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Paul Branton

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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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Battery Modelling Engineer

Battery Modelling Engineer £Competitve plus benefits Wantage Automotive A Battery Modelling Engineer is required to be involved in the development of world class battery technology for high performance applications in a range of sectors including automotive, motorsport, mining, aviation, marine and defence. Candidates with knowledge of / familiarity with degradation mechanisms associated with Li-ion batteries in the context of health-adaptive battery models would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading technology and engineering services business, based in Wantage, requires a proactive Battery Modelling Engineer to be responsible for advancing the development, testing and validation of advanced Battery Management Systems performance algorithms. As a Battery Modelling Engineer you will be required to: - Develop new techniques and standards for battery characterisation and model parameterisation to improve efficiency, accuracy and consistency of model creation for online Battery Management System applications - Oversee cell model and algorithm validation plan, including definition of cell/module testing and cell-in-the-loop. - Build models of batteries (cell and pack levels) to support battery algorithm virtual testing - Integration of battery models into BMS virtual testing environment - Proactively contributing to the development of battery management systems and diagnostics capabilities - Act as a technical expert for business development purposes - Engage with internal stakeholders at all levels, as well as external partnering academic and external organisation The Battery Modelling Engineer should have the following skills or experience: - Degree qualified, ideally in an engineering subject - Demonstrated Product Development or Research experience in Battery Systems - Expertise in data analysis and modelling of physical systems in MATLAB and Simulink - Knowledge of / familiarity with degradation mechanisms associated with Li-ion batteries in the context of health-adaptive battery models is desirable - Familiarity with alternative equivalent circuit model structures, and reduced order physics-based models advantageous - Experience in development of model-based BMS state-estimation algorithms and/or battery control strategies is useful - Software validation using model/software/hardware in the loop; experience in cell-in-the-loop testing is beneficial - Understanding of Systems Engineering principles (V-cycle) This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience in defining cell testing procedures, parameterisation and validation of robust ECN battery models and 1D thermal models to be involved in a diverse range of projects. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering service business will offer you: - £Competitive - 26 Days holiday - Excellent benefits package No Certificate of Sponsorship is available. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Battery Modelling Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Battery Modelling 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 / Wantage

Controls Engineer

Controls Engineer £Neg/Hr (Inside IR35) Wantage Automotive A Controls Engineer is required to specify, develop and deliver control systems including specification, requirement capture, design, implementation, simulation, testing and calibration support on vehicle or product. Candidates with experience of CANape / CANoe / CANalyzer would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading technology and engineering services business, based in Wantage, requires a proactive Controls Engineer to be responsible for the specification and development of control strategies satisfying system requirements. As a Controls Engineer you will be required to: - Deriving software requirements from system requirements and implement them - Implementation is primarily intended in a Matlab / Simulink environment - Work closely with the system team to make sure the SW developed meet the feature requirements - Support ISO26262 process with traceability from requirement to implementation, and support MIL/SIL testing as project requires - Support HIL rig and system testing - Individual workload planning to strict deadlines and milestones. - Working towards generating patentable IP The Controls Engineer should have the following skills or experience: - Degree qualified, or other equivalent qualification, ideally in an engineering subject - Experience of mainstream automotive ECU software development - Expert level user of Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow and automatic code generation techniques for algorithm development - Knowledge of Autosar modelling guidelines in Matlab/Simulink - Experience in developing production embedded software following ISO26262 process - Experience/understanding of test and measurement techniques advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a strong understanding of modelling techniques to be involved in a diverse range of projects. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering service business will offer you: - £Neg/Hr (Inside IR35) - Initial 12 month contract Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Controls Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Controls 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Wantage

Electronics Design Engineer

Electronics Design Engineer £Neg/Hr (Inside IR35) Wantage Automotive A Electronics Design Engineer is required to support the electrical team to deliver projects, through the development of electronic systems and products. Candidates with experience of designing and developing equipment, and test procedures, who can own the set up and test of electronics systems would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading technology and engineering services business, based in Wantage, requires a proactive Electronics Design Engineer to be responsible for full life cycle design of electronic products. As a Electronics Design Engineer you will be required to: - Board level electronics design and debug (OrCAD, Altium or similar) - Analogue and digital electronics design - Low power SMPS design - Conduct reliability analysis The Electronics Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: - Degree qualified, or other equivalent qualification, ideally in an engineering subject - Knowledge or experience with power electronics, high voltage systems desirable - Firmware development in C/VHDL desirable - Experience of highly regulated industry such as aerospace or automotive (ISO26262 or DO-254 type) - Strong background in documentation for product certification - Knowledge of requirement capture platform such as Polarian, DOORS or similar This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience in Hardware/Software DFMEA to be involved in a diverse range of projects. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering service business will offer you: - £Neg/Hr (Inside IR35) - Initial 12 month contract Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Electronics Design Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Electronics Design 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Wantage

