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Neil Cayley

Managing Consultant
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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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Aircraft Electrical Shop Supervisor

Air Electrical Shop Fast Jet Technician Supervisors required in Saudi Arabia Job title: Air Electrical Shop Technician Supervisor on Typhoon Salary Range- £290-£290 per day TAX Free + rent free fully furnished apartments Location: Saudi Arabia Air Electrical Shop Technician Supervisors. Due to a long-term mission to train Saudi Nationals on this platform, our client is looking for experienced and enthusiastic technicians on a 12-month contract in Saudi Arabia. As an Air Electrical Shop Technician Supervisor, you will be required to: Carry out all engineering and maintenance activities within the scope of the Air Electrical Shop Ensure all maintenance tasks are undertaken in accordance with approved maintenance procedures and processes Ensure all electronic data systems are utilised correctly Ensure adherence to correct engineering practices and observe safety precautions to ensure no one is exposed to any unnecessary or uncontrolled risk Ensure all shift handovers are accurate Ensure all tool kits are maintained in accordance with regulatory framework and ensure test equipment is maintained and calibrated within specified limits. Raise any issues to shop superintendent Comply with H&S and ensure sufficient knowledge of COSHH and risk assessments Be an overall enthusiastic and motivated team player Support production of technician progress reports to identify training progression Mentor, train and support other employees and Saudi nationals on technical duties The ideal Air Electrical Shop Supervisor should have the following skills or experience: Recognised Aircraft apprenticeship or military qualification Aircraft specific training on fast jet aircraft Previous supervisor experience Experience conducting electrical and avionics repairs This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is in the process of leaving the forces, or who has already left, to take the next step in their career. We pride ourselves on assisting forces leavers through resettlement and this is a once in a life time opportunity. In return, we are offering an excellent benefits package including: Very competitive daily rate of pay- TAX FREE Rent free accommodation- fully furnished apartments Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have Ground Equipment Electrical experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Aircraft Ground Equipment Electrical Technician role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114 or neil.cayley@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Samlesbury

NDT Inspection Technician

Non-Destructive Inspection Technician for Saudi Arabia required Job title: NDT Inspection Technician- Aircraft Salary Range: Approx. £48k tax free including leave allowance + £6250 annual bonus Location: Saudi Arabia NDT Technician required working with the Tornado airframe. Due to a long-term mission to train Saudi Nationals on this platform, our client is looking for experienced and enthusiastic technicians for a minimum of 2 years employment in Saudi Arabia. As an NDT Technician on Tornado, you will be required to: Perform Non-Destructive Test Inspections to include DP, MP, UT, RT and EC. Responsible for mentoring and training Royal Saudi Air Force employees. The testing of material, parts, pressurised systems and components. Carry out Bonding Tests. Maintenance of NDT test and oils equipment. The NDT Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Qualified to Level 2 in either EN4179, ASNT or PCN in a range of the following disciplines: Radiography Ultrasonic Eddy Current Magnetic Particle Penetrant Inspection Knowledge of working to strict regulations, technical orders, manuals or procedures. Experienced carrying out NDT functions within a bay environment. Must be able to work well within a team. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is in the process of leaving the forces, or who has already left, to take the next step in their career. We pride ourselves on supporting forces leavers through resettlement and this is a once in a life time opportunity. In return, we are offering an excellent benefits package including: Tax free salary Rent free accommodation- fully furnished apartments Free location for your family Free education for your children Quarterly bonus for leave Annual bonus after 24 months service If you have the skills that are required, we strongly recommend gaining the experience in Saudi Arabia even If you chose to only complete the first 2 years and not renew your employment. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have NDT experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the NDT vacancy, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114 or neil.cayley@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 / England

Oxygen Shop Technician Fast Jet Aircraft

Oxygen Shop Technician Typhoon Job title: Oxygen Shop Technician- Typhoon Salary Range- £270-£280 per day TAX Free + rent free fully furnished apartments Location: Saudi Arabia Oxygen Shop Technicians on Typhoon aircraft systems- fast jet experience required Due to a long-term mission to train Saudi Nationals on this platform, our client is looking for experienced and enthusiastic technicians on a 12-month contract in Saudi Arabia. As an Oxygen Shop Technician on Typhoon systems, you will be required to: Carry out all engineering and maintenance activities within the scope of the oxygen shop. Ensure all maintenance tasks are undertaken in accordance with approved maintenance procedures and processes Ensure all electronic data systems are utilised correctly Ensure all components within the Oxygen shop are correctly stored and packaged and that all shop-maintained items are to leave the shop or move location are correctly prepared and packaged for transit Ensure adherence to correct engineering practices and observe safety precautions to ensure no one is exposed to any unnecessary or uncontrolled risk Ensure all tool kits are maintained in accordance with regulatory framework and ensure test equipment is maintained and calibrated within specified limits. Support work supervisor to ensure shift handovers are accurate Comply with H&S and ensure sufficient knowledge of COSHH and risk assessments Be an overall enthusiastic and motivated team player Support production of technician progress reports to identify training progression Mentor, train and support other employees and Saudi nationals on technical duties Undertake responsibilities of Oxygen shop supervisor in their absence The ideal Oxygen Shop Technician should have the following skills or experience: Recognised aircraft engineering qualification in military aircraft airframe engineering and/or repair Extensive post qualification experience of military fast jet maintenance support Previous Typhoon aircraft systems knowledge would be advantageous Knowledge of oxygen and environmental control systems This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is in the process of leaving the forces, or who has already left, to take the next step in their career. We pride ourselves on assisting forces leavers through resettlement and this is a once in a life time opportunity. In return, we are offering an excellent benefits package including: Very competitive daily rate of pay- TAX FREE Rent free accommodation- fully furnished apartments Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have Ground Equipment Electrical experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Aircraft Ground Equipment Electrical Technician role, please contact Jade Whitmore at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446195 or jade.whitmore@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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Lancashire

