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 Energy recruitment

The first choice for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been delivering best-in-class recruitment solutions to the engineering and manufacturing industry for over 40 years. We provide contract, interim and permanent recruitment solutions covering the full project life cycle within five dedicated areas:

Electrification

Renewable Energy

Water

Power

Nuclear

There are significant changes taking place in the UK energy sector. UK energy targets to decarbonise, low commodity prices, the emergence of disruptive technology such as cloud and robotics combined with complex regulation and policy changes make it a challenging environment. 

The ever-changing landscape is pressing industry to respond with innovative solutions and we are supporting multinational utilities companies, OEMs and mid-market aggregates to adapt and capitalise on these. Opportunities for innovative start-ups and new entrants to bring new ideas are on the rise, ultimately driving greater efficiency and competitive advantage to the sector on a global scale. 

Our team of dedicated industry experts help to source engineering, technology and digital skill-sets for businesses looking to quickly adapt in this dynamic landscape.



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Applications Engineer

Applications Engineer - £35,000 to £42,000 - Renewable Energy - Buckinghamshire We are looking for an Applications Engineer to join a well established solar energy provider based in the Buckinghamshire area. You will require knowledge in renewable energy markets in related positions such Applications Engineer, Technical Support or Sales. As the Applications Engineer your responsibilities will include; Technical support and assistance for customers (sales partners, service partners, installers) in UK Presales-assistance, such as PV- system-sizing, assistance with support cases via phone/email as well as on-site (as required) Give technical training to sales partners, installers and internal team members Electro-technical commissioning on site Demonstrate products at customer sites and in-house Participate in Sales Exhibitions or Trade Fairs (National or outside of the UK) As the Applications Engineer you will require the following skills & experiences; Knowledge in renewable energy is essential Experience in a similar position; technical support, applications engineer, sales, technical engineering/management Understanding of the UK Solar market Knowledge in electronics Completed a technical degree (Electrical engineering preferred but not essential) Ability to communicate on all levels with varied audiences. If you are interested in this exciting new opportunity please click on the link to apply. Alternatively you can contact Oliver.Smith@jonlee.co.uk 01384 446104 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 / Milton Keynes

Plant Operator

Plant Operator – Energy from Waste Location: Wolverhampton Salary: £30,679 p/a 6 Month FIXED TERM CONTRACT Shift Pattern: 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts, 4 rest days, etc. (each shift is 12 hours long) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Plant Operator to work for our client at their facility in Wolverhampton on a 6-month fixed term contract. The position will be control and monitor operations of the boilers and turbine to ensure the optimum generation of steam. Position in organisation: To report to the Shift Team Leader / Deputy Team Leader Operational Duties & Responsibilities: Report and monitor all functions associated with the operation of the plant turbine, boilers, and coordination of incoming and outgoing waste. To maintain a steady control of the above by measuring temperature flow, pressure readings from the turbine/boiler, control systems and gauges. Accurately report readings and log daily operations in the shift log for continued monitoring and shift changeovers. Effectively react to planned and unplanned (i.e. emergency) repairs, blockages and changes in the plant central systems. Promptly react to system alarms/protocols to secure areas of the plant if/as required. Monitoring all areas of the plant from the control room. This includes, operating the overhead crane for the systematic removal of waste, and accessing all areas of the plant (from height to ground levels) to check instruments, gauges, and to take readings and take actions as required. Fulfil the role of Plant Attendant if/when required. This includes, (and is not limited to) the loading and unloading of vehicles, use of the Fork Lift Truck (FLT) for the fitting and removal of Big Bags. Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard. Working at height and in confined spaces. Health & Safety Duties: Maintain a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times. Demonstrate safe working practices in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures. Active involvement in fire drills and evacuation exercises. Reporting to the relevant levels of management any contravention of statutory and companies Safe working practices, this includes reporting accidents and incidents. As a minimum requirement to work towards acting as designated person within the Company’s Permit to Work (PTW) system. Highlight any necessary changes required within Plant Operating Instructions (POI’s), and Risk Assessments. Build and maintain strong working relationships with all departments. The above duties are not exhaustive. The job holder will also be required to carry out other ad hoc duties that are necessary. Competencies: Understanding/experience of operating and monitoring boiler and steam turbine plants. Experience/qualifications in the use of Fork Lift Truck (FLT). Must be able to work at various height levels via access through stairs and ladders Physically able to engage in varying amounts of manual handling/lifting Experience of Front Loading Shovel (FLS) vehicle also advantageous. Desirable: City & Guilds in Small Thermal Plant for Heat & Power production, or equivalent. A current first aid qualification Experience/qualification in operating overhead Cranes Additional Information: Shift pattern – 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts, 4 rest days, etc. (each shift is 12 hours long) Average working week - 42 hours. (07:00a.m – 19:00pm). The successful candidate will be required to work a 12-hour day/night shift rota, which will include working on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays. Overtime – M to S is time and a half. Sundays and BH’s paid at a double-time unless scheduled for a shift. Holidays – 14 12 hour shifts (168 hours) Plus BH’s if not scheduled to be on shift (96 hours). Profit Share Bonus Scheme & Pension scheme/Auto Enrolment If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Wolverhampton

