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Defence engineering recruitment

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 - securing appointments globally including the Middle East.

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.

Contact Peter Heap for more information. 


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RF Systems Engineer

RF Systems Engineer – Defence – South East An RF Systems Engineer is required for a leading Engineering Consultancy specialising in aerospace and defence. The successful candidate will be working with a successful, multi-disciplinary team on defence aircraft initiatives closely supporting customers and internal stakeholders to develop requirements, documentation, processes and plans. Engaged in a wide variety of Systems Engineering activities covering the entire engineering lifecycle, including; systems definition, estimate and bid activities, requirements capture, system architecture, integration and verification & validation. Duties & responsibilities of the RF Systems Engineer include: Interact with customers to formulate complex engineering solutions. Developing requirements for RF systems and sub-systems. Systems Engineering, design analysis and management throughout the product lifecycle. Requirements for the RF Systems Engineer Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction and be able to obtain SC level clearance. Proven understanding of product development and introduction within defence, aerospace or related industry. Significant Systems Engineering experience, specialising in RF communication systems and components. Degree qualification in an engineering or science related relevant subject. Extensive knowledge of requirement capture, formal design analysis, verification and validation. Knowledge of defence / military certification and standards. If you are Interested in Systems Engineer position, please contact Tom Duckett 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Basildon

Business Development Manager - Magnetic Technology

Business Development Manager – Magnetic Technology – Home-based - £ Competitive DOE A Business Development Manager is required for a highly-respected and innovative engineering test equipment supplier and consultancy business. Operating in a variety of sectors, our client uses expert knowledge to assist the development of the latest magnetic-related engineering technology for leading high-tech companies and academic institutions. This is a significantly technical role, with the requirement for scientific discussions with clients. As Business Development Manager you will promote the class-leading magnetic test equipment range, and support and promote new business across a range of new and existing clients. As Business Development Manager – Magnetic Technology - you will be required to Be a technically credible representative of the company, by demonstrating a sound understanding of magnets, magnetic instruments and their use both in industry and scientific institutions. Represent the company at trade shows, conferences and networking events, both nationally and internationally. Qualify opportunities to Sales and Technical teams, to ensure that client requirements are accurately communicated and met. As Business Development Manager – Magnetic Technology you will have A degree in an Engineering discipline, with an enthusiasm for magnetics. Experience in engineering, manufacturing and production. Proven business development and sales achievements. What you will get: An excellent salary and benefits package. Flexible-working and the opportunity to be part of a talented and supportive team. Suitably qualified and experienced magnetics professionals should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to paul.robson@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 / Oxford

Senior Avionics Technician

Senior Avionics Technician - Middlesex - Attractive - Permanent A Senior Avionics Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Instruments, and FDR units to component level based in the Middlesex area. The Senior Avionics Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue components to complex electronics, with the ability to repair RF circuits and will control the maintenance of aircraft components ensuring technical airworthiness requirements are met and manage all aspects of the service department. The Senior Avionics Technician will also manage the maintenance, repair and servicing of ground support equipment. The intention of this role is to progress the individual in becoming an Avionics Technical Manager in the future take sole responsibility for the workshop. Senior Avionics Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair The control of maintenance of LRU's and aircraft components Maintenance of technical data contained in the Manufacturers component maintenance manuals Adhere to the relevant technical documents and procedures. Maintenance of equipment used in the repair and servicing of LRU's and aircraft components Responsibility for the calibration of equipment and test apparatus Perform tooling/equipment equivalence assessments Adhere to the company quality procedures to meet regulatory requirements Avionics spare parts inventory management including the ordering of replacement parts Technical Lead Responsibilities (Upon Promotion) Assist with the recruitment of technical staff Ensure compliance with procedures and standards for workshop Ensure technical competence of personnel Establishing training programs as applicable Communication with management team members Maintaining & Building customer relations with established customers Provide technical assistance and addressing customer complaints Submit repair evaluations and quotations to customers Skills Required for Senior Avionics Technician Experience in the Aviation industry as a qualified electronics and avionics technician Education or Certificate of Technology (instrumentation/electronics) Has an adequate understanding of Part 145 aviation maintenance requirements Soldering - Understand and apply knowledge of temperature, solder flow and finish ESD - Understand and apply knowledge of electrostatic damage, grounding techniques and testing Tools - Demonstrate the appropriate use of trade tools, technical hand tools and test equipment Computer - computer data entry knowledge and skills Attention to detail: Numerical, alphabetical **Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Avionics Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or email suitable CV's to peter.heap@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 / Hayes

