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Lois Weston

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Lois focuses on the recruitment of technical engineers across chassis engineering, CAE and CFD within the automotive industry. Typical roles include project engineers, lead engineers, project managers, development engineers, technical analysts, CAE engineers and CAE analysts.

Having been in the recruitment profession for a number of years, Lois’ strengths include sourcing high calibre candidates for specialist roles, while always ensuring an excellent level of service to both candidates and clients.

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Armour Chassis Lead Engineer - 35415

Ref: 35415 Title: Armour Chassis Lead Engineer Division: Special Vehicle Operations Contract Position based at: SVO Fen End and SVO Oxford Road (Ryton) Rate: Up to £32.45 per hour Position Description: Special Vehicle Operations is responsible for designing and creating a portfolio of brand extending products inspired by our two brands - Jaguar & Land Rover. We produce vehicles for our most discerning, demanding and enthusiastic customers. The Armour Engineering team is responsible for producing products with class leading levels of protection to occupants against extreme attack, whilst retaining the luxury, refinement and off-road capability of the core product. The team is responsible for specification, testing and sign off, chassis updates, armour cell development, trim development and option development. The key role of the Armour Chassis Lead Engineer is to support the Armour Engineering Manager in ensuring that SVO Armouring Chassis content is delivered in line with program timing, cost, and quality and to manage engineering issues and to achieve a robust engineering sign off. Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: Deliver robust Armour Chassis Systems - on time, cost & quality Develop Chassis system DVPs to ensure robust system development Drive Product Quality (Current & Future) Responsibility for delivering the chassis system and commodity plan on Armoured products, on time with appropriate quality and at the right cost. Liaising with the SVO and core Chassis teams to lead the Armour specific chassis program content. Support the planning, co-ordination, delivery and reporting of requirements to support the Cycle Plan programmes and Cycle Plan studies, using Product Creation Delivery System (PCDS) principles in conjunction with other company processes as required. Contribute to the negotiation and agreement of targets for the Chassis System and ensure all programme deliverables are tracked, monitored, delivered and reported accurately and on time at each gateway and organise and lead appropriate interim review events. Manage vehicle test plans, including detailed planning of test and development stages through to sign off and support Engineering test teams with rectification of issues Resolve issues with component engineering and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets Ensure all appropriate JLR standards are met through-out design maturation Skills Required: Proven Chassis technical knowledge, to include whole vehicle chassis systems (brakes, wheels, tyres, subframes, exhaust etc) and ability to deliver from concept to production. Ability to work autonomously and deliver a robust whole vehicle chassis system Experience of the automotive industry Experience Required: Proven Chassis technical knowledge, to include whole vehicle chassis systems (brakes, wheels, tyres, subframes, exhaust etc) Experience of Engineering delivery from concept to production. Ability to work autonomously and deliver a robust whole vehicle chassis system. Experience of the automotive or manufacturing industry Experience of developing technical requirements specifications and associated test plans Experience of CATIA, Digibuck, Team Centre A good working knowledge of product creation & delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes Experience of delivering technical products through a team, utilising strong people management skills Experience of delivering projects in an automotive or manufacturing environment Proven ability to manage senior stakeholders and communicate at all levels Experience within the Armour/Heavy automotive industry. Experience Preferred: Experience of runflat systems Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills Automotive Engineering experience with an understanding of automotive product creation and delivery tools like Enovia PLM An individual with the ability to challenge existing thinking in a positive way whilst building credibility and trust through experience and personal style An individual with a customer first mindset who is easy to do business with and makes people feel special, driven to deliver experiences that are personalised, transparent and dependable An individual, who works independently, is results driven, demonstrating tenacity, drive and perseverance with the ability to deliver operational plans in a complex, highly demanding environment An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning The candidate must have a record of proactive delivery and commitment to meeting deadlines The candidate must be flexible with regard to multiple site working during launch Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Armour Chassis Lead Engineer, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Chassis Quality Engineer (Suspension) - 35297

Position: Chassis Quality Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Location: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.51 per hour Position Description: Chassis SST (Suspension Systems Tuning) department is part of Chassis Product Development and responsible for delivery of Struts, Dampers, Spring Systems, Air Suspension and Antiroll systems. The Chassis Quality Engineer will be responsible for leading specific quality and warranty projects, and challenging technical issues from the field with the support of the internal Technical Specialists and several other departments. Key Responsibilities: Managing Quality concerns related to design, specification and processes using problem solving and 6 sigma tools and methods. Carrying out complex technical investigations and deploy countermeasure actions that reduce warranty cost and improve customer satisfaction. Taking a hands on approach to locally re producing concerns and analysing defective parts. Leading Quick service Fixes (QSFs) and White Alerts (Safety related issues). Managing projects with multi-functional teams (Suppliers, Manufactory plants, Service, Purchasing and Design). Reporting problem status and future activities to senior managers as required. Developing and maintaining a strong team with the suppliers quality and engineering teams as required. Ensuring problems learning is captured using the appropriate FMA documents/process. Skills Required: Strong analytical and problem solving skills and methods Strong mechatronics knowledge Good communication skills Experience Required: Minimum of 2 years of experience in a quality role. Engineering Degree, Mechanical or Automotive. Six Sigma trained. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Chassis Quality Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

