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Mark Bignell

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Mark Bignell (MBA) has over 25 years’ experience in technical recruitment as both a consultant and senior manager, providing a professional and consultative approach to clients and candidates.

With extensive account management experience, Mark has nurtured and developed strategic relationships within the transportation industries including automotive, aerospace, motorsport and rail, sourcing high calibre candidates for positions on both a contract and permanent basis, from engineers to senior managers.

Adept at delivering contingency, retained and project based recruitment activities, Mark is an advocate of a partnership approach, building strong relationships through effective communication and robust recruitment processes.

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Production Shift Cell Leader

Production Shift Manager   Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: West Midlands   Production, Shift, Leadership, Manufacturing, IOSH, NEBOSH, IATF16949, CI, OEE, PPM, 8D Our client a forward thinking and growing Automotive and General Engineering organisation with a track record of delivering world class products is seeking a Production Shift Manager to work on the twilight shift who can take charge of all production activities, leading a highly skills teams (15-20), managing health & safety initiatives while driving quality and process improvement initiatives. AS part of their continued growth they are looking for an experienced and proactive Production Shift Manager who can effectively plan and prioritize shift workload,  drive quality, implement procedures, manage teams and create a quality culture through effective management. The role of Production Shift Manager will be to lead the twilight shift, providing direction and support, driving and improving performance being the key player in the development of standardisation, quality driven processes & a safety orientated workplace striving to improve on the company’s core strategic objectives, ensuring full adherence to operational goals and targets. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way. As a Production Shift Manager your main responsibilities will be to; Ensure that health and safety guidelines / procedures are always followed. Ensure the principals and measures of safety are implemented and practiced Ensure all safety metrics are communicated to management and team members on weekly basis. Ensure production plan is communicated on daily/weekly basis and delivered on time, in full. Ensure OEE / Efficiency is monitored and achieved hourly / daily / weekly / monthly. Ensure internal PPM is maintained and a continuous reduction in the total defect ratio is achieved. Ensure all 8D reporting concern & countermeasures related to the Cell are managed and communicated to/from Quality. Identify and coordinate with HR and Plant Manager any training needs in the team. Lead the shift team member annual performance review/appraisal process. Manage & monitor team Hols/Sick/Absence - coordinate backfill support from other Cell Leaders and/or Plant Manager if required. Work with Plant Maintenance Leader to ensure any equipment preventative maintenance is planned and manageable to the schedule. Drive operational excellence within areas such as OEE, On-Time delivery, cell optimisation, tooling changeover, PPM and HSE.   This is a challenging and exciting role and as such we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate that they have the following: Experience of leading Production Teams and Shifts to deliver against key KPI’s within the automotive arena. HSE understanding & experience being able to drive standards across all areas of the shift Excellent people management capability, effective leadership, empowering and training others to achieve Self-driven achiever, who takes a problem-solving approach to their work and leads their team by example. Ability to work effectively & co-ordinate changing plans to tight timescales. Willingness to work with and support other departments in the organisation. Understands the right balance of being a team leader/player Performance/results driven Able to identify the skills gaps in the team and put a plan in place to support Ideally qualified to IOSH and/or NEBOSH This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who can lead a production team (20) within a medium volume production environment delivering high quality products to the automotive arena. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based company will offer you: An excellent basic salary with benefits   Excellent opportunity to be part of the management team within a growing business, being able to positively impact business operations across the shift through strong leadership and ability to deliver Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in managing a production shift within an automotive arena with exposure to processed, fabricated and/or assembled products being a distinct advantage, especially at an SME level were adaptability and versatility is essential and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Shift Managers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Dudley

