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Paul Robson

Senior Consultant
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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.

Having worked himself in fast-moving product development environments; Paul appreciates the challenges involved in sourcing the best talent and the importance of skills, experience and personality in finding the best fit for a team.

Paul’s informed and approachable style allows him to develop long-term relationships and truly understand and deliver to his client needs.

Electrified and Conventional Drivetrains

Power Electronics, Electric Machines and Drives

Transmission systems and controls engineering.

Advanced materials and manufacturing techniques.

Academic based science and engineering research institutions.

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Senior Design and Release Engineer

Senior Design and Release Engineer – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is developing a novel high efficiency / low pollution engine for heavy duty transport and power. This innovative solution is attracting huge interest as an environmentally positive and practical solution to future emissions legislation. The company is now running prototype hardware and has well-funded and ambitious plans to rapidly industrialise the technology. We are looking for experienced powertrain engineers, to manage the entire design and development of engine components and systems from concept to production. Starting with functional targets and specifications, through to working with suppliers to design, test and validate. You will be resolving quality and durability issues and applying computer aided engineering (CAE) tools to deliver optimized designs for cost, weight and function, using DOE, FMEA, Parameter Design, and DVP&R's whilst interfacing with suppliers to industrialize and launch components. As Senior Design and Release Engineer – Advanced Engines -  You will be required to Hold technical responsibility for conceptual and detail design of components, assemblies and systems. Co-ordinate with suppliers to establish solutions, develop designs and release drawings for prototype manufacture. Co-ordinate with simulation engineers, or running of own simulations, to refine concepts and embrace design changes indicated by analysis Initiate design and package reviews. Ensure DVP analysis and testing requirements are completed to reach design release milestones Lead system issue resolution using quality problem solving tools such 8D’s. Reporting of technical progress and risk Supporting the Technical and Engineering Director and Chief Engineers to actively manage programme risk and forward planning of work and resource Use DFMEA to identify and rate risks and build a robust DVP&R. As Senior Design and Release Engineer – Advanced Engines  – You will be Experienced in combustion engine design. Fluent in engine and engine systems technology and engineering Experienced releasing components at an OEM or Tier 1 suppliers Using CAD PTC Creo and PLM is an advantage, but not essential Experience of using FEA, 1D & 3D CFD simulation is an advantage. Have SME and / or start up experience and attracted by the unique challenges of a small business Suitably qualified and experienced candidatesshould apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Shoreham-by-Sea

Engineering Team Lead - Aerospace

Engineering Team Lead – Aerospace Electrification – Warwick - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits An Engineering Team Lead is required for an expanding, high-technology engineering company. The successful candidate will oversee the design, development and delivery of novel fuel cell air compressors for aircraft electrification applications. You will play a key part in ensuring future success within this rapidly expanding industry sector. The successful candidate will guide a highly-regarded, multi-disciplinary and growing engineering team. As Engineering Team Lead you will Lead the aerospace engineering team in the delivery of Fuel Cell air compressors Take currently known, high-technology automotive products and IP and deliver aerospace-qualified components Be an innovative and confident engineer, eager to join an industrious and dedicated engineering team.  Working in an agile, fast-moving aerospace start-up environment. As Engineering Team Lead you will Have a strong background in multi-disciplinary engineering, with excellent attention to detail. Be a team player with the ability to manage a diverse technical team. Have a detailed understanding of working in a AS9100 environment Be experienced in whole lifecycle product development, delivering complex electromechanical components and software systems, within the Aerospace/ Defence sector. Have the ability to build teams and develop company processes and standards Have knowledge of DO-160 Environmental Test and DO-178  Software considerations Be highly flexible and dynamic, with the ability to quickly, pragmatically and positively respond to change. Suitably qualified and experienced 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 paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Warwick

