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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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Specialist Brakes Engineer - 35435

Ref: 35435 Title: Brakes Engineer Division: Special Vehicle Operations Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £32.45 per hour Position Description: Experienced Brakes Engineer required to lead delivery of the braking system on a new SVO project. Working within the SVO Brakes team, the successful applicant will own the design, development, testing and introduction of various brake system components. JLR systems & process knowledge is also desired to aid speed of work start. You must have experience of developing complex hydraulic systems as well as carbon ceramic braking systems through the technical gateway process to production, able to work in small teams and with other Functions. Good overall projects skills are required as well as being able to present complex technical issues and solutions to senior engineering management. Skills Required: Proven Chassis Engineer able to deliver complex hydraulic systems & carbon ceramic braking systems from initial concept right through to production. Experience of FMEAS, DVP, Design development, testing knowledge: component, system and vehicle (working with a CAD team), load case analysis, good knowledge of materials. Candidates must have a solid understanding of first principles in order to lead problem resolution sessions and reach compatible cross functional solutions. Able to work with and manage suppliers where required in all engineering aspects JLR processes Experience Required: Package, CAD experience. Knowledge of whole vehicle systems and architecture Knowledge of JLR systems and processes (RMDV, PCDS) Education Required: Relevant Degree, or substantial relevant 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 Specialist Brakes Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

CAE Analyst - 35403

Ref: 35403 Title: CAE Analyst Division: Body Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £27.00 per hour Position Description: Development of cockpit performance for new products using CAE to meet defined performance targets, support design confirmation, support physical test definition and achieve test-to-CAE correlation. Operating in a small team, including some level of planning and controlling delivery of work. Work effectively with design teams to develop solutions within defined deadlines and time constraints. Have an awareness of potential design constraints (packaging, manufacturing etc.) and ensure due consideration is given in developing solutions. Skills Required: Ability to carry out automotive component performance development using CAE codes (LS-Dyna explicit is essential. Additional knowledge of LS-Dyna implicit and Optistruct/Nastran is desirable) and associated pre andpost processing software (Oasys suite preferred) to meet defined performance targets and support design confirmation, conduct test support and test-to-CAE correlation. Able to run baseline CAE analysis, summarise results and feedback conclusions to the component Lead Engineers in an efficient manner. Able to interpret component requirements, understand design solutions/constraints and define/assess proposals to meet requirements based on sound engineering principles. Experience Required: Demonstration of the knowledge and skills required. Experience of working in the automotive industry preferably with experience of working with Cockpits and plastics. Very competent in automotive component development using engineering experience and CAE tools. Requires supervision and/or assistance only where the issues or situation faced is highly complex and/or business critical. Experience in other fields of development using LS-DYNA may be acceptable if combined with appropriate software skills. Degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline. Experience Preferred: Ability to use ANSA pre-processing tools, experience of working with ANSA DM Database management. Knowledge and experience of LS-OPT or similar software to develop solutions and optimise designs. Knowledge and experience of NVH software (Nastran, Optistruct) Geometry creation in Catia. Excel macro programming. Familiarity and experience of JLR working practices relating to CAE methods and processes. Familiarity and experience of JLR CAD systems to enable efficient data download Familiarity of JLR IT system. 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 role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Axle Systems CAE Analyst - 33360

Ref: 33360 Title: Axle Systems CAE Analyst Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £25.27 per hour A CAE Analyst is required to work for a leading automotive OEM. The position will be a long term contract role based in Gaydon, Warwickshire and is paying a rate of up to £25.27 Ltd Co per hour. As a CAE Analyst you will be responsible for axle system performance using multi-body system analysis tools, such as Adams or Simpack, to assess and optimise axle systems and suspension corner geometry hard points and K&C characteristics to meet targets. You will work closely with the Vehicle Dynamics CAE and development teams, using common methods and techniques to ensure axle and corner models are compatible with their whole vehicle models, using a consistent approach. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Working knowledge of chassis systems and a good understanding of suspension K&C characteristics Good mathematical skills backed by a sound understanding of engineering principles and the ability to initiate and deliver technique and process improvements when required Familiar with MBS code (either ADAMS or Simpack) 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 Axle Systems CAE Analyst role, please contact 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 / Warwickshire, England