EHS Associate

Job Title: EHS Associate Location: Stockton Duration: 24 Months Rate: £15-20 per hour A unique opportunity has become available to work on a long term contract, supporting the cultural EHS change programme within an internationally renowned off-highway yellow good manufacturer. This role will play an active part in the continual improvement of both the EHS management system and safety recipe for cultural improvement. As the EHS associate, you will be responsible for supervising two safety coaches, and reporting into the EHS Manager who is based at the Leicester facility. JOB PURPOSE: As the Environmental Health and Safety Associate, you will provide leadership, mentoring, and direction to personnel to ensure that employee health and the environment are protected. You will also conduct and supervise activities that ensure compliance with regulations (HSE, Environment Agency) and corporate policies. You will manage Environmental, Health and/or Safety (EHS) activities at a small facility or support and deputise for EHS Manager at a medium to large facility. There is also supervisory responsibility for one or more EHS staff and support personnel. JOB DUTIES: Reporting to this position are various levels of EHS staff and support personnel. You will need to coach and facilitate the development of the work group to develop collaborative relationships among themselves, suppliers, other cross functional groups and internal customers to insure goals are achieved. You will ideally have a breadth of knowledge and experience including EHS regulations, programs and policies. The EHS Associate will assist operations management in understanding related EHS requirements and their impact on operations and evaluate the impact of impending regulations and communicates these issues to appropriate facility personnel. Another responsibility will be to utilise and present potential modifications of the corporations "best management practice" programs to ensure they meet the needs of the facility. Representative Activities: Identify common safety/health/environmental hazards inherent in the organizations operations Work with EHS manager or corporate EHS to establish guidelines for protection from those hazards Prepare or review EHS training materials for the facility Investigate and establish standards for protective equipment Perform self-assessments of safety/health/environmental programs for compliance with company standards, government regulations, and adequacy relative to local conditions Generate and/or review reports for environmental (Environment Agency) and safety (Health and Safety Executive) agencies. BACKGROUND/EXPERIENCE: Required: To be successful in your application for this role, you will have: 1 to 3 years previous experience NEBOSH certificate minimum A strong understanding of EHS regulations and corporate standards Strong influencing and communication skills Desired: A technical degree and NEBOSH Diploma (consideration will be given to equivalent EHS experience) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the EHS Associate role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Stockton-on-Tees, County Durham

Emission Measurement Engineer

Facilities Engineer (Emission Measurement) Salary Range: £30,000 - £40,000 (depending on experience) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, bonus, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme Location: Peterborough **Flexible Working will be considered** For more than 85 years, Caterpillar has been building the world's infrastructure and, in partnership with our network of Cat® dealers worldwide, has helped drive positive and sustainable change on every continent. We are a global company, with hundreds of locations worldwide to serve and support our customer base and respond quickly to their needs. Perkins Engines, a wholly owned subsidiary of Caterpillar Inc., is recognised as a leading manufacturer of industrial diesel engines. OEM Manufacturers and users on every continent have, for generations, trusted Perkins Engines to power their world. A strategic partner of the Industrial Power Systems Division of Caterpillar, Global Engine Development is responsible for the execution of engine development programs. About the Role: This role will support the Emissions Measurement Services in our dedicated state of the art Europe Research & Development Centre at the Caterpillar Business Park, Peterborough. This role will support the Emissions Measurement Services in our dedicated state of the art Europe Research & Development Centre at the Caterpillar Business Park, Peterborough, UK. Reporting directly to the Engineering Supervisor, this vacancy is an engineering position which will contribute to the successful implementation and maintenance of engine emissions measurement equipment. The day to day work will involve co-ordination and execution of projects within the team and support developing measurement techniques for future engine emissions legislation. This role will primarily focus becoming a key member of the facility wide certification testing group as well as conducting investigatory work to further improvement measurement accuracy and reliability. Key Responsibilities include: You will take a practical, hands-on responsibility for evaluating and deploying measurement equipment. You will operate measurement equipment and conduct diagnostic investigations. You will conduct equipment evaluation and collation/distribution of your findings. You will conduct complex fault finding working alongside the local technician group. You will design modifications to facility plant/test rigs and equipment. You will be responsible for evaluating new products and processes in the emissions measurement field. Skills, experience and qualifications you will have: Team working skills to assist senior engineers in technical investigations and processes. Will possess excellent attention to detail and focus on quality. Emphasis on initiative and self-starting tasks with the capacity for continuous learning. Experience of working in an engine test cell environment. Will possess good communication and statistical analytical skills, with ability to provide concise insights, conclusions and recommendations drawn from complex technical data. Applicants will ideally hold an Engineering / Technical Degree or be qualified through relevant work experience. Good PC Skills are essential, able to use Excel to intermediate standard or higher. Skills, experience and qualifications you may have: Theoretical knowledge or experience of emissions measurement techniques and an understanding of test cell operations. If you are interested in this position, please apply now. For more information on this Facilities Engineer role for Emissions, please contact Lois Weston on 01384446119. Please note, visa sponsorship is NOT offered on this role.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Development Engineer