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager £70,000 to £75,000 pa plus Benefits Location: Warwickshire (Remote Working Available) Engine, Propulsion, Requirements Definition, Design Review, Development, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Integration, Performance, Marinization   Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation that design, develop and build powertrain systems for propulsion applications predominately within the maritime industry, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Engineering Manager to help design, develop and integrate their powertrain systems across their UK & European sites following a significant recent investment in the business. The role of the Engineering manager will be to lead the development and integration of powertrain systems supporting the Chief Engineer overseeing all design, development, test, homologation and delivery of key design projects for new development programs. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way. As an Engineering Manager, your main responsibilities will include; Managing all UK based Engineering team on a day to day basis. Manage Design and Project Engineers responsible for powertrain development and product release. Support the Chief Engineer with the management of the UK test facility to ensure delivery thorough best in class validation. Working closely with the Programme Manager to deliver programme requirements, test, validation and timing objectives. Create, review, and approve change request documentation, technical specifications, and validation test plans. Approve and/or release controlled documents into the Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system. Work with other sub-system teams in setting design requirements and leading development. Lead and/or participate in technical design reviews, coordinating cross functional system reviews to identify and resolve unpredicted issues. Track Open Issues, communicate issues to all groups and setup meetings as required to close all issues. Escalate major issues immediately to leadership. Track and update Functional Requirements Document (FRD Assist in developing technology roadmap for future systems. Assure Budget, Timing and Quality intent is achieved. Provide DFMEA and DVP&R guidance and approval. Define product requirements considering the competitor landscape and target customer requirements. Manage the business case and ensure the final product is the right balance of quality, functionality and profitability. Manage the development and validation timing to align with the overall outboard programme. Proactively manage selected development partners to carry out the engineering and validation activities to meet the targets set, working with suppliers to develop and implement products into production. Work with internal & external experts and partners to ensure Homologation & Regulatory requirements are successfully achieved. Work closely with the Head of Purchasing & Supply Chain to ensure timely release of designs and to ensure BoM cost and weight targets are achieved. This is a challenging and exciting role and as such the Engineering Manager will possess: Knowledge of Powertrain development; ideally with exposure to marine engines being advantageous. Track record within Engineering Manager / Leadership position within powertrain development. Previous OEM and automotive experience preferred, with marine engineering being a distinct benefit.  Previous assembly plant launch experience preferred. PPAP experience developing and creating Design records, FMEA’s, Control Plans, etc. Experience benchmarking engineering technologies and applying those into the design activities as appropriate. Experience with regulatory requirements preferred. Demonstrable experience of managing similar development programmes, including proactively managing external supplier resource. Ideally has also worked in a Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) and is able to demonstrate the ability to ‘roll their sleeves up’ and personally get things done as part of a small team. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in the design and development of powertrain systems within the automotive, motorsports and/or marine sector and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Engineering Managers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Stratford-upon-Avon

Programme Director

  Programme Director £Highly Competitive Plus Car Allowance, Bonus and Benefits  Location: Warwick Programme, Director, Full Vehicle Programmes, Vehicle Integration, Attributes, Engineering, Design, Development, Project, Strategy, Concept, Delivery Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation that provides innovation solutions to some of the automotive industries most challenging technical problems within the development of new vehicles and platforms? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Programme Director who has the ability to take new vehicle platforms from initial concept through all design, development and launch phases, pulling together all cross functional teams to meet specific gateways, timing plans, budgets and quality standards. The role of Programme Director will be to lead and deliver full vehicle programmes globally for multiple customers, to ensure strategic projects are planned, coordinated and delivered within set targets and objectives to ensure engineering solutions, gateways, timing plans and budgets are achieved. A hands-on, approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to communicate effective across internal teams, customers and other office locations globally in a constructive and energetic way, while providing effective management and coordination of project plans across all vehicle attributes. As a Programme Director Engineer your main responsibilities will include; Coordinating and overseeing VPD Programs and gateway management. Managing Project Leaders, providing appropriate support and guidance. Dealing with Key Customers/Stakeholders at a senior level. Ensure all plans and programs are compatible with technical objectives Set and deliver objectives to meet the group business plan and continue to grow the recognized technical excellence. Ensuring the Project Leaders develop and execute engineering plans and metrics for all phases of the lifecycles in partnership with the engineering functional leads. Ensuring successful project gateway reviews Ensuring that the design and development tasks are undertaken using defined and agreed standards and methodologies. Ensuring that the all vehicle build phases are undertaken using defined and agreed standards and methodologies. Plan and deliver the future technology requirements for the business. Setting KPIs, reviewing performance and putting together development plans. Performance Management, resource planning and succession planning working closely with HR/Talent Acquisition teams. As a Programme Director you will have the following: Managed the delivery of full vehicle programmes for major OEM’s from initial concept through all design, development and prototype phases and onto successful launch. Proven track record of leading high value programs successfully. Extensive leadership in Automotive Body Engineering would be a distinct advantage allied with other domains within a vehicle programme. Experience of JLR processes, methodologies, metrics would be advantageous Degree qualified or equivalent experience Excellent relationship building, collaboration and negotiation skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge providing strategic leadership and programme delivery with vehicle programmes covering multiple domains, having operated at a senior level being able to face off the customer and board level representatives during strategic meetings and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Programme Director role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warwick

