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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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Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Consultant £Competitive plus benefits Basildon Technical / Engineering / Manufacturing / Technology An excellent opportunity for a Recruitment Consultant to join an established team in our Basildon office, developing business and providing support for both new and existing clients within our acknowledged industries; Technical, Engineering and Manufacturing, as well as those that can support our continued diversification strategy. We are keen to hear from Recruitment Consultants that wish to further develop their careers and have the opportunity for P and L responsibilities and growing a team. As a Recruitment Consultant you will be responsible for: Developing new and existing client relationships, up-selling and cross selling our suite of complimentary services in line with agreed fee targets, utilising your negotiation skills to agree terms of business and fee arrangements. Identifying and qualifying target clients that align with our business growth strategy, attending client visits and preparing written proposals. Delivering a complete recruitment process, managing client and candidate expectations throughout and providing solutions to recruitment challenges. Attracting suitable candidates through writing appropriate adverts, utilising relevant websites/social media, utilising our internal database or using your professional network of contacts. Interviewing candidates to evaluate their suitability. Attending networking events and exhibitions to promote the Jonathan Lee Recruitment brand Successful applicants should have the following skills or experience: Permanent and/or contract recruitment experience Retained or exclusive assignment experience useful Strong relationship building skills Competitive drive and determination to succeed against your KPI's and performance targets This is challenging and rewarding role with real growth potential for the right individual based on success and delivery. Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been providing recruitment and associated services to our clients who range from SME's to high profile OEM's within the automotive, aerospace, defence and aviation, general engineering, commercial and manufacturing industries for over 40 years. We are immensely proud of our highly experienced and professional team and work hard to ensure that we nurture a climate of industry excellence alongside a dedicated socially responsible framework. We want great people to join our business who share our values of quality, service excellence and team work but can also bring their own skills, knowledge and experience to the table. In return for your experience, Jonathan Lee Recruitment will offer you: £Competitive Pension Commission and Bonus Car Allowance If you have experience as a Recruitment Consultant and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Recruitment Consultant role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Basildon

Automotive Account Manager

Automotive Account Manager £Competitive plus benefits Chelmsford Automotive An Account Manager is required to lead account management and business development activities for Thermal Management Products supplied to an automotive OEM customer. Candidates with experience of developing and maintaining relationships with key customer stakeholders in Purchasing, Programme and Engineering departments would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an automotive thermal and energy management solutions supplier based in Chelmsford, requires a proactive Account Manager to pursue opportunities for business development and new program sourcing with the customer(s). As an Account Manager you will be required to: Lead quote process to ensure that all required financial metrics are achieved Work to manage profitability of program to financial targets Robust handover to programme team post sourcing The Account Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified, or other equivalent qualification, ideally in an engineering subject Proven experience in a customer facing role Able to manage multi product/multi plant programmes Engineering knowledge of Thermal Management products beneficial Excellent administrative, organisational and planning skills Ability to analyse financial summaries This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with good negotiation and communication skills to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Chelmsford based automotive thermal and energy management solutions supplier will offer you: £Competitive Bonus Pension PHC Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Account Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Account Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Chelmsford

Field Service Engineer

Field Service Engineer £Competitive + Car Rugby Metrology Equipment OEM A Field Service Engineer is required to carry out the installation and service / calibration of CMM's (Coordinate Measuring Machine) at customer premises. Candidates with experience of metrology or CNC machine installation, service and repair would be well received. Due to consistent growth this company, a metrology equipment manufacturer based in Rugby, requires a reliable Field Service Engineer to provide support for machine preventative and planned maintenance at customer sites throughout the UK. As a Field Service Engineer you will be required to: Install and commission new or relocated CMM's Respond to customer machine breakdowns Liaison with customers to resolve issues Onsite completion of calibration protocol Liaise with office / stores for ordering of spare parts Complete relevant working plan for Maintenance / Machine Care or Inspection The Field Service Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally qualified to City and Guilds or NVQ level 3 Installation, calibration and maintenance of CNC machines Previous CMM experience advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with installation, maintenance and servicing skills to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Rugby based metrology equipment manufacturer will offer you: Competitive Salary Company Car Pension Performance Related Bonus Home based with travel throughout the UK Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Field Service Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Field Service Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Rugby

