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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.

Browse Philip's latest jobs

Programme Manager

Programme Manager - Coventry An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Global Programme Manager with an established engineering but globally expanding company, who are world renowned in the Rail and Construction industries for the design development and manufacture of energy absorption products. The Global Programme Manager will lead the implementation and delivery of major Programmes and Projects, across the Group's new and established facilities. Whether for New Product Introduction, new plant and equipment or Continuous Improvement projects across all facilities working closely with Global Senior Management and local country managers to lead cross functional teams. Key Responsibilities Develop 'Master' Project Management Systems to control major projects - production start-ups, product localisation, new product introduction, efficiency improvements and lean enterprise projects. Address critical issues on complex programmes and leads the teams to develop action plans to improve performance. Leading the development of programme plans covering mature and new product development projects. Serve as key presenter and facilitator at major programme reviews. Ensures meeting actions are documented, communicated and actioned. Works with senior management to link Idea generation. Drive improvements in NPI process to ensure transition to production is seamless. Initiate and implement Continuous Improvement programmes throughout the Group with a Best in Class vision. Visit all sites especially during Programme or Project initiatives. Able to travel worldwide - up to 50% of the time. Carry out full monthly and quarterly KPI reporting and forecasting Qualifications Skills and Experience Degree in Mechanical Engineering Degree, or science related discipline Previous Senior Management experience in a manufacturing environment, ideally from a precision machining background. Ability to demonstrate business skills and lead cross-functional teams across a suite of related projects and countries. Previous International travel and project or programme experience including NPI or facility start up would be advantageous. Excellent written and verbal communication skills with good influencing ability. Demonstrable Continuous Improvement achievements ideally with Six Sigma certification. Experience of integrated project management with diverse skills and cultures. Experience with an MRP system is an advantage Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. Pension scheme. Healthcare If you are interested in this role please forward your CV and contact details to Philip Delaloye at or for more details call +44(0)1384446192.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Quality Manager

Quality Manager Role - Coventry A new and exciting opportunity has arisen for a Quality Manager within an established engineering group, based in Coventry, who are world renowned in the Rail and Construction industries for energy absorption products. The Quality Manager will lead and develop a quality-focussed culture, across the site operation of Group members, ensuring continuous improvement and compliance in all company processes. Operating at all levels, as well as remaining 'hands-on' with the business operation. The Quality Manager will: - Provide support in resolving technical and customer issues. Ensure proactive resource management of Quality staff ensuring staff numbers, levels of skills, knowledge and experience, organisation and deployment are sufficient to achieve business targets. Provide specialist expertise in the application and deployment of Quality tools and metrics within all areas. Lead, develop and motivate the Quality team applying the most appropriate management style to achieve optimum performance. Identify and drive measurable process improvement. Ensure that constructive working relationships are built and maintained with all Sites and departments within the Group as well as suppliers, customers and third party certification bodies. Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree qualified in Technical/Engineering/Science discipline Quality-related professional qualification e.g. Chartered Quality Institute Continuous Improvement experience or Six Sigma Certified. Extensive operational experience in a 'hands-on' Quality role within a manufacturing environment, encompassing engineering design and development, operations, and sales. Proven 'leader', with an adaptive leadership and management style, able to inspire and motivate the Quality team. Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience Company pension scheme Life Assurance 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 / Coventry, West Midlands

QHSE Manager

QHSE - Burton-on-Trent We have an exciting new role for a QHSE Manager who would maintain and develop the company's Health and Safety and Quality Management Systems to support the company's products development and life cycle as within a safety critical industry. This is for a world leading Systems supplier for the design, development and manufacture to the rail industry for train safety systems and based in Burton on Trent. This is a role that would suit a "hands on" QHSE Manager or a QHSE Engineer looking to take the next step in his career, who enjoys both the HSE and Quality areas and to further develop with, continuous improvement initiatives, these for all departments within a small specialist manufacturing company. Responsibilities: You will do or be involved with: Developing, implementing, improving and maintaining agreed QHSE operating standards. Quality compliance and best practice within the business. Take the lead in embedding a quality focused mindset across the business. Management and resolution of customer and supplier problems. Reporting of KPI's. Oversee the final transition from ISO 9001:2008 to ISO 9001:2015. Professional experience and/or qualifications: Essential Experience in a similar QHSE role Experience of hands on problem solving with standard techniques such as PDCA, 8D or Six Sigma A process orientated, positive outlook, self-starter. Desirable A good working knowledge of ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and others such as IRIS, RISAS, RISQS A background in complex manufacturing/engineering Benefits Salary - 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 / Burton-On-Trent, Staffordshire

