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Tom Duckett

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Tom specialises in sourcing and placing development, design and engineering professionals in the aerospace, defence & security industries.

Having spent 12 years recruiting in a variety of highly technical markets, Tom is adept at finding talented people for the most challenging positions.

Tom has delivered high volume international projects in the UK, South Africa, Australia, Poland and the Middle East. This experience has provided him with in-depth knowledge of the global recruitment market, allowing him to deliver skilled and experienced talent worldwide.

Tom takes a focused and pragmatic approach to deliver a service tailored to the needs of both candidates and clients, utilising the best and relevant recruitment sourcing tools available.

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Electronics Design Engineer

An Electronics Design Engineer is required to join the Hardware Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Aerospace Technology company that specialise in high-performance sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. The Electronics Design Engineer will have technical expertise in the design of digital, analogue or power electronic systems and subsystems in Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Electronics Design Engineer- Key Responsibilities Circuit Analysis. Hardware prototyping and test. Concept and detailed design of analogue electronic circuits for use in aeronautical actuation systems. Management of external subcontractors and their input. Production test procedure specification. Production test failure support. Component obsolescence support. Root-Cause and Corrective Action investigations. Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronics Design Engineer Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent (preferred 2.1 or higher) Significant Electronics design experience within Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Expertise in digital, analogue or power electronics. Experience of either SPICE modelling, SABER or VHDL A good knowledge of FMEA Tolerance and Stress analysis skills A preference will be given to candidates that have experience in one or more of the following areas: PCB Layout Motor Controls Electromagnetic Interference filtering and protection Matlab & Simulink FPGA This is an excellent opportunity an electronics specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this West Midlands based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme. Early finish on a Friday. Competitive salary and benefits package. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Electronics Design Engineer please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Wolverhampton, West Midlands

Senior Firmware Engineer

A Senior Firmware engineer is required to join a specialist defence and aerospace team within an innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems. The Senior Firmware Engineer will be providing innovative solutions that meet the environmental and operational requirements of high reliability environments. Senior Firmware Engineer - Key Responsibilities The Design and implementation of embedded software. Design, develop, code, test and debug system software incl. review of code and designs Modification to legacy platforms and Integration and validation of new products Liaison with hardware design teams as needed. Act as a senior team member assisting in project management and team leadership. Technical Skills and Experience required for Senior Firmware Engineer Degree in Software Engineering, Computer Science or related subject Significant experience in firmware design & development through the entire lifecycle using embedded C. Proficient in the working towards strict industry standard protocols and guidelines related to safety critical systems in defence, military communications or aerospace. This is an excellent opportunity a software and firmware specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances) Competitive basic salary **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered We are specialists in Aerospace, Defence and Aviation jobs. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Firmware Engineer or are interested in Defence Engineering jobs then contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

Lead Mechanical Engineer

A Lead Design Engineer is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise in complex electronics for safety critical environments. The successful Lead Design Engineer will Lead and support projects from initial enquiry conducting design, development and prototyping of complex electro-mechanical systems for specialised precision engineering applications and will work in line with all applicable legislation and company directives. The Lead Design Engineer will support the Production and Sales teams as products progress through all stages of the development and production process life-cycle. Lead Design Engineer - Key Responsibilities To provide the external/internal customers with a reliable technical point of contact. Generate innovative product design solutions to comply with budgetary targets. Manage projects simultaneously throughout all stages of the engineering lifecycle Create, manage and publish design/project documentation & BOM's Produce professional project and test reports and Produce project time plans Provide project & design leadership to projects being conducted by Design Engineers. Prepare concept designs, product costings and technical response documents. Support Sales with bid activities and proposals to customers. Develop design specifications in line with NPI's and customer requirements. Liaise with suppliers and customers, negotiate costs and materials. Establish lead times and maintain quality standards. Carry out Continuous Improvement activities within the business Technical Skills and Experience required for the Lead Design Engineer Degree qualified, preferably 2:1 or higher, in relevant engineering or design discipline. Experience designing using 3D and 2D CAD tools, Solidworks & AutoCAD. Strong understanding of modern design practices and manufacturing processes. Experience in working in a regulated industry and handling sensitive info up to UK Secret. Effective communication skills and understanding of quality standards and systems. Be concise and commercially aware and make key decisions to ensure deadlines are met. Knowledge and understanding of UK & US Military EMC and Environmental Test Standards Occasional Travel to Customers may be required **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered**

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Power Electronics Engineer

A Power Electronics Design Engineer with a strong understanding of the concept and design of power electronic circuits is required to join a leader in the supply of technologically advanced aerospace and defence products specialising in design, manufacture, service systems and components. The Power Electronics Design Engineer will be responsible for the design of power electronics circuits for use in aeronautical actuation systems whilst producing high quality technical reports and specifications. A focus will also be placed upon the review and management of external contractor designs to ensure quality and continuity. For the role of Power Electronics Design Engineer you must have the following: Electronics Engineering Degree or equivalent Experience of design experience within military, aerospace, automotive, nuclear or other safety related industries Strong technical report writing and communication skills Power Bridge and driver design SABER or SPICE modelling Schematic capture (Altium) Ability to assume task ownership and drive for results Satisfy requirements to achieve military security clearance ***The Salary is highly competitive, please enquire for further details*** Interviews for the Power Electronics Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible.

