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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.

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Contracts Engineer - Offshore Wind Project

We urgently require a Contracts Engineer for one of Europe's largest Offshore Wind Projects. Our client is part of the Blauwwind Consortium that is delivering the Borselle III & IV Offshore Wind Programme and this post will be based within the projects team based in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Reporting directly to the Contracts Manager and Project Director you will manage the contracts between Blauwwind and third parties for the execution of the design, fabrication, construction, installation and commissioning of the offshore wind farm. Such contracts will include not only the main EPCI execution but also specialist consultancy, engineering services and equipment supply and 3rd party interfaces. This position will have significant responsibility in the delivery of the turbines from manufacturing through to installation and servicing agreements. As the Contracts Engineer you will be supporting all members of the Blauwwind Project Management team with the development and negotiation of contract agreements and the on-going contracts advice on a broad range of subject matters. Thus, obtaining alignment and agreement with all project personnel including project director, package managers, engineering, construction, legal and project finance functions on the contracting basis, deliverables and cost associated with all 3rd party contractors and suppliers. There are a number of key factors and functional controlling aspects for the role, which include: Contract Administration & Management: Establish knowledge of technical and procedural requirements of the project and each Contract. Be the daily contract management focal point for specified contracts. Regularly interface with the contract owner (package manager and/or technical lead) on specified contracts. Planning/Change control: Take an active role with the project team in reviewing contractor programmes and assist with the verification of contract progress against contract requirements. Assess and discuss the consequences of (technical) decisions against the contract terms. Provide recommendations to the Contract Manager and/or Package Manager. Prepare Variation Requests in accordance with a Contract. Reporting: Participate in contract progress meetings as required. To provide contract input and to assist the contract owner in administration, action tracking, minutes of meeting etc. Review contractor progress reports and provide comment and input to the contract owner for discussion with the contractor as necessary. Provide input into the project monthly progress report. Claims: Proactively assist with management of potential claims scenarios including taking part in the resolution of commercial and/or contract issues/disputes for a given Contract. To be considered for this exciting opportunity to be involved with one Europe's leading Offshore Wind Farms you will have significant experience in a strategic Contracts Management, Quantity Surveying or Contracts Engineering role. You will had experience with either FIDIC (preferred), BIMCO or LOGIC contracts or end construction law. A relevant university degree or professional institution qualification would be advantageous and a proven experience in offshore wind projects and transmission infrastructure would be very well received. You will need to have excellent English communication skills both verbal and written. Also a proficient understanding of the Dutch language will be very beneficial. Based in Rotterdam City Centre this position will be directly employed by our client on a 3-year fixed term contract with the potential for future projects thereafter. In return our client can offer a salary up to 80,000 Euros, a Bonus up to 20%, Holiday Allowance (8% on base salary), Pension & Commuting Expenses. Our client is seeking to make this appointment asap and is holding face to face interview the week commencing the 29th October with the view of appointing in November. Candidates that are immediately available to take up this post will be greatly received. If you would like to discuss this Contracts Engineer role in more detail then please call Les Hines on 01384 397555 or send your CV .

Permanent / Rotterdam, South Holland

Quality Assurance Manager - Highways Projects

We are recruiting for a Quality Assurance Manager to support the delivery of Highways England projects to the value of £500m. Our client is a leading technology company that has been delivering intelligent traffic solutions and network maintenance for TfL, Highways England and local authorities across the UK. Due to recently securing a major contract with Highways England our client is now seeking to recruit a Quality Assurance Manager to support the project delivery by providing expert advice in quality planning, quality assurance and quality control activities. This post will be working closely with the Transformation and Technology project teams ensuring that stakeholders experience the highest level of quality control across the business and projects. Additionally your main responsibilities will include: Be an active member of the review team for the Design Stage Gate compliance process. Assist with supplier pre-qualification approval activities. Liaise with the Supplier Assurance Manager to ensure the consistent application of contract requirements. Support the development of the risk based audit schedule and provide independent audit capability. Support the development and maintenance of the ISO9001 certified management system. Lead guidance around advising on solutions to non-conformance and ensuring the effective approval of corrective action plans and action close out. Provide specialist advice to delivery managers where necessary, to help solve process and quality issues. Conduct investigation reports and root cause analysis for areas of non-conformance. 8D or equivalent reports. We are seeking applications from candidates that have a proven experience of carrying out audits to ISO9001:2015 standard and preparing reports. This experience will ideally have been gained in capital and maintenance projects within telecommunications, rail or highways environments. You will hold relevant Auditor qualifications (e.g. IRCA trained Lead Auditor) and have implemented ISO9001:2015 and experience of National Highway Sector Scheme (NHSS) 8 would be viewed very advantageously. You'll be an effective communicator, whilst having the natural ability to build and develop stakeholder relationships. This is a fantastic opportunity to not only work within one of the UK's leading technology organisations but to also be involved in the delivery of some of the largest infrastructure projects across the highways network for decades. In return our client can offer their staff continued career and professional development and for this post a salary up to £60,000pa dependent on experience and a benefits package to include, a company car/allowance, company pension scheme, a range of family friendly schemes and 33 days holiday each year. If you would like to discuss this Quality Assurance Manager role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Warwick, Warwickshire

