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Defence

engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

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Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Defence division offers clients a unique level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment across all aspects of engineering, technical, supply chain and commercial disciplines that include land, sea and air defence manufacturing and systems technology.

We understand the requirements for engineering, maintenance and manufacturing, production and management across the defence sector, from shop floor to executive appointments.

Our specialist team identifies and attracts the best defence industry talent available including many who already possess security clearances which can save significant time in the recruitment process.  We work with a wide range of experienced candidates across defence and security engineering and technical disciplines, including ex-military professionals from the Army, RAF and Navy.

As many of our highly-experienced defence consultants come from relevant sector backgrounds including engineering and maintenance, aeronautical engineering, military and defence, (including UAV, drone and UAS markets) we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of transferable skills, defence experience and personal attributes for qualified roles, both blue and white collar.

Affiliated to EEF and NDI, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited, our clients range from prestigious global defence industry brands through to SMEs supporting a range of maintenance and aftermarket services. Our passionate, specialist team identifies and attracts the best talent to meet the demands of your business.

Contact Peter Heap for more information.

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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

Cell Leader

An experienced Cell Leader is required by our client, a global aerospace manufacturer based in the South of England. The Cell Leader will be responsible for ensuring parts are manufactured and delivered according to the agreed production schedule. Key Responsibilities for the Cell Leader: Capacity planning for the team Leading daily team meetings Identifying and implementing lean manufacturing and continuous improvement Day-to-day management of the team of operators Working closely with other departments to ensure all KPIs are met Key Skills and Experience for the Cell Leader: Supervisory experience in a similar manufacturing environment Ability to read technical drawings and work to written instructions Knowledge of aerospace standards and quality management systems Demonstrable record of change management and problem solving We anticipate demand to be high for this exciting new opportunity, so if you have experience of low/medium volume production a precision engineering environment, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Middlesex, England

Technical Project Manager (EMC)

Technical Project Manager (EMC) - Defence - Permanent - Attractive - West Midlands A Technical Project Manager is required within a Safety Critical Systems Technology Company. The successful Technical Project Manager Special Projects Team Leader will join a specialised team in this sector and will report to the Special Projects Team Leader The Technical Project Manager will be responsible for responsible for a wide variety of EMC technical delivery and development tasks. These will include the generation and implementation of technical procedures/documentation for current & future customers. The Technical Project Manager will be testing and reporting for defence vehicle & component programmes in accordance with legislation. The Technical Project Manager will be working within the Special Projects Team to ensure that technical delivery across the department is maintained. Requirements for the Technical Project Manager (EMC) A Degree Education or HND in Electrical/Electronic Engineering Preparation and technical review of documentation/policies/procedures Planning and delivery of multiple projects and Management of all customer deliverables Technical and commercial lead for projects under your control Management of all customer deliverables and execute project delivery Accurate financial control through project budgets, tracking and reporting Drive department improvements through delivery of internal projects Utilise Key Performance Indicators to demonstrate improvements made to processes Customer liaison and technical sales with problem resolution and product awareness Deliver support to test facility staff as directed by the EMC Technical Manager Maintain detailed and accurate test records in accordance with requirements Perform quality checks and data analysis on test deliverables Resolution of test or project issues (where required) Perform project reviews and lessons learned on technically-biased projects Business development technical support, specifically for the Defence product sector Generate and deliver continuous improvement projects to further enhance the department Support flexible working practises where business demands are required Person Profile and Skill Set for the Technical Project Manager (EMC) Relevant skills with emphasis on technical delivery and EMC problem resolution Demonstrate commercial awareness, tasking and accountability and timely delivery Excellent understanding of the principles behind EMC test specifications and procedures Demonstrate technical delivery to include test plans and control plans Strong analytical, planning, organisational, and time management skills Proven background in process improvement and problem resolution Excellent interpersonal communication skills, particularly where technical information Ability to train others, to enhance their skillsets with your knowledge Strong customer-facing communication skills and the ability to meet deadlines Proficient computer skills, especially Microsoft Office applications EMC/RF test experience with a bias towards defence applications Understanding and generation of Risk Assessment requirements and EMC test standards Understanding of Defence standards for both UK & Worldwide for Defence Good RF / EM testing skills and Understanding of electrical powertrains EMC Project Engineering and Defence or Automotive electrical / electronic background Security clearance will be required for this position due to the nature of the products If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Technical Project Manager (EMC) then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Principal Enigneer