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Engineering Manager

An Engineering Manager is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to lead product development, providing innovative solutions, team leadership and act as Design Authority on behalf of the Company Responsibilities of the Engineering Manager will include the following: Responsible for delivering Design and Development programs to specification and to agreed schedules. To lead the Engineering team, setting and achieving challenging targets related to cost, quality and timescales. Maintain, deliver and develop key performance indicators and metrics for the Engineering dept. Provide technical proposals in response to new opportunities. Contribute to planning and tactical implementation of the strategic business plans to maximise value creation. To support business development and sales in promoting the company, products and services and have contact with the customer base as required. The Engineering Manager should have the following skills or experience: Engineering/Technical based degree ideally within electronics or a related subject. Significant experience in leadership and management from an engineering background. Experienced in design strategies to minimise EMC/EMI emanations from Electronic equipment. Good working knowledge of RF and Electronic products. Commercially aware with an ability to interface credibly and proactively with customers and internal teams. This is an excellent opportunity for an Engineering Manager with knowledge of electronics manufacturing to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Gloucester based company will offer you: Competitive salary package Non-standard pension scheme Optional health benefits Interviews for the Engineering Manager will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Engineering Manager position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Electronic Systems Engineer

A Systems Engineer is required to join the Hardware Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative aerospace technology company that specialise in high-performance sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. The Systems Engineer will have technical expertise in the development of digital, analogue or power electronic systems and subsystems in Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. As a Systems Engineer your responsibilities will include: Development and Qualification of Avionics systems as per DO-254, DO-160. Developing hardware, using microprocessor and FPGA architecture, from concept to qualification. Participating in preparing for and supporting audits for Complex Hardware (DO254) Verification and Validation procedures. The Systems Engineer should have the following skills/experience: Basic programming skills in C Expertise in electronics systems engineering, working with digital signal processors (DSP) / debuggers, emulators, oscilloscopes and RF devices. Software and Hardware experience in a safety critical sector. Good knowledge of real-time embedded systems. Experience with requirements management, configuration management and problem reporting tools. Interviews for the Systems Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in this role then please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly.

Permanent / Bristol, England

Hardware Engineer

A Hardware Engineer is required to join the electronics design team within a market leading, innovative Aerospace Technology company that specialise in high-performance sensing, monitoring, power and motion systems. The Hardware Engineer will have technical expertise in the design of digital, analogue or power electronic systems and subsystems in Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Hardware Engineer- Key Responsibilities Circuit Analysis. Hardware prototyping and test. Concept and detailed design of analogue electronic circuits for use in aeronautical actuation systems. Management of external subcontractors and their input. Production test procedure specification. Production test failure support. Component obsolescence support. Root-Cause and Corrective Action investigations. Technical Skills and Experience required for Hardware Engineer Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent (preferred 2.1 or higher) Significant Electronics design experience within Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Expertise in digital, analogue or power electronics. Experience of either SPICE modelling, SABER or VHDL A good knowledge of FMEA Tolerance and Stress analysis skills A preference will be given to candidates that have experience in one or more of the following areas: PCB Layout Motor Controls Electromagnetic Interference filtering and protection Matlab & Simulink FPGA This is an excellent opportunity an electronics specialist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Bristol based company will offer you: Non-standard pension scheme. Early finish on a Friday. Competitive salary and benefits package. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Electronics Design Engineer please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Bristol, England

Electronic Controls Engineer

An Electronic Controls Engineer is required to join the hardware systems team within an innovative company that specialise in high-performance cross sector custom vehicles. The Electronic Controls Engineer will have technical expertise in vehicle electrical architecture and implementation of hardware into vehicles using CAN communication. Electronic Controls Engineer - Key Responsibilities Creating Simulink vehicle control strategies that fulfil internal and customer defined requirements Planning the implementation of software features and releases to meet business vehicle development targets Working with electrical and mechanical engineers to improve vehicle value through new features and cost savings Defining and developing bench and vehicle test strategies to fulfil race vehicle safety and reliability targets Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronic Controls Engineer A graduate or post-graduate of an engineering related discipline with at least 5 years relevant industry experience. Have developed auto-generated code from Simulink/Stateflow using Embedded Coder for a real-time control application (3 years) Used CANalyzer to capture vehicle test data to identify and solve interaction problems between various control units Have an appreciation of CAN based calibration protocols such CCP/XCP and vehicle diagnostics such as OBD-II / UDS Used configuration management tools such as GIT/SVN Used to using schematics & wiring diagrams to understand vehicle operation and have knowledge of vehicle sensors and actuators Be familiar with a variety of vehicle ECUs (JLR/Bosch etc) including powertrain and body controllers This is an excellent opportunity to work on exciting projects with the chance to support international rally campaigns in Europe, Africa and beyond. If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Electronic Controls Engineer, please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Belper, Derbyshire

