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Peter Heap

Principal Consultant
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Peter specialises in the recruitment of highly skilled engineers and managers for the defence and engineering industries. From shop floor to director level appointments, Peter is highly experienced in sourcing the best candidates for permanent and contract positions.

Having worked as a senior engineer in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers for 20 years, Peter has an in-depth understanding of both client and candidate needs. His experience and knowledge of the defence industry, coupled with the time he has spent in recruitment, enables him to find the best talent the market has to yield.

Peter approaches each assignment with drive and enthusiasm, and prides himself on offering an outstanding, quality service. His honest, attentive and consultative approach provides an empathetic, yet efficient process which is appreciated by clients and candidates.

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Senior/Lead Software Developer

Senior/Lead Software Developer – Stevenage Area Attractive – Permanent A Senior/Lead Software Developer is required within a leading Telecommunications and Satellite and Space Systems Technology Company. The Senior/Lead Software Developer will be involved in Production and maintenance of software components, developing software used by engineers to analyse and plan satellite radio communications. The Senior/Lead Software Developer will be involved with development tasks that are similarly varied, ranging from algorithmic development in back-end components to user interface development using web technologies. The Senior/Lead Software Developer will be involved with projects and working with cutting-edge satellite communications technologies and perform research and development into how software can best support management and operation of them. Responsibilities for the Senior/Lead Software Developer Design and development of software systems across the lifecycle Development of concepts, requirements, design and implementation through to validation Drafting/production of proposal documentation and associated project Analysis of customer requirements and system/ product development lifecycle Network performance analysis through to design and development Work with real-time software radio and IP networking systems, GUIs and test automation systems Provide project leadership to other members of the project team, including mentoring and coaching Enterprise Architecture and Model Based System Engineering and Service Oriented Architectures To contribute to improvements both within and on behalf of customers Supporting requirements engineering, prototyping, integration and test To produce work efficiently and of high-quality according to development standards and programme Carry out software project management & control including consolidation of task estimates Requirements for the Senior/Lead Software Developer A good Honours degree in a relevant subject (Maths, Computer Science or Engineering) A strong interest within Software Development and Experience in leading, coaching teams Ability to apply object-oriented principles to information and software design Strong software development skills across the lifecycle Ability to construct distributed systems, e.g. through use of web services Ability to program in Java, or in another OO language with desire to ‘convert’ to Java Strong experience and awareness of software deployment in operational environments Experience of working in space/satellite industry and understanding of satellite radio communications Experience of drafting proposals and leading projects Understanding of IP networking and network protocols as well as service/network principles Experience of use case analysis and understanding of business/operational analysis Experience in systems engineering to include feasibility studies and system analysis Conduct requirements analysis & traceability and system architectural design and interface definition Ability to program in JavaScript or transferrable skills in web-based user interface development Ability to program in Python, and develop software scripts Ability to develop GUIs through appropriate scripting languages (JavaScript, xml etc.) Experience of GUI monitoring tools and Experience of real-time databases If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior/Lead Software Developer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV’s to peter.heap@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 / Stevenage

Software Developer

Software Developer – Stevenage Area – Attractive – Permanent A Software Developer is required within a leading Telecommunications and Satellite and Space Systems Technology Company. The Software Developer will be involved in Production and maintenance of software components, developing software used by engineers to analyse and plan satellite radio communications. The Software Developer will be involved with development tasks that are similarly varied, ranging from algorithmic development in back-end components to user interface development using web technologies. The Software Developer will be involved with projects and working with cutting-edge satellite communications technologies and perform research and development into how software can best support management and operation of them. Responsibilities for the Software Developer Perform architectural and detailed design, coding and test of software components in Java. As part of a small team, to undertake development of different types of software and test. JavaScript and Python as well as developing test modules in Automated Test Environments To produce work efficiently and of high-quality according to development and programme plans. To provide task estimates and progress information to team leaders and the project manager. Support satellite communications hub and terminal network monitoring and configuration. This is likely to involve database and GUI technology. Apply principles of Service Oriented Architecture and DevOps. Contribute more widely within the system/ product development lifecycle. Support requirements engineering, prototyping, integration and test. Requirements for the Software Developer A good Honours degree (2:1) in a relevant subject (Maths, Computer Science or Engineering). A strong interest within Software Development. Ability to perform design and development of software. Ability to demonstrate software which has been written for private interest/industry is an advantage. An understanding of the software development lifecycle is an advantage. Ability to program in Python and develop test scripts. Knowledge of requirements engineering through to test is an advantage. Interest in adapting to different software types is an advantage. Knowledge of Graphical User Interface (GUI) and Application level Java. Understanding of satellite communications systems and terminals Understanding of object-oriented principles and communicate them through documentation. Ability to program in Java, or in another OO language with desire to ‘convert’ to Java. Understanding of software engineering principles and software engineering methods. An understanding of configuration control and the difference between good and bad software. Experience of development in an ‘Agile’ Environment using Continuous Development. Ability to program in JavaScript or transferrable skills in web-based user interface development. Understanding of computer architectures and operating systems. Experience of GUI monitoring tools and real-time databases Understanding of IP networking and network protocols If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Software Developer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV’s to peter.heap@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 / Stevenage

Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician

Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician - Attractive - Permanent - Saudi Arabia An Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician is required to join a Large Aerospace and Defence Systems Company in Saudi Arabia. The Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician will provide maintenance of Royal Saudi Air Force aircraft and train RSAF personnel safely in a training environment in how to use their aircraft, equipment and weapons. The successful Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician will be inspecting, operating, maintaining and repairing electronic Navigation and Communications Systems, and components on the Hawk aircraft and support equipment. The Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician will therefore ensure delivery of serviceable aircraft to accomplish the contractual operational and flying commitments at location. Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician - Key Responsibilities Repairing Navigation/Communications Systems & maintenance support of the Hawk Fleet. Provide support to ensure delivery of serviceable aircraft. Provide servicing and Inspection to ensure aircraft meet scheduled servicing programme. Repair of aircraft assets and process of components. Ensure Test, Measurement and Diagnostic equipment calibration cycles are completed. Support Equipment maintenance cycles, and the Tool Control system. Ensure all maintenance is carried out using the correct Technical Data and Instruction. Developed Publications are devised and reviewed to maintain maintenance capability. Technical Skills and Experience for Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician Qualified Avionics Aircraft Hawk Technician and completed a recognised apprenticeship. Knowledge and experience associated with aircraft maintenance. Knowledge of quality assurance, logistical support, and repairable asset management. Able to demonstrate problem solving abilities and always remain adaptable & flexible. Ensure procedural compliance regarding the aircraft airworthiness. Computer literacy is essential, with a good working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite. Have Hawk Avionic Navigation and Communications System experience. Must hold a current driving licence. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** Benefits for the Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician 5 day working week Tax Free Salary and Private Pension Provision Service Bonus and NI Contributions Deducted 12 Months 41 Days Leave per annum and Travel Allowances Rent Free Accommodation and Complimentary Recreation Facilities Available on Compound Medical Support when in KSA and Extended Further Medical Cover when necessary If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Aircraft (Avionics) Hawk Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to peter.heap@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 / Tabuk

Structural Design Engineer

Structural Design Engineer - Contract & Permanent South West – Aerospace & Defence - Helicopters A Structural Design Engineer is required to join the team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Structural Design Engineer will involve Installation Design and Modification to Helicopter Platforms and Structures. Both Senior and Junior Engineering role available for the Structural Design Engineer. The Structural Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities Represent the organisation at customer site Competent in the use of Catia V5 Competent in the use of PDM/VPM Knowledge of Catia V4 an advantage Previous helicopter platform experience and advantage Conversant and competent in PC skills and software (MS suite) Technical Skills and Experience required for The Structural Design Engineer Minimum of HNC Engineering Discipline or related Aerospace/Engineering subjects This is military contract so will require min 'SC' security clearance Results driven outlook Good communication in English (oral & written) & Interpersonal skills Customer focus - ability to build and develop customer & supplier relationships Organisational agility Problem solving ability Logical thinking Effective time management **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain or already hold this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Structural Design Engineer, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on my direct line 01384 446102 or email suitable CV’s to peter.heap@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 / Yeovil