Principal Engineer - Aerospace - Coventry - Permanent A Principal Engineer is required with knowledge of Design for Manufacture and GD&T. Candidates with experience of the Wheels and Brakes sector would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth of this business, a global engineering group specialising in extreme environment components and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defence and energy markets based in the Coventry area requires a visionary and dynamic Principal Engineer for a new permanent role. As a Principal Engineer you will be: Responsible for all phases of LRU product development including requirements management, requirements validation, design manufacturing phase, qualification/certification testing and also initial entry into service Responsible for one or more LRU's on a project or across multiple projects Leads development effort to ensure all program targets are satisfied Responsible for maintaining Engineering Schedule for assigned LRU's Responsible for tracking and reporting other key metrics through the development process Maintains technical compliance matrix to ensure all agreed upon requirements are satisfied Ensures qualification test plans will verify requirements Prepares Internal/external design reviews as required Undertakes RCCA for qualification/design/manufacture issues The Principle Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree in an associated Engineering field Experience or knowledge of wheels and braking systems would be advantageous but not essential Product development experience including design, manufacture, testing and in-service troubleshooting/operations Experience with DFM, GT&D and working knowledge of applicable manufacturing processes Project Management skills including cost/schedule tracking Experience with DFMA's and Risk Analysis Good communication skills Available to travel when required Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of DFM and GT&D and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Principal Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Project Manager

Our client, a leading manufacturer of niche defence products, requires a Programme Manager to generate, maintain and delivery of project plans. Key Responsibilities of the Programme Manager: Defining, generating and executing project plans Product introduction from initial concept into production at agreed target production rates and costs Coordinating resource planning with other business functions Coordinating project financial forecasting. Improving project value and project margin through the proactive management of project risks Project reporting, both internally and to customers Performance appraisals of team members Developing effective working relationships with the customer Addressing ongoing management issues Key Skills and Requirements for the Programme Manager: Previous experience of planning, managing and delivering multiple projects, including production, development of technology projects involving small to medium batch manufacturing. Experience of bidding processes in order to secure future orders Engineering and/or project management background Degree-qualified or equivalent experience. Excellent commercial and financial understanding is required. Knowledge and experience of Project Management software tools such as Primavera or Microsoft Project Some overseas travel may be required Knowledge of defence and aerospace applications would be an advantage. Experience of effective risk management and mitigation If you are interested in applying for this excellent opportunity, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Programme Manager

Our client, a leading manufacturer of niche defence products, requires a Programme Manager to generate, maintain and delivery of project plans. Key Responsibilities of the Programme Manager: Defining, generating and executing project plans Product introduction from initial concept into production at agreed target production rates and costs Coordinating resource planning with other business functions Coordinating project financial forecasting. Improving project value and project margin through the proactive management of project risks Project reporting, both internally and to customers Performance appraisals of team members Developing effective working relationships with the customer Addressing ongoing management issues Key Skills and Requirements for the Programme Manager: Previous experience of planning, managing and delivering multiple projects, including production, development of technology projects involving small to medium batch manufacturing. Experience of bidding processes in order to secure future orders Engineering and/or project management background Degree-qualified or equivalent experience. Excellent commercial and financial understanding is required. Knowledge and experience of Project Management software tools such as Primavera or Microsoft Project Some overseas travel may be required Knowledge of defence and aerospace applications would be an advantage. Experience of effective risk management and mitigation If you are interested in applying for this excellent opportunity, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Permanent / Kidderminster, Worcestershire