Battery Algorithms Engineer

Battery Algorithms Engineer (BMS) £Competitve plus benefits Wantage Automotive A Battery Algortihms Engineer is required to be involved in the development of world class battery technology for high performance applications in a range of sectors including automotive, motorsport, mining, aviation, marine and defence. Candidates with strong capability in advanced controls, and/or specific battery modelling and testing experience would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading technology and engineering services business, based in Wantage, requires a proactive Battery Algorithms Engineer to be responsible for the development and validation of the next-generation of battery performance algorithms and diagnostics. As a Battery Algorithms Engineer you will be required to: - Undertake model-based development of Battery Management System (BMS) control strategies and performance algorithms, including State of Charge, State of Health, State of Power etc - Build models of battery systems (cell and pack level) to support battery algorithm virtual testing - Integration and virtual testing of Battery Management Systems (BMS) performance algorithms, both for embedded and cloud deployment - Integration of battery models into BMS virtual testing environment - Proactively contributing to the development of battery management systems and diagnostics capabilities The Battery Algorithms Engineer should have the following skills or experience: - Degree qualified, ideally in an engineering subject - Demonstrated Product Development or Research experience in Battery Systems - Expertise in data analysis and modelling of physical systems in MATLAB and Simulink - Knowledge of / familiarity with degradation mechanisms associated with Li-ion batteries in the context of health-adaptive battery models is desirable - Demonstrated Product Development or Research experience in Battery Systems - Experience in development of model-based Battery Management System (BMS) state-estimation algorithms and/or battery control strategies - Knowledge of Control Theory; experience in applying Kalman Filters (LQE) is a beneficial - Software validation using model/software/hardware in the loop; experience in cell-in-the-loop testing is advantageous This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience in defining cell testing procedures, parameterisation and validation of robust ECN battery models and 1D thermal models to be involved in a diverse range of projects. In return for your experience, this Wantage based technology and engineering service business will offer you: - £Competitive - 26 Days holiday - Excellent benefits package No Certificate of Sponsorship is available. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Battery Algorithms Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Battery Algorithms 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 / Wantage

Technical Buyer

Technical Buyer £Competitive Thatcham Motorsport A Technical Buyer is required to be responsible for the procurement of a range of complex mechanical components which are used in innovative transmission systems. Candidates with knowledge of casting and machining manufacturing processes would be well received. Due to an increased workload this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Technical Buyer to deliver projects that continually improve efficiencies and reduce costs. The Technical Buyer should have the following skills or experience: Ability to read and interpret technical drawings Experience in the procurement of castings and complex machined parts Competent user of ERP systems and able to follow BOM structures Well-developed interpersonal and organisation skills Skilled negotiator on both cost and delivery schedules Familiarity with IATF16949 and PPAP advantageous Experience of sourcing new suppliers potentially covering new technologies desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with significant experience in an engineering procurement role 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. 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

Test Bed Operator - Powertrain

Test Bed Operator £35,000 p.a. to £38,000 p.a. Coventry Automotive A Test Bed Operator is required undertake the preparation of powertrain units and performing testing activities. Candidates with knowledge of motor vehicle technology with an up-to-date knowledge of vehicle development, especially new engine types and electronics would be well received. Due to growth this company, a leading Powertrain Engineering consultancy based in Coventry, requires a Test Bed Operator to play a key role in the operations of a state-of-the-art powertrain testing facility. As a Test Bed Operator you will be required to: Installation of Unit Under Test (UUT) on advanced Powertrain Test Cells Accurate repeatable instrumentation fitment onto powertrains Responsible for powertrain test facility utilisation diary logs and facility breakdown reporting Operating facility and test equipment in line with work instructions Regular servicing and repairs of components and powertrains First line analysis and interpretation of test results First line fault identification on the engine and test cell Assist mechanical technicians on day-to-day basis to ensure efficient UUT Preparation in-line with customer requirements To ensure processes are worked to and maintained ensuring high quality and customer value Ensure customer test programs are completed with high levels of efficiency and accuracy Identify inefficiencies in current process and deliver improvements through continuous improvements Other tasks as and when required to keep the operations up and running 5 S's / TPM and housekeeping in the facility The Test Bed Operator should have the following skills or experience: An apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3 vocational qualification in Mechanical or Motor Vehicle Engineering and relevant technical experience Experience of operating a modern automated test cell Knowledge of motor vehicle technology with an up-to-date knowledge of vehicle development, especially new engine types and electronics Strong practical skills with good manual dexterity Ideally strong knowledge and experience of working on prototype powertrains Knowledge and experience of using test cell instrumentation and external measurement devices Knowledge of powertrain test control systems and ancillary equipment such as combustion and emissions measurement is advantageous Computer literate, including competency in Microsoft Office Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have any questions about the Test Bed Operator role or would like more information, 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

