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Why Choose Us?

At Jonathan Lee, our contractors are part of our team.  We find hundreds of assignments across a range of industry sectors, offering you flexibility and choice whether you operate a limited company or through one of our carefully vetted and fully compliant umbrella partners.

We are here to support you through the current Coronavirus outbreak.  Please click here for all the information on how to contact the team

Our robust contractual documentation process clearly defines the relationships and responsibilities of all parties up and down the supply chain. We also operate a strict compliance audit process that protects all parties and meets the legal obligations and requirements of HMRC etc. 

We are aware that regular, flexible and prompt payment is the highest priority when working on contract. We want you to be able to concentrate on your work safe in the knowledge that payment will arrive on time and without issue. Our friendly and professional payroll team has a 100% record on on-time payment, where all documentation is provided in line with the agreed process.


Payment

When you contact us about a role, we always try to be transparent about the rate on offer to you.  We understand that being paid on-time for services provided is often the most important factor when choosing a recruitment partner and we have set up our processes, with our in-house dedicated accounts and payroll team to run regular payment schedules to ensure that all of our contractors are paid on time, every time. Our automated on-line timesheet processing software provides a secure and efficient way of processing and authorising timesheets allowing us the time to quickly turnaround BACS payments to our contractors.


For more information about our payment process, timesheet portal user guides and to download pay schedules click here.



Contractor Insurance 

At Jonathan Lee, we take our responsibilities for compliance, risk mitigation and the ongoing welfare of our contractors very seriously. Now, more than ever before, contractors need to ensure that they, and their companies are fully protected against the risk of legal action or claim.
For more information on about contractor insurance and Kingsbridge Contractor insurance click here.



Umbrella Partners

We take our responsibilities for compliance, risk mitigation and the ongoing welfare of our contractors very seriously. We follow a detailed due diligence process to ensure that our partners take the same approach, offering excellent service and ensuring full compliance to the complex legislation in the contract / freelance sector.


We view our partners as an extension of our services, in place to provide expertise, guidance and support to ensure that our contractors have the peace of mind to be able to concentrate on delivering the services required.  We have three partners selected for umbrella services; Liberty Bishop, Danbro and Champion. For more information about our partners click here


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CANDIDATE CHARTER

Our candidates are extremely important to us at Jonathan Lee Recruitment and we are committed to engaging positively with you throughout the recruitment process.

What you, as a candidate, can expect from us: 
  • We will give you the respect you deserve, engaging in dialogue that is open and honest to build mutual trust.
  • We will not forward your details to a client unless we have permission from you to do so.
  • We will set clear expectations, explaining the recruitment process to you.
  • We will tell you the truth, even if it is not what you want to hear.
  • We will be accessible via telephone, email and in person.
  • We will reply promptly to all applications, aiming to respond within seven days of application.
  • We will provide feedback from clients as soon as possible. If there is a delay in receiving feedback from clients, we will keep you informed.
  • We will treat all candidates as future clients, keeping in touch post placement and forging ongoing future relationships.
  • Under the new GDPR regulations, we will delete your personal data within 6 months following the second anniversary of our last meaningful contact with you. A link to our GDPR policy can be found at: www.jonlee.co.uk/legal/privacy-policy.
  • You will have the option to have your details removed from our system at any time if you request to do so. 

What we would expect from you, as a candidate:
  • Keep us up to date regarding your personal circumstances including updated CV, contact and location details.
  • To attend interviews arranged by us on behalf of clients or if unable to attend, let us know as soon as is conveniently possible.
  • Provide feedback throughout the recruitment process even if you think it’s something we won’t want to hear.


