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engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Off-highway engineering recruitment

The first choice for clients and candidates, Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s off-highway vehicles and equipment division provides clients with a unique level of expertise in contract, interim permanent recruitment.

For over 40 years we have provided solutions across three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial over the complete product lifecycle across sectors that include: construction and yellow goods, material handling equipment and agricultural equipment and machinery.

Revolutionary industry developments including the need to improve efficiency and durability in off-road vehicles through to overcoming the roadblocks to increasing electrification and needs of stage V emissions, is driving demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Many of our consultants are industry specialists from relevant engineering backgrounds, including automotive, defence, manufacturing, powertrain and electronics and we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist engineering and manufacturing roles.

Working in partnership with our global clients, who range from key industrial off-highway OEMs through to SMEs, covering sectors from construction to power generation over a range of mobile equipment (excavators, dumpers, loaders, tractors, trailers, forklifts, cranes, work platforms, telescopic handlers), we’re committed to providing clients with world-class recruitment solutions.

Industry supporters to the IMechE and REC accredited. Contact Mark Bignell for more information.


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EC&I Engineer (Intermediate)

EC&I Engineer (Intermediate) - 12 Month Contract Circa £26 per hour Peterborough Off-Highway manufacturing We are looking for 2 EC&I Engineers to work for a major Off-Highway OEM based in Peterborough; working on days, you'll be working in the test cell department so we'd be particular keen to speak with candidates with electrics vehicles, battery pack management or electrification background. The skills/experience required for the EC&I Engineer are below: Evaluation, selection, and deployment of test cell control and measurement equipment Fault finding Design modifications to facility plant, test rigs and equipment Collation and distribution of findings in technical reports Experience of working in an engine test cell environment or with relevant control and measurement systems This 12 month EC&I Engineer contract role is a likely start in August on days, we are looking for a person with some experience so this would suit a person who is at intermediate level in their career. and the company are offering the following: Hourly rate of around £26 per hour Working in an established team 12 month contract duration If this EC&I Engineer role is of interest, please do get in touch with Gareth at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Recruitment, a leading engineering and manufacturing recruitment consultancy established in 1978. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Contracts are those of an Employment Business.

Contract / Peterborough

Principal Engineer - Electrified Powertrain

Principal Engineer - Electrified Powertrain - Electronic Systems - Leamington Spa - £ Competitive + Excellent benefits Our client has an exceptional opportunity for an experienced Electrified Powertrain Engineer to develop high performance electronic systems for automotive, aerospace and off-highway projects. The successful candidate will develop innovative Electrified Powertrain applications, for a range of high-profile clients. As Principal Engineer - Electrified Powertrain you will be required to Define and review Electrified Powertrain system requirements and architectures for customer and internal programs in automotive, aero and off-highway applications for ASIL C/D applications. Create detailed designs for high power (>150kW, 300-800V) traction inverters and associated control and interface circuits, actuators and sensors. Work with mechanical engineers to develop integrated electronic / mechanical / thermal design concepts. Define and review test plans and DVPRs for Electrified Powertrain systems and components from traction inverters to fully integrated electric drive units (EDUs). Support electric powertrain control software engineers to test and develop inverter and motor control software and test electronics hardware. Schematic capture and PCB layout using Altium Designer. BOM generation and review. Where appropriate, undertake a Project Lead role - leading a project team to deliver to technical and commercial requirements. As Principal Engineer - Electrified Powertrain you will need A degree or equivalent in a relevant Engineering or Science related discipline. Extensive experience of electric powertrain system design. Proven experience in the safe use of high power equipment in a high voltage development environment. Including high power battery emulators and dynos. A familiarity with digital motor control schemes for a variety of motor topologies, and microcontroller implementation techniques. The ability to meet electric powertrain EMC requirements, and to be able to generate subsystem DFMEA and HARA at program initiation. Provide project timing, resource and cost planning information to support Program Management and Business Development activities. Contribute to and deliver technical conference and white papers, sharing technical knowledge across the business. To be available for worldwide, short and long-haul travel. Suitably qualified and experienced Electric Powertrain Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter to 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 / Leamington Spa

EHS Technician

EHS Technician Leicester To c£17.60 per hour Manufacturing Facility Looking to develop a career in EHS in a large fast paced environment?? This role will play an active part of the on-site EHS team, supporting both regulatory compliance and cultural improvement. The EHS Technician role supports a variety of day to day activities and give plentiful opportunity for you to gain exposure in multiple areas. The EHS Technician role will suit a candidate with: A degree/HNC in an appropriate scientific discipline. Strong IT and Microsoft Office skills. The ability to follow their own initiative, be proactive and ambitious. The confidence to stand and present ideas and training materials to wider groups and audiences. Someone looking to develop a career within EHS in a large fast paced environment. Candidates with relevant experience, from backgrounds that may differ from safety disciplines, will also be considered. In the role you will: Support and contribute to the development, implementation and maintenance of Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) systems, processes and procedures. Assist the operational teams in cultural safety development. Participate in projects and work groups to implement safety improvements. Coach and train the workforce. Help maintain legal compliance. This is an entry-level position and will support EHS staff at the facility, business unit, or corporate level. Attention to detail is critical, as is the use of readily available clear and direct references and provision of straightforward solutions to problems. If keen to learn more please contact Grant Nisbet at 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 / Leicester


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    Claire Jose

    Recruitment Business Partner
  • Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been brilliant in finding me a new job. From applying online to the first day in my new job there has been a very personal feel about the way they work. I'd like to extend a massive thank you to everyone at Jonathan Lee, without their help and support I wouldn't have found myself in the job I am in today. From the first phone call to the start date of my new job the service has been excellent, so thank you very much.

    Matt Pates

    Service Engineer
  • Jonathan Lee recruitment has been absolutely brilliant with the professional, friendly and down to earth way they have found me my perfect role as a maintenance engineer. Throughout my process of "the next step" the support and level of communication they have given me is a credit to them. Thank you to all at Jonathan Lee Recruitment and hope your future is a prosperous one.

    Les Piggon

    Maintenance Engineer
  • We have been more than encouraged by the work that Jonathan Lee Recruitment has completed for the members of the EEF, their marketplace knowledge across a wide variety of engineering sectors and most importantly the strong professional culture that they work to and high levels of service they provide. We would happily recommend the Jonathan Lee Recruitment business to any engineering and manufacturing organisation looking to engage a professional, committed and quality consultancy to support their recruitment activities.

    Richard Halstead

    National Interim Membership Engagement Director
  • 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.

    Chris Poulopoulos

    Electrical Engineer
  • I have been working Jonathan Lee for 9 months on a contract based in Rainham Essex. At the beginning Matthew helped me through all the legal documentation and insurance requirements to be able to undertake the assignment and we have been in regular contact throughout. The assignment itself is great and I am glad to have found this through Jonathan Lee. I would and already have recommended Jonathan Lee to my friends and colleagues to use in the future.

    Robert Chambers

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