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Tim Parkes

Recruitment Consultant
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Tim is an experienced engineer and MSc qualified educator-trainer with a keen interest in information technology (IT), mechanical engineering, software engineering and development, and is a hobbyist Linux developer and programmer. 

With over 25 years’ experience working in engineering and specialist education, Tim is part of Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Advanced Technology team and is able to provide bespoke and turn-key talent solutions for clients and candidates in the following:

IT & Infrastructure

Embedded Software

Software Functional Safety

Data Science and AI

Information Security and Cyber Security

Enterprise and Web-based Software Engineering

Software Architecture Solutions

Discreet or confidential recruitment projects

Technical proposals and advice on staffing solutions

Tech Start-up recruitment

 

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IT Professional

IT Support Advisor Knaresborough £25-30000 p/a Permanent   Please note that this role would ideally suit an early-career IT Support engineer who is keen to develop their skills and join a friendly team and keen to learn new skills. Commutable from: Leeds, Bradford, York, Harrogate, Keighley, Thirsk and surrounding areas Training Provided The Role Responsibilities will include: Providing hardware specification for customers Day to day support of customer sites Running test scripts on commissioned systems Building virtual and physical IT infrastructure for customers Support and maintain intefnal IT infrastructure To provide system architecture advice & consultancy to clients The Person A solid all round IT awareness and knowledge Good hardware/software experience, desktops, servers & microsoft applications Good network communication system knowledge e.g switches, routers, TCP/IP and Networking Server management and use of backup and restore tools Good knowledge of Microsoft Office 354 Understanding and hands on experience with MS Group policies Good technical knowledge of intranet and internet technologies Good undertanding of business systems Good understanding of network security Knowledge of Virtualisation technologies - VMWare, Microsoft HyperV A good working knowledge of VMWare ESXi, VMWare vSphere essentials Good knowledge of ITIL working   Suitably expereinced candidates can apply now or send a CV and covering email to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call 01384 446145 to make an inquiry.  We expect a high number of applications for this role, so APPLY NOW! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Harrogate

IT and Infrastructure Engineer - Automotive Production

IT and Infrastructure Engineer - Automotive Production Liverpool, Tarbock Competetive Market Salary   **Please note that due to current COVID restrictions Virtual and Telephone interviews will be organised where possible, also you MUST be eligible to work in the UK at the time of application.**   Jonathan Lee Recruitment Ltd are happy to be supporting one of our loyal Automotive Interior Parts manufacturing clients with an urgent requirement for an IT Infrastructure and Support Engineer from the Merseyside area to support an expansion to the exisiting team. The ideal candidate will have demonstrable experience in supporting fast-paced and changeable IT requirements in a manufacturing or production environment. - Especially exciting would be some lenghty experience in Automotive parts production IT Support. You'll need to be able to switch bertween IT gerneralist - User Onboarding and Deskside Support - Network Management, Quick Response IT Disaster management as demand dictates. This job description may be liable to change - we'll advise you if this is the case. Scope:   You will be responsible for both proactive and reactive IT support, configuration and system documentation in a highly diverse production environment providing timely resolutions to user and business requirements. Working knowledge of ITIL (incident and problem management and change management) is a must. Strong communication skills and the ability to present high quality concise documentation for colleagues and end users. You will be able to demonstrate Project management and organisational skills. Someone who keeps up to date with technology you will contribute new ideas and techniques.   Functions / Tasks: - Providing 1st/2nd/3rd line IT support to end users with technical queries, troubleshooting helpdesk tickets via email, telephone or in person. - Ensure the correctness and efficiency of the local technical infrastructure, reporting and escalating issues at the earliest point and taking action where necessary. - Provide 100% uptime for plant sequencing systems. - Support, Maintain site Server/Network Infrastructure. - Provide Support and assistance to system users via the IT Helpdesk facility. - Maintain the addition and deletion of users and maintenance of user permissions - Control and Administer IT hardware asset register - Completing tasks and projects assigned by the UK Regional IT Manager within given timeframes and taking a proactive approach to finding solutions to problems. - Ensure the correctness and efficiency of the local technical infrastructure, reporting and escalating issues at the earliest point and taking action where necessary. - Provide 100% uptime for plant sequencing systems. - Support, Maintain and continuously improve Server Infrastructure. - Provide Support and assistance to system users via the IT Helpdesk facility. - Administer Data Security procedures with regard to data backup and restore procedures. - Administer Antivirus protection at Server and desktop level. - Maintain the addition and deletion of users and maintenance of user permissions - Control and Administer IT hardware asset register - Completing tasks and projects assigned by IT Manager within given timeframes and taking a proactive approach to finding solutions to problems.   Buzzwords and Technologies: MySQL, Database Maintenance, JLR Just-In Time, Zebra Printers, Motorola PDA/Scanners, Parts Coding, Labelling, Network Support, Backup VEEAM, On-Call, 100% Up-time   Due to the high number of applications expected for this urgent requirement, please either click "APPLY NOW" or EMAIL your CV to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk  Best of Luck!     Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Liverpool

