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Paul Branton

Lead Consultant
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  1. 01268 455525
  2. paul.branton@jonlee.co.uk
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  4. @JonLee_Recruit

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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Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Kenilworth Hybrid Automotive A Mechanical Design Engineer is required to generate conceptual designs based on technical specifications for high speed electric motors and drives. Candidates with experience of preparing manufacturing drawings and liaising with suppliers would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning hybrid system supplier based in Kenilworth requires a proactive Mechanical Design Engineer to ensure products are developed to achieve compliance with design objectives. As a Mechanical Design Engineer you will be required to: Provide technical liaison and support for customers Participate in the creation of functional specifications, DVP, FMEA Support the design and development of test rigs Assisting the engineering team in build, test and commissioning activities Create and maintain support documentation (e.g. procedures, build manual) Identify opportunities for improvements in functionality and manufacture The Mechanical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven design experience gained within the high-speed rotating equipment, automotive or other relevant sector Strong 3D CAD (Solidworks preferred) and 2D drawing skills Geometric dimensioning and tolerancing Knowledge of manufacturing processes This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with mechanical design experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Kenilworth based hybrid system supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Share scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Mechanical Design Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Kenilworth, Warwickshire

Supply Chain Manager

Supply Chain Manager £Competitive plus benefits Hoddesdon Manufacturing A Supply Chain Manager is required to ensure the maximising of all opportunities to improve quality and service levels whilst reducing costs by evaluating and managing all supply chain processes. Candidates with experience of overseeing organisation wide management of the strategic sourcing, procurement, contracting, and evaluation of services would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading British designer, innovator and manufacturer of award winning exterior lighting solutions for the UK and International markets based in Hoddesdon, requires a Supply Chain Manager to review the current supplier base to identify opportunities for cost reduction and identify risk. As a Supply Chain Manager you will be required to: Establish key performance indicators and drive performance improvement against set goals Develop, manage and negotiate contracts/agreements for the supplier base The Supply Chain Manager should have the following skills or experience: Ideally CIPS qualified Creating contractual agreements with key suppliers Leading supplier negotiations Developing supplier relationships Managing product life-cycle management This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with proven experience within a manufacturing environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Hoddesdon based exterior lighting company will offer you: £Competitive Car / Allowance Pension An opportunity to work for an award winning exterior lighting company Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Supply Chain Manager and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Supply Chain Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Hoddesdon, Hertfordshire

Stress Engineer

Stress Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Wantage Formula 1 A Stress Engineer is required to perform structural analysis on F1 car components using both finite elements and traditional methods. Candidates with experience of ensuring components released to production meet the set strength, stiffness and mass requirements would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading Formula 1 Team based in Wantage requires a proactive Stress Engineer to produce structural reports which fully record the analysis performed to allow the engineering drawings to be approved. As a Stress Engineer you will be required to: Write test requests to the Prototype and Test Department Liaise with the Prototype & Test Department to ensure that the test is carried out efficiently and on time Writing test requests to the Track Engineers Analyse the results The Stress Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline A proven track record working in a similar role, preferably in motorsport This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with stress engineering experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wantage based Formula 1 Team will offer you: £Competitive Car Scheme Pension Onsite Gym Subsidised Canteen An opportunity to work for a respected Formula 1 Team Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Stress Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Stress Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Wantage, Oxfordshire

Systems Integration Engineer

Systems Integration Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Basildon Automotive Tier 1 Supplier A Systems Integration Engineer is required to deliver electronics technologies for current and future global commercial vehicle programmes. Candidates with experience of the automotive electrical sector would be well received. Due to increased workload this company, a leading global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier based in Basildon requires a proactive Systems Integration Engineer to undertake testing of the latest vehicle electronic modules and systems. As a Systems Integration Engineer you will be required to: Generate test reports aligned to client's Function/System Specs, Plan and coordinate Design Verification and sign-off testing Identify defects with functional/system testing Support the software development team. Support software compatibility processes: Support Ei-PAT, Software Change and Release Management Meeting, PMST, Technical Design Review (TDR) meetings Lead investigations to resolve issues at manufacturing plant caused by diagnostics and EOL compatibility issues Frequent travel opportunities to support prototype builds and production launches at vehicle assembly plants. The Systems Integration Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Vehicle CAN Networks (including LIN & Ethernet) Network Management (Autosar or OSEK) Signal database Hands-on with CANalyser, CANoe, KVaser and LIN test tools (CANape will be highly regarded) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with automotive electrical systems experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Basildon based Automotive Tier 1 Supplier will offer you: £Competitive Bonus Pension An opportunity to work for a respected global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Relocation Package available Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of automotive electrical systems and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Systems Integration Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Senior Sales Manager

Sales Manager £Competitive plus benefits Brentwood Automotive Tier 1 Supplier A Sales Manager is required to coordinate all sales activities for a major European Automotive OEM account. Candidates with experience managing Tier 1 or Tier 2 component sales activities within an automotive OEM would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier based in Brentwood requires a proactive Sales Manager to take responsibility for a major Automotive OEM account. As a Sales Manager you will be required to: Interface with mid-level management and decision makers within the client's Purchasing, Engineering, and STA teams Support your team members in their activity with the customer by participating regularly to customer meetings (progress reviews, quality reviews, commercial global meetings) Drive and deliver the Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) Ensure that a commercial agreement is reached with the customer about changes before change introduction or launch Ensure follow-up of the productivity negotiation, in particular that the conditions defined during the negotiation are respected by both parties Manage and contribute to the development of the Strategic Account Plan (SAP) Support claims negotiation at the appropriate level with the customer The Sales Manager should have the following skills or experience: Ideally Degree qualified in an engineering discipline Proven Automotive OEM component sales experience Demonstrable leadership skills Results oriented with strong written and oral communications skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with Automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2 sales experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Brentwood based Automotive Tier 1 Supplier will offer you: £Competitive Bonus Car Pension An opportunity to work for a respected global Automotive Tier 1 Supplier Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of automotive Tier 1 or Tier 2 sales and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Sales Manager role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Basildon, Essex