Tim worked originally in a family business, training as a fabricator and general engineer covering press operation, profile and tooling management, non-ferrous metal casting, moulding and lamination.
He has significant experience in recruitment, having worked within the education recruitment sector for some time, he joined Jonathan Lee to make the most of his technical knowledge and understanding from his early career, dealing with contract technical engineering roles within the automotive sector.
Tim possesses an Level 5 NVQ in Leadership and Management and has been a Commissioned Flight Lieutenant in the Royal Air Force Volunteer Reserve service. He is committed to delivering the highest quality of service to his candidates and clients.
Job Title: RF/ Microwave Engineer Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Industry: Aerospace & Defence Salary: Above Industry Standard Jonathan Lee has engaged with a key client a global leading consultancy and service providers who lead and support award winning businesses across the planet with key and critical projects. Due to winning new business and continuous company growth, my client is looking for new talent within RF/Microwave Engineering for a permanent role. An option for contract may be considered. As the RF/Microwave Engineer, you will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Job Description Role Overview: The RF/Microwave engineer would be part of the customer team designing/ testing RF/ Microwave equipment for multiple applications. Job Responsibilities: • Support customer design team involved in RF/ Microwave design and development • Support to manufacture • Support from requirements capture to design verification Mandatory Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Practical design experience of some of the following; Microwave PCB materials & design techniques; Microwave Sub-System Design; Knowledge of microwave power amplifier design & technology; Design of complex microwave switch matrix; Application of microwave GaAs/GaN MMIC; Design of complex passive microwave structures; EM 3D and 2D simulation techniques; Non-linear circuit simulation; Microwave component selection Good Communication in English (oral & written) & Interpersonal skills Good experience in writing technical documentation Familiar with current industry standard CAD tools Knowledge of AWR Microwave Office, Keysight ADS, Matlab and CST Microwave Studio Strong problem solving skills and experience of solving problems in a design and development context Qualifications First or second Degree in Electronic Engineering (BSc, BEng, MEng, MSc, PhD, EngD) or a related science with specialisation in RF/Microwave circuit design and test - ideally including S-parameter manipulation, EM simulation, Non-linear circuit simulation and modelling, Matching network design and Microwave component selection along with expert knowledge in one or more of AWR Microwave office, CST Microwave studio, Agilent ADS, or AWR Visual System Simulator. 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 interested in this role please 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 / Edinburgh
Job Title: Digital Hardware Design Engineer Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Industry: Aerospace & Defence £Competetive *** IMPORTANT - Due to the UK MOD status of the client this role is open to UK Eyes only - You MUST be in posession of a British Passport at the time of application *** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is delighted to be supporting QuEST Global Engineering, one of the world’s foremost engineering services companies. Operating across 15 countries and employing more than 12,000 personnel they provide product engineering and lifecycle services to a range of high-tech industries including Aerospace & Defence, Transportation (Auto and Rail), Power and Industrial, Oil & Gas and Medical Devices. 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 Senior or Principal level Digital Hardware Design Engineer to support the growth of this team. What type of work would I be involved in? You will be responsible for designing high speed digital Print Circuit Boards that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies. Note, that due to the nature of the tasks involved, you will have to achieve full SC security clearance, and may need to satisfy further UK eyes only and ITAR conditions. Responsibilities Reporting into our customer’s Lead Digital Hardware Engineer you will be responsible for; Designing high speed digital Print Circuit Boards that utilise the latest FPGA, Microprocessor and high speed interconnect technologies. Supporting throughout the fill hardware lifecycle from requirements analysis; through design, and unit test; to integrating hardware with the target system; and lastly to acceptance test and delivery to customer. Fully documenting and recording your work products; keeping them under configuration management, and providing plans and progress reports Working closely with Systems, Mechanical and Software engineers to solve real integration problems on complex systems May have opportunity to contribute towards the investigation and analysis of leading edge development methodologies and influence the future path of hardware development. Skills, Qualifications and Knowledge Experience in the below would be advantageous, however not essential; Analysing system level requirements documents and understanding their application to Hardware designs Schematic Capture using Mentor Graphics Dx Designer or equivalent. Hardware design of complex FPGA based designs is essential High speed serial communication protocols and architectures Hands on experience of Hardware, Firmware & Software Integration of Micro Processor Based designs onto hardware platforms is essential A methodical approach to the full hardware design lifecycle, working to a structured hardware process is required De-bugging and testing new designs and supporting module and system related test, verification and integration project phases as required by a development type programme prior to system deliveries. Ability to interface with suppliers of key components and assemblies. Ability to communicate effectively across different disciplines both verbally and in written form. Ability to work on own or as part of a team to resolve technical issues *** IMPORTANT - Due to the UK MOD status of the client this role is open to UK Eyes only - You MUST be in posession of a British Passport at the time of application *** If you are interested in this role and meet the security and technical requirements, please apply now or email firstname.lastname@example.org 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 / Edinburgh
