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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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Stress Engineers

Stress Engineers - Derby and Oxfordshire We are looking for Stress Engineers for an initial 6 months 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. These roles can be based either in Derby or Oxfordshire. Experience and Qualifications Educated to degree level in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering experience considered Hands on experience in Stress Analysis of Rotative components using any of the CAE solvers like ANSYS Classic or workbench/Abacus. Hands on experience on steady state and transient, linear and non-linear stress analysis and vibration analysis. Good understanding of Gas turbine components and materials requirements Hands on experience with working on certification requirements like Low Cycle Fatigue, creep, melt anomaly, damage tolerance, disc integrity (overspeed, disc burst and rim peel) and bolted flange assessment. Good technical report writing skills Experience of using SC03 tool is preferred for the Derby role. Tool Knowledge: Ansys (APDL and Workbench), Hypermesh, Abacus Experience for the Oxfordshire role is in the use of commercial finite element codes including Altair Hyperworks, NASTRAN and ANSYS Workbench and CAD software system SOLIDWORKS would be advantageous. Basic programming knowledge using Fortran, C, Python is preferred. Rate: Negotiable dependent upon experience. DISCLAIMER: Due to the nature of work candidates should be UK citizen/ EU Citizen/ Valid work permit holder 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.

Interim / Derby, Derbyshire

Stress Engineer

Stress Engineer - Abingdon We have an urgent requirement for 2 experienced Contract Stress Engineers, for an initial 6 month contract, for a leader in engineering services and solutions for the most trusted names in Aerospace & Defence to deliver solutions for their team in a High Tech client based in Oxfordshire. Role: The Stress Engineer will be working on a Test Rig and demonstrator for a new type of Engine part of analysis engineering team, carrying out 2 and 3D static and dynamic stress analysis, assessing solutions and presenting work to peers, senior engineers, managers and external partners. Professional experience and/or qualifications: Degree level qualification in an engineering subject or equivalent. Must have industry experience in the design and analysis of aerospace structures Experience in the use of commercial finite element codes including Altair Hyperworks, NASTRAN and ANSYS Workbench and CAD software system SOLIDWORKS would be advantageous. Experience in the design and analysis of composite materials used for aircraft/spacecraft structures would be desirable including ceramic matrix composites and metal matrix composites. Turbine, Compressor or Turbo background (Gas, Air or Steam) Must be able to carry out basic stress analysis hand-calculations for structures and pressurised equipment. Experience in the analysis of turbomachinery and aerospace components would be desirable. Rate Negotiable dependent upon experience. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience to fulfil these Stress Engineer vacancies and wish to apply, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192 DISCLAIMER: Due to the nature of work candidates should be UK citizen/ EU Citizen/ Valid work permit holder.

Contract / Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Regional Field Sales Engineer

Regional Sales Engineer - (Home based) An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced and capable Regional Sales Engineer to join a specialist UK operation for metals corrosion controls and protection systems. Operating from home the Regional Sales Engineer will cover a wide geographical region, but concentrate on the Midlands, South West and Southern areas of the UK. The Regional Sales Engineer will be working with a wide variety of existing clients in the steel production and distribution sector, as well as other manufacturing based clients, supplying into the automotive and subcontract machining sectors as well as targeting the aerospace sector for the business. This is a great opportunity for a proactive and self-starting individual with experience and knowledge of the sector to develop a strong business line and revenue plan. The Regional Sales Engineer will act as an intermediary between UK clients and European group offices and facilities. The role is extensively new business generation based including all lead generation, sales visits, quotes and proposals, but will also include being involved in sales related engineering research projects and various client facing detailed technical issues. The Regional Sales Engineer will: - Develop new business leads and opportunities from sales calls, networking and business intelligence. Visit Clients in the UK with occasional trips to Ireland and European locations. Produce written quotes and proposals in response to Client requirements. Liaise with manufacturing and Customer Service to ensure delivery of product to clients in time and in full. Project manage new product and new business developments in conjunction with corresponding in-house teams. Handle commercial aspects of the sales and project requirements. Carry out Market Research in the UK market to develop market penetration and to support the sales and operations teams. Produce accurate and detailed documentation and reports. Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree qualified (preferred) in an Engineering related subject or appropriately experienced. Experienced in the engineering and manufacturing arena, ideally with knowledge of the steel production operations and the aerospace sector specifically. Experienced in producing detailed commercial or technical reports/documentation. Good interpersonal skills as dealing with clients and suppliers. Previous track record of new business sales generation. Strong commercial awareness and ability to negotiate contracts and sales agreements. A self-starter, capable of operating autonomously, but experienced in liaison with internal customer service, sales and technical colleagues. Benefits Salary - negotiable dependent upon experience. Bonus scheme Company car or car allowance Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Regional Sales Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Design Engineer

