Paul specialises in sourcing product development professionals within all areas of the transportation and scientific sectors and excels at identifying high-value candidates at all stages of their careers.
He has a PhD in Electric Drives for Aerospace Applications, 11 years’ experience working on high profile automotive and motorsport projects, with a notable specialism in high performance electric machines.
Paul is also a former organising committee member of the UK Magnetics Society. Paul utilises his wealth of industry experience to source hard-to-find individuals who possess the technical skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist product development roles.
His knowledge of the challenges prevalent in product development, the wider marketplace, understanding of client specifications and ability to develop long-term relationships enables him to truly understand and deliver to his customer needs.
Lead Engineer - HVAC and Cooling Systems - Electric Vehicle - Coventry - Perm/Contract £40k - £60k DOE Searching for an automotive product development job with the opportunity to work on a highly innovative EV programme? This is an exceptional opportunity for a Lead Engineer with a specialism in Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and cooling systems to provide technical leadership in the design and development of concept vehicles. This will involve working with the team to determine the design strategy, participating in planning reviews, and being responsible for design and development activities to meet project goals. What you will do As Lead Engineer HVAC and Cooling Systems To lead the development of HVAC and cooling systems for various new vehicle platforms. To provide specialist technical leadership in the field of HVAC and cooling system for hybrid battery electric and gasoline vehicles To be responsible for the analysis and related test and development activities for the technical area both externally and in the project workshops To establish collaborative test, research and product development activities with partner organisations and suppliers To disseminate project output using appropriate tools such as project reports, presentations To manage a small team of engineers, providing supervision, mentoring and support What you will need As Lead Engineer HVAC and Cooling Systems Educated to degree level or equivalent Experience of technical leadership in HVAC and cooling systems Experience of HVAC and cooling systems design and development An understanding of the capabilities of HVAC and cooling systems equipment and software used within the automotive industry Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills. What you will get As Lead Engineer HVAC and Cooling Systems Experience of working on a highly innovative EV project The chance to work in excellent facilities Competitive salary/rate and benefits Applications Suitably qualified and experienced HVAC Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson on +44 (0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter 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
Electronic Design Engineer - Hybrid Systems – Lichfield - £ Competitive DOE An Electronic Design Engineer - Hybrid Systems is required to work on cutting edge hybridisation projects for automotive and aerospace customers. This will involve the application of power electronics and associated control technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to turn their ideas into reality, from blank page concepts to outstanding designs. As Electronic Design Engineer - Hybrid Systems – you will be required to Lead the development of hybrid systems. Work closely with current and future collaborative partners. Carrying out feasibility studies for new technical innovations, utilising electrical simulation software where appropriate. To be responsible for test and development activities. To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. Work closely with customers and suppliers. As Electronic Design Engineer - Hybrid Systems – you will have A degree or equivalent experience in a relevant subject. Good working knowledge and enthusiasm for hands-on engineering of analogue and digital electronics. Knowledge of charging control, DC/DC and DC/AC power conversion would be advantageous. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. Experience of BOM creation and supporting DFMEA, PFMEA activities for projects and products. Suitably qualified and experienced Electronic Design Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to email@example.com. 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 / Lichfield
Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly Competitive DOE A Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. This will involve the application of power electronics, electric machines and associated control technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to turn their ideas into reality, from blank page concepts to outstanding designs. As Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain – you will be required to Lead the development of the Electric Powertrain for various new vehicle platforms. Provide effective technical management, analysis, planning, monitoring and design expertise in conjunction with all other related project areas. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of electric machines and drives for automotive traction applications. Work closely with current and future collaborative partners. To be responsible for test and development activities To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As Lead Engineer – Electric Powertrain – you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership of electric powertrain designs and deliverables. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Powertrain Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
Picture the scene... On 23 June 1919, a committee of influential women sensed a new dawn. The First World War had ended, and significant steps had been taken towards women’s suffrage. The group, ranging from designers and munitions factory managers to wives of eminent engineers, rallied to found the Women’s Engineering Society (WES). One hundred years later the engineering industry is more diverse than ever before, but there is still much to be done to boost female uptake into industry. As we celebrate the centenary of the Women’s Engineering Society and International Women in Engineering Day on June 23, the fact that only 11% of the UK’s engineers are female, the lowest percentage of female engineering professional in Europe, is an unsettling statistic. This year’s theme #TransformTheFuture celebrates achievements of women in engineering and encourages young female talent to explore the exciting career opportunities available. From debates and competitions to networking breakfasts and open days, events are held across the UK all this