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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 EEF Advantages partner. ​  Contact Paul Branton for more information.


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Hardware Electronics Design Engineer

Hardware Electronics Design Engineer - Manchester - Permanent - Attractive A Hardware Electronics Design Engineer is required within a Safety Critical Control Systems Technology Company. The successful Hardware Electronics Design Engineer will join a specialised team in this sector and will report to the Engineering Manager and Technical Director. The Hardware Electronics Design Engineer will be responsible for electronics circuit design, including analogue, digital and mixed signal designs, PCB design, system design and implementation, test equipment design, test and validation to meet Operational needs. The Hardware Electronics Design Engineer will be primarily focused on providing technical solutions to electronic obsolescence challenges alongside implementation of both new design and third party designed products into systems through the New Product Introduction (NPI) process. Requirements for the Hardware Electronics Design Engineer A Degree in a relevant subject (Electrical or Electronic Engineering). Responsible for electronics design and schematics capturing Detailed electrical circuit design Define electrical and test requirements To provide hardware solutions to production, manufacturing and repair problems To undertake design changes to replace obsolete To carry out component and system type testing (including EMC testing where appropriate) Prepare and submit technical reports and documentation Support qualification of obsolescent parts to products To support the process of appropriate design reviews of Technical reports To undertake technical investigations, recommending actions and producing reports To ensure documents conform to customer and regulatory procedures To attend customer meetings where necessary To provide technical support to the design and development of new equipment Provide support to the Test Department when required Person Profile and Skill Set for the Hardware Electronics Design Engineer Experience in both Digital and Analogue design Circuit simulation and computer-aided design tools (CAD) Design proving and type testing associated with high reliability products Familiarisation with defence standards and design of products to meet harsh environments Knowledge of basic project management principles and strong problem-solving skills Experienced in the use of the Microsoft suite of products Experience in both designing and maintaining Electrical /Electronic products Self-motivated and committed to meeting deadlines and other defined goals Ability to communicate easily with others, both internally and externally If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Hardware Electronics Design Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on either 01384 446102 or email suitable MS Word Format CV's

Permanent / Manchester, Greater Manchester

Fitter/ Machinist

Fitter/Machinist - Aerospace - Permanent - Tewkesbury A Fitter/Machinist is required with knowledge of honing and lapping. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the organisations continued success, this globally successful company based in the Tewkesbury area requires a meticulous Fitter/Machinist with experience of working to fine tolerances for a new permanent role. As the Fitter/Machinist you will be required to: Carry out precision machining duties with a variety of equipment Produce work to a high standard in line with aerospace standards Operate honing and lapping machines Undertake deburring duties The Fitter/Machinist should have the following skills or experience: Experience working to close tolerance of 2 microns or less Aerospace or related industry experience would be beneficial Experience of honing and lapping Experience of deburring Able to read geometric and engineering drawings This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of lapping, honing or deburring to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Tewkesbury based aerospace & defence company will offer you a flexible benefits package to include: Competitive salary Pension Healthcare Life Insurance Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Honing and Lapping and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Fitter/Machinist role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Electrical Harness Technician- motorsport and automotive

Electrical Harness Technician Motorsport and Automotive Leics to £32k DOE + benefits Due to continued success we require an Electrical Harness Technician for the manufacture of motorsport and automotive electrical harnesses. As an Electrical Harness Technician you will: Build LV/HV assemblies and enclosures. Perform end of line harness test procedures such as continuity, isolation and resistive tests. Manage BOM's and procurement of parts. Work with our clients to provide onsite support where required Harness diagnostics and fault-finding. Interface with in house engineering team as required to support harness and electrical system design development. Maintain workshop records and drawings. About you: Min requirement: GCSE/BTEC Diploma or equivalent occupational experience Ability to manufacture complex wiring harnesses from manufacturing drawings A basic understanding of electrical schematics and harness manufacturing drawings Basic knowledge of common connector systems, wire types and sleeving methods. Skills preferred: Strong working knowledge of Raychem system 25 standards and processes Experience of working in high end motorsport organisations. Electrical or engineering background is an advantage Previous experience of harness design/drawing software is welcomed What you will receive: Competitive salary and benefits. Career progression opportunities. Opportunity to work on a range of motorsport and automotive projects. For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Lutterworth, Leicestershire