Design Engineers - Abingdon We have an urgent requirement for Mechanical Design Engineers for an initial 6-month contract, for a leader in engineering services and solutions for the most trusted names in Aerospace & Defence to deliver solutions for their team in a High Tech client based in Oxfordshire. Role: The Design Engineer will take initial concepts through to full detailed design, including validation and creation of manufacturing/assembly specifications. Design Support for various development projects for Engines Verification/ analysis of designs Generate 3D models and 2D engineering drawings for manufacture and assembly Professional experience and/or qualifications: Educated to degree level in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent engineering experience considered Proficient in SolidWorks Experienced generating engineering drawings to BS 8888 and GD & T Able to produce basic hand calculations to validate mechanical designs Conversant designing for low volume manufacture and assembly Excellent organisational skills including effective prioritisation of tasks to meet project milestones Ability to work equally well on own initiative or as part of a team Able to work in a quick paced, creative environment Be able to communicate effectively at all levels of the business. 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 or call on 01384446192 DISCLAIMER: Due to the nature of work candidates should be UK citizen/ EU Citizen/ Valid work permit holder.

Contract / Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Principal Engineer

Principal Engineer - Rail Rolling Stock We are looking for a Principal Engineer for an exciting and challenging rolein the Rail Rolling Stock arena, to be the focal point for technical expertise to integrate cutting edge technology enhancements onto existing rolling stock on turnkey projects. This involves being totally immersed in the project from contract award, through design, material procurement, validation and installation. This is for a leading company in railway rolling stock engineering technology installation and upgrading, based at their Birmingham facilities. The Principal Engineer will be responsible for: Delivering solutions to a range of engineering problems related to passenger and freight rolling stock. Supporting the Head of Engineering Technical and Project Manager by managing the engineering solutions. Producing non-drawing technical documentation associated with a project, then support the design department in the production of engineering drawings Identifying and specifying components, then provide technical support to the procurement team. Undertaking vehicle surveys. Liaising with customers and suppliers. Work to agreed procedures for the control of all drawings and documentation. Qualifications and Experience Engineering qualification at degree level, or equivalent industry experience. Significant industry experience within a Rail Engineering & Design Environment. Highly competent technical report writing with excellent working knowledge of MS Word and Excel. Effective verbal and written communication skills. The ability to discuss and promote technical issues with experts. Excellent at administration, time management and planning. Must have a detailed understanding of ex-BR rolling stock systems such as brakes, traction & sanding systems etc. Must have a detailed understanding of the rail industry and modern rail vehicles. Must be able to mentor and guide other members of the Engineering Team. Have expert knowledge of UK Railway Group Standards and railway related EN standards. Salary and Benefits Salary: Negotiable dependent on experience. Life Insurance & 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 or call on 01384446192.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Logistics Operator - Exports

Logistics - Export Operatives We are looking for 3 Logistic / Export Operatives, for a third-party logistics (3PL) company, at their facility in the Heathrow area, for a 7am to 7pm Shift, that is 4 days on and 4 days off. The Logistic / Export Operatives will be responsible for the preparation of shipping documents for the distribution and export of aircraft spares worldwide. The ideal candidate will: Demonstrate their attitude and ability to excel at ensuring the end clients targets and standards are met or exceeded. To prepare the shipping documents for the distribution and export of aircraft spares worldwide. Process work to Customer KPI's. Update and operate various operating systems. Liaise with Supervisor as to daily priorities and functions within the office routine that will assist with workloads/achieving KPI's. Maintain teamwork over all shifts in conjunction with all departments. To ensure that all stock (Engineering parts) are moved using correct Manual Handling procedures. To ensure that all documentation and information is handled and completed as required. Able to work to strict deadlines. Experience: 2 years' experience in an Export, Courier or Customer Service environment. (ideally in a 3PL or aircraft stores environment). Good Standard of General education with good Maths, English and Geography. Attention to detail and able to work on own initiative with accuracy and consistency. Previous experience of operating TE2, SAP and CSP or similar systems. Previous experience of Fedex, DHL, UPS, TNT, ID-database processing. Good PC skills with Microsoft Office and Outlook. Have a pro-active attitude and able to work to deadlines. Benefits: Salary - negotiable dependent upon experience Shift allowance Overtime 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 / Southall, Middlesex

