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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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Mechanical Engineers - Coventry

Mechanical Engineers - all levels - Coventry We are looking for Mechanical Engineers from Engineer to Principal level, for a global aerospace supplier of Wheels and Brakes to be based in Coventry. You will be working within a team that developments new wheel & brake equipment, ensuring that the design meets all requirements and standards. This encompasses adherence to performance, cost and schedule requirements. Engineers, Senior Engineers and Principal Engineers will be involved at different levels of responsibility dependent upon seniority with: When required, lead / be responsible for projects. Perform calculations and simulations to validate the equipment will meet the required design requirements and dependent on level to check and approve calculations conducted by other team members. Creation and review of technical requirement documents in accordance with all standards and possibly to approve other team members documents. For new Product introduction and development involved in requirements management, validation, DFM, qualification / certification testing and initial entry into service. Interact and coordinating with the other Engineering departments including Supply Chain and Design, Analysis and Test for the optimum performance and cost for the end products. Involved with Root Cause & Corrective Action (RCCA) for qualification / design / manufacturing issues, as well as Continuous Improvement. Key skills and qualifications required: Degree qualified in an Engineering Subject Works on problems of diverse scope where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors and able provide solutions Experience/Exposure with DFM, GD&T and working knowledge of applicable manufacturing processes Project Management skills including cost / schedule tracking Experience/Exposure with DFMEA's and Risk Analysis Good communication skills - able to make presentations to internal and external stakeholders as well as engineers/designers and technicians (as required) Aerospace experience - preferred Systems knowledge/exposure/experience - preferred CI Training/Experience - preferred Available to travel internationally as required Remuneration: Excellent salary - negotiable dependent upon experience and position, plus full benefits package. 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.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Project Quality Manager

Project Quality Manager - Hampshire We are looking for a detailed Project Quality Manager who will take a proactive approach in the development and implementation of quality assurance to meet business, customer and regulatory needs. This role is for a world leading Aerospace and Avionics supplier for their Fareham facility that designs and manufactures aircraft sensors, displays and systems across three product groups: flight deck avionics, data acquisition systems and life support. Key responsibilities: Develop and handle all external QA interfaces within Engineering. Ensure engineering processes are measured for efficiency and effectiveness Auditing projects lifecycles to ensure compliance with plans processes. Ensuring customer requirements, design review criteria, and transition criteria are satisfied. [Systems, Software, Hardware, Mechanical Design and Development activities / NPI]. Ensure the design life cycle data produced complies with the approved plans. Detect, manage, and agree deviations to the design process ensuring a consistent approach within the team Establish, monitor, and develop customer / supplier QA relationships. Ensure design and development sub-contractors perform to contract and are compliant with plans. Lead and facilitate continuous improvement activities, internal and external. Essential skills and competencies required: Software quality experience (Supplying quality techniques in a software environment) Ability to Lead Software quality projects Experience of Process mapping and NPI processes experience. Experience of facilitating meetings with customers and suppliers Experience of quality management system process audits throughout an engineering organisation for products Life-Cycle Able to carry out product and source acceptance tests both on-site or as part of an offsite working party Quality team management experience Internal and external quality auditing experience Aerospace Systems or other Safety critical industry experience An understanding of APQP, PPAP, FMEA and SPC Experience of Lean Manufacturing / 6 Sigma experience (to Green or Yellow belt level) Knowledge of advanced problem solving tools, such as design of experiments, analysis of variance Experience of Value Stream Mapping Salary Salary Negotiable dependent on experience plus benefits. 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 / Fareham, Hampshire

Cost Engineer

Cost Engineer - Melksham We have an exciting new role for a Cost Engineer to give support for engineering and purchasing by providing cost transparency for a world leading Systems supplier for the design, development and manufacture to the rail industry for Braking and Platform Screen Door Systems based in Melksham. The Cost Engineer will produce cost evaluations and cost models of parts and systems being supplied to better understand or challenge supplier's costs to the business. This will involve travel UK and Europe wide, to suppliers to understand and cost parts and systems to be supplied to the company. Responsibilities: The Cost Engineer will do or be involved with: Create cost transparency for purchased parts Engineering and Technical know-how for specific products and suppliers (cost structure, technology (product and manufacturing) Optimize costs by choosing the best technology Teach Engineers in cost avoidance in design Support the purchasing team in negotiations Continuous improvement of calculation methods Train new team members in the methodology of cost calculation and production processes Lead smaller cost improvement projects and benchmarking of production processes Target costing for selected product portfolio Participation in make-or-buy projects Ensure reference / target prices are available for purchasing in an adequate tool Member of cross-functional teams with R&D, quality and testing. Support PU & Engineering to understand purchased item's cost structures. Professional experience and/or qualifications: Relevant degree in Engineering or applicable experience. Previous experience of cost calculation or reduction Experience working as an Industrial or Process Engineer. Experience of SAP or similar as well as MS Office Experience Experience in Creo or similar 3D CAD system Flexibility to travel is essential as can be 30 to 50% of time. Compilation of a know-how database Suggested saving potential Moderation of cost down workshops Benefits Salary - £45,000 to £50,000 - 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 / Melksham, Wiltshire

