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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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Powertrain Project Manager - BEV

Powertrain Project Manager £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Powertrain Project Manager is required to take responsibility for the success of powertrain projects, controlling timing, resource allocation, maintaining relationships with our customers. Candidates with knowledge of customer systems/processes of major OEMs 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 Powertrain Project Manager to be responsible for the overall management of customer projects from the pre-project phase through to customer acceptance and project completion. As a Powertrain Project Manager you will be required to: Lead and supervise project teams in-house and with the customer Supervise integration partners (suppliers) Ensure target-oriented customer communication including coordination with the customer's departments involved in the project Report project progress, both to customer and to management Project management and controlling with respect to technical progress, quality, timing and costs Supporting sales and project planning in planning and acquisition of new projects Support in the continuous improvement of project management processes The Powertrain Project Manager should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Professional experience in engine and powertrain development Battery Electric Vehicle experience an advantage Understanding of business management Excellent communication skills and confidence in dealing with customers MS Office (Word, Excel, MS Project and VBA knowledge an advantage) Experience in managing SOP projects preferable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of delivering powertrain projects to / for major automotive OEMs 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 Powertrain Project Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Powertrain Project 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

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Greenford Automotive A Systems Engineer is required to help improve the systems architecture and testing. Candidates with experience of bringing different disciplines together using systems engineering techniques and practices to ensure the system is hitting key objectives in a timely and safe manner would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning personal mobility manufacturer based in Greenford, requires a proactive Systems Engineer to consistently develop practical procedures and complete tasks through to a conclusion. As a Systems Engineer you will be required to: Analyse and manage product requirements disseminating them into systems, hardware, software and mechanical requirements Develop and manage interface specifications between subsystems Traceability management between requirements and system tests to demonstrate compliance with relevant standards Requirements baseline management traceability and verification Production of relevant safety work products and support Safety Analysis (i.e. FMEA) and risk assessment Define system test requirements and test plans Work with other engineering disciplines to develop robust technical solutions and maintain architecture definitions and trade-off analysis The Systems Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering or software related discipline Knowledge of Systems Engineering practices, methodologies, processes and techniques Experience of hands-on development of either hardware, software or firmware, particularly in an embedded environment Experience in writing high quality technical documentation and the formal technical review of such material Project management experience and ability to report development progress and timings This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with systems engineering experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Greenford based personal mobility manufacturer will offer you: £Competitive Pension A choice of working hours, including a 9-day fortnight (i.e. every other Friday off) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Systems Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the 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 / Greenford

Multi-skilled Maintenance Engineer

Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer Permanent 3 shift rotation Kent Salary – Up to £40,000 plus overtime Jonathan Lee are currently recruiting for a Multi skilled Maintenance Engineer for a well-established business based in Kent. This is a permanent position & immediate start available for the right candidate. As a Maintenance Engineer you will: Be responsible for the maintenance on all machinery within the plant Attend breakdowns on machinery Routine maintenance work ensuring all paperwork is completed & maintenance schedule is up to date Fault find any issues (Siemens PLC) As a Maintenance Engineer you will: Experience of working within an Engineering/Maintenance team in a Food or drink environment (all sector backgrounds are considered) Experience of complete Reactive & preventative maintenance duties Previous experience working on PLC Systems (Siemens is beneficial) Experience working on pneumatic & hydraulic systems If you are currently in the market looking for a new role or keen to hear more about this opportunity, then please contact Kieron at Jonathan Lee. 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 / Headcorn

Recruitment Consultant

Recruitment Consultant £Competitive plus benefits Basildon Technology / Manufacturing / Engineering / Technical 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

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

Senior Battery Design Engineer

Senior Battery Design Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Coventry Automotive A Senior Battery Design Engineer is required to support system and component level design of battery packs. Candidates with 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 Senior Battery Design Engineer, you will be required to: Lead system and component level (electrical and mechanical) design of battery packs; including integration into vehicle platforms Lead preparation of battery design reviews Lead the preparation of battery system and component quality documentation (boundary diagrams, P diagrams, robustness check lists, FMEAs and test plans) Liaise with relevant teams to direct battery design tasks (i.e. simulation, component engineers, testing, suppliers and manufacturing) Lead battery pack/module drawing creation and sign-off Lead assessment of test and simulation results and defining next steps Support supplier assessment and discussions Mentor and support junior team members Support recruitment Support sales activities The Senior Battery Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree in Mechanical/Electrical Engineering, Mechatronics or similar (min 2:1) Catia V5/V6, Creo or Unigraphics NX experience Excellent understanding of HV battery design fundamentals Professional experience in system and component design of battery packs, preferably in the automotive or commercial vehicle industries Strong communication, teamwork and leading abilities Good written and oral English and competent presentation skills Willingness to travel Driving license 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 Senior Battery Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about this 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

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

Field Service Engineer

Field Service Engineer £Competitive plus vehicle London / Essex / Kent Automotive A Field Service Engineer is required to resolve or perform maintenance functions for vehicle electronic control units. Candidates with experience of auto electrics fault finding and repair would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning provider of vehicle intelligence for emergency service fleets requires a proactive Field Service Engineer to efficiently plan and coordinate the service requests in a timely and professional manner to ensure an excellent customer service level. As a Field Service Engineer you will be required to: Submit service reports for each service request Issue a weekly service plan for the upcoming week trying to maximize service resources Confirm the warranty status of the service request and the root cause of the fault and issue service cost to our finance department or service department for them to invoice to the customer (If appropriate) Conform to all compliance and procedures, RMA, Installation and Commissioning Procedures and Sign Off with Customer Provide weekly and monthly reports on all service requests internally as part of a continuous improvement process to improve on new products and prevent reoccurrence of the fault, where applicable Ensure the customer signs off on the service request and are completely satisfied with the service provided The Field Service Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HNC, HND, NVQ or equivalent in Automobile Technology or Auto Electrics Strong technical acumen with an analytical mindset Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills Show strong organisational and planning ability Good phone skills to describe and document a technical service request Ability to show initiative and understand the value of a first-class customer service delivery Ability to work alone or as part of a team Ability to remain professional with customers always This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with ECU / auto electrics experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this fleet management software supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Vehicle 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 / London

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

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