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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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Principal Engineer - Advanced Automotive Systems

Principal Engineer - Advanced Automotive Systems - Coventry - £ Highly competitive DOE To enable the development of new and highly innovative hybrid and EV programmes, working from blank page concepts to outstanding designs, this is an exceptional opportunity for engineers to turn their ideas into reality. We have a fantastic opportunity available for a Principal Engineer to influence and drive the design and development of hybrid and battery electric vehicles. This role is to provide specialist technical leadership in the field of electric powertrain design including electric machines, power electronics, control strategies, batteries and future technology integration. The Principal Electrical Powertrain Engineer will report directly to the Chief Engineer, working closely with the other engineering functions, procurement, manufacturing and external suppliers to design and develop vehicles from concept to production to meet time, cost and specification requirements. As Principal Engineer - Advanced Automotive Systems - you will be required to Define electric powertrain strategy for various new vehicle platforms. Participate in high level decision making and strategic planning reviews, including with industrial partners. Provide technical leadership in electric powertrain design. Including the areas of electric machines, power electronics, control strategies, batteries and interface technologies. Represent our client as a credible authority on electric vehicles with current and future collaborative partners. Have the vision to be able to propose where enhanced research in system areas could lead to performance gains. Act as a point of contact with customers and disseminate project outputs. The successful applicant must be prepared to travel to India to hold regular review meetings, with project partners. As Principal Engineer - Advanced Automotive Systems - you will have Honours Degree or equivalent experience in a relevant Engineering subject. Specialised knowledge of at least one component of either electric machines, power electronics, control or battery technology. With an appreciation of all components and the interaction between them. A successful track record of strong leadership with the ability to influence and motivate others to achieve outstanding results. Technical and personal credibility, working effectively with cross-functional teams and other business functions. Ability to demonstrate an innovative approach to the product design, allowing new technologies to be implemented. Suitably qualified and experienced Advanced Automotive 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 .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Electric Powertrain Battery Engineer

Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - Electric Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly competitive DOE A Lead Engineer - Battery Systems is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. 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 - Battery Systems - you will be required to Lead the development of battery systems for various new vehicle platforms. Provide effective technical management, CAE analysis, planning, monitoring and battery design expertise in conjunction with other technical project leads. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. 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 - Battery Systems - you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership in the battery systems field. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Battery Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Senior Engineer - Transmission Controls

Senior / Principal Transmission Controls Engineer - Nuneaton - £ Highly Competitive Transmission Controls Engineers 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. You will join an internationally respected team delivering an exciting mix of R&D and client specific automotive projects. As Senior / Principal Transmission Controls Engineer - you will be required to Demonstrate a sound understanding of vehicle systems and driveline control. 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 / Principal Transmission Controls Engineer - you will have Algorithm design and implementation experience, ideally using MATLAB/Simulink/Ascet-SD. An appreciation of the fundamentals of transmission control. Knowledge of vehicle / test-rig based control system testing and calibration. An understanding of vehicle and controller communication networks. 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 the design of some of the most ground-breaking vehicle systems in the automotive arena. Suitably qualified and experienced Senior / Principal Transmission Controls Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Lead Powertrain Engineer - Electric Machine

Lead Engineer - Electric Machines - Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly competitive DOE A Lead Engineer - Electric Machines is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. 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 Machines - you will be required to Lead the development of Electric Machines 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 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 Machines - you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership of electric machine 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 Machine Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Senior/Principal Hydraulic System Engineer

Senior / Principal Hydraulic Systems Engineer - Leamington Spa - £ DOE A Hydraulic Systems Engineer is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Operating in a variety of sectors including supporting some of the world's premium car manufacturers, our client uses expert knowledge to provide a full product engineering and development service. As Hydraulic Systems Engineer, you will work on the design, simulation and validation of hydraulic systems for transmission and driveline systems. An increasing proportion of the work will be in the area of powertrain and hybrid technology. As Hydraulic Systems Engineer - you will be required to Demonstrate a sound understanding of vehicle systems and vehicle powertrain. Specify, design and validate complex hydraulic components. Manage the technical and commercial aspects of projects as well as generating and maintaining customer relationships. Understand the principles of electronic control systems, which interface to hydraulic systems. Lead design and simulation reviews, concept generation and sign-off technical reports. As Hydraulic Systems Engineer you will have Knowledge of MATLAB\Simulink\Stateflow for algorithm design and model-based design techniques for automotive applications. Knowledge of Amesim / SimScape Hydraulics libraries is desirable. Experience of IS026262 / IS013849 / CANape and INCA advantageous. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Hydraulic 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 .