Powder Coater

Job title: Powder Coater Salary Range: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour Dependant on Experience per hour Hours: 06:00 - 14:00/14:00 -22:00 rotating Location: Birmingham 4 month rolling contract working for a leading manufacturing business within the aerospace, automotive, plant construction equipment and truck and bus sectors. 2 Powder coaters are required with knowledge of powder coating, several other techniques on various materials, material preparation such as sand blasting, cleaning, dipping, masking, among other techniques is required. Candidates with experience of working with guns, hoppers and booth collection systems will be well received. Due to a new client project this client based in Birmingham requires 4 dynamic, leading contract Powder Coaters on a 4-month rolling contract basis. As a Powder Coater, you will be required to: Prepare parts for coating Follow all principles and practices of powder coating application Operate all coating equipment including guns, hoppers and booth collection systems Observe machine gauges and equipment operation to detect defects Determine paint flow, viscosity and coating quality by performing visual inspections or by using viscometers Bake parts at appropriate temperatures within time limitations Knowledge of thermosetting resin coatings, wash and pretreatments Ensure that all components are produced/coated efficiently, and are consistent with company established goals for quality and customer order on-time performance Ensure quality standards and processes are used throughout facility The Powder Coater should have the following skills or experience: At least 2/3 years powder coating To perform this job an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily Strong background in powder coating and industrial painting Strong attention to detail Able to work in a fast pace environment This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of powder coating. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based manufacturer will offer you: 4 month rolling contract position 40 hour working week with overtime available Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of powder coating and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the powder coater 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 / Birmingham

Press Brake Setter - Amada HFE

Job title: Brake Press Setter - Amada HFE Salary Range: £12.00 - £13.00 per hour Hours: 06:00 - 14:00/14:00 -22:00 rotational shift Location: Birmingham Contract to Hire role working for a manufacturing business within the aerospace, automotive, plant construction equipment and truck and bus sectors. 2 Brake Press setters are required with the knowledge of setting and operating Amada HFE press brake machines. Candidates with experience of setting 220, 100 and 50 tonne Amada brake presses will be well received. Due to a new workload this client based in Birmingham requires 2 dynamic, leading press brake setters to work on a contract to hire basis. As a Press Brake Setter, you will be required to: Set and operate Amada HFE brake press machines Tool change and set several times per shift On-line quality checks and measurements with gauges, verniers and micrometres Medium volume batch sizes 85-90% of setting will be for light duty products Meet production targets Recording production and quality documentation The Press Brake Setter must have the following skills or experience: At least 5 years setting Amada HFE brake press machines Medium to high volume production Good solid background with quality inspection and measuring of own produced parts Working independently with minimum supervision Working with high volume small parts Able to work in a fast pace environment This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Amada HFE brake press machines. In return for your experience, this Birmingham based manufacturer will offer you: A permanent Role after 4 months 40 hour working week with overtime available Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of setting Amada HFE brake press machines and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about this press brake setter 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 / Birmingham

