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Mark Bignell

Managing Consultant
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  2. mark.bignell@jonlee.co.uk
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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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Project Engineer

Project Engineer (Seating) £30 to £40 P/H Ltd Coventry Seating, ProdSuct Development, Plastics, Project, Delivery, Gateways A Project Engineer (Seating) is required with knowledge of Seating Systems development within the automotive/motorsport arena. Candidates with experience of the automotive industry would be well received. Due to the development securing of new vehicle programs this company, a world class and innovative organisation based in Coventry requires a Project Engineer (Seating) with seating components and systems knowledge for a long-term contract role. As a Project Engineer (Seating), you will be responsible for: Technical Design and conformity to package and customer specifications. Drawing Release with 'freeze' against each Programme build milestone. DFMEA creation and update and release against the milestones. All design changes post initial prototype tool release to use Change Management Process. PLM system and Change Management Process PLM system. Medium and short-term CAD resource management, ensuring CAD Designers workload / priorities match those of the Programme Timeline and Customer Releases. Support Plant issues when proven root cause is base design (not quality / process) Customer liaison and reporting of project technical issues and potential resolutions. Data release and Control with documented status and actions on a regular basis. VE/VA to engineered / feasible solutions with detail drawings/prototype trial samples. Management of Test and Development DV / PV and virtual CAE analysis. Checking of all data prior to Release (to customer/ supplier or other interested parties) The Project Engineer (Seating) should have the following skills or experience: Detailed seating (seat structures and seat complete) engineering knowledge DFMEA - Qualified to 'User level' Automotive Seating experience Appreciation of CAE techniques and Process with understanding of CAD (NX/Catia) VE/VA techniques (cost pareto etc) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of seating systems allied with strong project delivery skills seeking a long-term contract. In return for your experience, this Coventry based creative organisation will offer you: £30 P/H to £40 P/H Ltd Excellent opportunity to work on new vehicle programs within a long-term contract Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of seating systems and components allied with project delivery skills and wish to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer (Seating) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

E/E Circuit Engineer

EDS/Circuit Engineer - Electric Vehicle - Swindon area - Perm/Contract - £Competitive DOE This is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity for automotive engineers. We are seeking visionary design and development engineers who possess the drive and desire to do things, differently. An exciting opportunity for an EDS Engineer join a highly innovative British company, renowned worldwide for their technology, design and innovation and who are leaders and experts in their field. You will be working on a highly innovative EV project which is at an early concept stage and will have the opportunity to influence and see the programme through to production. What you will do As an EDS/Circuit Engineer you will; Responsible for the design and drafting of circuit schematics for the project Responsible for managing the interface control documents on the project Responsible for design and selection of key electrical characteristics of the wiring harness. Responsible for the power and ground distribution specifications and architecture for the project Responsible for implementing the network architecture on the circuit schematic Responsible for releasing circuits through various build phases on the project What you will need As an EDS/Circuit Engineer Degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant engineering discipline Proven experience in vehicle circuit development Experience of ECAD tools. Mentor Capital / Vesys is desirable. Working knowledge of vehicle circuit requirements Knowledge of vehicle regulatory requirements Capability to lead multifunctional teams of engineers What you will get As an EDS/Circuit Engineer A very competitive salary/rate The opportunity to work on a highly innovative electric vehicle project Excellent professional development opportunities Applications Suitably qualified and experienced EDS/Circuit Engineers should apply today by either calling Mark.BIgnell on +44 (0)1384 446167 or by emailing their CV and covering letter

Permanent / Swindon, Wiltshire

Design Engineer (Seating)

Design Engineer (Seating) £30 - £38 P/H Ltd Long-Term Contract Coventry Seating, Mechanisms, Design, Development, NX, Catia Design Engineer (Seating) is required with knowledge of seating systems design and development for from concept through to prototype. Candidates with experience of the automotive or motorsport industry would be well received. Due to securing the development of a new vehicle program and continued growth our client, a World Class automotive organisation based in the Coventry area requires experienced and proactive Design Engineer (Seating) for these long-term contract opportunities (6 - 12 months). As a Design Engineer (Seating) you will be required to: Design and package of Seating systems and associated components in compliance to customer, legal and industry standards. Ensure designs are suitable for supplier and plant manufacture / assembly. Preparing of engineering change proposals with associated studies. Participating in customer and supplier design meetings. 100% accuracy of CAD to 2D and 3D and support of PLM Releasing System. Provide Component / Assembly Engineering Drawings in line with industry standards. Review, sign-off and support the release of Directed Source and Supplier released Drawings within the Lear PLM System. Support, co-ordinate and audit, Low Cost Country off shoring as required. Fulfill customer engineering project time lines for release of design systems The Design Engineer (Seating) should have the following skills or experience: Design and Development Seat Systems and associated components Knowledge of CAD, NX 7.5/9.0 and TCe within automotive design and release. Knowledge of reading, interpreting and definition of technical drawings to ensure robust definition of component parts and assemblies. Knowledge of how to read and use engineering specifications This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of the Design and Development of Seating Systems seeking an opportunity to work within new prestigious vehicle programs. In return for your experience, this Coventry based automotive company will offer you: A very competitive rate £30 - £40 per/hour 6 - 12 months contract duration The opportunity to work on a range of fast moving and challenging projects Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the design/development of seating systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Design Engineer (Seating) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Senior Quality Engineer