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

Chassis Component Engineer - 35303

Ref: 35303 Title: Chassis Component Engineer (Structural Mounting) Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.50 per hour Position Description: Chassis Engineering is responsible for the design and release of a number of key vehicle systems - Suspension Systems Architecture (SSA), Suspension System Tuning (SST), Braking, Steering Wheels and Tyres (SWAT) and Axle Concepts and Chassis System Integration (AC&CSI). The Suspension System Architecture (SSA) team is responsible for the design, analysis and release of vehicle chassis structural components including suspension links, knuckles, bearings, bushes and frames. This includes developing and implementing system and component strategies, developing detailed designs and delivering Engineering sign-off against customer requirements. Engine & Transmission Structural Mounting Systems are relatively simple parts, however they have significant interactions with other parts, and vehicle attributes. Delivery of these components and systems is an essential element in delivering successful and profitable programmes. This role will focus on Structural Mounting System components on a particular platform within the JLR range. Key requirements of job role: Agree component/system targets (stiffness, strength, etc) with CAE team and attribute areas Develop component CAD with JLR CAD designers within available package to meet component targets for function, attributes, cost and weight. Work with purchase team to manage supplier nomination and sourcing process. Manage supplier delivery of components to agreed cost, timing and quality targets through Commodity Plans, Open Issues Lists, Supplier Reviews and regular Supplier communication Achieve ALL program milestone engineering deliverables, robust component sign off (DVP) and Phased Submission Warrant (PSW) in line with Programme timing. Skills Required: Strong communication/team working/project management skills - essential Self-motivated and able to deliver components / tasks with minimum supervision. Robust practical knowledge of engineering principles Experience Required: PC (MS Office) literacy - essential. Knowledge of design for castings, forgings and welded assemblies including manufacturing requirements. Working knowledge of Failure Mode Avoidance Quality Tools Highly motivated, enthusiastic and self driven Experience Preferred: CAE Stress / durability analysis CAD CATIA V5 / V6 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 role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Gaydon, Warwickshire

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 £27.81 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 / Coventry, West Midlands

Powertrain CAE Integration Engineer - 35402

Ref: 35402 Title: CAE Integration Engineer Division: Powertrain Contract Position based at: Multiple Locations Rate: Up to £27.00 per hour Position Description: Powertrain CAE is at the forefront of Engine, Propulsion and PT System concept development and delivery. Powertrain Systems CAE deploys virtual engineering capability to deliver component and system attribute performance and robustness so that JLR can exploit new technologies and deliver world class vehicles. A vacancy exists for a CAE Integration Engineer. Reporting to the Group Leader Powertrain Systems CAE. This role is to coordinate and report out CAE activity status during the virtual engineering phases of vehicle programmes. Successful candidates will work closely with PT CAE teams, PT commodity teams and PT module leaders to ensure timely virtual engineering status reporting and escalation of technical issues. In addition, the role will require coordination of CAE model data progression from Powertrain CAE teams into Vehicle engineering. Skills Required: Strong planning and organisational skills whilst operating independently Strong communication and interpersonal skills and willingness to work across several PT CAE and commodity teams CAE analytical skills having used one or more industry standard software applications (1D, 3D FEA, 3D CFD across Powertrain attributes such as performance, durability, NVH) Experience Required: Experience of typical Automotive product creation and development frameworks and powertrain system design & release processes Experience of CAE delivery processes, virtual validation, planning and fundamental principles Previous CAE analysis delivery Experience of working independently Experience Preferred: Excellent presentation skills and ability to communicate technical issues at all levels Be self-motivated with good personal organisational skills Education Required: Relevant Degree or equivalent experience preferred 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 Integration Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Driving Dynamics Software Development Engineer - 35222

Ref: 35222 Title: Driving Dynamics Software Development Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £31.20 per hour Position Description: The key part of this role is to introduce efficiency improvements to the Driving Dynamics programme planning and document storage and the programme management, resource planning and robustness to automate current processes which are currently done manually This role requires close collaboration with the Driving Dynamics Performance FMA team to introduce new functions and to the department SharePoint site. A key issue needing to resolve is Driving Dynamics resource planning and recording of tasks completed. You will be expected to: Maintain and update Sharepoint site software Introduce new functionality to the Sharepoint site to increase efficiency of the department Develop a resource planning tool to meet the Driving Dynamics requirement for people management Develop a resource planning tool to meet the Driving Dynamics requirement for programme planning Develop a resource planning tool to meet the Driving Dynamics requirement for vehicle planning Develop a resource planning tool to meet the Driving Dynamics requirement for resource planning i.e. test site booking require and what has been used The role is the software development and will be supported on the require functions requirement Skills Required: Software development using Sharepoint and other resource planning tools 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 Experience Required: Proven successful delivery of projects, as part of a team, which meet target in terms of timing, performance and quality. 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 Driving Dynamics Software Development Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