Vehicle Engineering Manager

  Vehicle Engineering Manager (Attributes) £Highly Competitive Plus Car Allowance, Bonus and Benefits  Location: Warwick Vehicle Engineering, Vehicle Integration, Attributes, Engineering, Design, Development, Programme, Strategy, Concept, Delivery Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation that provides innovation solutions to some of the automotive industries most challenging technical problems within the development of new vehicles and platforms? We are looking for an experienced Vehicle Engineering Manager who has the ability to take new vehicle architecture & platforms leading the test and development of vehicle attributes to meet specific requirements and standards. The role of Vehicle Engineering Manager (Attributes) will be to lead and support all vehicle programmes globally for multiple customers, to ensure strategic projects are planned, coordinated and delivered within set targets and objectives to ensure vehicle attributes are tested accurately while feeding back results into Engineering to support performance and requirements. A hands-on, approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to communicate effective across internal teams, customers and other office locations globally in a constructive and energetic way, while providing effective management and coordination of project plans across all vehicle attributes. As a Vehicle Engineering Manager your main responsibilities will include; Provide strategic/Engineering leadership and vision to a talented, multidiscipline Vehicle Engineering team for developing and delivering attributes for Vehicle Program / Programs  Lead the planning and execution of target definitions, test and delivery of results for all vehicle attributes Provide expert professional leadership and advice to CoE Director & senior colleagues. Lead internal and external multi-disciplinary teams and ensure the programme is commercially focused and protected. The ability to manage and lead multiple and concurrent project portfolios. Including devising evaluation strategies to monitor performance and determine the need for improvements. Provide excellent line management to all reports, with a focus on proactive mentoring, coaching, development and team succession planning. Develop and nurture strong, effective, professional relationships to develop a strong reputation for excellence. Presenting reports to a wide variety of stakeholders and commercial partners. Deputising for the CoE Director, as and when required. As a Vehicle Engineering Manager you will have the following: Track record of delivering large scale programs Proven effectiveness in operating at a comparable senior management level. Demonstrable leadership/people management experience - able to inspire, motivate and lead teams with clear objectives in place. Sound financial budgetary experience. Experience in Automotive industry. Proven track record of leading high value projects successfully. Degree qualified or equivalent experience Excellent relationship building, collaboration and negotiation skills. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge of providing strategic leadership and programme delivery with vehicle attributes leading all test planning, development and engineering phases to advise Engineering on performance issues, managing timing plans, budgets and costs while being able to face off at board level with strategic meetings with key clients and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Vehicle Engineering Manager role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warwick

UK&I Quality Manager

QHSE Manager £Highly Competitive Salary, Plus car allowance and Benefits  Location: West / East Midlands (Remote Working)    Quality, Management, Systems, Assurance, Multi-site, Service, QMS, CI, QHSE, ISO 9001/14001/45001   Our client is well respected service provider of process equipment for the Process, FMCG, Chemical and General Engineering Sectors and due to continued demands they are now seeking a QHSE Manager who can modernise their quality systems and processes across multisite locations within the UK. They are looking for an experienced and proactive QHSE Manager who can think strategically, drive quality, implement procedures, manage expectations and create a quality culture through effective management, leadership and system implementation. The role of QHSE Manager will be to lead the QMS & HSE functions, influencing cross functional teams and departments across 150-200 site locations encompassing both internal and external locations to ensure quality management systems are assessed, improved and embodied throughout every facet of the business operations, implement effective processes and procedures while driving forward change and continuous improvement that will positively impact all areas. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way. As a QHSE Manager your main responsibilities will be; Drive QHSE across multi-cultural, multi-geographical, multi product and business operations while targeting growth, profitability, new markets, business opportunities and turn-around through improved systems, processes and procedures. Assess all operations to ensure compliance with company, national international standards and legislation where appropriate. Where deficiencies are identified, to work pro-actively with the business to identify and develop improvement plans Complete/maintain records of audits, corrective & preventative actions using agreed standard documentation Understand and maintain an awareness of relevant legislative changes and their impact upon operations Creation of enforcement notices where operations and or employees fail to comply with company, national, international standards and legislation. Define, develop and implement new HSEQ procedures, operational standards and establish clearly defined methods and safe systems of work in line with industry Investigate and compile management reports detailing remedial actions/recommendations on accidents and incidents where required Write technical and management system reports and produce general communications for company wide circulation Assist with the preparation of risk assessments and method statements Pro-actively contribute to the continual improvement process in relation to all HSEQ disciplines. This is a challenging and exciting role and as such the QHSE Manager must demonstrate following: A minimum of 5 years work experience as a lead auditor or as an HSEQ practitioner Strong team player with a desire to support the delivery of common business goals Strong team ethic with a positive 'can-do' attitude Sets and maintains high standards of work, experienced in the management and delivery of health & safety excellence across multi-site locations Detailed knowledge of systems and standards to support health, safety, environment and quality management, e.g., ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 Ideally degree qualified in relevant discipline but practical experience will be considered. NEBOSH General Certificate in Health and Safety  This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of implementing and managing QHSE systems, processes and procedures, driving forward cultural change to benefit the organisation, with exposure of processes equipment, maintenance and service provision being a distinct advantage, while having the ability to drive change, delivery strategic results and target continuous improvement objectives seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based company will offer you: An excellent basic salary, with car allowance, bonus and benefits Excellent opportunity to be part of the management team within a growing business, being able to strategically impact business operations across multiple site through the implementation of effective quality culture and systems Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in managing and improving QHSE systems and processes, facing off to clients, dealing with cultural change across multiple site locations, especially within a service or process industry were adaptability and versatility is essential and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the QHSE Managers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Halesowen