Electronics Test Technician

A Test Technician is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the test of high-tech RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Test Technician will include the following: Align and test microwave products. Record results precise results accurately. Fault finding, soldering and component level test and repair. Work using a microscope to pinpoint issues. The Test Technician should have the following skills or experience: Have experience of fault finding at a component level. Experience in alignment and test of electronic assemblies. Hold a HNC or equivalent in electronics or similar relevant subject. Excellent communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of electronic test to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Milton Keynes based company will offer you: Competitive annual salary and development plan. Competitive non-standard pension scheme Early Finish on a Friday Interviews for the Test Technician will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Test Technician position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Electronics Design Engineer

An Electronics Design Engineer is required to join a market leading Innovative defence and aerospace technology company that specialise in high-performance RF, microwave & microelectronic solutions. The Electronics Design Engineer will develop and implement safety critical solutions to meet programme requirements across the whole development life-cycle in accordance with customer requirements, legislation, human factors and business needs. The Electronics Design Engineer will have technical expertise in the design of Electronic systems and subsystems in Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. Electronics Design Engineer- Key Responsibilities - Creation of FPGA designs using VHDL. - Work with the software engineering department to ensure products meet the customer specification. - Design of logic circuits and digital state machine - Using CadStar to capture schematics. - Design of analogue components. Technical Skills and Experience required for Electronics Design Engineer - Bachelor's degree in Electronic Engineering or equivalent (preferred 2.1 or higher) - Significant hardware design life cycle experience within Military, Defence, Aerospace or high integrity, safety critical industries. - Knowledge of RTL in VHDL using Altera or Xilinx IDE environments. - Experienced in high speed digital and mixed signal circuit design. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Electronics Quality Inspector

We have an immediate start opportunity for a Quality Inspector for an established electronics company based in Milton Keynes; the Quality Inspector will be responsible for the inspection of electronic components (either in-house manufacturing or external) which also includes goods inwards. Responsibilities will include: Inspection of a variety of components including electronic assemblies, mechanical and electronic parts and wiring. Feedback to manufacturing operations on any non conformance. Adhere to company inspection processes at all times. The company are looking for the following for the Quality Inspector position: Experienced in a similar role within a manufacturing environment; electronic or electrical components or assembly. Able to work in a team environment to very specific quality standards The Quality Inspector is an immediate start so and the company are offering the following: Good basic salary Day shift which includes an early finish on a Friday Benefits package Ongoing training and career opportunities If these Quality Inspector role is of interest please apply or get in touch with Tom Duckett of Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Electronics Production Operator

A Production Operator is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the production and assembly of high-tec RF and microwave components. Responsibilities of the Production Operator will include the following: Assembly of electronic devices using a range of manufacturing tools and equipment, some under high magnification. Involvement in Lean Six Sigma activities / initiatives. Using wire bonding, thermo-coupling and electronics assembly techniques and tools. Reviewing tooling effectiveness and reporting defects. The Production Operator should have the following skills or experience: Have experience of electronics component assembly. Experience in wire bonding. Experience using Pick and Place. Excellent communication skills. Interviews for the Production Operator will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Production Operator position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Software and Infrastructure Developer

Aerospace & Defence - Permanent - Software Developer - Attractive A Software and Infrastructure Developer is required to join a specialist cyber security and computer science team within an innovative electronics technology company that specialise in high-performance control systems for the Aerospace and Defence Industry. The Software and Infrastructure Developer will likely be from a IT infrastructure, computer science or software development background and will be developing services to detect, manage and prevent security breaches. Software and Infrastructure Developer - Key Responsibilities Design, develop and maintain a suite of in-house software applications, agents and scripts Troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve issues across a broad range of technologies. Develop cyber defence incident management systems. Be involved of all stages of the project cycle from conceptualisation through to deployment and test. Technical Skills and Experience required for Software and Infrastructure Developer Degree in software engineering, Computer Science or related subject Experience in software coding through the entire lifecycle using C#, C++ or Java. Experience in database (big-data) and technologies (Microsoft Exchange, AMQP). Complex system design and monitoring including hardware, networks and applications. This is an excellent opportunity for a software technologist to develop your career and work in a highly technical environment. In return for your experience, this Gloucestershire based company will offer you: Flexible benefits scheme. Relocation allowance (dependent on circumstances). Competitive basic salary. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of Software and Infrastructure Developer then contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Direct line 01384 446102.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England