Chassis Control and Systems Engineer - 34876

Ref: 34876 Title: Control and Systems Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £34.51 per hour Position Description: The Chassis Control Systems team is primarily responsible for developing and delivering features such as, electronically controlled suspension, and configurable chassis features. The work covers all aspects of the design from requirements to implementation. The role will involve working on current and future chassis control systems. As Control and Systems Engineer, you will be responsible for creating models and control systems in Matlab and Simulink to estimate vehicle state based on fundamental mechanical and physical knowledge Skills Required: Vehicle Dynamics and Physics Matlab / Simulink modelling of dynamic systems Control system development Experience Required: Able to work under pressure and work flexibly as part of a wider team. Relevant knowledge and experience in vehicle simulation Experience Preferred: Understanding of vehicle dynamics and modelling vehicle suspension systems from first principles. Knowledge of vehicle sensors and digital signal processing. Experience with instrumentation and objective vehicle testing, able to perform test manoeuvres. Experience with rapid prototyping development software using Control Desk or similar. Understanding of Systems Engineering and how it's applied to the software development process. Education Required: Degree or equivalent experience required Additional Information: Experience in research into new suspension technologies would be advantageous as would detailed knowledge of hydraulic flow through damper valves. 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 C role within Body Engineering, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

CAE Analyst (Body Engineering) - 34881

Ref: 34881 Title: CAE Analyst Division: Body Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £27.00 per hour Position Description: To support Finite Element model building of components, sub-systems and full vehicle models for new JLR products using ANSA, Hypermesh and Oasys Primer. To support build of trimmed NVH and Safety Vehicle models with ability to run baseline CAE analysis, summarise results and feedback conclusions to the Lead Engineers in an efficient manner. Skills Required: Hyperworks ver. 14 or above ¿ for Pre/Post-Processing. ANSA V17. or above for Pre-Processing - including Data Management functionality Competent in the use LS-DYNA explicit and/or implicit software and associated pre and post processing packages Ability to carry out baseline CAE analysis (NVH, Safety, Durability), summarise initial results and feedback to CAE attribute project leads. Experience Required: Very competent in component meshing and model assembly using engineering experience and CAE tools. PC Skills - Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Demonstration of the knowledge and skills required. Experience of working in the automotive industry. Requires supervision and/or assistance only where the issues or situation faced is highly complex and/or business critical. Experience Preferred: Familiarity and experience of Automotive working practices relating to CAE methods and processes. Familiarity and experience of CAD (CATIA V5/V6), TCE & Digibuck Familiarity of IT systems Education Required: Educated to a minimum of Degree level in Mechanical Engineering or an equivalent technical subject. 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 role within Body Engineering, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Powertrain CAE Analyst - 34973

Ref: 34973 Title: CAE Analyst Division: Powertrain Contract Position based at: Whitley Rate: Up to £26.99 per hour Position Description: The Tools and Simulation Group is a part of Powertrain Calibration and Controls Advanced Product Creation and is responsible for all aspects of software tool set development and CAE/Simulation strategy across all functions to deliver leading edge engineering tools and simulation capability Skills Required: Engineering background (Mechanical / Automotive / Electric / Aerospace) Engine performance and emission knowledge 0D/1D simulation experience Experience Required: Good knowledge of HIL systems configuration Excellent understanding of MS Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint Matlab Simulink proficiency is preferable Education Required: Degree in an Engineering or related discipline Additional Information: Requirement to be flexible to pick up new tasks as and when the need is identified 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 Powertrain CAE Analyst role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Thermofluids Simulation Engineer

