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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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Infrastructure Asset Management Consultant

A Consultant for Infrastructure 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 a Consultant your duties and responsibilities will include: Deliver on and off site highway asset management consultancy to Clients Assist with the delivery of projects using PRINCE2 methodology ensuring they're delivered to specification, high quality and to deadlines Assist with tender opportunities attending clients as required Liaise regularly with Sales to ensure consultancy opportunities are maximized 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) Assist Clients in reviewing and develop highway management policy & strategies Work with Highway Authorities to implement robust financial management, valuations and reporting based on the guidance of the CIPFA Code of Practice on Transportation Infrastructure Assets Develop lifecycle plans and investment modelling options for maintenance plans 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

Digital Asset Management Practice Director

Jonathan Lee Asset Management are working as an exclusive partner to one of the world's leading engineering and project management consultancies in their search for a Digital Asset Management Practice Director. This exciting opportunity as Practice Director will define and deliver a business plan for the Digital Asset Management practice that will enable our client to deliver rapid growth in asset management across the highway and rail sectors in the UK. Our client is a leader in the transportation sector supporting clients to develop and implement end-to-end asset delivery models, making best use of data and digitally-enabled decision-support tools and refining operating processes. As the Practice Director you will provide a key leadership role for the Digital Asset Management practice. This will comprise of technical leadership, ensuring that you are continually developing the best tools, processes and methodologies, that you're striving for technical excellence whilst enthusing and developing your staff so that you retain our clients market leading position. The Digital Asset Management Practice Director will work closely with market and client directors accountable for key partnerships with Highways England, Network Rail and local authorities to develop a wider business strategy for these clients. Driving rapid growth in management services is a key priority for our client's UK and European operations. The Practice Director will also work collaboratively with colleagues from other UK divisions and infrastructure sectors to support business development, develop technical propositions and prioritise the practice's work winning and work delivery activities to align with the strategic framework. This key business role will have specific objectives and responsibilities to include: Securing new revenue from clients - including key clients such as Highways England and Network Rail - in line with wider business revenue growth aspirations. This will require taking roles leading bids and working with the wider market teams in business development activities and maintaining pipeline of future revenue opportunities. Ensuring the practice delivers technically excellent projects on time and on budget for our clients, taking responsibility for the overall technical quality of work delivered by the practice. This is expected to include taking roles as Project Director or Technical Reviewer on our most strategically important commissions. Ensuring that the practice meets budgeted performance targets which will include revenue, operating profit, staff utilisation, headcount and customer satisfaction. Lead the Digital Asset Management Practice, building on the reputation for technical excellence and ability to flexibly respond to business needs. Implement the delivery of the strategy for growth in Digital Asset Management, working in conjunction with the Transportation Strategy Director. To be considered for this role you will be a recognised leader in the asset management community with a proven track record of growing a business in a consultancy environment. You will have the capability to lead the Digital Asset Management Practice that has a reputation for technical excellence and quality of delivery whilst ensuring excellent customer focus and relationship management skills. This post will require an individual with a strong business acumen, demonstrated knowledge of identifying potential value creation and an ability to adapt to different cultures, working environments to build rapport with both clients and practice teams. You will be of Degree level or hold an equivalent professional qualification and ideally have an affiliation with the Institute of Asset Management (IAM) and the wider asset management community. This is a fantastic career opportunity to work within one of the world's leading consultancies in their drive to establish themselves as a market leader in Digital Asset Management. In return our client can offer an excellent Director level salary and extensive benefits package to include a Bonus, Car/Car Allowance, Pension and Private Healthcare. This role will require extensive travel across the UK however as a base location our client can accommodate this senior level role to be situated at either of their Birmingham, London or Manchester offices. If you would like to discuss this role and opportunity in more detail then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or send your CV .

Executive / Birmingham, West Midlands

Mechanical Design Engineer

Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working exclusively with our client Lontra in their search for a Mechanical Design Engineer to join this established innovative engineering company based near to the town of Southam in Warwickshire. Lontra is a growing technology company based in the rural countryside and they offer an excellent working environment to support a work/life balance whilst giving their staff the opportunity to develop their engineering careers. This SME sized organisation is developing revolutionary new air and gas compressor designs bringing innovation to established industries across the energy and utility sectors. Due to continued growth and significant investment our client is seeking a Mechanical Design Engineer to support demand for ever increasing projects. We are seeking an individual that is not fazed by a clean sheet approach to design and can offer innovative and logical thinking in their work. You will have an excellent grasp of engineering and design principles but you'll be given the freedom to research idea's and implement the best whilst focusing on product optimisation and delivering high quality, highly efficient compressor designs. The core responsibility of this role will include: Identifying design solutions and prioritising work Creating CAD schemes, detail models, FEA and drawings Liaising with suppliers and clients Controlling design documentation Supporting and contributing to the technical excellence of the design team The successful candidate will have a proven track record in innovative design involving both creative design solutions and practical hands-on design work. You will ideally be degree qualified within a relevant engineering specialism and ideally have knowledge and experience of Pro/ENGINEER however this is not essential. Knowledge of casting, machining and fabrication processes would also be viewed very advantageously. Due to Lontra's continued growth they have attracted worldwide market interest and their unique designs on offer are applicable across multiple industries. Considering this our client encourages their designers to harness their talent, can offer support towards achieving Chartered status and provide you with the opportunity to apply your engineering skills to the fast-growing field of clean technology. 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 an email and CV .

