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Peter Heap

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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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Mechanical Project Engineer

Mechanical Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - Attractive - Surrey A Mechanical Project Engineer is required to join an Aero Engine Test organisation that is going through a period of company growth. The Mechanical Project Engineer will assist in the design, manufacture, maintenance, relocation and installation of aeroengine test facilities and associated ground support equipment. The Mechanical Project Engineer will be primarily responsible for the design engineering, supply, installation, test and commissioning of these engine test facility systems and equipment. The Mechanical Project Engineer requires a strong mechanical engineering background and a good knowledge of CAD using Autodesk Inventor / AutoCAD software packages. Responsibilities of the Mechanical Project Engineer to Include: Design and develop new system hardware as required within electro-mechanical systems Develop cost estimates for design and engineering costs of special tooling and testing Understand the costs of supply and manufacture of all engine test equipment Develop written plans and manuals for the installation, testing, commissioning, operation and sustainment of engine test equipment and related ground support Review plans & specifications and assist Purchasing Manager in qualifying products/vendors Attend project review meetings, both on-site and off-site, as required Assist the Project Managers as required to prepare statements of work, etc Support the installation and commissioning of new hardware at client's locations Ensure all relevant safety objectives and legal requirements are observed Assist with In-Service Support contracts for calibration, modifications and technical support Develop, modify and manipulate system models using Autodesk Inventor Development of concept drawings, technical concepts, bids and proposals as required Convert designs into suitable engineering drawings for fabrication and manufacture Some overseas travel may be required to attend project meetings or design reviews Qualifications & Requirements of the Mechanical Project Engineer Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering (or similar related degree) Requires a mechanical and/or aerospace engineering background Working knowledge of mechanical and electrical engineering Flexible nature and the ability to perform multiple tasks Ability to develop, analyse and interpret technical documents Technical writing skills and ability to communicate effectively Understanding of fundamental fluid mechanics and thermodynamics Capability using Autodesk Inventor / AutoCAD software packages Prior engineering experience within this industry or similar would be ideal Experience with Quality Assurance methods and for working to ISO Standards The Mechanical Project Engineer must hold or capable of holding Security Clearance and must have the right to live and work in the UK and have a full UK driving license If you are interested in this Mechanical Project Engineer 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 / Surrey, England

EMC Testing Engineer

EMC Test Engineer - Attractive - Hampshire - Electronics - Permanent A EMC Test Engineer is required to join a market leading Innovative Electronics Technology Company that specialise in RF and Telecommunications Systems Technology and they assist manufacturers in developing their products to industry standards and regulations. This role will suit some one with Limited Industry experience. The EMC Test Engineer will support and coordinate execution and timely completion of EMC Testing engineering projects by analysing and determining project specifications. The EMC Test Engineer will establish test programs for product investigations and examining samples for compliance requirements, and preparing reports for clients. The EMC Test Engineer position is a client- facing and may involve working with customers over extended periods of time to test their products, whilst helping them to solve compliance-related problems. Responsibilities of the EMC Test Engineer Determine EMC project scope, develop a preliminary plan of investigation Communicate with clients to discuss technical issues, explain procedures and requirements Provides technical assistance to clients about product inspection and follow-up Establishes appropriate EMC test programs by reviewing information & examining samples. Familiar with applicable EMC standards. Examine EMC samples for compliance with requirements and notify client as necessary. Conduct laboratory activities by preparing data sheets and instructions to technicians. Communicates project status and results to clients and preparing reports. Integrate continuous improvement concepts and techniques into all aspects of the job. Resolves engineering issues associated and Analyse EMC test program for adequacy. Assists in developing special EMC test methods and test equipment. Qualifications and Desired Characteristics of the EMC Test Engineer A Degree Qualified person within Electronics and Communication Systems or Relevant Engineering or Scientific subject. The ideal candidate would have experience with EMC testing techniques. Experience of working on projects where detail is important. Understanding of the commercial compliance activities for EMC products/methodologies. Experience of working in a technology based service industry or in a customer-facing role. Experience with EMC Performance Testing or an ability to demonstrate an advanced practical knowledge of EMC principles and equipment. Ideally has experience of working within an EMC compliance testing Security Clearance may be required for this position due to the nature of the Products If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the EMC Test Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email with suitable MS Word format CV's