Job Title: Thermofluids Simulation Engineer Salary Range: £38,000.00 - £47,000.00 (D.O.E) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, up to 10% bonus, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme Location: Peterborough Job Description: 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. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Simulation Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team, responsible for supporting the design, performance, emissions and mechanical development of gas & diesel engines for Caterpillar. You will apply your knowledge of Engine Performance Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) to a variety of complex, engaging assignments that support and enhance Caterpillar product performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability. You will also be building deep expertise in this area, assisting others and evolving a technical network across the business. Job Duties/Responsibilities: * Identification, analysis, and resolution of engineering problems using good fundamental engineering knowledge, Engine Performance Simulation and Computational Fluid Dynamics. * Technical delivery, support and provide advice to other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, dealers, customers, and suppliers. * Development and evolution of simulation processes to support future needs and to improve the effectiveness of the team working closely with process partners throughout Caterpillar. * Building technical knowledge in engine performance and simulation. * Develop and maintain an understanding of internal and external customers' needs. Experience & Qualifications: * Accredited Bachelor's degree in a relevant Engineering subject, plus some relevant academic or industrial experience in Engine Performance Simulation and/or CFD. * Experience ideally gained working for a Gasoline, Natural Gas or Diesel Engine Manufacturer. * Good understanding of the fundamentals of Engine Performance Simulation and CFD. * Excellent analytical skills. * Ability to perform complex assignments. * Ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members, internal customers, project managers & process partners. * Self-starter with a passion to grow expertise within in an interactive engineering environment. * Experience with internal combustion engines. * Good working knowledge of GT-Power or similar engine performance simulation codes. * Experience of simulation software STARCCM+, Converge or similar CFD solvers. * Experience of Multi-disciplinary optimisation tools such as HEEDS, ModeFrontier or I-Sight. 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 Thermofluids Simulation Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Wheel Development Engineer - 35052

Title: Wheel Development Engineer Ref: 35052 Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £22.50 per hour Position Description: This role is for a Wheel Development Engineer in the Chassis D7 Wheels & Tyres team to support the delivery of the tyre to programs. A high level of project management of suppliers will be required, managing development through to production release of a signed off tyre. An understanding of Alloy or Steel wheel design & development is important, however a candidate with good knowledge of the JLR processes and experience in a similar components would be suitable for the role Skills Required: Proficient in the component releasing process, with a good understanding of the project management and creating timing plans. Lead the day to day issues resolution with engineers and vehicle attribute teams to develop designs that meet targets Good MS-Office skills Experience Required: Wheel industry knowledge /experience of a wheel manufacturer or wheel development at an OEM Ability to deliver with minimum supervision Experience Preferred: Understanding of JLR processes, WERS, APQP, DFMEA, RMDV, PSW A good working knowledge of product creation and delivery, change control, product definition and change management processes Education Required: Relevant Engineering Degree or equivalent experience Additional Information: The primary location for the role will be Jaguar Land Rover Gaydon. Relevant training can be provided as necessary. 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 Wheel Development Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Thermofluids Simulation Engineer

Thermofluids Simulation Engineer Permanent Position: 37 Hours Salary Range: £33,000.00 - £39,000.00 (D.O.E) Benefits: 25 days annual leave, up to 10% bonus, childcare vouchers, contributory pension scheme, contributory share scheme Location: Peterborough Job Description: 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. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Simulation Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team, responsible for supporting the design, performance, emissions and mechanical development of gas & diesel engines for Caterpillar. You will apply your knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics and/or Engine Performance Simulation tools to a variety of complex, engaging assignments that support and enhance Caterpillar product performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: * Identification, analysis, and resolution of engineering problems using good fundamental engineering knowledge, Computational Fluid Dynamics and/or Engine Performance Simulation tools * Technical delivery, support and provide advice to other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, dealers, customers, and suppliers * Development and evolution of simulation processes to support future needs and to improve the effectiveness of the team * Develop an understanding of internal and external customers' needs * Accredited Bachelors degree in a relevant Engineering subject, plus some relevant academic or industrial experience in CFD and/or Engine Performance Simulation * Excellent analytical skills * Ability to perform complex assignments * Self-starter with problem solving skills * Ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members, internal customers, project managers & process partners * A passion to grow simulation skills within in an interactive engineering environment * Experience with internal combustion engines * Experience of STARCCM+, Converge or similar CFD solvers * Experience of GT-Power or similar engine performance simulation codes * Experience of Multi-disciplinary optimisation tools such as HEEDS, ModeFrontier or I-Sight Demand for this role will undoubtedly be very high, so if you are interested in this role, please apply now or contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446119.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Chassis Systems Robustness Engineer - 34598