Senior Software Engineer

Contract Senior Software Engineer - Aylesbury We have a requirement for a Senior Software Engineer for an initial 6 month contract based near Aylesbury for a World Leading Engineering Services company working with an Aerospace company who design and are involved with the whole life-cycle of electrical power generation and distribution systems for the aerospace industry. The Senior Software Engineer will play a key role in embedded real-time software development for airborne systems. They can be responsible for the technical content of the developed software and may be responsible for the day to day management of a team of software developers. The Senior Software Engineer would look after: the management of small packages of out sourced activities or liaison/direction of fully out sourced activities. Production of RTCA/DO-178B/C software planning documents Production of High and Low Level requirements to implement the System Level requirements Design and code the software to implement the High and Low Level requirements Generation of software certification documentation in accordance with the expectations of RTCA/DO-178B/C Support the unit certification with the appropriate airworthiness authorities Your professional experience and qualifications: A degree level or equivalent in a Computing or Science/Mathematics subject or have similar specialist training Significant experience of developing real-time embedded safety-critical software preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-178B/C DAL A or B Experience of Ada or MISRA C/C++ Experience of Matlab, Simulink and Stateflow applications Experience of requirements management (e.g. DOORS) and configuration management (e.g. Dimensions) tools A good understanding of configuration management The ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the lead engineer Hands on test and debugging skills Experience of liaising with internal and external suppliers and customers Experience in the Aerospace industry 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 / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Project Lead Engineer

Contract Lead Project Engineer - Aylesbury We have a requirement for a Lead Project Engineer for an initial 6 month contract based near Aylesbury for a World Leading Engineering Services company working with an Aerospace company who design and are involved with the whole life-cycle of electrical power generation and distribution systems for the aerospace industry. The Lead Project Engineer will lead an engineering development project (such as Product development project, System design and verification work package) and be responsible for technical and process compliance, all costs, adherence to agreed program and project milestones throughout the project life cycle. The Lead Project Engineer will be involved with: Leading a multidisciplinary team of engineers across engineering disciplines appropriate to the program. Responsible for the technical definition of the System / Product Responsible for the Project Management and reporting Manage definition of Statements Of Work (SoWs) for sub-contract work Ensure traceability and compliance with Airworthiness, Internal and customer requirements Delivering project(s) to budget and schedule Provision of status reporting and updates to both internal/external stakeholders Ensure Product / System configuration is managed and maintained (e.g. permits / concessions / PRs etc.) Manage risk and associated mitigation activities Compiling and collating documentation for Safety of Flight / Certification Your professional experience and qualifications: A Degree in a related discipline or equivalent experience / combined education Experience of the Verification & Validation (V&V) development cycle An understanding of product development process including the interfaces between engineering disciplines, and between Engineering and other teams such as Test Equipment, Operations, Business Development, etc. Planning & risk mitigation ability Delegation & supervision ability An understanding of product design and development costs (Non-Recurring Costs) Must be able to Lead people both onsite and offsite Competent with MS Office etc Comfortable with presenting to internal/external stakeholders Must be organised and have excellent time & project management skills An understanding of Airworthiness requirements & Certification process Experience of working with Engineering service suppliers, e.g. defining Statements of Work and approving deliverables. 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.

