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Les Hines

Associate Director
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Les specialises in the sourcing and placement of engineering specialists for the private equity, power generation & infrastructure markets.

With more than 13 years’ experience of delivering the highest calibre recruitment services to both clients and candidates, Les’ knowledge of the asset management market and his functional expertise means that he is adept at delivering chartered and senior level talent for the most demanding of positions.

He has successfully worked with clients on both retained and contingency search assignments in the UK, Europe and Middle East regions, ensuring an unrivalled service at all times.

Jonathan Lee Asset Management Division is part of the Jonathan Lee Group that has a 40 year history of exclusively serving the world of engineering. Les’ commitment to the Asset Management industry is reflected in his involvement as a Committee Member for the Midlands Branch of the Institute of Asset Management.

Clients and candidates benefit from his interest, credibility and ability to build relationships, demonstrating technical and industry understanding.

Browse Les' latest jobs

Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Consultant

A CFD Engineer is required for a leading consultancy based in Bristol to join an already established team. Our client supports organisations to manage risks that could affect life, the environment, or asset performance by providing safety and risk management analyses and engineering solutions. This senior level engineer will support clients across a range of industry sectors including Water, Nuclear, Power and Oil & Gas. The work would involve: business development; client contact & establishing clients' needs; preparing proposals; undertaking calculations; supervision of staff; interpretation and presentation of results to our clients. To be considered for this CFD Engineering position we will be seeking an individual with the following experience: Successful candidates will possess a degree in Engineering or Physical Sciences, preferably with a higher degree which involved Numerical Modelling (CFD). Candidates should possess good knowledge of commercial CFD tools, ideally ANSYS Fluent or CFX. The ideal candidate should have excellent oral and written communication skills and several years' CFD experience in a consulting or industrial role. Experience of office software tools and operating systems (Linux and WinXP) and programming skills with FORTRAN, C and MATLAB or other scripting tools are essential. Previous experience meeting clients and developing their needs would be an advantage; however, candidates interested developing into this role will also be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Computational Fluid Dynamics Engineer to join an expanding organisation that can offer real commitment to your professional growth. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary, pension, private healthcare, 25 days holiday plus statutory leave, a non-guaranteed bonus and profit share scheme. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV.

Permanent / Bristol, England

iOS Mobile Applications Developer

An iOS Mobile Applications Developer is currently required for our client based near to Gloucester. Our client is a provider of software and services leading the way in data driven infrastructure asset management and are providing a range of market leading software products backed up with a range of surveying and consultancy services which help their customers deliver a better service across their highways department. The primary function of this role will be to develop applications for iOS devices using Swift and Xcode IDE. There will also be opportunity to work within our clients existing Android teams so opportunities may arise for development on other platforms, so knowledge of Java, Android SDK or Kotlin may beneficial. To be considered for this role you have commercial experience as an iOS Mobile Applications Developer with a proven track record or relevant degree and demonstrable applications. You will have strong software development skills including in depth experience in the following; Swift, Xcode, iOS, Web Services or Apple Human Interface Guidelines. Knowledge with SQLite, offline storage and mapping solutions would also be highly desirable. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and developing organisation that are technological leaders in the UK market and are entering an exciting phase of potential growth both within the UK and Internationally. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary and an extensive benefits package to include, pension, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at our clients office in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Product Specialist (Asset Management Software)

A Product Specialist (Asset Management Software) is currently required for our client based near to Gloucester. Our client is a provider of software and services leading the way in data driven infrastructure asset management and are providing a range of market leading software products backed up with a range of surveying and consultancy services which help their customers deliver a better service across their highways department. As the Product Specialist you will be responsible for: To manage and develop trusted relationships with existing public and private sector clients Primarily working with our clients application suite, which provides asset management tools for Highways, Street Lighting, Street Works, Environmental Services including Street Cleansing, Parks Grounds and Open Spaces along with Domestic and Trade Waste collection You will be expected to provide consultancy, both operational and technical, on-site and field based training and to attend and contribute to relevant technical steering groups and seminars To be considered for this role you will need to be an experienced Software Consultant with several years knowledge one of the above mentioned disciplines. Excellent customer/client service and presentation skills will be required as well as a willingness to travel with up to 70% of this role being field based. Due to this you will need to hold a full UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle. An industry related qualification would also be viewed advantageously. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and developing organisation that are technological leaders in the UK market and are entering an exciting phase of potential growth both within the UK and Internationally. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary and an extensive benefits package to include car allowance, pension, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at our clients office in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Software Implementation Project Manager (Asset Management)

