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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Indirect Non-Production Buyer - 36609 - up to £26.42/hr Ltd

Ref: 36609 Title: Indirect Non-Production Buyer Division: Sales and Marketing Contract Position based at: Ryton on Dunsmore An Indirect Buyer is required to join a leading automotive OEM on a contract basis, paying up to £26.42 per hour. Position Description: Branded Goods Purchasing is part of the Aftermarket and Special Operations Purchasing Department within JLR. It is a small team responsible for global strategic sourcing, implementing and improving process and procedures and supplier relationship management. JLR currently retails branded goods through e-commerce, internal boutiques, events and via its Dealer network. Key to this role is to ensure a strategic approach to the procurement of all JLR branded goods and associated services, ensuring they are purchased from suppliers adhering to JLRs corporate requirements. Purchasing must ensure products meet the quality requirements, at the most competitive cost, delivered on time and to the required commercial margin targets. The role will involve management of key suppliers to ensure that first-class service levels are achieved to continually improve performance. The role may include procurement of both hard goods and apparel. Skills Required: Project Management Negotiation Skills Supplier relationship management experience Experience Required: Experience of buying branded goods in a retail environment Highly organised with attention to detail Strong influencing skills Strong interpersonal and stakeholder management skills Strong analytical, commercial and negotiation skills with a proven track record of successful commercial negotiations Able to manage and execute complex projects on time and in budget Excellent communication skills with the ability to converse at all levels of the organisation and with external suppliers and internal customers Supplier relationship management, risk mitigation and corporate social responsibility awareness Knowledge of Microsoft office - especially Excel An individual with the capability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with medium term planning A resilient and enthusiastic who responds constructively to new ideas and inputs A good communicator with the ability to communicate complex ideas An effective team player, actively develops and supports team members Experience Preferred: Proven track record of negotiating in a FMCG retail environment Experience of international and cross-culture working Education Required: CIPS / Degree If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

Building Clerk of Works

Job Title: Clerk of Works Contract Length: 3 months minimum A Building Clerk of Works is required to join an automotive testing and education facility based on the University of Warwick campus in Coventry. This will be for an initial 3 month contract and you will be paid a generous daily rate. Job Purpose: Duties and Responsibilities: Accept responsibility for the supervision of the implementation of construction works ensuring the use of correct materials and workmanship resulting in quality of work and value for money for the University Be familiar with all relevant drawings, specifications and contract instructions to be used as reference when inspecting site works Make visual inspections for quality control purposes and where necessary and in accordance with contract procedures take measurements, samples for testing, and request opening up works to ensure specified standards are adhered to Establish the requirements of statutory legislation relevant to the implementation of the work and monitor and/or obtain approvals from the appropriate authorities Receive the project plan at the commencement of the project and monitor performance against plan, escalating variances to Contract Administrators / Managers In collaboration with Project Managers and CDM Coordinators assess the contractors proposals for methods of work and advise where amendments are required Work in collaboration with the appointed contractors advising (not instructing) on working methods and details and escalating issues to Project Managers as they arise, where corrective instruction may be required Keeps detailed records of activities and conditions during implementation of the work. Where required provide formal ‘clerk of works’ reports to contract progress meetings Co-ordinate and disseminate information to all necessary parties, ensuring all Health and Safety at Work (HASAW) regulations are fully complied with (CDM, COSHH etc.) At the completion of projects conduct inspections, testing and witnessing of completed work, recording defects, unfinished work and work not in accordance with specification for issuing with formal contract instructions Where appropriate oversee the building commissioning process and assist the Project Manager in ensuring a fully integrated managed transition from delivery to operational phase. Liaise closely with the estates operations teams in this respect In collaboration with the Estates Design Manager ensure, where appropriate, assist the completion of the Post Project Review process is completed for all relevant capital and other major projects in accordance with HEFCE and HEQDF guidance REQUIREMENTS The post holder must be able to demonstrate: A construction related first degree or Higher Technician qualification or equivalent technical qualification in a construction related discipline Professional membership of an appropriate professional body (e.g. LICWCI, MICWCI or FICWCI) would be desirable Commitment to continuing professional development Extensive experience of construction implementation probably as a tradesman supervisor and manager Experience in a ‘client side’ or consultancy environment Competency in the use of construction contracts and their administration, construction technology, building design and specification (including National Building Specification (NBS)) Construction legislation knowledge including health and Safety, as client, designer and principal contractor Working knowledge of building services and controls systems and AutoCAD All-round knowledge of the construction process probably underpinned with expertise in a discipline specialism Ability to form strong working relationships with the Estates team and with stakeholders, both internal and external If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Coventry