Senior Powertrain Design Engineer

We are currently seeking an experienced Senior Design Engineer with a background in Automotive Powertrain Design for an exciting role with an Automotive company based in Essex. Your Responsibilities: Perform concept studies and layouts, as well as detailed component design, modelling and drawings (including GD&T) Carry out design for manufacture and design for assembly for components and systems Developing tolerance strategies for individual components and systems Perform package checks Capable of drawing checks Responsible for detailed supplier discussions including relaying design intent to suppliers and understanding manufacturing constraints Support in establishing component and/or system characteristics, attributes and requirements Lead component design evolution Liaise with analysis teams and understand the output to coordinate or implement design changes Responsible for designing components to meet performance targets whilst ensuring durability and resistance to environmental inputs Liaise with engineering teams and other designers to resolve design conflicts Manage workload to ensure program milestones are met on-time Support design reviews and management reviews Travel to global suppliers may be required Lead the PT Design Passenger Car Team (8 engineers) Plan and support development of members of the team Efficiently support and control the progress of current and future projects Support in the development of new areas where the design department can gain new business Conduct recruitment activities Support developing new and maintaining existing customer relationships Support business development activities Organize department / team meetings Liaise with customer regarding individual / team / AVL performance - establish regular meetings with customer supervisor / manager Ensure sufficient project cover within your team Your Profile: Essential: Significant experience of automotive powertrain component design/engineering Mechanical or Automotive Engineering Degree 2:1 or above Very good experience in CATIA V5 Experience using linked multi-model assemblies Highly motivated and a team player Experience of data management tools Strong GD&T, DFM and DFA experience Understanding of component materials and manufacturing processes (E.g. castings/fabrications etc.) Fastener engineering Engineering design calculations by hand or spread sheet, using a "Classical" approach Quality disciplines (E.g. FMEA, fishbone diagrams and 8D analysis) Component & system specification Robust test plan development Excellent soft skills Good understanding of latest industry developments & technology trends Excellent oral and written English Communication and teamwork skills, presentation skills and readiness to cooperate Sense of responsibility and entrepreneurial thinking Preferable: Master or PhD in Mechanical Engineering (or equivalent) Experience in designing complex automotive powertrain components Excellent base engine systems knowledge Experience of digital mock up management Experience of developing major base engine components e.g. cylinder head/block Experience of developing plastic components Experience of developing sheet metal components IMechE Chartered Experience managing a team of engineers This is an excellent opportunity to join a busy and successful operation and there are great opportunities for advancement. Salary and package are negotiable for the right person.