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We also offer a referral scheme to reward you for any top-quality candidates you send our way.​

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Health & Safety Engineer - Germany

Health & Safety Engineer 6 Month Contract Germany Automotive Manufacturing We are working with an automation company operating across the globe in to acquire a Health & Safety Engineer to work in Germany overseeing the health and safety aspects of a new line installation. It’s a role that will largely be stand-alone based at the company’s customer site near Berlin. We are looking for the following for this Health & Safety Engineer position: High level of German speaking and written ability who has experience of local Health and Safety legislation Demonstrated experience of automotive Health and Safety at a customer’s site which includes risk assessments Able to coordinate on-site staff in Health & Safety practices and offer advice and guidance for the companies employees Suitable engineering qualifications/education This is an initial 6 month contract as a Health & Safety Engineer to commence in August/September in Germany; the company are offering the following: Good contract rate Day hours Paid overtime (it could be that the working week may be 6 days on occasion so please be aware of this) We are looking for a local person in Germany for this Health & Safety Engineer role. If you are interested in learning more about this role, please get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee. 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.

Contract / Berlin

Project Manager - BIW/Closures

Project Manager – BIW/Closures Contract Position (6 months initial duration) Based in Germany (near Berlin) Automotive/Automation Company We have a very exciting opportunity for a Project Manager to work for in Germany on behalf or a leading automotive/automation provider; the role is based in near Berlin working near the manufacturing site of their client overseeing installation of automated lines. We are looking for the following for this Project Manager role: High level of German written and language skills Experience in a Project Management role which include delivery of either BIW or closure projects (OEM/tiered supplier) individually Appropriate education in Engineering Able to work with the OEM reporting on the status of the project (this is heavily OEM facing) Experience within an automation installation company would be very advantageous We are looking for a local person in Germany to fill this position and the company are looking to offer the following for this Project Manager Role: Very good contract rate 6 months initial contract duration Accommodation paid for in Poland (potentially travel to and from site also) Project start date at present is August 2020 Please get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee for more 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 Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Berlin

Programme Co-ordinator

Contract Programme Co-ordinator Rates to £21 per hour Peterborough Engineering Long term contract opportunity for a project management professional to support the Global Programme Management UK team; providing general facilitation support and having the opportunity to have direct project management accountability for a limited portfolio of smaller projects. You must be committed to delivering programs on-time and within budget by improving the effectiveness of project teams through the application of professionally recognised program and project management methods, techniques and tools. Key desires for this Programme Co-ordinator role include; Solid project management office experience, delivering planning, resource, and financial support to experienced Project Managers. Experience of project management software (MS Project). Prince 2/PMP or equivalent qualification. Essentials for the role include; A relevant professional qualification of relevance or equivalent experience within the project management field. Strong interpersonal skills including excellent communication skills, strong meeting facilitation skills and the ability to work well in a team environment. Familiarity with MS Office (Excel/Word/Powerpoint), Adobe Acrobat, and Web Publishing tools. Core duties for this Programme Co-ordinator role will include; Offer support to the Project / Programme Managers in planning, project control, resource loading, finance and risk management. Providing facilitation for smaller project teams and provide support to control meetings. May lead chartering/planning sessions for smaller projects. May assist Project Managers with larger, more complex, chartering and/or planning sessions. Capturing and analyzing project information including schedule updates (e.g. critical path, resource histograms, costs). Work with project team members to resolve logic errors, help explain changes due to updates, and update plan(s) according to actions taken by the project team to resolve schedule problems. Creating report packages for communicating project status to key stakeholders. Creating detailed work plans within MSP, duration based activities, resource forecasts and scope. If keen to learn more about this Programme Co-ordinator role please contact Grant Nisbet (grant.nisbet@jonlee.co.uk) for further details 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.

Contract / Peterborough

CNC Trainer - FeatureCAM/Mazatrol

CNC Trainer - FeatureCAM/Mazatrol Contract Rates Peterborough Off Highway Manufacturing This is a 3 month initial contract for an OEM based in Peterborough to train a couple of staff members in FeatureCAM and/or Mazatrol. The company have a new 5 axis Mazak and are looking for a CNC Trainer to train their staff in the programming aspect. You'll be performing the following in this CNC Trainer Role: Training staff members to program offline using FeatureCAM and online with Mazatrol Running through an program issues before production (generally small batch work) Being a point of liaison for questions/queries relating to the new 5 axis Mazak machine The CNC Trainer Will be on days and would require working at the site in Peterborough for all of the week; the company are offering the following: Good hourly rate Paid overtime 3 month initial contract although the company suggests it could more than likely be 6 month Options to work as a LTD/Umbrella Company or PAYE basis We have only 3 slots to send CV's and the closing date is 27 th July; if this is of interest please apply now or contact Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. 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.

