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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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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 Engineer - Electric Machines and Drives

Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives - Coventry - £ Highly Competitive DOE A Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative electric machine and drive systems for a world-renowned research group. This will involve the application of electric machines, 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 with ground-breaking performance. As Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives – you will be required to Lead the development of the Electric Powertrain for new vehicles, with a particular focus on delivering a high power-to-weight ratio electric drive unit. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of electric machines and drives for automotive traction applications. You will also guide the development of inhouse models for the electric drive unit and the associated manufacturing and in process measurements of the system. Your role will also be to maximise academic and industrial partnerships embedding the technology in UK SMEs, working closely with current and future collaborative partners. Provide effective technical management, analysis, planning, monitoring and design expertise in conjunction with all other related project areas and be responsible for test and development activities and contracts with external partners. To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As Principal Engineer – Electric Machines and Drives – 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 Machines and Drives Engineers should apply today by contacting Dr 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

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

Lead Engineer HVAC - Electric Vehicles

Lead Engineer - HVAC and Cooling Systems - Electric Vehicle - Coventry - Permanent We are 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 or call 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

Electrical Design Engineer

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 AC/DC 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 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 / Lichfield

Programme Manager - EV

Programme Manager – Electric Vehicle – Coventry – Perm/Contract £60k - £80k 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

Vehicle Development & Test Engineer

Lead Vehicle Test & Development Engineer – Electric Vehicle – Coventry – Perm/Contract This is an exceptional opportunity for a Vehicle Test & Development Engineer to provide technical direction within vehicle test & development for a range of hybrid battery electric vehicles. The Vehicle Test & Development Engineer will be responsible for test & development activities to meet project goals. They will be able to provide guidance on industry best practice and support the product development process through to production. What you will do: As Vehicle Test & Development Engineer To lead the vehicle test & development for various new vehicle platforms. To provide technical leadership/guidance in the field of Vehicle Test & Development 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 actively participate in decision making and planning reviews to ensure timely delivery of the programmes to the benefit of internal parties and external collaborators. What you will need: As Vehicle Test & Development Engineer A degree in Automotive or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Proven experience in Vehicle Test & Development in delivery of an end to end vehicle program. Proven experience of delivering vehicle systems from a concept level. Confident leading meetings and ability to evaluate technical problems to ensure clear direction. An understanding of the requirements for Vehicle Test & Development that can be found within the automotive industry. Ability to communicate appropriate, concise and accurate information, both in writing and verbally. What you will get: As Vehicle Test & Development Engineer Experience of working on a highly innovative EV project The chance to work in excellent facilities Competitive salary/rate and benefits Suitably qualified and experienced Test and 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. 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

Business Development Manager - Magnetic Technology

Business Development Manager – Magnetic Technology – Home-based - £ Competitive DOE A Business Development Manager is required for a highly-respected and innovative engineering test equipment supplier and consultancy business. Operating in a variety of sectors, our client uses expert knowledge to assist the development of the latest magnetic-related engineering technology for leading high-tech companies and academic institutions. This is a significantly technical role, with the requirement for scientific discussions with clients. As Business Development Manager you will promote the class-leading magnetic test equipment range, and support and promote new business across a range of new and existing clients. As Business Development Manager – Magnetic Technology - you will be required to Be a technically credible representative of the company, by demonstrating a sound understanding of magnets, magnetic instruments and their use both in industry and scientific institutions. Represent the company at trade shows, conferences and networking events, both nationally and internationally. Qualify opportunities to Sales and Technical teams, to ensure that client requirements are accurately communicated and met. As Business Development Manager – Magnetic Technology you will have A degree in an Engineering discipline, with an enthusiasm for magnetics. Experience in engineering, manufacturing and production. Proven business development and sales achievements. What you will get: An excellent salary and benefits package. Flexible-working and the opportunity to be part of a talented and supportive team. Suitably qualified and experienced magnetics professionals 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 / Oxford