Permanent / Basildon, Essex

Production Cell Lead

Aerospace Manufacturing - Permanent - Attractive - Warwickshire - Cell Lead A Production Cell Lead is required to join and Innovative Aerospace manufacturing facility on a Permanent Basis. The successful Production Cell Lead will join the Production Department and report to the Cell Production Departmental Manager. The Production Cell Lead will implement agreed production plans to achieve the required level of customer service and quality whilst assisting the Cell Production Manager in the operations management. The successful Production Cell Lead will develop their team using Continuous Improvement Methods to identify, resolve and improve HSE, quality and production issues. Responsibilities/Experience Required of the Production Cell Lead Adhere to all company Health and Safety Policy's and Regulations Manage production to ensure that quality is maintained to company standards Manage rework and screening of rejects in collaboration with the Quality Support function Co-ordinate quality resource to complete root cause and corrective actions Maintain, analyse and interpret data held within production quality systems Organise resources (machines, tooling, people) and conduct briefings at shift hand-over Ensure team members complete all relevant manufacturing documentation Achieve weekly and monthly KPI's and business goals and Operate across all production cells Ensure first line maintenance in carried out in line with Preventative Maintenance Report all breakdowns to maintenance using the maintenance breakdown system Deputise for Cell Production Manager as and when required Maintain an awareness of operational issues, working to resolve these in a timely manner Provide feedback on general issues affecting the cell operations Conduct Problem Solving Management processes Work with Quality Cell Engineers, and Cell Engineers to implement improvement plans Implement 8D's, 4D's, 5S's & Lean Workshops as required Contribute to maintaining and developing effective interdepartmental working relationships Implement production procedures and policies and communicate to the rest of the team Control of absenteeism, time and attendance, disciplinary interviews and recruitment Authorise overtime as agreed with the Cell Production Manager Manage the performance of the team, including conducting appraisals and setting targets Maintain a direct shop floor presence, operate machines / processes as and when necessary Qualifications & Requirements of the Production Cell Lead Knowledge of ISO Standards 9001/2000 Educated to BTEC HNC Level or Equivalent and Six Sigma Green Belt Qualified An IOSH Managing Safety Qualification and ILM Accredited would be desirable Demonstrate customer focus, initiative, teamwork, transparency, autonomy Demonstrate leadership, communication, negotiation and delegation skills Demonstrate process driven characteristics with a good approach to problem solving Ability to understand technical operations and manufacturing processes Possess good interpersonal skills and the ability to coach and mentor a team Computer literate with a working knowledge of Microsoft office suite A good understanding of supplier/customer relationships and a strong customer focus Security Clearence may be required due to the nature of the Products being Manufactured If you are interested in this Production Cell Lead position then please apply directly or send a suitable MS Word Format CV directly to my Email at . Alternatively, if you wish to discuss then please contact Peter Heap on my direct line 01384 446102.

Permanent / Warwickshire, England

CMM Programmer

CMM Programmer - Aerospace - Permanent - Gloucestershire A CMM Programmer is required with knowledge of machined parts and Calypso or MCOSMOS software. Candidates with experience of the aerospace industry would be well received. Due to the continued success of the business this company, a global leader in the manufacture of safety critical systems based in the Tewkesbury area requires a meticulous CMM Programmer with Calypso or MCOSMOS experience for a new permanent position. As a CMM Programmer you will be required to: Program the CMM to meet the requirements of a component Carry out random inspection of machined parts Record and investigate any non-conformances Maintain the quality and integrity of the businesses complex products The CMM Programmer should have the following skills or experience: Experience of working in a similar role within an aerospace or automotive industry CMM operating and programming experience is essential Have Inspection knowledge and the ability to utilise a wide variety of gauges and sophisticated measuring equipment (CMM, Roundness machine, Surface Analyser, etc.) Have an analytical and methodical approach to problem solving Be able to interpret engineering drawings and processes and procedures Apprenticeship trained or equivalent This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of CMM Inspection to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Tewkesbury based aerospace company will offer you: X8 Basic salary life cover 25 days holiday Private healthcare Pension scheme up to 10% company contribution Share options Flexible benefit programme Sick pay scheme Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of CMM Programming and Inspection and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the CMM Programmer role, please contact Neil Cayley at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446114.

