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Peter Heap

Senior Consultant
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Peter specialises in the recruitment of highly skilled engineers and managers for the aerospace & defence manufacturing 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 an 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 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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Hardware Electronics Design Engineer

Hardware Electronics Design Engineer - Manchester - Permanent - Attractive A Hardware Electronics Design Engineer is required within a Safety Critical Control Systems Technology Company. The successful Hardware Electronics Design Engineer will join a specialised team in this sector and will report to the Engineering Manager and Technical Director. The Hardware Electronics Design Engineer will be responsible for electronics circuit design, including analogue, digital and mixed signal designs, PCB design, system design and implementation, test equipment design, test and validation to meet Operational needs. The Hardware Electronics Design Engineer will be primarily focused on providing technical solutions to electronic obsolescence challenges alongside implementation of both new design and third party designed products into systems through the New Product Introduction (NPI) process. Requirements for the Hardware Electronics Design Engineer A Degree in a relevant subject (Electrical or Electronic Engineering). Responsible for electronics design and schematics capturing Detailed electrical circuit design Define electrical and test requirements To provide hardware solutions to production, manufacturing and repair problems To undertake design changes to replace obsolete To carry out component and system type testing (including EMC testing where appropriate) Prepare and submit technical reports and documentation Support qualification of obsolescent parts to products To support the process of appropriate design reviews of Technical reports To undertake technical investigations, recommending actions and producing reports To ensure documents conform to customer and regulatory procedures To attend customer meetings where necessary To provide technical support to the design and development of new equipment Provide support to the Test Department when required Person Profile and Skill Set for the Hardware Electronics Design Engineer Experience in both Digital and Analogue design Circuit simulation and computer-aided design tools (CAD) Design proving and type testing associated with high reliability products Familiarisation with defence standards and design of products to meet harsh environments Knowledge of basic project management principles and strong problem-solving skills Experienced in the use of the Microsoft suite of products Experience in both designing and maintaining Electrical /Electronic products Self-motivated and committed to meeting deadlines and other defined goals Ability to communicate easily with others, both internally and externally If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Hardware Electronics Design Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's

Permanent / Manchester, Greater Manchester

Customer Services Administrator

Aerospace and Aviation - Permanent - Competitive Salary - West London A Customer Services Administrator is required to join an Aerospace and Aviation organisation on a Permanent basis and the Customer Services Administrator will report to the Customer Services Team Leader. The Customer Services Administrator will be responsible for providing a high quality and responsive customer service and administrative support to external and internal customers within the business. The Customer Services Administrator will give support to customers primarily via telephone dealing with inbound and outbound calls, and often complex in nature. Customer Services Administrator - Key Responsibilities Administration of customer repairs both in our repair facility and subcontracted. Quoting and pricing of repairs or sale of other goods and services. Completing approved certificates, despatch and invoice. Sourcing and raising of purchase orders in accordance with purchasing handbook. Customer delivery forecasts, reports and general enquiries. Liaising with the production areas to achieve targets. Assist with import / export requirements and support stores. Work as part of a team, act in a professional manner, and convey a positive and constructive approach. May be required to visit customers on a face to face business with field sales manager(s) Skills and Requirements for the Customer Services Administrator PC literate - Microsoft word, excel, databases and Strong administrative skills Ability to deal with high volume and complex customer queries Previous customer service experience preferably in a technical environment Import/export procedures (desirable) Experience of working in the aviation industry (desirable) Driving licence Good written and oral communication skills at all levels Good time management and Good numeracy skills Self-motivated and a Team player Flexible approach and Able to handle pressure well Methodical/Logical and Process and results driven Able to undertake travel and overnight stays if required Must be required to work additional hours at busy times Due to nature of business security clearance will be required **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Customer Services Administrator then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / West London, London

