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Jonathan Lee Design Services provides automotive OEMs with digital design support, prototyping solutions and project management with the capability to undertake projects from initial concept design to final delivery of a turnkey solution. 

Whether seeking to engage with design professionals to complement your own design programmes or undertake a fully project managed assignment, Jonathan Lee Design Services removes the time consuming and lengthy process of sourcing skilled engineers with design studio experience to provide: Alias Modelling, Class A Surface Modelling, Design and Styling, Project Management and Prototype Manufacture.

Member of The Society of Motor Manufacturers & Traders (SMMT).  Contact Nick Jones to discuss your design support needs.

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With direct access to proven industry professionals from a variety of sectors, we offer varying levels of service, flexible to fit your business requirement including: the supply of contract resources, skilled workers complete with workstation and software license (Alias, ICEM Surf and CATIA), work package-based arrangement and off-site, outsourced design services.


Working in partnership with our clients, we provide: increased speed-to-market, fixed cost providing cost effectiveness, in-depth design knowledge, no high initial outlay for hardware and software costs, flexibility to begin and postpone projects and adaptability to grow or reduce design / engineering team without incurring expensive cancellation costs.


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Operational Support Assistant

Operational Support Assistant - Gaydon - £14 per hour An Operational Support Assistant needed to support a key member of our Client's design studio. Responsibilities include: · Generating CVN's · Coordinating contractor rate increase meetings · Coordinating Chairman feedback session · Sorting packages of work invoices and trackers · Ensuring matrixes are kept up to date Key skills: · Must be proficient with numbers and Excel · Excellent organisational and communication skill set For more information, or to apply for the role, please contact Gemma Gregson at Jonathan Lee Design Services - . When applying please confirm your notice period and salary requirements, along with confirmation that you are able to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Surfacing Engineer - 35177

Job Title: Surfacing Engineer Location: Warwickshire Hourly Rate: £35.00 - £38.11 per hour (DOE) Skills Required: Must be Interior Class A Specialist Must use Icem Surf software Must have part authoring and release experience. Experience Required: Minimum 7 years Icem Surf experience with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. Working as a technical specialist across programmes. Capable of providing technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Supporting the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. Will be required to release geometry into systems. Capable with Microsoft Office. When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Teresa Anderson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446156 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

CAS Surfacing Manager

CAS Surfacing Manager - Coventry - Competitive permanent salary with attractive benefits package Summary of department and role: To assist in and manage the creation of aesthetically-optimised surfaces that maintain design intent and are to a high quality of execution for engineering and downstream customers Coordinate daily surfacing activity to support NPI release schedules at CAS0-CAS4 gateways To assist the creative process by interpreting 2D sketches in 3D data for design iteration and approval To assist the technical development process by integrating engineering, manufacturing and key technical attributes concurrently with design intent during surface creation To maintain quality standards appropriate to program phases, in line with company standards Ensure FC criteria are met at point of release Provide POC support for the creation and release of data to support physical model and validation properties including ACM Main activities and tasks: Allocate and manage surfacing tasks of a daily basis Sketch 3D Surfaces to aid aesthetic Design development Create initial theme surface proposals to support aesthetic and feasibility studies Report roadblocks to surface development Assess surfaces for compliance with TML technical tolerances Represent digital modelling in VMT and Integration meetings Interface with studio engineering and design in the prioritisation of CAS activities Ensure compliance with open engineering requests Ensure compliance with timing commitments Other features of role: Compile and prepare content for CAS reviews (PQ/Design surface) Provide any reference CAS information (eg: points) to assist clay development Generate data to support hard modelling activity Assist with data creation for visualisation Maintain persistant surface model Maintain surface input tracking mechanism and report status daily to Senior Manager - Digital Operations Assist Senior Manager - Digital Operations with programme planning Interact with Class A Manager to plan guide path into production surfacing activity Interface with third party CAS support service providers Person specification: Automotive or relevant industry experience A minimum of 3 years Alias Surfacing experience within the automotive industry A minimum of 3 years in a lead role within a surfacing team When applying please send your CV, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Teresa Anderson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446156 or email . JLDS

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

ICEM Interior Specialist - 35591

Job title: ICEM Interior Specialist Hourly Rate: £38.00 - £41.40ph Location: Gaydon Design A ICEM Interior Specialist is required with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. You will be required to: Work as a technical specialist across programmes. Provide technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Support the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. You will have the following skills: Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use ICEM Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role (35591) please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

ICEM Interior Specialist - 35609

Job title: ICEM Interior Specialist Hourly Rate: £35.00 - £38.00ph Location: Gaydon Design A ICEM Interior Specialist is required with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. You will be required to: Work as a technical specialist across programmes. Provide technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Support the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. You will have the following skills: Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use ICEM Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role (35609) please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Vehicle Packaging Engineer

