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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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Project Manager

Role: Project Manager   Location: Bolton Salary: £42,000 p/a  Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Project Manager for our client to work at their facility in Bolton, the role will be responsible for the maximising contract value and GM, full P&L responsibility, stakeholder management, HSE, performance, overall management, risk management, resource planning, planning, procurement, execution of a project, ensuring a consistent approach to customer service. Key Objectives: To manage a contract(s)/ project(s) from order receipt to delivery and installation ensuring that all required health and safety standards, contractual requirements and project/contract targets (Cost, Quality and Delivery) are successfully fulfilled ensuring that all NEC procedures are followed.   The project manager is to be the first point of contact for any project related issues or discrepancies arising at working levels within the business and must maintain overall project progress, cross functional interaction and tasks of various parties to reduce the overall project risk, identify opportunities, maximises benefits, and minimise costs within the respective projects/ program/portfolio. Tasks & Responsibilities: Full responsibility and accountability for P&L, financial and delivery performance of the project and ensuring requirements are fully met Manage cross functional projects using a company’s project management framework with leadership and commitment, to ensure the project target goals are achieved Collation and updating of Cost to Complete forecasts  Identify commercial, technical, schedule and contractual changes on the project(s); assess the risks and effectively manage the change process to achieve project and in-turn the business targets Have competent understanding and use of project management methods and tools: - Work Packages, Work Breakdown Structure etc. - MS Project, Primavera P6 or similar etc. Manage sub-contract resources as required Generate an excellent working relationship with cross functional stakeholders, the board of management and the clients Support the department/ company in management activities: - Audit reviews - Department presentations etc. Support/ lead department strategic projects (if any) Identify commercial, technical, schedule and contractual changes on the project(s); assess the risks and effectively manage the change process to achieve project and in-turn the business targets Ensure that the appropriate project progress reports are generated in accordance to the client’s procedures and contractual requirements Coordinate and support internal/external workshops to achieve project goals Support the department by generating new or changing existing processes to make the department more efficient, by assisting the Projects Director to achieve on-going growth, development and profitability of the business Support and motivate project team members in challenging discussions Archiving of documentation to an auditable standard Be prepared for National & International travel Support the department with departmental targets Be adaptable to the various internal procedures of the client and to form close links with the project representatives, to ensure cost, delivery, quality and above all, client satisfaction Work closely with the project support services, SHEQ Manager, Document Control and Quantity Surveyor, Review the progress of orders on a regular basis to ensure project targets are achieved and any difficulties or issues are highlighted and communicated to the relevant personnel at the earliest possibility Any other ad hoc duties as may be required and as are commensurate with the grade of the post Experience & Skills: Formal Project Management qualification Degree or HND in Mechanical and Production Biased Engineering or Construction discipline Experience of dealing with clients operating in a highly regulated industry Knowledge of both theoretical and practical aspects of Project Management Knowledge of Project Management techniques and tools Direct work experience in project management capacity Proven experience in strategic planning, risk & change management Knowledge of programme management 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 / Bolton