Role Title: Development Engineer Business Unit: JCB Earthmovers Location: Cheadle, Staffordshire JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB. Overview of the role: JCB Earthmovers designs and manufactures a range of earthmoving machines that are bristling with technology and sold worldwide. We are a hands-on engineering team with a real passion for the products we make and a desire to continually evolve and innovate. We are recruiting for a Development Engineer to join our Test and Development department, and play a key role in developing our future product range. Your Responsibilities as a Development Engineer: You will be responsible for completion of testing and development activities on new product designs, systems and components. You will provide analysis of test data, presenting to either colleagues or external suppliers with proposed design solutions. You will be required to design, commission and operate test rigs and write timely and accurate test and development reports. In this role you will report to the Test and Development Manager About you: You will have: *Degree / HND in Mechanical Engineering or have equivalent experience *Good working knowledge of drivetrain, hydraulics and electrical/electronic systems *A positive 'can-do' attitude, coupled with a sense of urgency and desire to succeed *Strong communication skills and be comfortable working independently and as a member of a team. Desirable skills: *Experience in the design/development of off highway vehicles *Experience using 'on vehicle' Data Acquisition tools *Experience working to with ISO Standards and Directives *Strong Microsoft Office skills What's in it for you? To say thank you for yourhard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave. For more information on this role or to apply, please send your CV to Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119 or email .

Permanent / Cheadle, Staffordshire

Powertrain CAE Analyst - 35805

Ref: 35805 Title: CAE Analyst Division: Powertrain Contract Position based at: Gaydon + travel to suppliers Rate: Up to £27.00 per hour Position Description: Reporting to the Technical Manager, the successful candidate will develop, use and maintain virtual vehicle and system models in our proprietary 1D simulation tool (using Matlab Simulink) used for the delivery of X-CarLineelectrified powertrain systems (mild Hybrid, Hybrid, Plug-in Hybrid and Battery Electric Vehicles) that will ensure JLR's success in the future automotive market. Model output reports will allow the business to appropriately size and control the future electrified powertrains to efficiently balance challenging attribute targets for Performance, energy efficiency, driveability, thermal and durability / reliability and relate these to powertrain system commodity costs, weights and complexity for the vehicle lines. Skills Required: Able to create and interrogate in Matlab Simulink, from first principles, mathematical and logical models that define the behaviour of mechanical and electro-mechanical systems present in Automotive Powertrains. Strong analytical capability and breadth of CAE experience (3+ years), with a proven success in complex system model development (using both forward and reverse causality approaches), including validation and correlation to vehicle under demand from a driver. Able to identify and respond to the strengths and limitations of computer-based modelling A strong technical knowledge of key powertrain and hybrid technologies (e.g. engine, transmission,cal&controls, e-motor, inverter, battery) Experience Required: Proven success in application of an industry-standard system modelling toolset (e.g. Simulink, Dymola, MATLAB etc.) for analysis of dynamic system behaviour, problem-solving and/or system optimisation, including model correlation The ability to create and interrogate from first principles mathematical and logical models that define the behaviour of mechanical and electro-mechanical powertrain systems A good working knowledge of engine, transmission, driveline and hybrid / electrified architectures and operating characteristics Able to recognise and qualify the impact of powertrain (including hybrid and electric) system characteristics and principal vehicle attributes upon vehicle performance and efficiency metrics. An understanding of linear vehicle dynamics and engine and transmission matching principles. Applicants will ideally be qualified to degree level (e.g. BEng, BSc or MSc, or equivalent), or HND, or equivalent, with considerable experience Experience Preferred: Knowledge of JLR Hybrid & Electrified Powertrain systems desirable Experience or awareness of PED attribute development desirable Knowledge of target setting & requirement cascade process desirable Knowledge of pollutant emissions, calibration methodologies and regulatory tests desirable Experience in data processing, manipulation and graphical presentation and an interest and willingness to develop these skills further. Able to demonstrate a high level of motivation, initiative and resourcefulness in overcoming problems. Strong oral and written communication skills; able to communicate technical concepts, data and conclusions to a wide audience. Good interpersonal skills; able to work within a team and network effectively across a wide number of departments. Education Required: Applicants will ideally be qualified to Degree level (e.g. BEng, BSc or MSc, or equivalent), or HND, or equivalent, with considerable experience Additional Information: The role is principally based at Gaydon Engineering Centre, but meeting support at other JLR Midlands facilities and Suppliers will be required. Candidate must have a full (preferably clean, UK) driving license. If you are interested in this CAE Analyst role, please get in touch with Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Chassis Engineer Suspension Systems - 33630

