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Jonathan Lee Recruitment's Aviation division offers clients an unrivalled level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment for airports, aviation services (rotary and fixed wing), aircraft (civil, commercial and defence), the airline industry (commercial and civil) and fleet operators across disciplines including:

Aviation Flight Safety – Ground Staff - Airport Staff - Airport Security – MRO – Airworthiness  

As many of our highly-experienced aviation consultants come from relevant sector backgrounds including civil aviation, aerospace and defence, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and positive attributes required across roles at all levels (blue and white collar). With clients ranging from prestigious global aviation industry brands through to SMEs supporting a range of aftermarket services we identify and attract the best talent to meet the demands of your business.

Affiliated to RAeS. Midlands Aerospace Alliance, WEAF and NWAA. Industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited.

Contact Neil Cayley for more information. 


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Optical Design Engineer

Job title: Optical Designer Location: Commutable from Liverpool, Chester, Runcorn, Warrington, Crewe, Wrexham, Rhyl, Llandudno. Hours of Work 36 hours Type of Contract: Permanent Jonathan Lee has engaged with a key client and a world leading Optronic Solutions manufacturer based in North Wales. As an Optical specialist, my client support applications for the Aerospace & Defence industry sectors for air, land and water systems. Due to an increase in business and new projects, my client is seeking an Optical Designer or Optical Design Engineer for a permanent position. This is an exciting new opportunity to join a leading advanced technology business who are renowned for exceptional reputation and highest standards of business integrity, customer service, product quality and innovation. As the Optical Designer you will join a strong engineering team and will be responsible for the design of optical solutions in-line with business requirements. Job Outline: My client is seeking a high caliber candidate who is highly motivated, creative and versatile. The Optical Designer or Optical Design Engineer will be responsible for the design of complex optical systems that will maintain the company position as the leader in the design and manufacture of advanced optical systems. Personal Specification: It is essential that all candidates have the following: An education to at least first degree level, preferably in Physics / Optical Engineering A technical background with strong analytical skills The ability to work with and support the business group and other engineering functions Strong attention to detail and good inter-personal skills Experience of Microsoft Office e.g. Word, Excel and PowerPoint An ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: A detailed knowledge of complex optical imaging systems The ability to develop original and innovative optical solutions Fundamental coding skills to programme customised design and analysis scripts Experience of working within dynamic project teams and using structured problem solving techniques Experience of leading all aspects of the Optical Design activity within a multifunctional team The ability to liaise with customers and suppliers on product specifications / performance matters The ability to provide training and instruction, where appropriate, to other Optical Designers Familiarity with range performance modelling software (e.g. NV-IPM, TRM4) Key Responsibilities: The main duties with this position will include: Being involved in all stages of the design process: Defining target specifications with the customer Development of concepts, detailed design and analysis Generating optical design data for manufacture Providing technical support to the manufacturing, assembly and test processes Use of optical design and analysis software tools (eg. CODEV, ZEMAX, FRED) Producing design study reports and contributing technical inputs to proposals Sound interesting? Please contact Daniel Warby at Jonathan Lee Recruitment for more information and apply! 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 / Cheshire

NDT Inspection Technician

Non-Destructive Inspection Technician for Saudi Arabia required Job title: NDT Inspection Technician- Aircraft Salary Range: Approx. £48k tax free including leave allowance + £6250 annual bonus Location: Saudi Arabia NDT Technician required working with the Tornado airframe. Due to a long-term mission to train Saudi Nationals on this platform, our client is looking for experienced and enthusiastic technicians for a minimum of 2 years employment in Saudi Arabia. As an NDT Technician on Tornado, you will be required to: Perform Non-Destructive Test Inspections to include DP, MP, UT, RT and EC. Responsible for mentoring and training Royal Saudi Air Force employees. The testing of material, parts, pressurised systems and components. Carry out Bonding Tests. Maintenance of NDT test and oils equipment. The NDT Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Qualified to Level 2 in either EN4179, ASNT or PCN in a range of the following disciplines: Radiography Ultrasonic Eddy Current Magnetic Particle Penetrant Inspection Knowledge of working to strict regulations, technical orders, manuals or procedures. Experienced carrying out NDT functions within a bay environment. Must be able to work well within a team. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone who is in the process of leaving the forces, or who has already left, to take the next step in their career. We pride ourselves on supporting forces leavers through resettlement and this is a once in a life time opportunity. In return, we are offering an excellent benefits package including: Tax free salary Rent free accommodation- fully furnished apartments Free location for your family Free education for your children Quarterly bonus for leave Annual bonus after 24 months service If you have the skills that are required, we strongly recommend gaining the experience in Saudi Arabia even If you chose to only complete the first 2 years and not renew your employment. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have NDT experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the NDT vacancy, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114 or e-mail neil.cayley@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 / England