Permanent / Southam, Warwickshire

Senior Energy Projects Officer - Shrewsbury

A Senior Energy Project Officer is required to assist and support the effective delivery of regional energy generation projects and low carbon programmes as part of the Midlands Local Capacity Support Scheme. This post will be based in Shrewsbury and you will be required to formulate and deliver on energy related initiatives, that access relevant funding and parcel together imaginative and creative energy schemes. Developing and implementing such schemes will involve working alongside key public and private sector partners, including Central Government. This position will be based on an initial 2 year fixed term contract and will manage the day to day operation of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) element of the Local Capacity Support programme. There are a number of key duties and responsibilities required for this role to include: Develop energy project funds and develop and maintain energy generation projects. Agreeing loans, keeping processes, procedures and evidence up to date, assessing and reporting performance, ensuring accuracy of recharging and complying with data capture requirements are all vital to the position. Carry out energy project assessments and utilise wider team expertise to generate compelling business cases. Identify energy project potential within your LEP area, working with stakeholders to identify viable schemes and associated business cases for investment. Lead on the design and specification of improvements to building energy infrastructure and supervise the installation of work on site. Provide detailed performance reporting. Gathering and evaluation of data and preparing a range of energy use and performance reports for building users. Assist in preparing the specification and tender documents for tender processes associated with new energy projects and programmes. Manage energy projects through to completion and ensure conditions of associated funds are met. This exciting opportunity will be reporting in to the Regional Energy Projects Manager and you'll be part of a regional energy projects team for the West and East Midlands, forming the 'Hub' for which energy projects and programmes can be developed and delivered. As the Senior Energy Project Officer you will require the following skills and experiences: Experience of working in an energy projects function and engaging with other service areas such as finance, property, maintenance and transport. Strong analytical and reporting skills to identify anomalous data and discover the reasons driving change. An understanding of legal and financial issues surrounding the delivery of energy efficiency projects. Provision of clear, concise reports and advice to clients and senior departmental managers, and to respond direct to members in respect of carbon and energy management matters. Knowledge, skills and experience in energy, carbon management, negotiation and provision of advice on all types of property. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with the strategic framework for energy investment across your LEP area. In return our client can offer a salary of £28,221pa, benefits package plus flexible working opportunities. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or email your CV .

Permanent / Shrewsbury, Shropshire

Senior Energy Project Officer - Leicester

A Senior Energy Project Officer is required to assist and support the effective delivery of regional energy generation projects and low carbon programmes as part of the Midlands Local Capacity Support Scheme. This post will be based in Leicester and you will be required to formulate and deliver on energy related initiatives, that access relevant funding and parcel together imaginative and creative energy schemes. Developing and implementing such schemes will involve working alongside key public and private sector partners, including Central Government. This position will be based on an initial 2 year fixed term contract and will manage the day to day operation of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) element of the Local Capacity Support programme. There are a number of key duties and responsibilities required for this role to include: Develop energy project funds and develop and maintain energy generation projects. Agreeing loans, keeping processes, procedures and evidence up to date, assessing and reporting performance, ensuring accuracy of recharging and complying with data capture requirements are all vital to the position. Carry out energy project assessments and utilise wider team expertise to generate compelling business cases. Identify energy project potential within your LEP area, working with stakeholders to identify viable schemes and associated business cases for investment. Lead on the design and specification of improvements to building energy infrastructure and supervise the installation of work on site. Provide detailed performance reporting. Gathering and evaluation of data and preparing a range of energy use and performance reports for building users. Assist in preparing the specification and tender documents for tender processes associated with new energy projects and programmes. Manage energy projects through to completion and ensure conditions of associated funds are met. This exciting opportunity will be reporting in to the Regional Energy Projects Manager and you'll be part of a regional energy projects team for the West and East Midlands, forming the 'Hub' for which energy projects and programmes can be developed and delivered. As the Senior Energy Project Officer you will require the following skills and experiences: Experience of working in an energy projects function and engaging with other service areas such as finance, property, maintenance and transport. Strong analytical and reporting skills to identify anomalous data and discover the reasons driving change. An understanding of legal and financial issues surrounding the delivery of energy efficiency projects. Provision of clear, concise reports and advice to clients and senior departmental managers, and to respond direct to members in respect of carbon and energy management matters. Knowledge, skills and experience in energy, carbon management, negotiation and provision of advice on all types of property. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with the strategic framework for energy investment across your LEP area. In return our client can offer a salary of £28,221pa, benefits package plus flexible working opportunities. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or email your CV .