Stress and FEA Mechanical Engineer

Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer - Permanent West Midlands - Defence and Aerospace - Very Attractive A Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer is required to join the team for a for a Global Defence and Aerospace manufacturing company . The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer will work within the area of stress and mechanical analysis. The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer will be working on complex products and components, providing mechanical hand calculations, reports, and approval of components. The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer will have a good knowledge of manufacturing processes on the strength of mechanical components and products. The Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer role will be extremely varied so someone who is able to work under pressure and adhere to timescales. Key Expertise and Qualifications Required for the Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer Degree qualified or equivalent in Mechanical Engineering or similar related subject Able to demonstrate an analytical, problem solving approach to your work Self-motivated and able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team Knowledge of materials, their mechanical, static and fatigue properties is essential Knowledge of actuation/hydraulic systems & complex mechanical moving parts is desirable Understanding of manufacturing processes on the strength of mechanical components Knowledge of complex moving parts manufacturing techniques and their influence on stress Determine fatigue life of components using classical calculations and computer simulations Produce reports to a standard sufficient for issue to civil & military air worthiness authorities Perform hand stress calculations using standard methods and data sheets Produce Finite Element Analysis of components and systems using software Knowledge of fatigue analysis methods Good experience in hand calculations is essential Knowledge of Mathcad, ANSYS is desirable If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Stress & FEA Mechanical Engineer, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's to peter.heap@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 / West Midlands

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - Tewkesbury A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the Tewkesbury area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Knowledge of closed loop systems and mechanical hardware designs would be advantageous but not essential Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Tewkesbury

Project Engineer

Project Engineer - Aerospace - Permanent - West Midlands A Project Engineer is required with knowledge of complex systems and full project delivery. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to continued success and global growth, a leading manufacturer of safety critical systems based in the West Midlands area requires a proactive and dynamic Project Engineer with full product life cycle experience for a new permanent role. As the Project Engineer you will be required to: Work across both of the company's Commercial and Military Aircraft Businesses Manage internal resources, budgets, and assets Deliver on key customer, and program objectives. Contribute to the analysis, conceptual design, development, testing and sourcing of complex control hardware used on both Military and Commercial Vehicles The Project Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Strong aerospace background with a focus upon Product Design and Development Demonstrated leadership experience, exceptional communication skills, planning and fiscal management Degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline such as Mechanical, Electrical or Aerospace Engineering Knowledge of closed loop systems and mechanical hardware designs would be advantageous but not essential Possess excellent proficiency levels required for effective project engineer-related responsibilities Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of complex systems within the aerospace arena and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114. 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 / Wolverhampton

Military Vehicle Fitter

Job title: Military Vehicle Fitter Salary Range: £17-£19 per hour Overtime paid at time ½ Hours: 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday to Thursday 8:00am - 3:30pm Friday Location: Nuneaton 6 month rolling contract working for a leading defence manufacturer 3 Military Vehicle Fitters are required with knowledge of assembling, refurbishing and upgrading wheel based military vehicles across a complete fleet for the MOD. Candidates that have worked with wheel based or tracked military vehicles would be well received Due to ongoing MOD contracts this defence manufacturer based in Coventry requires 3 experienced, dynamic, leading Military Vehicle Fitters to undergo a 6-month contract role. As a Military Vehicle Fitter you will be required to: 90% mechanical fitting, assembling and upgrading the external and internal part of the vehicle. Visually inspect parts prior to fitting. Reading mechanical engineering drawings. Following manufacturing instructions and fitting from KIT form Removing base vehicle equipment, grinding and sanding internal surfaces of vehicle using hand held tools Mechanically Fitting, integrating new parts/equipment to military vehicles. Bench Work, Drilling, tapping and lifting using overhead cranes Working part of a small team assembling a range of parts to a tight time-scale to be passed onto production line Understands the requirements for inventory holding and produce a number of "best in class" visual displays which focus on quality, cost and delivery metric Work on standardising all reference vehicles in line with project milestones The Military Vehicle Fitter should have the following skills or experience: Be able to Obtain and pass baseline security clearance Previous proven track record in the fitting of military vehicles Primarily a mechanical fitting background Basic electrical knowledge Understanding of design, engineering and manufacturing challenges of working with Military vehicles Must have at least 3 years previous history in a similar role A formal mechanical or electrical qualification ideally a minimum of level 3 Apprentice/indentured apprentice served desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of mechanical fitting on military vehicles within a workshop manufacturing business. In return for your experience, this Nuneaton manufacturer will offer you: 6 month rolling contract position £17 - £19 per hour 37.5-hour per week Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Mechanically fitting military vehicles, please apply now. If you have any questions about the Military Vehicle fitter 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 / Nuneaton

Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing Technician – Electronics Defence and Space Permanent – Attractive – Bedford Area A Manufacturing Technician is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise in Electronic Systems primarily within the Aerospace Defence and Space sectors. The Manufacturing Technician will be involved with products for the electronic warfare, military communications, aerospace, commercial wireless, and telecom industries. The successful Manufacturing Technician will be responsible to oversee the production onsite and ensure that the manufacturing processes are efficient and to the quality level expected by our customers in accordance with H&S standards. The successful Manufacturing Technician will have good attention to detail and able to improve production processes to maximise efficiency. Manufacturing Technician – Key Responsibilities Ensure all processes and equipment are up to date and maintained Updating detailed operating documentation Servicing and maintenance of key equipment Identify new equipment to fulfil manufacturing requirements Transfer equipment, product, and processes from other facilities Carry out manufacturing process experimentation Produce manufacturing process documentation Produce guidelines for equipment Provide training on use of new equipment and processes Ability to explain complex issues to non-specialists Gain acceptance of optimum solutions through sound arguments and reasoning Technical Skills and Experience required for the Manufacturing Technician Relevant technical and engineering qualification Apprentice or engineering trained ideally Experience within a technical manufacturing and production environment Knowledge of electronic manufacturing processes Understanding of Electronic products and technology Good level of IT literacy and experience Experience of using statistical software packages Experience of using CAD software would be advantageous Excellent planning and organisational skills Good written skills and the ability to communicate at all levels Able to work as part of a team An enthusiastic approach to work with a can do attitude **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** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Manufacturing Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV’s to peter.heap@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 / Bedford

Sewing Machinist

Job title: Sewing Machinist/Seamstress Salary Range: £11.00 - £12.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday 6am-2pm/2pm-10pm Rotational shift pattern Location: Coventry 6 month rolling contract working for a leading defence manufacturer. 2 sewing machinists/seamstress are required with knowledge of working with a variety of fabrics working from drawings and jigs to manufacture products into defence/Military industry. Candidates that have worked with robust, small, light intricate materials in a production sewing enviroment would be well received. Due to workload this defence manufacturer based in Coventry requires 2 experienced, dynamic, leading sewing machinists/seamstresses to undergo a 6-month rolling contract role. As a sewing machinists/seamstress you will be required to: Work with small light fabric products Work towards production targets Working from drawing and jigs Sew and produce parts with multi compound Work as an individually. Work within a team dependant on the size of the parts. To sew and machine accurately with no rejects Quality checking and testing of all parts produced The sewing machinist/seamstress should have the following skills or experience: Be able to obtain and pass baseline security clearance Skills, attitudes, and behaviours necessary to be competent in the role: At least 3 years’ experience in a similar role Good standard of manual dexterity Good timekeeping Ability to work to written instructions Ability to understand and follow verbal instructions Attention to detail Flexible Able to work a three-shift rotation, if required Committed attitude to Continuous Improvement activities such as 5s etc This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of sewing, machining or upholstering products on a manufacturing level. In return for your experience, this Coventry manufacturer will offer you: 6 month rolling contract position £10 - £12 per hour 37.5-hour per week Possible opportunity for full time permanent contracts after 4 months Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of sewing, machining or upholstering within a high-volume manufacturing business and would like to discuss the sewing machinist/seamstress 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

Customer Support

Customer Support - Borehamwood - Technical Manufacturing - £30,000 to £35,000 p.a This is an exciting new position to join a Customer Support team centred around a unique innovative electronic manufacturer based in the Watford area. In the Customer Support team your responsibilities include: Improving the customer experience and creating engaged customers. Build a sustainable and mutually beneficial relationship between the company and customers. Logging customer requests, questions and complaints via a variety of support channels. Processing, in collaboration with other departments, customer support tickets related to products and services. Keeping track of customer expectations and recurring issues. Generating leads and identify potential up/cross-sell opportunities. In the Customer Support team you will require the following Qualifications/Experience: A good degree or similar qualification/experience in a technical field or a related subject is required. Customer Support experience (required). An interest or technical background in electronics would be advantageous. We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated candidate. IT knowledge (required). Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in the Customer Support opportunity please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Oliver Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446104 or email oliver.smith@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 / Borehamwood