Ref: 33630 Title: Chassis Engineer - Suspension Systems Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.50 per hour Position Description: A Chassis Engineer is required to join a leading automotive OEM based in Gaydon, Warwickshire on a long term contract basis. The successful candidate will work within the Suspension Systems Tuning Group. The Engineer will have responsibility for design and delivery to production of Air Valve Blocks for Air Suspension Systems. The candidate will: Develop design concepts using CAD and through close working relationships with interfacing teams (e.g. BIW, Chassis, Powertrain, Electrical, Manufacturing, Service). Prepare engineering content (Designs, Specifications, Statement of Work) to Purchasing to enable supplier sourcing. Manage Air Valve Block supplier to deliver required designs for prototype builds and production. Apply Failure Mode Avoidance techniques (FMEA). Manage Design Verification Plan for testing conducted at the supplier and on site and record using the requirement management system (RMDV). Release and manage engineering designs using internal systems (e.g. WERS, AIMS). Work with smartsheets to ensure components delivered on time and to target Skills Required: Demonstrated competence at delivering technical solutions Effective planning and delivery to quality, cost and timing targets. Demonstrated competence at engineering drawings and CAD models. Experience Required: Minimum of 2 years experience in an engineering delivery role. Knowledge of Chassis systems Effective communication and team working skills Experience Preferred: CAD experience - Preferably V5 or V6 Knowledge of AIMS Systems preferred Use of BOM Release Software (WERS) Understanding of Engineering Quality principles, primarily DFMEA Education Required: Engineering Degree Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Suspension Systems Chassis Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

SVO Wheels Project Engineer - 34450

Ref: 34450 Title: Wheels Project Engineer Division: SVO Contract Position based at: Gaydon / Fen End Rate: Up to £21.66 Position Description: SVO Wheels project Engineer required to work within wheels and tyres team. Experienced Wheel Engineer required to support new and current SVO programmes. Position will require an engineer to hit the ground running and Lead wheel delivery on SVO projects. Skills Required: Engineering delivery experience of delivering wheels in Automotive/Mechanical/Motorsport engineering industry. Experience of Chassis systems Engineering Degree qualified. Experience Required: 1-2 years experience of wheel or tyre delivery in the Automotive/Motorsport industry. Experience Preferred: Experience of JLR systems and processes (PCDS) is desirable. Knowledge of WERS, RMDV, AIMS and Tce. Education Required: Degree Qualified Engineer (Automotive/Mechanical/Motorsport Engineering) Additional Information: Gaydon / Fen End Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Wheels Project Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Chassis Lead Engineer (Stability Control) - 34457

Ref: 34457 Title: Lead Brakes Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon + travel to other sites Rate: Up to £25.93 per hour Position Description: The Brakes Modulation Department is responsible for the delivery of innovative Stability Control Systems (SCS) to meet complex attribute targets including NVH, performance, durability, and pedal feel. The team carry the design through from concept to final release delivering quality, on time at the right cost. Reporting to the Group Leader Modulation, the Lead Engineer is responsible for delivery of Stability Control System hardware and software for a single JLR platform from through to Job 1 + 90 days. In this role, the successful candidate will be expected to coordinate a cross functional team via regular Module Business Team meetings with the common objective to deliver a SCS system specification that satisfies the attribute performance and feature content demanded by the programme, and Best In Class quality whilst adhering to programme cost, weight, and timing targets. Skills Required: The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate strong team leadership and organisational skills and will be enthusiastic for task, highly motivated and largely self-sufficient. Experience of solving complex technical issues using 8D methodologies Strong English language based written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present to senior colleagues across the business and supplier base. Experience Required: Ability to negotiate technical solutions within a multi-disciplinary team and will have the ability to manage conflict and balance opposing programme demands. Coordination and delegation of task to team members and maintain strong working relationships within the Module Business team. High level user of the MS Office suite of software. UK Driving Licence for Cat B vehicles Ability to demonstrate a successful track record in the management of complex projects. Proven track record of meeting PCS (or GPDS) deliverables. Experienced user of the WERS process to release design iterations. Experience in development of complex automotive electromechanical systems using a Systems Engineering approach. Thorough knowledge of basic quality engineering tools including FMEA and robust application of Lessons Learned from previous programmes Experience Preferred: Experience in the design and delivery of electro-mechanical systems desired i.e. Mechanical systems with functions controlled by software housed in an ECU or of a component engineering role preferably gained in an automotive environment. JLR driver training to Class 3 "On Road" and PG3 would be an advantage. Additional Information: The role will be based at Gaydon but travel to other locations, including manufacturing plants and suppliers will be required from time to time. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Chassis Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Customer Attribute Damper Engineer - 34943