Contract / Peterborough

Category Buyer Non Production - 36658

Title: Capital Equipment / Non Production Category Buyer (36658) Position Description: 2 Experienced Category Buyers are required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. The roles will be leading the procurement of specified categories within the Capital Equipment team in Non-Production Purchasing (NPP). The roles have a dual aspect in that it will be responsible for i) the establishment of service and raw material contracts in support of the expansion of a Manufacturing Engineering Workshop/Toolroom ii) responsible for the delivery of projects across multiple plants and vehicle programs. The position has an interface with a variety of functions, such as Manufacturing Engineering Workshop (MEW), Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Vehicle Programmes and Finance. As Capital Equipment Category Buyer, the role involves robust sourcing in-line with the Non-Production Purchasing 8-Step Category Management Process and will be primarily focused on sourcing, contract negotiation and contract implementation and management. This role is fundamental in supporting key stakeholder ME and their 'New Endings' vision. The aim is for ME to become more self-sufficient and bring in-house design, manufacture, installation and commissioning responsibility. Personal Profile Requirements: The ideal candidates will have previous experience in a manufacturing environment, with technical understanding of component cost drivers You will be results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Have the ability to combine a short term, pragmatic focus with longer term planning Be resilient, energetic and enthusiastic, able to deliver results under pressure, whilst responding constructively to challenging new ideas and inputs Skills Required: A level of technical experience in the manufacturing environment, preferably Automotive Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Experience Required: An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs Previous experience in a procurement role in a manufacturing environment Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Contract Management experience Understand category management principles Strategic thinking Global business understanding and experience Degree and relevant professional qualifications are required. To apply for these roles please contact Rachel Meacham. 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.

Contract / Coventry

Indirect Non-Production Buyer MRO - 36657

2 Indirect Non-Production Buyers for MRO (36657) are required to join an automotive OEM based in Whitley. Position Description: Overall responsibility and leadership for all Purchasing activities within specified sub categories within the sphere of Maintenance, Repair and Operations (MRO); The position will interface with internal stakeholders primarily Manufacturing Engineering (ME), Finance and Legal and external stakeholders primarily suppliers and industry forums Responsible for internal stakeholder alignment on requirements and sourcing approach and strategy, supplier negotiations; validating value for money; on-boarding new suppliers; and leading supplier interaction throughout the sourcing process; Responsible for researching the relevant markets; to be the SME with reference to the categories; Responsible for applying the appropriate due diligence, cost analytic tools and benchmarking to ensure best value for money; Responsible for supporting the MRO Category Buyer in strategy development [Strategic Category Plan (SCP)] for Electrical and Mechanical sub categories and deployment to deliver company cost and quality targets through sourcing. Skills Required: A level of experience in the procurement of MRO and or Catalogue Buying Experience in negotiating supplier contracts (pricing and terms and conditions) and strong stakeholder/supplier management An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Experience Required: An individual who is results driven, demonstrates, tenacity, drive and perseverance, with the ability to deliver in a complex, highly demanding environment. Flexibility and agility to be able to adjust to changing business needs Previous experience in a procurement role in MRO and/or high-volume commodities (indirect) Relationship management - supplier and stakeholder Commercial Awareness and negotiation skills An understanding of key cost-drivers, ability to analyse cost and use benchmarking data to ensure value for money Contract Management experience Understand category management principles Strategic thinking Global business understanding and experience Degree qualified and relevant professional qualification is required. To apply for this position please contact Rachel Meacham. 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.