Production Cell Lead

Aerospace Manufacturing - Permanent - Attractive - Warwickshire - Cell Lead A Production Cell Lead is required to join and Innovative Aerospace manufacturing facility on a Permanent Basis. The successful Production Cell Lead will join the Production Department and report to the Cell Production Departmental Manager. The Production Cell Lead will implement agreed production plans to achieve the required level of customer service and quality whilst assisting the Cell Production Manager in the operations management. The successful Production Cell Lead will develop their team using Continuous Improvement Methods to identify, resolve and improve HSE, quality and production issues. Responsibilities/Experience Required of the Production Cell Lead Adhere to all company Health and Safety Policy's and Regulations Manage production to ensure that quality is maintained to company standards Manage rework and screening of rejects in collaboration with the Quality Support function Co-ordinate quality resource to complete root cause and corrective actions Maintain, analyse and interpret data held within production quality systems Organise resources (machines, tooling, people) and conduct briefings at shift hand-over Ensure team members complete all relevant manufacturing documentation Achieve weekly and monthly KPI's and business goals and Operate across all production cells Ensure first line maintenance in carried out in line with Preventative Maintenance Report all breakdowns to maintenance using the maintenance breakdown system Deputise for Cell Production Manager as and when required Maintain an awareness of operational issues, working to resolve these in a timely manner Provide feedback on general issues affecting the cell operations Conduct Problem Solving Management processes Work with Quality Cell Engineers, and Cell Engineers to implement improvement plans Implement 8D's, 4D's, 5S's & Lean Workshops as required Contribute to maintaining and developing effective interdepartmental working relationships Implement production procedures and policies and communicate to the rest of the team Control of absenteeism, time and attendance, disciplinary interviews and recruitment Authorise overtime as agreed with the Cell Production Manager Manage the performance of the team, including conducting appraisals and setting targets Maintain a direct shop floor presence, operate machines / processes as and when necessary Qualifications & Requirements of the Production Cell Lead Knowledge of ISO Standards 9001/2000 Educated to BTEC HNC Level or Equivalent and Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified An IOSH Managing Safety Qualification and ILM Accredited would be desirable Demonstrate customer focus, initiative, teamwork, transparency, autonomy Demonstrate leadership, communication, negotiation and delegation skills Demonstrate process driven characteristics with a good approach to problem solving Ability to understand technical operations and manufacturing processes Possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to coach and mentor a team Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft office suite A good understanding of supplier/customer relationships and a strong customer focus Security Clearence may be required due to the nature of the Products being Manufactured If you are interested in this Production Cell Lead position then please apply directly or send a suitable MS Word Format CV directly to my Email at . Alternatively, if you wish to discuss then please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

HSE Trainer

HSE Trainer - Cheshire - Aerospace Manufacturing - Attractive - Fixed Term A HSE Trainer is required to join an Aerospace Manufacturing company based in Cheshire. The Company has an immediate vacancy within its HSE Team for a HSE Trainer. This is an excellent and exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to join a large and well recognised company within the Aerospace Sector on a Fixed Term basis. The HSE Trainer will work with key leaders, in a collaborative manner to develop risk management and the safety performance throughout the business. The HSE Trainer will report into the Health, Safety and Environmental Manager. The HSE Trainer will be an Experienced Risk Assessor/Instructor to assist and mentor the current leadership team and hence will have a strong knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental systems, technical knowledge of chemicals and COSHH, coupled with strong engagement and leadership skills. The HSE Trainer will be strategic rather than reactive, assessing the skills and knowledge within each department and determining what training and coaching is required to grow and retain these skills. HSE Trainer - Key Tasks Assisting the leadership teams to Identify, analyse and classify Health, Safety and Environmental risks Planning, designing and implementing an overall risk management process Support and mentor leaders in the risk assessment process Risk evaluation, which involves comparing estimated risks with criteria established Provide support, education and training to staff to build risk awareness Draw an overall or individualised training and development plan Deploy a wide variety of training methods Conduct effective induction sessions Monitor and evaluate training program's effectiveness Provide opportunities for ongoing development and resolve any specific problems Maintain a keen understanding of training trends, developments and best practices HSE Trainer - Qualifications and Experience Required Hold the NEBOSH certificate (or equivalent) as a minimum qualification Proven experience, within a HSE role Experience in a manufacturing environment is required Excellent people skills and the ability to influence others Proven work experience in a training/coaching capacity Track record in designing and executing successful training programs Familiarity with traditional and modern training methods Excellent communication and leadership skills Ability to plan, multi-task and manage time effectively Strong writing and record keeping ability for reports and training manuals Good computer and database skills If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the HSE Trainer for our client then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word Format CV's to