Design Engineer - Advanced Engines

Design Engineer – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Temp to Perm - 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 successful candidate will support the Chief Engineer, in designing and developing upgrades and future engine concepts. As Design Engineer – You will be required to Hold technical responsibility for conceptual and detailed designs of components, assemblies and systems. Coordinate with suppliers to establish solutions, develop designs and release drawings for prototype manufacture. Coordinate and run simulations, to refine concepts and embrace design changes driven by robust analysis. Support engineering partners and academic institutions in delivering test programs. Managing suppliers where appropriate. Forward plan work and resource, managing and mitigating risk. As Design Engineer – You will have A relevant degree and experience of internal combustion engine design. Be fluent in thermodynamics and engine systems technology and engineering. Experience of using CAD PTC Creo and PLM, is advantageous but not essential. Experience of using FEA, 1D & 3D CFD simulation, is advantageous but not essential. SME and / or start up experience and be attracted by the unique challenges and opportunities of a small business. Suitably qualified and experienced Engine 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Shoreham-by-Sea

Thermofluid Analysis Engineer

Thermofluid Analysis Engineer – Advanced Engines – Sussex / Remote working - £ Temp to Perm - 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 successful candidate will support a major program of tool development and concept exploration, followed by the execution of a program to production. As Thermofluid Analysis Engineer – You will be required to Define, build and iterate 1D & 3D CFD System Simulation Models. Validate models from test data. Defining and executing model optimisation tasks to support concepting and design. Supplying modelling results to other parts of the design and analysis process. Working with team and partners to develop technical solutions using the models. Reporting and model quality accuracy and assurance. Supporting the Technical Director and Chief Engineers to actively manage programme risk and forward planning of work and resource. As Thermofluid Analysis Engineer – You will have A relevant degree and experience of internal combustion engine 1D & 3D CFD Simulation Be fluent in thermodynamics and engine systems technology and engineering. Experience of using GT-Power, WAVE, AVL-BOOST and 3D CFD simulation is also an advantage. SME and / or start up experience and be attracted by the unique challenges and opportunities of a small business. Suitably qualified and experienced Thermofluid Analysis 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Shoreham-by-Sea

Senior Engineer - Battery Management Systems

Senior Engineer – Battery Management Systems - Contract – Warwickshire - £ Competitive This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced Battery Management Systems Engineer to join a small OEM who are at the forefront of innovation in automotive technology. This role gives the opportunity to work on class-leading, prestige, all-electric hypercars. What You Will Do: As Senior Engineer – Battery Management Systems Define the BMS strategy in support of the overall battery strategy. Define the technical solution to fulfil the strategy. Define detailed technical requirements for the BMS including key interfaces, diagnostics, functional safety, cyber security and service tool requirements. Document benchmark systems and establish future competitive needs. Document an appropriate BMS validation plan. Establish suppliers and resource needs to deliver the technical solution. Prepare plans - estimating timing and budget for BMS technical work packages. What You Will Need: As Senior Engineer – Battery Management Systems; A degree or equivalent level qualification in a relevant engineering discipline. Experience in delivery of automotive BMS to launch / production. To be a team-player with exceptional communication skills. What You Will Get: As Senior Engineer – Battery Management Systems; A competitive salary and the chance to join an exceptional team, working on a highly innovative programme. Suitably qualified and experienced Battery Management Systems Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson on +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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Wellesbourne

Simulation Engineer - ADAS

Simulation Engineer – ADAS – Warwick - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Simulation Engineer – ADAS is required for a flourishing department working in the field of passenger and commercial vehicles. The successful candidate will assist the Controls and Software Teams, in a range of simulation activities. As Simulation Engineer - ADAS – you will be required to Develop and maintain HiL/ SiL simulations for ADAS and autonomous driving testing. Contribute to ADAS system requirements, software requirements and design. Verification and Validation Testing Supplier management and working with start-up companies to introduce new simulation technologies. Occasional limited travel to India As Simulation Engineer - ADAS you will have Extensive technical experience in the area of IPG CarMaker Experience of software development cycles from requirements capture to implementation and maintenance. Deep experience of environment level HiL/SiL simulators. Python, Labview or Matlab/Simulink. Working knowledge of Linux and C++ for safety critical applications. 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 Simulation 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

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