Electrician / Electrical Maintenance Engineer - Wolverhampton

Electrician / Electrical Maintenance Location: Wolverhampton Salary: £30,756 p/a Shift Pattern: The shift pattern works to 7 days on - 2 days off - 3 days on - 2 days off Overview: We are currently recruiting for a Electrician / Electrical Maintenance Engineer to contribute to the preventative maintenance and defect rectification on all plant and equipment at the facility. The role will also be to provide an electrical fitting service throughout the plant and to assist in other discipline and implement a culture of continuous improvement. Position in organisation: To report to the Maintenance Chargehand Duties and Key Responsibilities: Carry out planned maintenance activities in accordance with the maintenance schedule and report any irregularities. Work under the supervision of the Maintenance manager and maintenance charge hand. In the absence of the Maintenance Chargehand and the Maintenance Manager, liaise with the Operations department each morning, review the overnight log entries, and prioritise work as required. In the absence of the Maintenance Chargehand and the Maintenance Manager, ensure all work either planned or reactive is safety assessed before work commences and safety standards are maintained throughout. Maintain and test all LV electrical systems. Assist in the Implementation and monitoring of a preventative maintenance schedule. Assist in completing the scheduled operations programme for proving plant securities and equipment changeover routines, while ensuring tests are carried out and successful results recorded on Altair or job sheet Effectively react to changes in circumstances and unplanned emergencies in relation to Plant and equipment in a safe and efficient manner. Overtime working may be requested. Assist other operation and maintenance personnel as required. Assist, prepare and liaise with contractors as the need arises. Assist in the preparation of the planned outage using excel template, Altair or any other support provided. Report any jobs and finding on Altair, report to the plant manager any emergency job. Use of workshop tools, hand tools, power hand tools, lifting equipment, etc. Carry out minor welding repair when required. At all times carry communication devices two-way radios to facilitate immediate response to emergencies. Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard. Source, order and purchase spare parts within allocated budget limits. Report when stock levels are at re-order level for all items of spares and consumables. The jobholder will also be required to carry out other ad hoc duties that are necessary. Competencies: City and Guilds 236(0), part 1&2/ an NVQ level 3, or equivalent Electrical engineering recognised apprenticeship C&G 5357. Practical experience of electrical work to ideally include small power and lights, control wiring to PLC/DCS systems, motors over 15kVA (including testing), circuit and cable tracing, working at heights and fault finding. Attention to detail with the ability to effectively interpret data. Basic IT skills, primarily in Microsoft Word and Excel Ability to work on own initiative. Ability to read technical drawings. Additional competences desirable: 18th edition wiring regulations IOSH working safely Confined space awareness Fork lift truck and MEWP licence Abrasive wheels Pendant crane operation Rigging & slinging HV operational safety or similar is desirable but not essential Additional Information: Shift pattern – 7 on, 2 off, 3 on, 2 off. (week 1: 7 day shift, week 2: 2 rest days, 3 shift on, 2 rest days, week 3: follow week 1) Overtime – M to S is time and one half. Sundays and BH’s paid at double unless scheduled for a shift. Holidays – 160 hours, increasing by 8 hours for each full year worked up to a maximum of 200 hours plus Bank holidays. Average working week - 40 hours(08:00a.m – 04:00p.m with half an hours paid lunch break) If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Wolverhampton