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineers (Contract) - Rotherham We are looking for a number of contract Manufacturing / Capability Acquisition Engineers, 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 Aero Engine facilities in Rotherham and Derby. The Manufacturing / Capability Acquisition Engineers will be responsible for delivering multiple capital projects of varying size and complexity across a range of casting facilities core processes including wax, shell, cast, inspection, NDT, and material removal operations. Some of these projects will focus on the development and introduction of brand new manufacturing capability whilst others will support business continuity through the upgrading or replacement of legacy equipment. 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. .

Contract / Rotherham, South Yorkshire

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineers (Contract) - Bristol We are looking for a number of contract Manufacturing / Capability Acquisition Engineers, 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 Aero Engine facilities in Bristol. The Manufacturing / Capability Acquisition Engineers will be responsible for delivering multiple capital projects of varying size and complexity across a range of casting facilities core processes including wax, shell, cast, inspection, NDT, and material removal operations. Some of these projects will focus on the development and introduction of brand new manufacturing capability whilst others will support business continuity through the upgrading or replacement of legacy equipment. 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.

Contract / Bristol, England

Business Development Manager (South East)

Business Development Manager - South East We are seeking a Business Development Manager to be based in the South East of England for one of the largest manufacturers of interconnect products in the world. The Company designs, manufactures and markets electrical, electronic and fibre optic connectors, coaxial and flat-ribbon cable, and interconnect systems. This role will be home based but reporting into the main Whitstable facility. The primary end markets for the Company's products are communications and information processing markets, including cable television, cellular telephone and data communication and information processing systems; aerospace and military electronics; and automotive, rail and other transportation and industrial applications. The Business Development Manager will manage existing customers, identify new business opportunities and convert them into sales to meet the company targets for growth and profitability across multiple markets. Responsibilities & Duties include: Responsible for developing new business from new accounts Interfaces between customers and other functions within the organisation to provide service to new and developing customers Ensures that responses to customer enquiries are completed on a timely basis to achieve service and quality standards Informs customers of new product/technologies and services Creates, monitors and revises lead generation plans to generate a substantive sales opportunity pipeline Submits reports detailing sales statistics such as order levels, margin levels, call rates, leads, etc Maintains up-to-date and comprehensive knowledge of the organisation's and competitor's products and/or services Manages performance through key performance indicators Develops strategic plans for business development and responsible for achieving profitable growth in line with the business objective Conducts joint visits with engineering, sales and other relevant departments and provides feedback to the business Responsible for achieving sales and order intake, as well as budgets and forecasts Experience and Qualifications Significant sales and business development experience in preferably in this sector Demonstrable sales successes and growth Self-motivated and extremely focused, work on own initiative Able to adopt an advisory, consultative approach when selling products, with a can-do attitude. Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) Strong commercial flair and applies the highest ethical standards in all dealings and transactions Driving Licence - Essential Benefits Salary - Negotiable dependent upon experience Bonus Scheme Pension Plan Car allowance 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 / Whitstable, Kent

Electronics Engineer

Electronics Engineer An extremely interesting opportunity has arisen for an Electronics Engineer to join an extremely high-tech and specialist company based in Gloucester working within the Aerospace and Defence industries. As the Electronics Engineer you will design, develop and implement innovative electro-mechanical design solutions from initial customer enquiry through to production, by finding unique solutions to solve security integrity issues of modern Electronics communications and multimedia products. Responsibilities: Create innovative design solutions and implement modern design practices (DFM, DFA and DFX), manufacturing / prototyping processes. Work with team members and functions to ensure designs are fit for purpose and able to be manufactured cost effectively. Provide a strong understanding of implementing 4 Work as part of the design and development team to identify and recommend control and functional approaches to ensure compliance with UK and NATO standards. Support problem solving of design related issues on existing and new product developments. Create, manage and release design documentation and BOMs. Maintain a continuous assessment of new technologies and procedures to enable company growth and development. Engineering design authority for new developments and product derivatives. Education/ Experience: Degree in Engineering or equivalent experience: Detailed understanding of modern communications and IT equipment and uses in the secure and rugged markets. Experienced in supporting R&D and NPI initiatives. Have a strong understanding of EMC and EMI and able to use modern Electronic, RF and EMC test equipment. Have experience in providing cost estimates for NRE and product costings supporting technical response documents. Provide technical support and mentoring to colleagues and team members Experience in working in a regulated industry. Must be eligible to apply for SC Clearance (Essential). Benefits Competitive Salary and benefits 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 / Gloucestershire, England