Stores Operative

Aerospace and Aviation - Permanent - Competitive Salary - West London A Stores Operative is required to join an Aerospace and Aviation organisation on a Permanent basis and the Stores Operative will report to the Customer Services Team Leader. The Stores Operative will form part of the Customer Service Team and will be responsible for delivering an effective operation of the stores, despatch and receipt areas of the department. The Stores Operative will support the Customer Services Department to deliver excellent Customer Service and to work as part of the Customer Services Team, ensuring the effective, speedy and accurate receipt and despatch of goods and services by carrying out, although not limited to, the following tasks. Stores Operative - Key Responsibilities The receipt and unpacking of goods received into Stores in a structured way Record on computer or otherwise receipt and despatch of goods and services Check accuracy of all received and despatched goods including associated paperwork Ensure that all Units/Spares/Data are booked in on the day of arrival To pack goods for despatch in accordance with correct procedures Carry out organising and arranging shipping of domestic and overseas goods To undertake regular stock checks/audits and resolve discrepancies To liaise with Customer Services to resolve any booking in or shipping issues To answer and resolve general customer enquiries Ensure the stores area is clean and tidy and complies with Health & Safety requirements Keep abreast of current working practices operated by the company and approving bodies Work as part of the Customer Services Team, to act in a professional and constructive manner Skills and Requirements for the Stores Operative PC literate and Manual Handling Certified Knowledge of domestic and overseas shipping Experience of working in an aviation or aerospace industry Experience of using Quantum Software would be desirable Ability to lift and carry heavy items safely Good written and spoken English Experience with computerised Stock Systems Goods and Stock Inspection Skills Ability to arrange domestic and overseas shipping Methodical, logical and good time management Team Player, Self-motivated and Flexible attitude **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Stores Operative then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Middlesex, England

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 (ball and wedge) Experience using Pick and Place (ideally Datacon) 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

Electrical Design Engineer

An Electrical Design Engineer is required to join an established and growing company with a strong reputation in the coatings and treatments sector. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the development of machines and machinery accessories to the highest standards, transitioning new designs in to manufacturing teams and on to customer sites. Responsibilities of the Electrical Design Engineer will include the following: Producing electrical designs and working with the engineering department including mechanical, automation and R&D to improve existing products and the development of new machines. Prototype development including detailed design through to final validation. Ensuring all designs meet electrical safety requirements and standards. Assisting other departments including R & D, Service & Support and Manufacturing throughout the development and production processes . The Electrical Design Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Considerable experience in an electrical design role. Strong Solidworks or Electrical design software skills. Development experience including all aspects of supplier sourcing, prototyping, design validation and mass production release. BOM creation and management. Experience in machine design and development. Knowledge of PLC / PAC software development. Creating / participating in FMEAs. Bachelor's degree in Electrical Design. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of electrical machinery design to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Oxfordshire based company will offer you: Salary up to £50,000 per annum Annual bonus scheme Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Electrical Design Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the electrical design Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Didcot, Oxfordshire

Electronics Design Engineer

Job Title: Electronics Design Engineer Location: Milton Keynes Industry: Electronics 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

Weights Engineer

Weights Engineerup to £36,000 p/a Cwmbran Aerospace Weights Engineer opportunity working for a world leader in aerospace equipment and systems for commercial, regional and business aircraft. Key responsibilities: To ensure current designs are interrogated for total mass properties according to project schedule. Fully support the engineering team to implement weight optimisation processes. To maintain project weight tracking document to schedule. Ensure mass calculation tools are robust and its use is enforced. Continuously improve mass properties tools and methodologies. Understand and enforce set of CAD model/product structure criteria to ensure weights are accurate. Review checklists and Detailed Design Specifications Provide technical support and KPI's to support the business unit. Key skills and experiences: Qualified to a minimum of HNC/HND or an equivalent qualification in an Engineering field, the successful candidates will be able to demonstrate the following: Good 3D Catia V5 background but further training will be provided if required. A good understanding of Smarteam structure and procedures. Good mechanical engineering skills ideally from an Aerospace background, but from any field with transferable skills - mechanism design, machined parts, composite structures, vacuum formed plastics etc. Good oral and written communication - must be a competent user of Word, Excel, PowerPoint etc. Good mathematical/numerical skills to generate cost and weight data KPI's. Self motivated and capable of independent decision making and managing time to meet project schedule. A proven track record of effective design and on time/cost delivery of projects. This is a permanent position offering an annual salary up to £36,000 based in Cwmbran. If you have any questions about this role please contact Kate Stevens or Sarah Gilbert of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Cwmbran, Torfaen

