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Paul Branton

Lead Consultant
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Paul has 29 years’ recruitment experience, sourcing and placing technical, engineering and manufacturing professionals within the Automotive (ICE, Hybrid and EV’s - Autonomy) and Motorsport sectors.

He has successfully worked with clients on both retained and contingency search assignments for permanent and contract positions, priding himself on delivering a first-rate service offering account management and on-site support. 

Paul’s commitment to the engineering sector is reflected in his involvement as an Affiliate Member of the IMechE and a committee member of the iMechE ADEC (Automobile Division Essex Centre) and SEA (South Essex Area). Clients and candidates appreciate this interest, credibility and ability to build relationships, demonstrating technical and industry understanding

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Applications Specialist

Applications Specialist £Competitive plus benefits Royston Automotive An Applications Specialist is required to develop, lead and manage both internal and customer applications programmes on a range of emission after-treatment components and systems. Candidates with experience of analysis and interpretation of engine and catalyst system data would be well received. Due to recent internal promotion this company, a global Tier 1 automotive supplier based in Royston requires a proactive Applications Specialist to provide customer support and present solutions and technical results. As an Applications Specialist you will be required to: Design new testing protocols and liaise with product development and testing departments, to ensure the performance and robustness of products are fully demonstrated and proven Designing and running catalyst system test programmes using state-of-the-art laboratory, engine and vehicle test facilities Ensure all requirements of the HASAWA and its associated regulations are followed The Applications Specialist should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in an engineering/scientific discipline Experience of applied engineering in an automotive / chemical industry, or customer focussed environment Technical report writing skills Project management and coordination skills Customer presentation ability This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with strong testing and customer presentation skills to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Royston based global Tier 1 automotive supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Applications Specialist and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Applications Specialist role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Royston, Hertfordshire

Electrical Systems Engineer

Electrical Systems Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Wantage Automotive / Motorsport A Electrical Systems Engineer is required to integrate customer, proprietary and bespoke electrical systems and components to achieve vehicle targets. Candidates with experience of the design and development of electrical and electronic systems for vehicle programme applications would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services provider based in Wantage, requires a Electrical Systems Engineer to undertake analysis and specification of system requirements including the communication, functional and physical elements of the system. As a Electrical Systems Engineer you will be required to: Preparation of requirements documentation at vehicle, systems and component level Support virtual and physical builds for components and vehicles Management of suppliers delivering components or systems to a project Assist with build and fault-finding of projects Undertake hazard analysis, risk management and DFMEA for components and systems as required Define and execute system test and validation activities Support technical and project reviews with customers The Electrical Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven track record in electrical systems within automotive or motorsport industries Experience of Electric Vehicles - HV Charging, HV Battery and HV Powertrain systems preferred Experience of Requirements Capture Tools, such as Siemens Polarion or IBM Rational Doors Working knowledge of Vector tools including CANalyser Development of ISO26262 compliant systems useful This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of generating electrical systems architecture diagrams and circuit drawings to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering services company will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Electrical Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electrical Systems Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Wantage, Oxfordshire

Senior Electrical Systems Engineer

Senior Electrical Systems Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Wantage Automotive / Motorsport A Senior Electrical Systems Engineer is required to integrate customer, proprietary and bespoke electrical systems and components to achieve vehicle targets. Candidates with experience of the design and development of electrical and electronic systems for vehicle programme applications would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services provider based in Wantage, requires a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer to undertake analysis and specification of system requirements including the communication, functional and physical elements of the system. As a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer you will be required to: Preparation of requirements documentation at vehicle, systems and component level Support virtual and physical builds for components and vehicles Management of suppliers delivering components or systems to a project Assist with build and fault-finding of projects Undertake hazard analysis, risk management and DFMEA for components and systems as required Define and execute system test and validation activities The Senior Electrical Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven track record in electrical systems within automotive or motorsport industries Experience of Electric Vehicles - HV Charging, HV Battery and HV Powertrain systems preferred Experience of Requirements Capture Tools, such as Siemens Polarion or IBM Rational Doors Working knowledge of Vector tools including CANalyser Development of ISO26262 compliant systems useful This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of generating electrical systems architecture diagrams and circuit drawings to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering services company will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Senior Electrical Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Electrical Systems Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Wantage, Oxfordshire

