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engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Motorsport engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s Motorsport division provides clients with innovative recruitment solutions across contract, interim and permanent roles.  We provide solutions across three dedicated divisions: product development, manufacturing and commercial throughout the entire product life cycle.

Clients include OEMs, tier 1, 2 and 3 suppliers and SMEs through to teams competing in FIA F1 motor racing, F2, F3, Le Mans, IndyCar, NASCAR, BTCC, DTMs, British GT Championship, WRC and WRX.

Revolutionary technological motorsport developments from the shift towards energy efficiency and energy recovery systems (including ERS and KERs), low emissions, big data and sustainable mobility, to the birth of the all-electrical formula e and Roborace car racing series, has created a demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

As many of our consultants are industry specialists from relevant engineering backgrounds, including advanced engineering, automotive, full-vehicle development, powertrain, electrical and electronics, mechanical engineering, quality, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist motorsport engineering roles.

MIA partner since 2005 and winner of ‘Service to the Industry Award’ at the MIA Business Excellence Awards has secured us pole position as a leading supplier in the motorsport industry. REC accredited and Make UK Advantages partner.

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Track Support Engineer - Powertrain

Track Support Engineer - Powertrain £Competitive Basildon / International Motorsport A Track Support Engineer is required to act as a key contributor to the track-side engine operations. Candidates with previous international track support experience would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a renowned designer, manufacturer and builder of award winning race engine solutions, based in Basildon, requires a proactive Track Support Engineer to be the customer facing representative of the company at international racing events. As a Track Support Engineer you will be required to: Key person with direct interface to client race teams to assist in optimisation of engine performance while remaining reliable. This includes but not limited to EFI map tuning, simulations, pre and posts event reports and data analysis. Engineering analysis and problem solving of engine systems as related to the race cars and its intended use. The Track Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering or technological discipline Experience in a similar role at a professional motorsport level (powertrain), ideally F1, WEC, IndyCar, DTM or other relevant experience Proficient with engine electronic systems / calibration / sensors / wiring Experience with professional engine management software, such as McLaren, Magneti Marelli, Cosworth / Pectel, Life Racing or Motec High competence level with PC / typical software MS Office (particularly Excel), Matlab, etc. Flexibility to travel / work on weekends in line with race calendar requirements This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with customer facing skills and excellent organisation skills within a motorsport environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Basildon based organisation will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Track Support Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. Candidates must be eligible to work within the UK. If you have any questions about the Track Support Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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

Senior Lead Chassis Engineer - Structures

Senior / Lead Chassis Engineer- Structures Norwich, Norfolk. Permanent- 38 hours £Competitive plus benefits A well-known automotive brand with an investment in facilities, technologies and vehicle lines require a Senior or Lead Engineer to with aluminium tub, sub-frames experience to help lead projects from concept to production within the chassis team. Working for this world leading powertrain and automotive company, you will support the team leader to deliver technical solutions to project teams within the defined cost, quality and time targets. The primary technical responsibility will cover the vehicle Chassis Structure system parts. Individuals at this level would be expected to accept design ownership of individual systems / parts and operate with an agreed level of autonomy and accountability consistent with their experience. What you will do: Design support of vehicle subsystems or components within a project: Concept and detailed engineering design utilising internal departments and suppliers as appropriate. Creation of CAD models, component drawings, assembly drawings, exploded views, installation drawings and data packs including FMEA’s and DVP’s to support project requirements in accordance with the project quality acceptance standards. Support to ‘fit and function’ evaluation of subsystem components. Support to performance testing of subsystem components. Support to the generation of planning and proposal information if required. B What you require: HNC or equivalent in mechanical Engineering / automotive Engineering. Expert user of 3D CAD, CATIA V5 + TeamCenter or similar preferred. Has technical knowledge covering the specification and delivery of Chassis Structure system related parts. Has experience which spans the design process from concept through to production launch. Has related experience from a role in an Automotive OEM. What you will receive: Yearly bonus scheme ( 5 – 10% depending on candidate level) Bupa private healthcare 25 days holiday + Bank holidays Pension scheme Involvement in a range of highly exciting projects For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore of 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 / Norwich

