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engineering and manufacturing recruitment experts, since 1978

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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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Project Design Engineer

Project Design Engineer - Rotherham At an exciting time in this Rail Engineering company’s history, we have a new role for a Project Design Engineer, who would be involved in projects from cradle to grave. An exciting and fulfilling role for a Designer, who really wants to be integrated into the project and work in a small team based at their facility in Rotherham. The company design and install Train Washing, Fuelling and other ancillary equipment for rail depots as well projects for other industries. The Project Design Engineer will: • Assist with initial tender design submission as required • Assist with the preparation of tender submissions (including site visits) • Be the Internal / External Design Interface • Prepare O&M and Installation manuals as required • Produce Technical scope of work for Client / Internal Projects • Specify scope of work for issuing to suppliers • Obtain quotations from external supply chain • Responding to technical queries throughout tender and contract deliverables • Prepare manufacturing design • Visiting customer sites to carry out surveys as required • Visiting suppliers for sign-off of equipment specified • Visiting customer sites at test & commissioning for verification sign-off Experience • Good of project management/engineering experience Good 2D and 3D CAD experience, ideally with AutoCAD Experience of BIM level 2, preferred but not essential as training will be given. Ability to communicate at all levels Ability to produce reports and documentation Experience in Microsoft Office packages including Word, Excel, Outlook Qualifications HNC/HND in Mechanical Engineering or relevant experience Benefits • Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply, please send a brief copy of your CV and a letter, outlining your suitability for the role, please send your CV to Philip Delaloye on or call on 01384446192 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 / South Yorkshire

Rail Engine Application Engineer

Rail Engine Configuration and Application Engineer 6 months initial contract - LTD Peterborough, UK Rail A Rail Engine Configuration and Application Engineer opportunity has become available for a global OEM based in Peterborough. Joining a Rail Engine team, you will primarily provide assistance to customers with engine configuration and application engineering. This will be a broad role within a small team focused on selling company branded engines to the worldwide rail market. Role description: Working with worldwide rail engine sales team to address technical issues related to selling rail engines. Responding to dealer and customer enquiries placed through the web based portal regarding configuration of price list engines. Responding to dealer and customer requests on meeting installation requirements or performing installation testing. Become a trusted advisor to customers and dealer network regarding engine application and installation requirements. Efficiently working through technical aspects of sales process to grow sales in robust applications & installations. Liaising with engine design and platform teams to address customer concerns and application issues. To apply for this position you should have some of the following: Engineering degree (or equivalent) Experience in engine application and customer configuration strongly desired, similar experience in the automotive industry will be considered Experience within the rail market would be beneficial. Good interpersonal skill, with the ability to communicate clearly over email, telephone & video conference Ability to travel Europe, USA and possible elsewhere. Travel will not exceed 25%. Please contact James Tilley for more details. 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

Field Service Engineer

Field Service Engineer - This is an ideal role for Ex-Military Engineers with German language skills A Field Service Engineer is required to join a world leading distributor of Generators, compressors, pumps and manufacturer of Lighting Towers for the Rail, Events and Construction Industry based in Wolverhampton. As the Field Service Engineer you will be required to travel to customer sites, both in UK and Europe. As the Field Service Engineer your responsibilities will include: Provision of on-site corrective/preventative maintenance and offer after-sales technical and commercial support. You will be required to develop technical knowledge of generators, compressors, pumps and manufacturer of Lighting Towers. Installation and start-up of equipment globally giving training and demonstrations to client personnel. Provide a first class service to clients. Give training and mentoring to internal Service Engineers where required. As the Field Service Engineer you will require the following skills and experiences: High level of German language skills, to explain technical operations and maintenance programmes to operatives. Experience of servicing or maintenance of generators, compressors, pumps and or Lighting Towers. This role requires experience or aptitude to develop knowledge in both mechanical and electrical engineering. Experience with hydraulic and pneumatic systems desirable Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. Pension scheme.This is an ideal role for Ex-Military Engineers If you are interested in this role please forward your CV and contact details to Paul Broadhead at paul.broadhead@jonlee.co.uk or for more details call 01384 446 155. 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 / Staffordshire