Electronics Design and Test Engineer

Electronics Design and Test Engineer - Electric Vehicle £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Banbury Want to work for one of the most exciting British Motorcycling brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? Following a significant recent investment in the business, we are looking for an Electronics Design and Test Engineer to help grow the iconic product range. As Electronics Design and Test Engineer you will be responsible for: Development of electronic systems for an Electric Vehicle such as Charger control unit, BMS, DC-DC converter, Motor Controller, Vehicle Controller etc. as per performance/ quality/ cost/ weight targets and plants manufacturing requirement Layout and packaging of above parts in the vehicle, considering all aspects of functionality and manufacturability Conduct FMEA (system / design) and apply all such tools in the design phase Define performance and reliability test parameters, procedures for such parts Keep track of global trends in relevant technology, regulations and develop long term road maps and appropriate work plans. Benchmarking and generation of ideas for better performance, quality, cost, weight etc. Root cause analysis for quality issues using QC tools and countermeasure actions Knowledge of automotive EMI/EMC standards is a must As Electronics Design and Test Engineer you will have the following skills and experience: Be proficient in all tools for electronics circuit design, PCB layout/routing, simulation for circuits (Altium/ LTSpice), thermal/ EMI/EMC aspects and CAD tool, preferably Unigraphics Knowledge about automotive industry standards and regulations from an EMC standpoint Awareness about test box/fixture design Strong analytical skills and working experience on different analyses such as worst case, Monte Carlo, tolerance stack up, power dissipation, stress etc. Exposure to electronics manufacturing and validation facilities, hands on testing / test set-up experience is essential. Applications will be welcomed from Electronics Design and Test Engineers in the automotive, motorsport, EV and/or innovation arena. Interest in the Electronics Design position is expected to be high, please contact Paul Robson on 01384 446146 to discuss further or email paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk.  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 / Banbury

Principal Electric Machine Design Engineer

Electric Motor Design - Principal Engineer  -  Warwick -  £Competitive Salary DOE - Permanent This is a great opportunity for an ambitious Electric Motor Design Engineer to work for an engineering consultancy specialising in the design, development and control of future drivelines. As Motor Design Engineer you will lead the specification, design, control, development, test and benchmarking of electric machines & actuators, predominantly in the fields of automotive and aerospace electrification.  Candidates will have prior experience of designing, developing and controlling a range of electric machine types, preferably gained in the automotive or aerospace sectors. What you will do as Electric Motor Design - Principal Engineer; Lead the definition of system architectures and technical solutions to meet client requirements Detailed electromagnetic & thermal design & optimisation of electric machines and actuators Detailed knowledge of motor control strategy, simulation and software development.  Definition of electric machine manufacturing processes Technical interfacing with internal and client teams Guide mechanical development and integration of electric machines. Dynamic simulation of electric drive systems including performance, losses etc. Supervise build & testing of prototype electric machines Management of client projects using internal and external resources to deliver a high standard within time & cost constraints What you will need, as Electric Motor Design - Principal Engineer; A degree (2:1 or above) or PhD in electric drives, electrical engineering or a related subject. In-depth understanding of various electric drive technologies relevant to the automotive sector Experience in the design and development of a range of electric machines and drives using electromagnetic and thermal design software packages such as MotorCAD, Infolytica MagNet, JMAG etc. Experience in the design and development of motor control strategy and software.  Ability to lead and provide direction of a growing department across the entire product development lifecycle.  Be able to positively motivate the team working on a wide variety of electric machine & actuator design projects from low power actuators to high performance traction drives Ability to interface with clients with a positive, inquisitive and value adding approach.  What you will get, as Electric Motor Design Engineer - Principal Engineer; A very competitive salary & benefits Career progression within a rapidly growing consultancy The opportunity to work on a range of challenging projects with OEMs and Tier1 suppliers Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Machine Design Engineers should apply today by contacting Dr Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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 / Leamington Spa

Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits  Location: Warwick Automotive, Senior, Mechanical, Design, Development, Rotating Parts, Motors We are looking for an experienced and innovative Senior Mechanical Engineer to help develop and innovate their product range and support the delivery of strategic projects across all design and engineering in the UK. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will need to be able to demonstrate experience in delivering projects from a new product development perspective to meet corporate objectives and targets within a highly technical and innovative environment. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will be responsible for: Organise and lead mechanical engineers to fulfil numerous orders and projects. Work with Head of Engineering to continue to build and develop mechanical engineering team to fulfil company’s strategic road map. Provide technical guidance and oversight to other mechanical engineers Ensure products are developed to achieve compliance with automotive requirements. Provide technical liaison and support for customers. Participate in the creation of functional specifications, DVP, FMEA. Review and sign off reports, drawings, designs and calculations. Identify opportunities for improvements in functionality and manufacture. As a Senior Mechanical Engineer, you will have the following skills and experience: Degree qualified in Mechanical Engineering Proven experience of developing electro-mechanical component components within the automotive sector. Experience of Motor design: Rotor dynamics, balancing, shaft stress analysis, material selection, carbon fibre/ magnet retention Experience of DFM/DFA. Able to enthuse and lead team. Self-starter, able to prioritise and plan effectively. Excellent problem-solving skills and a creative approach for new ideas. Keen attention to detail. Applications will be welcomed from Engineering Professionals with a practical approach to leading product development in the automotive and/or motorsport arena covering mechanical engineering especially within rotating parts and equipment. Interest in the Senior Mechanical Engineers position is expected to be high so if you have skills and experience required to deliver products from concept through all development phases and into production and are interested, please contact Paul Robson on 01384 446146 to discuss further or email paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk .  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 / Warwick

Senior Engineer - Engine Controls

Senior Engineer - Advanced Engine Controls - Sussex / Remote working - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is developing a novel high efficiency / low pollution engine for heavy duty transport and power. This innovative solution is attracting huge interest as an environmentally positive and practical solution to future emissions legislation. The company is now running prototype hardware and has well-funded and ambitious plans to rapidly industrialise the technology. The company must now deliver a fast-paced program of prototype development and application, and this will be achieved by a mix of in-house teams and outsourcing to specialist engineering suppliers. The role will involve supporting control engineering aspects of both. As Senior Engineer - Advanced Engine Controls - You will be required to Contribute to engineering activities related to engine control, sensors and actuators Apply off-the-shelf supplier solutions and, where required, develop novel approaches in-house or with suppliers Specify and implement requirements of controller architectures and the delivery program. Be comfortable working with and integrating hardware and software solutions, optimised to meet demanding system requirements. Liaising with suppliers and programme partners as appropriate As Senior Engineer - Advanced Engine Controls - You will be A hands-on and experienced controls and electronics engineer, who can demonstrate a successful track record in developing engine control solutions. Be fluent in engine and engine systems technology and engineering Strong familiarity with ECU, sensor and actuator hardware and the associated supply chain. Have SME and / or start up experience and attracted by the unique challenges of a small business Suitably qualified and experienced candidates should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Shoreham-by-Sea

Senior Power Electronics Engineer

Senior Power Electronics Engineer – Leamington Spa - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Senior Power Electronics Engineer is required for an expanding, high-technology engineering company. The successful candidate will deliver the design, build and test of power electronic systems for innovative automotive electrification applications; and will play a key part in ensuring future success within this rapidly expanding industry sector. The successful candidate will work within a highly-regarded, multi-disciplinary and growing engineering team. As Senior Power Electronics Engineer you will Be responsible for technical ownership of power electronic circuits, through concept, development and validation. Provide technical delivery of development activities to meet timescales and cost targets for R&D products and customer projects. Support the planning of power electronics related activities. Interface with suppliers and partners with technical requirements and feedback for existing and new designs. Work closely with other engineering disciplines (e.g. embedded SW, PCB layout, mechanical design etc.) to develop complete systems. Support system integration by providing debugging capability and validation support. As Senior Power Electronics Engineer you will have A minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience, successfully supporting development projects in an automotive engineering environment. Be experienced in the design and analysis of DC-DC converters and inverters (DC-AC), up to and above 20 kW and high input voltage range 200V- 1kV using MOSFET, IGBT, SiC and GaN technologies. Strong knowledge of a broad range of isolated and non-isolated topologies, including magnetics (inductors, transformers) design. Use of schematic capture and PCB layout tools. Experience in mathematical modelling and simulation of circuits and systems, e.g. SPICE, PLECS. Use of reliability, risk or safety analysis tools for the analysis of hardware, e.g. FTA, DFMEA. Qualification of systems to automotive standards, including EMC and environmental testing. An understanding of functional safety analysis, design, and validation to standards such as ISO26262 or similar. An appreciation of rotating machine design and motor principles. Writing technical documentation. e.g. Worst Case Analysis. Suitably qualified and experienced Power Electronics 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 paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. 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 / Leamington Spa

Lead Engineer - Power Electronics and Controls

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 or for further information contact Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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

