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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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Principal Electronics Engineer

Principal Electronics Engineer – Advanced Electric Drive Systems – Milton Keynes - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the application of high performance electric drives across a range of technology sectors, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. They are now expanding their development teams and require a high-calibre and ambitious electronics engineer to contribute to the research and development of their award-winning drive systems. As Principal Electronics Engineer – You will be required to Hold technical ownership of electronic circuitry and sub-components through whole product development lifecycle                                                Technically mentor and develop electronics team.                            Collaborate with internal multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure design targets are met.                                     Ensure all appropriate requirements and standards are met throughout product development lifecycle                                    Develop and maintain engineering design documentation for electronics circuitry and sub-components                                   Lead resolution of key development, launch and ongoing quality issues involving power electronic assemblies                                                 Provide input into new feature development As Principal Electronics Engineer – You will be Degree qualified in Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline as a minimum   Have electronics design experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Marine, Traction or similar)                                 Proven microprocessor and FPGA implementation experience                                     Knowledge of analogue and digital circuit design for complex automotive ECUs                                                  Simulation of electronic circuitry (Preferably with LTSpice)                                            Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculation Failure mode avoidance experience with demonstrable knowledge of associated processes such as DFMEA and FTA                            Knowledge of best practice approaches for design in accordance with global EMC standards Competent user of schematic capture and PCB design tools (Preferably with Altium Designer)                                                                                       Knowledge of electrified vehicle architectures & platforms                                            Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with strong influencing and engagement skills                                 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 / Milton Keynes

Programme Manager - EV

Programme Manager – Electric Vehicle – Coventry – Perm/Contract £60k - £70k 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 automotive engineers to actualise designs, challenge their skills and push the boundaries of conceptual vehicle design within a leading company renowned for their expertise in automotive research & development. What you will do As Programme Manager To programme manage the delivery of  Vehicle Projects within the expected timeframe. To programme manage the delivery of prototype vehicles, liaise with suppliers/manufacturers To assist with the financial management of the programme, monitor budget performance and take pro-active action based on data analysis To establish the programme & project governance to meet the requirement of the stakeholders. To lead the programme via planning, monitoring and controlling activity and actions on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, and being proactive in managing and escalating risks and major issues. To ensure all work packages have detailed plans, descriptions, timing, dependencies and responsibilities. What you will need As Programme Manager Educated to degree level or equivalent with a technical understanding of vehicle engineering Extensive demonstrable senior management experience in the automotive industry Significant experience of managing prototype vehicle build with a track record of successful delivery Good understanding of the relationships between OEMs and supply chains High level of self-motivation with ability to plan and deliver goals to deadlines, managing large budgets within resource constraints at a senior level and under pressure. Strong leadership skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills. What you will get As Programme Manager - Experience of working on a highly innovative project from concept stage. The chance to work in excellent facilities. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Programme Managers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson on +44 (0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter         WMG 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 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

Senior / Lead Engineer - Battery Technology - Electrode and Cell Scale Up

Senior / Lead Engineer– Battery Technology  - Electrode and Cell Scale Up - Coventry - £ Competitive DOE We are seeking an individual with a battery cell manufacturing and process development background, to take a leading role in the delivery of research projects on our client’s battery cell scale-up line. This facility is unique within the UK and allows manufacturing and scientific challenges (such as improving energy density, power density, cost, functional safety, reliability and lifetime) to be investigated and demonstrated for the benefit of industry. As Senior / Lead Engineer – Battery Technology – you will be required to Support the full battery cell manufacturing process, from materials sourcing and storage through to cell formation and testing. Conduct cutting-edge research into battery cell manufacturing methods. Work with internal and external stakeholders to resolve any quality issues that arise, performing root cause analysis, and put corrective actions in place to prevent reoccurrence. Support digitalisation of the battery scale-up facility and identify key process data to be captured across all manufacturing processes. Summarise methods of tracking and tracing from receipt of items to the final delivery of cells and test data. Design and facilitate collaborator workshops to capture and define research opportunities. Ensure that a detailed work programme exists to generate the research outcomes within the agreed time frame. Engage with sector and subject matter specialists, to understand the current industry practice and latest international standards and legislative directives. Support the publication of research outcomes in appropriate journals of international standing and to disseminate the result of research and scholarship in other reputable outlets. Develop plans to ensure that the business outputs agreed with the funding bodies are achieved within the agreed timescales and reported on a regular basis. As Senior / Lead Engineer  - Battery Technology – you will have An Honours degree or equivalent experience. Interest in battery manufacturing together with an enthusiasm for manufacturing process engineering, process control and quality management. Industrial experience in the delivery of quality-controlled manufacturing processes relevant to battery cell and materials manufacture. A good understanding of the current technologies and future trends in cell production. Experience of project management, planning, resource allocation and reporting. The ability to demonstrate a high level of organisational ability. An enthusiastic and energetic personality. 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 / Coventry