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer - London - Attractive - Permanent - Maritime and Defence Multiple Systems Engineers are required to join a global company that specialises in Systems for the commercial and defence maritime industry. Their products include Navigation Systems, Radars Systems, Steering Systems, and Control Systems. The Systems Engineer is required to provide systems engineering support for Platform Management Systems in the UK Defence Sector. The Systems Engineer duties may include, but is not limited to, Obsolescence Management, Configuration Management, Technical Advice, Defect Investigation and Resolution, Safety and Risk Management. Systems Engineer - Key Responsibilities Conduct/lead all systems engineering activities including requirements management Verification testing and design assurance activities. Produce/review project technical documentation to project schedule. Prepare for and deliver key design reviews in accordance with the programme schedule. Technical management of suppliers, ensuring requirements and design baselines are maintained. Reviewing and challenging technical documentation received from Customer and suppliers. Support/Lead reviews with the Customer and key suppliers. Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved in the programme. Ensure all responsibilities are delivered in accordance with Company Standards of and contractual processes. Background Required for Systems Engineer Working on systems engineering activities on a programme. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in requirements management. Systems requirements management, definition, design, integration, acceptance and analysis. Defence, maritime, aerospace, or a similarly regulated industrial sector. Experience with safety critical projects. Experience in a similar role supporting UK Defence Sector customers. Skills and Qualifications Required for the Systems Engineer Degree-qualified in a relevant engineering / technical subject. Previous experience within a system's engineering role. Knowledge of System Engineering models and techniques. Able to work with people effectively at all levels, using well-developed influencing skills. Good communication skills and able to use logical and creative thinking to solve problems. Strong IT skills, specifically with MS Office products. Desirable Experience for the Systems Engineer Knowledge of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS or similar) Knowledge of marine electronic equipment and/or the marine environment Knowledge of marine navigation specific standards Familiar with military environmental standards Knowledge and experience of safety critical systems Experience of conducting EMC/Vibration/Shock qualification testing with external test houses Chartered Systems Engineering Professional is desirable The successful Systems Engineer will receive a competitive basic salary, a very good benefits package, a great work life balance, a good pension scheme and investment in your future, your career and professional development. **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry and the products involved** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Systems Engineer, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or E-mail neil.cayley@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 / London

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineer - London - Attractive - Permanent - Maritime and Defence Multiple Systems Engineers are required to join a global company that specialises in Systems for the commercial and defence maritime industry. Their products include Navigation Systems, Radars Systems, Steering Systems, and Control Systems. The Systems Engineer is required to provide systems engineering support for Platform Management Systems in the UK Defence Sector. The Systems Engineer duties may include, but is not limited to, Obsolescence Management, Configuration Management, Technical Advice, Defect Investigation and Resolution, Safety and Risk Management. Systems Engineer - Key Responsibilities Conduct/lead all systems engineering activities including requirements management Verification testing and design assurance activities. Produce/review project technical documentation to project schedule. Prepare for and deliver key design reviews in accordance with the programme schedule. Technical management of suppliers, ensuring requirements and design baselines are maintained. Reviewing and challenging technical documentation received from Customer and suppliers. Support/Lead reviews with the Customer and key suppliers. Ensuring adequate integration with other engineering functions involved in the programme. Ensure all responsibilities are delivered in accordance with Company Standards of and contractual processes. Background Required for Systems Engineer Working on systems engineering activities on a programme. Demonstrable knowledge and experience in requirements management. Systems requirements management, definition, design, integration, acceptance and analysis. Defence, maritime, aerospace, or a similarly regulated industrial sector. Experience with safety critical projects. Experience in a similar role supporting UK Defence Sector customers. Skills and Qualifications Required for the Systems Engineer Degree-qualified in a relevant engineering / technical subject. Previous experience within a system's engineering role. Knowledge of System Engineering models and techniques. Able to work with people effectively at all levels, using well-developed influencing skills. Good communication skills and able to use logical and creative thinking to solve problems. Strong IT skills, specifically with MS Office products. Desirable Experience for the Systems Engineer Knowledge of requirements management tools (e.g. DOORS or similar) Knowledge of marine electronic equipment and/or the marine environment Knowledge of marine navigation specific standards Familiar with military environmental standards Knowledge and experience of safety critical systems Experience of conducting EMC/Vibration/Shock qualification testing with external test houses Chartered Systems Engineering Professional is desirable The successful Systems Engineer will receive a competitive basic salary, a very good benefits package, a great work life balance, a good pension scheme and investment in your future, your career and professional development. **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry and the products involved** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Systems Engineer, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or E-mail neil.cayley@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 / London