Plant Director - Energy from Waste

Role: Plant Director (Energy from Waste)    Location: Grangemouth, Scotland Salary:  Competitive Salary Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Plant Director to join our client at their facility in Grangemouth, the role will be managing the O&M contract of a brand-new Energy from Waste facility. The role will be involved in all aspects of legal & regulatory requirements, quality & environment assurance standards, H&S, and work in accordance with permit to operate under SEPA regs, along with company polices and working practices. The role will report to the MD, and will be responsible for Ops Manager, Maintenance Manager, HSEQ Manager and Plant Admin. Key Responsibilities: Operations Activities: Responsible for the overall operation and maintenance of the plant. Ensure that the operation of the plant is in strict accordance with all relevant legal and regulatory requirements, quality and environment standards, health and safety, SEPA permit requirements, Company policies, and all company Safe working practices.  Define the strategy for the preventative and corrective maintenance and approve the planning of work for both operations and maintenance.  Liaise with officials of the client, councils, the Environment Agency, the Health and Safety 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 Promote open communications between operations and maintenance teams to fulfil all required activities for the effective running of the plant.   Management: Ensure that all technical documentation for all on site equipment is adequately kept, up-to-date and accessible to all staff. Oversee the Management of the budgets for the plant in accordance with objectives set by Head Office, and 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 companies’ plants, shared experiences, supporting of initiatives that are approved and supported by the senior management team. 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: Ensure that the company complies with Health and Safety Legislation and CDM Regulations Demonstrate safe working practices in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures to achieve the company’s overall aim of zero accidents. Report and take action against any contravention of statutory and company safe working practices this includes reporting accidents and incidents Contract Management: Be fully conversant with the O&M Contract Main point of contact and responsible for liaising with the Project Company Ensure all contractual and internal reporting deadlines are met Ensure that operations and maintenance satisfy the contractual obligations and thereby prevent any key performance failure penalties Maintain a good and professional relationship with the Project Company Reporting and Payment Mechanisms: Responsible for ensuring that the preparation of the payments, fees and bonus calculations etc. as per the contract are completed accurately Ensure that the monthly service fee calculations are supplied to Finance for invoicing to meet the invoicing deadline Responsible for ensuring that the Annual Maintenance and Lifecycle Plan, monthly forecasts, weekly forecast and ad hoc reporting is prepared accurately and submitted on time Oversee the preparation of the operations and maintenance budgets and ensure of their timely submissions Communicate a monthly plant report to head office CDM (Construction Design and Management Regulations) Ensure that the company fulfils all of its CDM obligations as the Principal Designer and Contractor as laid out in the CDM regulations 2015 Be the principal contact and attend a CDM awareness course / updates  Competencies: Minimum HND level of qualification but preferable training to degree level in a technical/engineering capacity Relevant knowledge and recent experience in the operation of steam to energy and high pressure boiler systems. Preferable IOSH Managing Safely experience. Experience of managing a team is essential.  Strong leadership is required. Computer literate and be able to manipulate data on Microsoft Packages. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate at all levels. Must have a good command of the English language. Attend conferences and training as required to maintain proficiency. 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 / Grangemouth

Site Chemist

Role: Site Chemist     Location: Wilton, Redcar Salary: £38,000 p/a   Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Site Chemist to work at our client at their site in Wilton, the role will be responsible to the R&D Manager for the safe and efficient operation of assigned activities in compliance with Environmental, Health & Safety and Management System requirements. The role will also work with key stakeholders to supply chemical knowledge and laboratory assistance for CI projects and will include working with site management for NPI. The role would suit someone with experience of scale up from laboratory to pilot and full plant production and would require someone with excellent knowledge of analytical techniques such as GC, HPLC, GCMS and NMR and the ability to interpret analytical results. Key Responsibilities: To ensure that activities carried out are in accordance with statutory and regulatory requirements and with Company health, safety and environmental policies and procedures To develop safe, cost-effective processes for compounds, scaling them up through laboratory, pilot plant and onto full-scale production and providing the necessary technical support to ensure the success of those activities. These processes may be distillation or reactive chemistry To assist in continually improving the viability of existing products by improving processing efficiencies through yield improvement, cycle-time reduction and waste minimisation in all its forms To supply a technical service to customer enquiries and problems To maintain current awareness and keep abreast of the latest scientific and technological developments relevant to the business and make use of that knowledge to continually improve and optimise the profitability of the products manufactured by the Company Provide technical assistance during plant and laboratory trials including the flexibility to provide technical support outside of normal hours as necessary Work collaboratively with other site locations which will include travel both within the UK and abroad Use tools and resources which are available, e.g. SciFinder, to determine the most viable synthetic routes for new processes Develop plant fits for new processes based on processes developed within the Company’s laboratories or based on technical information supplied by our customers Assist in the development of analytical methods in support of the business Following appropriate training, complete thermochemical testing on other processes as required Act as Technical Representative for the Company in discussions with clients and customers Prepare regular written reports covering work undertaken Person Specification: Essential: Chemistry degree or PhD in Chemistry including process development experience. High degree of accuracy and attention to detail Computer literacy with MS Office (Word and Excel) Desirable: Project Management experience and use of Six Sigma tools and techniques or similar would be an advantage Knowledge and application of other Continuous Improvement Techniques will be an advantage A knowledge of distillation would be an advantage Knowledge of ISO9001 and cGMP systems would be an advantage Education: Chemistry degree or PhD in Chemistry including process development experience. 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 / Redcar