Senior Project Manager

Senior Project Manager - Permanent - Systems & Software - South West London A Senior Project Manager is required with experience of managing multimillion-pound projects within a systems and software environment. Candidates with experience of managing complex projects will be well received. This South West London based organisation with over 100 years of history and expertise in navigation , require a highly motivated and driven Senior Project Manager for a new permanent role. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day delivery of a multimillion-pound multiyear programme, ensuring the delivery of the programme results with sound financial and risk management, in compliance with company rules and procedures. The Senior Project Manager will be responsible for: Support the Programme Manager to manage project relationships, including partners, suppliers, and beneficiaries, in line with agreements, supplier code of conduct and best practice stakeholder management and contract management. To launch, organise, plan, document and effectively manage the execution and conclusion of all allocated projects to deliver on our commitments within baselined schedule and budget Implement, maintain and manage all elements of project management including value, scope, quality, procurement, time, finance, human resource, risk, opportunities and communications. Actively manage both Risk and Opportunities to achieve the best Business outcome Report performance of projects, engaging all Project stakeholders ensuring strong communications are established and maintained Provide robust leadership to drive team performance, competence and talent, and be a mentor and role model. Define, establish, manage and lead a high performing and successful integrated Project organisation Build and maintain strong customer relationships, handle changes through managing the customer's expectations together with the requirements for the Project. Work with the Supply Chain team to ensure that all sub-suppliers are fully engaged and managed to deliver their requirements within allocated budget and schedule Skills required: Programme Management Experience Team Leadership Customer Management Presentation skills Experience in complex programme management delivery Systems requirements management, definition, design, integration, V&V, acceptance Ideally Software Development, Platform Management System, Agile, Safety critical systems Technical Degree & PMP, Prince 2 or equivalent Interviews for the Senior Project Manager will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114 or e-mail neil.cayley@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 / New Malden

Product Engineer

Product Engineer - Permanent - Aerospace & Defence - Attractive - West Midlands A Product Engineer is requiredwith experience of operating in an Assembly & Test environment with the ability to generate associated work instructions. Candidates from the Aerospace industry would be well received but will also welcome other complex sectors. As this West Midlands based business who manufacture complex aerospace components and systems continues to grow due to its global success, they require a highly motivated and process driven Product Engineer for a new permanent role. The Product Engineer provides Engineering support to specific Product lines to include complex programs and provides technical guidance to Assembly and Test personnel or others who require specialist support within the incumbent's product knowledge. The Product Engineer receives direction from the wider team to support assembly and test operations but will be required to work under their own initiative. From time to time the Product Engineer will assume a more leadership type role for certain projects. The Product Engineer should have the following Skills Qualifications Experience: Degree in mechanical engineering or similar and experienced operating within an aerospace or similarly complex industry Ability to create and implement clear production assembly and test work instructions Experience of developing production flow lines Facilitate design changes, generate engineering documentation and support the modification process Identify areas for producibility and quality improvements in assembly and test and product design Experience of working with remote teams would be beneficial Experience and knowledge of industrial engineering or project engineering may be an advantage General knowledge in areas of root cause corrective action, lean and project planning. Ability to make engineering judgements and construct engineering justifications Must be computer literate, proficient in Microsoft office applications This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Assembly & Test to develop your career. In return for your experience and knowledge this company will offer the successful individual: A competitive salary 33 Days Holiday Entitlement Up to 10% pension contribution Private Health Care Employee Share Options Flexible Benefits Programme Sick Pay Scheme Profit Share Scheme Interviews for the Product Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Product Engineer position please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446102 or e-mail neil.cayley@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 / West Midlands

CNC Miller

CNC Miller - Aerospace - South Sheffield - Permanent - Days & Nights A CNC Miller is required with knowledge of CNC Machining. Candidates with experience of the aerospace or similar precision industry would be well received Due to expansion this company, based in Birmingham requires a skilled CNC Machinist for permanent nights with mainly milling experience for a new permanent role. With the role you will be required to: Manufacture close tolerance, small batch work, predominantly fixture based in a wide range of exotic materials. Willingness to up-skill and with reference to other machines within the business. Ability to operate multiple machines where applicable. Interpret engineering drawings to a high standard. Understanding of various controls such as Heidenhain & Fanuc. A good understanding of Batch Card and Standard Working Instructions. The successful candidate should have the following skills or experience: Experience machining precision or critical components Able to set and operate CNC Milling machines. Experience in self inspection and recording results of manufactured components. Demonstrate a good level of numeracy and literacy. Demonstrate the ability to use multiple control systems. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CNC Milling and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CNC Miller 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 / Sheffield

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