Production Engineer

Production Engineer – West Midlands Permanent – Aerospace Precision Manufacturing A Production Engineer is required to join and Innovative Aerospace manufacturing facility on a Permanent Basis. The successful Production Engineer will join the Production Department and report directly to the Operations Manager. The Production Engineer will be using and developing CNC program writing tools/software to provide the production machines with programs to enable the smooth running of the machines. Responsibilities and Experience Required of the Production Engineer Design and procure relevant machine tool fixtures Identify and manage tooling requirements to achieve best machining practice Identify and Support manufacturing improvements/efficiencies Reduce manufacturing costs using lean methodology Support New Product Introduction prototype development actions as required Working with existing processes to provide the Planning dept with accurate details of manufacture i.e. manufacturing routing and timing accuracy. Qualifications & Requirements of the Production Engineer Understanding of Edgecam and CAD systems desirable but not essential HNC / City Guilds / degree or time served apprentice in an engineering related subject Significant previous experience of engineering/manufacturing A precision manufacturing background is essential Excellent proven work experience in process engineering Excellent working knowledge of manufacturing systems, machining, assembly and test Proven ability with problem solving tools and techniques Ability to read and understand mechanical drawings and NC code Security Clearance may be required due to the nature of the Products being Manufactured If you are interested in this Production Engineer position, then please apply directly or send a suitable MS Word Format CV directly to my Email at peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss then please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102. 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 / West Midlands

Configuration Engineer

Configuration Engineer - Contract & Permanent Bedford Area - Aerospace & Defence A Configuration Engineer is required to join the team within a market leading, innovative engineering solutions company that specialise in safety critical and high technology environments. The Configuration Engineer will configure design solutions in PDM and Create/Revise the Aircraft Wiring List, Aircraft Kitting Matrix) & Torque Load Schedule Configuration Engineer - Key Responsibilities To update the Bill of Material To update the Master Parts List Reflect the configuration changes due to design modifications To coordinate for all necessary airworthiness approvals To investigate and resolve queries raised by Technical Data Services team Take quality feedback and suggestions from client and communicate this to the team For a more Senior Configuration Engineer Role: Experience in managing a small team Delivering Configuration management as a service Ability and experience in working with multicultural and global distributed teams Technical Skills and Experience Required for The Configuration Engineer Windows - Advanced MS Office - Advanced PDM - Intermediate PLM - Intermediate **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain or already hold this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Configuration Engineer, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on my direct line 01384446102 or email suitable CV's to peter.heap@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 / Bedford

Senior/Lead Inspector

Senior/Lead Inspector – Aerospace and Defence Permanent - Milton Keynes Area – Attractive An opportunity has arisen for a Senior/Lead Inspector to join an Aerospace and Defence Research Organisation within the Milton Keynes area. The successful Senior/Lead Inspector will be completing inspection work using the Coordinate Measurement Machines (CMM) and Scanners. The Senior/Lead Inspector responsibilities include component, sub-assembly and assembly inspections to defined tolerances, reporting results and briefing Customers regarding the inspection results. Duties for the Senior/Lead Inspector Responsible for carrying out the inspection of models, assemblies and components. Following specifications given in the route cards, service requests or instructions. Conduct Optical Tracking inspections, snapping scans to models and reporting. Assist with the scheduling of inspection work to meet agreed project resource plans. Communication of schedules to the Manufacturing Centre (MMC) Team. Raise Concession Reports for submission and approval to Customers. Monitor the progress and conduct training, as appropriate, of newly inducted or trainees. Lead the technical development of the inspection capability. Technical development of the inspection aspects of customer proposals. Actively seek opportunities for Continuous Improvement of inspection procedures. Maintain an inspection log. Qualifications, Knowledge and Skills Required for the Senior/Lead Inspector HNC in Mechanical Engineering or similar qualification. experience using handheld metrology instruments, precision CMM and Scanning Systems. Technical experience with optical tracking and 3D Scanner software and methodology. Experience in programming CMM using PCDMIS software. Able to analyse CAD, manipulate datum’s and alignments for part inspection. Able to produce and analyse inspection results of model assemblies. Determine any errors and recommend viable solutions to meet customers’ requirements. Proficient in the use of MS Office applications such as Word and Excel. Plan/schedule project inspections and create reports using templates. A team player, confident and capable of mentoring and coaching less experienced staff. Flexible and positive attitude, willing to go the extra mile to ensure that projects are met. Attention to detail of quality of work produced and adherence to project schedules. Drive and commitment to improve own skills and be receptive to new ideas. Can-do attitude to overcoming technical problems as soon as they arise. This is an opportunity for the right person to become part of a successful and professional team operating in a world-class facility. In return, we offer a competitive salary and a benefits package and the opportunity for further development and progression within the business for the right candidate. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior/Lead Inspector, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV’s to peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Milton Keynes