Permanent / Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire

Chief Engineer

Chief Engineer - Transmissions and Drivelines - Nottingham - £ 70-90k DOE A Chief Engineer is required for a rapidly expanding transmission and driveline system company. This global consultancy is soon moving to fantastic new premises and growing to meet the extreme demand for its internationally recognised automotive transmissions expertise. The Chief Engineer will work with other managerial staff to ensure project completion in an efficient manner. With responsibility for every phase of the project development, you will ensure project objectives are met. This will include working with the Engineering Department to provide detailed 3D CAD models and 2D manufacturing drawings and specifications for gearbox and drivelines. Areas of work may include NVH simulation, gear design / transmission error optimization, efficiency improvements, lubricant flow and transmission control. As Chief Engineer - you will be required to Have direct involvement and supervision of the design and analysis of transmission and driveline systems and components, such as gears, shafts, housings, selector systems, clutch systems and hydraulics. Be customer-facing and be able to travel occasionally to overseas client sites. Develop best engineering processes and practices. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of transmission design and CAE tools. Manage complex projects and allocate resources appropriately. As Chief Engineer - you will have 8 years of automotive transmission / driveline design and analysis experience. A high standard of competency in transmission / driveline design and analysis from clean-sheet design to whole transmission drawing release. The ability to determine innovative solutions to the numerous design challenges. An understanding of the commercial aspects of a consultancy business. Minimum BEng in Mechanical Engineering What you will get: A competitive salary and benefits package, whilst working on exciting and dynamic projects in a fantastic new facility. Suitably qualified and experienced Transmission and Driveline Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Stress Engineer

Stress Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Wantage Formula 1 A Stress Engineer is required to perform structural analysis on F1 car components using both finite elements and traditional methods. Candidates with experience of ensuring components released to production meet the set strength, stiffness and mass requirements would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a leading Formula 1 Team based in Wantage requires a proactive Stress Engineer to produce structural reports which fully record the analysis performed to allow the engineering drawings to be approved. As a Stress Engineer you will be required to: Write test requests to the Prototype and Test Department Liaise with the Prototype & Test Department to ensure that the test is carried out efficiently and on time Writing test requests to the Track Engineers Analyse the results The Stress Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Degree qualified in an engineering discipline A proven track record working in a similar role, preferably in motorsport This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with stress engineering experience to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Wantage based Formula 1 Team will offer you: £Competitive Car Scheme Pension Onsite Gym Subsidised Canteen An opportunity to work for a respected Formula 1 Team Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Stress Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Stress Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525.

Permanent / Wantage, Oxfordshire

Senior Electrical Systems - Lead Engineer

Aerospace - Attractive Salary - Senior Electrical Systems Engineer - Buckinghamshire - Permanent A Senior Electrical System Engineer is required to join the Electrical Systems Department within an International Aerospace Company. The Senior Electrical System Engineer will lead the activities on a military aircraft programme. The Senior Electrical System Engineer will be the primary interface between the UK and France Based delivery teams and the customer. The Senior Electrical System Engineer will be the lead engineer for the overall project/programme activity. Senior Electrical System Engineer - Key Responsibilities Leading the development and testing of an electrical power subsystem This project is within an aerospace environment Acting as the primary technical interface with the customer Ensure that requirements are clearly understood Feeding correct information back to the off-site team Be the focal point for the off-site delivery team Provide technical oversight of their deliveries Managing the technical aspects of new requirements Scoping work and writing the technical responses Identifying, managing and escalating risks and issues as appropriate Technical Skills and Experience Required for Senior Electrical Systems Engineer A Bachelor's degree or better in an engineering discipline Demonstrable experience of electrical systems engineering in an aerospace environment Experience with analogue and digital electronics Experience with electronic boards and embedded equipment Experience of environmental qualification, including climatic, vibration and EMC Strong written and verbal English language skills A people person with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely Ability to communicate with stakeholders at all levels would be desirable A background in an engineering consultancy environment An understanding of how work package deliveries are structured Knowledge of any of the following tools: Cadence, NX or DOORS An ability to speak French would be a bonus and an advantage ** Security (SC) Clearance will be required for this position and only applications from candidates that have or able to obtain the necessary clearance will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Senior Electrical Systems Engineer then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's