Senior Electrical Integration Engineer

Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Wantage Automotive / Motorsport A Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer is required to integrate customer, proprietary and bespoke electrical systems and components to achieve vehicle targets. Candidates with experience of developing electrical system architecture proposal and definitions would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services provider based in Wantage, requires a Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer to design and develop electrical and electronic systems for vehicle programme applications. As a Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer you will be required to: Develop electrical system architecture proposals and definitions Analyse and specify system requirements including the communication, functional and physical elements of the system Management of suppliers delivering components or systems to a project Assist with build and fault-finding of projects Ensure that electrical design adheres to low voltage, high voltage, high current and EMC best practices Undertake hazard analysis, risk management and DFMEA for components and systems as required Define and execute system test and validation activities The Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven track record in electrical integration within automotive or motorsport industries Working knowledge of Vector tools including CANalyser This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of delivering of EDS schematic and physical designs to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering services company will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Electrical Systems Integration Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Wantage, Oxfordshire

Senior Design Engineer

Senior Design Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Wantage Automotive / Motorsport A Senior Design Engineer is required to take engineering designs from concept through to manufacture, working with customers cost and timing requirements. Candidates with experience of delivering a wide range of mechanical, composite and electrical design projects for a broad customer base would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a world class technical innovation, engineering, testing and manufacturing services provider based in Wantage, requires a Senior Design Engineer to lead small project teams undertaking component design and detailing using Siemens NX, CATIA V5 and Teamcentre. As a Senior Design Engineer you will be required to: Attend design reviews to present design ideas and to discuss and critique alternative design solutions Deliver design solutions that fulfil customer requirements Work closely with Purchasing and Production Departments to ensure cost and manufacturing capability is built into the project design Generate and present project material to customers and stakeholders Attend component tests The Senior Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven design experience gained in the specialist automotive / motorsport or advanced engineering environment High level of CAD literacy in Siemens NX and Teamcentre Working knowledge of CATIA V5 useful This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of leading small design teams to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering services company will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Senior Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Design Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Wantage, Oxfordshire

Technical Buyer

Technical Buyer £Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Motorsport A Technical Buyer is required to purchase goods and services for motorsport and automotive projects. Candidates with experience of the purchasing of supplies and services including castings and sub contract would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham requires a proactive Technical Buyer to create and complete strategic objectives aimed at reducing costs and improve operating efficiencies. As a Technical Buyer you will be required to undertake supplier management and development with key objectives to improve quality and delivery performance from suppliers including: Sourcing mechanical and proprietary goods and services, including general order administration and management Providing company wide support to all purchasing activity External & internal expediting Providing production planning input and support Assist with and ensure resolution of technical manufacturing queries Resolving quality or non-conformances issues with Quality Department Participate in concurrent engineering with designers/suppliers to aid DFM and lead-time reductions Carry out supplier performance management (Quality/Delivery/Cost) Carry out supplier selection and development Identify and participate in costing saving exercises The Technical Buyer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally CIPS qualified and educated to HND or equivalent Proven experience of sourcing mechanical components and sub-contract services Strong supplier performance management skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with automotive, motorsport or mechanical purchasing experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Technical Buyer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Buyer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Thatcham, Berkshire