Senior or Principal Firmware Engineer - Basildon

Senior/ Principal Firmware Engineer Basildon (After 1 year in Edinburgh) Permanent £ Competetive   *** UK EYES ONLY *** Due to the nature of the client's work for the UK MOD you MUST be a British Citizen at the point of application ***   Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Firmware Engineer (VHDL/Verilog) to support the growth of this team.   Job Description     Role Overview: The Senior / Principal firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog.   Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports   Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory At least 5 years' experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Familiar with Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Ability to analyse system and / or hardware level requirements and derive detailed Firmware requirements De-bugging firmware designs and supporting integration & verification at hardware and system level A good understanding of firmware version control and revision control software Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the Project Engineering Lead / Lead firmware engineer & other disciplines Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Development of real-time, embedded, safety-critical firmware, preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g. ARM) in FPGA designs Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you are eligible to apply (British Citizen) and meet the skills criteria then please apply now, or send your CV and a covering email to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk now     Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Basildon

Configuration & Data Management Engineer

Configuration & Data Management Engineer   Derby Permanent £Competetive   **Please note - UK Eyes Only - Due to sensitive nature of the work, candidates MUST BE ELIGIBLE to work in the UK at the point of application** 19257BR Job Description Jonathan Lee Recruitment are pleasde to be supporting a world-leading Aerospace and Defence engineering consortium to recruit a Configuration & Data Management Engineer   ROLE PURPOSE This role requires Engineering Product Configurations Skill and good knowledge of Engineering Part Bill of Material, their fitting locations, usage in the main product. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES Understand the design change by referring to Design Definition Reports, Pipe Routing, Scheme drawings and Design Assembly Part models. Implement the design change into the Configuration bill of material using itemising guide and incorporating the same Product data management and Definitions in customer tools Co-ordinate Configuration queries between Design and Configuration Update necessary customer trackers Co-ordinate, Monitor and Control the Change process within customer tools based on the Change Board decisions Ensure right Product Modification policy is implemented Ensure the MPL and BoM are updated with latest Design Change. Author Modification bulletins for applicable Design Change Definitions Verification and Validation of parts fitted into delivering product EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, QUALIFICATIONS (ESSENTIAL TO CARRY OUT THIS ROLE) Experience Relevant experience in Engineering Change Process with Configuration skills Experience in Product installation shop is an advantage Experience in Design Engineering with Change Package and Data management skills Create, update and maintain Engineering Product Bill of Material Top end and Bottom end verification of approved BoM and Fitted parts of delivering product Requirement An understanding of Engineering Change Process and applicable Design Change documents Ability to identify pre and post design modification of Assembly or Product from Design Change documents Ability to understand Engineering Drawing and PLM part models assembly An understanding of Assembly and sub-assembly parts relationship An understanding of Interchangeability, Spare parts and Alternative parts concepts Basic Engineering Product familiarisation, Maintenance and overhaul knowledge Knowledge of PDM/PLM tool Ability to understand Organisation Product Modification policy An understanding of Engineering component Bill of Material An understanding of Base Definitions, Mod Definition release and Design Scheme approval status Basic Engineering Product familiarisation, Maintenance and overhaul knowledge   Qualifications HND/ HNC/ Degree in Engineering Degree (or equivalent experience) in preferably Mechanical, Marine, Aerospace or Automotive disciplines SKILLS/COMPETENCIES (ESSENTIAL TO CARRY OUT THIS ROLE) Excellent written and verbal communication skills with a good level of numeracy Excellent Computer Literacy with experience of using Microsoft Office tools Ability to communicate effectively with customers and a diverse staff population Ability to maintain professionalism and confidentiality with proprietary information Must be confident, resourceful, highly organised and be able to work with little direct intervention Self-starter able to work well within a large team Experience using Windchill is desirable for this role   Since the project requires an unrestricted UK SC clearance which mandates a UK citizenship. Dual nationality is in general not acceptable for this reason.   If you are suitably experienced and meet all criteria then please apply now, or send your CV to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk    Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Derby

Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby

Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby £Competetive Salary and Benefits   *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All candidates MUST British Citizens at the point of application - This is due to the senstitive nature of the client's work for the UK MOD *** Successful candidates will be required to spend an initial temperary phase for training and knowledge transfer.   Multiple positions open Our Client is an industry-leading engineering consultancy supporting Aerospace, Rail, Defence and Automotive clients in product development.   Role Overview: The firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory A minimum of 1 year experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Familiarity with  one of the following: Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Familiarity with firmware version control and revision control software Ability to manage own tasks and technical activities under supervision of Senior / Principal firmware engineer Good communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Analyse firmware requirements and develop HDL code to satisfy the requirements Debugging of firmware designs and supporting integration and test at hardware level Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Familiarity with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace/Defence industry or on other complex / high-reliability systems Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage The role is likely to be based out of Edinburgh for a year with a move back to Derby where the delivery centre would be based out of in 2021 and beyond.   If you are a British Citizen and would like to inquire about this role, please email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or APPLY NOW, for further information!     Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Derby