Plant Operator - Dudley

Plant Operator – Energy from Waste Location: Dudley Salary: £30,679 p/a Shift Pattern: 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts, 4 rest days, etc. (each shift is 12 hours long) Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced Plant Operator to work for our client at their facility in Dudley, the position will be control and monitor operations of the boilers and turbine to ensure the optimum generation of steam. Position in organisation: To report to the Shift Team Leader / Deputy Team Leader Operational Duties & Responsibilities: Report and monitor all functions associated with the operation of the plant turbine, boilers, and coordination of incoming and outgoing waste. To maintain a steady control of the above by measuring temperature flow, pressure readings from the turbine/boiler, control systems and gauges. Accurately report readings and log daily operations in the shift log for continued monitoring and shift changeovers. Effectively react to planned and unplanned (i.e. emergency) repairs, blockages and changes in the plant central systems. Promptly react to system alarms/protocols to secure areas of the plant if/as required. Monitoring all areas of the plant from the control room. This includes, operating the overhead crane for the systematic removal of waste, and accessing all areas of the plant (from height to ground levels) to check instruments, gauges, and to take readings and take actions as required. Fulfil the role of Plant Attendant if/when required. This includes, (and is not limited to) the loading and unloading of vehicles, use of the Fork Lift Truck (FLT) for the fitting and removal of Big Bags. Ensure plant cleaning schedules are fulfilled to a satisfactory standard. Working at height and in confined spaces. Health & Safety Duties: Maintain a high standard of housekeeping on the plant at all times. Demonstrate safe working practices in line with the Company’s Health and Safety policy and procedures. Active involvement in fire drills and evacuation exercises. Reporting to the relevant levels of management any contravention of statutory and companies Safe working practices, this includes reporting accidents and incidents. As a minimum requirement to work towards acting as designated person within the Company’s Permit to Work (PTW) system. Highlight any necessary changes required within Plant Operating Instructions (POI’s), and Risk Assessments. Build and maintain strong working relationships with all departments. The above duties are not exhaustive. The job holder will also be required to carry out other ad hoc duties that are necessary. Competencies: Understanding/experience of operating and monitoring boiler and steam turbine plants. Experience/qualifications in the use of Fork Lift Truck (FLT). Must be able to work at various height levels via access through stairs and ladders Physically able to engage in varying amounts of manual handling/lifting Experience of Front Loading Shovel (FLS) vehicle also advantageous. Desirable: City & Guilds in Small Thermal Plant for Heat & Power production, or equivalent. A current first aid qualification Experience/qualification in operating overhead Cranes Additional Information: Shift pattern – 2-day shifts, 2-night shifts, 4 rest days, etc. (each shift is 12 hours long) Average working week - 42 hours. (07:00a.m – 19:00pm). The successful candidate will be required to work a 12-hour day/night shift rota, which will include working on Saturdays, Sundays, and Bank Holidays. Overtime – M to S is time and a half. Sundays and BH’s paid at a double-time unless scheduled for a shift. Holidays – 14 12 hour shifts (168 hours) Plus BH’s if not scheduled to be on shift (96 hours). Profit Share Bonus Scheme & Pension scheme/Auto Enrolment If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Dudley

Project Manager (M&E)

Role: M&E Project Manager Location: Retford Salary: Competitive Salary Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced M&E Project Manager to work across several projects for our client who are based in Retford. The role will be involved in the smooth delivery of their bespoke projects and installation works across the UK and would be involved in full stakeholder engagement and project delivery. Duties and Key Responsibilities: Ensuring positive communication, managing key relationships with existing customers and targeting specific areas of the project delivery. Supplying to the Environment Agency as the end user, the EA work with a number of private partners through key frameworks, the Projects Manager will be responsible for both maintaining and growing key business relationships in both public and private sectors. The role of the project manager will be to ensure projects are delivered in a timely, professional and cost-effective manner, utilizing strong leadership and communication skills to ensure key milestones are brought together. The individual will be able to deliver the required outcomes overcoming difficulties and finding solutions to benefit both company and customers. Travel to and from site visits and customer meetings will be required which will include UK and some occasional International travel (Europe only). Achieve high performance on all project aspects, including maintaining operational and budgetary margins and producing accurate forecasts and reports. Creating detailed project plans to ensure a successful execution throughout. Lead and motivate improvements in individual and business / systematic project delivery. Risk planning and Health and Safety understanding Key Skills: To be able to communicate in a confident and professional manner To be able to showcase leadership skills confidently To be able to resolve conflicts and deal with stressed relationships in a professional manner. Excellent organisational skills, with an ability to manage workloads by prioritising and meeting deadlines Knowledge and commercial awareness to enable decision making Good control of project cash flow, production of accurate forecasting and reporting Ability to work under pressure, analyse problems and deliver solutions To have a shared interest and understanding in engineering and/or mechanical fields Flexibility to work across the UK and travel Experience & Education: M&E project management, delivering projects with multiple stakeholders, contracts management Applicable qualifications within a project management or engineering field such as Prince 2 are desirable. If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Retford