C++ Software Engineer

Job Title: C++ Software Engineer Location: Bedfordshire Permanent An embedded C++ Software Engineer is required for an aerospace, defence and systems specialist. The successful applicant will be supporting R & D and product development functions for niche control and automation systems. It is vital that candidates have a knowledge of engineering object-oriented programming for Safety Critical Systems. As a C++ Software Engineer your responsibilities will include: Developing software for safety critical embedded systems. Creating high quality and robust designs and code. Recording work products; keeping them under configuration management and providing plans and progress reports. Use of C++ programming language. Using Object Oriented Design and UML. The C++ Software Engineer should have the following skills/experience: Degree qualified in a mathematics or computer science-based subject. Experience in software development in the aerospace or safety critical industry. Programming experience in an object-oriented C++ is essential. Ability to gain SC clearance is essential. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates that have the current right to work in the UK will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of C++ to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Bedfordshire based company will offer you: Competitive basic salary Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Software Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. If interested in this role then please contact Tom Duckett at Jonathan Lee Recruitment or apply directly. 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 / Bedfordshire

Systems Modelling and Simulation Engineer

Job Title: Model Based Systems Engineer Location: Bedfordshire Permanent I am seeking a Model Based Systems Engineer with significant experience in requirements gathering, requirements capture and systems modelling using SysML, Stateflow, Matlab and Simulink tools in the aerospace and defence sectors. Responsibilities of the Model Based Systems Engineer: Requirements capture, design documentation, verification and validation. Performance modelling; building physics-based models to test designs in silico. Algorithm design and test for signal processing, tracking, control & image processing. Data analysis; end-to-end system analysis using synthetic and 'real world' data. Working to Aerospace industry guidelines (ARP4754A, DO-178B/C, DO-254, DO-160G, ARP4761, AS8584, ARP1070). Ensures that the customers’ requirements for all product/module-level deliverables are clearly defined and documented. Supports system integration between various system development disciplines Requirements for the Model Based Systems Engineer: Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering, physics or maths. Significant experience in modelling and simulation using Matlab/Simulink is required Experience in Model Based Systems Engineering activities such as using SysML, UML, C++ is essential. Excellent communication skills: verbal and written. Proficient in the use of requirements capture software such as DOORS. **Security Clearance will be required for this role and therefore only applications from candidates that have the current right to work in the UK will be considered. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a good knowledge of C++ to develop their career. In return for your experience, this Befordshire based company will offer you: Competitive basic salary Health plan The opportunity to work on exciting cutting-edge technology projects Interviews for the Model Based Systems Engineer will commence with immediate effect with a view to starting as soon as possible. For further information on the Model Based Systems Engineer position please contact Tom Duckett 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Bedfordshire