Asset Management Data Systems Consultant

We urgently require an Asset Management Data Systems Consultant for a highly prestigious luxury car manufacturer based in Oxford. This contracting role is responsible for the management and maintenance of the data regarding the assets across our clients plants within the UK. You will be in daily control of new data insertion in to the Integrated Workplace Management Systems (IWMS)/Computer Aided Facility Management (CAFM) systems, analysis and generation of reports using data already stored and planning of measures to guarantee complete data functionality and accuracy. You will be responsible for assessing the current life-cycle status of the assets and inserting such information on the systems and supervising through Planned Preventative Maintenance planning, scheduling and monitoring. Your duties and responsibilities for this role will include the following: Coordinate the receipt and treatment of new asset data to fit system's requirements. Guarantee that assets are allocated to the correct plant, building and areas. Manage the necessary updates of information inside the system, making sure that additions, deletions and changes are conducted. Investigate real-time asset life-cycle status by auditing pre-defined areas in order to check asset conditions. Control the work orders being raised via help desk. Manage the execution of the Planned Preventive Maintenance cycles. Develop project planning including objectives for the implementation of an IWMS/CAFM system. This opportunity to work within one of the world's most prestigious automotive brands requires an individual ideally degree qualified in an IT or business related subject. You must also have had experience of either CAF Systems, Maximo, IT Plan-on, SAP, Archibas or Trimble with strong analytical and project management skills. In return this contracting opportunity is offering an hourly rate of £26.60p/h Ltd. If you would like to discuss this Asset Management Data Systems Consultant opportunity in more detail then please call Les Hines on 01384 397555 or send your CV .

Contract / Oxford, Oxfordshire

Senior Asset Information Project Manager

We are recruiting for a Senior Asset Information Project Manager for one of the world's most recognisable engineering consultancies. Based at their purpose built facility in Solihull you will be joining an established Asset Management team supporting the infrastructure and transportation sectors. As a Senior Project Manager you will be working on a range of advisory projects in the transportation sector (highways & rail), providing strategic advice to infrastructure owners and operators. As part of the advisory team we require an individual to be the client facing consultant to develop the brief, drive and contribute to the effective delivery of the work through to handover. As well as developing robust technical solutions, you will support other team members in business development activities including client requirements capture and producing proposals. You will be expected to support the advisory teams capabilities across Strategy & Planning, Risk & Resilience, Assurance & Regulation and Information Management. The main responsibilities for this role will include: Act as project manager and main point of contact between client and the project delivery team, as required. Develop and build strong client relationships and command the confidence of others, internally and externally Support the Project Director to develop our service offering and produce compelling proposals for consultancy services. Lead and contribute to the delivery of advisory services to ensure deliverables met client expectations. Chair and minute project progress and delivery team meetings. Prepare monthly project client reports. Manage project programme and cost plan, where applicable. Manage client stakeholders. We are seeking applicants to hold an engineering, scientific or an industry related degree qualification, however this is not essential should you hold relevant industry experience and have a strong technical understanding in a given engineering field. You'll have a proven background working within an infrastructure sector, highways, rail, utilities or power generation and experience of operating to ISO55000 standards would be very well received. Ideally you will hold Chartered status in engineering or project Management with at least one project management practitioner qualification or equivalent, e.g. Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), PRINCE2®, Management of Risk (MoR®) You will be experienced in providing technical / management advice including process improvement to organisations specifically in areas such as long-term investment planning, decision support, information management, financial modelling, statistical analysis, and regulatory monitoring and reporting. Twinned with excellent communication skills both written and verbal you will manage stakeholder engagement throughout all levels of a client's organisation. This role with also require you to travel and work from client offices. In return you will be working for one of the most respected engineering consultancies in the world that offer their staff continued career and professional development. They are offering a competitive salary with one of the best benefits packages in their sector, including annual bonuses, excellent pension scheme with matched/doubled contributions, health care plan, life assurance, 25 days holiday plus stats per year and more. If you would like to discuss this Senior Asset Information Project Manager role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Senior Asset Management Consultant