Project Manager

Project Manager (Capital Equipment) £Competitive plus Benefits Location: Gloucester   Project, Manager, Delivery, Gateways, Development, Capital Equipment, Machine, Tooling, Service Contracts, Manufacturing Do you want to work for one of the markets most innovative organisations supplying capital equipment, tooling and services to the advanced manufacturing arena? We are looking for an experienced Project Manager to help drive forward the delivery of key projects within the development of capital equipment for the advanced manufacturing sector across the UK, Europe, Asian and US markets. Due to our continued growth and capital equipment demand, our client is looking for a Project Manager to deliver a number of strategic projects within the specification and delivery of capital equipment, machines, tooling and service contracts within a highly advanced manufacturing arena. Reporting to the Group Sales Director, you will be responsible for providing the technical support and advice for the customer and internal engineering teams in identifying the specification, development and delivery of capital equipment project and service contracts within the advanced manufacturing arena. As a Project Manager you will be charged with: Implementation and co-ordination of all machine, tooling and service contracts and orders for equipment. Maintain production programme and incoming order value. Maintain close customer contact, liaising with other departments and ensure an ongoing technical knowledge of equipment. Coordinate the activities of Project Team to ensure that orders/projects are completed within the delivery period, payment terms and specifications stated in the order and/or contract. Maintain close contact with customers to ensure that payments, information and samples are provided on time ensuring orders/projects are completed within the delivery, payment terms and specifications stated in the order and/or contract. Collaborate with production team to prepare reports on order book values, sales forecasts and incoming order values. Attend machine production and mould meetings as and when necessary. Provide customer support liaising with other departments, replying to customers in a timely manner. Provide customer support and be prepared to travel on site as required. To identify opportunities for process, productivity and quality improvements. To adhere to and always apply all workplace management and rules consistently. To actively participate in product development and improvement. Develop effective relationships with all internal and external stakeholder, customers and suppliers to ensure best outcomes for the organisation. Ensure that all Company policies and procedures are adhered to within operations area This is a challenging and exciting role for a forward thinking and hands on Project Manager who has led and delivered projects within a capital equipment, special purpose machinery and/or engineering environment who can demonstrate the following characteristics and experience: Proven track record in Project Management, ideally with a Prince or Project Qualification Exposure of managing the delivery of capital equipment, special purpose machinery and/or service level contracts within the engineering arena. Strong commercial acumen being able to lead and deliver timing plans, coordinate project plans and track/manage budgets/costs.   Highly PC literate including Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, ERP and CRM Excellent communication skills, both written and orally. Self-motivated and enthusiastic and able to communicate with diplomacy at all levels. A professional and willing individual with a ‘can do’ attitude. Excellent problem-solving ability, receptive and adaptable to change. Positive attitude with ability to work within culturally diverse environments. Helpful and supportive approach to resolution of any issues that arise. Applications will be welcomed from Project Professionals with a practical approach to leading projects/programmes in the capital equipment, special purpose machinery and/or engineering services sectors. Interest in the Project Manager position is expected to be high so if you have a proven track record of delivering technical projects from initial enquiry through to delivery and customer sign off, please contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 to discuss further or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk .  Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Brockworth