Senior Manufacturing Engineer

Senior Manufacturing Engineer – Birmingham – Permanent – Aerospace Industry A Senior Manufacturing Engineer is required with experience of programming CNC Milling machines for complex and prismatic components. Candidates with a background operating in the Aerospace sector would be well received. Due to the continued success and growth this company, a manufacturer of complex aerospace components in the Birmingham area requires a meticulous and driven Senior Manufacturing Engineer for a new permanent role. As the Senior Manufacturing Engineer, you will be required to: Ensure compliance with all relevant Health and Safety and legislative requirements Customer RFQ’s and NPI. Process / manufacturing Improvements. Remain up to date with the latest machining / tooling / software / methodology To lead the on and off-line programming for existing and new product introduction Fully appreciate, The manufacturing processes and capability of AE Aerospace. The Cellular manufacturing organisation within the company. The machine types and their capabilities. The quality standards required The Senior Manufacturing Engineer must have the following: Fully trained in CAD ware systems. Experience in the multi-axis programming of complex machined components for the Aerospace or similar Industries. Mazak Mazatrol Programming experience preferred but not essential Proven track record of budgetary compliance. Previous team leader experience Engineering Qualification (ONC, HNC, BTEC, City & Guilds, Apprentice Trained) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CNC Programming within a precision manufacturing environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Senior Manufacturing 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 / Birmingham

Database Administrator and Part Marker

Database Administrator and Part Marker £Competitive Basildon Motorsport A Database Administrator and Part Marker is required to record lifing data of engine components and use the laser part marking machine. Candidates with experience of working in a workshop environment to tight deadlines would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a renowned designer, manufacturer and builder of award winning race engine solutions, based in Basildon, requires a proactive Database Administrator and Part Marker to support the build and maintenance of race engine products. As a Database Administrator and Part Marker you will be required to: Enter data received (following receipt of engine build documentation) onto LifeCheck database Support requests from stakeholders such as Design Engineers, Track Support Engineers and Engine Build Shop for interrogation of the LifeCheck database Undertake Laser marking of products, as received from machine shop and suppliers The Database Administrator and Part Marker should have the following skills or experience: Experienced in database entry within a Mechanical Engineering environment (e.g. motorsport, automotive, aerospace), with meticulous attention to detail Good IT skills, including MS Excel Ability to work with limited guidance (although training on use of LifeCheck software and Laser part marking will be given) Familiarity with Internal Combustion (IC) engines advantageous Experience of working in a motorsport environment desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with good data entry skills gained within an engineering environment to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Basildon based motorsport supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Database Administrator and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Database Administrator and Part Marker role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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

Project Engineer

Project Engineer Location: Northampton Industry/Sector: Manufacturing/Engineering A new Project Engineer is required for a specialist engineering company. My client has a worldwide reputation as an innovator in low volume, high performance solutions for torque measurement, power transmission and test bed systems across various industries such as aerospace, automotive, energy and oil & gas. We are looking for an extremely motivated candidate, a highly enthusiastic individual who is passionate about engineering and can develop and grow within the role. The role of Project Engineer will include the following: To run and control multiple engineering jobs and have active involvement in a range of projects, to include interaction with internal departments as required. Provide technical liaison from inception to realisation in the specification and / or design, development and commissioning of customer and / or internal projects. Diagnose faults and rectify to validate products. Ensuring designs meet all legislative requirements necessary and comply with company quality procedures. Produce specifications, test documentation and instructions to accurate high standards. Assist with commissioning products as required. The suitable candidate for Design Engineer will need to possess the following competences: Possess the ability and organisational skills to manage projects to timescales and budget. Identify the technical challenges and implementing solutions. Must be an excellent team player with good interpersonal skills with customers. Qualified to either Master or Batchelor degree level in an engineering discipline with regards to mechanical engineering. Experience in technical design and CAD, with the ability to produce 3D CAD conceptual designs and 2D drawings. Self-motivated and enthusiastic, with strong interpersonal skills. Possessing excellent levels of detail and accuracy, and able to shoulder responsibilities. Microsoft packages, to include Excel, PowerPoint, Project, to an intermediate standard. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of mechanical engineering and have project management experience and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Engineer role, please contact Ed Smith at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446133 or email ed.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 / Northampton
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