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engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

Rail engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has been delivering best-in-class recruitment to the engineering and manufacturing industry for over 40 years including the rail sector.

We offer clients a unique level of expertise in contract, interim and permanent recruitment across all engineering and technical disciplines including design, development, maintenance, quality and RAMs within the following specialist sectors:

Rail and Metro Rolling Stock (including Freight and Locomotive) – Sub Systems and Interiors - Plant and Equipment – Railway Signalling - Permanent Way

As many of our highly-experienced consultants come from relevant engineering backgrounds including the rail, automotive, aerospace, defence, manufacturing and electronics sectors, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of transferable skills, technical experience and personal attributes for specialist roles (both blue and white collar).

Our unique connections and close client relationships with trains operating companies, train builders, MROs and their supply chains have enabled us to recruit suitably qualified and experienced people for some of the rail industry’s leading national and international rail companies such as Network Rail, Transport for London and Crossrail across major rail infrastructure projects such as HS2 and HS3.

Make UK Advantages Partner, Rail Alliance member, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited. 

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Simulation Engineer - Low Emission Vehicles

Simulation Engineer Competitive plus benefits Leicestershire Simulation, Analysis, Matlab, Python, Emissions, Low Carbon, Transportation, Communication. A Simulation Engineer is required to provide analytical and modelling skills to the team delivering programmes and projects related to the development and deployment of new and emerging low emission vehicles and infrastructure. Our client specialises in Low Carbon and Fuel Cell technologies and are seeking a Simulation Engineer to join their team in Leicestershire. As a Simulation Engineer you will be responsible for: Analysis of low carbon vehicle performance data, reporting and presentation of the results. Operation and development of vehicle performance modelling and simulation software. Undertake projects and programme delivery activities regarding low emission automotive technologies, markets, and fuelling. Develop and deploy analytical techniques to assess the performance of low emission vehicle types (electric, hydrogen, natural gas, etc.), and supporting infrastructure, for on road / in fleet operations (technical, economic and life-cycle environmental) Develop and write technical papers and reports. Undertake market research and techno-market analysis on low emission technologies and products. Provide advice and guidance to fleets on the practical low emission alternatives to diesel vehicles. Education / Skills / Experience Ideal candidates should have: An Engineering or technical degree . An Analytical mind who can analysis data and present detailed reports. Experience of programming in Matlab, VBA, Python, SQL or alternative software’s used analysis  for data analysis Information collection, database and statistical analysis experience Data analysis skills, with experience of Excel Excellent communication skills This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of low carbon, fuel cell technologies and / or emissions / fuel consumption analysis seeking to develop your career. In return for your experience, this Leicestershire based company will offer you: Competitive salary Excellent opportunity to progress your career and develop your skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have any questions about the Simulation Engineer role, please contact Mark Bignell at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446167 or email  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 / Loughborough

Avionics RF Electronics Technician

Avionic RF Electronic Technician - West London Permanent - Attractive - Aerospace and Defence   An Avionic RF Electronic Technician is required to repair and overhaul a wide range of Avionic Communications, Navigation, Radar, Audio and Electronics units to component level. The Avionic RF Electronic Technician is required to join an Avionic Systems Company immediately. The Avionic RF Electronic Technician will be responsible for working with Electronic technologies ranging from analogue electronics to complex microprocessor electronics with the ability to repair RF circuits. Avionic RF Electronic Technician - Key Responsibilities Precise mechanical work and electronics repair Electronics repair of through hole and surface mounted components fault finding and testing using specialised and general-purpose electronics test equipment Complete accurate and legible repair records Ensure accuracy and safety standards are met Understanding the Standard Operating and Company Procedures Upon agreement work as part of an 'on call' team on a rota basis. Skills Required for the Avionic RF Electronic Technician PC literate - Microsoft word, excel, databases HNC/HND level electronics preferred Good command of spoken and written English Good eyesight with or without glasses or lenses (No Colour Blindness) Good experience in electronic repairs at component level RF experience with ability to repair complex RF circuits and technology Soldering skills both surface mount and through hole components Experienced in the use of electronic test equipment Experience in similar role advantageous Aviation or RF or Military background desirable Previous experience within an Avionics desirable Good working knowledge of aircraft systems would be an advantage Security Clearance may be required for this role due to the nature of the Industry If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Avionic RF Electronic Technician, then apply directly or contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment. Either Direct Line 01384 446102 or Email suitable MS Word CV's 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 / Middlesex


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  • Once again, I just wanted to say thank you for all your support so far with our Head of Credit Risk role. As an agency recruiter for many years my expectations are naturally very high and you always deliver good candidates with an exceptional CV layout which stops me from having to ask multiple questions about salary, skills or location. I value your professional and warm nature in comparison to the aggressive and obtuse way other recruiters speak to me. It goes a long way and is appreciated.

    Claire Jose

    Recruitment Business Partner
  • You gave me a real insight into the company, the culture of all the personnel I was due to meet / be interviewed by, and tremendous real assistance in preparation for the interviews. The information that you gave me of the company was accurate and helped me make an impression, and you have a very pleasant demeanor and were very easy to speak to and deal with. Therefore, thank you for your help, it has been a real positive outcome for me.

    James Davies

    Maintenance Manager
  • 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
  • Very pleased and impressed with the level of service I received from Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

    Richard Hartley

    Bovis Lend Lease Ltd
  • 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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