Software Support Engineer Worcestershire Salary range £45-60000 p/a (Depending on experience and previous salary) ***Please note that this role does not currently support Visa sponsorship - As such UK and EU Citizenship is a must.*** Our client are a World-Leading Logistics and Warehouseing Automation and Internal Movement expert supplier. We are supporting their ongoing recruitment need for Outstanding Software Developers with demonstrable JavaEE and SQL experience. The Role: The Software Support Engineer provides technical assistance to customers for our client's Warehouse Management System. This is a customer facing role which requires daily interaction with customers typically over phone, by email and face to face so verbal and written communication skills are a must. Working closely with key external stakeholders, this role will: Provide remote software application support for customer sites across the UK Able to handle software incidents, conduct detailed problem analysis to find root cause of repeat incidents Contribute to in-depth functional testing for project implementation and enhancements Participate in commissioning and training at customer sites as required Manage monthly incident meetings with clients YOUR PROFILE We are seeking an individual who has: Strong customer relationship management experience Good knowledge of SQL (T-SQL/PL-SQL) Understanding of ITIL framework, Java EE programming language Comfortable with Linux operating system, knowledge of Unix scripting will be an advantage Excellent verbal and written communication skills A team player with a good attitude and positive outlook Strong interest in innovation and continuous improvement within technical applications Excellent incident management skills which involve performing in-depth analysis of issue resolution Ability to manage multiple tasks Willingness to travel to customer sites if required If you meet all of the above requirements and are eligible to work in the UK apply now, or send your CV and a short introduction to email@example.com or 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 / Worcestershire
WMG, University of Warwick, Coventry Principal Engineer, Functional Safety £Competetive Fixed Term Contract until July 2021 Please note that due to COVID -19 The stautus of this role may change and recruitment may be delayed initially - please continue to apply. Are you a Functional Safety Expert with a strong expore on implementing the standards into Software systems? Successful candidates MUST be able to demonstrate extensive experience as a Functional Safety Engineer. Our Client is leading the development of the underpinning science, technology and manufacturing in vehicle electrification in the UK. This role is for a functional safety lead engineer to work as part of a cross functional team bringing these innovative technology building blocks to novel vehicle electrification solutions. You will be working with diverse and novel applications and you will need to be able to apply your functional safety knowledge across sectors and to novel technologies. This will include automotive, aerospace, off-highway, commercial, rail and marine sectors amongst others. You will need a sound knowledge of functional safety legislation and standards, ideally across different sectors. You will help the sub-system technology experts develop the safest solutions as well as the addressing concept safety cases at vehicle level. You will need to be able to help stakeholders and partners understand functional safety and develop training material. You will represent us and need to be able to work effectively with a wide and diverse range of collaborative partners. The key requirements for the job are: Expertise in functional and none functional safety. Experience in systems engineering. Functional safety and mitigation techniques. Experience of the product safety analysis and development of safety cases. Understanding and influencing the standards and legislation across sectors such as automotive, aerospace, rail and off-highway. In return, we will provide a great range of benefits that include an attractive pension scheme, 30 days holiday plus bank holidays and Christmas closure, some fantastic savings on a wide range of products and services, and excellent learning and development opportunities. You will work in a vibrant team with outstanding links to research and industry. We are committed to supporting staff to achieve their potential. We currently hold the Athena SWAN Bronze Award and the University of Warwick holds an Institutional Silver Award: a national initiative that recognizes the advancement of gender equality, representation, progression and success for all in academia. We are supportive of staff with caring responsibilities including a generous maternity/paternity/adoption/parental leave policy, and onsite childcare facilities. We will consider applications for employment on a part-time or other flexible working basis, even where a position is advertised as full-time, unless there are operational or other objective reasons why it is not possible to do so. JOB DESCRIPTION JOB PURPOSE: You will be employed to work on the Vehicle Electrification Systems Team in collaboration with industry and academic partners. DUTIES: To lead the research and development process for Functional Safety of vehicle electrification across multiple sectors such as automotive, aerospace, marine, rail