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

R&D Technologist

Job Title: R&D Technologist Location: Rotherham Salary: Negotiable Dependant on Experience Overview: We are currently recruiting for an experienced R&D Technologist to work for our client at their facility in Rotherham, the role will be working closely with their development team and would suit someone who has good analytical skills with a methodical approach to problem solving. The Role: The role will be working closely with the development engineers to build tests, analyse data and provide results to support designs progress. The ideal candidate will also work with both production and field engineers to diagnose failures reporting findings back to the team. The role will require data analysis skills and will be a mix between desk-based work and lab work. The candidate will report directly to the Engineering Manager. Training will be given to the successful candidate before the role commences. The successful candidate will be driven, pragmatic and able to work without supervision but be able to seek support and advice when necessary. The ideal candidate: Strong analytic mind set Methodical approach to problem solving Good data analysis and report writing skills From a mechanical engineering background Ability to work to tight deadlines Knowledge of root cause and corrective action techniques Highly advantageous: Basic Solidworks skills Capable of some off site work Mechanical Engineering Degree If you are interested in applying for this role or would like more information please contact Lee Elwell on 01384 446 154 (Direct Line) or your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Rotherham

C++ and JS Software Developer

C++ and JS Software Developer Job Type: Permanent Location: Elstree, London Salary £40-£50000 p/a Our client develop a product which can sense and detect acoustic and thermal data from istallations or assets which are geographically hard to reach, and where RF signal or wired solutions would not work. They are a tech-passionate organisation and they like all of their engineers to share this passion, not just for digital or software based technologies but also for how software, AI and data mining casn support systems where software and electronics won't work. Subsea, Metals recycling, Military and many other applications for this technology exist, and they require adept software engineers to support the digital back-end of their devices. The Role Reporting to the Head of Software, you will be developing and enhancing applications based on unique Distributed Acoustic Sensors (DAS) and Distributed Temperature Sensors (DTS) technology. These sensors are used in a variety of challenging environments requiring near real-time processing and visualization of data streams of up to a few hundred MBps. Responsibilities include: Proposing, developing, coding, implementing, validating, and documenting novel software solutions in accordance with the Company's quality standards Supporting timely and efficient products transfer from development to production Providing customer support, investigating issues and implementing bug fixes Improving, in collaboration with peers, the development of in-house processes and skills The Candidate We are looking for a dynamic and dedicated polyglot candidate with the following technical skills: C++, JS and NodeJS (required) Source code control and bug tracking tools (required) LabVIEW, Python, Matlab, C# (nice to have) Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to have the following attributes: Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Ability to manage time and work to deadlines Interest in improving user experience and development of user interfaces. Ability to collaborate with peers to achieve the Company's objectives Excellent presentation and communication skills Qualifications A good degree or similar qualification/experience in computer science, engineering, physics or a related subject is required. Optical fibre sensing experience is not essential but an interest or technical background in the subject area would be advantageous. The Package An attractive and competitive package is being offered. This will include private medical insurance, group life assurance and an attractive pension plan. If you are interested in this opportunity please apply now, or email tim.parkes@jonlee.co.uk for further information 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 / Borehamwood
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  • You found a job for me 3 years ago at TMETC. Although I have now left the company having found a new opportunity, I wanted to express my heartfelt thanks as the last 3 years have been a completely enriching experience. I have had the pleasure of working with good people that cared about me and I loved it there. I managed to get support from many people who played a huge part in my promotion to Project Manager from Project Engineer. It was the start of my career and you were one of the few people who gave me the small chance needed so I could prove what I am capable of. I know this is not your usual email but I am grateful for all the things you and Jonathan Lee Recruitment have done and for the opportunities this role has given me. I wish you and your family all the very best... THANK YOU.

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  • I would like to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the fantastic assistance given to me along my recruitment path to find employment. The communication was great via e-mail and telephone. The guidance you gave was second to none relating to my CV and experience. I received the perfect job description matches from your systems job alerts which I duly successfully applied to. Thank you Jonathan Lee Recruitment...the perfect team!

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    Maintenance Supervisor
  • I would like to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for their patience and professionalism in helping me secure my new role. They supported me throughout my application and even coached me before my interviews. I even had good luck messages before my initial interview. They kept me well informed, returned all my calls and sought positive outcomes when required. I would not hesitate to recommend the team at Jonathan Lee Recruitment to anyone looking for a job.

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    Maintenance Engineer
  • I just wanted to thank Jonathan Lee Recruitment for the support and enthusiasm they have shown during the whole application process for my new role. It has really helped me a lot and made me wish I could work with people like you more often.

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