A Software Implementation Project Manager is currently required for our client based near to Gloucester. Our client is a provider of software and services leading the way in data driven infrastructure asset management and are providing a range of market leading software products backed up with a range of surveying and consultancy services which help their customers deliver a better service across their highways department. The primary function of this role will be the successful management and delivery of software implementation projects to customers ensuring their expectations are fully met. You will have a technical knowledge of the client's requirements and a full understanding of the project specification allowing management of orders through to invoicing. You will be required to work closely with our Sales and Infrastructure Asset Management teams to manage the project delivery. Regular travel to your client's work place will be required. As the Software Implementation Project Manager you will be responsible for: Be the primary point of contact on all projects, managing the project from award to sign off Process client orders using Implementation Methodology IMPACT Manage and maintain all information related to contract progress Manage and advise the client on all aspects of their project including timescales for the delivery of all products and services on their project Work closely with the Sales department to ensure a seamless transition between award of order and commencing the work Liaise with your colleagues in other teams to ensure all work is correctly scheduled and completed Submit project updates to clients and ensure the quality and time scales of the deliverables meets the expectation of the client and contract Maintain project budgets and project costs so that they can monitored and controlled by senior management Attend regular Operations and Production meetings To be considered for this role you will successfully managed a high volume of projects simultaneously. You will have a proven background in Asset Management projects and experience of forming strategic relationships within the transportation sector, preferably highways. You will need to be highly computer literate, with fantastic Microsoft Office & MS Project skills and excellent communication & presentation skills. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within an exciting and developing organisation that are technological leaders in the UK market and are entering an exciting phase of potential growth both within the UK and Internationally. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary and an extensive benefits package to include car allowance, pension, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at our clients office in Quedgeley, near Gloucester. If you would like to discuss this role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Business Development Manager - Maritime EAM

A Business Development Manager with a deep understanding of asset intensive industries is required by one the world's leading engineering organisations. Our client is at the forefront of complex asset performance analytics and has been providing unrivalled support to customers for over 25 years. With a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. This exciting opportunity will be joining an already established team and have an operational base at either our clients Bristol or Lichfield offices. As the Business Development Manager you will be responsible for: Achieving Sales and Profitability targets in line with overall growth targets Developing sector plans for winning business aligned to the business development strategy Identifying and securing prospects and opportunities and delivering business winning campaigns Positioning the organisation in the Maritime sector, both Defence and Commercial markets Building and managing the pipeline and sales forecast Account managing in order to maximise new and existing opportunities Supporting the Bid Managers in bid strategy, management and pricing for specific opportunities Representing the Company's image and profile in the market The successful candidate will have a proven background in consultative or solution selling. Experience within the Maritime sector and an established network of contacts would also be viewed very advantageously. Ideally you will also have knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or Maintenance Repair & Operating (MRO) Systems. Self-motivated with the drive and ambition to meet targets you have a natural ability to influence and negotiate with customers and stake holder management. Finally a commercial awareness and business acumen twinned with a thorough understanding of the business winning cycle is essential. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary up to £65,000pa dependant on experience with a bonus, car allowance, excellent pension scheme and healthcare. Due to nature of this role travel across the UK will be required so a full driving licence and car is essential. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Business Development Manager - Aviation EAM

A Business Development Manager with a deep understanding of asset intensive industries is required by one the world's leading engineering organisations. Our client is at the forefront of complex asset performance analytics and has been providing unrivalled support to customers for over 25 years. With a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. This exciting opportunity will be joining an already established team and have an operational base at either our clients Bristol or Lichfield offices. As the Business Development Manager you will be responsible for: Achieving Sales and Profitability targets in line with overall growth targets Developing sector plans for winning business aligned to the business development strategy Identifying and securing prospects and opportunities and delivering business winning campaigns Positioning the organisation in the Aviation sector, both Defence and Commercial markets Building and managing the pipeline and sales forecast Account managing in order to maximise new and existing opportunities Supporting the Bid Managers in bid strategy, management and pricing for specific opportunities Representing the Company's image and profile in the market The successful candidate will have a proven background in consultative or solution selling. Experience within the Aviation sector and an established network of contacts would also be viewed very advantageously. Ideally you will also have knowledge of Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) or Maintenance Repair & Operating (MRO) Systems. Self-motivated with the drive and ambition to meet targets you have a natural ability to influence and negotiate with customers and stake holder management. Finally a commercial awareness and business acumen twinned with a thorough understanding of the business winning cycle is essential. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary up to £65,000pa dependant on experience with a bonus, car allowance, excellent pension scheme and healthcare. Due to nature of this role travel across the UK will be required so a full driving licence and car is essential. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Technical Pre-Sales Consultant EAM