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

Senior Engineer - Power Electronics

Senior Engineer – Power Electronics – Warwick - £ Exceptional DOE A Senior Engineer – Power Electronics is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Operating in a variety of sectors including automotive, off-highway, aerospace and marine. Our client uses expert knowledge to provide a full product engineering and development service. As Senior Engineer - Power Electronics - you will be required to Demonstrate a respected understanding of power electronics development and the associated analysis and simulation techniques Define and review electrified powertrain system requirements and architectures for customer and internal programs. Create detailed designs for high power traction inverters and associated digital and mixed signal control and interface circuits, actuators and sensors. Microcontroller hardware implementation. Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer. Understanding of creepage and clearance requirements for HV circuit design (LV123, HV3 level). Create detailed design documentation showing worst case calculations, circuit and thermal simulations. Design to meet EMC requirements. Lead small/ medium projects and ensure delivery from a technical and commercial perspective. Test and validate designs and produce high quality documentation. As Senior Engineer – Power Electronics you will have A proven track record of Power Electronics design expertise, likely gained in the areas of inverters, DC/DC and onboard chargers, from concept to production stages. Excellent communication skills and a good level of commercial acumen. It would also be desirable to have automotive experience and be familiar with digital control schemes for a variety of motor technologies. What you will get: An exceptional salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic facility. 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

Senior Electronics Engineer - Aerospace

Senior Electronics Engineer - Aerospace – Warwick - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Senior Electronics Engineer is required for an expanding, high-technology engineering company. You will develop, and regularly review, new electronic designs for state of the air compressors for fuel cell applications within the aerospace industry.  You will play a key role in ensuring designs meet safety and environmental regulations and best practice. The successful candidate will work within a highly-regarded and multi-disciplinary engineering team As Senior Electronics Engineer you will Design, Develop and Review analogue and digital circuits (from concept to final product) Design, Develop and Review of firmware sub-systems (from concept to final product) Identify and communicate technical risks to project stakeholders. Make decisions on the suitability of engineering design solutions Participate in project reviews and support presentations at relevant Design Review Meetings Liaise and co-operate with the Project Managers and Design Authorities to resolve technical, project or resource problems and conflicts. Identify, select and manage additional electronics resource requirements (internal and external) to execute projects. Supporting the research and development of products within the Company, improving engineering quality, efficiency and cost. Have a high level of both verbal and written communication skills providing regular communication to internal and external stakeholders, customers and suppliers. As Senior Electronics Engineer you will Have R&D and/or product development experience in developing and evolving products per company and customer specifications. Design experience must include analogue circuit experience including experience with Op amps, signal conditioning, power supply design, high accuracy / wide temperature range circuits, and EMI/EMC compatibility. Be familiar with embedded microprocessor / microprocessor selection Experience working in a highly-regulated safety-critical industry is required. Have design experience in harsh environment avionics, and/or other similar safety critical or harsh environment areas. DO-254 and DO-178C familiarity and experience is essential. EMI and environmental qualification experience desired include DO-160, Mil Std-461, Mil-Std-704. Suitably qualified and experienced 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 / Warwick