Contract / Coventry

Product Analyst Team Leader, FTSE 100 Online Company, London

Product Analyst Stevenage 6 Month Contract (£20 per hour) Automotive This is a contract opportunity for an experienced Product Analyst Working for an OEM near Stevenage; it's just shy of 6 months in duration and a start date towards the end of August. You'll be working in an established team with principal responsibilities being supporting orders for new vehicles through data and timeline management. We are looking for the following for this Product Analyst Role: Experience in a similar analyst position which includes the checking of information from other departments Liaising with other teams to produce accurate data Very high proficiency with Excel Experience with in-house systems to include GEMS, VISTA or CTM would be very advantageous The Product Analyst Is working on-site and an initial 6 months contract duration; the company are offering the following: Hourly rate circa £20 per hour Paid overtime Potential continuation after initial contract length If this Product Analyst role is of interest, then please apply now or get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee. 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.

Contract / Basildon

Multi Skilled Maintenance Engineer

Site Multi-Skilled Maintenance Engineer Location: Greater Manchester Hourly Rate: Negotiable Shift Pattern: Monday- Thursday (07.45am – 17.00pm) Friday (07:45 – 15:30pm) Temporary (On Going) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced multi skilled maintenance engineer to work at our client’s facility in Greater Manchester, the role will be responsible for all aspects of breakdowns both mechanical and electrical and will work closely with the Maintenance Manager on maintenance projects. Duties Include: Reacting to breakdowns (both mechanical and electrical), locating the fault, analysing and completing the fix in a timely manner to keep operation downtime to a minimum. Ensure availability of all plant and equipment for factory requirements and adhere to high standards of housekeeping and health & safety at all times. Working closely with other departments to find ways to increase machine reliability on existing equipment and identify enhancements and improvements to the running of the production. Working and communicating with on-site contractors. Helping to develop and maintain the PPM system. In addition, you will be involved in engineering projects within the business to develop effective installation and commissioning of new equipment. Required Education, Skills and Qualifications What do we need from you? A formal qualification in an electrical or mechanical engineering subject (apprentice served NVQ, HNC/D) Experience working on CNC lasers, Waterjets and Bandsaws. Experience of both reactive and preventative maintenance. Knowledge/experience of working with controls analysing faults and providing solutions. Ideal candidate will also possess a 17th or 18th Edition Electrical Engineering qualification. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or 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. 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.

Contract / Manchester

Powertrain Emissions Performance Engineer

Job title: Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer Salary Range: £32.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Location: Coventry, Warwickshire 2 month rolling contract working for a leading automotive manufacturing business A Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer is required to support the powertrain strategy to deliver conventional/ hybrid / electrification powertrains and related technology into passenger/commercial vehicles. The powertrain performance and emissions engineer will be responsible for carrying out performance and emissions related activities to either optimize existing powertrain technologies or implement new technologies with a view to maximise fuel economy and reduce emissions. Candidates with diesel turbo chargers/injectors and Boost or/and Wave tools knowledge would be well received. Due to new projects and workload this client based in Coventry requires an experienced, dynamic, leading Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer to undergo a 2-month rolling contract role. As a Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer, you will be required to: Responsible for carrying out performance related activities to either optimize existing powertrain technologies or implement new technologies with a view to maximise fuel economy, reduce emissions. Responsible for hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems) Performing analysis (PT systems performance) and reporting on test results / data. Responsible for detailed test data analysis for engine performance and emissions, investigation and reports summarising failure root causes and improvements. Lead performance simulations for concept evaluation, turbocharger matching, and cam profile development, after-treatment development. Ability to direct studies on combustion, air path and after-treatment system. Deliver technology assessments to maximize performance and minimise emissions on mule vehicles either on road or wind tunnel's (CWT, FSWT, FE, Emissions testing). The Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Specific experience within engine performance and emissions development. Hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems) Experience of on road, test bed assessments, CWT/ FSWT/Emissions testing, performance analysis and reporting Understanding of exhaust after treatment performance. Understanding and experience of DoE and emissions testing. Good knowledge of combustion engine fundamentals. General powertrain understanding and appreciation for thermodynamics principals Degree Qualified - Desirable Working towards Chartered status or already chartered - Desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of emissions with turbo chargers or injectors as a Powertrain Performance Engineer. In return for your experience, this Coventry business will offer you: 2 month rolling contract position £32.00 per hour 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Powertrain Performance emission engineering apply now. If you have any questions about the Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer role, please contact Matt Johnson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446116 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.

Contract / Coventry
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