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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.

Browse Paul's latest jobs

Head of Powertrain Electrification

Head of Powertrain Electrification - Northampton - £ Competitive DOE This is a great opportunity for a talented and ambitious automotive powertrain engineer to work for a company renowned for delivering technologically innovative engineering solutions across industry sectors. You will act as the technical lead for automotive Powertrain Electrification activity across the company. You will have the vision to develop and maintain a high level of powertrain electrification expertise, supported by a growing team, whilst ensuring business opportunities are maximised. As Head of Powertrain Electrification - you will be required to Provide the technical direction for a growing vehicle electrification team. Plan and support vehicle electrification projects. Support business development activities and prepare quotations. Prepare technical presentations and presentations. Determine skills and facility requirements. Ensure projects are delivered on time and to budget. Liaise with program suppliers and internal and external customers. Participate in research programmes and plan future research activities. As Head of Powertrain Electrification - you will have A degree in Engineering with proven experience in a relevant automotive role. A deep technical understanding of vehicle electrification. The ability to lead and develop a team of engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced automotive Powertrain Electrification engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Northampton, Northamptonshire

Principal Engineer - Control Systems

Principal Engineer - Control Systems - Nuneaton - £ Highly Competitive DOE A Principal Engineer - Control Systems is required for a class-leading high-technology consultancy. Based in an innovative, supportive and quality driven environment, you will hold technical and commercial responsibility for small to medium projects. Working with prestige and high-profile clients on cutting-edge products, you will deliver an exciting mix of class-leading technology on R&D and client specific projects. As Principal Engineer - Control Systems - 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 Principal Engineer - Control Systems - 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 and/or test-rig based control system testing and calibration. Experience in requirements capture, using a requirements management tool. 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 some of the most ground-breaking vehicles in the automotive arena today. Suitably qualified and experienced 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

Software Controls Senior Engineer - EV and Hybrid

Software Controls Senior Engineer - EV and Hybrid Vehicle - Permanent - Nuneaton - £ 32 - 55k 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 Senior Engineer to help shape the Electric and Hybrid Vehicle technologies of the future. You will make significant contributions to key projects in the area of software simulation and control of EV and Hybrid propulsion systems. What you will do As Software Controls Senior Engineer; Develop automotive control strategies through prototype modelling using MATLAB / Simulink / Stateflow. Develop safety related control systems utilising IS026262 methodologies. Conduct prototype integration and testing on full scale prototype vehicles. Support the generation of system and sub-system requirements. Produce documentation to a high standard. What you will need As Software Controls Senior 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 Senior 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

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 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

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

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

Senior / Principal 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

Electrical machine Engineer

Principal Electric Machine Design Engineer - Birmingham - £ 55-60k DOE A Principal Electric Machine Design Engineer is required for a rapidly expanding automotive pumps company, to work in the area of advanced technology solutions for commercial electric vehicle applications. This market-leading business is looking to recruit an experienced electric machine design engineer to support current programmes and new product development. As Principal Electric Machine Design Engineer - you will be required to Establish and lead a team specialising in the specification, design, control, development, test and benchmarking of electric machines. Lead the definition of system architectures and technical solutions to meet client requirements. Produce innovative electromagnetic, mechanical and thermal design solutions to achieve the performance requirements of the electric machines. Supervise build and testing of electric machines. Manage machine-related activities from requirements capture to product delivery. As Principal Electric Machine Design Engineer - you will have A wide range of experience in designing, developing and controlling a variety of electric machine types, preferably gained in the automotive or aerospace sectors. Experience of motor and control design for 12, 24 and 48V applications. A degree or PhD in an electric machine related field. What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in an ever-expanding field. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Machine Design Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Principal Embedded Software Engineer

Principal Embedded Software Engineer - Electric Vehicle Products - Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Principal Embedded 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 contribute to the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Principal Embedded Software Engineer - you will be required to Lead and participate in software architecture design and the evaluation of different processor platforms and hardware architecture solutions. Take responsibility for the firmware development of the next generation systems based on the functional safety requirements. Develop low level drivers and middleware for different projects. Design robust validation strategies for software integration and testing. Provide training and technical guidance to junior members of the team and assist in resolving technical issues faced by the software team. As Principal Embedded Software Engineer - you will have An Engineering degree in an electrical and electronic engineering discipline. Excellent C and assembly language programming techniques. Experience of significant project responsibility in an Automotive Tier1 supplier or OEM. Highly knowledgeable in the areas of microprocessors for automotive ECUs, AUTOSAR, ISO26262, software architecture design tools and Firmware development. An ability to work to the V model, with demonstrable experience in requirements capture. Suitably qualified and experienced Embedded 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 .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Head of System Technology

Head of System Technology - Electric Vehicle Products - Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Head of System 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 System Technology - you will be required to Manage the technical and product roadmap, through monthly, quarterly and annual working plans. Lead and review Power Electronics system architecture development for advanced automotive systems. To include system simulation, component selection and vehicle integration. Manage the Hardware R&D process and workflow to comply with ISO26262. EMC, product validation and reliability analysis. Identify opportunities, develop business and communicate with existing and potential customers. Develop and manage talent within the business, identifying need and engaging with recruitment requirements when necessary. As Head of System Technology - you will have A high level of technical expertise in the area of Power Electronics development and implementation in automotive systems. Experience of significant project responsibility in an Automotive Tier1 supplier or OEM. Familiarity with the mechanical design of automotive power converters. 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 .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Principal Engineer, Control Systems

Principal Engineer Control Systems - Electric Vehicle Products - Birmingham - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits A Principal Engineer, Control Systems 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 contribute to the advanced engineering of EV and Hybrid vehicle products, for a wide range of global customers. As Principal Engineer Control Systems - you will be required to Capture and interpret control requirements and implement suitable EV controller software architecture. Develop motor control and DC/DC control algorithms. Control modelling using Simulink, MATLAB environments. Generate C code to be used in a model-based environment, whilst working to a V-Cycle based methodology, implementing robust product testing, calibration, verification and version control techniques. Design functionally-safe solutions, including ASIL analysis and working to ISO26262. As Principal Engineer Control Systems - you will have An Engineering degree in a control-related and/or electrical and electronic engineering discipline. Experience of significant project responsibility in an Automotive Tier1 supplier or OEM. An advanced appreciation of modern digital control theory, algorithms, techniques and practical limitations. An enthusiasm for C, MISRA C and AUTOSAR-based control system development. With experience of SysML, FMEA, CAN testing tools, software architecture design, such as Rhapsody, and requirements capture (eg. DOORS). Familiarity with NXP / Infineon processors would be highly desirable. Suitably qualified and experienced Control Systems Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

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