Quality Manager

A Quality Manger is required to join an established company with a strong reputation in the defence electronics sector. The successful candidate will be joining to manage and lead quality management systems and their improvements working closely with suppliers and internal teams to ensure a consistent and continually improved delivery. Responsibilities of the Quality Manager will include the following: Develop defined inspection procedures and work instructions with Suppliers Identify best practice inspection methodology and implement within supply base Analysis of Quality related data including vendor measurements, in-process, final inspection, test data and complaints. QMS management and improvement when needed. Manage external audits and review process. The Quality Manager should have the following skills or experience: BSI Audit experience. It is essential applicants have experience in an electronics manufacturing background, preferably from a high integrity industry such as aerospace or defence. Experience in team leadership or management. Come from a lean manufacturing environment, implementing change programs for Continuous improvement. Have extensive knowledge of Quality Management Systems. This is an excellent opportunity for a Quality 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 Competitive non-standard pension scheme Early Finish on a Friday Interviews for the Quality Manager will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Quality Manager position please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446163.

Permanent / Gloucestershire, England

Senior Product Manager

Senior Product Manager Competitive Salary + bonus Aerospace & Defence - Radar Electronics Milton Keynes My tier 1 client is a specialist high tech solutions provider, serving key players in the Aerospace & Defence markets. They are seeking an experienced Senior Product Manager who will be ultimately responsible for the management of the Product Life Cycle for a range of products within the company's portfolio. Your duties and responsibilities will include the following: To help define long-term strategies consistent with business and corporate objectives To understand, articulate and capture market trends opportunities and turn them into requirements for New Product Development Maximise profitability of products, and be responsible for delivering profitability in line with strategic and operational targets Manage the product life cycle and recommendations for product deletions Look for continuous reductions in product costs taking into account relevant manufacturing and other overhead costs Ensure all products comply with relevant standards/legislation in all markets and be aware of changes that may impact the product portfolio Help to define product pricing strategies, ensuring future costs and pricing meet market and internal margin demands Work with marketing function to develop marketing and communication strategies We are looking for the following: Significant experience and knowledge of RF Microwave engineering Radar system knowledge required to include Mono Pulse and eScan Conversant of aperture Vs range and application Strong financial and commercial awareness Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills Possess a strong analytical and technical skill base Knowledge of electronics advantageous Missile system knowledge should include Seeker, Fuze and Data Links

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Principal Mechanical Design Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer - Western Australia - Competitive - Permanent A Principal Mechanical Engineer is required to join the Mechanical Design Team within a market leading innovative engine propulsion systems company and the Principal Mechanical Engineer will report directly to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO). The Principal Mechanical Engineer will be responsible for and have ownership of the detailed mechanical design and engineering process through to integration, test and verification. The Principal Mechanical Engineer is responsible for developing technical solutions and evolution of current products from an engineering full life-cycle perspective. Specifically, the successful Principal Mechanical Engineer will have experience with the Design and Development of 2-stroke engine systems and technology. This is a life changing opportunity for the successful Principal Mechanical Engineer and an opportunity to join an expanding company that has a very strong growth and development strategy. Principal Mechanical Engineer - Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities Team management of design leads and analysis engineers Liaison with external customers and suppliers as required Technical authority and approval of mechanical designs Detailed design of new products and evolution of existing products Provide expert mechanical knowledge to project team Provide direction on mechanical design and analysis activity Meet project design and customer requirements and lead mechanical design reviews Engage with customers and provide on site support as required Contribute to the preparation of proposals and quotations Manage projects to deliver on time and to budget to meet customer specifications Coordinate resources as required to progress project and proactive risk management Manage material selection according to design specifications Establish and implement component testing requirements Technical Skills and Experience Required for Principal Mechanical Engineer Degree Qualification in Engineering and a background within a relevant industry Experience within the area of engine design and analysis Engine design experience and detailed knowledge of mechanical systems design Knowledge of 2-stroke internal combustion engines (iC) air-cooled or water-cooled A working understanding of engine electrical and engine electronic systems Detailed knowledge of engine and engine component manufacturing techniques Detailed knowledge of materials used with internal combustion engines (iC) applications Knowledge of hardening steels & heat treatments prototype manufacture & development Experienced with engine mechanical components and systems through to production Supplier selection and technical development through component Knowledge of system requirements from concept, development phase and production An in-depth knowledge and understanding of industry related testing standards Strong analytical skills, with capability to design and execute performance testing **Due to the products being manufactured - ITAR restrictions will apply to this vacancy** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Principal Mechanical Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line +44 (0) 1384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's

Permanent / Western Australia, Australia

Systems Engineers - Birmingham

Systems Engineers Required for long term contracts in Derby. Key skills required for the Systems Engineers: Artisan, Doors, Config management Requirements modelling Matlab, Simulink C/C++ test script writing Do178b and C ARP4754 Key Experience required for the Systems Engineers: Experience of Architecture functions Process management Requirement capture Experience of virtual rigs Please note that, due to the nature of our client's business, candidates will be required to obtain Security Clearance. If you are a talented Systems verification or design engineer, please apply today or contact Sarah Davies on 01384 446 143 for further information.