Permanent / Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Senior Engineer - Control

Senior Engineer - Control - Leamington Spa - £ 45-50k DOE A Senior Engineer - Control is required for a highly respected and innovative engineering consultancy. Operating in a variety of sectors including supporting some of the world's premium car manufacturers, our client uses expert knowledge to provide a full product engineering and development service. As Senior Engineer - Control, you will work on the specification, design, development and calibration of driveline and transmission control systems. An increasing proportion of the work will be in the area of powertrain and hybrid technology. As Senior Engineer - Control - you will be required to Provide effective control engineering solutions to engineering challenges. Implement model-based design techniques for automotive applications. Manage the technical and commercial aspects of projects, including developing customer relationships. Take responsibility for delivery of key software components. Produce high quality documentation and communicate effectively to client companies. As Senior Engineer - Control you will have 1st Class Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering. A sound understanding of vehicle systems and vehicle powertrain. An understanding of automatic transmission operation and the associated control requirements. A high level of skill in algorithm modelling ( MATLAB, Simulink, Stateflow) What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic high-profile projects in a fantastic facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Leamington Spa, Warwickshire

Software Developer - Vehicle Interior Functions

Software Developer -Vehicle Interior Functions - Midlands - £ 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; Participation in FMEA, HAZOP, FTA and other analysis techniques. 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++ 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 .

Permanent / Lichfield, Staffordshire

Software Controls Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems

Software Controls Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems - Permanent - Nuneaton - £ 40 - 62k DOE Our client is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. They are seeking a Software Controls Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems to work on developing advanced automotive and hybrid electric vehicle technology. What you will do As Software Controls Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems. Software simulation and modelling of Battery Management (BMS) strategies utilising MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow Support the generation of system and software level requirements. Make significant contributions to the business strategy in relation to future battery trends. What you will need As Software Controls Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems; Relevant engineering degree with a minimum of 2:1 or comparable qualification with relevant experience. Advanced MATLAB / Simulink/Stateflow skills for development of software control strategies and plant models. State of the art technology awareness, knowledge of Li-ion cell domain knowledge, including future trends. Battery and cell testing practice / experimental design. Be willing to travel and work flexibly. The job may also involve extended placements at customer facilities within the UK. The ability to communicate clearly and effectively. MIL, SIL, HIL Validation, C programming and Functional Safety experience is advantageous. What you will get As Software Controls Engineer - Automotive Battery Systems An excellent salary, supportive culture, flexible working & benefits. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Software Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson on +44 (0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Software Controls Principal Engineer - EV and Hybrid

Software Controls Principal Engineer - EV and Hybrid Vehicle - Permanent - Nuneaton - £ 40 - 62k DOE Our client is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. They are seeking a Software Controls Principal Engineer to help shape the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle technologies of the future. You will make significant contributions to the business strategy in relation to future automotive trends. What you will do As Software Controls Principal Engineer; Automotive strategy development through prototype modelling using MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow. Deliver technical assistance and proposal content into the Business Development team in support of proposals and new business development. Develop safety related control systems utilising IS026262 methodologies. Support the generation of system and sub-system requirements. Produce documentation to a high standard. What you will need As Software Controls Principal Engineer; A relevant engineering degree, with a preference for a higher degree eg. PhD. Experience of development of software control strategies using MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow. Demonstrable experience in working to full software V-cycle. Exposure to automotive functional safety. Have a broad understanding of key components of electric vehicle powertrains. An understanding of C programming, vehicle network protocols and configuration management systems would be highly desirable. What you will get As Software Controls Principal Engineer; An excellent salary, supportive culture, flexible working & benefits. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Software Controls Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson or by emailing their CV and covering letter.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Electric Powertrain - Power Electronics and Control Engineer

Lead Engineer - Power Electronics and Control - Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly competitive DOE A Lead Engineer - Power Electronics and Control, is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. 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 - Power Electronics and Control - you will be required to Lead the development of Power Electronics and Control related activities, as part of automotive powertrain projects, 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 Power Electronics and Control 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 - Power Electronics and Control - you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership of Power Electronic and Control development activities. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Power Electronic and Control Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Systems Test Engineer