Ref: 34598 Title: Systems Robustness Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £26.11 per hour Position Description: Responsible for the delivery of Failure Mode Avoidance for our systems in support of new model programmes including the generation and update of robust DFMEAs and related documentation for high risk systems. Support the commodity strategies to ensure that they have a credible FMA plan and the required countermeasures to avoid known architectural customer issues. Support the CoC to develop new or improved Requirements / Design Rules and Test cases that are focussed on verification prior to M1DJ/FDJ. Help identify gaps in the above documentation by use of Failure Mode Avoidance tool use (e.g. DFMEA). Act as the single point of contact for the commodity area for all aspects of Failure Mode Avoidance. Ensure that lessons are learned from in-service and development phase issue through the facilitation of comprehensive Quality History and the approval of Prevent Recurrence AIMs Skills Required: Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) Problem resolution of quality issues Ability to lead cross functional teams and influence others Experience Required: Excellent understanding of Quality Tools and strong focus on, Systems Engineering and related Engineering Analysis methodology and tools. Experience in Automotive Engineering. Good understanding of company & external field quality data systems. Strong customer focus and understanding of their needs & wants. Good understanding of Product Creation and Delivery Systems (PCDS) Ability to present complex issues in a brief & straightforward manner. Strong oral and written communication & IT skills Highly driven individual with proactive personality and strong interpersonal skills. Able to work with minimum supervision. Able to interface and influence at all levels within PE & the wider business. Ability to motivate and drive cross-functional teams to ensure failure modes are not released to customers. Highly disciplined and tenacious to follow open issues through to closure. Ability to balance and manage multiple work streams. Experience Preferred: Systems Engineering knowledge and experience Education Required: Educated to Degree level 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 System Robustness Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

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

Chassis Fixings Project Engineer - 35200

Ref: 35200 Title: Project Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £21.66 per hour Position Description: The fixings integrity team are responsible for developing the characteristics of key interfaces, for analysing joints to demonstrate capacity and capability, to act as key fact and knowledge holders within chassis and to develop our tools, techniques, requirements and standards to keep JLR in an industry leading position for our threaded joint technologies. The position will mainly focus initially on conducting threaded joint analysis using CAE based bolted joint tools eg Boltcalc, hand calculations and excel based spread sheets. The role, depending on the candidate's own abilities, can expand to include method development, issue resolution to name a few. Skills Required: Engineering Degree Exposure to structural engineering and CAE - @ degree level is acceptable a good level of capability in using MS Excel. Scripting within excel would be desirable but not essential. Experience Required: An engineering degree is essential which is biased towards mechanical/aeronautical/automotive. As for experience - ideally someone with at least 1 year experience within an engineering design and development role, or a high performing graduate. The applicant needs experience within the field of bolted joints in preparation for the interview and would direct them to the following web page for an introduction http://www.boltscience.com/pages/info.htm? The fixings team is a small team, hence there can be pressure to deliver, the candidate must be able to multitask, move from project to project depending on priority requirements and the individual must be someone who can adapt and be flexible. The individual must embrace the customer first experience approach, be willing to move with speed and accuracy and be an effective communicator and team player. Additional Information: The individual will be given full training, guidance and mentoring if not experienced in the assessment of threaded joints. 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 Fixings Chassis Project Engineer, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

CAE Application Engineer - 35266

Ref: 35266 Title: Application Engineer CAE Division: P3O Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £35.60 per hour Position Description: The PLM programme team is responsible for all aspects of PLM toolset selection, implementation, use and support. The team is employed to replace a complex array of legacy systems inherited as part of the separation from Ford. The focus is to move Engineering Operations out of their current toolsets and move them into a PLM suite which will open opportunities for more efficient delivery of our vehicle programmes delivery great products faster to our customers. The CAE Team are responsible for delivering technical solutions across various work streams covering functional capabilities such as CAE Templated workflows, Simulation Processes, CAE Analysis for Analyst and Designer roles. This role will support the delivery of projects and their interdependencies in support of specific business strategies. Typically, this will involve the planning, co-ordination & delivery of specific projects within the PLM team. Skills Required: An understanding of CAE process requirements Experience with CAE tools Experience of process integration Experience Required: Experience of executing CAD or CAE activities within a PDM-managed environment Previous experience of PLM programmes and Project Management with track record of delivery Methodical detailed approach to work context Analytical skills to identify how one issue can impact on another and put in place the required interventions through support or from own knowledge base Ability to present complex data & issues to a varied audience Experience of Problem Resolution using structured approaches Have requirement gathering and testing skills, knowledge of verification and validation techniques and the ability to assess solution change requests Experience Preferred: Experience with specific CAE tools such as Hyperworks, ANSA, including automation of those tools, is desirable Experience of process integration with tools such as Isight is desirable Experience of Dassault Systemes SLM and/or Process Composer is desirable Experience working in the automotive industry in the Product Development domain would be desirable Experience of stakeholder management at all levels Commercially astute with an ability to understand the business function that this role supports Have the confidence to handle multiple tasks in a fast paced environment Education Required: Relevant Degree or equivalent experience preferred 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 Application Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Aftertreatment Emissions Lead Engineer