ADAS Systems Development - Principal Engineer

ADAS Systems Development - Principal Engineer – Warwick - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits An ADAS Systems Development – Principal Engineer is required for a flourishing department working in the field of passenger and commercial vehicles. The successful candidate will work with cross-functional teams to develop ADAS features from concept to production. As ADAS Systems Development – Principal Engineer – you will be required to Develop ADAS, V2X and autonomous driving system software. Develop system, component and feature requirements and progress the requirements through the requirements management tools. Develop and test ADAS hardware and software solutions on bench and vehicle. Support the delivery of Engineering sign off through DVP and report DV progress through our validation and verification tool. Algorithm development and testing using C++/ Python. Support system integration and calibration of ADAS hardware. Support all projects’ technical activities to meet customer deadlines and Milestones. Work with identified services partners in India. Track the deliverables from suppliers. Work with start-up companies in AI and ML domain to introduce new technologies. As ADAS Systems Development – Principal Engineer - you will have A good understanding of Vehicle Safety Systems. Experience working on C++ and Python. Working knowledge of simulation and validation tools for e.g. CarMaker and HIL. Knowledge of NPI or GPDS process. Experience in Cyber security, OTA and CCF. Aware of ADAS Architecture development for SAE Level 0 through 5. What you will get: An excellent salary and benefits package, whilst working on highly-rewarding projects in a supportive team environment. Training, support and career advancement. Suitably qualified and experienced ADAS Systems Development 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 paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk.                   TMETC 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

Senior Controls Engineer

Senior Control Systems Engineer – Rugby - £ Competitive DOE A Senior Control Systems Engineer is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Operating in a variety of sectors our client uses expert knowledge to provide a full product engineering and development service. As Senior Control Systems Engineer, you will work on the design, simulation and validation of control systems for transmission and driveline systems. An increasing proportion of the work will be in the area of powertrain and hybrid technology.   As Senior Control Systems Engineer - you will be required to Perform a wide and varied role, encompassing all aspects of control system engineering including: Control algorithm development, Physical modelling and simulation. Rig design, test, and evaluation, Vehicle application engineering. Managing the technical and commercial aspects of projects as well as generating and maintaining customer relationships. Ability to generate software requirements and develop control algorithms for complex dynamic systems Lead design and simulation reviews, concept generation and sign-off technical reports. As Senior Control Systems Engineer you will have A good honours degree in engineering or a related discipline with a minimum of a 2:1 Experience with Matlab/Simulink/Stateflow for software autocoding and calibration tools (e.g. CANape, INCA) Prior use of multibody physical modelling tools (e.g. Simscape, ADAMS, Dymola) Working knowledge of the systems V-Cycle An appreciation of Functional Safety Broad understanding of powertrain and vehicle engineering Strength in the development of motor control, powertrain control and/or vehicle control strategies Competence in MIL, SIL and HIL validation Expertise in software test and validation for prototype and production programmes Proficiency in realising real time models on rapid prototype hardware Skills in conducting prototype testing and model validation What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working with industry experts on exciting and dynamic projects. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Systems 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 paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk. 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

Electric Machine Design Engineer

Electric Machine Design Engineer - Birmingham - £ Competitive DOE An Electric Machine Design Engineer is required for a rapidly expanding automotive pumps company, to work in the area of advanced technology solutions for commercial electric vehicle applications. This market-leading business is looking to recruit an electric machine design engineer to support current programmes, new product development and advanced research programmes. As Electric Machine Design Engineer - you will be required to Specify the design, control, development, test and benchmarking of electric machines. Contribute to a wide range of electrical technologies including brushless permanent magnet motors and motor and control design for low voltage applications. Develop and implement performance prediction data of electrical machines using electromagnetic FEA. Produce innovative electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal design solutions to achieve the performance requirements of the electric machines. Supervise the build and testing of electric machines prototypes. As Electric Machine Design Engineer - you will have A range of experience in designing, developing and controlling a variety of electric machine types, preferably gained in the automotive or aerospace sectors. Electrical machine design for high-volume applications (e.g. automotive or industrial). An appreciation of the role of scripting in design optimisation. A degree or PhD in an electric machine related field. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in an ever-expanding field. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Machine 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 paul.robson@jonlee.co.uk . 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 / West Midlands

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