Technical Sales Manager

Technical Sales Manager We are looking for a Technical Sales Manager for a 12 month Fixed Term Contract. The Technical Sales Manager will deliver third party revenue through the existing customer base and develop new markets for the 3 North Midlands main engineering depots, involved in the repair, maintenance and overhaul of wagons, locomotives and related plant and equipment. They will also carry out market research and gain business intelligence to enable identification of new customers and market sectors. They will cover the whole of the UK but be based in the North Midlands. Responsibilities and Duties Identify and define a service portfolio for both the railway and related industries. Develop business cases and Capex papers. Align with finance for cost model and pricing. Generate a sales and marketing plan. Negotiate pricing and contractual terms as required and in line with company guidelines Rapidly convert business enquiries and opportunities into formal contract proposals and signed contracts. Experience Experience in a Sales/BD environment, preferably selling similar products and services into the Rolling Stock / Rail sector Ability to prepare and present business documentation, quotations and proposals Good price negotiation skills Previous sales experience in an engineering environment. Previous technical railway experience is an advantage Able to demonstrate success managing major accounts, large contracts and achieving genuine sales development Strong IT & numeracy skills A full driving license (essential) Benefits Salary is dependent on skills and experience Company Car provided 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 / Crewe, Cheshire

Machine Learning Engineer

Machine Learning Engineer - Near Chester Machine Learning Engineers are required for contract and permanent roles working for an aerospace, defence and energy software and systems specialist working on site at their Aerospace client's site in Broughton and must have Strong understanding of Machine Learning, AI or Deep Learning. The Machine Learning Engineer should have the following skills/experience: BSc in Machine Learning, Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics or in another highly quantitative field. - Master's or Ph.D. in a relevant area ideal. Expert in Time series prediction Deep learning on Time Series data Experience in RNN, LSTM, CNN, Auto encoders At least 4 years of Machine Learning experience Salary / Rate Negotiable depending upon experience Interviews for the Machine Learning Engineers will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. If you are interested in this role then please contact Philip Delaloye at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or call my direct line on +44 (0) 1384 446192.

Contract / Broughton, Flintshire

Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

Senior Mechanical Design Engineers We are looking for 4 Contract Senior Mechanical Design Engineers for initial 6 month contracts that are anticipated to be extended, for a leader in engineering services and solutions who partner with the most trusted names in Aerospace Engineering. This is for a world renowned Aerospace company based in Pitstone Buckinghamshire. Responsibilities To support the Design engineering activities on R and T projects from the concept stage through development and qualification test and into technology readiness. To produce Design Schemes, including CAD models, assemblies and 2D drawings for concept and detail designs of electrical machines as well as design assurance documentation including ERN's and Design Reports. To carry out design calculations to support concept and detail designs. To liaise closely with other teams such as stress, manufacturing, sourcing and configuration for new designs or design changes. Lead the necessary gateway reviews and provide PIP process guidance to more junior designers. Monitor progress and ensure satisfactory milestone compliance and arrange and run design reviews to the end clients Electrical and Power design procedures. To support the Lead Engineer and assist other team members in completion of their activities Professional experience and/or qualifications: Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent experience Previous experience in Aerospace Industry (rotating componentry, e.g. Gearboxes, Turbines, Actuation Systems, etc.) Detailed understanding of Electrical Machines (Generators / Motors) Experienced user of 3D CAD Packages (ideally Siemens NX) Experienced in creating and checking drawings Good understanding of ANSYS packages (or similar) Good understanding of MS Project (or similar) Rate: Negotiable dependent upon experience - Contract. 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.

Contract / Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire

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 with 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. Have an Engineering qualification or appropriate experience. 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 and write French 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
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