Job Title: Aftertreatment Emissions Lead Engineer SME Salary: £36,500 - £51,500 Location: Coventry This role is also eligible for other additional allowances to base salary. WHAT TO EXPECT Using state-of-the-art facilities, you'll provide the power behind our vehicles working in our Powertrain Engineering team. You'll find the ideal balance between performance and sustainability, while responding to the environmental issues that shape our industry. As Lead Engineer you'll manager the Emissions Aftertreatment team, who are responsible for the specification, development and delivery of cost effective emissions aftertreatment systems. Together with your team you'll enable vehicles to meet the ever tightening legislative tailpipe emissions standards. Supporting the development of emissions aftertreatment systems, you'll also work cross functionally with other teams to deliver these systems through testing, project, and supplier management. You'll also be responsible for development and use of CAE tools ("Axisuite") to quality and time. Finally, you'll support on the technical content and integrity of specific components and systems across all future powertrain application programmes. WHAT YOU'LL NEED You'll need previous experience in the development of emissions aftertreatment components, systems, or CAE tools. In addition to this you'll also possess knowledge and experience of emissions aftertreatment component and system functions. With experience of powertrain system development and testing, you'll also need experience of emissions and OBD requirements and testing (engine test-bed and vehicle). Communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills will be beneficial, and knowledge failure mode avoidance tools and techniques is also desired. BENEFITS Bring all this to the home of premium innovation, and you will find the opportunities to further your career with a world-class team. Our employees have access to a privilege car purchase scheme, membership of a competitive pension plan, performance related bonus scheme and 26 days holiday entitlement. 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 Aftertreatment Emissions Lead Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Chassis Project Engineer - 35112

Position Title: Project Engineer Ref: 35112 Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Castle Bromwich Rate: Up to £21.66 per hour Position Description: "Reporting to the PVT VRT Leader for Chassis, the PVT VFG Engineer will work, with a minimum of supervision, in all aspects of current car engineering. This regularly includes the resolution of engineering issues through data analysis and working with Manufacturing, CoC, suppliers, Product Investigation (Service) and dealers on quality containment solutions. Status of solution implementation will be reviewed regularly and is reported in PAWS. Supporting implementation of engineering changes will also be required. VRT ( Variation Reduction Team ) VFG is Vehicle Feature Group (IE brakes , Steering ) Skills Required: Working knowledge of Chassis Systems, Brakes, Steering Wheels, tyres and suspension Six Sigma project experience Manufacturing process problem solving experience Experience Required: Applicants should be degree qualified, proactive and be able to demonstrate a good level of Chassis engineering knowledge/ experience, A background in design and development would be useful along with a working knowledge of Chassis Systems, Brakes, Steering Wheels, tyres and suspension. A Good level of numeracy and possession of good organizational, administration and communication skills is important in this fast moving role, where there is a need to communicate at high level to other areas of the business. Ability to use the AWS, PAWS and WERS system is also useful but training would be given. The role will also provide the candidate the opportunities to engage in hands on fault diagnosis on vehicles and systems as well as within the plant on manufacturing engineering issues. The candidate needs to be self-motivated, flexible with hours of work, overtime, travel between plants may also be required at times." Experience Preferred: Degree qualifiation in automotive engineering discipline / Or equivalent work related experience / HNC / ONC Strong presenatation skills 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 Project Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Senior Engineer - Simulation (CAE, Thermofluids)