Systems Test Engineer - Coventry - £ Competitive DOE A Systems Test Engineer is required for a Global Leader in Automotive Systems. As Systems Test Engineer, you will have a vital, varied and exciting role, working at a prestigious customer site, delivering high power electronics modules. As Systems Test Engineer - you will be required to Support the development process of high power electronics modules. Identify effective test strategies for a given component / system. Test the products on-bench and within vehicle. Assist with integration issues. Identify defects and ensure high-quality levels are met. Assist with customer requirements definition, to manage and meet customer expectations. Initiate and support customer change management processes. As Systems Test Engineer - you will have A degree in Electrical / Electronic Engineering or equivalent experience. AC-DC, DC-DC, DC-AC Power Conversion knowledge. Knowledge of HV system and testing experience. Ability to read and use engineering specifications and drawings. Excellent trouble shooting skills. Skilled in voltage, current and power measurement instruments. Proficiency in CAN, C and an understanding of HV battery technology is highly desirable. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects . Suitably qualified and experienced Systems Test Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Mechanical Design and Development Engineer

Mechanical Design and Development Engineer / Technical Author - Walsall - £DOE This is a great opportunity for an enthusiastic Mechanical Design and Development Engineer to join an engineering company that specialise in the design and manufacture of specialist and powered bathing products. The successful Mechanical Design and Development Engineer will work on the design and development of new products and product improvement. You will also have a vital role in being responsible for updating technical documentation, including manuals and technical files. The role involves: * Designing and developing concepts through to final production. * Validation testing to prove concepts. * Early involvement with relevant functions within the business. * Supplier agreement on process capability. * Production support. * Maintain technical documentation and files, using Solidworks to obtain images. * Use Illustrator, to produce images for documents (training can be provided) The ideal candidate will * Have an HND or higher in Mechanical Engineering related education The Mechanical Design and Development Engineer will have experience in a range of the following skills * Solid works assembly, part creation and creating drawings. * BOM creation. * Design for manufacture and Fabrication techniques. * Welded frames, Turned parts, CNC machined parts. * Mould tool principles and injection moulding techniques. * Detailed drawing specs including Critical to Quality (CTQ), Tolerance stacks. * Realistic tolerance appreciation for the chosen manufacturing method. * Project Control Parts List (PCPL) tracking. * MS Word & Excel. * Illustrator. Suitably qualified and experienced Mechanical Design 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 .

Permanent / Aldridge, West Midlands

EMC Test Technician / Engineer

EMC Test Technician / Engineer (On Shift) - Permanent - Nuneaton - £ Competitive DOE Our client is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. They are seeking an EMC Test Technician / Engineer to provide EMC Engineering Services. You will support the development of ground-breaking automated vehicle systems, complex powertrains and wireless technologies. What you will do As EMC Test Technician / Engineer; Perform testing on a wide variety of automotive components and subsystems in accordance with international standards and vehicle manufacturer test specifications. Ensure tests are delivered to schedule and to internal quality standards. Work in specialist automotive and electrical component laboratories. Review and execute test specifications and test plans. Maintain detailed records and liaise with customers and project managers. Set up test equipment. Support shift rotas. What you will need As EMC Test Technician / Engineer ; An Electrical / Electronic Engineering background Good communication and interpersonal skills. Able to work with technical documentation. Familiarity with electrical test equipment. Advantageous to have automotive electrical / EMC / RF knowledge. A full driving licence. What you will get As EMC Test Technician / Engineer; An excellent salary & benefits, including shift premium. Career progression. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Test Technicians / Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson or by emailing their CV and covering letter.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Software Engineer - Hybrid and Electric Vehicles

Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Software Engineer - Permanent - Nuneaton - £ DOE Our client is a global provider of pioneering engineering, research and test services to the automotive, defence, aerospace and rail sectors. They are seeking a Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Software Engineer to help shape the technologies of the future. Reporting to the Software Function Lead, this strategically important position is to support continued growth of a highly-regarded technical team What you will do As Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Software Engineer; Model vehicle electric / hybrid propulsion systems including hybrid control and battery management systems. Develop complex control strategies. Support the generation of system and sub-system requirements. Conduct prototype integration and testing on full scale prototype vehicles. Produce documentation to a high standard. What you will need As Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Software Engineer; A relevant engineering degree, with a preference for a higher degree eg. PhD. Experience of development of software control strategies using MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow. Demonstrable experience in working to full software V-cycle. Appreciation of functional safety. Have a broad understanding of key components of electric vehicle powertrains and electrical and electronic systems. HIL experience, IS026262 and C, C++ knowledge would be highly desirable. Be willing to travel overseas and work flexibly. With a full UK driving licence. What you will get As Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Software Engineer; An excellent salary, flexible working & benefits. Career progression. Applications Suitably qualified and experienced Software Engineers should apply today by either calling Paul Robson or by emailing their CV and covering letter.

Permanent / Nuneaton, Warwickshire