Permanent / Hampshire, England

Senior Safety Engineer

Senior Safety Engineer - Gloucestershire - Permanent - Aero + Defence A Senior Safety Engineer is required to join an innovative Aero + Defence Systems company on Permanent basis that specialises in advanced products primarily for the Defence and Aerospace industry. The Senior Safety Engineer will report directly to the Safety Manager and provide technical expertise to support the optimisation of systems and equipment reliability, maintainability and safety parameters. The Senior Safety Engineer will proactively influence the development of products to ensure Safety, Testability and that the R&M principles are implemented and integrated. Responsibilities of the Senior Safety Engineer Take a lead role in developing the technical capability of the RM&S department Understand and apply the principles of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability and Testability Identify and analyse Safety, Testability, R&M requirements from customers Generation of Safety, Reliability, Maintainability, Testability and Supportability plans Safety and Reliability & Maintainability analysis including reliability prediction FMECA and Fault Tree Analysis (FTA) as part of the design and development Provide guidance for design for safety, reliability, maintainability and testability Influence the design and development of engineering solutions Conduct and co-ordinate Safety, R&M and Supportability reviews Identify and agree Safety and Supportability requirements from international legislation Technical Requirements of the Senior Safety Engineer Good knowledge of standards and directives such as MIL-STD's, ARP4761 & 4754 Degree or HNC educated in an engineering or science discipline A background in electronics would be a distinct advantage Some experience of Mechanical Engineering Development Understanding of product development lifecycle and associated requirements Understands the importance of delivery performance to cost and schedule Experience and understanding of product development practices and Quality standards Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications Knowledge of Training, Integrated Logistics Support (ILS) & Logistic Support Analysis Understanding and experience of data capture in terms of Technical Publications Experience of identifying Programme and Customer Related Supportability requirements Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in this Senior Safety Engineer 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 / Gloucestershire, England

Senior Design Engineer

Senior Design Engineer - Gloucester - Defence - Permanent - Attractive A Senior Design Engineer is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise Communication Systems for Military and Government Organisations. The successful Senior Design Engineer will Lead and support projects from initial enquiry conducting design, development and prototyping of complex electro-mechanical systems for specialised precision engineering applications and will work in line with all applicable legislation and company directives. The Senior Design Engineer will support the Production and Sales teams as products progress through all stages of the development and production process life-cycle. Senior Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities To provide the external/internal customers with a reliable technical point of contact. Generate innovative product design solutions to comply with budgetary targets. Manage projects simultaneously throughout all stages of the engineering lifecycle Create, manage and publish design/project documentation & BOM's Produce professional project and test reports and Produce project time plans Provide project & design leadership to projects being conducted by Design Engineers. Prepare concept designs, product costings and technical response documents. Support Sales with bid activities and proposals to customers. Develop design specifications in line with NPI's and customer requirements. Liaise with suppliers and customers, negotiate costs and materials. Establish lead times and maintain quality standards. Carry out Continuous Improvement activities within the business Technical Skills and Experience required for the Senior Design Engineer Degree qualified, preferably 2:1 or higher, in relevant engineering or design discipline. Experience designing and drafting using 3D and 2D CAD tools, Solidworks & AutoCAD. Strong understanding of modern design practices and manufacturing processes. Experience in working in a regulated industry, and handling sensitive info up to UK Secret. Effective communication skills and understanding of quality standards and systems. Be concise and commercially aware and make key decisions to ensure deadlines are met. Knowledge and understanding of UK & US Military EMC and Environmental Test Standards Occasional Travel to Customers may be required **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products 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 Senior Design Engineer 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 / Gloucestershire, England

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Gloucester - Defence - Permanent - Attractive A Design Engineer is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise Communication Systems for Military and Government Organisations. The successful Design Engineer will design and detail mechanical solutions in line with Product Design Specifications and relevant standards, complete cable drawings, compiling BoM's, assist with prototype build tasks. The Design Engineer will document the design information for formal release to manufacture. The Design Engineer will support the Production and Sales teams as products progress through all stages of the development and production process life-cycle. Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities Create mechanical design solutions to comply with the Product Design Specifications. Create cable drawings and Create/Manage Product, Cable & PCB BOM's. Produce accurate product build documentation. Produce concept renders in support of quotations for sales. Assist with validation testing of developed products. Actively support the company Engineering Change Request procedures. Ensure work is carried out in accordance with company, customer and BS standards. Carry out Continuous Improvement activities within the business. Technical Skills and Experience required for the Design Engineer HNC in Mechanical Engineering and Experience in designing and drafting. Knowledge of 3D and 2D CAD tools, preferably Solidworks & AutoCAD. A strong understanding of manufacturing processes. Experience designing electro-mechanical enclosures, sheet metal & machined components. An appreciation of documented quality standards and systems. Effective communication skills and a good attention to detail. Able to produce drawings and design documentation with a "right first time" attitude. Basic understanding of UK & US Military EMC and Environmental Test Standards. Occasional travel to Customers. **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products 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 Design Engineer 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 / Gloucestershire, England