Ref: 34943 Title: Customer Attributes Damper Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.51 per hour Position Description: A Customer Attribute Damper Engineer is required to join the Chassis Engineering team of a leading automotive OEM based in Gaydon, Warwickshire. Skills Required: Significant experience passive and adaptive damper technologies Proven ability to deliver on project deadlines and demonstrate they have made a real contribution in their previous roles Prior experience of leading a team Experience Required: An individual who is results driven with the ability to deliver operational plans in a highly demanding environment Ability to prioritise their work load A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas An effective team player who supports team members Resilient and enthusiastic, an individual able to deliver results under pressure Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Customer Attribute Damper Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Product Design Engineer - Electronics

Job Position: Product/Senior Design Engineer (Electronics) Reporting To: Design Manager Job Status: Permanent Staff Qualifications: Engineering Degree Location: Derbyshire As a result of growing demands for our award winning range of diesel engines and a number of exciting engine development programmes, we are seeking a Senior Design Engineer. The post will suit an individual looking for an opportunity to develop their career within a fast paced organisation at the cutting edge of engine design and development. You will be responsible for taking new engine systems and components from concept to flawless launch, ensuring a robust system/component sign-off meeting all regulatory, quality, cost and timing requirements. The role: Deliver engine systems/components from concept to delivery - from specification, through analysis, testing and development, to engineering sign-off. Responsibilities: Create system and component specifications and design (cascaded from programme targets) - using/commissioning the relevant analysis tools to support data driven design decisions. Develop system and component FMEAs, and DVPs. Co-ordinate and supervise DVP tests/analyses (analytical, rig, engine and machine) Resolve engineering issues using recognised methodologies Support programme gateways and reviews Provide clear communication and support to all customers, engineering teams and suppliers: Coordination with other functional areas, such as programme teams, purchasing, quality, other development teams Monitor and report status to relevant parties Highlight issues in a timely and appropriate manner Supplier management: Work in a simultaneous engineering environment to support the development plan, ensuring design for manufacture and assembly. Manage suppliers via the APQP process Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements Communicate lessons learned, propose design guide/process updates. Person Specification In addition to a passion for engineering, a proven track record of delivery, and a desire to be 'hands-on' with projects from concept to completion, the candidates will: Have a degree in an associated engineering discipline (or relevant time served experience), with a sound understanding of engineering principles (showing an attention to detail, and being data driven). Have a sound grasp of the engine product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools) Ideally, have experience with an engine manufacturer or Tier 1 supplier Demonstrate good project and supplier management skills, and good commercial awareness Be able to work well under pressure and to meet tight deadlines Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and concisely at all levels Show flexibility - the role requires travel to customer and supplier sites Role Speciality This role will be based in the Electrical Design Department, specialising in the design, test and delivery of engine sensors and electrical harnesses for current and new engine designs. In addition to the above requirements, the ideal candidate will: Have a working knowledge of CAD (NX), PLM systems, and Zuken or Vesys Be able to understand, create and edit 3D models, wiring diagrams and schematics with a high degree of attention to detail Possess a sound knowledge of vehicle electrical systems architecture and engine based sensors Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, test and fault find electrical systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Product Design Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Derbyshire, England