Job title: Vehicle Packaging Engineer Hourly Rate: £25.00 - £28.00ph Location: Hatton, Warwick Design An exciting opportunity for a Vehicle Packaging Engineer has become available to join the world leaders in the development and licensing of High Speed Amphibious Technologies. The Role: Engineers will be working on a data archive project of a whole vehicle assembly Requirement will be to work and name component & assembly files and ensure robustness of all associated CAD models To check files views/sections/dims and associated detail open and layout correctly for all components & assemblies. The Vehicle Packaging Engineer will be: Degree qualified Engineer Proficient CAD Design Engineer with demonstrable automotive industry experience Catia V5 user, ability to assess layout of engineering drawings, GD&T Previous vehicle packaging experience Ability & drive to complete projects, good communicator & team player Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role Vehicle Packaging Role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Contract / Warwick, Warwickshire

Studio Engineer (Vehicle)

Job title: Studio Engineer (Vehicle) Salary/Hourly Rate: £Competitive (DOE) Location: Coventry A UK based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, who also provide research and development principally but also for selected partners in the automotive industry are seeking a Studio Engineer with knowledge of Class A Surfacing, Body & Closures, Lighting, Glazing, Sealing Systems and Cabin Trims to support project delivery. You will be required to: Provide Studio Engineering support from initial concept design through Manufacturing to prototype development and into volume production and vehicle launch Analysing daily package and feasibility issues with Design, Clay/Digital modeling and engineering teams, whilst proposing world class solutions. Attend surface and design reviews Support the VCIM Prepare Vehicle Overlays, comparison sections and data sheets You will have the following skills: Able to generate new ideas and action plans Occupant package and cabin integration experience Vehicle set up, packaging and legislation knowledge Effective team player Demonstrable experience in the automotive industry Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Automotive Interior Systems Studio Engineer

Job title: Automotive Interior Systems Studio Engineer Salary/Hourly Rate: £Competitive (DOE) Location: Coventry A UK based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, who also provide research and development principally but also for selected partners in the automotive industry are seeking a Interior Systems Studio Engineer with knowledge of Class A Surfacing, Seating, IP, Console and Cabin Trims to support project delivery. You will be required to: Provide Studio Engineering support from initial concept design through Manufacturing to prototype development and into volume production and vehicle launch Analysing daily package and feasibility issues with Design, Clay/Digital modeling and engineering teams, whilst proposing world class solutions. Validate occupant package vs design data Support the VCIM Prepare Vehicle Overlays, comparison sections and data sheets, screen shots and Power-Points to present Design reviews You will have the following skills: CATIA V5 Automotive Seating/ Occupant/ IP/ Trim Systems experience Vehicle set up, packaging and legislation knowledge Effective team player and able to assist with administrative duties to support the lead Engineer in performance objectives and forecasts Demonstrable experience in the automotive industry Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Automotive Exterior Systems Engineer

Job title: Automotive Exterior Systems Engineer Salary/Hourly Rate: £Competitive (DOE) Location: Coventry A UK based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, who also provide research and development principally but also for selected partners in the automotive industry are seeking an Exterior Systems with knowledge of Class A Surfacing, Body & Closures, Lighting, Glazing and Sealing Systems to support project delivery. You will be required to: Provide Studio Engineering support from initial concept design through Manufacturing to prototype development and into volume production and vehicle launch Analysing daily package and feasibility issues with Design, Clay/Digital modeling and engineering teams, whilst proposing world class solutions. Validate Closure, Mechanical & Lighting Design Data vs Functional requirements Support the VCIM Verifying data and distributing between Engineering, Modeling, Manufacturing and suppliers You will have the following skills: CATIA V5 Automotive Body/Closures/ Glazing/ Sealing and Lighting systems experience Vehicle set up, packaging and legislation knowledge Excellent communication, written and verbal Demonstrable experience in the automotive industry Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

CMF

Job title: CMF Grade 2 Salary £28,000 - £35,000 doe Location: Coventry A UK based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, who also provide research and development principally but also for selected partners in the automotive industry are seeking a Senior Colour and Materials Designer with experience of producing CMF concepts for both concept and production projects, to support delivery. You will be required to: Encourage a new way of reading automotive, design, social trends and design applications Benchmark competition and understand target customer Develop advance and production CMF samples, working closely with suppliers Translate 2D concepts to 3D products Co-ordinate multiple CMF projects Present CMF projects *Some travel to suppliers and overseas studios may be required You will have the following skills: Have a relevant Degree qualification Knowledge on the latest Colour and Material trends be able to Collaborate with Interior & Exterior Designers An Excellent Team Player Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Exterior Designer