Diesel Calibration Engineer

Diesel Calibration Engineer (FTC) £35,000 p.a. to £45,000 p.a. plus benefits Basildon Automotive A Diesel Calibration Engineer is required to be responsible for optimising the calibration of the diesel engine and powertrain. Candidates with experience of start and idle and vehicle systems 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 Diesel Calibration Engineer, based on their customer site in Dunton, to plan, prepare and supervise related vehicle tests, assessment and documentation of test results and delivery of calibrations. As a Diesel Calibration Engineer you will be required to: Plan and execute of an engine or vehicle development program Calibration dataset development in-line with attribute targets Dataset validation for all ambient conditions both in facility and in territory Analysis of results and preparation of recommendations Liaison and reporting to various functions within the organisation The Diesel Calibration Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in Mechanical/Automotive or related Engineering discipline Good working knowledge of EMS and related tools and software Experience in start and idle calibration desirable Experience in vehicle systems calibration (A/C, alternator, temperature modelling, fuel systems, urea systems) Good knowledge of feedback control systems and calibration techniques Knowledge of data analysis tools such as AVL Concerto or equivalent This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with a good knowledge of diesel combustion engine fundamentals to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Dunton based company will offer you: Salary £35,000 p.a. to £45,000 p.a. Pension European Travel This is initially a fixed term contract (FTC) for 8 months which is subject to review and may be extended based on the requirements of the customer. If you have experience as a Diesel Calibration Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Diesel Calibration 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 / Basildon

Product Engineer - Fluid Transfer

Product Engineer - Fluid Transfer £Comp/hr Leamington Spa / Home Working Automotive A Product Engineer is required to co-ordinate and control projects from concept to post-production launch of new and modified fluid transfer components ensuring delivery to timing deadlines, cost, and quality. Candidates with experience of component / product launch for an OEM with either a Tier 1 or Tier 2 Supplier would be well received. Due to increased workloads this client, a leading global supplier of fluid transfer solutions, based in Leamington Spa, requires a proactive Product Engineer to manage the introduction of new Fluid Transfer components into customer programmes. As a Product Engineer you will be required to: Plan project requirements and resources, including the sourcing of subcontract elements React promptly and effectively to changing client and product needs Anticipate any potential project risks, identifying and establishing corrective actions Participate in Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEAs), Quality history reviews, robustness studies, etc. Participate in Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) and Production Part Approval Process (PPAP) processes Track tasks against the project timing plan Manage the project within budget Prepare and assist with design verification and sign off reporting Accurately cost any changes in specifications The Product Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in an engineering or technological discipline Good understanding of engineering principles Knowledge of Fluid Transfer components desirable Project Engineering/Project Management experience Advanced Microsoft including MS Project and Excel Experience in Bill of Material (BOM) structures This is an excellent contract opportunity for anyone with product development experience within an automotive environment. In return for your experience, this Leamington Spa based company will offer: £Comp/hr Outside IR35 Home working with site visits when appropriate Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Product Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Product 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Leamington Spa

Lead Quality Engineer

Lead Quality Engineer £Competitive + Bens Thatcham Automotive A Lead Quality Engineer is required to lead the introduction and implementation of the automotive quality standard IATF 16949 across the business through to successful certification. Candidates with an in-depth knowledge of ISO 9001 and IATF 16949 would be well received. Due to a growth in opportunities this company, an award-winning transmission technology specialist based in Thatcham, requires a proactive Lead Quality Engineer to define, document and maintain the processes and procedures required to comply with the standard. As the Lead Quality Engineer you are required to: Maintain records required by the standard, working with operations, engineering and commercial to gather and report data as required by the standard Manage a team of automotive SQE's with a supplier audit plan and review of the audit findings and continual improvement activity Planning of internal audits to be completed by the audit team to the right frequency, and managing audit findings, corrective actions Support assessments of the quality management system when undertaken by customers and external certification bodies such as BSi Management systems. Dealing with the accreditation body to report any special measures with customers Maintain the documented Quality Management System and undertake projects, as determined by the Quality Manager, to include process enhancement, new processes and Manufacturing improvements that improve quality & efficiency Manage the quality management system including ensuring internal procedures are being followed using a team of internal auditors and to host customer and certification body audits of the standard The Lead Quality Engineer should have the following skills or experience: HNC/HND qualified in mechanical engineering or relevant discipline In depth knowledge of ISO9001 and IATF16949 Knowledge of problem solving and root cause analysis tools Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel Auditor Training certificate / qualification This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with experience of auditing of Quality Management Systems 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 Quality Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Lead Quality 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

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