Production Planner - 36606

Ref: 36606 Title: Production Planner Division: MPL Contract Position based at: Castle Bromwich Position Description: The main purpose of this role will be to support production operations through the coordination and creation of vehicle launch sequence to support supply base visibility. This role will ensure manufacturing operations output matches Sales requirements across all applicable vehicles` lines. Advanced planning and problem solving in a dynamic environment to ensure continuity of operations utilising dedicated scheduling systems and tools. Key Accountabilities and Responsibilities: Coordination and control of major units from BIW Assembly, through Paint Operations and into Painted Body Stores, ensuring close monitoring and control of model mix to meet scheduled plan throughout the manufacturing process Contribute to the delivery of the overall Material Planning and Logistics Strategy for new model programs Timely and accurate input into Desk Top studies and programme Gateways Provide timely and accurate confirmation of sequencing requirements based upon complexity and lineside constraints. Contribute to the development of layout plans for decks, marketplace and lineside in support of changes in model, volume, shift patterns Undertake any other work as directed by their line manager in connection with their job as may be requested Skills Required: Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to maintain and interpret complex data Strong IT skills and familiarity with Microsoft package elements including Excel, Word and Powerpoint Experience Required: Ability to cover early and late shifts on a rotational basis Good analytical and communication skills Working knowledge of production processes Good understanding of the interfaces into vehicle platforms and plants Additional Information: This role is deemed INSIDE of IR35 Requirement is for the candidate to be flexible in the event of shift working. Currently, shift patterns required would be: 06:00 - 14:00 / 14:00 - 24:00 No shift premium would be paid If you are interested in this position, please apply now. For more information contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Castle Bromwich

Interior Trim Buyer - 36605

Ref: 36605 Title: Interior Trim Buyer (6 month maternity cover) Division: Procurement Contract Position based at: Gaydon Position Description: 6 months maternity cover for an interior trim buyer within Aftermarket Purchasing. The individual will work on supplier availability metrics and supplier performance to ensure that part supplies are available to support JLR's availability target of 96% for the interior trim commodity. The role will also have a material cost reduction target. Skills Required: Supplier relationship management Negotiation skills Problem solving skills Experience Required: Experience of working in a fast paced procurement function and an awareness of supply chain and manufacturing disciplines. Automotive or Aerospace industry experience is desirable. Ability to build relationships with suppliers and internal stakeholders in order to resolve problems effectively. Education Required: CIPS Level 4 Additional Information: This role is deemed INSIDE of IR35 If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Warwick

