Les Hines

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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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Environmental Consultant

We are recruiting Environmental Consultants for a leading international maritime engineering consultancy. Our client is an innovative UK leader in the delivery of technical services to the defence, security, transport and infrastructure markets, with a reputation for engineering excellence. As part of our clients continued growth strategy we are looking for Environmental Consultants to join an established asset management team providing support to project delivery. As an Environmental Consultant you will enjoy a varied role as you support, and at times manage, the delivery of Environmental projects to schedule and budget, while meeting clients expectations. You will be responsible for the end to end authoring process of material to define and capture environmental management activities. You will also have the opportunity to support senior colleagues with business development pursuits and liaise with clients and end users on both environmental protection and compliance issues. We are seeking individuals that have experience of applying environmental management practices ideally within the defence sector, but other infrastructure markets will be considered. You will be degree qualified in an environmental subject, preferably Environmental Management and a member of an appropriate professional body, such as the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA). You will understand and apply the principles of ISO14001 Environmental Management Systems and applications from candidates with Project Oriented Environmental Management Systems (POEMS) experience will be very well received. In return our client is offering a competitive salary package up to £55,000pa dependent on experience, a comprehensive benefits package and they promote agile working, so working hours and locations are flexible. If you would like to know more about these Environmental Consultant opportunities then please submit your CV to Les Hines at 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 / Bath

Maintenance Engineer

A Maintenance Engineer is currently required for a leading specialist Precision Fabrication and Welding organisation that operate across highly-regulated industries. Based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire our client is an innovative specialist that’s been established for over 40 years’ and is part of a world-leading group of European high-tech engineering companies. Working with global companies and OEMs to deliver advanced high performance vessels and structures using stainless steel, copper and high purity aluminium, our client delivers cutting edge technologies for industries including Healthcare, Nuclear and Renewables, with further capabilities and insights targeted in the Transport & Rail sectors. Due to continued company growth and investment we are recruiting a Maintenance Engineer to support the Production Manager in ensuring that the plant, machinery and equipment meets agreed standards of performance and to comply with the Company’s policies and procedures. Your goal will be to reduce down time with a key focus on preventive maintenance schedules and implement this on all equipment. The key tasks & accountabilities for this role would be: To work closely with production teams, Facilities Coordinator, Safety Coordinator and the Engineering Department to carry out any servicing, repairs and maintenance to agreed and accepted Company standards, and to enable production on the machines to meet agreed performance standards, and quality of product to be manufactured within specification. Ensure the fast resolution of any breakdowns, and to ensure safety, optimize machine efficiency and minimize waste levels. To be flexible enough to work, out of contractual hours as necessary to fulfil the needs of your role to work away from the site if required and to be pro-active in avoiding downtime by initiating and necessary improvement measures prior to failure. To monitor the performance of the machinery and equipment and then suggest new projects or working practices to ensure continual improvement in health and safety, quality, performance and the general functioning of the site. Be pro-active in avoiding downtime by initiating and necessary improvement measures prior to failure. To ensure that any routine day to day Maintenance tasks and priorities is agreed with the Shift Supervisor, Planning lead or Production Manager, as appropriate. We are seeking an experienced Multi-skilled Engineer with Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatics experience. You ideally be apprenticeship trained and will hold the relevant engineering qualifications. You will be experienced in fault diagnosis/breakdown repairs on automated plant machinery/equipment and have a proven background with PLC control systems. You will be an advocate of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) systems and will be able to communicate with all levels within the organisation. Candidates with experience within Welding and Fabrication industries would be very well received. This role will be working a rotating day-shift pattern of 07:00 to 15:00 & 10:00 to 18:00 (Monday to Friday). This is an exciting time to be joining an organisation that can offer career development opportunities and a competitive renumeration and benefits package. If you would like to know more about this Maintenance Engineer role then please send your CV to 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 / Abingdon

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