Aerospace System Engineer

Systems Engineer - Permanent - Bristol Area Attractive - Aerospace and Defence A Systems Engineer is required within an Advanced Aerospace and Defence Services Organisation. The Systems Engineer will be one of the key players in technical services and technology solutions and Innovation of new technologies within research and development environment. The Systems Engineer will support upcoming programmes of work to meet the customer's needs. The Systems Engineer will be working within the aircraft development domain. The Systems Engineer will join the Control and Simulation Department and Report to the Principal Engineer. The Systems Engineer will Initially be deployed to Japan all expenses paid and then return to the UK. Accommodation will be provided, subsistence allowance and an incentive payment on top of the usual UK salary will be paid whilst the employee is deployed to Japan. As the Systems Engineer you will be required to: Interact with internal and external customers on a technical level Deliver engineering solutions at a consistently high standard within given budget Preparation, presentation of technical reports and proposals Provide technical direction within the delegated area of responsibility Maintain the project documentation in line with the quality plan Ensure given tasks achieve their full objectives Manage multiple tasks and deliver within agreed timescales and budgets Interact with other engineers on a technical and project level The Systems Engineer should have the following skills, qualifications and experience: Educated to degree level or equivalent in a related discipline Preferably Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Mathematics Relevant industrial experience within the aerospace sector Knowledge of system modelling and MATLAB/Simulink tools Able to demonstrate a good understanding of system engineering Experience working with configuration management and version control Strong interpersonal skills and will be working as part of a development team Experience of System validation & verification Experience of test and analysis methods Report writing and presentation skills Familiarity with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Power Point, and Outlook An appreciation (academic or industry) of modelling and simulation is beneficial The ability to solve problems independently Ability to manage multiple tasks, work effectively within a team or independently Good interpersonal skills, diplomatic and professional approach The confidence and desire to gain a full understanding of issues Good organisational skills, including record keeping Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon and to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Systems Engineer then please contact: Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446102 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 / Bristol

Process Engineer

A Process Engineer is required to join and Innovative materials manufacturing facility on a Permanent Basis and the successful Process Engineer will report to a Lead Engineer. The company are leaders in their field and are involved in energy, transport, healthcare, electronics, security and defence, petrochemical and industrial sectors. The Process Engineer is an integral part of the Engineering team and will help deliver solutions and projects to clients whilst contributing to the overall site performance. Responsibilities and Experience Required of the Process Engineer Increase manufacturing productivity by an agreed amount per annum Develop processes that will be in line with the business’s strategic ambitions Liaise with supplier representatives to ensure latest technology and consumables Drive process and quality efficiency Lead / attend engineering / technical review meetings Present work status and provide feedback as required Help build a culture of continuous improvement on the shop floor Work with and develop the skills of equipment setters and operators Responsible for NPI, the procurement of production equipment and ancillaries Manage first off production trials with the operations and quality teams Support the production teams on daily issues ensuring plant/processes remain operational Qualifications & Requirements of the Process Engineer Experience within a production environment in a Process Engineering role Experience with lean manufacturing tools and techniques Experience with value stream mapping, 6S, KanBan and Kaizen Experience in project delivery and problem solving Experience in Process Engineering in an ISO 9001 environment Experience of operating within a strong H&S Culture Experience utilising quality tools and advanced product quality planning techniques Experienced with FMEA, SPC, Capability studies, 8D, Lean Sigma & Control Plans Experience in a high-volume manufacturing environment will an advantage Security Clearance may be required due to the nature of the Products being Manufactured If you are interested in this Process Engineer position, then please apply directly or send a suitable MS Word Format CV directly to my Email at peter.heap@jonlee.co.uk. Alternatively, if you wish to discuss then please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102. 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 / Worcestershire
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