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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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Avionics Technician

Avionics Technician - Attractive - Permanent - West Wales An Aircraft (Avionics) Technician is required to join a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Aircraft (Avionics) Technician will provide support for the Ground Control Station (GCS) and Aircraft Platform. The Aircraft (Avionics) Technician will carry out maintenance and engineering activity in accordance with the relevant Maintenance Manuals and Engineering Technical Instructions. The Aircraft (Avionics) Technician will assist in preparing the system for flight, maintain, troubleshoot and rectify avionics systems and to operate as a flight line Avionics Technician within the flight line team. Aircraft (Avionics) Technician - Key Responsibilities Maintenance of avionics and electronic components of an Aircraft system Preparation of airfield for launch and recovery Pre and post flight routine checks on the aircraft components Provide technical liaison, advice, support and assistance as required Manage and carry out all regular maintenance and long-term storage tasks Maintain and repair the training facilities and platform Perform electrical tests using relevant Test Equipment Avionics tasks Inc: Maintenance, Troubleshooting, Replacement and Calibration Replacement of faulty components Technical Skills and Experience for Aircraft (Avionics) Technician Qualified Avionics Technician Familiar with air, aviation and ISTAR operations preferred Mentally and physically fit and robust individual who is highly Self-motivated with the ability to work in physically arduous conditions Excellent communication skills, both written and oral Experience with avionics, electronics and communications equipment First and second line (forward and depth) maintenance experience Sound working knowledge of military and Air Publications Experienced in airfield, flight line and runway operations Capability to operate as part of small team Flexible approach to duties and responsibilities Good team player with the ability to develop strong working relationships Able to communicate clearly by voice, phone and radio Knowledge and experience of Microsoft Office packages Previous military aviation experience OR previous civilian aircraft and airfield experience in avionics and aircraft dispatch/receipt **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 Aircraft (Avionics) 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

Permanent / Wales, Wales

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Aerospace & Defence - Permanent - Berkshire A Design Engineer is required to join an established company with a good reputation in the Aerospace and Defence sectors. The successful Design Engineer will report directly to the Senior Design Engineer and they will be a key contributor to the design and development of complex systems employed on military and commercial aircraft safety critical systems. The Design Engineer will operate as part of a team to design and develop Electro-Mechanical Systems within the organisation. The Design Engineer will assist with new concepts and methods of manufacture, work to required technical specifications, timescales and cost. Responsibilities of the Design Engineer Undertake detailed design work on new and existing products To oversee the new products from quotation through to delivery To maintain appropriate design data, design records and test information To maintain standards and specifications issued by standard bodies, ie ISO To assist and support the Sales Team through responding to and visiting customers Create detail drawings of designs, using the CAD systems Create and maintain bills of materials and outline process detail on the MRP Modification of drawings on CAD in accordance with change request/approval system To discuss project and design requirements with customers and suppliers as necessary Experience and Qualifications Required for the Design Engineer Mechanical Engineering (ONC/D, HNC/D, Degree or similar) is required Experience in a design/manufacturing facility Conversant with Creo or a similar CAD package Working knowledge of DFM/DFA and a good understanding of GD&T 3D CAD design and technical drawing experience required Knowledge of modern manufacturing methods is required Project management experience is desirable MRP experience in creating reviewing and updating BOMs is desirable Experience working in an engineering environment The position may require occasional travel both in the UK and overseas A full UK driving licence This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CAD Design and Electro-Mechanical Systems to develop your career. Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry 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

Permanent / Berkshire, England

Electrical Production Engineer

Electrical Production Engineer - Permanent - Manufacturing - West Midlands An Electrical Production Engineer is required to join a leading Control Systems Manufacturing Company on Permanent basis that specialises in products primarily for the Electrical and Electronic industry. The Electrical Production Engineer will be working with electrical control systems and associated ancillary equipment products. The Electrical Production Engineer will assist to ensure products are manufactured to the customer requirements/specification. The Electrical Production Engineer duties will include generating Bills of Materials, internal manufacturing drawings and test processes Responsibilities and Accountabilities of the Electrical Production Engineer Preparation and management of Bill of Materials to provide accurate date for procurement Preparation and management of manufacturing documentation and technical documents Working with procurement and manufacturing to ensure needs are understood Work within the New Product Introduction process and participating in design reviews Participate in project meetings and customer meetings as required Provide technical support to other departments as required Understand and apply relevant design, regulatory and industrial standards Operate in accordance to ISO 9001 and strict industry standards Requirements, Experience and Skills of the Electrical Production Engineer HNC/ONC in Electrical Engineering or equivalent industrial experience Experience in a similar role with the Ability to multi-task, plan accurately & follow plans Deliver on time and against KPI deadlines Effective communication skills within the company, the supplier base and customers Experience of design for manufacture (DFM) & a background in a production environment Preferred Experience in AutoCAD, E-Plan, Pro-E and Corel Draw Ability to program PLC's, for automated testing Ability and experience to help manage a design team Knowledge and experience in design to Strict Industry Standards Experience of Control Panels design and assembly Experience of producing quotation and estimates If interested in these Electrical Production Engineer roles, then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review. or call my direct line on 01384 446102.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Senior Safety Engineer

