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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.

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.

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Senior Engineer - Electronic Hardware

Senior Engineer – Electronic Hardware – Nuneaton - £ Highly Competitive DOE Senior Engineers with Electronic Hardware expertise are required for a class-leading high-technology consultancy. Based in an innovative, supportive and quality driven environment, you will work with prestige and high-profile clients on cutting-edge products. Delivering an exciting mix of technology on R&D and client specific automotive and off-highway projects. As Senior Engineer – Electronic Hardware – you will be required to Be responsible for full lifecycle product development for production automotive embedded controllers within safety critical systems. Take on project delivery responsibility on Global OEM and Tier 1 programmes and intercompany innovation projects. As Senior Engineer – Electronic Hardware – you will have Proven experience of electronic design and testing. Experience of applicable procedures and development tools. e.g., Altium Designer, PSpice and ISO26262 Knowledge of developing robust, industry best-practice electronic design Experience in validation / verification / test programs to ensure designs are fit for purpose. Sound understanding of operating principles of electrical and electronic systems and embedded software Advanced IT skills. The ability to be a confident communicator and demonstrate commercial awareness. What you will get: A highly competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic new facility. The opportunity to influence some of the most ground-breaking vehicles in the automotive arena today. Suitably qualified and experienced Electronic Hardware 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 / Lindley

Senior Engineer - Low Level Software

Senior Engineer – Low Level Software – Nuneaton - £ Highly Competitive DOE Senior Engineers with Low Level Software expertise are required for a class-leading high-technology consultancy. Based in an innovative, supportive and quality driven environment, you will work with prestige and high-profile clients on cutting-edge products. Delivering an exciting mix of technology on R&D and client specific automotive and off-highway projects. As Senior Engineer - Low Level Software – you will be required to Deliver low level software for complex automotive embedded controllers within safety critical systems. Deliver key components of high-technology projects. Be a high-achiever, with the vision, flexibility, determination and enthusiasm to succeed in a fast-paced development environment. As Senior Engineer – Low Level Software – you will have Proven experience of low level software development. Knowledge of developing robust, real-time production software in Embedded C using MISRA guidelines. Verification, validation, test program experience. Experience of applicable quality systems e.g. Autosar, Cybersecurity, UDS diagnostics, ISO26262. Advanced IT skills. The ability to be a confident communicator and demonstrate commercial awareness. What you will get: A highly competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic new facility. The opportunity to influence some of the most ground-breaking vehicles in the automotive arena today. Suitably qualified and experienced Software 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 / Lindley

Software Developer - Vehicle Interior Functions

Software Developer – Vehicle Interior Functions – Lichfield - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Software Developer is required for a flourishing department at the forefront of automotive design and development. The successful candidate will contribute to the engineering of high performance embedded systems for innovative applications including sports cars and special-purpose vehicles. As Software Developer – Vehicle Interior Functions you will Produce embedded software for 8-, 16- and 32-bit microcontrollers using established company design practices and software life-cycles in line with the ISO2001:2008 quality system and high integrity design standards. Interpret system requirements, in collaboration with systems and hardware engineers, to generate software requirements. Implement code using C/C++ programming languages, assembly language and automatic code generation from modelled environments. Generation and execution of test plans and reports at all levels of the “V” life cycle, including unit/structural tests, integration tests and verification/validation tests. Generation and formal review of technical documentation and artefacts from the design process. As Software Developer– Vehicle Interior Functions you will have A Degree in an appropriate science or engineering discipline. Proven experience in a similar role within an embedded system product development environment. Experience of programming using C, C++, C# and assembly languages. Experience using requirements management and specification tools e.g. DOORS, Rhapsody, MKS Integrity and configuration management tools e.g. MKS and software analysis methodologies e.g. Yourdon SASD or UML. Experience in the use of model-based development tools e.g. Mathworks Simulink & Stateflow, dSpace TargetLink; Experience of AUTOSAR and software test verification tools; Experience with CAN based test tools e.g. CANalyser, CANape, CANoe. An ability to interpret circuit schematics and understand the basic operation of electronics hardware, especially microprocessor peripheral support circuitry. Good test and analysis skills and a high level of proficiency at written and verbal communication. A team player with the ability to work unsupervised and capable of contributing to multiple activities simultaneously. Suitably qualified and experienced Software Developers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +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 / Lichfield