Permanent / Cheshire, England

Electronic Avionics Technician

Electronic Technician - West London - Permanent - Aviation - Negotiable Salary An Electronic Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Radar, Audio units to component level. The Electronic Technician is required to join an Avionic Systems Company immediately. The Electronic Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue electronics to complex microprocessor electronics with the ability to repair RF circuits. Electronic Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair Electronics repair of through hole and surface mounted components fault finding and testing using specialised and general-purpose electronics test equipment Complete accurate and legible repair records Ensure accuracy and safety standards are met Understanding the Standard Operating and Company Procedures Skills Required for Electronic Technician PC literate - Microsoft word, excel, databases HNC/HND level electronics preferred Good command of spoken and written English Good eyesight with or without glasses or lenses (No Colour Blindness) Good experience in electronic repairs at component level RF experience with ability to repair complex RF circuits and technology Soldering skills both surface mount and through hole components Experienced in the use of electronic test equipment Experience in similar role advantageous Aviation or Military background desirable Previous experience within an Avionics desirable Good working knowledge of aircraft systems would be an advantage Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Electronic Technician then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / West London, London

Senior Electrical Systems - Lead Engineer

Aerospace - Attractive Salary - Senior Electrical Systems Engineer - Buckinghamshire - Permanent A Senior Electrical System Engineer is required to join the Electrical Systems Department within an International Aerospace Company. The Senior Electrical System Engineer will lead the activities on a military aircraft programme. The Senior Electrical System Engineer will be the primary interface between the UK and France Based delivery teams and the customer. The Senior Electrical System Engineer will be the lead engineer for the overall project/programme activity. Senior Electrical System Engineer - Key Responsibilities Leading the development and testing of an electrical power subsystem This project is within an aerospace environment Acting as the primary technical interface with the customer Ensure that requirements are clearly understood Feeding correct information back to the off-site team Be the focal point for the off-site delivery team Provide technical oversight of their deliveries Managing the technical aspects of new requirements Scoping work and writing the technical responses Identifying, managing and escalating risks and issues as appropriate Technical Skills and Experience Required for Senior Electrical Systems Engineer A Bachelor's degree or better in an engineering discipline Demonstrable experience of electrical systems engineering in an aerospace environment Experience with analogue and digital electronics Experience with electronic boards and embedded equipment Experience of environmental qualification, including climatic, vibration and EMC Strong written and verbal English language skills A people person with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely Ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels would be desirable A background in an engineering consultancy environment An understanding of how work package deliveries are structured Knowledge of any of the following tools: Cadence, NX or DOORS An ability to speak French would be a bonus and an advantage ** Security (SC) Clearance will be required for this position and only applications from candidates that have or able to obtain the necessary clearance will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Electrical Systems Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Buckinghamshire, England

Reliability, Maintainability and Safety (RMS) Engineer

Safety and Reliability Engineering - Permanent - Aerospace - Competitive Salary - West Midlands An RMS or RAMS Engineer is required to join an innovative Aerospace and Defence company on Permanent and Long Term Basis that specialises in advanced products primarily for the Aerospace industry. The RMS or RAMS Engineer will report directly to the RM & S Manager and provide technical expertise and leadership to support the optimisation of systems and equipment reliability, maintainability and safety parameters. The RMS or RAMS Engineer will provide systems that meet their safety objectives, that are reliable and which require minimum expenditure to support throughout its operational life. The RMS or RAMS Engineer will not have any direct reports although will provide Technical Leadership to the business and the company Project Teams Responsibilities of the RMS or RAMS Engineer Take a role in developing the technical capability of the RM&S department Develop state-of-the-art processes for RM&S work flow Conduct technical RM&S work to support both mechanical and electronics equipment Provide detailed knowledge of Reliability, Maintainability, Safety & Testability Work towards becoming our RM&S technical authority Prepare and review Reliability documentation, FMECAs, Testability Documentation Prepare and review Flight Safety Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Hazard Analysis Documentation Prepare and review System Safety Analysis, and Maintainability Analysis Documentation Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers including internationally Specific emphasis to be placed in support for the development of programme teams Be able to review and understand external Technical Specifications Be able to review and understand RM & S contractual requirements Be able to review and understand Technical Drawings and Design Reports Be able to review and understand system schematic diagrams Plan, organise and control activities to ensure on-time delivery Technical Requirements of the RMS or RAMS Engineer IEng or CEng accredited prefeered University degree in Aerospace Technology / Systems / Aeronautical / Aero-Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline Relevant Industrial and Safety Enginenring experience can be considered also Knowledge of RM&S standards, e.g. MIL-HDBK, DEF-STAN and MIL-STAN, ARP4671 Good planning, organisational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills Good decision-making, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills A knowledge of Mechanical, Electroinc and Systems engineering principles An understanding of Aircraft Systems development Knowledge of the Microsoft office suite at intermediate level. Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in this role then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment by calling my direct line on +44 (0) 1384 446102 or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Commercial Manager