Health and Safety Manager

Health and Safety Manager £Competitive plus benefits Abingdon Energy A Health and Safety Manager is required to lead the development and implementation of the HSE strategy within a fast-moving organisation developing compact fusion technology. Candidates with experience of working within a hi-tech engineering industry and a tangible knowledge of Health and Safety would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading Fusion Energy System Developer based in Abingdon, requires a proactive Health and Safety Manager to be responsible for the practical application of health and safety policy on the ground, assisting management, employees and contractors in undertaking the measures needed to comply with requirements of company policy, legislation and/or statutory provisions. As a Health and Safety Manager you will be required to: Work with senior management to develop the company health and safety strategy, policy and procedures Prepare health and safety strategies and develop internal policy Lead Health and Safety communication and safety culture development process Lead in-house training with managers and employees about health and safety issues and risks Provide expert advice on topics including: Risk assessment, fire regulations, hazardous substances, noise, safeguarding machinery and occupational health issues Develop safe operational procedures which identify and take account of all relevant hazards Carry out regular site inspections to check policies and procedures are being properly implemented and develop a framework for management to do the same Produce management reports on communication, culture, practices, performance, improvement & legislation The Health and Safety Manager should have the following skills or experience: IOSH is a minimum requirement and NEBOSH is desirable Proven experience of Health and Safety Management within an engineering environment Ability to engage, coach and mentor other members of staff An understanding of radiological HSE issues would be beneficial This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of working in a fast-moving development environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Abingdon based Fusion Energy System Developer will offer you: £Competitive Pension Bonus PHC Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Health and Safety Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Health and Safety Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Abingdon

Production Engineer

Production Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Automotive / Motorsport A Production Engineer is required to provide support to the Advanced Engineering Group for motorsport and automotive projects. Candidates with experience of working directly with automotive OEM manufacturers would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham requires a proactive Production Engineer to support assigned projects and advise the Advanced Engineering Group on Production Engineering issues. As a Production Engineer you will be required to design and create detail drawings of manufacturing tooling for assigned projects including: Apply cost effective manufacturing methods Attend formal design reviews Determine the engineering method for individual parts Determine and understand specific tooling requirements using customer drawings Advise on corrective action for manufacturing queries and non-conformance The Production Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Educated to a minimum of HND / HNC in an engineering related discipline Proven track record of production engineering Understanding of 3D modelling and engineering drawings Awareness of APQP process useful An understanding of transmission products is beneficial This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with manufacturing experience ideally within an automotive OEM or supplier 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 Production Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Thatcham

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Automotive A Manufacturing Engineer is required to support manufacturing operations to deliver the production plan whilst resolving any barriers to production fulfilment. Candidates with awareness of APQP process according to automotive customer requirements would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Manufacturing Engineer to enact change management and improvement to overall product quality using technical expertise to both mature and new products though the factory and to reduce Engineering support. As a Manufacturing Engineer you will be required to: Ensure the manufacturing schedule is achieved On Time In Full Determine corrective actions and enact change on current product as part of continuous improvement Model, create and amend CAD modelling and drafting on NX 3D CAD to Company standards and procedures Undertake revisions to the Engineering Method for production parts Advise corrective action to manufacture queries and non-conformance and provide feedback to Engineering as appropriate Maintain suitable issue control and Bill of Materials for the parts and projects and in a timely fashion The Manufacturing Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HNC/HND in an engineering discipline Good working knowledge of draughting standards, geometric tolerances and manufacturing methods Knowledge of DFMEA & use of DMAIC root cause analysis & improvement cycles Ability to work across multiple projects and prioritise accordingly Good numerical skills and an understanding of statistics Use of and understanding of A3 problem solving and Root cause analysis tools Competent CAD user, preferably NX & TeamCenter PLM This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with manufacturing engineering 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 Manufacturing Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Manufacturing Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Thatcham

