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Philip Delaloye

Senior Consultant
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Philip has 30 years’ experience working in permanent and contract recruitment, and for the past 20 years he has specialised in recruiting professionals within the technical engineering industries.

He currently leads the sourcing and placement of expert engineers to the rail sector, covering rolling stock, permanent way and infrastructure. Partnering with OEMs and tier 1 suppliers, Philip is adept at sourcing individuals for hard-to-fill, specialist rail engineering roles such as RAMS engineers and permanent way engineers.

His in-depth understanding of the rail sector’s sought after skills is a key strength and has enabled him to identify candidates with transferable skill sets. His breadth of experience of working for large corporates as well as SMEs across the Rail sector coupled with his consultative, open and honest approach means that he can add real value to your recruitment process, designing a bespoke solution to best meet your specific needs.

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Operations Manager - Cheltenham

Operations Manager - Cheltenham We are looking for an Operations Manager for a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries based in Cheltenham. This is an exciting time with a challenging 5 year plan for this company whose Clients call upon it for specialist electronic, mechanical and pneumatic capabilities to provide innovative solutions that meet the environmental and operational requirements of high reliability environments. Responsibilities Achieve the product deliveries called for by the agreed master production schedule to time and quality standards. Ensure that the Operations department is fit for purpose with the right skills and processes to meet the above objective and to maintain all required accreditations. Provide expert support on manufacturability to the front end of the design process to ensure that when a product reaches Operations it is capable of being built in a timely and effective manner. Recommend appropriate initiatives to improve the performance of the Operations department and minimise unnecessary stock holdings, such as, Just In Time and 5S. Develop a forward-looking plan for the future of the Operations department to include layout, staffing and flow based around forecast 5-year order intake from the Strategic Plan. Skills and experience required Degree qualified or equivalent experience Previous Operational Management experience in a high technology manufacturing company, ideally in a safety critical industry. Good communication and influencing skills. Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience plus bonus If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send a brief copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Warehouse Operative and Driver

Warehouse Operative/Driver - Doncaster We are looking for a Warehouse Operative and Driver for a third-party logistics (3PL) company, at their new facility in Doncaster for the 6-2 shift. The Warehouse Operative and Driver will be responsible for the efficient running of the operation of parts storage and picking, ensuring best practice is followed at all times. They will also be involved in the collection and delivery of parts. The ideal candidate will: Demonstrate their attitude and ability to excel at ensuring the end clients targets and standards are met or exceeded. Ensure that all Quality and Health and Safety standards are adhered to. To ensure that all stock (Engineering parts) is moved using correct Manual Handling procedures. To ensure that all documentation and information is handled and completed as required. Will work Monday to Friday. Support & be part of "On call" (1 weekend in 4) service for "Out of Hours" operational demands received from the client. Assist in covering other shifts in cases of sickness and holidays(shift allowance then applicable). Experience: Prior Logistics / Warehouse experience (ideally in a 3PL environment). Proficient at using appropriate warehouse / logistics systems. FLTD experience. Customer facing experience - preferred. Must have clean Driving Licence - ESSENTIAL The Shift is: 6.00am to 2.30pm Benefits: Salary - negotiable dependent upon experience Overtime On call payment per weekend (1 in 4) If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send a brief copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192

Permanent / Doncaster, South Yorkshire

Aerostructures Programme Manager

Aerostructures Programme Manager We are looking to find a pro-active Aerostructures Programme Manager for a leader in outsourced engineering services and solutions for the most trusted names in Aero Engines, Aerospace & Defence to deliver solutions across the complete product life cycle, based at their facilities in Bristol. Role Purpose The Programme Manager will typically be aligned against a major Customer's Programme or number of significant projects for which they will take ownership of the projects financial and project performance. The Programme Manager is the lead for the financial operation of the department and the driver of the project management capability, technical capability and process implementation. Key responsibilities as the Aerostructures Programme Manager: Accountable for project plans, risk register and change register in support of engineering activities for all Programmes under their control. Accountable for project performance (technical, time and cost) for all Programmes under their control. Responsible for project performance reporting for both internal and external stakeholders (quality, time and cost). Responsible for the organisation of structured, regular and effective internal and external meetings by acting as a key point of contact for the delivery team. Development of the delivery team and individual's skills in order to meet the business goals. Support the development of annual goals and generate implementation plans to deliver against agreed targets. Support and lead implementation of 5S, process improvement, Lean and Problem Solving within the operations team. Experience: Degree, HND/HNC or equivalent. Significant experience working in the Aerostructures environment. Experience in the management of engineering projects across multi-disciplinary teams. Understanding of finance systems, recognising the need for robust and comprehensive booking number structure to allow for analysis of project health and performance. Business acumen and commercial awareness. Extensive experience of the engineering environment and project lifecycle management. Proactive in resolving anomalies and attention to detail. Strong inter-personal skills and the ability to enable effective communication in a pressurised team environment. The ability to interface and control activities of engineering teams in challenging project environments. Salary: Excellent package negotiable dependent upon experience. if you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192

