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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.

Contact Paul Branton for more information.

 

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Powertrain Emissions Performance Engineer

Job title: Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer Salary Range: £32.00 per hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Location: Coventry, Warwickshire 2 month rolling contract working for a leading automotive manufacturing business A Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer is required to support the powertrain strategy to deliver conventional/ hybrid / electrification powertrains and related technology into passenger/commercial vehicles. The powertrain performance and emissions engineer will be responsible for carrying out performance and emissions related activities to either optimize existing powertrain technologies or implement new technologies with a view to maximise fuel economy and reduce emissions. Candidates with diesel turbo chargers/injectors and Boost or/and Wave tools knowledge would be well received. Due to new projects and workload this client based in Coventry requires an experienced, dynamic, leading Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer to undergo a 2-month rolling contract role. As a Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer, you will be required to: Responsible for carrying out performance related activities to either optimize existing powertrain technologies or implement new technologies with a view to maximise fuel economy, reduce emissions. Responsible for hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems) Performing analysis (PT systems performance) and reporting on test results / data. Responsible for detailed test data analysis for engine performance and emissions, investigation and reports summarising failure root causes and improvements. Lead performance simulations for concept evaluation, turbocharger matching, and cam profile development, after-treatment development. Ability to direct studies on combustion, air path and after-treatment system. Deliver technology assessments to maximize performance and minimise emissions on mule vehicles either on road or wind tunnel's (CWT, FSWT, FE, Emissions testing). The Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Specific experience within engine performance and emissions development. Hardware development/specification of emissions critical components: Combustion system, FIE, Air handling (turbocharger and EGR systems) Experience of on road, test bed assessments, CWT/ FSWT/Emissions testing, performance analysis and reporting Understanding of exhaust after treatment performance. Understanding and experience of DoE and emissions testing. Good knowledge of combustion engine fundamentals. General powertrain understanding and appreciation for thermodynamics principals Degree Qualified - Desirable Working towards Chartered status or already chartered - Desirable This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of emissions with turbo chargers or injectors as a Powertrain Performance Engineer. In return for your experience, this Coventry business will offer you: 2 month rolling contract position £32.00 per hour 37.5-hour week Monday to Friday Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of Powertrain Performance emission engineering apply now. If you have any questions about the Powertrain Performance Emissions Engineer 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

Design Engineer

Design Engineer - Andover, Hampshire - Innovative Electro-Mechanical Components £competitive (1-5 years experience level) Our client designs, engineers and manufactures innovative electro-mechanical components of the very highest quality for a broad range of applications to the automotive, aerospace, medical, material handling, oil and gas sectors. They provide prototyping, low volume and high volume manufacturing processes. As the Design Engineer your responsibilities will include: Working within a small cross-functional team developing electro-mechanical components for a broad range of exciting industries. Working closely with customers on a daily basis and project managing from enquiry to manufacture. Project manage and prioritise workloads. Design and concept work using SolidWorks. You will work extensively with all departments within the business and will have exposure to a range of flagship customers, dealing with all characteristics of the product cycle. As the Design Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: You will have experience of complex assemblies, welded fabrications, electro-mechanical components. Project Management skills will be essential. Experience of using SolidWorks. You will have engineering drawing interpretation skills, work with measurement equipment and be well organised in project reporting. Experience of manufacturing components for Aerospace/Automotive or other safety critical industries would be an advantage. The salary on offer would suit somebody with 1-5 years experience. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in this exciting Design Engineer 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 / Hampshire