Process Improvement Engineer

Process Improvement Engineer - Birmingham We are looking for a Process Improvement Engineer to work for an Aerospace Supply company based in Birmingham, who are part of a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. The group serves the aerospace, power and general industrial markets. Role The Process Improvement Engineer will deliver performance improvement across both manufacturing processes and business performance. They will Leading the operational continuous improvement initiatives that are designed to eliminate non-value added activities and improve performance in the five focus areas of Operational Excellence; Safety, Service, Quality, Cost, People. Main Duties and Responsibilities Drive operational excellence. Increase throughput and capacity across the plant. Improve quality and "Right First Time" pass rate. Improve yield. Develop cost saving activities. Develop, implement, maintain and continuously improve manufacturing processes and methods of manufacture. Conduct process mapping & value stream mapping (VSM) activities to identify waste to then reduce them. Responsible for defining & deploying routine Operator Preventative Maintenance schedules. Acting as a coach and mentor on continuous improvement tools and techniques. Experience and Qualifications Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience in a similar environment. A demonstrable track record of successfully implementing process improvements within a modern manufacturing environment. Strong understanding of Lean manufacturing principles and methodologies such as Kaizen/Kanban/VSM/JIT/SMED/POKA YOKE/OEE/TPM/5S/FMEA. Knowledge of Six Sigma/DMAIC would be advantageous. Strong project management skills and the ability to handle a number of projects simultaneously. Benefits * Salary: - Negotiable dependent upon experience. * Pension This is an excellent opportunity for a manufacturing professional to join a world leading aerospace corporation, offering excellent training, ongoing career development and excellent prospects for career advancement. 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 / Birmingham, West Midlands

Industrial Engineer

Industrial Engineer - Wolverhampton We are looking for a contract Industrial Engineer, initially for a 12 month contract, for a leader in engineering services and solutions who partner with the most trusted names in Aero-Engines, Aerospace & Defence to deliver solutions across the complete product life cycle, in the fastest and most valuable manner, spanning complex systems, platforms and products. This role will be based at facilities in Wolverhampton. Responsibilities: Identify, evaluate, and recommend changes or improvements in operational process, procedures, and equipment and provide analysis to support these changes. Performs process validation and maintains necessary documentation. Assist users in understanding and establishing baseline performance and work standards. Develop budget and capital expenditure plans for operational improvements. Manage and/or participate in project teams to achieve defined objective and deliverables using standardised Company processes. Develop cost comparisons of alternate processes, parts, tooling, equipment, or systems within Operations. Lower the cost of production by eliminating waste. Research, develop and implement cost reduction program. Direct and assist in the preparation of various reports and presentation for field and executive management. Develop, maintain and distribute reports as required. Experience and Skills: Ability to design, develop, implement and improve integrated systems for manufacture. Capable of performing root cause analysis to determine cause and provide solutions to various technical manufacturing issues. Product costing knowledge and ability to identify opportunities for cost reduction. Experienced user of Microsoft Office products - Project, Database software/Access, Excel, and Word. This position requires some CAD experience to deal with plant layouts and process flow mapping. Ability to build and develop Customer & Supplier relationships. Problem solving ability and Logical Thinking. Rate: 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 at or call 01384446192. Rail01

Contract / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Business Development Manager 

Business Development Manager - Germany An exciting opportunity has arisen for a multi-lingual Business Development Manager with an established engineering company for their facilities in Grasdorf near Hanover Germany for their Elevator, energy absorption division. Reporting to the Sales & Marketing Director, the Business Development Manager is expected to manage and develop existing key accounts across Europe and South America, as well as identifying and developing new customer opportunities with Major OEM's, SME's and Distributors. Key Responsibilities Manage and develop all existing customers across Europe and South America. Identify, target and win new customer business, especially major OEM accounts in line with Group global strategy. Identify, appoint and develop partner Distributors across key regions and countries within Europe and South America. Maximise business potential at existing and new customers Negotiate Commercial terms on an annual basis Make Commercial and technical sales presentations Conduct regular travel for customer visits throughout The Region, typically 30% of the time Generate and periodically update Sales Forecasts Report on monthly activity to the Sales & Marketing Director Fully utilise and maintain the company CRM system Salesforce Provide input to company new product development to ensure the company remains the premier global OEM in energy absorption buffers Qualifications Skills and Experience Degree in Mechanical Engineering Degree, or science related discipline Previous experience in an industrial/manufacturing sales or commercial role. Ideally experience of selling within the Elevator industry. Demonstrable success in realising business development. International travel & sales experience would be advantageous. Excellent written and verbal communication skills ideally with German, English and Spanish Strong account management and relationship building skills Experience of managing large accounts. Ideally some technical competence, especially Mechanics/Hydraulics. Computer literate, including competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a CRM system. Experience with an MRP system is an advantage Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. Pension scheme. Company Car / Car Allowance. Commission Structure If you are interested in this role please forward your CV and contact details to Philip Delaloye at or for more details call +44(0)1384446192.