Principal Power Electronics Engineer

Principal Power Electronics Engineer – Advanced Electric Drive Systems – Milton Keynes - £ Highly Competitive DOE Our client is a highly regarded engineering consultancy, that has pioneered the application of high performance electric drives across a range of technology sectors, notably in the automotive and motorsport arena. They are now expanding their development teams and require a high-calibre and ambitious power electronics engineer to contribute to the research and development of their award-winning drive systems. As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be required to Hold technical ownership of power electronic circuitry and sub-components through whole product development lifecycle Mentor and technically develop the power electronics team. Collaborate with internal multidisciplinary engineering teams to ensure design targets are met (e.g. Electronics, Mechanical team, PCB Design, Embedded Software, Controls, E-Machine) Ensure all appropriate requirements and standards are met throughout product development lifecycle Develop and maintain engineering design documentation for power electronics circuitry and sub-components Lead resolution of key development, launch and ongoing quality issues involving power electronic assemblies Provide input into new feature development As Principal Power Electronics Engineer – You will be Degree qualified in an Electrical or Electronic Engineering discipline Have extensive power electronics design and simulation experience in a relevant industry (Automotive, Marine, Traction or similar) Experience developing inverters with working voltages up to 1000V and power ratings in excess of 150kW Knowledge of IGBT's, MOSFET's and associated drive / monitoring circuitry (Si and wide band gap device technologies) Strong first principles approach with experience delivering tolerance and lifetime calculations Failure mode avoidance experience with demonstrable knowledge of associated processes such as DFMEA and FTA Knowledge of ISO26262 with experience developing hardware work products in support of safety engineering process Knowledge of best practice approaches for design in accordance with global EMC standards Competent user of schematic capture and PCB design tools (Preferably with Altium Designer) Knowledge of electrified vehicle architectures & platforms 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 / Milton Keynes

Engineering Project Manager

Engineering Project Manager – Nuneaton - £ Highly Competitive DOE An Engineering Project Manager is required for a high-technology consultancy. Based in an innovative, supportive and quality driven environment, you will work with prestige and high-profile clients on cutting-edge automotive products. As Engineering Project Manager you will be responsible for delivering mechatronic and electrification solutions, and for controlling all the engineering and prototyping aspects of the projects including schedule, quality and costs. As Engineering Project Manager– you will be required to Hold responsibility for interfacing with all program and business unit stakeholders Delivering projects and programmes within an annual operating budget, within cost, time and quality goals. Create and manage program timelines by directing, coordinating, and communicating to all functional groups assigned to the project as well as customer functional groups, supplier, and vehicle line platform teams. Ensure projects are launched on-time and meet deliverables Create work break down structure based on system requirements. Request from team leads assigned resources to tasks (people and tools) and refine input based on feedback from technical experts. Be responsible for planning, budgeting, execution and delivery of assigned projects in order to have the project executed as efficiently as possible in a multi project environment. Coordinate DFMEA, DVP and follow up with SDE/SQA for PPAP approvals. Support ASPICE/CMMI process requirements, create and maintain require documentation. Support PQA audits Manage issue and change tracking and coordinate with all stakeholders As Engineering Project Manager – you will have A proven track record of delivering technical projects within an engineering environment or similar. Hold a Masters degree in Engineering and relevant experience in the automotive field. Must have a strong understanding of complicated technical products. Excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. Be an effective listener and communicator. Proficient technical skills Microsoft Office; PowerPoint, Excel and Microsoft Project APMP Project Management or Prince2 Qualification What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects. The opportunity to influence some of the most ground-breaking vehicles in the automotive arena today. Suitably qualified and experienced Engineering Project Managers 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 / Nuneaton

Lead Engineer - Controls - Advanced Engine Technology

Lead Controls 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. 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 lead control aspects of both. As Lead Controls Engineer – You will be required to Hold technical responsibility for engine control, sensors and actuators Apply off-the-shelf supplier solutions and, where required, develop novel approaches in-house or with suppliers Specify requirements of controller architectures and the delivery program Build supplier relationships and, when appropriate, an in-house team Select the hardware platform and toolset; delivery of a calibrated control system Reporting of technical progress and risk Day to day management of suppliers and programme partners as appropriate Support the Technical Director and Chief Engineers to actively manage programme risk and forward planning of work and resource As Lead Controls Engineer – You will be A hands-on and experienced controls and electronics engineer, who can demonstrate a successful track record in the delivery of challenging 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 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

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