International Sales Executive

International Sales Executive – Europe An exciting and challenging opportunity has arisen for an International Sales Executive for a leading UK company in the Generator and Lighting Hire and Sales market-based in Wolverhampton. Reporting to the Global Business Development Director, the International Sales Executive is expected to develop and maximise the business levels to existing and identified customers and identify and develop new customer opportunities with throughout Europe, initially being focused on Germany. Key Responsibilities • Manage and develop all existing customers across Europe • Identify, target and win new customer business in Europe, especially major accounts in line with Group global strategy. • Identify, appoint and develop partner Distributors across key regions within Europe • Work to existing product pricing structures as well as evolving these structures within Group strategy guidelines, to maximise business potential at existing and new customers • Negotiate Commercial terms on an annual basis • Make Commercial and technical sales presentations • Conduct regular travel for customer visits throughout Europe, typically 30% of the time • Generate and periodically update Sales Forecasts • Report on monthly activity to the Global Business Development Director • Fully utilise and maintain the company CRM system Salesforce • Provide input to company new product development to ensure the company remains a leader in the Generator and Lighting Hire and Sales market Qualifications Skills and Experience • Experienced in an industrial/manufacturing sales or commercial role. • Ideally experience of selling within the Generator and Lighting Hire and Sales market arenas. • Demonstrable success in realising business development. • International travel & sales experience would be advantageous. • Must be willing to travel across Europe • Good Language Skills especially German • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Strong account management and relationship building skills • Experience of managing large accounts. • Ideally some technical competence, especially Mechanics/Hydraulics. • Computer literate, including competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a CRM system. • Experience with an MRP system is an advantage Benefits • Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. • Pension scheme. • Commission Structure If you are interested in this role please forward your CV and contact details to Paul Brodhead at paul.broadhead@jonlee.co.uk or for more details call +44(0)1384446155. 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 / Wolverhampton

Production Engineer

Production Engineer Permanent West Midlands Due to a recent program of investment and growth, our client are looking for a Production Engineer to join them in an exciting new chapter in the development of their automatic changeover switchgear product line. The Production Engineer will need to have specialised in small component assembly to provide essential help and support to our manufacturing team and have the confidence to discuss and review improvements with our Quality Assurance & Design Engineering teams. The ideal candidate will have experience in the design of work handling jigs and fixtures with knowledge of best practices in assembly, 3D CAD capability would be an advantage to share and discuss with operatives and other engineers. This job is well suited to someone who is hard working, with excellent time management teams, with the ability to work alone or in a team environment. What you will do: Support the implementation of new products into manufacturing, attending design reviews and risk analysis reviews. Support assembly operatives to identify quickly the root cause to an assembly issue and contact the relevant team to action and rectify. Implement work handling jigs and fixtures and be aware of routine maintenance procedures. Liaise with other departments to formulate objectives and implement best practices in assembly. Working with the rest of the supervisory team, and management teams to suggest and implement ideas for improvement including production methods design and productivity gains Suggest changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency. Evaluating the needs and requirements for new products or processes. Proven experience of manufacturing re-design including application of LEAN manufacturing techniques Monitor and control production processes and management of jigs/fixtures and any other manufacturing tooling required What you need: Technical apprenticeship served. Extensive experience of working in a small component assembly manufacturing environment is essential An organised approach to work with good time management skills and hands on approach Knowledge of continuous improvement methodologies would be desirable Strong communicator who can adapt their style to suit various environments. Computer literate and experience of mainframe production scheduling systems and spreadsheets. An understanding of engineered applications with the ability to generate and read drawings · For more information or to apply, please send your CV today. 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 / Walsall Wood

Strategic Consultant (London)

Job title: Strategic Consultant (Asset Management) Location: London £28,000 to £40,000 per annum DOE Permanent A Strategic Consultant for Infrastructure Asset Management is currently required for our client based in London. Our client uses data science techniques and technology solutions to understand and improve the value of assets so they perform better. As a Strategic Consultant your duties and responsibilities will include: Developing and implementing the Asset Management Strategy Utilising information systems and processes that create a lifecycle cost view of asset portfolios Working with asset management transformation programmes Support clients in realising value from their asset portfolio by developing business intelligence through asset data The ideal candidate will have the following: A degree qualification Have a thorough working knowledge of asset management practice Understand asset performance requirements and analysis techniques needed to verify that assets are meeting the required levels of service Strong interpersonal skills Able to work in unfamiliar business areas 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 / London