Senior Engineer - Electronics

Role: Senior Engineer - Electronics Reporting To: Design Manage Job Status: Permanent Staff Qualifications: Engineering Degree Location: Derbyshire Overview of the role: As a result of growing demands for our award winning range of diesel engines and an increasing number of exciting engine development programmes, we are seeking a talented Electronics Engineer who is looking for an opportunity to further their career at the cutting edge of powertrain electronics and control systems. Roles are based at our new multi-million pound engine research and development centre in Derbyshire. Your responsibilities as a Senior Electronics Engineer: * Engine and After-treatment ECU hardware specification and critique. * System ownership of powertrain sensors and actuators - primary contact with project design leads driving their integration and validation * Support the testing of electrical and electronic components to JCB Environmental test standards, responsible for relevant work product delivery to new product introduction gateways. * Work with suppliers to deliver prototypes and PPAP parts to schedule, meeting quality and performance requirements including conducting supplier hardware design and manufacturing audits * Work closely with design functions responsible for wiring harness and connectors, ensuring successful integration of electrical components onto the engine and after-treatment hardware. Essential Experience: * Have a degree/HND or equivalent in electrical / electronic engineering or associated discipline (or relevant time served experience), with a sound understanding of engineering principles * Considerable experience of diesel engine and DPF / SCR controls and associated electrical / electronic hardware * Possess a sound knowledge of vehicle electrical systems architecture * Have a sound grasp of the engine product development cycle, and expertise in engine system and component specification, design, development and sign-off (using relevant tools) * Demonstrate the ability to diagnose, test and fault find electrical systems * Track record in managing product life cycle through design control process Other desirable Experience: * Be able to understand, create and edit 3D models, wiring diagrams and schematics with a high degree of attention to detail * Direct experience of JCB PLM design systems and processes * Have a working knowledge of CAD (NX), PLM systems, and Zuken or Vesys Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Electronics Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Derbyshire, England

Chassis Component Engineer - 35304

Ref: 35662 Title: Component Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £17.93 per hour Position Description: A key part of this role is to arrange data and component supply and storage to support the programme timing to your customers Driving Dynamics. This role requires close collaboration with the Driving Dynamics Performance FMA and Core PAT Leaders for the specific vehicle programme. The primary responsibility is to deliver the project on-time and to target, whilst also truly embedding the use of efficient techniques and process improvement. Alongside programme delivery there will be a requirement to support the team's continuous tools and methods development activity. This is alongside programme delivery, but is key to achieving greater reliance on virtual engineering in the future. You will be expected to: Be responsible for delivering virtual attribute data requirement for the Driving Dynamics attribute on specific vehicle programmes, at all key project gateways. Be responsible for delivering components and the data for the Driving Dynamics attribute on specific vehicle programmes, at all key project gateways. Be responsible for delivering programme content assumption data. Be responsible for component storage and management. Be responsible for supporting specific projects to develop new tools, methods and metrics across the Data and Component Supply for Driving Dynamics team. Undertake any other work as directed by your line manager in connection with the role, as may be requested from time to time. Skills Required: Excellent team working, organisation and communication skills. Applicants are expected to be very self-motivated and demonstrate the ability to identify and carry out tasks independently. Planning and delivering tasks on time with great team working to process and a desire for continues process improvement. Team working. Experience Required: Proven successful delivery of projects, as part of a team, which meet target in terms of timing, performance and quality. A full UK Driving Licence. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Chassis Component Engineer, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Chassis CAE Analyst - 35497

Position Title: Chassis CAE Analyst Division: Chassis Engineering Location: Gaydon Rate: Up to £26.88 per hour Position Description: Deliver specific Loads Methods and process improvement projects, ensuring delivery to agreed plans. Development of automated Loads tools, including generating the required scripting and correlating to test data and existing methods. Performing investigations into vehicle programme loads issues using existing and emerging Chassis Loads processes, including delivery of appropriate technical solutions. Use of Simpack, Matlab, nCode and other CAE tools. Skills Required: Hands-on experience in use of MBS codes (Simpack or ADAMS) Good mathematical skills backed by a sound understanding of engineering principles and the ability to initiate and deliver technique and process improvements when required Working knowledge of chassis systems Experience Required: User of Simpack or ADAMS software- typically 2+ years of use. Experience Preferred: Experience of calculating vehicle operating loads; correlation of models with physical test data; structural analysis. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CAE Analyst, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Project Engineer - 35310

Ref: 35310 Title: Suspension Project Engineer Division: Chassis Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.51 per hour Position Description: Lead the team of Suspension System Tuning (SST) engineers in the delivery of SST components and systems for a specific vehicle programme thorough to full volume manufacture. Be the interface between the SST engineers and the vehicle programme and vehicle engineering team. Negotiate and agree vehicle performance targets with Product Attribute Teams e.g. Vehicle Dynamics, NVH. Durability. Negotiate and agree cost targets (Piece, Tooling and Design and Development costs). Guide the SST engineers to deliver the required activities for project gateways. Monitor and track progress of delivery using product development system metrics e.g. WERS (Bill of Materials), AIMS2 (problem management), RMDV (requirement and validation management), PSW (Part supply warrant). Facilitate the resolution of conflicts in design status versus target and develop recovery plans where required. Report out SST component and system delivery status at senior management level throughout the programme. Skills Required: Excellent communication and project planning skills. Ability to work closely with component and system engineers, suppliers etc. to find and deliver solutions to maintain the module status to target. Ability to work effectively with component and system engineers, suppliers etc. to find, deliver and track technical solutions to maintain the module status to target. Experience Required: Minimum of 3 years' experience of Automotive product delivery. Demonstrable hands on knowledge of client project systems - e.g. CCDS. WERS, RMDV, AIMS2, PSW. A good understanding of Chassis systems, such as suspension structures/components. Experience Preferred: Demonstrable Technical knowledge of SST Components. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Suspension Project Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Site Development Engineer