We are recruiting for a Senior Asset Management Consultant for one of the world's most recognisable engineering consultancies. Based at their purpose built facility in Solihull you will be joining an established Asset Management team supporting the infrastructure and transportation sectors. As a Senior Consultant you will be required to lead projects and drive the effective delivery of strategic advice to clients. As well as developing robust technical solutions, you will support other team members in business development activities including client requirements capture and production of proposals. You will be expected to support the advisory teams capabilities across Strategy & Planning, Risk & Resilience, Assurance & Regulation and Information Management. The main responsibilities for this role will include: Support the Project Director to develop a consultancy offering and produce compelling proposals for strategic and asset management services. Lead and contribute to the delivery of advisory services to ensure deliverables meet client expectations. Chair and minute project progress and delivery team meetings. Prepare monthly project client reports. Manage project programme and cost plan, where applicable. Manage client stakeholders. Liaise with other Project Managers and wider advisory team members to ensure best practice and knowledge transfer. We are seeking applicants to hold an engineering, scientific or an industry related degree qualification, however this is not essential should you hold relevant industry experience and have a strong technical understanding in a given engineering field. You'll have a proven background working within an infrastructure sector, highways, rail, utilities or power generation and experience of operating to ISO55000 standards would be very well received. You will be experienced in providing technical / management advice including process improvement to organisations specifically in areas such as long-term investment planning, decision support, information management, financial modelling, statistical analysis, and regulatory monitoring and reporting. Twinned with excellent communication skills both written and verbal you will manage stakeholder engagement throughout all levels of a client's organisation. This role with also require you to travel and work from client offices. In return you will be working for one of the most respected engineering consultancies in the world that offer their staff continued career and professional development. They are offering a competitive salary with one of the best benefits packages in their sector, including annual bonuses, excellent pension scheme with matched/doubled contributions, health care plan, life assurance, 25 days holiday plus stats per year and more. If you would like to discuss this Senior Asset Management Consultant role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV .

Permanent / Solihull, West Midlands

Principal Consultant - Highways Asset Management

A Principal Consultant for Highways Asset Management is currently required for our client based in Royal Leamington Spa. 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. This role will be working closely with clients to help them optimise the performance of their assets given budgetary, political and economic constraints. You will be required to deliver quality advice, support, training and solutions tailored to each Client's local requirements. You will need to be an excellent communicator ideally with in-depth experience of highways infrastructure asset management and experience of ISO55000 would be viewed advantageously. As the Principal Consultant your duties and responsibilities will include: Deliver on and off site highway asset management consultancy to Clients Lead on a portfolio of projects using PRINCE2 methodology ensuring they're delivered to specification, high quality and to deadline Assist Clients to implement Code of Practice and best practice guidance e.g. HMEP HIAMG/ISO55000/IAM Anatomy Provide asset management maturity assessment against best practice guidance Assist Highway Authorities to implement, review and develop Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plans (HIAMP) Lead within your specialist skills amongst the team and business, supporting and developing other team members. Act as mentor, coaching and training colleagues in order to support learning and development objectives. To be considered for this role we're seeking an individual that has a background in highway infrastructure asset management with proven experience of forming strategic relationships within the highways sector. Educated in a degree related qualification or in lieu demonstrate considerable industry relevant experience; You will also ideally hold both a PRINCE 2 Project Management qualification and have or be willing to work towards the Institute of Asset Management Certificate/Diploma. Candidates with specialist skills in structures, street lighting, signals, risk & resilience, performance management, drainage/flood risk management or asset management will be considered for this opportunity. 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 a car allowance, private health cover, permanent health insurance, 25 days plus stats annual leave and life assurance. This role will be based at their head office in Royal Leamington Spa however a willingness to travel nationally will be required on occasions. 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 / Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Systems Project Engineer