Building Management Systems (BMS) Technician

Job Title: BMS Technician Sub Department: Electrical Services Department: Campus Infrastructure - Maintenance Job Purpose: Responsible for the supervision, successful operation, continued development and analysis of the University's Building Energy Management System (BEMS) to the agreed KPI. The servicing of building energy management systems in accordance with a particular design and specification. The Technician is responsible for ensuring the energy management system continues being safe, technically correct and efficient. The BEMS controls a wide variety of complex equipment and life-critical alarms throughout the estate such as environmental systems, lifts, heating, ventilation equipment that form part of the services infrastructure. Main Responsibilities: Monitor alarms including life and business critical alarms. Plan and propose immediate and long term improvement to reduce alarms traffic Maintain records and heating ventilation schedules as required. Maintain relevant records of plant and equipment data detailing financial implications and predicted life cycling costs specific Assist in the development of procedures and processes for the improvement of the operation of Estates services Management of specialist contractors Liaising with contractors and explain the problems so that the contractor can evaluate a repair solution and take over the work in a safe and timely manner Ensure compliance with health and safety regulations, issuing appropriate permits, reviewing of Contractor's competence, risk assessments and method statements Review Contractor's works schedules to ensure University's statutory compliance obligations are achieved, ensuring timeliness of the maintenance activity/repair/installation, manage relationship with the contractor, accepting handover of completed works back from the contractor ensuring all certification, service records and reports are received in accordance with contract service level agreements Provide regular feedback to the customer on the status of any repairs, review any actions taken and monitor repairs/installations to ensure business continuity Act as point of contact and liaison for maintenance engineers to provide immediate resolution. Continuously focus on permanent resolution minimising the whole life cost to such as avoiding repetitive repair and reducing energy consumption. Take initial corrective action to keep the service going and ensure business continuity and report findings and resolution to the BEMS Manager and/or the designated manager in accordance with escalation procedure. Support the University to achieve energy consumption and carbon emissions reduction team targets. Continuously interrogate control loops seeking operational improvements. Liaise with University buildings owners and users to identify their needs. Carry out practical site work where necessary to assist the DEL and assess the Contractors performance. Undertaking technical investigations as required by line manager, Sustainability & Energy team and in particular from Building Energy Superintendent , g enerate written reports to confirm findings, works completed, recommendations and maintain appropriate records Provide technical advice and support to Estates staff and contractors responsible for maintaining the University estate Issuing appropriate Permits and review all supporting health and safety documentation, risk assessments, method statements, training records etc Provide technical advice, works specification input and budget cost plans to assist in compiling the Estates 5 year financial plans. Undertake administrative duties; maintain records and documentation as required by line manager and in accordance with Estates office and University policies. Train BEMS users to improve controls and system utilisation Communicate updates and relevant information to stakeholders and other departments where maintenance activities impact on the building users operations Liaise with Estates and other University departmental staff to advise and assist with maintenance and defect repairs scheduling Provide estimated cost for contracted services, minor works, arrange small works projects in line with the Estates department guidelines using approved contractors and the Estates' quote and tender limits policy, ensure work is completed to program, within budget, conforms to legislative requirements and to the University accepted standards. Advise the budget holder with the product specifications and budget costs for specialist plant, tools, equipment and consumables required by the Estates Office/section Knowledge, Skills and Experience Qualifications Have completed a recognised engineering building services apprenticeship/training programme in an HVAC or Electrical discipline. Qualified to at least Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Building Services related discipline . Professional Qualifications Member of CIBSE or equivalent is desirable but not essential Previous Experience Proven work experience of having worked within the building engineering services sector, including commercial, industrial and domestic equipment, undertaking HVAC installation/maintenance works Suitable/relevant IT skills in Building Management Systems A good understanding/knowledge of Health and Safety and operational practices, for example confined spaces, working at height, asbestos awareness, working with electricity and pressurised gases and liquids. Knowledge and Skills Autonomous and self-starter Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise, maintain records, action plans and documentation up to date at all times is essential. Computer literacy with Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, MS Project is required. Good verbal and written communication skills to enable the post holder to report on actions taken to remedy faults and to understand O&M manuals Good communication and customer service skills Technically competent in building maintenance, building management systems, mechanical biased, good understanding of HVAC systems, thorough knowledge and understanding of diverse and complex building systems installed throughout the university. The ability to assess problems, propose solutions and then mobilize resources, expertise and contractors to resolve complex problems Good understanding of statutory compliance and the Health and Safety requirements for themselves, staff and contractors at all time, job specific and generally. An up-to-date awareness of Health and Safety is required Conversant with CO2 related issues and legislation is desirable but not essential Conversant with Energy management systems is desirable but not essential Other Information Post holder can expect to be contacted by any member of staff, university user, external company or contractor as the section representative. Must be a good negotiator and have the ability to empathise with customers' needs. If you are interested in this position, please APPLY NOW. For more information, contact Lois Weston at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384446119. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / West Midlands
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