Permanent / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Senior Configuration Engineer

Contract Senior Configuration Engineer - Aylesbury We have a requirement for a Senior Configuration Engineer for an initial 12 month contract based near Aylesbury for a World Leading Engineering Services company working with an Aerospace company who design and are involved with the whole life-cycle of electrical power generation and distribution systems for the aerospace industry. The Senior Configuration Engineer will be involved with: Configuration governance in accordance with product and site configuration management plans and processes. Coordinating with the Industrialisation team to ensure change impacts are ready to be reviewed in conjunction with engineering investigations. Maintenance and tracking of Development Problem Reports and Change Requests for products in development, manufacture and in-service. Maintenance of configuration toolset records, ensuring compliance with airworthiness standards. Support to external & internal Audits including configuration. Lead and manage Configuration Boards, including setting of agendas and distribution of minutes. Support to peer reviewing of design activities. Your professional experience and qualifications: ICM CM2 certified or equivalent qualification or experience Experience in the use of engineering documentation (such as Product Definition Document / Product Drawings / Critical Part manufacturing control document) Understanding of Configuration and Aerospace standards Understanding of change management, processes and requests Effective communicator as well as a good team player Ideally you will have: Experience in Aerospace manufacturing Experience using PLM toolsets such as Teamcenter, Windchill or similar Experience in a design office environment 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 / Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Rail Consultant

Rail Project Manager - Derby We have a requirement for a Rail Rolling Stock Project Manager/Expert for a leader in engineering services and solutions who partner with the most trusted names in Rail and Aerospace Engineering, to deliver solutions across the complete product life cycle, in the fastest and most valuable manner, spanning complex systems, platforms and products. This role can be either Permanent or Contract and will be based in Derby. Role: The Rail Expert will be a focal point for the company's activities in the Rail Vehicles market in the UK and lead, large-scale Rail Vehicle design and support projects and work closely with the business development teams. Responsibilities: Act as Project Manager on Rail Vehicle design and production support projects. Lead the technical aspects of major bidding opportunities in the Rail Vehicles industry. Lead the adoption of systems engineering approaches throughout major projects. Assist The company in its drive to become the leading Rail Vehicle managed service supplier, through the on-time delivery of technically excellent work packages. Be responsible for organic growth through maximising follow-on work from customers. Professional experience and/or qualifications: Proven experience in leading major technical projects in the Rail Vehicle supplier domain. Experience of light rail and heavy rail vehicles. Knowledge of Rail Vehicle systems, interfaces with rail infrastructure and relevant Rail Vehicle standards and legislation. Strong communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills to interface with customers and internal stakeholders. Be available for occasional travel across the UK and internationally as required. Salary: Negotiable dependent upon experience - Permanent or 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. Rail01

Permanent / Derby, Derbyshire

Mechanical Design Engineer- Test Equipment - Tewkesbury

Design Engineer Test Equipment - Tewkesbury A Mechanical Design Engineer is required with knowledge of electro-hydraulics, or electro-pneumatic components and systems or similar. Due to the continued success of the organisation, this globally successful company based in the Tewkesbury area requires a Mechanical Design Engineer with strong Test Equipment for a new permanent role. As the Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be required to: Contribute to the development of new product requirements through consulting with customers and sales personnel. Validate conceptual problem solutions by performing trade studies and analyses. Be a key contributor to the preparation of successful proposal designs, cost estimates, and technical volume write ups. Operate as a key element in a team of creative, independent individuals. Represent the company in a manner consistent with its technical reputation. Create reliable designs through a comprehensive experimental development test program. Document designs, analyses, and test results with accurate and concise reports. Qualifications and experience: Educated Degree level in a technical discipline Design and development experience within technical environment Some Hydraulics experience essential Experience carrying out conceptual design, development and testing on complex hardware Strong materials understanding and knowledge Able to work cohesively across various teams to deliver a common goal Benefits: Excellent salary - negotiable dependent upon experience 25 days Holiday - Additional days are available upon long service Private Healthcare Pension Scheme - 6% standard increasing up to 10% based on length of service Employee share option scheme Flexible benefits programme Sick pay scheme If you have knowledge Mechanical Design and Development and you want to be considered, please apply today and send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Design Engineer

Design Engineer Test Equipment - Tewkesbury A Mechanical Design Engineer is required with knowledge of electro-hydraulics, or electro-pneumatic components and systems or similar. Due to the continued success of the organisation, this globally successful company based in the Tewkesbury area requires a Mechanical Design Engineer with strong Test Equipment for a new permanent role. As the Mechanical Design Engineer, you will be required to: Contribute to the development of new product requirements through consulting with customers and sales personnel. Validate conceptual problem solutions by performing trade studies and analyses. Be a key contributor to the preparation of successful proposal designs, cost estimates, and technical volume write ups. Operate as a key element in a team of creative, independent individuals. Represent the company in a manner consistent with its technical reputation. Create reliable designs through a comprehensive experimental development test program. Document designs, analyses, and test results with accurate and concise reports. Qualifications and experience: Educated Degree level in a technical discipline Design and development experience within technical environment Some Hydraulics exp[erience Experience carrying out conceptual design, development and testing on complex hardware Strong materials understanding and knowledge Able to work cohesively across various teams to deliver a common goal Benefits: Excellent salary - negotiable dependent upon experience 25 days Holiday - Additional days are available upon long service Private Healthcare Pension Scheme - 6% standard increasing up to 10% based on length of service Employee share option scheme Flexible benefits programme Sick pay scheme If you have knowledge Mechanical Design and Development and you want to be considered, please apply today and send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Design Engineering Manager

