or phone. Communicate important feedback provided from customers internally whilst updating systems accordingly. Act as a point of contact for external sales representatives who are out in the field by providing sales information to support customer visits etc. Produce weekly / monthly sales reports. Assist with travel arrangements for sales personnel when required. Planning for exhibitions and provide support when holding customer visits. 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. 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 / Stoke-on-Trent

Sprinkler Service Engineer

Title: Service Engineer (Sprinkler Systems) Location: Dudley Salary: £Negotiable Dependent on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Service Engineer to work for our client based at their site in Dudley, the role will to provide all aspects of installation works and servicing on sprinkler systems within the Fire Protection Industry. Duties and Responsibilities: The role will be responsible to the Project and Service Director for the service, repairs and maintenance of all types of sprinkler systems. Essential: Time served service engineer within the sprinkler system industry 3-5 years’ experience in installation works with sprinkler systems Relevant supplier training required on sprinkler equipment Valid CSCS engineering skills card relevant for their work 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. 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 / Dudley

Mechanical Maintenance Engineer

Title: Mechanical Maintenance Engineer Location: Blackburn Salary: £ Negotiable Dependent on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Mechanical Maintenance Engineer to work for our client based at their site in Blackburn, the role will to provide shift based mechanical engineering support to the operations of our client, with the main focus to ensure continued operation of equipment and services. Responsibilities & Accountabilities: Ensuring equipment is always operated and maintained in a safe condition. Ensuring personal and team mates safety through the undertaking of effective risk assessments. Repairing equipment and troubleshooting. Conducting effective preventative maintenance to minimise unplanned downtime. Improving equipment performance through the effective use of data analysis. Carry out Projects within agreed budget and timescales. Complete documentation which may include purchasing, shift reports and accurate, up-to-date drawings/manuals and procedures. Candidate Profile: Essential: Time served mechanical apprentice in either fitting, milling and turning or similar standard. Minimum City & Guilds fitting/turning or mechanical engineering. Machining; turning and milling experience Able to work on own initiative and be a team player. Positive approach to work and building relationships with production. A quick learner with good attention to detail. Have a persistent but pragmatic approach to problem solving. Demonstrate a curious and analytical mind. UK driving license and own transport to enable shift working. Desirable: Dual Electrical/Mechanical qualified to NVQ3 level. Knowledge/experience of nonwoven manufacturing and technology (or related field). B Tech in Mechanical engineering. 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. 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 / Blackburn

Instrumentation Engineer

Job Title: Instrumentation Engineer Location: Sheffield, Yorkshire Salary: £35,000 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Instrumentation Engineer to work at our client’s facility in Sheffield, Yorkshire. The Instrumentation Engineer will be working as part of our client’s engineering team and will work closely with the Lead EC&I Engineer. The role shall encompass the following activities: Creating and reviewing technical documentation as required (e.g. data sheets, specifications, supplier documentation requirements…) for instrumentation such as sensors, transmitters, indicators, gauges, transducers and detectors for various measurement applications. Ensure that the company requirements are specified and met without creating requirements around a specific OEM instrument. Setting up, developing and maintaining an instrumentation database. Ensuring the correct information is uploaded to and maintained within Factory Master. Working with the process and mechanical teams to ensure fitness for purpose of the instrumentation with regard to process criteria and mechanical interfaces. Working with the procurement department in identifying and managing suppliers as appropriate. Participating in design review, HAZOP and LOPA. Becoming within 12 months of appointment the company technical authority and point of contact for instrumentation. Being responsible and accountable for the correct specification of instrumentation including calibration and certification requirements. The Instrument Engineer shall have the following or be willing to learn: Knowledge of the ATEX Directives and other legislation related to explosive atmospheres. Knowledge of explosive atmosphere and IP ratings. Experience of hazardous area ratings and installations. Knowledge of controls systems, data interfaces and communications protocols. Familiarity with process control through PLC and DCS systems. Familiarity with Safety Integrated Systems and Safety Integrity Levels. Knowledge of the hydrogen production industry. Be degree qualified engineer or either holding or be actively working towards chartered status 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. 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 / Sheffield