Aerospace and Defence - Competitive - Permanent - Leicestershire A Commercial Manager is required to join the Commercial Team within a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Commercial Manager will report to the Commercial Executive and will be responsible for leading the negotiation and management of the contractual interfaces with the customers and major subcontractors. Commercial Manager - Key Responsibilities and Leading Liaison with customer and suppliers on contract details Maintenance of contract baseline including terms and conditions Negotiation of contracts and change proposals Flow down of commercial requirements for subcontracts Supervision of competitive bidding for subcontracts Progress invoices and payments and managing subcontractors Advise programme team of legal and contractual obligations Ensure compliance with export control regulations Cost model preparation for new bids. Monitor programme activities to define an eligible charge to the customer Progress Milestone Claims, Invoices and Payments (monthly cycle) Technical Skills and Experience for Commercial Manager Relevant knowledge of legal and contractual obligations - Essential Ideally being Educated to degree level within International or Commercial Law Proven experience within an industry with emphasis on high value international contracts Proven successful experience in leading negotiation of complex contracts Strong business and commercial acumen with Excellent written and verbal skills Knowledge of export control regulations and a flexible approach to working hours Extensive travel and working in locations across the UK Extensive knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages Strong organisational skills with the ability to multi-task and deliver on tight timeframes Relevant experience in large development and procurement programmes Background in UK MOD procurement conditions is Desirable There may be some overseas travel **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Commercial Manager then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to

Permanent / Leicestershire, England

Systems Integration Manager

Aerospace and Defence - Leicestershire - Permanent - Competitive Salary A Systems Integration Manager is required to join the Systems Team within a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Systems Integration Manager will report to the Engineering Executive and will be part of an engineering team responsible for Systems, Test and Integration Engineering on the company's product range. Systems Integration Manager - Key Responsibilities Leading the Systems Integration team Establish, document and maintain documentation standards and provide guidance Integration documentation required during the system development phases System and subsystem Integration and qualification process and plans Responsibility for the integration lab functioning and equipment availability Interact with Prime Integration manager to deliver integration output to programme Support the Programme Managers as required Plan the integration and qualification performance (activities, Labs, Equipment etc.) Produce, update and maintain Integration & qualification documents Oversee integration at system level and support integration of subsystems Manage the integration strategy and activities Maintain Technical Specs and external interface requirement specification Capture/track Customer, User and/or System requirements throughout design/acceptance Prepare readiness review datapacks and support Field and Flight Engineering teams Technical Skills and Experience for Systems Integration Manager Degree in electrical/electronic engineering discipline or equivalent engineering alternative Proven experience in systems test and integration Knowledge and experience in integration, verification and qualification Technical experience in a multi-disciplined project environment Significant subcontract content, including technical programme planning Experience of customer interaction and Excellent communication skills Ability to gain/hold the requisite Security Clearance Defence sector background or other development/process oriented industry Using systems and requirements engineering tools such as DOORS Working in a multi-cultural/multinational environment Self-motivated, reliable, accurate, assertive and confident approach Good communication skills at all levels and be capable of operating in a matrix structure Ability to influence and communicate well in a multi-cultural environment Prepared to travel sites at various locations within and outside the UK occasionally **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Systems Integration Manager then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to

Permanent / Leicestershire, England