and off-highway. To provide broad ranging technical leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs for a range of collaborative functional safety projects within vehicle electrification. This includes effective: technical leadership, planning, monitoring, use of resources, training, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets. To work with our academics to identify the challenges and needs faced by industry in order to identify, pursue and successfully secure additional funding. To establish collaborative research activities with partner organisations. To broaden the functional safety network by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners. To prioritise requests from various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of the research programmes and to benefit WMG. To be responsible for process control of the activities occurring in the project workshops and on-road testing, including health and safety, scheduling of activity and training, and to implement quality management protocols and processes related to functional safety. To provide co-supervision of Project Engineers and Research Students to doctoral level to ensure industrial relevance and applicability If you are interested in this exciting Automotive Functional Safety Engineer position, please apply now or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your CV. WMG 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.Interim / Warwickshire
C++ and JS Software Developer Job Type: Permanent Location: Elstree, London Salary £40-£50000 p/a The Role Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on Silixa's 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! 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
Senior RF Engineer Oxford (UK) or Stockholm (SWE) Competitive Salary and Benefits Start Date ASAP Are you a highly experienced RF Engineer who is looking for a new and dynamic challenge? Are you a RaDAR engineer who wants to use your knowledge and experience to develop a brand new product? We are seeking applications for an outstanding RF engineer to join a ground-breaking company who are developing a next-level medical product which could revolutionise diagnostic healthcare and person-centred patient care for the future. At Jonathan Lee Recruitment we are always interested in transferability of skills into new and existing sectors, so you won’t need to have come from a medical device background, you could be currently working in Aerospace, Defence, Communications, Automotive, Marine or Space engineering. The right candidate will be a highly experienced engineer who is passionate in what they do and is fastidious in how they do it. You will be looking for a new challenge, and willing to cross sectors, industries and frontiers to find it. Essential Qualities: Demonstrable experience to senior engineer level Trustworthy Honesty and Integrity Passionate about unlocking the potential of RF technology Strong focus on Antenna Arrays Strong knowledge of RaDAR and RF Detection Passionate about patient-centred care Infectious enthusiasm Disruptive thinkers Whole-project lifecycles (Starter-finisher) Hands-on engineer who is comfortable in simulation and prototyping Have a wide tool-kit of analysis skills and methodologies (and not be afraid to use them) Fastidious and methodical Essential Exposures: RF Modules Printed Antennas Ultra Wide Band RF Vector Analysis RADAR RF circuits and hardware RF Data Analysis 500 Hz – 10 GHz Experienced in RF simulation tools (ANSYS, Matlab) and data analysis Requirement capture and review Validation and Verification What you can expect: A competitive salary Excellent benefits including co-ownership after 3 years Longevity of employment An opportunity to work on a ‘World’s First’ product To work in a company who has a strong vision and clear mission statement To be part of a thinking organisation who make the right engineering decision as opposed to rushing through products to deadlines Next Steps: If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, and would like to know more about our client, please send your CV to email@example.com or call Tim Parkes on 01384 446145 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 / Stockholm
Even in these turbulent and uncertain times, we are seeing a rise in the numbers of roles which are related to production IT infrastructure across all business sectors and demand has not slowed, in spite of the Coronavirus pandemic. IoT and 4IR are continuing to change how manufacturers monitor and continually improve supply and production times and with increased expectation from customers, businesses are having to consider the infrastructure and skills required to manage increasingly more complex data networks. It’s no longer just a fixed closed control system on a production line, peripheral appliances such as printers, coding machines, 3D Printers, PDAs, mobile technology and CAD products need to be integrated into data network systems, cloud domains and IT managed services. GET SMART… Smart factories are definitely the future, but without robust infrastructure and systems architecture, gaining the efficiencies that technology can offer will be impeded. With many companies striving to achieve this, there is a real and urgent need to find people with practical knowledge and experience of digitised or controlled product and material flow. This is driving demand for infrastructure analysts, solutions architects (infrastructure), IT Engineers with IoT or fast transfer data experience, IT support engineers, 3D printer specialists, Server engineers, Amazon Web Services Training (AWS) among others and there are, at present, not enough skills to go around. GET HELP… Businesses therefore need to be creative in how they identify the skills they need, accessing help where it is available. A good example of initiatives that are designed to help manufacturers with this evolution, is the Future of British Manufacturing Initiative (FoBMI), led by engineering design software specialists Autodesk, who are bringing a