Contract / Derby, Derbyshire

Goods Inward & Product Inspector

A Goods Inward Inspector is required for an established manufacturer of electronics within the aerospace and defence industries. The successful candidate will be joining to assist in the quality control department of this successful electronics manufacturer. The role of Goods Inward Inspector will include: Inspection and validation of products from a variety of suppliers. Record supplier performance and KPI data. Follow drawing and diagrams and ensure component build standards are met. Pick stored components and provide correct parts are provided to the shop floor. The suitable candidate for this Goods Inward Inspector position will need to possess the following experience: have experience working in an electronics manufacturing company, ideally a safety critical of high integrity background such as aerospace, nuclear or defence. Understanding of PCB and circuitry with the ability to read technical drawings and use measuring equipment. Production or assembly experience . Good communication skills. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of goods inward or product inspection to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Gloucester based company will offer you: A competitive salary. Excellent non-standard pension scheme. Early finish on a Friday If you have the required inspection experience and looking for a position where you have autonomy working within a very reputable and highly technical manufacturing company then please click on the link to apply or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Principal Systems Engineer

Aerospace and Defence - Leicestershire - Permanent - Competitive Salary A Principal Systems Engineer is required to join the Systems Team within a market leading Innovative Defence Systems Company. The Principal Systems Engineer will report to the Engineering Manager and will be part of an engineering team responsible for Systems, Test and Integration Engineering on the company's product range. Principal Systems Engineer - Key Responsibilities Senior member of the Systems Integration team Establish, document and maintain documentation standards and provide guidance Integration documentation required during the system development phases System and subsystem Integration and qualification process and plans Responsibility for the integration lab functioning and equipment availability Interact with Prime Integration manager to deliver integration output to programme Support the Programme Managers as required Plan the integration and qualification performance (activities, Labs, Equipment etc.) Produce, update and maintain Integration & qualification documents Oversee integration at system level and support integration of subsystems Maintain Technical Specs and external interface requirement specification Capture/track Customer, User and/or System requirements Prepare readiness review datapacks and support Field and Flight Engineering teams Technical Skills and Experience for Principal Systems Engineer Degree in electrical/electronic engineering or equivalent engineering alternative Proven experience in systems test and integration Knowledge and experience in integration, verification and qualification Technical experience in a multi-disciplined project environment Experience of customer interaction and Excellent communication skills Ability to gain/hold the requisite Security Clearance Defence sector background or other development/process oriented industry Using systems and requirements engineering tools such as DOORS Working in a multi-cultural/multinational environment Self-motivated, reliable, accurate, assertive and confident approach Good communication skills at all levels Ability to influence and communicate well in a multi-cultural environment Prepared to travel to sites at various locations within and outside the UK occasionally **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 Principal Systems Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Leicestershire, England

Test Development Engineer

A Test Development Engineer is required to join the electronics manufacturing team for an established technology company that specialise in electronic products for safety critical industries. The Test Development Engineer will have technical expertise in various testing techniques on electronics systems in the defence or aerospace sectors. Test Development Engineer- Key Responsibilities Fault find to component level RF & Microwave assemblies. Use of test equipment such as Vector network analysers. Development of testing procedures and test rigs. Software programming to automate tests Technical Skills and Experience required for Test Development Engineer positions Minimum HNC or equivalent in Electronics or a closely related subject. Extensive experience in an electronics environment either defence or aerospace environment. Significant test development experience with RF or Microwave products. Ability to fault find to a component level. Automated test programming and experience with Labview. **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 Test Development Engineer then apply directly or contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire

