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Threat protection & cyber security recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s team of uniquely connected threat protection and cyber security recruitment specialists, offers clients an unrivalled level of expertise in contract, permanent and executive recruitment across the security, protection and defence industries.  

The rise in cyber threats, cyber-attacks and the need for data security is driving longer term investment in cyber security solutions including innovative recruitment services across business, government and domestic environments, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Working in partnership with our global clients including SMEs, manufacturing companies, governments, law enforcement, defence and intelligence agencies, we provide world-class recruitment solutions that support:

Cyber Security – Threat Detection - Threat Protection - Homeland Security – Counter Terrorism – Surveillance Technology 

As many of our consultants come from relevant industry backgrounds including defence, IT, electronics, engineering and manufacturing, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the constantly changing security landscape, the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles. 

Industry accreditations including REC, ISO, liP and IoD. 


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Manufacturing Technician

Manufacturing Technician – Electronics Defence and Space Permanent – Attractive – Bedford Area A Manufacturing Technician is required to join the Engineering Team within a market leading Innovative Technology Company that specialise in Electronic Systems primarily within the Aerospace Defence and Space sectors. The Manufacturing Technician will be involved with products for the electronic warfare, military communications, aerospace, commercial wireless, and telecom industries. The successful Manufacturing Technician will be responsible to oversee the production onsite and ensure that the manufacturing processes are efficient and to the quality level expected by our customers in accordance with H&S standards. The successful Manufacturing Technician will have good attention to detail and able to improve production processes to maximise efficiency. Manufacturing Technician – Key Responsibilities Ensure all processes and equipment are up to date and maintained Updating detailed operating documentation Servicing and maintenance of key equipment Identify new equipment to fulfil manufacturing requirements Transfer equipment, product, and processes from other facilities Carry out manufacturing process experimentation Produce manufacturing process documentation Produce guidelines for equipment Provide training on use of new equipment and processes Ability to explain complex issues to non-specialists Gain acceptance of optimum solutions through sound arguments and reasoning Technical Skills and Experience required for the Manufacturing Technician Relevant technical and engineering qualification Apprentice or engineering trained ideally Experience within a technical manufacturing and production environment Knowledge of electronic manufacturing processes Understanding of Electronic products and technology Good level of IT literacy and experience Experience of using statistical software packages Experience of using CAD software would be advantageous Excellent planning and organisational skills Good written skills and the ability to communicate at all levels Able to work as part of a team An enthusiastic approach to work with a can do attitude **Security Clearance will be required for this role due to the sensitive nature of the products and therefore only applications from candidates able to obtain this will be considered** If you feel you meet the requirements for the role of the Manufacturing 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 / Bedford

Senior Systems Engineer

Job Role: System Engineer (3 positions available including Senior Systems Engineer & Principal Systems Engineer) Location: Edinburgh, Scotland Industry: Aerospace & Defence (Must be available to be SC Cleared) ***All candidates MUST be UK CITIZENS ONLY due to Sensitive National Security Clearance Requirements*** Jonathan Lee Recruitment is working with a key client and a global leading consultancy and service providers who lead and support award winning businesses across the planet with key and critical projects. Due to winning new business and continuous company growth, my client is looking for new talent within Systems Engineering for permanent roles. An option for contract may be considered. As the Systems Engineer, you will be based in Edinburgh, Scotland. Role Overview: We have requirements for individuals at two different levels within the Systems Engineering organisation, based on skill set and experience. Some travel may be expected in this role. Candidates should currently be employed as a Systems Engineer/ Senior Systems Engineer/ Principal Systems Engineer with experience of integration, verification, validation, certification, qualification and acceptance of complex, high-reliability systems. Ideally you should have Radio Frequency/RF/Radar or Electro-optical systems experience but candidates with experience of other aerospace/ defence applications, space, nuclear, automotive or transportation sectors will be considered. Job Responsibilities: Will vary depending on level of experience, but main responsibilities may include: Lead/ support generation of test strategy, test plans & test documentation Planning/ preparation of integration/test environment, including facilities, test equipment (custom/ COTS), tools & test/ simulation software Lead/ support system integration and test activities, working closely with hardware, software & firmware teams to achieve project milestones/ deliverables Help to identify, investigate & resolve system integration issues Lead/support verification of system & sub-system requirements Define verification methods/ tests & show traceability to systems/ sub-system requirements Support system/ sub-system Qualification testing, including generation of test reports Lead/support system acceptance test activities Participation in Test and Qualification readiness reviews Gather test evidence and prepare documentation for Certification/Qualification Provide lab-based system demonstrations to customers/ partner companies Integrate systems on flight trials aircraft and support flight trials Support platform integration with customer systems/aircraft, including in-field system software upgrades Skills, Qualifications and Experience required HND/HNC or degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng) in a relevant STEM-based subject Systems integration and/ or test experience of complex, high-reliability systems (ideally RF/ Radar or Electro-optics systems) Experience of verification and validation (V&V) activities to achieve certification and acceptance Experience of working in multi-disciplined Engineering teams Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written Able to generate high-quality documentation (test specifications, procedures & reports) Use of GPTE (i.e. spectrum analysers, oscilloscopes, signal generators, etc) & experience of running test scripts Desirable Previous IVV experience of RF/Radar or Electro-optics systems Experience of defining verification methods and generating tests requirements/ procedures Experience of showing traceability of V&V tests to systems requirements & generating/ updating Verification Matrices (VCRMs) Previous experience of working in a Trials or field role Qualifications HND/ HNC or degree (BSc/ BEng/ MSc/ MEng) UK citizenship is mandatory to be able to clear the background checks and obtain SC clearance Current valid SC clearance would be an advantage If you are eligible to apply and meet security requirements, please apply now or contact Tom Duckett 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Edinburgh

