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Neil Cayley

Managing Consultant
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  1. 01384 446114
  2. Neil.Cayley@jonlee.co.uk
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Neil is a former RAF aeronautical mechanical engineer with first-hand experience of aircraft mechanical engineering disciplines within the maintenance, repair and overhaul sector.

He now leads a team of specialist consultants, supporting aerospace, defence & aviation businesses both in the UK and globally to source candidates across the spectrum of engineering disciplines; from product development to production.

His aeronautical engineering background has provided him with the technical insight to deliver high calibre candidates to some of the world’s leading manufacturers, with a proven track record in the recruitment of specialist engineers, senior management and director level appointments.

Neil is a focused, highly driven individual, dedicated to supporting his clients and candidates. His consultative and partnership approach allows him to form long-term, productive relationships.

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Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - Tewkesbury A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the Tewkesbury area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Knowledge of closed loop systems and mechanical hardware designs would be advantageous but not essential Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Tewkesbury

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - West Midlands A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the West Midlands area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Knowledge of closed loop systems and mechanical hardware designs would be advantageous but not essential Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Wolverhampton

Project Coordinator

Project Planner / Coordinator – West Midlands – Rail Sector A Project Planner / Coordinator is required with a background in engineering. Candidates from the Rail, Aerospace or Automotive sectors would be well received. This Manchester based organisation who specialise in the repair and overhaul of Bogies and Wheel Sets are looking to expand their team in support Light Rail Vehicle (LRV) projects. The Project Planner / Coordinator will split their working days between customer sites in Birmingham (2 days), Manchester (2days) and work from home 1 day per week. **NOTE** The candidate applying must live in one of the following areas as it is a contractual obligation, Birmingham, Coventry, Dudley, Sandwell, Solihull, Walsall or Wolverhampton As the Project Planner / Coordinator you will be required to: Assist with the completion and updating of project documentation. Assist the Project Manager in facilitating regular project meetings both internal and external. Chase actions given to project team members to ensure they are closed out in a timely manner. Escalate any issues that affect the timescale of the project to the Project Manager. Facilitate the handover from the Project Manager to the Contract Manager when entering the BAU phase. Ensure the customer schedule is reflected within the ERP system and kept up to date. Assist with the management of repeat orders though the business. Work alongside the relevant departments to ensure delivery dates are met. Assist in ensuring there is an effective hand over of Customer Schedules/Schedule changes to the business. Ensure products and services are costed in a timely manner to allow prompt invoicing. Keep up to date internal and external KPI’s to reflect performance. Management of arising issues both on site at depot and internal. Complete month end reports. Escalate any issues that affect delivery to the Contract Manager. The Project Planner / Coordinator should have the following skills or experience: Experience in a commercial/project role would be preferred. Experience of Light Rail Networks id highly advantageous but not essential HNC/A-levels or equivalent in Technical or Business or Commercial Disciplines. Experience in data collation, management and analysis. Experience using Microsoft office software. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Planning & Coordinating engineering projects and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Planner / Coordinator role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / West Midlands

Project Manager

Project Manager - Rail - Manchester - Permanent - Competitive Salary A Project Manager is required with a proven background of operating within an engineering / manufacturing environment. Candidates with an aerospace, automotive or Oil & Gas background would be well received but is not essential. Due to the continued success of this company, a service provider for wheel & axle machining and wheelset & gearbox overhaul capabilities with bogie overhaul & wheelset trading activities based in the Manchester and Doncaster areas requires a motivated and trans formational Project Manager with a strong technical background within mechanical engineering for a new permanent role. ***NOTE*** We welcome aspiring Project Managers as the business has an excellent support mechanism to guide and mentor candidates who are willing to learn and enhance their career As the Project Manager you will be required to: Provide technical project management and co-ordination to multi-discipline engineering teams, to include current and NPI projects Deliver the technical solutions in line with LUR's compliance and requirements, costings and schedule Drive resolution of cross discipline technical issues within the engineering teams Cost and schedule responsibility for project related engineering activities Report out at the weekly/monthly project review board Support the business to create and maintain development plans and schedules Act as the primary day to day project focal point to the customer Support proposal activity for new projects in line with the business's strategies Application of process and efficiency improvements within projects The Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in a relevant engineering discipline or experienced operating in manufacturing/engineering environment Has proven effective Project Engineer and Management related responsibilities Development experience with engineered/manufactured products (manufacturing processes, validation, verification, qualification and test) Demonstrated leadership, communication, planning, commercial and financial management skills Experience with resource allocation, planning and training Identifying project risks, developing and implementing mitigation plans Confident in providing technical briefs to internal/external customers and senior personnel in the company Ideally a background operating within the Rail sector but not essential Ability to explain complex concepts and issues to a non-technical audience A proficient and confident presenter Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon whereby alternative methods will be utilised given the current circumstances. If you have experience of operating within a manufacturing or engineering environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Manager role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Greater Manchester

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