week. Why are There so Few Female Engineers? During the 11 years’ I spent developing high performance systems within the automotive and motorsport industry, many of the superb engineers I had the pleasure to work alongside were female. They were rightfully recognised and many held high-flying roles. From the positive experiences I have had, it amazes me that as a nation we are still bottom of the league when it comes to inspiring the next generation of women to become engineers. It made me wonder, of the excellent female engineers I have worked with (or that I am now placing into engineering roles), what is it that inspired and encouraged them into their careers? And what might they think about women in engineering? Over the past few months I have been catching up with my network to see what they think, and it seems there are five common themes: 1. Be Inspired Having a close family member or friend that is in the engineering profession seems to have a lasting effect. As one of my contacts comments: “I decided to study engineering because my father is an engineer and I was very curious about his job and what he did. I didn't take inspiration from a female engineer, but I took it from my father.” 2. Challenge Yourself INDUSTRY 4.0 - WHERE DO I START? Becoming an engineer can be a long and challenging process, with continued personal development essential to keep abreast of the latest technological advancements. I have found that my contacts are always well-driven and passionate about engineering and it continues to challenge them – this trait is evident from the very start: “I saw engineering as a challenge, because the engineering university in the region where I was born, is one of the most difficult to enter. This was for me a challenge in itself!” 3. Love for Solving a Problem Following from the previous point, as well as being highly motivated, the intrinsic challenge and reward from being able to solve a problem is another re-occurring theme, as one of my network explains: “I love engineering: the opportunity to reason and find the best solution… is not a thing that all the university courses or careers teach us.” 4. Changing Perceptions It seems that the stereotype of engineering being dirty and manual is still prevalent, and this can be an off-putting factor for both genders. What is interesting is that there is much evidence that Gen Y desire to have digital/technical (23%) and IT/computing (22%) jobs, yet just 6% of young people are even considering a career in manufacturing according to the 2018 Barclays report; 'A New Image for Manufacturing'. As one female engineer describes: “I think that even today there are some barriers between the women and engineering, maybe because the people think that the engineering is ‘a job for men.’” 5. Creativity and Self-Belief While the image of engineering may need addressing, perhaps young women are not told how traits such as creativity, teamwork and communication are just as critical: “Sometimes it is easier to find men with a passion for engineering, but this doesn't mean that we (women) are not as good as them, so I would like to say to the other engineer women: Don't be scared and believe in yourselves, because sometimes the engineering needs a woman’s insight and creativity!" For more information about National Women in Engineering Day 2018 visit inwed.org.uk. Thanks to the ladies who contributed to this blog post.Paul Robson
I am always eager to learn about the latest innovations in the powertrain industry and last week I was delighted to attend the Future Powertrain Conference (#FPC2019). The Future Powertrain Conference (FPC2019), an annual two-day UK event, brings together industry and academic experts within the powertrain research and development fields. During the event attendees are encouraged to debate the challenges faced by the engineering industry in the UK and internationally over the next ten years. With multiple pressures to meet ever tighter global emission regulations, the need to develop and implement new technology is increasing. To help strengthen the UK’s engineering community and to meet this challenge, FPC2019 helps bridge the gap between scientists and engineers from the UK’s leading academic institutions and industry. The conference was well-attended and well-organised, with presentations, seminars and discussions being led by a number of key industry figures including: exhibitor highlights Continental Engineering Services, CES, (Zytek) It was great to catch up with CES and hear about their electrification products, which are becoming smaller, higher-performing and more integrated. The Institute of Advanced Automotive Propulsion Systems (IAAPS), Bath University The university’s IAAPS will open in 2020. The industry focused R&I hub will support and accelerate the development of future generations of ultra-low and zero emission vehicles, through state-of-the-art test and research facilities. seminar HIGHLIGHTS Power Electronics & Electrical Machines Dr. Malte Jaensch, Head of Electric Drivetrain at Porsche Engineering Seminar: “Cooling Concepts of High-Power Electric Machines” Andy Birnie Systems & Applications Manager, Automotive Microcontrollers at NXP Seminar: “Electrification Drives New Demand in Microcontrollers” From attending these seminars, it is clear that in all areas electric powertrain technology is being scaled up for higher volume production. In addition, increased performance is being achieved in higher power density packages with many novel system architectures being on show. Throughout the day I was able to catch up with key clients and it was really promising to hear about all their ambitious growth plans for the next 18 months. There are certainly some exciting and significant new collaborations within the industry. The powertrain industry is a fast-moving technology sector with electrification continuing to be at the top of the agenda. In addition, the topic of connected and autonomous vehicles has the potential to revolutionise the entire automotive industry, which will obviously affect the drive cycles of powertrains. The skills shortage remains a significant challenge to growth for many of the attendees’ and it is critical that employers consider how to maximise employee skills and potential. electrified powertrain engineering experts Jonathan Lee Recruitment specialises in supplying the increasing range of skills required to deliver the future of electrification. Including Embedded Software, Functional Safety, Specialist Transmission Power Electronics, Machines and Drives Engineers. get in touch If you would like to discuss how I can put you in touch with some highly skilled and sought-after Powertrain Engineers call me on 01384 446146 or email me. looking for your next challenge? We have specialist powertrain engineering vacancies for highly-skilled, versatile and enthusiastic individuals. Browse the latest jobs here.Paul Robson