Job title: Senior Quality Engineer Salary Range: £35K-£45K plus benefits Location: Litchfield Industry/ Strapline: Automotive, Quality, TS16949, 8D, PPAP, APQP, Process Audits, Root Cause A Quality Engineer is required with knowledge of Plant/Production Quality, Problem-Solving and product launch. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a World Class 1st Tier Automotive Supplier based in Litchfield requires a well-organized, proactive Quality Engineer with excellent problem solving and leadership skills for a new permanent role. As a Quality Engineer, you will be required to: Represent the Customer with Plant/production Quality to ensure standards and plans are achieved within current production and new product launch Support PPAP/APQP activities through NPI activities for major OEM's Drive forward customer complaint through effective action plans using 8D problem solving Conduct internal audits, product checks, define inspection instructions and control plans The Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Plant/Production Quality, Process Audits, FMEA, SPC and QMS within a TS16949 environment Strong problem-solving skills to include 8D, 5Y, Process improvement New product launch involving PPAP and APQP This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of new product launch and quality engineering within a TS16949 environment seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this 1st Tier, Litchfield based Automotive company will offer you: £35K - £45K plus benefits Pension Career development and progression Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of product launch, manufacturing, quality engineering and TS16949 and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Quality Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Harness Engineer

Electrical Harness Engineer Motorsport and Automotive £Competitive 6 - 12 months Due to continued success we require an Electrical Harness Engineer for the manufacture of motorsport and automotive electrical harnesses. As an Electrical Harness Engineer you will: Build LV/HV assemblies and enclosures. Perform end of line harness test procedures such as continuity, isolation and resistive tests. Manage BOM's and procurement of parts. Work with our clients to provide onsite support where required Harness diagnostics and fault-finding. Interface with in house engineering team as required to support harness and electrical system design development. Maintain workshop records and drawings. About you: Min requirement: GCSE/BTEC Diploma or equivalent occupational experience Ability to manufacture complex wiring harnesses from manufacturing drawings A basic understanding of electrical schematics and harness manufacturing drawings Basic knowledge of common connector systems, wire types and sleeving methods. Skills preferred: Strong working knowledge of Raychem system 25 standards and processes Experience of working in high end motorsport organisations. Electrical or engineering background is an advantage Previous experience of harness design/drawing software is welcomed What you will receive: Competitive rates. Long-term contract. Opportunity to work on a range of motorsport and automotive projects. For more information or to apply please contact Mark Bignell of Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email .

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

EDS Design Engineer

EDS Engineer £30 - £40 P/H Ltd Long-Term Contract Coventry EDS, Harness, Wireharness, E/E, Automotive, Design, Development, Vesys, Catia EDS Engineers are required with knowledge of Harness Design and Development using 2D and 3D CAD. Candidates with experience of the automotive or motorsport industry would be well received. Due to securing the development of a new vehicle program and continued growth our client, a World Class automotive organisation based in the Coventry area requires experienced and proactive EDS Engineer's for these long-term contract opportunities (6 - 12 months). As an EDS Engineer you will be required to: Develop electrical circuit and drawings to 3D integration Support development of new EDS systems Create, modify and package the 3D / 2Dharness Support development of new EDS processes The EDS Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Understanding of automotive electrical systems Full understanding of Catia V5 with electrical work bench 1-2 years minimum automotive experience Experience of harness packaging Understanding of the harness manufacturing processes This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of the Design and Development of Wireharness Systems seeking an opportunity to work within new prestigious vehicle programs. In return for your experience, this Coventry based automotive company will offer you: A very competitive rate £30 - £40 per/hour 6 - 12 months contract duration The opportunity to work on a range of fast moving and challenging projects Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of the design/development of EDS Systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the EDS Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Electrical Design Engineer - Leicestershire