Production Manager

Production Manager - Derby At an exciting time in this Rail Rolling Stock company's history, we have a brand new role for a Production Manager, to ensure the efficient and timely production of goods as well as be involved in the move to their new and larger facility in Derby. The Production Manager will: - Produce and maintaining the Production Plan - Ensure adherence to the production plan - Determine the human resources required and Skill matrix - Determine the material requirements to support the production plan - Ensure adherence to the health and safety regulation are met - Ensure adherence to the operating procedures for production operations - Support, set and monitor product quality standards - Determine and implement improvements to the production process - Monitor and review the performance of staff - Estimate production costs and manage production budgets - Implement initiatives to drive down cost and improve quality Experience and Qualifications: Previous experience working as a Production Manager ideally within a fabrication environment. An understanding of JIT, 5S and SMED systems is required together with problem solving tools such as 8D, 5 Why, root cause analysis and standard operating procedures. A strong engineering or manufacturing background ideally supported by qualifications to HNC, HND or degree level A real passion for Continuous Improvement and implementing simple but effective KPIs. An understanding of cell manufacturing and establishing production systems that can handle a product mix. An ability to coach, train and educate employees in modern manufacturing techniques, able to generate a high-performance culture focussed on delivery and excellent customer service Dynamic, data driven, numerate with an excellent understanding of capacity planning and production scheduling Excellent communication skills, verbal, written and presentation, able to motivate create understanding and engagement. If you believe you have the relevant skills and experience and wish to apply, please send a brief copy of your CV and a letter, outlining your suitability for the role. 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 / Derby

Locomotive Technician

Locomotive Technician x 2 Location: Stoke-on-Trent Salary: £27 000 - £35 000 (depending on the experience) + 7.5% shift allowance Shifts on a rota basis – 6am – 2.30pm & 2.00pm – 10.30pm We are looking for Locomotive Technicians for an established Rail Engineering business. Prime functions are locomotive maintenance to ensure fleet reliability a proven track record of working effectively with Diesel engineering technology is a must for this role, this experience can be considered from any industry. You will deliver high standards of engineering workmanship for Electro Motive and its customers. Responsible for the high quality and effective execution of allocated contract maintenance and engineering projects within agreed timescales and budgets. Proactively maintain the customer’s locomotive fleet to ensure safe and reliable operation. Respond to the customer’s unscheduled events in a rapid & efficient manner. Complete and maintain all relative documentation in an accurate and timely manner Carry out maintenance, repair, overhaul, modification and fault finding activities as necessary What you will need: Diesel engine technology experience. Engineering Advanced Apprenticeship or equivalent experience. BTEC National Certificate /ONC in Engineering or European equivalent. Relevant experience gained in a similar position. Suitably experienced candidates should apply today. 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 / Stoke-on-Trent

Sales Manager

Sales Manager - North America An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Sales Manager with an established British based engineering company for North America for their Elevator and Energy Absorption division. Reporting to the Global Business Development Director, the Sales Manager is expected to develop and maximise the business levels to existing and identified customers, identify and develop new customer opportunities with Major OEM's, SME's and Distributors throughout the United States. Location: Home based in the United States Key Responsibilities Manage and develop all existing customers across The Region Identify, target and win new customer business in The Region, especially major OEM accounts in line with Group global strategy. Identify, appoint and develop partner Distributors across key regions within North America Work to existing product pricing structures as well as evolving these structures within Group strategy guidelines, to maximise business potential at existing and new customers Negotiate Commercial terms on an annual basis Make Commercial and technical sales presentations Conduct regular travel for customer visits throughout The Region, typically 30% of the time Generate and periodically update Sales Forecasts Report on monthly activity to the Global Business Development Director Fully utilise and maintain the company CRM system Salesforce Provide input to company new product development to ensure the company remains the premier global OEM in energy absorption buffers Qualifications Skills and Experience Experienced in an industrial/manufacturing sales or commercial role. Ideally experience of selling within the Elevator or Energy Absorption arenas. Demonstrable success in realising business development. International travel & sales experience would be advantageous. Must be willing to travel across the United States of America Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Strong account management and relationship building skills Experience of managing large accounts. Ideally some technical competence, especially Mechanics/Hydraulics. Computer literate, including competency with Word, Excel, PowerPoint and a CRM system. Experience with an MRP system is an advantage Benefits Salary negotiable dependent upon experience. Pension scheme. Health Insurance Car Allowance. Commission Structure If you are interested in this role please forward your CV 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 / Atlanta
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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
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    Richard Halstead

    National Interim Membership Engagement Director
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    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.

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