hands-on approach to helping UK design and manufacturing SMEs break through theory and embrace the digital technologies encompassed within the Internet of Things (IoT). You can find out more about FoBMI here. It’s also really important for businesses to think laterally when trying to access the skills they need, looking at other industries or sectors with complex and established IT infrastructures, for high calibre individuals who have transferable skills and may bring an entirely new perspective. GET CREATIVE… Another area where we are seeing this transferability of skills is in production and warehousing automation, where increasingly Java based languages and protocols are being adopted. Java can be used to automate websites, ERP systems, SAP, and material flow processes for example, but experienced Java Automation Engineers are very rare. We are working with clients who need these skills but have only been considering candidates with directly relevant sector experience, which they consider a prerequisite for success. Our team has successfully worked with these clients to demonstrate that excellent Java developers who have worked on end-to-end software solutions and products for alternative sectors can offer transferable skills and a fresh approach to manufacturing systems development and integration. We can support clients and developers to understand where transferability of skills can exist, and our marketplace knowledge enables us to find the best skills and technical solutions for our clients. Get in touch to find out more. Tim Parkes 01384 446145; firstname.lastname@example.orgTim Parkes
The UK is at the forefront of developing scientific research into new composite materials. This is an important technology that has huge potential for the future of high value manufacturing in the UK. With potential accelerated organic growth in the established composites-using sectors like aerospace, motorsport and renewables, together with the emergence of substantial new markets for composites products in sectors such as automotive, rail, oil and gas, the UK has the opportunity to grow its current £2.3bn composite product market to £12.bn by 2030 (UK Composites). The Government’s Industrial Strategy underpins collaboration between Government (The Department for Business Innovation and Skills, or BIS) and the composites industry to bridge the gap between early research and industrial production – and this is also supported by the world-class National Composites Centre (part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult). However, if a diverse range of sectors are to adopt composites and take advantage of their light/right-weighting properties, low maintenance and significantly reduced through-life costs, a number of barriers need to be overcome. Regulations, codes and standards are often inappropriate for composites, this is because they are both explicitly and implicitly based on named materials, such as steel, and do not permit consideration of composites applications (despite the benefits of the materials in many cases). There is also limited high volume production capability of composites (key for industries such as automotive) and critically, the overarching skills shortage. COMPOSITES SKILLS SHORTAGES There is a chronic skills shortage across all sectors of engineering and manufacturing in the UK – and that certainly applies to composites. Simply put, there are not enough people in the marketplace with the requisite skills. It’s a direct result of a lack of investment in STEM education and vocational training over many years. Some forward-thinking companies have already independently invested in or established links with innovation centres to access training – but it is unlikely this will be enough to keep pace with the needs of industry. While essential for the long-term, manufacturers can ill-afford to wait for these skills to become available - they need ready-made skills in their businesses today to meet the short-term demands the market is placing on them. As an industry we must think creatively: Could the Composites Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship be used to upskill existing or new employees? How can people with transferable skills be encouraged to engage with new technologies? There are signs that things are improving. I am seeing more high-quality candidates coming into the marketplace. We also come across candidates who are typically mid-career and are looking for a new and interesting challenge. However, looking forward, the skills shortage dilemma will continue to prevent progress. INFLUENCING SCHOOL-LEAVERS TO TAKE UP COMPOSITES AND ENGINEERING APPRENTICESHIPS Schools have an important role to play in encouraging young people to take up composites and engineering apprenticeships. There is currently too much focus on academic and classroom learning in schools rather than practical skills and problem solving. For the future of British manufacturing, it’s vital that both avenues are open to young people and that those with good hands-on skills are shown the potential of a career within manufacturing. Industry also needs work closely with Government, industry bodies and education establishments to communicate their future skills requirement and ask the question: How effective higher education engineering courses are at preparing the next generation of skilled engineers. There are still schools where pupils make birdboxes or nightlights when technology means they could be creating something far more advanced and engaging. Building links with schools and introducing teachers and students to both general engineering and the opportunities available within niche areas such as composites is critical. There is tremendous growth and significant change happening in the UK composites industry - it is an exciting place to be right now. I would encourage composite manufacturing firms to have an open approach when it comes to recruitment and welcome you to join the debate! To discuss further, get in touch with me on 01384 446145 or email email@example.com.Tim Parkes