Manufacturing Engineer

Manufacturing Engineer - Andover - Innovative Electro-Mechanical Components £competitive (5-10 years’ experience level) Manufacturing, Assembly, Improvements, Complex Assemblies, Electro Mechanical, DFA, DFM, TAKT, MOST, 8D, Lean Our client designs, engineers and manufactures innovative electro-mechanical components of the very highest quality for a broad range of applications to the automotive, aerospace, medical, material handling, oil and gas sectors. They provide prototyping, low volume and high-volume manufacturing processes. As the Manufacturing Engineer your responsibilities will include: Working within a cross-functional team you will drive process improvement within the manufacture and assembly of electrical and electronic components. Support all new product introduction activities to ensure the successful launch of highly complex components into a manual assembly environment using TAKT, MOST, etc. Assessing the current manufacturing systems to ensure they meet the required standards and performance to meet production demands across all product ranges within the development of electro-mechanical components and sub-assemblies Resolve manufacturing issues and concerns using problem solving tools and techniques to include 8D, 5Y, Root cause and/or six sigma. Working closely with suppliers, customers, and internal stakeholders to ensure production and manufacturing standards are maintained and ultimately improved using modern manufacturing tools and techniques where appropriate within a low to medium volume production arena. You will work extensively with all departments within the business and will have exposure to a range of flagship customers, dealing with all characteristics of the product cycle. As the Manufacturing Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: You will have experience of complex assemblies and electro-mechanical components from a prototype and low volume manufacturing arena. Have taken product and components from design through all launch phases into a manufacturing arena using effective problem-solving tools and techniques (Kaizen/5Y/8D/Six Sigma, etc.) Be able to drive forward process improvement initiatives and implement modern manufacturing techniques to improve productivity while eliminating waste using the likes of DFA/DFM/TAKT/MOST. Experience of manufacturing components for Aerospace/Automotive or other safety critical industries would be an advantage. Ability to drive change and introduce new products into a highly complex manufacturing environment using strong communication and interpersonal skills to pull departments together to meet build gateways and timing plans. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you are interested in this exciting Manufacturing Engineer opportunity, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@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 / Hampshire

Electrical Team Leader

Electrical Team Leader (Electrical Systems) £Highly Competitive Plus Benefits Location: East Midlands Electrical Systems, Components, Test Plans, Development, Design, Innovations, Engineering, Programmes, DFM, DFA, Delivery, Integration, Man-Management, Leadership, Problem-solver Want to work for one of the most iconic and exciting British motoring brands, driving engineering excellence across their range of products? We are looking for an experienced and innovative Electrical Team Leader to help grow the product range and the design and engineering capability in the UK following a significant recent investment in the business. You will need to have experience of leading Electrical Teams with and ability to challenge mainstream thinking in a constructive and energetic way that will lift both the quality of engineering and the people to new heights. You will be responsible for the day to day management of a busy Electrical Department, leading teams to establish design solutions while working hand in hand with all engineering departments to ensure the brand remains at the pinnacle of design and engineering integration. We are seeking people with strong understanding of Electrical Systems and Associated Components within motorcycle arena, who has worked in a fast paced and innovative design-led environment, who has both the experience and a hands-on approach to positive leadership to overcome engineering challenges and to foster and lead a dynamic and creative engineering team. The role will have responsibility for all aspects of engineering from concept to production, across a wide range of programmes and will involve: Guide the team to a common and clear direction within product development arena Guide testing requirements and develop testing plans and procedures for electrical systems and components Promote the electrical requirements to the wider business and manage integration into the vehicle Guide product documentation, product planning, homologation & safety. Keeping morale high and motivating your team while providing leadership when required. Making critical decisions as required within new and existing programmes, while recognising the training needs of staff. Keeping staff working within departmental procedures and to relevant quality standards. This is a challenging and exciting role and we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate that they have the ability and passion: An interest and understanding of fundamental motorcycle principles. Practical hands-on engineering and electrical experience. A minimum of 10 years automotive electrical engineering background. Proven experience in a similar role. An understanding of Chassis, Powertrain and Electronics and their interactions. A knowledge of DFM and DFA. An awareness of new technologies and how to incorporate into existing architecture An awareness of functional safety requirements So if you have a true passion for all types of motoring, and a practical approach to leading electrical systems and component development projects in the motorcycle and/or motorsport sectors, with a proven track record of leadership in a similar role, you should apply today or contact Mark Bignell on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@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 / Enderby