Permanent / Leicester, Leicestershire

Senior Energy Project Officer - Birmingham

A Senior Energy Project Officer is required to assist and support the effective delivery of regional energy generation projects and low carbon programmes as part of the Midlands Local Capacity Support Scheme. This post will be based in Birmingham and you will be required to formulate and deliver on energy related initiatives, that access relevant funding and parcel together imaginative and creative energy schemes. Developing and implementing such schemes will involve working alongside key public and private sector partners, including Central Government. This position will be based on an initial 2 year fixed term contract and will manage the day to day operation of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) element of the Local Capacity Support programme. There are a number of key duties and responsibilities required for this role to include: Develop energy project funds and develop and maintain energy generation projects. Agreeing loans, keeping processes, procedures and evidence up to date, assessing and reporting performance, ensuring accuracy of recharging and complying with data capture requirements are all vital to the position. Carry out energy project assessments and utilise wider team expertise to generate compelling business cases. Identify energy project potential within your LEP area, working with stakeholders to identify viable schemes and associated business cases for investment. Lead on the design and specification of improvements to building energy infrastructure and supervise the installation of work on site. Provide detailed performance reporting. Gathering and evaluation of data and preparing a range of energy use and performance reports for building users. Assist in preparing the specification and tender documents for tender processes associated with new energy projects and programmes. Manage energy projects through to completion and ensure conditions of associated funds are met. This exciting opportunity will be reporting in to the Regional Energy Projects Manager and you'll be part of a regional energy projects team for the West and East Midlands, forming the 'Hub' for which energy projects and programmes can be developed and delivered. As the Senior Energy Project Officer you will require the following skills and experiences: Experience of working in an energy projects function and engaging with other service areas such as finance, property, maintenance and transport. Strong analytical and reporting skills to identify anomalous data and discover the reasons driving change. An understanding of legal and financial issues surrounding the delivery of energy efficiency projects. Provision of clear, concise reports and advice to clients and senior departmental managers, and to respond direct to members in respect of carbon and energy management matters. Knowledge, skills and experience in energy, carbon management, negotiation and provision of advice on all types of property. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with the strategic framework for energy investment across your LEP area. In return our client can offer a salary of £28,221pa, benefits package plus flexible working opportunities. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or email your CV .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Senior Energy Project Officer - Dudley

A Senior Energy Project Officer is required to assist and support the effective delivery of regional energy generation projects and low carbon programmes as part of the Midlands Local Capacity Support Scheme. This post will be based in Dudley and you will be required to formulate and deliver on energy related initiatives, that access relevant funding and parcel together imaginative and creative energy schemes. Developing and implementing such schemes will involve working alongside key public and private sector partners, including Central Government. This position will be based on an initial 2 year fixed term contract and will manage the day to day operation of the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) element of the Local Capacity Support programme. There are a number of key duties and responsibilities required for this role to include: Develop energy project funds and develop and maintain energy generation projects. Agreeing loans, keeping processes, procedures and evidence up to date, assessing and reporting performance, ensuring accuracy of recharging and complying with data capture requirements are all vital to the position. Carry out energy project assessments and utilise wider team expertise to generate compelling business cases. Identify energy project potential within your LEP area, working with stakeholders to identify viable schemes and associated business cases for investment. Lead on the design and specification of improvements to building energy infrastructure and supervise the installation of work on site. Provide detailed performance reporting. Gathering and evaluation of data and preparing a range of energy use and performance reports for building users. Assist in preparing the specification and tender documents for tender processes associated with new energy projects and programmes. Manage energy projects through to completion and ensure conditions of associated funds are met. This exciting opportunity will be reporting in to the Regional Energy Projects Manager and you'll be part of a regional energy projects team for the West and East Midlands, forming the 'Hub' for which energy projects and programmes can be developed and delivered. As the Senior Energy Project Officer you will require the following skills and experiences: Experience of working in an energy projects function and engaging with other service areas such as finance, property, maintenance and transport. Strong analytical and reporting skills to identify anomalous data and discover the reasons driving change. An understanding of legal and financial issues surrounding the delivery of energy efficiency projects. Provision of clear, concise reports and advice to clients and senior departmental managers, and to respond direct to members in respect of carbon and energy management matters. Knowledge, skills and experience in energy, carbon management, negotiation and provision of advice on all types of property. This is a fantastic opportunity to be involved with the strategic framework for energy investment across your LEP area. In return our client can offer a salary of £28,221pa, benefits package plus flexible working opportunities. If you would like to discuss this opportunity further then please call 01384 397555 and ask for Les Hines or email your CV .

Permanent / Dudley, West Midlands

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