Control Systems Engineer

Control Systems Engineer £Competitive Upper Heyford Motorsport / Automotive A Control Systems Engineer is required to design electronic control systems for road and race car programmes. Candidates with experience of vehicle system design from high level architecture, through wiring and integration of low level software development, deployment and calibration would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a specialist consultancy supporting electric vehicle development based in Upper Heyford requires a proactive Control Systems Engineer to ensure support of concept, prototype and production applications. As a Control Systems Engineer you will be required to: Undertake vehicle level system architecture design Real time embedded control software design and development Role may include design of mechanical, thermal and other associated systems. Safety analysis and design processes Application test, calibration and validation Documentation of all steps in the process The Control Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Software: Matlab, Simulink, C/C++, PC applications (Visual studio). Simulation: model development, data generation and analysis Analysis: Data logging and analysis Vehicle systems architecture design Wiring Loom design CAN design and analysis (PEAK, Vector CANalyzer/CANoe) Safety analysis including FMEA, HazOP, ISO26262 Good experience of PC applications Word, Excel, Viseo, Project etc. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with vehicle control systems experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Upper Heyford based electric vehicle development consultancy will offer you: £Competitive Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Control Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Control Systems Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Oxford, Oxfordshire

Junior Business Manager

Junior Business Manager £Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Motorsport A Junior Business Manager is required to provide sales support for motorsport customers. Candidates with experience of preparing proposals / quotations would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Junior Business Manager to provide administration support to Business Managers, assisting in the management of customer projects to ensure their successful delivery. As a Junior Business Manager you will be required to: Process and manage customer orders including customer communications Co-ordination of engineering, manufacturing and purchasing involvement in customer projects Provide relevant commercial input in to the creation and maintenance of project plans Progress reporting on projects, both internal and external Provide quotations and proposals in a structured and timely manner Manage the circulation of customer technical documentation The Junior Business Manager should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified with post graduate experience in Motorsport, Automotive or Mechanical engineering Proven customer management experience Demonstrable experience of preparing proposal / quotes Knowledge of business operating systems (ERP / MRP) Use of MS office suite This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with an ability to build strong working relationships to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience within engineering or manufacturing sales or engineering project delivery and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Junior Business Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Thatcham, Berkshire

Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager

Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager £Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Motorsport / Automotive A Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager is required to take responsibility and be accountable for materials planning and logistics operations. Candidates with experience of inventory, stock, distribution and replenishment planning of materials and products would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager to provide leadership, management and coordination to the 'make or buy' planning, purchasing and inventory control departments. As a Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager you will be required to: Manage direct reports and work closely with the associated teams that deliver continuous improvement, added value and cost reduction Ensure perpetual and annual stock checks are undertaken and audited Ensure that product lead-times are understood and that strategies to manage are deployed and effective Analyse data and trends in order to develop replenishment and inventory reduction strategies Prepare, hold and manage the annual MP and L budget and forecasts Ensure that plans, schedules and performance metrics are developed, published and regularly reported The Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in a relevant commercial or engineering discipline or equivalent NVQ qualification Preferably a Member of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport or similar Knowledge of raw materials, distribution of goods and manufacturing processes Strong IT systems knowledge including knowledge and understanding of specialist systems including Excel Proven experience of leading MP and L within an automotive and/or manufacturing environment with expert knowledge and understanding of automotive processes and components and of supply chain management This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with mechanical design experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Materials Planning and Logistics (MPL) Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Thatcham, Berkshire

Aerodynamics Design Engineer

Aerodynamics Design Engineer £Comp/hr Wantage Formula 1 An Aerodynamics Design Engineer is required to create reliable innovative surfacing models for an F1 car. Candidates with strong surfacing knowledge within a motorsport environment would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading Formula 1 Team based in Wantage, requires a proactive Aerodynamics Design Engineer to produce A class surface models for end users. As an Aerodynamics Design Engineer you will be required to: Develop new concepts Evolve existing models Lead or support concept design projects The Aerodynamics Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in an engineering discipline A proven track record of surfacing/solid modelling, preferably in motorsport CAD software, ideally NX9 This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a good understanding of parametric modelling to be involved with fast paced aerodynamic development projects. In return for your experience, this Wantage based Formula 1 Team will offer you: £Comp/hr Initial 3 month contract Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Aerodynamics Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Aerodynamics Design Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Contract / Wantage, Oxfordshire