Job Title: Site Development Engineer Location: Uttoxeter, Staffordshire Salary: £32,000 Job Brief Drawing up project specifications, identifying and bench marking sub-contractors for suitability of works, Coordination of projects, budget, timing and resource. JCB is a truly world class, family owned business. We are proud of our achievements and recognise that future growth and success is shaped by the ambition of the JCB team. If you are looking for a career with a business where people really count, look no further than JCB. Responsibilities as a Site Development Engineer: * Drawing up project specifications. * Identifying and bench marking sub-contractors for suitability of works. * Coordination of projects, budget, timing and resource. * Generation and validating project files. * Ensure all works complied in line with current legislation. * Preparation, justification and submission for CS expenditures. About you: * Previous experience in a similar role. * Ability to think logically with excellent problem solving skills. * Able to work on your own and under own initiative. * Sense of urgency. * Ability to use AutoCAD. * Excellent communication at all levels. What's in it for you? To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave. If you are interested in this Site Development Engineer position, please apply now. For more information, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Chassis CAD Engineer

A Chassis CAD Engineer is required to join a leading automotive organisation in Nuneaton on a contract basis. They are looking for somebody with experience of complete designs and packaging within chassis. The hourly rate is competitive and it is an exciting opportunity to work for a reputable organisation within the automotive industry. MAIN ACTIVITIES & DUTIES Perform component design, layout, sizing, and performance analyses. Create 3D and 2D designs and documents for assigned components. Update master vehicle model regularly as designs iterate. Assist in developing and preparing presentation drawings including writing engineering change requests (ECR's), Engineering Releases and engineering instructions. Review Engineering drawings and designs to ensure adherence to established specifications and standards. Be responsible for GD&T, BOM development and control. Serve as technical resource for complex assignments. Provide support in developing planning (time/cost) documentation and corresponding program status reporting. Maintain complete records of designs and qualification tests for assigned components. Interpret the principles, theories and concepts of assigned specialised technical area in order to provide complete designs, inclusive of packaging, detail parts, complex layouts and design documentation. Follow and implement Gibbs policies and procedures as required and appropriate. Other duties as assigned, some that may be outside experience base. SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS Degree or equivalent in Design/ Mechanical Engineering or relevant discipline and at least ten years of experience in the field or in a related area. Low volume research, development and manufacturing. EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS Experience Areas - Suspension, brakes, steering systems. Working Knowledge of GD&T. Thorough working knowledge of CATIA V5 backed up by 5 years' experience used in an Engineering organisation. Broad design and packaging background across all major vehicle systems and areas. Thorough understanding of Engineering materials and their properties including an understanding of stress analyses within a weigh critical application. Strong appreciation of corrosion prevention methods, materials and processes. Customer Oriented (Internal and External) Hands- On mechanical skills and experience with Automotive or related vehicles and systems. Excellent problem solving skills Proficient regarding organisational and time management skills Competent in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and outlook), with the ability to create detailed status reports, measurables and timelines. Ability to multi-task and work in a fast paced environment. Willingness to work additional hours in order to meet tight deadlines. If this role is of interest to you, please apply now. If you require more information, please contact Lois Weston on 01384446119.

Contract / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

CAD Engineer - Seating

A CAD Design Engineer within experience in seating is required to join a leading automotive organisation on a contract basis. Ths purpose of this role is to design automotive seating system components to ensure compliance to customer and industry standards. Candidates should be capable and willing to create physical mockups from digital data nd will be required to support with project engineering tasks as requested. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Design and package of Seating systems and associated components in compliance to customer, legal and industry standards. Ensure designs are suitable for supplier and plant manufacture / assembly. Preparing of engineering change proposals with associated studies. Participating in customer and supplier design meetings. 100% accuracy of CAD to 2D and 3D. 100% Support of the Lear PLM Releasing System. Provide Component / Assembly Engineering Drawings in line with Lear, Nissan and industry standards. Review, sign-off and support the release of Directed Source and Supplier released Drawings within the Lear PLM System. Support, co-ordinate and audit, Low Cost Country off shoring as required. Fulfill customer engineering project time lines for release of design systems Technical Skills PLM experience TCe trained Understanding of automotive component costs. Structures design experience. Plastics design experience. Foam design experience. ICEM Surfacing. Alias Surfacing. Seat Engineering background and experience Alternative CAD system knowledge (Catia V5, within Renault environment) Seat Engineering background and experience Significant experience of NX 7.5/9.0 within automotive design and release. Knowledge of reading, interpreting and definition of technical drawings to ensure robust definition of component parts and assemblies. Knowledge of how to read and use engineering specifications. Qualifications Degree / HNC/D or equivalent in engineering design. Relevant CAD System qualifications including:- Modeling, Surfacing, Detailing PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Methodical approach and attention to detail. Effective communicator demonstrating highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills. Team player. Self motivated - a self starter. Demonstrate problem solving ability. Flexibility Ability to work under pressure. If you are interested in this CAD Engineer position within seating, please apply now! For more information, contact Lois Weston on 01384446119.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Engineering Project Leader