Sprinkler Designer

Job Title: 3D Sprinkler Design Engineer Location: Dublin Salary: Negotiable Dependant 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. At least 5-10 years’ experience of designing sprinkler systems to LPC Rules. 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 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. 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 / Dublin

Employment Lawyer

Job Title: Employment Lawyer Location: Birmingham Salary: £ Negotiable p/a + Company Car + Benefits Overview: We are currently recruiting for an Employment Lawyer to work for our client at their site in South Birmingham, this would suit a solicitor who has specialised in employment law with 2-4 years broad post qualification experience, gained at a national or international law firm or in-house. Demonstrating strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills, with evidence of fast decision making and ability to make sound commercial judgements. Reporting to Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee Relations who in turn reports into the People Director Job Objectives: This is an exciting opportunity for an Employment Lawyer to make their mark on a fast-changing business. Reporting to the Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee Relations, this new position of Employment Lawyer will be responsible for the conduct of Employment Tribunal claims against the group of companies and delivering sound, pragmatic legal solutions to complex and rapidly changing situations. They will work closely together with the small in-house legal team, the HR department and the shared service centre. This position requires previous experience of tribunal claims management and willingness to get involved and solve problems, pragmatically and efficiently. The ideal candidate would have strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills, be 2-4 years qualified, with a broad range of employment law experience including litigation, gained at national law firms and/ or in-house businesses. Experience of conducting their own cases, including advocacy at the Employment Tribunal in unfair dismissal and discrimination claims is essential. They will support developing the profile of the team across the organisation and develop innovative solutions to delivering legal advice within a large employer. Main Duties: To take full conduct of tribunal claims against the company, under the supervision of the Senior Lawyer, from submitting ET3 Response, to preparing witness statements, instructing counsel, to negotiating settlements and attending hearings. To provide up to date and commercial employment law advice to all divisions of the company. This will include advice in relation to all key areas of employment law (for example, redundancy and reorganisation, NMW, holiday pay, Transfer of Undertakings (TUPE), settlement agreements, employee exits or disputes and changes to terms and conditions); To support in the formulation and regular review of HR policies and procedures and assist HR field teams and shared service centre in the delivery of consistent, coordinated employment law advice. To support the Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee Relations as needed in the development and maintenance of ER strategy, particularly in the management of claims To assist with the development and maintenance of a reliable, and comprehensive employment law precedent bank to enable standard documents to be prepared, adapted and produced as quickly as needed. To build and maintain strong relationships within all areas of the company in order to provide timely and commercial employment law support. To build and maintain strong relationships with external providers including existing law firms, legal counsel and other in-house legal team members. To assist with the development of processes and procedures to ensure that the Employment Legal team operates in the most efficient and organised way possible. To work collegiately and assist with the experienced Employment Paralegal and foster collaborative ways of working. To draft employment contracts, service agreements and settlement agreements as needed and review and update the same To assist with the regular provision of employment law related data (e.g in relation to Tribunals claim numbers, settlements, costs etc) to help identify risk areas or trends. To assist the Senior Lawyer and Head of Employee relations in providing guidance in all aspects of employment law and keeping the business up to date with all employment law developments. To be alert to significant employment law developments that may impact the company and its many businesses. To provide training to managers and the HR teams, as appropriate To continue to learn, develop and have a growth mindset - and keep themselves up to date with legal developments. The Person: Degree level education or equivalent, with strong verbal and numerical reasoning skills Professional qualification as a Solicitor Track record of expertise in employment law, typically of 2-4 PQE. We will consider applications from candidates outside this range with suitable skills and knowledge Experience at a well-recognised national or international law firm or a large in-house legal team Demonstrable ability to deal with a demanding volume of case-load, making fast decisions and being commercially aware Experience of the full employment tribunal litigation process, including advocacy at Preliminary Hearings Strong knowledge of unfair discrimination, discrimination law, TUPE and redundancy Demonstrable commercial and pragmatic approach to employment law issues Ability to influence and engage senior stakeholders High level influencing and communication skills (both written and verbal) Ability to multi-task, work well under pressure and ability to use own initiative Good presentation and negotiating skills Excellent organisation skills 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. 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 / Birmingham

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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.

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