Electronic Controls Engineer

Hours of work and days - Shift work/overtime? 37hrs, Mon-Thurs 8.30 to 4.45, Fri 8.30 to 4.15 Notice Period; 2 WeeksSpecific area of work/project that the candidate will be involved in and what they will be doing on a day-to-day basis? The Innovation & Technology Development team offers some of the most exciting engineering roles within the global organisation. Working on the integration of electronic and electrical systems within multiple products provides the opportunity to work with multiple disciplines within the organisation. The integration of the latest Electronics and Electrical technology helps differentiate our products from its competitors by enabling exceptional performance and value to the customer. Our engine systems control air and fuel delivery with millisecond precision to maximise performance and minimise exhaust emissions. Our integrated machine systems control all aspects of construction machine operation (engine, transmission, hydraulic systems), provide the human-machine interface (operator controls and information displays), and constantly monitor and communicate position, operation, diagnostic and prognostic information to enable machine automation, improved productivity and enhanced serviceability. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGvidk6kzGE The successful applicant for this position will join the European Engine Controls team, which is responsible for engine control system development for all of Industrial Power Systems Division's small and medium engine programmes and will be involved in the design and development of the engine control systems for a number of IPSD's core products. This position offers the opportunity to work on cutting edge engine control system technology, with a diverse range of applications ranging from small construction machinery to agriculture and generator sets. The role is an entry-level position which will give the successful candidate and excellent opportunity to learn more about the development of advanced diesel engine controls 'on the job' as they support others in the development of Caterpillar's next generation engines. Key Responsibilities: Work with colleagues and process partner teams to develop and document requirements for engine controls and software for the IPSD small and medium diesel engines (C1.7 to C7.1) Take responsibility for delivering accurate, high quality requirements documentation to the controls / software development process and downstream users of the engine control software. Work with colleagues and process partners to create calibration guides to support calibration work on engine control software developed by the team. Support the creation of AECD (auxiliary emissions control device) documentation to support successful certification of engines for production. "Must Haves" Good technical background (good technical degree preferred in mechanical, electronic, electrical, control systems or automotive engineering) though other qualifications / experience will be considered. Some knowledge / experience of engine control systems and / or the development process for real-time control systems. Ability to translate and develop customer requirements and objectives into production-ready software models. Ability to document complex technical concepts accurately and concisely. Excellent communications skills Strong customer focus If you are interested in this role, apply now.

Contract / Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Project Manager

Project Manager - Aerospace - Attractive - Hampshire - Permanent A Project Manager is required to join a market leading Innovative Aerospace and Defence Technology Company that specialise in aircraft sensors, displays and systems. The Project Manager will deliver on a £6m + Engineering Development Project and will Manage a multifunctional team of up to 20 Engineers and Technicians, over more than one site. The Project Manager ensure contract deliveries through the management of engineers in an IPT environment. Responsibilities of the Project Manager Strong ability to manage customer relationships over the short and long term Be the identifiable leader of an integrated project team, internally and with the customer Coaching engineers and other allocated resources in the rigorous application of best practice Engineering process tailored to specific project aims Motivate, track and challenge delivery teams using appropriate metrics Direct line management of engineers to include supporting development Sustainment of professional competencies Support skills analysis and recruitment activities within the engineering department Full ownership of planning and delivery to cost, schedule and quality Manage Aerospace engineering development projects Develop Work and Product Breakdown Structures (WBS/PBS) Analysis of customer requirements, Statements of Work and internal constraints Facilitate and enhance the input of engineers to plans, costing and work activities Provide project reporting to senior management (resource, progress leading to EVM) Manage the risk process on projects; Identifying risk associated with work packages Produce analysis evidence and recommendations to support senior management Develop Statement of Work documentation to support engineering requirements Take ownership of elements of departmental process Champion continuous improvement in these areas Qualifications and Desired Characteristics of the Project Manager An experienced project manager with a record of delivery across full project lifecycle Solid understanding of project management best practice theory PRINCE2 or APMP with the practical ability to tailor and adjust process to gain efficiency Experience of day to day people management of local engineering teams An ability to interpret complex task data to identify a planned path An articulate communicator (written and oral) with the ability to rapidly gain credibility with customers, peers and engineers Experience of interfacing with Large Commercial related businesses is desirable Security Clearance may be required for this position due to the nature of the Products Manufactured If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Project Manager then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email with suitable MS Word format CV's

Permanent / Hampshire, England
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