An Engineering Project Leader is required to join a leading automotive organisation in the Warwickshire area on a contract basis. The position is competitive in rate and requires somebody with strong EDS knowledge to lead the engineering team to robustly deliver the engineering wire harness design. MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES Lead engineering team to fulfill main objective, robust design on time Supervise the timely release of all LEAR deliverables related to the team being managed: System schematics, packaging models, product drawings, testing reports, advanced manufacturing information, technical specification and documentation, engineering change documentation, ECR's, deviations, etc. Develop a technical solution to cost and weight target Highlight and perform all task force plans needed to ensure that the team fulfils the timing Responsible to know and fulfill Lear programme deliverables to the required timing Conduct periodical Lear internal meetings and team meetings to discuss the open issues and design reviews with the assigned team members as per Electrical Team detailed timing. Report critical issues to Engineering Manager and Program Manager Attend periodical JLR program meetings rising up critical items and red flags Focus strongly on CTO (Cost Technical Optimization), objectives will be provided by EPM and Engineering Manager Support his/ her assigned resources in getting work done by establishing the proper contacts with other line managers inside and outside the Engineering department Solve conflicts inside and outside his/her team. In case of non-solution move case up to Engineering Manager Responsible for the development of the staff directly reporting to him/her. Including identification of educations needed Evaluate the resources needed to fulfill the tasks of the team and document them properly to get approval from Engineering Manager. (CAD team has to be agreed and approved by the CAD leader) Manage introduction for new and current employees (EDS and CAD engineers), including entrance cards and IT/work method and tools related items Manage location and equipment discussions at Customer location in agreement with Engineering Manager and System Team Leader Report upon needs to improve the working environment for his/ her team KEY SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS 5 years EDS experience Customer tools such as Catia, UG NX, Knowledge of FEA applications Experience leading a team AIMS, ECR's & Quality tools such as APQP, DFMEA, 8D Cost understanding CAD tool knowledge (2D and 3D) Qualifications Degree or equivalent in electrical / electronic discipline HNC/D or equivalent in electrical / electronic discipline PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES Team Player Ability to motivate and manage a team. Methodical in approach Be an effective communicator demonstrating highly developed interpersonal and negotiation skills Be flexible in approach Self Starter Demonstrate problem solving ability Ability to work under pressure If you are interested in this role, please get in touch with Lois Weston on Jonathan Lee Recruitment, on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Assistant Financial Controller

Role Title: Assistant Financial Controller Location: Rocester, Staffordshire An opportunity has arisen for an assistant financial controller to work alongside the Financial Controller and General Manager at Wootton Organics Wholesale Ltd, part of the JCB group. This is a newly created, exciting role to support the business strategy through the management of a lean, efficient and effective business. The role will be key to improving financial and operating reporting and an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to add significant value to the business. Responsibilities as an Assistant Financial Controller: - Ensure robust financial and systems controls are in place, and are in accordance with Group policies and procedures. - Identify and drive cost down initiatives through the process of standard costing - Produce monthly financial statements and balance sheet reconciliations in a timely manner. - Co-ordinate and direct the preparation of the budget and financial forecasts. - Manage the year end process and statutory accounts preparation, including corporation tax. - Ensure accurate external reporting to HMRC including VAT, Intrastat, CIS, and EC Sales. - Implement appropriate controls in order to monitor and maximise cashflow. - Ensure appropriate controls and reporting are in place to manage overhead costs in line with business strategy. About you: - Fully qualified accountant with experience of cost accounting in a manufacturing environment is essential - Knowledge of agriculture and farm accounting would be beneficial - First class attention to detail and a strong focus on accuracy - Ability to present data in a meaningful and concise manner - Excellent spreadsheet and data analytical skills required - Enthusiastic, positive and driven by an eagerness to learn and develop - An aptitude to communicate effectively across all levels and functions within the business What's in it for you? To say thank you for your hard work, we will work with you to support your career progression and development. We will also provide a competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave. JCB: Building a Brighter Future JCB is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. Recruitment Agencies: JCB does not accept any speculative approaches to present candidates for advertised vacancies. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged soon. If you have knowledge of this area and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Assistant Financial Controller role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Staffordshire, England