IT Infrastructure Support Engineer

Job title: IT Infrastructure Support Engineer Salary Range: £34,000 to £38,000 per annum hour Hours: 37.5-hour week Location: Telford, Shropshire Permanent role working for a leading defence/military design and manufacturing client. An IT Infrastructure Support Engineeris required with knowledge/experience with managing parallel infrastructure projects, managing 3rd party service & support providers for desktop support and network/infrastructure work in line with management procedures, policies and procedures under a strict Military & Defence governed environment. Candidates with a manufacturing background within the defence sector and knowledge of Microsoft project planning, system migrations and integrations, engineering platforms for example TeamCenter, CAD would be well received. Due to ongoing growth this client based in Telford, Shropshire requires a dynamic, leading IT Infrastructure Support Engineer on a permanent basis. As an IT Infrastructure Support Engineer, you will be required to: Managing parallel infrastructure projects Managing 3rd party service & support providers for desktop support and network/infrastructure Microsoft project planning with system migrations and integrations between UK and company Understanding and managing engineering platforms for example TeamCenter, CAD etc Launching core transformation activities such as supporting at low / high levels through the transition. Ability to work effectively across complex matrix organisation structures. Escalate issues to appropriate third parties / vendors when required. Produce detailed documentation and procedures. Ability to provide technical support to tickets raised through IT service desk for all software and hardware issues Lead infrastructure projects and assessments The IT Infrastructure Support Engineer should have the following skills or experience: Must be able to obtain security clearance Must have knowledge of all above and the management of the process as this is NOT a hands on role. Covering desktop support and network/infrastructure work. Site installations, moves and changes Installing and supporting Network and Software Applications. Providing global infrastructure support, provide new infrastructure installations, working with servers and providing solutions to meet business needs A solid understanding of Windows 7 and Windows 10. Great in-depth knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint etc) Working in a broad hands-on role supporting an evolving technical IT infrastructure and following change management procedures, policies and procedures Virtualisation (VMWare / Hyper V) Cloud Technologies (Azure, IAAS, SAAS) Active Directory Management IT Network Infrastructure (LAN and WAN) Windows Server Management and Tools Email services (Exchange, Office 365) Storage Area Networks (SAN or NAS) Strong communications, relationship building and influencing skills Excellent people management skills, with ability to communicate at all levels Willingness for travel Knowledge/ Experience of supporting Software Applications 2nd/ 3rd line Infrastructure Support This is an excellent opportunity for anyone with knowledge of IT Infrastructure within a manufacturing company. In return for your experience, this Telford based defence specialist will offer you: Full time permanent contract 37.5 hour working week with an early finish on Fridays £34,000 to £38,000 per annum Healthcare Contribution pension Great working conditions Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you have knowledge of IT Infrastructure within the manufacturing and defence field and want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the IT Infrastructure Engineer, 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 Recruitment are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Telford


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