Senior Systems Engineer

Job Role: System Engineer (3 positions available including Senior Systems Engineer & Principal Systems Engineer) Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Industry: Aerospace & Defence (Must be available to be SC Cleared) ***All candidates MUST be UK CITIZENS ONLY due to Sensitive National Security Clearance Requirements*** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working with a key client and a global leading consultancy and service providers who lead and support award winning businesses across the planet with key and critical projects. Due to winning new business and continuous company growth, my client is looking for new talent within Systems Engineering for permanent roles. An option for contract may be considered. As the Systems Engineer, you will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Role Overview: We have requirements for individuals at two different levels within the Systems Engineering organisation, based on skill set and experience. Some travel may be expected in this role. Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer/ Senior Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer with experience of integration, verification, validation, certification, qualification and acceptance of complex, high-reliability systems. Ideally you should have Radio Frequency/RF/Radar or Electro-optical systems experience but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered. Job Responsibilities: Will vary depending on level of experience, but main responsibilities may include: Lead/ support generation of test strategy, test plans & test documentation Planning/ preparation of integration/test environment, including facilities, test equipment (custom/ COTS), tools & test/ simulation software Lead/ support system integration and test activities, working closely with hardware, software & firmware teams to achieve project milestones/ deliverables Help to identify, investigate & resolve system integration issues Lead/support verification of system & sub-system requirements Define verification methods/ tests & show traceability to systems/ sub-system requirements Support system/ sub-system Qualification testing, including generation of test reports Lead/support system acceptance test activities Participation in Test and Qualification readiness reviews Gather test evidence and prepare documentation for Certification/Qualification Provide lab-based system demonstrations to customers/ partner companies Integrate systems on flight trials aircraft and support flight trials Support platform integration with customer systems/aircraft, including in-field system software upgrades Skills, Qualifications and Experience required HND/HNC or degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng) in a relevant STEM-based subject Systems integration and/ or test experience of complex, high-reliability systems (ideally RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems) Experience of verification and validation (V&V) activities to achieve certification and acceptance Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Able to generate high-quality documentation (test specifications, procedures & reports) Use of GPTE (i.e. spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc) & experience of running test scripts Desirable Previous IVV experience of RF/Radar or Electro-optics systems Experience of defining verification methods and generating tests requirements/ procedures Experience of showing traceability of V&V tests to systems requirements & generating/ updating Verification Matrices (VCRMs) Previous experience of working in a Trials or field role Qualifications HND/ HNC or degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng) UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you are eligible to apply and meet security requirements, please apply now or contact Tom Duckett 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Edinburgh

Senior Firmware Engineer

Senior Firmware Engineer Competitive Salary Edinburgh or Derby (After initial period in Edinburgh) *** IMPORTANT SECURITY INFORMATION - Due to the UK MOD Nature of our client's work UK CITIZENS only will be considered for this role *** Successful candidates will be required to spend an initial period in Edinburgh for Knowledge Transfer and induction, after this period you will be able to work in Derby or Edinburgh. Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Principal level Firmware Engineer to support the growth of this team. Role Overview: The Senior / Principal firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Essential At least 5 years' experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Familiar with Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Ability to analyse system and / or hardware level requirements and derive detailed Firmware requirements De-bugging firmware designs and supporting integration & verification at hardware and system level A good understanding of firmware version control and revision control software Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the Project Engineering Lead / Lead firmware engineer & other disciplines Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Development of real-time, embedded, safety-critical firmware, preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g. ARM) in FPGA designs Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject Demonstrable extensive industry experience is required UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you are interested in this career opportunity and would like to know more please contact Tom Duckett 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Derby

Senior or Principal Firmware Engineer - Basildon

Senior/ Principal Firmware Engineer Basildon (After 1 year in Edinburgh) Permanent £ Competetive *** UK EYES ONLY *** Due to the nature of the client's work for the UK MOD you MUST be a British Citizen at the point of application *** Our client has a growing Electronics, Systems and Software engineering capability in the UK supporting customers in the Aerospace & Defence industry. We are looking for a Firmware Engineer (VHDL/Verilog) to support the growth of this team. Job Description Role Overview: The Senior / Principal firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory At least 5 years' experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Experienced with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Familiar with Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Ability to analyse system and / or hardware level requirements and derive detailed Firmware requirements De-bugging firmware designs and supporting integration & verification at hardware and system level A good understanding of firmware version control and revision control software Ability to coordinate day to day technical activities, liaising closely with the Project Engineering Lead / Lead firmware engineer & other disciplines Excellent communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Development of real-time, embedded, safety-critical firmware, preferably in accordance with RTCA/DO-254 DAL A or B Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace or Defence industry Experience of embedded processor cores (e.g. ARM) in FPGA designs Independent verification using VHDL or SystemVerilog / UVM Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you are eligible to apply (British Citizen) and meet the skills criteria then please apply now, or send your CV and a covering email to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk now Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Derby

Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby

Firmware Engineers - Edinburgh and Derby £Competetive Salary and Benefits *** IMPORTANT INFORMATION - All candidates MUST British Citizens at the point of application - This is due to the senstitive nature of the client's work for the UK MOD *** Successful candidates will be required to spend an initial temperary phase for training and knowledge transfer. Multiple positions open Our Client is an industry-leading engineering consultancy supporting Aerospace, Rail, Defence and Automotive clients in product development. Role Overview: The firmware engineer would be responsible for design and development of Firmware designs using VHDL and verifying designs using VHDL or System Verilog. Job Responsibilities: The firmware engineer would work closely with Systems, Hardware and Software teams to provide firmware solutions and solve integration problems on complex systems. Creating innovative and robust VHDL-based designs Documenting and recording deliverables Verifying firmware designs Ensuring configuration management/keeping designs under revision control Providing progress reports Skills, Qualifications and Experience required: Mandatory A minimum of 1 year experience of developing firmware using VHDL or Verilog Familiarity with one of the following: Xilinx / Intel (Altera) / Microsemi (Actel) ISE design flow and third-party synthesis tools Familiarity with firmware version control and revision control software Ability to manage own tasks and technical activities under supervision of Senior / Principal firmware engineer Good communication (oral & written) & interpersonal skills Analyse firmware requirements and develop HDL code to satisfy the requirements Debugging of firmware designs and supporting integration and test at hardware level Experience in writing technical reports/ documentation Desirable Familiarity with Mentor Graphics FPGA development tools including HDL Designer, ModelSim / Questa and Precision Experience of firmware requirements capture and requirements management tools Relevant experience in the Aerospace/Defence industry or on other complex / high-reliability systems Qualifications 2:1 honours degree or equivalent in Electronics Engineering or another STEM-based subject UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage The role is likely to be based out of Edinburgh for a year with a move back to Derby where the delivery centre would be based out of in 2021 and beyond. If you are a British Citizen and would like to inquire about this role, please email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or APPLY NOW, for further 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Derby

RF & Terminal Consultant

Principal RF & Terminal Consultant Welwyn Garden City (With travel between client sites acccross the UK) Salary Circa £70,000 dependent on skills/experience plus a growing list of Company benefits Immediate Requirement ***IMPORTANT INFORMATION - DUE TO UK SECURITY CLEARANCE REQUIREMENT, CANDIDATES MUST BE IN THE UK AT THE TIME OF APPLICATION*** Jonathan Lee Recruitment are pleased to be supporting our client, who develop Satellite Modems and secure communications solutions for military and space industriy applications. Job Description Our team is involved in establishing the requirements for UK's next generation of military satellite system and procuring cutting-edge technology and innovation from the military and commercial satellite communications sectors. Our team is helping our customer procure the next generation of military Land and Maritime terminals and managing the integration of these systems on platforms for use in the most challenging of environments. We are expanding our team and are seeking a RF & Terminal Consultant who will support our clients in the military and governmental sectors, providing technical and procurement advice on the latest terminal offerings from both the military and commercial satcom markets. The person will have >10 years of experience of designing, developing, procuring and integrating such systems. The incumbent will be required to provide technical leadership and support on various activities and programmes, particularly with respect to RF systems and hardware developments. Key Responsibilities - Technical lead on key programmes. - Develop and maintain system link designs. - Undertake top-level design of communications systems. - Carry out modelling and simulation of communications systems. - Technical lead and overseeing of system, hardware and software design and development activities - Oversee design and layout of communications hardware. - Oversee procurement and sub-contract of design and manufacture of systems and sub-systems. - Ensure compliance to appropriate standards and regulations. - Constructively contribute to, and otherwise support, the development of other associated elements and activities. - Attend, and constructively contribute to, meetings with e2E Satcom's customers and partners (including, but not limited to, the European Space Agency). - Undertake other appropriate duties as directed by e2E's authorised managers. Skills, Character and Experience - Proven ability to work as an integral part of a highly focused team - Proven ability to take full responsibility for the delivery of critical system requirements and components - Proven ability to develop innovative and efficient solutions to defined problems - Proven ability to work within tight timescale and budgetary constraints - Proven ability to produce clear, concise, and unambiguous documentation conforming to applicable technical and quality standards - Good customer-facing and communication skills with ability to produce and present clear, concise, and unambiguous presentations to customers and other clients Essential - Graduate with a good Honours or Masters degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Electronics, communications). Equivalent qualifications and/or experience may be considered as an alternative. - Good knowledge of satellite communications systems design - Experience of ground terminal design, development, and test - Sound understanding of digital modulation techniques - Understanding of digital signal processing - Good understanding of access technologies and signalling protocols - Experience of RF circuits, RF systems design and test - Experience of antenna design and propagation - Detailed understanding of communications link budget analysis and design Desirable - Signal processing knowledge and DSP experience - Knowledge of FPGA programming - RF Interference analysis and management - General systems engineering knowledge and experience - Satellite payload design, including digital payload and signal processing - Experience with specialised analysis, simulation, and design tools - Familiarity with ECSS standards and processes If you are interested in this role and posess all of the essential listed criteria and would like to know more, please send your CV to tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk or apply now! Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Welwyn Garden City