Heat Treatment Technician

Heat Treatment Technician £/hr Competitive plus benefits Thatcham Motorsport A Heat Treatment Technician is required that can demonstrate a knowledge of using atmospheric and vacuum heat treatment equipment, techniques and operating procedures working with a range of metals, particularly steel. Candidates with hands on experience of undertaking processes such as: case hardening, tempering and stress relieving would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Heat Treatment Technician to undertake heat treatment to high levels of quality and to production schedules. The Heat Treatment Technician should have the following skills or experience: Demonstrable knowledge of atmospheric and vacuum heat treatment equipment, techniques and operating procedures Material coupon preparation, micro-section and hardness checking as well as operating procedures and effective jigging techniques Working with furnaces and other machinery, you will need to be aware of health and safety practices and procedures Working with other departments you will be required to advise Production Engineers on any tooling, jigs and fixtures you require, so good communication skills are a must This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with heat treatment experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Thatcham based transmission technology specialist will offer you: £/hr Competitive Pension Private Health Care Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Heat Treatment Technician and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Heat Treatment Technician role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525 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 / Thatcham

Health and Safety Advisor

Health and Safety Advisor £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Health and Safety Advisor is required to provide advice and support to management, employees, visitors and contractors ensuring adherence to policy on an initial 6 month Fixed Term Contract (FTC). Candidates with experience or knowledge of OHAS 18001, ISO45001 and ISO9001 would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, based in Coventry requires a proactive Health and Safety Advisor to ensure, as far as reasonably practicable, that the Company operates within the provisions of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 and subsequent specific legislation. As a Health and Safety Advisor you will be required to: Advise the Head of Quality, Safety & Security on the sites compliance with the interpretation of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations and all other relevant legislation Maintain and propose the relevant site KPIs Assist in planning and promoting a positive Health and Safety culture to all levels of their respective sites Developing and delivering annual toolbox talks and other awareness training as necessary Ensure that all sites Health and Safety inspections, incidents, assessments and audits are, when applicable, instigated, investigated/undertaken, recorded, monitored and reviewed on time Implement/follow the recommendations and guidance provided by the Head of Quality, Safety & Security and adopting industry, group or local best work practices where possible (this may require you to travel within the group) Ensure suitable and sufficient safe systems of work are in place (e.g. RAMs and permits to work) Undertaking new starter, visitor and contractor health and safety inductions All health and safety actions are appropriately acted upon Support the site fire marshals and first aiders to enable them to perform their duties efficiently and effectively The Health and Safety Advisor should have the following skills or experience: NEBOSH Certificate in Health and Safety (or equivalent) Experience undertaking risk assessments (including COSHH and PUWER) Good verbal and written communication skills Flexible & adaptable to changing work requirements This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with health and safety experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Coventry based powertrain consultancy 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 Health and Safety Advisor and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Health and Safety Advisor role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Coventry

Product Manager - ADAS

Product Manager - Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive An ADAS Product Manager is required to manage the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and Highly Automated Driving (HAD) portfolio internationally. Candidates with experience of defining ADAS product requirements and project plans for product implementation would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology, requires a proactive ADAS Product Manager, based in Coventry, to work closely with engineering and sales as well as business development and senior management to ensure strategy is followed and successfully communicated to customers and potential customers. As an ADAS Product Manager you will be required to: Define and shape current and future ADAS / HAD products and services Work with senior leadership to help address and plan strategic business opportunities Working closely with the business development team to identify potential customers Support the business development team in understanding the customer's requirements, and supporting definition of projects Conduct technical meetings with customers and helping to define project requirements and work scope Provide (or coordinate) technical training on ADAS / HAD globally, and to customers wherever and whenever required Provide competitor analysis, benchmarking, and market research on competitive ADAS / HAD activities from OEMs, suppliers, and other related companies Define ad-hoc projects based on immediate executive and customer needs Writing funding proposals for grants and projects The ADAS Product Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Sound and thorough understanding of ADAS and HAD features Excellent communication and presentation skills Project management skills Exposure to government-funded research projects and their management advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Coventry based role 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 ADAS Product Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the ADAS Product Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Coventry