Customer Services Manager

Role: Customer Services Manager    Location: West Bromwich, West Midlands Salary: £33,000 - £36,000 p/a Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Customer Service Manager to cover our client’s facility in West Bromwich, the role will be involved in supporting its world class service to its customers and would work very closely with the Sales and Marketing function.   The role will also be champion improvements, driving change, and involved in travel to customer, agents and exhibitions when required which will be both internationally and nationally. Key Responsibilities: The role lends itself well to someone with extensive experience in customer account management as this will be a key activity for you and your team. Having regular contact with our customers and agents covering all aspects of customer services, involved in negotiating and dealing with major international customers, freight companies, government agencies and auditors. Working closely with our Sales and Marketing team in the promotion of the business and have the flexibility to travel internationally to visit customers, agents and exhibitions when required. Other responsibilities include champion improvement efficiencies within the department driving through change whilst keeping current on all regulatory requirements concerning the supply and transport of dangerous goods, drug and chemical weapons precursors. Ensure that that companies legal duties within these areas are complied with. Responsible for coordinating and managing the reporting of our sales performance on a continuous basis. Proactively monitor customer order patterns looking for further business opportunities. Be part of the Senior Management Team where you will have input into all aspects of the business. Person Specification: Confident approach with excellent written and verbal communication skills Have a thorough understanding on the exportation of goods across borders, duty and incoterms in the post-BREXIT age Have great influencing and negotiation skills Be resilient through peaks of pressure and used to working to tight deadlines Have extensive similar experience in previous manufacturing companies Education: A Level 5 (or higher) qualification in a Business-related discipline or equivalent IATA and IMDG certification. 5 years in a customer service management and shipping export role with experience of dangerous goods.   Ideally a working knowledge of Sage X3 but this is not essential Proficient with Microsoft software and the ability to effectively manipulate Excel spreadsheets 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

Export Case Maker / Crate Maker

Export Case Maker / Crate Maker Location: Avonmouth, Bristol  Salary: £ Negotiable Dependent on Experience      Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Case Maker / Crate Maker to work for our client at their facility in Bristol, however the role will include travel across UK, Europe, and other parts of the World. This role is an interesting position with would be involved in Export Case Making, involved in manufacturing crates in accordance with agreed specification, and prepare and package goods in a manner to withstand all external action during shipment. Key tasks: Working from drawing, working out dimensions Working with timber and other materials needed to make the crates / cases Working with industrial tools, including CNC Saws, Hand Tools, Nail Guns Ensure crates are correctly marked and stamped Package all items in accordance with agreed specification Ensure work area is kept clean and tidy Ensure tools used by the packing department are kept clean and in working order, any damage is reported to the line manager immediately Comply with Company set standards of work Comply with Company Health & Safety policies and procedures Knowledge and Skills required to complete job: Previous experience working with timber within a case making or crate/pallet making environment Experience of using hand tools and nail guns Able to read technical drawings Knowledge of export packing preferred but not essential Excellent time management skills Good communication skills Flexible and adaptable approach to work with an ability to cope with change Special Working Conditions: Additional hours may be necessary when required: early starts and late finishes are not uncommon Travel away from home and sometimes abroad Potential contact with hazardous chemicals and substances (training to be provided) May be required to complete other business activities on behalf of the Company in line with identified skills, competencies and experience. 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 / Bristol

Field Service Engineer - Industrial Steam Boilers

Job Title: Field Service Engineer – Industrial Steam Boilers Location: East Midlands / West Midlands Region   Salary: Average Earning OTE of £40k + Company Vehicle Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Field Service Engineer to work for our client across the South and South West Region which would cover a 65-mile radius of Swindon, Wiltshire, the role would also cover travel into London and Oxford, and the position is involved in working on a wide range of combustion equipment. The role: The role will be working industrial steam boilers, thermal fluid heaters and thermal oxidisers and would suit someone with experience of combustion equipment, electrical controls and systems and an appreciation of steam applications and distribution systems.   You will be working from home as part of a nationwide team, a full driving license, flexible attitude, and the ability to work without supervision in a customer-driven environment are essential. Involved in all aspects of electro-mechanical activities across a wide range of customer sites. Involved in troubleshooting and problem solving on customer sites, along with communication directly with customers/clients. The Candidate: The candidate must have sound electro-mechanical skills. Working knowledge and experience of Combustion equipment. Industrial or commercial gas qualification. An apprenticeship or formal technical qualification suitable for the position. An appreciation for electronic burner management control would be an advantage. Salary & Benefits: Basic salary of £28,400 plus overtime Profit related bonus scheme in operation which is designed to pay an additional amount of up to 5% of basic salary. Additional bonus scheme for upselling activities Full expensed company vehicle including laptop, and mobile phone Pension Scheme Normal working hours are from 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm 25 days holiday 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 / Leicester