Trainee Avionic Technician

Trainee - Aviation/Aerospace - Competitive Salary - Permanent - West London A Trainee Electronic Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Data Recorders, and Audio units to component level. The Trainee Electronic Technician is required to join an Avionic Systems Company immediately. The Trainee Electronic Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue to digital electronics to complex microprocessor electronics Trainee Electronic Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair Electronics repair of through hole and surface mounted components Complete accurate and legible repair records Ensure accuracy and safety standards are met Understanding the Standard Operating and Company Procedures Skills Required for Trainee Electronic Technician PC literate - Microsoft word, excel, databases Good command of spoken and written English Good eyesight with or without glasses or lenses (No Colour Blindness) Soldering skills and ability to use of electronic test equipment Good understanding 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 Trainee 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 / Middlesex, England

Production Process Engineer

Manufacturing - Permanent - Warwick - Attractive - Production Engineer A Production Process Engineer is required to join and Innovative Aerospace manufacturing facility on a Permanent Basis. The successful Production Process Engineer will join the Production Department and report to the Cell Production Manager. The Production Process Engineer will implement Manufacturing Improvements using Continuous Improvement Methods to identify, resolve and improve HSE, quality and production issues. The Production Process Engineer will work within the manufacturing teams to identify and implement process improvements and resolve engineering issues to maximise capability, productivity and machine availability. Responsibilities and Experience Required of the Production Process Engineer Adhere to all company Health and Safety Policy's and Regulations Assist the Quality Engineer and production teams in identifying and resolving quality issues Promote the culture of tools and techniques to achieve process improvements Evaluate cost savings and Monitor, evaluate and improve machine capabilities Oversee the purchase, qualification, delivery, relocation and disposal of assets in production To plan, organise and execute Factory Acceptance Tests (FAT) & Site Acceptance Tests (SAT) To plan, organise and execute the safe delivery and movement of assets To manage projects using a structured methodology To maintain project action plans and communicate status, ensuring project progress Ensure process evaluation activities are captured in formal engineering reports Update or create documents and procedures for the Quality Management System Liaise with other departments including central maintenance/facilities and purchasing Support Cell Leader on productivity and quality issues as and when required Be prepared to travel to suppliers and other sites within the group Organise and manage sub-contractors in conjunction with Cell Leaders Prepare and issue Engineering drawings ensuring correct revision control is maintained Liaise with purchasing to ensure changes to tooling are controlled through stores system To support and share knowledge and best practice with other manufacturing areas/sites. Qualifications & Requirements of the Production Process Engineer Six Sigma Green Belt knowledge and qualification is desirable Relevant post qualification experience with a BTEC or HNC in an Engineering Discipline Working within Aerospace Manufacturing Industry is highly desirable Required to demonstrate customer focus, initiative and teamwork Be process driven with a fact and data based approach to problem solving Ability to understand technical operations and processes Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft office Proficient in the use of MS Project and CAD software The employee should demonstrate a good understanding of supplier/customer relationships A strong customer awareness and focus Security Clearance may be required due to the nature of the Products being Manufactured If you are interested in this Production Process Engineer 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

Engineering Manager

Engineering Manager - Aerospace and Defence - Permanent - Attractive An Engineering Manager to Lead the Capability and Development processes is required to join and Innovative Aerospace and Defence company on a Permanent Basis. The Engineering Manager will manage and lead a multi-disciplinary Engineering Team and will report to the Engineering Director. The Engineering Manager will be a Strategic thinker and an active member of the engineering management team The Engineering Manager will be formulating the resource and delivery strategy and to set clear and enthuse a clear vision of success both internally and externally within the company. Responsibilities and Experience Required of the Engineering Manager · Develop an accurate and fit for purpose forward load / capacity planning system · Ensure capability needs that are required for each project actioned accordingly · Manage the engineering skills matrix and engineering competency information · Ensure that appropriate training is identified and delivered · manage and lead the engineering leads and provide guidance on resourcing and projects · Ensure that engineering achieve technical deliverables on time, to quality, within cost · Create and maintain an engineer's toolbox to allow work to be completed accurately · Be responsible for the engineering tools required in delivering the technical project needs · Manage the graduate and undergraduate development scheme · Manage annual appraisals and work with HR to support Learning & Development · Support HR with conducting disciplinary and grievance proceedings when required Qualifications & Requirements of the Engineering Manager · Degree qualified in relevant engineering discipline or equivalent experience · Proven ability and experience in the successful development and delivery of large and complicated engineering development programmes, ideally in the aerospace and defence · Demonstrable ability to motivate and lead large multi-disciplinary matrix technical teams · Chartered Engineer would be preferable, including membership of engineering institute · Firm understanding of engineering configuration control · Experience in forward load and capacity planning of people and resources · Ability to manage through systems and advocate of process compliance · Excellent communication skill that is organised, robust, and a self-motivated team player The Engineering Manager must hold or capable of holding Security Clearance up to level of SC and above. If you are interested in this Engineering Manager 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 / Gloucestershire, England