Powertrain Performance Systems Engineer

Senior Performance Systems Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Peterborough Automotive / Off-Highway A Senior Performance Systems Engineer is required to verify and optimise the system performance of a diesel engine powertrain. Candidates with experience of planning, as well as preparation, and supervision of powertrain simulation and testing would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, requires a proactive Senior Performance Systems Engineer, based at a client site in Peterborough, to undertake the generation & analysis of powertrain simulation tasks and co-ordinate calibration of powertrain simulation models from real world testing data & engine test cell results. As a Senior Performance Systems Engineer you will be required to: Planning and execution of diesel engine systems simulation activities Support conceptualisation studies for future powertrains Specification of physical engine test plans including DoE considerations Analysis of results and preparation of recommendations (written and verbal reports) Liaison with and reporting to various functional groups within the organisation Controls development and mathematical modelling using MATLAB/Simulink Through simulation, provide predictions on product performance and variability on engine systems such as aftertreatment Update and calibrate simulation models from test and data The Senior Performance Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Good knowledge of Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) fundamentals Understanding of EAS performance and control Understanding and experience of DoE and emissions modelling Capable of working independently as well as part of large and small teams High level competence using MATLAB/Simulink to develop mathematical models Aftertreatment system modelling, ideally in the heavy duty/ off-highway sector beneficial This is an excellent opportunity for anyone familiar with off highway heavy duty powertrain applications to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Peterborough based role 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 Performance Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Performance Systems Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Peterborough

Battery Systems Engineer

Battery Systems Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Battery Systems Engineer is required to support system and component level design of battery packs during all development phases. Candidates with an understanding and experience in HV battery system design development and validation would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, based in Coventry, requires a proactive Battery Systems Engineer to support functional and geometric integration of all components on battery module and battery system level. As a Battery Systems Engineer you will be required to: Design of battery systems from concept to SOP Support preparation of specifications and, if required, supplier specifications for the entire battery system and sub-systems (Requirements Engineering) Involvement in test and validation tasks and assessment of results (DVP preparation, planning and implementation) Support preparation of battery test specifications based on relevant regulations and international/customer standards and requirements Liaise with relevant teams to direct battery design tasks (i.e. simulation, component engineers, testing, suppliers and manufacturing) Support the preparation of battery system and component quality documentation (boundary diagrams, P diagrams, robustness check lists, FMEAs and test plans) Support preparation of design development plans - time schedules, work flow in the scope of serial projects and prototype project Support preparation of battery design reviews Liaise with relevant teams to support battery design tasks (i.e. simulation, component engineers, testing, suppliers and manufacturing) Support battery pack/module drawing creation Support assessment of test and simulation results and defining next steps Support supplier assessment and discussions The Battery Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Understanding of HV battery design fundamentals including safety standards and regulations Experience in system design and testing of battery packs, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industries Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities Competent presentation skills Catia V5/V6, Creo or Unigraphics NX experience This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a basic understanding of cell construction and chemistries to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Coventry based powertrain consultancy will offer you: £Competitive Pension PHC Flexitime Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Battery Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Battery Systems Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Battery Design Engineer

Battery Design Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Battery Design Engineer is required to support system and component level design of battery packs. Candidates with of a good understanding and experience in HV battery system design would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, the world's largest independent company for development, simulation and testing technology of powertrains, based in Coventry, requires a proactive Battery Design Engineer to support the preparation of battery system and component quality documentation. As a Battery Design Engineer you will be required to: Support preparation of battery design reviews Liaise with relevant teams to support battery design tasks (i.e. simulation, component engineers, testing, suppliers and manufacturing) Support battery pack/module drawing creation Support assessment of test and simulation results and defining next steps Support supplier assessment and discussions The Battery Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Experience in system and component design of battery packs, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industries Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities Competent presentation skills Catia V5/V6, Creo or Unigraphics NX experience This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a good understanding of HV battery design fundamentals to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Coventry based powertrain consultancy will offer you: £Competitive Pension PHC Flexitime Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Battery Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Battery Design Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

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