IT Infrastructure Support Engineer

Job title: IT Infrastructure Support Engineer Salary Range: £34,000 to £38,000 per annum hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Telford, Shropshire Permanent role working for a leading defence/military design and manufacturing client. An IT Infrastructure Support Engineeris required with knowledge/experience with managing parallel infrastructure projects, managing 3rd party service & support providers for desktop support and network/infrastructure work in line with management procedures, policies and procedures under a strict Military & Defence governed environment. Candidates with a manufacturing background within the defence sector and knowledge of Microsoft project planning, system migrations and integrations, engineering platforms for example TeamCenter, CAD would be well received. Due to ongoing growth this client based in Telford, Shropshire requires a dynamic, leading IT Infrastructure Support Engineer on a permanent basis. As an IT Infrastructure Support Engineer, you will be required to: Managing parallel infrastructure projects Managing 3rd party service & support providers for desktop support and network/infrastructure Microsoft project planning with system migrations and integrations between UK and company Understanding and managing engineering platforms for example TeamCenter, CAD etc Launching core transformation activities such as supporting at low / high levels through the transition. Ability to work effectively across complex matrix organisation structures. Escalate issues to appropriate third parties / vendors when required. Produce detailed documentation and procedures. Ability to provide technical support to tickets raised through IT service desk for all software and hardware issues Lead infrastructure projects and assessments The IT Infrastructure Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Must be able to obtain security clearance Must have knowledge of all above and the management of the process as this is NOT a hands on role. Covering desktop support and network/infrastructure work. Site installations, moves and changes Installing and supporting Network and Software Applications. Providing global infrastructure support, provide new infrastructure installations, working with servers and providing solutions to meet business needs A solid understanding of Windows 7 and Windows 10. Great in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint etc) Working in a broad hands-on role supporting an evolving technical IT infrastructure and following change management procedures, policies and procedures Virtualisation (VMWare / Hyper V) Cloud Technologies (Azure, IAAS, SAAS) Active Directory Management IT Network Infrastructure (LAN and WAN) Windows Server Management and Tools Email services (Exchange, Office 365) Storage Area Networks (SAN or NAS) Strong communications, relationship building and influencing skills Excellent people management skills, with ability to communicate at all levels Willingness for travel Knowledge/ Experience of supporting Software Applications 2nd/ 3rd line Infrastructure Support This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of IT Infrastructure within a manufacturing company. In return for your experience, this Telford based defence specialist will offer you: Full time permanent contract 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays £34,000 to £38,000 per annum Healthcare Contribution pension Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of IT Infrastructure within the manufacturing and defence field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the IT Infrastructure Engineer, 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford
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