Permanent / Buckinghamshire, England

Lead Process Improvement- Product Engineering

Lead Engineering Methods Engineer / Process Improvement Product Engineering- Automotive Salary to £70k + above plus bonuses, pension, car I am seeking a Lead Engineering Methods Engineer to join a prestigious powertrain manufacturer who design, develop and test powertrain units in their facility in Northampton. You will help to define World Class Engineering Practice across the Product Engineering Department. You will be instrumental in delivering solutions to enhance the capability of the Product Engineering Team through the creation and enhancement of lean, value adding tools and supporting documents focusing exclusively on improving the quality and rate of our "excellence first time" engineering. Driving out inefficiency and non-value added tasks from the product development journey is key to success. What you will do As Lead Engineering Methods / Process Improvement; Ownership of documentation relating to key design standards Work closely with the CAD applications Engineer to specify improvements to CAE systems to drive quality & efficiency gains. Auditing key tools and processes across the Product Engineering Team - implementing changes as required Creating and delivering assessed training material relevant to the role What you will need As Lead Engineering Methods / Process Improvement; Extensive, demonstrable experience in product design & development with a track record for "right first time", and a true belief in the value of tools, methods and techniques. Experience in manufacturing & assembly processes, including automation, and their importance to inclusive product design. Background in Continuous Improvement activities, including lessons learnt. High level Degree in relevant Engineering What you will get As Lead Engineering Methods / Process Improvement; Experience of working for a prestigious powertrain manufacturer An excellent salary and benefits of personal & company bonus, share scheme, pension, prestigious car lease. Career progression For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Reruitment.

Permanent / Northampton, Northamptonshire

Reliability, Maintainability and Safety (RMS) Engineer

Safety and Reliability Engineering - Permanent - Aerospace - Competitive Salary - West Midlands An RMS or RAMS Engineer is required to join an innovative Aerospace and Defence company on Permanent and Long Term Basis that specialises in advanced products primarily for the Aerospace industry. The RMS or RAMS Engineer will report directly to the RM & S Manager and provide technical expertise and leadership to support the optimisation of systems and equipment reliability, maintainability and safety parameters. The RMS or RAMS Engineer will provide systems that meet their safety objectives, that are reliable and which require minimum expenditure to support throughout its operational life. The RMS or RAMS Engineer will not have any direct reports although will provide Technical Leadership to the business and the company Project Teams Responsibilities of the RMS or RAMS Engineer Take a role in developing the technical capability of the RM&S department Develop state-of-the-art processes for RM&S work flow Conduct technical RM&S work to support both mechanical and electronics equipment Provide detailed knowledge of Reliability, Maintainability, Safety & Testability Work towards becoming our RM&S technical authority Prepare and review Reliability documentation, FMECAs, Testability Documentation Prepare and review Flight Safety Analysis, Fault Tree Analysis, Hazard Analysis Documentation Prepare and review System Safety Analysis, and Maintainability Analysis Documentation Liaise with internal and external customers and suppliers including internationally Specific emphasis to be placed in support for the development of programme teams Be able to review and understand external Technical Specifications Be able to review and understand RM & S contractual requirements Be able to review and understand Technical Drawings and Design Reports Be able to review and understand system schematic diagrams Plan, organise and control activities to ensure on-time delivery Technical Requirements of the RMS or RAMS Engineer IEng or CEng accredited prefeered University degree in Aerospace Technology / Systems / Aeronautical / Aero-Mechanical Engineering or other relevant technical discipline Relevant Industrial and Safety Enginenring experience can be considered also Knowledge of RM&S standards, e.g. MIL-HDBK, DEF-STAN and MIL-STAN, ARP4671 Good planning, organisational, analytical, leadership, and interpersonal skills Good decision-making, problem-solving, oral and written communication skills A knowledge of Mechanical, Electroinc and Systems engineering principles An understanding of Aircraft Systems development Knowledge of the Microsoft office suite at intermediate level. Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the nature of the products involved. If interested in this role then please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment by calling my direct line on +44 (0) 1384 446102 or apply directly. Alternatively, please send suitable MS Word Format CV's directly to this Email for review.

Permanent / West Midlands, England


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