Chief Programme Engineer

  Chief Programme Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Car Allowance, Bonus and Benefits  Location: Warwick Chief Engineer, Vehicle Integration, Attributes, Engineering, Design, Development, Programme, Strategy, Concept, Delivery Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation that provides innovation solutions to some of the automotive industries most challenging technical problems within the development of new vehicles and platforms? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Chief Programme Engineer who has the ability to take new vehicle architecture & platforms from initial design concepts through all design, development and prototype phases and through to launch. The role of Chief Programme Engineer will be to lead and support all vehicle programmes globally for multiple customers, to ensure strategic projects are planned, coordinated and delivered within set targets and objectives to ensure engineering solutions, gateways, timing plans and budgets are achieved. A hands-on, approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to communicate effective across internal teams, customers and other office locations globally in a constructive and energetic way, while providing effective management and coordination of project plans across all vehicle attributes. As a Chief Programme Engineer your main responsibilities will include; Overall technical responsibility for project deliverables Set and deliver objectives to meet the group business plan and continue to grow the recognized technical excellence. Key tasks will include: Styling Feasibility, Vehicle Packaging, Vehicle Definition, Vehicle Architecture & Design and Technical Process Control. Development and execution of the engineering plans and metrics for all phases of the lifecycles in partnership with the engineering functional leads. Ensuring successful project gateway reviews Ensuring that the design and development tasks are undertaken using defined and agreed standards and methodologies. Ensuring that the all vehicle build phases are undertaken using defined and agreed standards and methodologies. Review and approval of the project for the engineering and quality work packages Plan and deliver the future technology requirements for the business. Identify & deploy resource requirements As a Chief Programme Engineer you will have the following: You will need to be able to evidence/demonstrate excellent engineering team management and experience of product design; perhaps involving complex systems integration or the use of multiple technologies. You will also need experience of financial planning, engineering development and virtual product creation using a variety of computer aided solutions. You will be degree educated or significant equivalent experience or qualifications. Ability to lead the resolution of business, technical and process issues as they arise. Knowledge of change control, product definition and change management processes will also prove invaluable. Successful history of delivery within the automotive sector. Ability to communicate and articulate at all levels within and outside the company. Demonstrate experience of direct product Design & Release responsibility from Final Product release through the physical build and test phases to #J1  Full vehicle, cross functional knowledge & experience advantageous   Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge providing strategic leadership and programme delivery with vehicle programmes covering multiple attributes, having a track record in managing engineering solutions, timing plans, budgets and costs while being able to face off at board level with strategic meetings with key clients and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Chief Programme Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Warwick

Control System Engineer (Marine)

Control Systems Engineer (Marine) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Warwickshire (Remote Working Available) Engine, Propulsion, VCS, Vessel Control Systems, ECU, Electrical, Electronics, Telematics, Design, Development, Prototype, Build, Innovation, Integration, Performance, Marinization   Do you want to work for a forward thinking organisation that design, develop and build powertrain systems for vehicle applications predominately within the maritime industry, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Control Systems Engineer (Marine) to help integrate their VCR product and systems into client vessels from concept through to production across their UK & European sites following a significant recent investment in the business. The role of Control Systems Engineer (Marine) will be to lead the development and integration of controls and electrical systems, ECU development and the use of telemetry within maritime applications overseeing all design, development and project work. A hands-on approach and can-do attitude are essential, as is the ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way. You will need to have experience of working with suppliers to develop electrical and controls systems used for managing vessel performance, especially within propulsion being responsible for the delivery of all projects including new platforms and support for existing powertrain systems. As a Controls Systems Engineer (Marine) for both products and systems from concept to production, your main responsibilities will include; Successfully lead the development of VCS / Telematics solution and ensure a production ready, reliable system is delivered and integrated into the outboard development programme. Define product requirements considering the competitor landscape and target customer requirements. Manage the business case and ensure the final product is the right balance of quality, functionality and profitability. Manage the VCS programme to budget in terms of development costs, prototype costs and production pricing. Manage the development and validation timing to align with the overall outboard programme. Drive decisions for the best possible end user experience (perceived quality, touch, feel and aesthetics). Proactively manage selected development partners to carry out the engineering and validation activities to meet the targets set. Work with other members of the organisation and key suppliers to develop and implement product interfaces. Oversee the VCS product supply chain development to ensure all elements of the system are validated and ready for production. Define the strategies for VCS and telematics delivery to ensure we go to market with a fully working, reliable solution that meets our end customer and business requirements. This is a challenging and exciting role and as such the Vessel Controls Systems & Telematics Engineer will possess: Experience of developing electronic control systems in an Engineering or Manufacturing environment. Demonstrable experience of managing similar development programmes, including proactively managing external supplier resource. Specific experience of developing Marine Vessel Control Systems will be highly valued. Ideally, experience of implementing telematics or Internet of Things (IoT) type solutions. Ideally has also worked in a Small, Medium Enterprise (SME) and is able to demonstrate the ability to ‘roll their sleeves up’ and personally get things done as part of a small team. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon.  If you have knowledge in the design and development of electronic control systems within marine sector and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Controls Systems Engineer (Marine) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Eccleshall

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