Electronics Avionic Technician

Aviation/Aerospace - Competitive Salary - Permanent - West London 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 Aviation Electronics is 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

Development Engineer - Engine Systems

Development Engineer - Engine Systems - West Midlands - Attractive - Permanent An Engine Systems Company is looking for a Development Engineer due to a new programme. You will be joining a great company and team managing Performance and Engine Development projects and programmes. The successful Development Engineer will need to have experience of engines and ideally the electronics and ignition systems behind the engine technology. The Engine Development Engineer will have a proven background in calibration of either Gasoline or Diesel engines and background in working closely with customers on engine development projects. The Responsibilities of the Development Engineer will include Testing and development of engines, transmissions, complete drivelines or components Engine research & development in line with project requirements Ensure projects are completed to the customers standards Develop improved methods and tools for engine testing Develop and maintain relationships with engineers, suppliers and client engineers Deliver timely solutions to any technical issues arising regarding engine development Design, plan and organise test programmes to meet regulatory requirements Supervise engine development testing, analyse data, ensuring data quality Work collaboratively with other departments on the integration of system Execute tests to evaluate and validate component/system performance Designing dynamometer and rig based engine test engineering Conduct post processing data and post-test evaluation Skills and Qualification Requirements for the Development Engineer HND or ideally Degree qualified within Mechanical Engineering or equivalent Effective communication and people skills with practical hands on approach Capable of working efficiently as part of a small team to tight deadlines Capable of leading a project element with support from senior staff when necessary Effective team member contributing to improvements and high customer service. Engine testing experience and working knowledge of Gasoline and / or Diesel engines Detailed knowledge of engine mechanical development, Knowledge of combustion analysis or engine performance validation. Knowledge in Power conversion, Lubrication systems, Cooling systems, and Rotating parts Test cell and engine control familiarity Knowledge of fault tree analysis (FTA) / FMEA and practical problem-solving techniques Good report writing and presenting skills. Strong general knowledge of diesel/gasoline/gas engine fundamentals Knowledge of after treatment systems and their application **Due to the products being manufactured - Security Clearance and ITAR Restrictions will apply to this vacancy** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Development Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line +44 (0) 1384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's to

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Australia - Competitive - Permanent A Principal Mechanical Design Engineer is required to join the Management Team within a market leading innovative engine propulsion systems company and the Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will be responsible for and have ownership of the detailed mechanical design and engineering process through to integration, test and verification. The Principal Mechanical Design Engineer is responsible for developing technical solutions and evolution of current products from an engineering full life-cycle perspective. Specifically, the successful Principal Mechanical Design Engineer will have experience with the Design and Development of Base Engine systems and technology. This is a life changing opportunity for the successful Principal Mechanical Design Engineer and an opportunity to join an expanding company that has a very strong growth and development strategy. Principal Mechanical Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Team management of design leads and analysis engineers Liaison with external customers and suppliers as required Technical authority and approval of mechanical designs Detailed design of new products and evolution of existing products Provide expert mechanical knowledge to project team Provide direction on mechanical design and analysis activity Meet project design and customer requirements and lead mechanical design reviews Engage with customers and provide on site support as required Contribute to the preparation of proposals and quotations Manage projects to deliver on time and to budget to meet customer specifications Coordinate resources as required to progress project and proactive risk management Manage material selection according to design specifications Establish and implement component testing requirements Technical Skills and Experience Required for Principal Mechanical Design Engineer Degree Qualification in Engineering and a background within a relevant industry Experience within the area of engine design and analysis Engine design experience and detailed knowledge of mechanical systems design Knowledge Base Engines and internal combustion engines (iC) A working understanding of engine electrical and engine electronic systems Detailed knowledge of engine and engine component manufacturing techniques Detailed knowledge of materials used with internal combustion engines (iC) applications Knowledge of hardening steels & heat treatments prototype manufacture & development Experienced with engine mechanical components and systems through to production Supplier selection and technical development through component Knowledge of system requirements from concept, development phase and production An in-depth knowledge and understanding of industry related testing standards Strong analytical skills, with capability to design and execute performance testing **Due to the products being manufactured - ITAR restrictions will apply to this vacancy** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Principal Mechanical Design Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line +44 (0) 1384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's

Permanent / Western Australia, Australia