Operations Manager / Service Centre Manager

Role: Operations Manager Location: Solihull, Birmingham   Salary: £ Competitive + Company Car Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Manager to lead operations for our clients Engineering Service Centre in Birmingham, this is an exciting position that will be joining their new facility and involved in all supporting the business drive and grow their new state of the art facility to the next level. Key Responsibilities: Management and leadership of the operations for our clients engineering service centre, ensuring optimum operational performance of the business and that appropriate controls are in place to guarantee the long-term profitability and sustainability Develop and enhance relationships with key partners such as, customers, suppliers and other stakeholders Full Profit & Loss accountability Overall responsibility for all project deliverables including but not limited to financial and commercial outputs, customer satisfaction and on time delivery Motivational leadership of the employees in the provision of a dynamic customer focused multi-functional engineering repair business Experience & Skills: HNC/HND or equivalent within an engineering discipline Completion of formal engineering apprenticeship  Strong Mechanical/Electrical Engineering background, preferably within a rotating equipment repairs / maintenance environment Proven business management and leadership experience within a service orientated environment Experience and exposure to domestic and international markets  Experience of managing large and complex departments Experience of leading a team and excellent people skills Good communication and interpersonal skills Ability to present data effectively with excellent presentation skills Understanding and knowledge of Health and Safety practices Knowledge and experience of recognized ERP systems Benefits: Competitive salary and excellent bonus scheme Company car or allowance   33 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) + service days Defined contribution pension scheme Employee Assistance Program 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 / Solihull

Production Planner

Role: Production Planner    Location: Deeside Salary: Negotiable Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Production Planner to join our client’s team at their facility in Deeside, the role will be ensuring that goods are manufactured in a cost-effective way that meets the customer and quality specification. The role will also be involved in scheduling demand to ensure that customers’ requirements are met in a timely manner utilising available capacity within the plant, the role will also involve improving the company’s production and distribution processes and providing support to the leadership to make effective decisions. Main Objectives: Develop, implement, and deliver a credible production plan with one week fixed, one week flexible and two rolling weeks. Promote timely delivery of goods to achieve on time delivery in full (OTIF) of customer orders. Keeping customers updated through customer facing contacts of production schedule dates and potential delays to orders. Communicate planned changes effectively across multiple departments. Job Responsibilities: Maintain and update production plans in line with receipt of sales orders, component lead times and customer promise dates. The Production Planner will liaise with the General Manager and Financial Controller to forecast monthly sales against planned production. Working closely with/and complimented by the Operations Manager, the Purchasing and Planning Manager will ensure on time delivery in full of all customer works orders. Involved in customer forecasts and schedules, capacity plans and weekly production plans. The role will also be assessed against performance standards including daily/weekly completion plans and timely processing of works orders. Key Duties: Add all customer orders, forecasted demand and stock requirements for call offs to a capacity plan in line with packing line run rates, blending time and component/machine availability. Amalgamate or break down demand into works orders and add to SAGE manufacturing assigning proposed plan dates for MRP. Closely liaise with Purchasing to determine the impact of delivery dates for incoming goods and components and re-plan product production where necessary. Understand risks such as downtime and material shortages and minimise the impact on production scheduling. Assign customer production dates to forwards order report for Sales Administration to feedback to the customers. Collaborate with the Operations Manager to determine the staff, equipment, and material resources in line with production schedules. Update the sales department with any production delays to ensure customers are fed back to in a timely manner. Produce weekly plans and provide to all departments. Attend daily production meetings and communicate any changes/alterations or effect of production output on future production plans. Attend end of day production output meeting and re-plan any missed activity and amend plan where production has exceeded targets set. Monitor production performance against Schedule requirement downtime for Planned Preventative Maintenance activities Agree timings of new product trials and amend schedule accordingly. Work with the Technical Team to ensure timely re-work of non-conforming and quarantined materials. Assist finance with production of monthly sales forecast to identify expected monthly target. Maintain system with current/revised and new run rates. Collect data to identify problematic areas and make improvements to processes and procedures. Advise Sales team of plant capacity and machine availability over a given time. 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 / Deeside

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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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