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Truck & bus

engineering and manufacturing  recruitment experts, since 1978

truck & bus engineering recruitment

Jonathan Lee Recruitment’s truck and bus division provides best-in-class recruitment services in contract, interim and permanent recruitment in three dedicated areas: product development, manufacturing and commercial across:

Commercial Vehicles – PSVs (Bus and Coach) – Trucks – HGVs/LGVs

The sector is facing an exciting yet challenging period. Rapid technological advancements including the rise of autonomous, self-driving trucks and electric HGVs driven by ambitious fuel efficiency targets and a buoyant market are driving demand for a variety of complex recruitment solutions, which we are uniquely equipped to provide.

Working in partnership with our global clients including OEMs, 1st and 2nd Tier Suppliers, SMEs, R&D centres, design consultancies, supply chain and aftermarket businesses, we’re committed to a culture of continuous improvement, providing clients with world-class recruitment services to keep us at the forefront of industry evolution.

As many of our consultants come from relevant backgrounds including the truck and bus, automotive, manufacturing and electronics sectors, we pride ourselves on our in-depth understanding of the skills, experience and personal attributes required for specialist roles.

EEF Advantages Partner, affiliated to the SMMT, industry supporter to the IMechE and REC accredited. Contact Mark Bignell for more information.


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Electrical & Electronics Design Engineer

Electrical & Electronics Design Engineer Staffordshire to £45k Overview of the role: This role involves generating new harness designs and releasing hardware specifications to support the development of new machine products. The individual must have a wide range of electrical and electronic skills to understand and develop hardware architecture at machine level. Proficient in harness CAD packages and experience with harness roughing, fuse allocation, wire sizing and CAN network development. Your Responsibilities as an Electrical & Electronics Design Engineer To implement new and fresh ideas for machine harness architecture from concept to production including design, development, validation and design release. Proficient in harness CAD packages and experience with harness roughing, fuse allocation, wire sizing and CAN network development. Generation of technical drawings and hardware specifications. Coordinate with suppliers. About you: Electrical degree or equivalent. Demonstrates creativity and innovation within the discipline of the Electrical and Electronic subsystem of mobile construction equipment. Will complete full Product Improvement (PI) change note documentation. Awareness of cost implications for full component life cycle. Working understanding of Engineering Sign Off (ESO) procedures. Competent with systems and procedures of the department e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) / Standard Operating Procedures (SOP)s. Demonstrates ability to take responsibility for the design/development of Electrical and Electronic subsystems - From concept to on-line manufacture. Capable of executing analysis, calculations in regard to wiring sizing and fusing. What's in it for you? Career progression and development. Competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave. For more information or to apply please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Principal Engineer- Electrical

Principal Engineer- Electrical Systems- Zuken Staffordshire to £60k Overview of the role: Reporting to the Group Electrical Systems Manager, the successful candidate will join a highly focussed and passionate team, working to support group NPIP programmes and business unit design teams overseeing and implementing the development of Zuken E3 and associated standards across the business. Your Responsibilities as a Principal Engineer: Lead and deliver the continued development of Zuken E3 ECAD system. Provide training, mentoring and support to Global user base, work closely with Zuken to close issues and prioritise development tasks. Lead the integration of Zuken with Teamcenter Engineering processes. Develop a close work relationship with harness manufacturers to improve quality performance in line with company objectives. Lead a small focused team with budget and project delivery responsibilities for Zuken. About you: Degree / HND in Electrical Engineering or have equivalent experience. Highly competent in Zuken or similar ECAD system. Experience in delivering projects working across engineering and IT disciplines. Experienced in owning a system from cradle to grave. Comfortable working with and refining software functional requirements. Understand and make use of the best practices, patterns and tools for the job. What's in it for you? Career progression and development. Competitive salary, company pension scheme, medical insurance and dental care schemes, access to the company's healthy living centre and 33 days annual leave. For more information or to apply, please contact Gemma Skidmore of Jonathan Lee Recruitment.