Electrical Design Engineer £35.00 - £45.00 P/H 3 - 6 Months Contract Midlands EE, Design, Harness, EDS, CANalyser, CANoe, Electrical circuit's, schematics Are you an Electrical Design Engineer seeking a contract opportunity with a forward thinking, innovative organisation in the design, development and build of a new vehicle and associated technology. As an Electrical Design Engineer, you will be charge with the design of complex components and systems to support vehicle development. As an Electrical Design Engineer your duties and responsibilities: Design and development of whole vehicle electrical circuits. High level design and specification of a wide variety of electrical/electronic components and systems. Physical layout of wiring harness and associated electrical systems on the vehicle. Regular liaison with manufacturing departments and worldwide suppliers to ensure timely introduction of new components and systems. Essential skill requirements: Hold a BEng or MEng in Electrical / Electronic engineering or have an HND level qualification and proven relevant experience. Strong communication and technical reporting skills, including the ability to communicate with overseas suppliers. Excellent troubleshooting skills. Possess a flexible working approach and the ability to work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines. Desirable skill requirements: Experience with CAN communication and familiarity with CANalyser / CANoe or a similar software package. Previous experience in an automotive design environment. Experience with MATLAB / FAMOS or other data analysis packages. Working knowledge of C. Applications Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of EE, EDS and/or Harness Design, Electrical Schematics and 2D/3D CAD and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electrical Design Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Contract / Leicestershire, England

Systems Test & Validation Engineer

Systems Test & Validation Engineer £Comp Rates 6 Months Midlands Systems, Software, C, C++, Test, Development, CANalyser, CANoe, Python A Systems Test & Validation Engineer is required with knowledge of E/E Systems and Software applications to be able to test and validate components and systems. Candidates with experience of the automotive, motorsport or vehicle industry would be well received. Due to continued growth and new model programs this company, a forward thinking innovative organisation based in the Midlands requires an inquisitive and creative Systems Test & Validation Engineer with EE, Software, hardware and test planning experience for a new long-term contract role. As a Test Systems & Validation Engineer you will be required to: Identify effective test strategies for a given component/system and create test plans accordingly. Run manual and automated black box tests and collate & analyse the results. Document and track issues found during testing and create periodic test reports to show progress. Analyse existing / create new Functional specifications and other systems related documents to a high standard. Work with suppliers to feedback issues found during testing. Conduct whole bike practical tests according to Triumph's standard test procedures. 'End Of Line' configuration, database control/management/creation as required. Rolling out of software updates to bikes and configuration tracking The Test Systems & Validation Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Relevant knowledge in either development or test automation roles. Creating software test plans and defining manual and automated black box test cases. Strong communication and technical reporting skills, including dealing with overseas suppliers. Excellent troubleshooting skills from both a hardware and software point of view. Proficiency in C or C++ and scripting skills using Python, Pearl or Shell Utilization of CAN, CANalyser, CANoe Excellent team working skills and the ability to work under pressure to achieve tight deadlines. Excellent attention to detail, combined with a passion for testing systems thoroughly and suggesting improvements. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of systems testing at component level seeking to be involved with new product and vehicle development programs. In return for your experience, this Midlands based automotive company will offer you: Competitive hourly rates Long-term contract prospects Opportunity to work on the test and development of new products and systems within an innovative environment Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of EE, Software, Test, CAN and C/C++ and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Test Systems & Validation Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Contract / Leicestershire, England

Senior Sales Engineer

Senior Sales Engineer £40,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits West Midlands Automotive, OEM, 1st Tier, Sales, Account Management, Negotiation, Commercial A Senior Sales Engineer is required with knowledge of Sales and Account Management for leading 1st Tier Suppliers and OEM's. Candidates with experience of the Automotive industry would be well received. Due to an increase in orders and new program tendering this company, a global 1st Tier suppliers based in West Midlands requires a commercially astute and proactive Senior Sales Engineer with extensive automotive experience for a new permanent role. As a Senior Sales Engineer you will be required to: Coordinate of all the BU sales activities (acquisition, development, serial life) Support your team members in their activity with the customer by participating regularly in customer meetings (progress reviews, quality reviews, commercial meetings) Deliver against the Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) of Cash Management, Commercial Claims and Recoveries, Acquisition, Margin Improvement and Overdues in-line with budget Develop and improve processes that support Contractualisation Ensure proper documentation of all prices and written communication to customer Participate in the annual productivity negotiation within the budget parameters Support the Acquisition objectives by understanding the market price, coordinating with the internal global team and Client stakeholders (Purchasing, Engineering, and STA teams) Contribute to development of the Strategic Account Plan (SAP) & Plan Medium Term(PMT) Understand the escalation process for any subject (internally, externally) Support claims negotiation at the appropriate level with the customer (missing production, raw material, engineering changes, volume degradation, etc.) The Senior Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree in engineering or business with a specialisation in sales Minimum 2 years' experience in Sales and Automotive industry (exhaust systems; powertrain; BIW; seating or interiors preferable) Change Agent mind set Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills Ability to work in a matrixed organisation International mind set This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of the automotive 1st Tier and OEM's seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based automotive company will offer you: £40,000 to £50,000 pa plus benefits Career development and progression within a global automotive supplier Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of sales and account management within the automotive 1st Tier or OEM's and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Sales Engineers role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email

Permanent / Shirley, West Midlands