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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.

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Technical Sales Engineer - Rail

Technical Sales Engineer £Comp + Bens Rainham / Derby Rail A Technical Sales Engineer is required to identify new business opportunities along with the maintenance and development of existing accounts. Candidates with demonstrable experience of delivering exceptional customer service, sales growth and customer retention would be well received. Due to increased workloads this company, a market-leading supplier of products and services to the rail industry, requires a proactive Technical Sales Engineer, based in Rainham (Essex) or Derby, to be part of a team with special responsibility for defining and implementing a business development and sales plan to promote a new range of industry leading products and services. Reporting to the Technical Sales Manager, the Technical Sales Engineer will be required to: Take ownership and delivery of agreed sales budgets and forecasts Increase the company's sales and profitability Ensure continuous improvement in level of knowledge and expertise in industry developments and convey this to colleagues The Technical Sales Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Ideally degree qualified in an engineering discipline A track record of sales and business development within a technical arena A consultative approach to selling a technical product or technology Ability to sense industry trends and communicate these to colleagues in the business Experience related to the rail industry is advantageous but not essential This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with the drive and ambition required to carry out autonomous function and to deliver key business targets. In return for your experience, this Rainham based rail industry supplier will offer you: £Competitive Pension Bonus No Certificate of Sponsorship is available. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience as a Technical Sales Engineer and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Technical Sales Engineer role, please contact Paul Branton at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01268 455525. 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 / Rainham

Systems Engineer

Systems Engineers - North East or West Midlands Defence and Military Systems – Permanent – Attractive Systems Engineers are required to join an International Defence Systems company that designs, manufactures, and supports world leading military Systems. The successful Systems Engineers be integrated into the team and be involved with large Military Engineering Programmes.  As part of the team, you will be given the opportunity of professional development and career progression.   The Systems Engineers will be working as part of engineering teams to develop Systems solutions as required. The Systems Engineers require a high level of technical expertise in order that the products meet the required level of safety, quality, and performance. The Systems Engineers must be team players to provide engineering capability and complex Systems engineering solutions. Systems Engineers will be responsible for the following: Systems Analysis of customer and stakeholder requirements. Sub-system and component levels using Systems Requirements tools (DOORS). Development and management of System Architectures. Experience with Systems Models (SysML) in accordance with system design. Development of System and Sub-system design documentation including system specifications. Knowledge of Systems design descriptions, engineering plans and maturity assessments. Development of system test plans, performing system test and the production of test reports. Experience with Systems customer acceptance reports. Working with Customer, Engineering and Procurement teams. Supporting the design review process in accordance with Systems development lifecycle. Actively engaging and working with the project team for Systems development. Systems technical planning and management including Technology Readiness Levels. Participate in internal and external meetings, briefings, and design reviews. Undertaking of technical Systems presentations. The generation and review of Systems technical reports and reporting on progress. Briefing and working with Customers and Users. Provide engineering input including cost estimating, project plans, and progress reports. The Systems Engineers should have the following Qualifications Skills or Experience: Engineering Degree/HND Minimum Qualification or experience in Systems Engineering. Ideally working towards Chartered Engineer (CEng) status Team player and able to work with a multi-site and Systems engineering team. Design of components and electrical Systems for new products for product development. Ability to adopt technical Systems solutions and processes. Good Systems engineering and problem-solving skills. Strong interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills Be self-motivated and be able to work in a team. Understanding and experience with Microsoft Office Ideally understand and experience with Armoured Fighting and Military Vehicles **Security Clearance (SC) will be required due to the nature of the Defence products involved** Demand for these roles will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have experience of Systems Engineering and you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the Systems Engineers roles, please contact Peter Heap at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446102 or send suitable CV’s 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 / Shropshire


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