Senior Safety RMS Engineer - Gloucestershire - Permanent - Aero + Defence A Senior Safety RMS 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 RMS Engineer will report directly to the Safety RMS Manager and provide technical expertise to support the optimisation of systems and equipment reliability, maintainability and safety parameters. The Senior Safety RMS Engineer will proactively influence the development of products to ensure Safety, reliability, Testability and that the R&M principles are implemented and integrated. Responsibilities of the Senior Safety RMS 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, Reliability, 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 RMS 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 RMS 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

Production Engineer

Manufacturing - Permanent - Warwick - Attractive - Production Engineer 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 to the Cell Production Manager. The Production Engineer will implement Manufacturing Improvements using Continuous Improvement Methods to identify, resolve and improve HSE, quality and production issues. The Production 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 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 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 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

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

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Gloucester - Defence Systems - 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

Chief Systems Engineer

Chief Systems Engineer - Nottinghamshire - Aerospace - Permanent A Chief Systems Engineer is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading innovative and large Electronic Systems company and the successful Chief Systems Engineer will report directly to the VP of Technology. This is a role in an Advanced Technology Centre in Nottinghamshire. The Chief Systems Engineer will be responsible for all aspects of the design/development of advanced power systems used in a wide variety of Aerospace Power Converters, this role offers the successful Chief Systems Engineer the opportunity to be part of an exciting new team servicing top tier customers. The ideal Chief Systems Engineer candidate will have the potential to grow and progress within the organisation. Chief Systems Engineer - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Mentor and motivate all technical staff Primary technical interface with customers / prospective customers Strong relationship with customers, suppliers and academia and to join trade associations Responsible for all quality aspect and regulatory compliance of products Technical proposal editing and final approval and Chairman of all design reviews Creation of high-level work packages and to seek agreements with engineering management Support the engineering manager with recruitment of technical staff Final approval of all qualification test plans, procedures and test results Responsible for quality control checks, Engineering integrity & signatory of all design manuals Technical leadership of all aspect of power converters. Electrical, mechanical, and environmental Chair Person of product integrity meetings Knowledge of Safety Critical industry standards such as DO-160, DO-178, DO-254 etc Responsive team leader; Provide well thought out responses to engineering questions and requests Providing supportive advice, coaching and mentoring technicians and junior engineers Co-responsible with the engineering manager for the review of the skills matrix Capable of performing any mechanical engineering task when required Technical Skills and Experience Required for Chief Systems Engineer Advanced knowledge of power converters and their use in Aerospace applications Advanced knowledge of multiple topologies Simulation Modelling Experience (Preferred; SABER) Mathematical modelling (Preferred; MATHCAD) Schematic Capture Experience (Preferred; Altium) Development Testing Experience and VB/VBA Knowledge Requirements Analysis skills and General Production Knowledge Capable of developing as a leader as well as developing others to improve levels of performance Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a collaborative working style Able to deal with conflicting demands for limited resources, removing obstacles that stand in the way Thrives when working as part of a team & a clear and concise communicator of Technical Information Excellent Presentation Skills and a Quality Focused Attitude Strong Team Player and able to undertake occasional travel both in the UK and Overseas **Due to the products being developed - Security Clearance (SC) restrictions will apply** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Chief Systems 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 / Nottinghamshire, England

Supplier Development Engineer

Supplier Development Engineers - Attractive - Permanent - Aerospace and Defence Numerous Supplier Development Engineers are required to join a leading Aerospace and Defence manufacturing company on Permanent basis that specialises in products primarily for the Aviation industry. The Supplier Development Engineers will work with a team to manage supplier development initiatives in their geographical area. The focus for the Supplier Development Engineers will be improving supplier quality, supplier on-time delivery, and support supply chain strategies, etc. The successful Supplier Development Engineers will report to the UK Manager and national candidates will be considered as this company do have multiple sites that can act as a base. Responsibilities and Accountabilities of the Supplier Development Engineers Partner with key suppliers to pursue continuous improvement Problem solving, waste elimination with the objective of improving performance Implement proactive and reactive strategies and tools to improvements the supply base Drive problem resolution process at suppliers and perform capacity assessments Provide supplier quality and delivery oversight, analysis, and performance tracking Lead the implementation of supplier quality clinics and develop and execute action plans Analyse strategic supplier quality and delivery performance data Report results to the internal customers at various levels of the organisation Involve internal customers in supplier problem resolution when needed Contribute to advancement of tools and techniques within the Supplier Performance teams Requirements, Experience and Skills of the Supplier Development Engineers Good experience in manufacturing, quality or engineering Six Sigma and/or Lean knowledge and certification preferred Experience in manufacturing and supplier quality operations Experience with assessing supplier capability and value stream mapping Experience with Advanced Quality Planning tools (such as FMEAs, Control Plans, PPAPs, etc) Ability to assure implementation of these tools within the supply base Experience with capacity analysis and production readiness tools Demonstrated ability to manage and complete multiple projects simultaneously Demonstrated ability to manage short term imperatives and long-term strategies Strong problem solving and analytical skills and ability to influence individuals and groups Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation skills Experience with ISO-9001 and/or AS9100 QS9000, ISO13485, TS-16949 requirements Knowledge of theory and application of statistical concepts In depth knowledge of quality systems, policies, procedures, and ability to apply them This job will be located in any one of the company's facilities nationally Frequent travel required to suppliers in the assigned area Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in these Supplier Development Engineering roles, then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review. or call my direct line on 01384 446102.

Permanent / West Midlands, England

Electronics 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