Permanent / Germany, Germany

Sales Engineer

Junior Sales Engineer An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Bi-lingual French and English speaking Junior Sales Engineer, to join a major European Railway company that is experiencing great sales growth and has created this new role to assist the team to grow their UK market. The role will be centred around London initially, but once integrated into the team you would travel to meet 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 Junior Sales Engineer will act as an intermediary between UK clients, head office in France and other French sub-contractors, therefore it is essential that French is written and spoken to a high level of fluency. Initially involved with quotes and proposals, will eventually be involved in sales related engineering research projects and detailed technical issues. The Junior Sales Engineer will: - Write quotes and proposals in English Write requests for quotes to sub-contractors in French. Carry out Market Research in the UK and Ireland about Railway and Rail Rolling Stock to support the sales team. Produce accurate and detailed documentation - both in English and French. Visit Client in the UK with occasional trips to France Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Fluent in both English and French (written and Oral) - Essential Degree in an Engineering or related subject Ideally have some knowledge or interest of the railway industry in the UK, preferably on rolling stock side. Previously experienced in producing detailed commercial or technical reports or documentation. Good interpersonal skills as dealing with clients and suppliers. Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience 25 days holiday per year plus 8 days statutory Company pension scheme Life Assurance 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

Senior Engineering Manager

Senior Engineering Manager We have an opportunity for a Senior Engineering Manager to join and help development of best in class and innovative manufacturing processes, in particular, CNC machining and the improvement of all production capability and capacity across 2 sites in the East Midlands. The Senior Engineering Manager will be responsible for managing the day to day engineering and maintenance activities of their teams within the two facilities. The role is the technical authority in the procurement of all new production assets, principle adviser for the effective in-service maintenance of existing production capabilities and facilities, and responsible for maximising the return on capital investment. This role also includes responsibility for facility management, including occasional new construction activities. Responsibilities: - Manage the Engineering function of the company's 2 East Midlands facilities. Provide positive technical leadership and direction to the engineering teams. Work with and advise all Production Managers, the design team and key production stakeholders to continually improve all existing production capability to increase output and growth. Responsible for the delivery of CAPEX projects supporting and developing manufacturing across all sites. Operate in accordance with the Company Quality Assurance System and help improve and develop processes. Delivery of new and legacy product projects on time Managing engineering problems through to resolution whilst maintaining a commercial focus. Manage the performance and development of all members of the engineering department. Managing business improvement projects in line with the business strategic plan. Experience and Qualifications Experience of leading engineering and maintenance teams. Experience of other disciplines such as Operations, Lean Manufacturing and problem solving tools. Minimum of 5 years' experience in a machining environment. Demonstrable understanding of Health & Safety legislation and QA procedures Good understanding of CNC machining technical processes Excellent communication and presentation skills. Willing to travel within and outside of the UK. Salary and Benefits Competitive Salary. Contributory Pension. 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 / East Midlands, England

Shift Manager

Shift Managers - Birmingham We are looking for Shift Managers to work for an Aerospace Supply company based in Birmingham, who are part of a worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. The group serves the aerospace, power and general industrial markets. Role The Shift Managers will have responsibility for managing the day-to-day operational activities within the Plant on a 4 on 4 of shift pattern. The focus of the role will be to execute the daily and weekly plans for all departments, ensuring the manpower allocation to carry them out in an efficient and productive manner. Main Duties and Responsibilities This position has responsibility for leading and motivating Team Leaders and Operators to meet specified production targets. This will include require delegation of tasks and monitoring of working practices focusing on production plan adherence via: The management of annual leave, time and attendance, overtime and targets on their specific shift. Identification and implementation improvements in machine efficiencies, material utilisation, energy usage and product quality to achieve cost reduction. Leading continuous improvement activities identified on site, to deliver efficiency and cost improvements. Supporting the SQE role when required to ensure the company's Quality Procedures and Standards are maintained. Support and lead HSE guidelines and improvements. Effective usage of quality tools such as SPC, FMEAs and other advanced quality methods. Ensure internal and external customer needs are understood and achieved. Qualifications and Experience Must be either of graduate calibre with management training and/or have equivalent experience within a management role. Previous exposure to aerospace manufacturing environment, including first tier supply to the aerospace industry Demonstrable skills in management of: - People - Information - Tasks - Continuous Improvement - Quality Systems (i.e. ISO9001, ISO18001 and ISO14001). Good written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels are essential. A dynamic individual with good organisational and influential interpersonal skills. Willing to be trained to a Green Belt standard in Lean Six sigma. Benefits Salary: - Negotiable dependent upon experience. Shift Premium Pension 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 / Birmingham, West Midlands