Safety Engineer

Saftey Engineer - SW London - Attractive - Permanent - Maritime and Defence A Safety Engineer is required to join a global company that specialises in Systems for the commercial and defence maritime industry. Their products include Navigation Systems, Radars Systems, Steering Systems, and Control Systems. The successful Safety Engineer will be part of the Engineering group and will carry out Safety Engineering analysis of control systems adhering to the design safety process. Safety Engineer- Key Responsibilities Carrying out functional safety activities with both internal and customer design teams Providing support to Engineering teams on safety-related design topics Working with Safety Managers to provide evidence for design safety assurance Produce technical documentation to a high standard in accordance with procedures To travel to customer and sub-contractor sites in the UK, occasionally overseas, as required Skills and Qualifications Required for the Safety Engineer Degree, HND, HNC in Electrical/Electronic/Control/Software/Systems Engineering or related Demonstrable experience of working in a safety-related engineering environment Understanding of demonstration of compliance to international standards Ability to understand hardware and software failure modes, causes and effects Some experience in safety/reliability analysis techniques Some experience with hazard identification and analysis Knowledge of FMECA, FTA, Reliability Block Diagrams Ability to relate to a multi-disciplinary systems team within the business Experience in safety assurance of systems or high integrity software UK Eyes Only Security Clearance required - Sole British Citizens Only Desirable Skills for the Safety Engineer Familiarity with the formal safety requirements and analysis Experience of machinery control systems A background within Commercial or Military Maritime engineering Knowledge of Safety requirements capture and negotiation Knowledge od Control Systems Software Development and Human Factors Engineering Knowledge of formal Validation and Verification processes Knowledge of Integration, Test and Fault Diagnosis on complex PLC based systems The successful Saftey Engineer will receive a competitive basic salary, a very good benefits package, a great work life balance, a good pension scheme and investment in your future, your career and professional development. **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry and the products involved** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Safety Engineer, then apply directly or contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446114 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to lee.elwell@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 / Croydon

Programme Quality Engineer - Inspections

Programme Quality Engineer - Inspection £35,000 to £45,000 pa plus Benefits Location: Surrey Quality, Inspection, Electronic Systems, Marine, Defence, Production, Quality Control A Programme Quality Engineer (Inspection) is required with knowledge of complex product inspection. Candidates with experience of the complex electronic systems and products from within the defence, marine and/or aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued growth this company, a world class manufacturer of complex electronic products and systems based in Surrey requires a forward thinking, hands on Programme Quality Engineer (Inspection) with knowledge of inspection, auditing and visual management of complex systems for a new permanent role. As a Programme Quality Engineer (Inspection) you will be required to: Oversee production activities to ensure the client achieves the highest possible build quality in our systems. Assess products by means of auditing and a planned inspection regime, working closely with the Programme Delivery Teams to ensure that the product is safe, and built to the highest possible quality standards. Provide effective feedback and reports on inspection and auditing results to ensure non-conformance can be captured and recommendations made to improve quality The Programme Quality Engineer (Inspection) should have the following skills or experience: Significant experience of quality assurance and product inspections. Domain experience from the defence sector and/or the marine sector would be helpful. Comfortable in auditing and inspecting complex systems, contributing to planning ensuring all aspects of production documentation are completed to the customer's standards. Creation of inspection reports making recommendations on results to support product quality activities for new and current product range. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of complex systems and product inspection and auditing seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Surrey based Defence company will offer you: £35,000 to £45,000 pa plus Benefits Career progression and development within a highly technical and innovative environment All applicants must be British Citizens as Security Clearance is a pre-requisite for the role Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Complex systems inspection and auditing and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Programme Quality Engineer (Inspection) role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@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 / New Malden
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