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics And Electric Machines

Principal Engineer - Power Electronics & Electric Machines Warwickshire £ Competetive A exciting opportunity for an outstanding Power Electronics Principal Engineer to provide technical leadership in research and development and demonstration activities in the field of power electronics and electric machines and controls technology. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to develop engineering excellence in Power Electronics and motor control. As Power Electronics Principal Engineer, you will be required to: Provide technical leadership in research, development and demonstrator implementation activities in the field of power electronics and electric machines, primarily working on the APC-funded project led by Jaguar Land Rover. Provide broad ranging Technical Leadership for the successful and timely delivery of outputs from the project and other related projects in the field of the electrification of transport and the development of static energy storage solutions. This includes effective technical leadership, planning, monitoring, good use of resources, analysis and presentation of results to meet project targets. Represent our client as a recognised and credible expert in electrical engineering. Broaden the research network in areas related to transport electrification by actively seeking new industrial and academic partners. Prioritise requests from various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of the research programmes and to benefit WMG. Be responsible for the activities occurring in the project workshops associated with the power electronics and electric machines research group. Provide co-supervision of Research Students to doctoral level to ensure industrial relevance and applicability. As Principal Engineer - Power Electronics And Electric Machines you will have: A Degree in a relevant engineering / scientific discipline or equivalent experience Significant industrial experience in the delivery of engineering projects in electrical power delivering targets on time within budget Extensive knowledge of electrical engineering or manufacturing Ability to provide technical leadership to a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and researchers. Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, managing workloads of self and the team you are line managing. Experience of driving successfully tender processes for large pieces of equipment and ensure safe operation. Ability to identify key areas of innovation and research Ability to influence and negotiate in a confident and professional manner, with excellent communication skills, (written and verbal) to interface appropriately with students, academics and industrial collaborators The ability to analyse and solve complex problems with multiple stakeholders Ability to generate high quality technical papers for peer reviewed journals Experience of working in collaborative, ideally research projects Proven ability to correctly prioritise a broad range of requests from many customers, both internal and external, and ensure safe operation Professional membership of appropriate organisations **Please note that applicants MUST be eligible to live and work in the Untied Kingdom BEFORE application** If you meet the above criteria and would like to know more, please contact Tim.Parkes@jonlee.co.uk or call for a discreet conversation on 03184 446145 now. WMG 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 / Coventry

Embedded Development Engineer

Embedded Software Development Engineer £Competitive plus benefits Greenford Automotive/Fitness An Embedded Software Development Engineer is required to improve existing software designs to upgrade a current product, followed by the designing and implementation of future generations of software solutions. Candidates with experience of embedded software applications and firmware algorithm development would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, an award-winning personal mobility manufacturer based in Greenford, requires a proactive Embedded Software Development Engineer to the designing and implementation of future generations of software and electronic solutions. As an Embedded Software Development Engineer you will be required to:Support and improve existing embedded (HW&SW) designs for the Brompton Electric Develop, prototype and test embedded software and electronic developments Work with the integration team to ensure optimal integration into bike Provide development support for test fixtures Help improve design practices and processes within the business The Embedded Software Engineer should have the following skills or experience:Ideally degree qualified in related subjects (software / firmware engineering) Strong background in embedded software applications Use of TI or Silicon Labs processors and IDE's Firmware algorithm development and BLE Embedded electronics design Electric motors/inverter drives experience advantageous Windows based test tools Experience using TI, ATMEL and or Silicon Labs processors and IDE’s Experience of firmware algorithm development and BLE Appreciation of embedded electronics and FreeRTOS Understands source control management tools (e.g. Git, SVN, etc.) Matlab/Simulink This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with general software fault finding and testing to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Greenford based personal mobility manufacturer will offer you: £Competitive Pension A choice of working hours, including a 9-day fortnight (i.e. every other Friday off) Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as an Embedded Software Development Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Embedded Software Development Engineer role, please contact Tim Parkes at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446145. 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 / Greenford