We are recruiting a Systems Project Engineer for a small enterprise organisation that provides embedded and cloud-based products for industrial applications. Our client currently supports some of the UK's leading power generation and utility providers with Demand-Side Response technology. They provide world class secure communications, connecting a wide range of generation assets to systems operators such as National Grid and Welsh Power. They offer outstanding reporting and analytics for both commercial and engineering teams and their technology aggregates key data from a diverse range of generation assets - securely delivering clear and defined analytics for operational teams and investors. Based at our clients head office in Bath this Systems Project Engineer position will be an integral part of a small but incredibly motivated team to develop client relationships. You be providing effective technical solutions for the client and the software teams, being a key point of contact between both parties at all times. You will be expected to liaise closely with clients, continually assessing their needs and issues whilst competently undertaking any necessary site work. Ideally we are seeking an individual that has several years' experience working on low level communications, migration programmes and configuration and be able to demonstrate an ability to manage software projects. This role requires the practical use of electronic interfaces and communications protocols such as Modbus. You will possess strong project management skills and the ability to prioritise work schedules and deliver to tight deadlines. We would also be seeking knowledge and experience in the following areas: Systems Administration: Windows, Embedded Linux. Unix shell and Python scripting, PostgreSQL. Networking: TCP/IP, Open VPN, LAN setup/configuration/debugging (e.g. Wireshark). Serial protocols, Modbus. Embedded controllers (e.g. Red Lion). We would be very keen to see individuals that have a SCADA/Control Systems background and experience of Wonderware Software would be very advantageous. You will ideally hold an industry related qualification HND, HNC, etc. and will be apprenticeship trained. This is a great opportunity within a growing company that can offer fantastic career progression into management and potentially beyond. In return our client can offer a competitive remuneration package. If you would like to discuss this Systems Project Engineer role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Permanent / Bath, Somerset

Senior Consultant - Data Analytics (Asset Management)

We are recruiting a Senior Consultant - Data Analytics for the UK's leading analytics software consultancy for asset intensive industries. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within a dynamic growing company that is wholly owned by a leading global asset management consultancy. Based at our clients head office in Sheffield you will be an integral part of an already established and growing Analytics & Consultancy team delivering advanced data and analytic solutions for asset investment planning across the utility, power and transportation sectors. As a Senior Consultant you will be responsible for the delivery of analytical projects to clients which will enable them to define their future investment strategies. You will manage, coordinate, and deliver data analysis and asset investment planning projects to clients which will enable them to define their future investment strategies. Building relationships is critical to this role as you'll be engaging with client personnel across a range of functions including technical and non-technical staff, asset managers and decision makers. You will be responsible for managing the delivery of analytical projects to clients ensuring assigned projects are delivered on time, within budget and in accordance with the project scope. Other key responsibilities for this role will include: Ensure clients have a full understanding of the project process and deliverables throughout the project delivery. Manage outputs and quality throughout delivery of the project ensuring all work packages align to the project scope. Collecting, assessing and transforming client data as required to support the project including ensuring data is validated for completeness and analysed for 'cleanliness'. Derive predictive models using appropriate statistical techniques. Design and populate models within our clients software, execute and report on investment scenario analyses, including investment triggers, advanced prioritisation and optimisation. Production of client reports, technical notes & model documentation. Delivery of technical sales support including software demonstrations. You will ideally also have the following skills and experience: Exceptional skills in data collection and interpretation. Predictive and / or prescriptive analytics. Understanding of investment models, assets and systems of assets, understanding of Optimisation (linear & non-linear), Prioritisation and Monte Carlo analysis. Experience of working for a utility company, or on utility projects, would be advantageous. Extensive use of MS Access or SQL to collate data and perform complex queries Mathematical and statistical analysis and modelling skills. Use of analysis tools; R, MATLAB, SAS, SPSS or similar. Educated to degree level in a Mathematics, Data Science, Physics, Engineering or another financial/numeric field you will possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideally our client is looking for individuals that have operated within the utilities or infrastructure markets (water, electricity, power and transport) and will have significant experience of delivering analytical projects in a consultancy environment. In return our client can offer a competitive remuneration package to include flexible working hours, pension, health care and excellent career progression within this market leading company and further career opportunities within a globally renowned organisation. If you would like to discuss this Senior Consultant - Data Analytics role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV to:

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Data Scientist - Asset Management (Infrastructure)