Permanent / Staffordshire, England

Electric Powertrain Battery Engineer

Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - Electric Powertrain - Coventry - £ Highly competitive DOE A Lead Engineer - Battery Systems is required to work on the development of new and highly innovative EV and hybrid vehicle programmes. This is an exceptional opportunity for a talented engineer to turn their ideas into reality, from blank page concepts to outstanding designs. As Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - you will be required to Lead the development of battery systems for various new vehicle platforms. Provide effective technical management, CAE analysis, planning, monitoring and battery design expertise in conjunction with other technical project leads. To provide specialist technical knowledge in the field of battery systems for hybrid and electric vehicles. Work closely with current and future collaborative partners. To be responsible for test and development activities To disseminate project output by reports, presentations and other suitable methods. As Lead Engineer - Battery Systems - you will have A degree in a relevant subject Experience of technical leadership in the battery systems field. The ability to manage multi-disciplined, complex, technical projects. The ability to supervise and support junior engineers. Suitably qualified and experienced Battery Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Senior Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineer

Senior Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineer - Uttoxeter - £ 40-50k DOE + Excellent benefits A Senior Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineer is required for a world class, family-owned technology business that designs and manufactures a range of earth moving machines. As part of a hands-on and passionate engineering team, you will play a key role in the development of a class-leading product range. As Senior Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineer - you will be required to Have responsibility for a series of machine control systems. Own the design, development, sign-off and in-service support. Work with colleagues and key suppliers to specify components, define software requirements and deliver test programmes in line with agreed project time scales. Write real-time embedded software for prototype and production machines to recognised quality standards. Own technical responsibility for part of the machine. As Senior Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineer - you will have A degree level qualification in electronic / software engineering or a related subject. A minimum 3 years relevant work experience in a related industry. A comprehensive understanding of control system logic and an appreciation of functional safety. Familiarity with off highway electronic control systems. Experience in C programming, Simulink and CAD is highly desirable. What you will get: An excellent salary and benefits package, whilst working on highly-rewarding projects. Training, support and career advancement. Suitably qualified and experienced Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineers should apply today by contacting Paul Robson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment +44(0)1384 446146 or by emailing their CV and covering letter .

Permanent / Uttoxeter, Staffordshire

Automotive Warranty/Recall Coordinator

We are currently seeking an experienced Project Manager/Asst with experience in Commercial matters relating to the Automotive industry (Vehicle Dealerships etc). The role will involve the Management of Warranty and Recall Issues as part of a team working to streamline processes and improve customer experience. Role: Develop cost effective dealer repair strategies for vehicle concerns. Draft Dealer Bulletins, Service Instructions and Customer Letters. Work with translations agencies. Liaise with Government Registration Authorities regarding announcements of potential Safety Recalls and request owner data.Liaise with Public Affairs. Set-up affected vehicle populations in company Databases. Liaise with customer mailing agency. Ensuring compliance to meet all audit requirements across the department. Qualifications and Skills Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential. The position requires good organisational skills and strong self-motivation. Good IT skills including MS EXCEL Word and Outlook are also important, along with the ability to quickly grasp bespoke systems. Experience in a Car Dealership/Manufacturer is essential for this position. Education to degree level is desirable. Experience in labour time systems is desirable. Experience in vehicle repair processes is Essential. Be able to work under pressure. This role will be on an initial 1 Years fixed term contract basis with the possibility of moving into a full permanent role at a later date. This is an excellent opportunity to work with a great company in a role that will challenge you and expand your skill set. If you fit the role, then please apply soon, our client is keen to set up interviews as this is an important role them.

Permanent / Basildon, Essex


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  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • This time last year you helped me sort out some major issues caused by a contractor payroll service that incorrectly set up my limited company and VAT registration. Your information and input was professional and spot on. You assisted me again just before Christmas, I needed proof of income to finalise my house purchase, the same contractor payroll service charged me £30 and made major mistakes in the information they produced. Once again through one phone call you managed to sort out the problem the same day!! THANK YOU, Jonathan Lee Recruitment for doing a great job!

    Mike Newman

    Engineering Contractor
  • Regarding the team at Jonathan Lee, all I can say is top drawer...information that flowed from the very first moment of my interview to the contacted position of myself and company. I will miss the faultless administration regarding my contract and be paid on time every time.

    Daniel McClafferty