Engineering Design Manager - Birmingham We are looking for a Design Engineering Manager for a global aerospace supplier to be based in Birmingham managing an established teams in Birmingham and offshore. This is an excellent time to join this world leader as the Design Engineering Manager you will: Lead a team of design engineers for new and existing products within an integrated program team Accountable for the delivery of engineering technical solutions to budget and schedule. Design and develop Aircraft Engine Heat Exchangers with associated components & systems in accordance with company, customer and regulatory requirements. Manage workload and priorities within the Design Team relating to customer demands (Operational support, NPI & New Technology). Defining, delegating and reporting status of the work packages & tasks Leading and managing the engineering input into all the customer meetings including UK and Overseas for technical reviews. Manage PTC suite of CAD software & PLM tools. Manage team in a future relocation Key skills and competencies required: Experience leading an engineering team in a matrix organisation Customer facing experience Experience of and confidence to challenge other disciplines e.g. Operations, NPI, manufacturing and quality Experience of monitoring and delivering a technical project plan Management or leadership experience of a design team Degree qualified CAD experience Creo preferred (or other high level CAD package) Remuneration: Excellent salary - negotiable dependent upon experience, plus full benefits package. 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.

Permanent / Birmingham, West Midlands

Account Delivery Manager

Account Delivery Manager - Melksham We have an exciting new role for an Account Delivery Manager who will be the customer champion, responsible for developing, aligning and achieving the KPI's and objectives of customer service delivery for a number of assigned accounts in line with the company Service Delivery Strategy initiatives for a world leading Systems supplier for the design, development and manufacture to the rail industry for Braking and Platform Screen Door Systems based in Melksham. The Account Delivery Manager will be a proactive, commercially aware management professional with vision, practicality, strength of character and powers of persuasion to set and achieve short/medium/long-term goals. Responsibilities: The Account Delivery Manager will do or be involved with: Agree then maintain customers overall performance objectives (KPI's) to provide clear guidelines and focus for delivery of business objectives. Proactive external communications relating to all aspects of services offered by the company which are relevant to the customer Co-ordinate service delivery with internal departments (Engineering, Marketing, Finance, Quality and Business Streams and Process Improvement) to achieve KPI's, LTSA, SLA's, contract obligations, price lists agreements or service commitments. Develop and maintain a schedule of service reviews and QBRs in collaboration with the customer. Administration and reporting of customer dissatisfaction or complaints and then the resolutions and corrective actions. Identify continuous improvement opportunities to improve services or develop new services to meet the needs of the customer. Support the Sales Department on new bids and with customer information and also the identification of new or developing commercial opportunities. Professional experience and/or qualifications: HND/Degree, professionally qualified or QBE. Service Delivery and/or Account Management of high value customer accounts across a range of services/products. Demonstrate appropriate levels of authority and maturity, and the emotional intelligence and imagination required to maintain the profile of the role across the company and drive to objectives Benefits Salary - £35,000 to £45,000 - 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 / Melksham, Wiltshire

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Staffordshire An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Design Engineer for a leading company in yellow goods, diggers and plant equipment for the construction, infrastructure and associated industries, based at their Cheadle Shropshire facility. The Design Engineer will be responsible for the daily co-ordination of the following activities: Design of his/her project to ensure that customer (internal and external) requirements are met through agreed briefs (performance, cost and timescales). Technical liaison and support with other departments. Control and maintenance of design records. Product homologation, legislative and relevant standards of conformance. Procurement of materials and components for prototype machines. Produce design with appropriate calculations. Producing all necessary drawings, specifications, parts lists etc. for the manufacture of prototype and production machines Qualifications, Skills and Experience required. Degree in a Mechanical Engineering Mechanical product design experience 3D CAD design with NX or other 3D System (SolidWorks, PRO-E or CATIA) Knowledge of product development testing and quality Practical understanding of low-medium volume manufacturing processes including CNC Machining, Casting, Fabrication etc. Benefits Salary £30,000 to £40,000 dependent upon experience 33 days holiday including statutory Company pension scheme 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 / Cheadle, Cheshire