Job title: Exterior Designer Grade 1 Salary/Hourly Rate: £26000 to £35000 DOE Location: Coventry A UK based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, who also provide research and development principally but also for selected partners in the automotive industry are seeking an Automotive Exterior Designer with excellence sketching skills and is a proficient user of Adobe Photoshop to support project delivery. You will be required to: Provide Exterior ideation and theme development for live production & concept programmes Explore ideation for Advanced Design Projects Complete Exterior presentations for theme selection events Provide Input into the 3d development of concepts to help mature design Internet. You will have the following skills: Degree qualified Automotive Design experience Able to generate new Ideas & proposals for exterior designs Auto-desk Alias & Excellent sketching skills Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Class A Surfacing Manager

Job title: Class A Surfacing Manager Salary/Hourly Rate: £Competitive (DOE) Location: Coventry A UK based centre of excellence for automotive design and engineering, who also provide research and development principally but also for selected partners in the automotive industry are seeking a Class A Surfacing Manager with has experience of managing the creation and release of of production-feasible, aesthetically-optimised surfaces to support project delivery. You will be required to: Manage Daily allocation of tasks & resource Report roadblocks to surface development Assess surfaces for compliance with Technical tolerances Interface with studio engineering and design in the prioritisation of Class A activities Ensure compliance with open engineering requests Ensure compliance with timing commitments You will have the following skills: Extensive experience within Automotive Alias experience within the automotive industry Demonstrates sensitivity to design and clear understanding of engineering needs Can Coordinate the integration of technical, engineering and design input within a surface Prioritise tasks Lead experience in most recent position Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role, please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Permanent / Coventry, West Midlands

Automotive Studio Engineer/Team Leader

Job title: Studio Engineer - Team Leader/Coach Hourly Rate: £35.00 - £38.00h Location: Gaydon Design A Studio Engineer is required with a background in leading a team and has experience working with clay modelling to support project delivery. You will have the following skills: CATIA V5 & TCE experience is desirable (for applicants without a strong desire to train in these systems is essential) Broad understanding of vehicle packaging, bumper & exterior trim engineering, exterior lighting systems, occupant & pedestrian safety, closures, manufacturing & assembly, instrument panel, console & door trim engineering People skills - a critical element of the role is the resolution of difficult feasibility issues therefore the ability to work in a cross functional team is key Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role (35728) please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Surfacing Engineer - 35331

Position Description: Job title: ICEM Interior Specialist Hourly Rate: £35.50 - £38.11h Location: Multiple Locations across the West Midlands Design A ICEM Interior Specialist is required with a substantial automotive background and general knowledge of Catia V5. You will be required to: Work as a technical specialist across programmes. Provide technical guidance in the development of interiors and exteriors as well as delivering quality construction to design intent for production. Support the Surfacing Manager and wider team in their deliverables providing, at times investigative material to support the vehicle development. You will have the following skills: Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use ICEM Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role (35331) please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire

Studio Engineer

Job title: Studio Engineer Location: Coventry & Redditch Design A leading supplier of automotive seating are seeking a Studio Engineer with experience of Automotive interior Trim to support project delivery. The role will be located principally between the Redditch and Coventry Tech centres and in the customer studio. Key Responsibilities: Work with the Engineering Managers to support the project teams delivering feasibility input to the customer studio to ensure A surface releases are fit for purpose Understand the program cost and complexity assumptions and prevent scope creep, raising appropriate escalation as required Develop a strong relationship with the customer studio and project engineers to ensure our requirements and constraints are understood and delivered Develop and maintain key sections to enable feasibility assessment Strong communication links maintained between customer studio and engineering teams and Lear engineering and program teams Skills required: Proved track record in studio engineering of automotive interior trim Good interpersonal skills & team work Strong conceptual design capability Ability to deliver to cost and timing constraints Demand for this role will undoubtedly be high and interviews will be arranged very soon. If you want to be considered, please apply today. If you have any questions about the role please contact Teresa Anderson at Jonathan Lee Recruitment on 01384 446156.

Contract / Coventry, West Midlands

Accessories Designer

Job title: Automoitve Accessories Designer Location: Gaydon Competitive Contract rates DOE Design Our Warwickshire based automotive OEM clients are currently looking for an Accessories Designer to work within their Special Vehicle Operations department. The successful candidate will have a background in product design as they will need to have a feel for detail design as well as an element of knowledge about how things go together. A background of working within the automotive industry is advantageous, but not essential. Excellent photoshop skills are essential, with Alias and VRed knowledge being desirable. When applying please send your CV and up to date portfolio, along with salary requirements, notice period and confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK with no time limits or restrictions. For more information about the role, or to apply please contact Teresa Anderson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446156 or email . JLDS

Contract / Gaydon, Warwickshire
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  • Jonathan Lee Design Services was an important part of the Class A phase of the DF91 interior development. Their speed, quality and professionalism were top class and they were a real joy to work with. We will work with them again.

    Ron Polonski

    Chief of Digital Design