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. 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

Senior Hardware Engineer, Controls

Senior Hardware Engineer - Controls – Electric Vehicle Products – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Senior Hardware Engineer is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. You will lead and contribute to the development of the next-generation control hardware platform. As Senior Hardware Engineer – Controls you will be required to Lead and participate in model-based hardware development from high level architecture design through to implementation, setting up the work flow and providing engineering solutions to automotive industry standards. Approve MCU oriented hardware design and schematic, PCB and component selection review. Provide input requirements for design, analysis, simulation and testing. Generate technical specifications, proposals and other documentation. Support the Head of Department in determining the technology roadmap and specify development milestones. Present constructive ideas to both customers and internal teams. Mentor engineering staff and help grow the technical capability of the team Work alongside embedded software engineers to specify hardware architecture. Support functional safety engineers to evaluate functional safety performance of control hardware. Guarantee efficient circulation of technical information among departments. Actively communicate with external suppliers, universities, research institutes and clients. To keep in line with cutting-edge and future trending technology As Senior Hardware Engineer - Controls – you will have A degree / PhD in electronics or related discipline. Proven experience of hardware development experience in automotive Tier 1 supplier or OEM. A familiarity with NXP or Infineon processors and peripheral circuit design. Familiarity with ISO26262 hardware design and analysis and component selection. PCB design and ASIC circuit development experience. Ideally a knowledge of SPI, CAN, FlexRay, Ethernet communication circuit design, sensing signal interface, filtering and amplifying circuit development. Familiarity with resolver, encoder etc rotor position decoding circuit design Suitably qualified and experienced Hardware 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 / Birmingham

Head of Drive Technology Department

Head of Drive Technology – Electric Vehicle Products – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Head of Drive Technology is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Head of Drive Technology – you will be required to Lead the R&D activities of gate drive technology and product development from requirement to release, defining R&D processes and building development platforms. Lead the key activities during gate drive technology research, including conceptual design. Achieve targets of robustness, cost-effectivity, manufacturability and other requirements by detailed design, analysis, simulation, review, and verification down to each low-level system component. Guarantee the deliverables delivered are optimised, considering the trade-off of cost, size, mass, functional safety, EMC and efficiency; Define and manage the hardware R&D process and workflow that comply with automotive standard such as ISO26262 As Head of Drive Technology – you will have Demonstrable and extended experience in R&D of automotive electronic products and project management. A deep understanding of automotive electronic products design and test. Familiarity with automotive electronic hardware design processes. Experience to include active gate drive circuits, FPGA, PCB, ASIC, Motor Drive and SMPS design. 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 / Birmingham

Control Software Engineer

Control Software Engineer – Electric Vehicle Products – Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Control Software Engineer is required for a brand new automotive technology innovation centre, positioning itself at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle technology development. This is a fantastic opportunity to deliver the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Control Software Engineer you will be responsible for development of motor and power converter control strategies and generation of associated software. As Control Software Engineer you will be required to Develop and optimise motor control, PWM and DCDC control algorithms. Develop and optimise motor drive system calibration and diagnosis methods, ensure successful system integration and specify test and validation plans. Write C code or using Simulink code generation to generate production code Evaluate and implement functional safety and ASIL solutions, implementation of ISO26262 Generate reports and robust documentation. As Control Software Engineer – you will have Minimum of Bachelors degree in electronics/ electronics related discipline Automotive embedded software development experience in a powertrain, motor control and EV/Hybrid vehicle development environment. Low level driver development for microprocessors in Automotive ECUs Experience with safety critical code standard like MISRA C Excellent embedded C programming and assembly programming techniques. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Software 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 / Birmingham