C++ and JS Software Developer

C++ and JS Software Developer Job Type: Permanent Location: Elstree, London  Salary £40-£50000 p/a   Our client develop a product which can sense and detect acoustic and thermal data from istallations or assets which are geographically hard to reach, and where RF signal or wired solutions would not work. They are a tech-passionate organisation and they like all of their engineers to share this passion, not just for digital or software based technologies but also for how software, AI and data mining casn support systems where software and electronics won't work. Subsea, Metals recycling, Military and many other applications for this technology exist, and they require adept software engineers to support the digital back-end of their devices.   The Role Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on unique Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS) technology. These sensors are used in a variety of challenging environments requiring near real-time processing and visualization of data streams of up to a few hundred MBps. Responsibilities include:   Proposing, developing, coding, implementing, validating, and documenting novel software solutions in accordance with the Company's quality standards Supporting timely and efficient products transfer from development to production Providing customer support, investigating issues and implementing bug fixes Improving, in collaboration with peers, the development of in-house processes and skills The Candidate We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated polyglot candidate with the following technical skills:   C++, JS and NodeJS (required) Source code control and bug tracking tools (required) LabVIEW, Python, Matlab, C# (nice to have) Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to manage time and work to deadlines Interest in improving user experience and development of user interfaces. Ability to collaborate with peers to achieve the Company's objectives Excellent presentation and communication skills Qualifications A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science, engineering, physics or a related subject is required. Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but an interest or technical background in the subject area would be advantageous. The Package An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan.   If you are interested in this opportunity please apply now, or email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk for further information now! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Borehamwood

IT Manager

IT and Infrastructure Manager - Automotive Product Development Solihull £Competetive Salary Permanent *** Please note that you MUST BE eligible to work in the UK at the point of application *** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is proud and excitied to be supporting an iconic British motorcycle OEM in sourcing a pro-active and strategic IT and Infrastructure Manager who are growing and have huge expansion plans. This is a brand-new role for our client and has emerged from a consolidation of 3 different sites accross the UK into one central site in Solihull. The Ideal candidate will have managed IT and Infrastructure in an engineering setting and will be well-versed in Infrastructure planning and costing, protection of intellectual property, information assurance and facility-wide asset planning and procurement and will be able to demonstrate this in their work history.     Experience Required: Led IT Overview & Implemented change to look at Cloud, Digital & Forward thinking Experienced working within a corporate team Must have good people management skills Experience of working in a similar role within a fast paced ever changing environment Core Responsibilities:   Align IT Strategy with the organisation's business goals and long-term strategic planning for the organisation's systems Direct and control the development, implementation and maintenance of the company's information and communications strategy and systems; Manage internal and Parent company relationships with the company to increase communication and alignment between IT and business functions. Manage the full lifecycle of IT delivery from demand and pipeline management, project initiation, project delivery, client status reporting, conflict resolution and change risk management. Ensure reliability, security and quality of IT systems in serving client and business needs, ensuring on-going availability of systems, networks and applications. Contribute to the development of the company's strategic and business plans, particularly in relation to information technology and communications systems. Promote shared applications and infrastructure to drive harmonisation and integration of scarce IT resources in order to improve information capabilities and reduce cost Project manage the design and implementation of a new Web Development / CRM system Liaise directly with the software developers to discuss the system software needs Troubleshoot systems issues as they arise Oversee all the moving parts of the system integration Measure the performance of the upgraded or newly installed system Required Skills:   In-depth knowledge of enterprise systems, networking modules, and software integration Knowledge of computer hardware and networking systems Awareness of Information Security standard ISO 27001 and associated audits and actions Good communication with suppliers/operational managers - listening and providing answers Strong problem-solving skills Ability to build from good relationships with suppliers/operational managers and colleagues Ability to gather and assimilate information Up to date knowledge of technical applications Good knowledge of quality standards, legislation and best practice Ability to be adapt and prioritise Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines Ability to think ahead and anticipate problems, issues and solutions     Qualifications: Demonstrable experience in IT Engineering into IT Management - Ideally you will have planned and implemented company-wide systems previously You will need to possess a can-do attitude, the ability to make it happen and change priorities quickly in an ever-changing environment where schedules can change at the last minute. You will need to be adaptable, creative, personable, flexible and positive. Solid technical experience in an operational role with up to date and wide ranging it technical knowledge Microsoft Operating systems / Microsoft Stack, SQL Server. Sitecore experience would be beneficial CRM Experience desirable, Sitecore, Salesforce, SAP, MS Dynamics Suitably experienced candidates can send latest CVs to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or tom.duckett@jonlee.co.uk or call 01384 446145 for a discreet conversation about the role. - You can also click "Apply Now" Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Solihull

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