A Technical Pre-Sales Consultant with a deep understanding of asset intensive industries is required by one the world's leading engineering organisations. Our client is at the forefront of complex asset performance analytics and has been providing unrivalled support to customers for over 25 years. With a deep understanding of technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training, they improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. This exciting opportunity will be joining an already established team and will play an integral part in the sales process, developing compelling technically and commercially sound solutions to meet customer business requirements. Based at either our clients Lichfield office, as the Technical Pre-Sales Consultant you will be responsible for: Presenting the company's technology and product portfolio to the customer Providing technical guidance during the pre-sales process and identifying customers technical and business requirements, prior to designing a solution Consulting with internal stakeholders including the delivery teams, in order to articulate the customer requirement, ensuring a smooth transition from Sale to Delivery. Supporting the business sales teams at customer meetings and key marketing events Creating and confidently delivering technical demonstrations internally and externally Presenting technical solutions to the customer with professionalism and enthusiasm Supporting the bid process by writing compelling sales proposals to include technical details and costings Responsible for design and delivery of Proof of Concepts Inputting to the company Technology Strategy as required by maintaining an awareness of emerging technologies and trends Providing accurate and timely management information, bid reviews, project forecasts, KPI's The successful candidate will have a proven background in solution selling and experience of requirements gathering, design and solution building and the ability to replicate this in a commercial setting. You will have a good understanding of software development methodology and experience of cloud computing preferably Azure would be viewed advantageously. An understanding of Asset Performance Management technology solutions with a Project Management qualification or experience would also be desirable. In return our client can offer a market competitive salary up to £65,000pa dependant on experience with a bonus, car allowance, excellent pension scheme and healthcare. Due to nature of this role some travel across the UK will be required so a full driving licence and car is essential. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Asset Management Systems Engineer

An Asset Management Systems Engineer is required for a leading consultancy based in Warrington, Cheshire. Our client supports organisations to manage risks that could affect life, the environment, or asset performance by providing safety and risk management analyses and engineering solutions. This innovative and growing organisation currently supports a diverse customer base across Defence, Nuclear, Oil & Gas, Petrochemical, Conventional Power, Clean Energy, Water Utilities and Infrastructure sectors. This senior level engineer would need to understand and have a proven background in the principles of systems engineering and through life management. Previous experience in Throughput Reliability Availability Maintainability (TRAM) or Failure Modes Effects & Criticality Analysis (FMECA/FMEDA) or Availability, Reliability & Maintainability (ARM/RAM) would be highly desirable. This Asset Management Systems Engineer role would have the following responsibilities: Requirements development, planning and management across project lifecycles. Concept development, optioneering, trade-off and selection. Validation and verification planning and management. Throughput Reliability Availability Maintainability (TRAM/RAM/ARM), dependability, Asset Management strategy and development. Throughput ARM/RAM assessment and modelling. Through life cost modelling and analysis. Technology, obsolescence and risk management. Suitable candidates will be able to demonstrate relevant experience as highlighted above and will have excellent communication and IT related skills. Our client would also view the following experience as being highly advantageous: Experience of ISO 55000 or ISO 15288. Experience of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS & DXL coding). Experience of tools such as, FMEA, FMECA, FMEDA, RCM, RBDs, MTA or OTA. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Systems or Asset Management Engineer to join a growing organisation that can offer on-going career progression with the promise of seeing the world of Asset Management in a different way! In return our client can offer a competitive salary, non-contributory pension, medical insurance, permanent health insurance and life insurance. If you would like to discuss this role and our client in more depth, then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / Warrington