Lead Engineer - Mechanical Systems

Lead Mechanical Design Engineer – EV Systems - Newcastle Upon Tyne - £ Exceptional DOE A Lead Mechanical Design Engineer is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Our client uses expert knowledge to design and manufacture electric drive technologies. This position will lead the mechanical design and development for electric vehicle systems across a wide range of sectors including prestige passenger car, aerospace, commercial vehicle, off-highway and agriculture applications. As Lead Mechanical Design Engineer – EV Systems - you will be required to Specify, design and simulate new transmission and drivetrain technologies including motor drive integration. Demonstrate a respected understanding of electric motor and inverter development and the associated mechanical analysis and simulation techniques. Lead design for manufacture review of new and existing designs. Lead prototype and production build programmes Approve drawing issue and Engineering Change Requests. As Lead Mechanical Design Engineer – EV Systems - you will have Experience working with academic and industrial partners in multi-disciplinary projects and delivering on time and on budget to a demonstrable high standard. Strong product development skills with the ability to propose ideas and get engagement from both industry and academia. Experience of presenting to industry peers. Strong technical and leadership qualities, and technical credibility within the electrification community. Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail Ability to work in cross-business teams and build a rapport with individuals from a variety of backgrounds Financial and business acumen. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to work to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment What you will get: An exceptional salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects. Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical 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 / Washington

Lead Engineer - Electromagnetic Systems

Lead Engineer – Electromagnetic Systems - Newcastle Upon Tyne - £ Exceptional DOE A Lead Engineer – Electromagnetic Systems is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Our client uses expert knowledge to design and manufacture electric drive technologies. This position will lead the electromagnetic design and development for electric vehicle systems across a wide range of sectors including prestige passenger car, aerospace, commercial vehicle, off-highway and agriculture applications. As Lead Engineer – Electromagnetic Systems - you will be required to Specify, design and simulate new electromagnetic drivetrain technologies including motor drive integration. Demonstrate a respected understanding of electric motor and inverter development and the associated electromagnetic analysis and simulation techniques. Lead design reviews of new and existing designs. Work with material suppliers to maximise the electromagnetic performance of designs. Approve drawings and Engineering Change Requests. As Lead Engineer – Electromagnetic Systems - you will have Experience working with academic and industrial partners in multi-disciplinary projects and delivering on time and on budget to a demonstrable high standard. Strong product development skills with the ability to propose ideas and get engagement from both industry and academia. Experience of presenting to industry peers. Strong technical and leadership qualities, and technical credibility within the electrification community. Strong analytical skills with an eye for detail Ability to work in cross-business teams and build a rapport with individuals from a variety of backgrounds Financial and business acumen. Excellent written and verbal communication skills Able to work to tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment What you will get: An exceptional salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects. Suitably qualified and experienced Electromagnetics 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 / Washington

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 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 Thermal Design Engineer- Electric Drives

Senior Thermal Design Engineer – Electric Machines – Midlands - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Senior Thermal Design Engineer is required for a flourishing department at the forefront of electric and hybrid vehicle design and development. The successful candidate will lead the thermal design and analysis of electric machines and power electronic assemblies. As Senior Thermal Design Engineer – Electric Machines – you will be required to Be responsible for the thermal design of electric machines, inverters, DCDC converters to meet customer requirements; Liaise / collaborate with electromagnetic, mechanical and hardware engineers to jointly develop analytical / numerical thermal models for new electric machines, inverters, DCDC converters; Progress thermal designs from ideas to prototypes with the development of detailed models and supporting engineering documentation, through to participating in prototype build, testing and validation activities; Generation and execution of thermal specific test plans, engineering documentations, coordinating investigation and undertake analysis where necessary to resolve performance issues; Establish and maintain specialist design tools and methodologies in support of product design; Supervising technical support staff during prototype assembly and test; Support Business Development in winning new business, representing the Company at supplier, partner and customer locations, both in the UK and overseas. As Senior Thermal Design Engineer – Electric Machines- you will need An Engineering degree or equivalent. Relevant postgraduate training highly advantageous. Experience in electric machine & power electronic thermal design; Experience and familiarity using a range of thermal FEA / CFD tools together with other analytical design tools; Understanding and experience of all mechanical aspects that influence the design of electrical machines, inverters and DCDC converters. This would extend to a familiarity with CAD analysis tools; Suitably qualified and experienced Thermal 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 / Fradley

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