Production Planner

Production Planner Competitive Plus Benefits (Negotiable) Location: South Wales Production, Planning, Material Flow, MPS, MRP, ERP, SAP, BOMs, Production Systems, Scheduling A Production Planner is required with knowledge of managing material tracking and flow within current production and new product introduction ideally within an automotive assembly or trim & final environment. Candidates with experience in the coordinating and managing material flow and production planning in a low/medium volume automotive assembly environment would be well received. Due to expansion and growth this company, an innovative organisation who build niche vehicles in South Wales requires a forward thinking and proactive Production Planner with a track record in managing the material flow within a complex assembly operation working with cross functional teams to ensure the smooth coordination, planning and delivery of material from suppliers and through the manufacturing operation is achieved to meet build demands for current and new vehicle programmes. As a Production Planner you will be required to: Maintain the MPS for all assembled manufactured products in line with customer requirements and available capacity via regular reviews of the MPS. Produce a production plan weekly, ensuring maximum customer satisfaction and best production efficiency working with ERP and MRP systems. BOM creation and rootings to support material planning activities. Organise production builds to satisfy customer demand & avoid line stoppage. Regular liaison with Senior Manager regarding line running rates and any potential line problems, reviewing factory production reports, monitor reasons for variance, and advise manager of such. Investigate all large schedule fluctuations, liaise with customers to ascertain reasons while keep manager informed of such to enable us to recover costs where necessary. Ensure adequate checks exist regarding the availability of parts for build avoiding supply crisis. Agree any purchase part/material rescheduling requirements with suppliers and confirm delivery dates, managing “call-off” basis – on a weekly basis issue a daily call-off schedule. Monitor supplier performance and discuss with each supplier on a weekly basis. Expedite all critical purchase parts with suppliers (availablity, late customer deliveries etc) and maintain promise data. Montor finished goods stock levels maintaining inventory policies in line with agreed KPI’s. Monitor A/M availabliity & issue report of shortages, reasons & promised dates for all parts. Resolve with Managers any capacity issues. Investigate and resolve all purchased part/material stock and delivery queries. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of Production Planning within the automotive arena especially from a vehicle build or trim & final seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this South Wales based automotive company will offer you: - Competitive plus Benefits (Negotiable) - Career progression and development within a forward thinking and expanding organsiation in a niche arena Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of production planning, material flow and capacity planning within a vehicle build and/or trim & final environment and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Production Planning role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@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 / Torfaen

Project Manager - NPI

Project Manager – NPI Competitive Plus Benefits (Negotiable) Location: South Wales Project, Management, NPI, Vehicle, Assembly, APQP, PPAP, Timing Plan, Manufacturing, Systems, NPD, Gateways, Budget A Project Manager - NPI is required with knowledge of the leading and delivering new product from concept through to production managing all timing plans, budgets, and gateways ideally within an automotive assembly or trim & final environment. Candidates with experience in the managing projects into a low/medium volume automotive assembly environment would be well received. Due to expansion and growth this company, an innovative organisation who build niche vehicles in South Wales requires a forward thinking and proactive Project Manager with a track record in managing new product introduction activities pulling together cross functional teams to ensure agreed plans and gateways are achieved for a new permanent role. As a Project Manager – NPI you will be required to: Run all NPD and NPI gateway process for multiple projects. Co-ordinate different contributing teams including product development, testing, purchasing, sales, marketing, QA, production engineering and manufacturing Design and implement best practice program management, tools and processes to support operational performance. Support and lead process improvement activities Prepare timing plans for projects, ranging from new product programs to small engineering changes. Communicate initiation of projects and secure agreement on deadlines for activities with the responsible departments. Co-ordinate business sign off at key gates Lead new product projects from concept through to release into production Support strategic work to reduce costs and take cost out of the BOM to open new commercial opportunities. Support design verification and sign off of new product. Perform root cause analysis and resolve problems Support internal processes to include APQP, PPAP, etc Create the planning documentation for the business and the various departments. Monitor progress and completion of tasks across multiple departments. Where needed chase to ensure completion of overdue and at-risk tasks, working with departments to find solutions to any road blocks. Exercise judgement to sign off completion of tasks. Provide status updates & KPIs on projects to the business with action plans where required. Manage all project documentation including access and revision control. Lead post-launch reviews and lessons learned. Ensure lessons are incorporated into future projects. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of new product introduction within the automotive arena especially from a vehicle build or trim & final seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this South Wales based automotive company will offer you: - Competitive plus Benefits (Negotiable) - Career progression and development within a forward thinking and expanding organsiation in a niche arena Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of new product introduction, project leadership/management and problem solving within a vehicle build and/or trim & final and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Project Manager - NPI role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email mark.bignell@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 / Torfaen
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