We are recruiting a Data Scientist for the UK's leading analytics software consultancy for asset intensive industries. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within a dynamic growing company that is wholly owned by a leading global asset management consultancy. Based at our clients head office in Sheffield you will be an integral part of an already established and growing Analytics & Consultancy team delivering advanced data and analytic solutions for asset investment planning across the utility, power and transportation sectors. As a Data Scientist you will be expected to be able to work autonomously, collect and repopulate data, analyse the data to provide regression style relationships and assess their confidence, populate and configure the analytics software in order to produce an optimised strategic plan, and disseminate results via client workshops and reports. Whilst throughout this process it is essential that auditability and quality assurance are adhered too and maintained. Other key responsibilities for this role will include: Develop project scope to ensure you deliver value to the customer, managing outputs and quality. Collect, assess and transform data as required to support projects. Derive predictive models using appropriate statistical techniques. Ensure the data that supports the project recommendations is verified, analysed and modelled effectively in collaboration with other team members using the relevant software within agreed project scopes, to the standards required by clients. Configure the relevant software and generate optimised investment plans. Report and present the outputs to ensure the clients have a full understanding of the project process and deliverables. You will ideally also have the following skills and experience: Exceptional skills in data collection and interpretation Extensive use of MS Access or SQL to collate data and perform complex queries. Advanced user of MS Excel or other statistical packages to process data. Sensitivity and scenario analysis of analytical models. Mathematical and statistical analysis and modelling skills. Use of analysis tools; R, MATLAB, SAS, SPSS or similar Predictive and / or prescriptive analytics. Understanding of investment models, assets and systems of assets, understanding of Optimisation (linear & non-linear), Prioritisation and Monte Carlo analysis, and experience of working for a utility company or consultancy on data analysis/modelling/investment planning would be advantageous. Proven ability in presenting methodologies and results to all levels in a business environment. Educated to degree level in a Mathematics, Data Science, Physics, Engineering or another financial/numeric field you will also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideally our client is looking for individuals that have operated within the utilities or infrastructure markets (water, electricity, power and transport). In return our client can offer a competitive remuneration package to include flexible working hours, pension, health care and excellent career progression within this market leading company and further career opportunities within a globally renowned organisation. If you would like to discuss this Data Scientist role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV to:

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Data Analyst - Asset Management (Infrastructure)

We are recruiting a Data Analyst for the UK's leading analytics software consultancy for asset intensive industries. This is a fantastic opportunity to develop your career within a dynamic growing company that is wholly owned by a leading global asset management consultancy. Based at our clients head office in Sheffield you will be an integral part of an already established and growing Analytics & Consultancy team delivering advanced data and analytic solutions for asset investment planning across the utility, power and transportation sectors. As a Data Analyst you will be expected to be able to work autonomously, collect and repopulate data, analyse the data to provide regression style relationships and assess their confidence, populate and configure the analytics software in order to produce an optimised strategic plan, and disseminate results via client workshops and reports. Whilst throughout this process it is essential that auditability and quality assurance are adhered too and maintained. Other key responsibilities for this role will include: Develop project scope to ensure you deliver value to the customer, managing outputs and quality. Collect, assess and transform data as required to support projects. Derive predictive models using appropriate statistical techniques. Ensure the data that supports the project recommendations is verified, analysed and modelled effectively in collaboration with other team members using the relevant software within agreed project scopes, to the standards required by clients. Configure the relevant software and generate optimised investment plans. Report and present the outputs to ensure the clients have a full understanding of the project process and deliverables. You will ideally also have the following skills and experience: Exceptional skills in data collection and interpretation. Extensive use of MS Access or SQL to collate data and perform complex queries. Advanced user of MS Excel or other statistical packages to process data. Sensitivity and scenario analysis of analytical models. Mathematical and statistical analysis and modelling skills. Use of analysis tools; R, MATLAB, SAS, SPSS or similar Predictive and / or prescriptive analytics. Understanding of investment models, assets and systems of assets, understanding of Optimisation (linear & non-linear), Prioritisation and Monte Carlo analysis, and experience of working for a utility company or consultancy on data analysis/modelling/investment planning would be advantageous. Proven ability in presenting methodologies and results to all levels in a business environment. Educated to degree level in a Mathematics, Data Science, Physics, Engineering or another financial/numeric field you will also possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ideally our client is looking for individuals that have operated within the utilities or infrastructure markets (water, electricity, power and transport). In return our client can offer a competitive remuneration package to include flexible working hours, pension, health care and excellent career progression within this market leading company and further career opportunities within a globally renowned organisation. If you would like to discuss this Data Analyst role in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send an email and CV to:

Permanent / Sheffield, South Yorkshire

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