Permanent / Bristol, England

Electronic Repair Technician

Electronic Repair Technician - Cheltenham We are looking for an Electronic Repair Technician, for a leading developer of mission and safety critical equipment in the aerospace and defence industries based in Cheltenham. The Electronic Repair Technician is part of the Operations Repair Team, who are responsible for the strip, investigation, repair, final assembly and testing of products. This will involve bringing a piece of equipment in, visually inspecting it, running it through the test procedure, reporting the faults, then fault finding to identify the source of the faults. They will then be required to list the parts required to 'make good' the equipment, followed by a written investigation report. They will then repair and retest the product. Responsibilities Carry out diagnostic testing and determine root cause to identify the necessary corrective action. Act as the cell link into both the quality and engineering teams within the company. Be the technical champion and ensure technical compliance across the cell/team. Mentor staff where appropriate. To work with your suppliers to ensure the correct delivery of your requirements. Be an accessible technical point of contact for the team/cell by other areas of the business. Skills and experience required IPC certified Knowledge of continuous improvement methods such as 'lean'. 5 years experience at level 3 minimum and/or a formal engineering qualification (NVQ/C&G/ONC etc) Essential Skills Must be able to read drawings and write investigation reports Must be able to follow test procedures and use both automated and hand held test equipment Must be able to fault find equipment and identify failures and their root cause Advantageous Skills Perfect colour vision - actual importance dependent upon specific role Previous experience in an electronics and/or PCB and/or harness manufacturing environment Previous experience in a supervisory capacity Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply please send a brief copy of your CV and a covering letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Mechanical Design Engineer

Mechanical Design Engineers - Burton on Trent We are looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer for an established Railway and Mining equipment engineering company based in Burton on Trent. The Design Engineer will design and maintain cost effective and competitive products for this leading expert in Locomotives and related equipment. This role gives interest to engineers who want to be involved in the whole product from concept, prototype and production of low volume individual products some projects are for equipment that have not been produced previously. The Design Engineer will work in a small engineering team to deliver the end product on time. The Design Engineers will: Design, development and safety validation of engineering products ensuring lowest manufacture / installation costs are considered. Producing designs against specifications or requirements Produce own reports. Provision of high quality, accurate work to established drawing, technical or engineering standards. Work closely with Production and Assembly. Work to Design for Manufacture and Design for Manual Assembly. Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree in a Mechanical Engineering / related discipline or equivalent experience. Relevant Design experience in a similar heavy engineering environment or for machinery design. Good communication skills. 3D CAD experience with either Inventor, Solid Edge or Solid Works. Experienced with Hand Calculations and FEA. Working knowledge of the Rail Industry ideal but not essential. Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. 33 days holiday including Statutory Pension scheme and Life Insurance If you are interested in this role and have the Right to Work in the UK, please forward your CV and contact details to Philip Delaloye at or for more details call 01384446192. - Rail01

Permanent / Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Sales Engineer

Sales Engineer - Rolling Stock - London An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Engineer - Rolling Stock, to join a major European Railway company that is experiencing great sales growth and has created this new role to assist the team with that growth and a view to the future. The Sales Engineer will be working with Train Builders, Train Operating Companies, Metro's, Rolling Stock Maintainers and Refurbishing companies. Based in London, but dealing with clients within the UK, as well as occasionally visiting suppliers and the Head Office in France. This is a great opportunity to get involved in Sales and Engineering in the Rail Industry. The Sales Engineer will act as an intermediary between UK clients, head office in France and other French sub-contractors. Initially involved with quotes and proposals, will eventually be involved in sales related engineering research projects and detailed technical issues. The Sales Engineer will: - Write quotes and proposals in response to Client requirements. Visit Clients in the UK with occasional trips to France. Progress and project manage delivery of product to clients in time and in full. Handle commercial aspects of the sales and project. Carry out Engineering research projects and on Rolling Stock and handle technical issues. Carry out Market Research in the UK and Ireland about Railway and Rail Rolling Stock companies to support the sales team. Produce accurate and detailed documentation - both in English and French. Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree qualified in an Engineering related subject or appropriately experienced. Experienced in Rolling Stock within the railway industry. Previously experienced in producing detailed commercial or technical reports or documentation. Good interpersonal skills as dealing with clients and suppliers. Able to speak French desirable but not essential. Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. 25 days holiday per year plus 8 days statutory Company pension scheme Life Assurance x3 salary Healthcare If you are interested in this role please forward your CV and contact details to Philip Delaloye at or for more details call 01384446192.

Permanent / London, England