Job Title: Senior Engineer - Simulation (CAE, Thermofluids) Permanent Position: 37 Hours per week Salary Range: £44,000 to £53,000 Benefits: 12% bonus, Contributory pension scheme- Caterpillar will double the employee's contribution up to 10%, Contributory share scheme- Caterpillar will matched 50% of the employee's contribution, 25 days annual leave Relocation Support: May be considered Location: Peterborough, Cambridgeshire *** Flexible working maybe consider*** 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. An exciting opportunity has now arisen for a Senior Simulation Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) team, responsible for supporting the design, performance, emissions and mechanical development of gas & diesel engines for Caterpillar. You will apply your knowledge of CFD and Engine Performance Simulation to a variety of complex, engaging assignments that support and enhance Caterpillar product performance, durability, reliability, quality, and serviceability. You will also provide technical leadership and coaching, and deliver new or improved simulation processes to further improve the efficiency and reach of simulation within Caterpillar. Job Duties/Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: Identification, analysis, and resolution of engineering problems using good fundamental engineering knowledge of Computational Fluid Dynamics and Engine Performance Simulation for which you are beginning to build a reputation as an expert Technical delivery, support and provision of advice to other engineers, managers, marketing personnel, dealers, customers, and suppliers both individually and through coaching junior & flexible resources Development and evolution of complex simulation processes to support future needs and to improve the effectiveness of the team working closely with process partners throughout Caterpillar Maintain technical knowledge in engine performance and simulation Develop and maintain a deep understanding of internal and external customers' needs Required Qualifications: Accredited Bachelors degree in a relevant Engineering subject, plus relevant academic or industrial experience in CFD and/or Engine Performance Simulation In depth understanding of the fundamentals of CFD and/or Engine Performance Simulation Excellent analytical skills Ability to perform complex assignments Ability to communicate technical information effectively with team members, internal customers, project managers & process partners throughout the whole of Caterpillar Self-starter with a passion to develop deep expertise and technical leadership within the aforementioned field Desired Experience: Extensive experience with internal combustion engines In-depth experience of simulating diesel combustion in Converge or similar CFD solvers In-depth experience of applying CFD to single and multi-phase flows In-depth experience of GT-Power or similar engine performance simulation codes 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 Senior Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Permanent / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Chassis Support Engineer - 34770

Ref: 34770 Title: Support Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £20.24 per hour Position Description: The Chassis Motion Systems Control group is primarily responsible for developing and delivering features such as, Air Suspension, Damping, Active Roll Control and Active Suspension, the work covers all aspects of the design from requirements to full implementation. As Support Engineer you will be responsible for coordinating and providing (where appropriate) support for all test and development activities. These will consist of a mix of vehicle, structural rig, HiL rig and CAE based activities. Skills Required: Experience Managing Test work with Understanding of multiple test concepts, e.g. HiL, Vehicle (subjective and objective), CAE. Experience capturing test requirements to feed into test plans and budgets. Competent with data analysis and the use of engineering tools to capture data from test facilities. Experience Required: Experience working in multi-disciplinary teams to achieve challenging objectives. Experience Preferred: Experience with automotive tools e.g. canape, dSPACE control desk Understanding of vehicle networks and their relevance to chassis systems. Education Required: Degree or equivalent experience required. 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 Chassis Support Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Lead Suspension Control Engineer - 34875

Ref: 34875 Title: Lead Suspension Control Engineer Division: Chassis Engineering Contract Position based at: Gaydon Rate: Up to £34.51 per hour Position Description: A Lead Suspension Control Engineer is required to join a leading automotive OEM based in Gaydon, Warwickshire on a long term contract basis. The Chassis Control Systems team is primarily responsible for developing and delivering features such as, electronically controlled suspension, and configurable chassis features. The work covers all aspects of the design from requirements to implementation. The role will involve working on current and future chassis control systems. As Lead Suspension Control Engineer you will be responsible for creating models and control systems in Matlab and Simulink to estimate vehicle state based on fundamental mechanical and physical knowledge and leading a team of other engineers in completing control development for the system you are working on Skills Required: Vehicle Dynamics and Physics Matlab / Simulink modelling of dynamic systems Control system development Experience Required: Able to work under pressure and work flexibly as part of a wider team. Relevant knowledge and experience in vehicle simulation Experience Preferred: Understanding of vehicle dynamics and modelling vehicle suspension systems from first principles. Knowledge of vehicle sensors and digital signal processing. Experience with instrumentation and objective vehicle testing, able to perform test manoeuvres. Experience with rapid prototyping development software using Control Desk or similar. Understanding of Systems Engineering and how it's applied to the software development process. Ideally you will have experience of leading talented teams to meet tight deadlines whilst ensuring that robust software is developed. Education Required: Degree or equivalent experience required Additional Information: Experience in leading research into new suspension technologies would be advantageous as would detailed knowledge of hydraulic flow through damper valves. 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 Lead Suspension Control Engineer role, please contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire