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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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Creative Designer (Graphic User Interface)

Creative Designer (Graphic User Interface) - Warwickshire - Up to £32 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: Creative Designer: Responsible for creating the aesthetic design of the in-car displays Graphical User Interface. The position includes the development of future design concepts, the development of a feasible theme, and the creation of graphical and animation masters. The position will require the candidate to lead the development of the in-car display interfaces working closely with the Interior Design team and the Human Factors team to deliver a Design that is premium in execution, exquisitely detailed and highly functional in an automotive application. The position requires the ability to deliver production quality masters for the full graphical interface and therefore demonstrable Graphical Design skills are essential, 2d animation and 3D cad skills are a useful addition but not essential. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS: Expert level 2D Skills in Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator High level demonstrable drawing/sketching skills Background and interest in UI and vehicle UI Experience Required: Ideally a degree or equivalent qualification in one of the following: Interaction, Graphic, Digital UI or Vehicle design. Experience Preferred: People management, experience of managing others team members is desirable. Animations skills in After Effects or equivalent. App coding, App development. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Studio Engineer

Studio Engineer - Warwickshire - up to £38 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: The Body Engineering team is one of the most experienced of its type in the UK, and has the knowledge and talent to hold its own against the best body engineers anywhere in the world. From iconic body styling to interior detail, from doors and windows to whole cabin systems, everything about our vehicles has to be perfect. It is what customers expect from a luxury brand. It's what this team makes happen. Join them, and you'll help us to stay at the forefront of vehicle innovation and research, and to build on our position as a highly competitive brand in a highly competitive marketplace. The Body Concept and Design Integration Team is a recently formed team within the Body Engineering Department. It is responsible for the Body Engineering deliverables for all programmes in the formative stages. This role works directly with the Design feasibility Teams and our clients' World Class Component Engineers to develop the clay feasibility models for Programme start. Your role in the concept stages will be to use Catia V5 and V6 to create alternative schemes using AVA from basic surface data to allow multiple options to be assessed. You will create the geometry in CAD but will be required to use the most suitable method to produce realistic renderings/ models of all the proposals to enable the Team to make decisions on realistic data. You will not only be required to produce schemes proposed by the Team but also to create alternatives yourself. You will need to gather the Engineering requirements from the relevant Teams and then work them into the proposals to ensure a good level of feasibility. Skills Required: 3 KEY SKILLS REQUIRED Catia v5 is a minimum requirement (V6 also a benefit and AVA methods) Be expert at using a variety of media: - Photoshop and Illustrator, Excel and PowerPoint. Be able to work well under pressure, to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy. Experience Required: You need a passion for detail and Perceived Quality. Broad automotive product engineering background (previous CAD experience is essential) and previous experience of creating life like images/ CAD models. Excellent communication, interpersonal skills, self-confidence and a 'passion for the product' are a must. This role allows you to have a direct input into our next generation of vehicles. Should hold a valid UK driving license and meet the medical requirements of the facilities. Ideally within the automotive sector or adjacent industries, e.g. rail, aerospace, defence, energy etc. Have experience in working in a conceptual technical environment or Design studio. AVA knowledge or potential for AVA Tce 1. Catia v5 is a minimum requirement (V6 also a benefit and AVA methods). Be expert at using a variety of media: - photoshop and Illustrator, Excel and PowerPoint. Have a high level of graphic design ability. Be highly creative, detail oriented, believe in consistently delivering high quality designs, and exceeding expectations. Be proactive, communicative and fast acting. Be automotive product aware. Be able to work well under pressure, to tight deadlines, whilst maintaining accuracy. Be capable of working well with a multi-disciplinary team. Engineering knowledge of Body systems, design, function, performance, production & manufacturing requirements. Excellent communications skills. Demonstrated ability to communicate at all levels. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Colour and Materials Manager

Colour and Materials Manager (Maternity cover)- Warwickshire - Competitive rate based on level of experience This role is a management level within our client's Colour and Materials team. As a recognised expert in the Colour and Materials field the ideal candidate is able to engage others, leading both people and content, collaborating at multiple levels. As a Creation focused role, the responsibility will be to guide and lead colour and materials programmes at the product level driving and delivering to design and business requirements. Role & Key Responsibilities: * The positions report to Chief Designer Colour and Materials * Responsible for leading the development and innovation of material solutions for both interior and exterior application * Setting the design direction of a project with the design team with a high degree of creativity and solutions * Negotiating against cost and feasibility issues to achieve customer satisfaction and the best aesthetic solutions * Detailed liaison with Interior / Exterior Design Managers, Marketing Managers, Engineers, PQ and Suppliers * Responsible for agreeing design changes at the appropriate level and communicating direction to team and suppliers * Working to collaborate with current and new supplier base, guides designers on best practices for engaging with these networks * Shares best practice with the team and offer direction as appropriate * Mentor and coach to others (both Junior and Senior) in Design projects and methods. * Flexibility to lead work on multiple programme activities dependent on business needs * A contributor/influencer to Colour and Materials design strategy as our product portfolio and business needs evolve Skills, experience and qualifications required: * Relevant design degree demonstrating excellent creative and presentation skills * Demonstrate high levels of motivation, resourcefulness, drive and tenacity * High knowledge of automotive materials (or analogous product industry) processes and suppliers with a high degree of competitor awareness * High levels of personal creativity and the ability to generate creativity in others * Ability to promote the need for creative and feasible solutions to the wider business * Broad understanding of the global design world with experience in International Design Centers * Good communication skills and the ability to relate to all levels of staff and management and be a good team player. The position is required to work at our clients' Design Studio or at other studios around the world if necessary. When applying please send your CV and 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Hard Modeller

Hard Modeller - Gaydon - £31.50 per hour (dependent on experience) Description of responsibilities: Lead Project Modeller Hard Modelling, Pattern Making SDRM assembly CDRM assembly Working to exacting standards understanding engineering drawings working to tight deadlines A class finishing and surfacing Woodworking Significant experience in manufacture of all Design model property types Lead point of reference on the model for any build quality or timing issues Support initial Design and Engineering meetings to establish route of manufacture Lead for Problem resolution Responsible for coordinating/prioritising Team activities on the model Working Knowledge of Model BoM 3 Key Skills Required: All types of Hard Modelling + Lead Modelling experience ACM / CDRM/ Show car experience Pattern making Experience Required: T.E.C Certificate in metals Technology. City and Guilds in Applications processing. City and guilds in Model Making / pattern Making. FITC certificate of pattern making and Craftmanship. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Technical Analyst

Technical Analyst - Warwickshire - Up to £16.80 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: Business Analyst. Headcount reporting including maintaining up to date organisation charts, recruitment status and overtime reporting. Tracking outsource and Delivery Based Contract orders including SAP orders, confirmations and invoice tracking. Alignment of RADS, SAP and other HR data. Dealing with ad hoc requests for reports organisation changes. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills: Good working knowledge of excel and PowerPoint Knowledge of SAP Able to interrogate and analyse data. Attention to detail. Experience Required: Good communicator and self-starter, with proven business acumen. Experience Preferred: Understanding of current business and budgeting processes; An enthusiastic self-motivated team player who is flexible in their approach to work and has the necessary drive to see tasks through to completion against set targets; A well organised person with good general business knowledge and possesses excellent numeracy, planning, negotiating, communication and presentation skills; Strong analytical skills using Excel; Ability to work at all levels, in terms of daily contact with Senior Execs and management in Design and other corporate functions. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

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

Surfacing Engineer - Gaydon - Competitive rates based on experience Position Description: Surfacing Engineer. Skills Required: 3 Key Skills: Must be Interior Class A Specialist. Must use Icem Surf software. Must have part authoring and release experience. Skills preferred: N/A 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 the JLR systems. Capable with Microsoft Office. Experience Preferred: Preferably educated to degree level in a relevant subject. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Studio Engineer

Studio Engineer - Whitley/ Gaydon - £38 per hour Skills Required: 3 Key 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 Experience Required: CONCEPT/ STUDIO ENGINEERING EXPERIENCE CATIA V5 ESSENTIAL CREATION OF CONCEPT SOLUTIONS TO DESIGN CHALLENGES EXPERIENCE TO INCLUDE BIW, BODY & TRIM, ELECTRICAL AND VEHICLE PACKAGING. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England

Quality Process Technical Analyst

Quality Process Technical Analyst - Gaydon - £21 per hour (dependent on experience) Position Description: Quality Process Lead The duties of the position are: To work collaboratively within the teams to adopt a structured approach to automotive design through the development of the design QMS. To develop and maintain a quality management audit programme. To manage to closure any arising non-conformances. Other duties to include Health and Safety support, company Way and Records Management. To translate processes and procedures for the Design Department. To roll out and gain Design Department conformance to company processes and procedures. To interact on quality management system issues with other departments. To liaise with suppliers on quality issues as requested. Skills Required: Some form of Auditing qualification Quality management system experience within the automotive industry IT literate and competent in main Microsoft tools Experience Required: Quality management system experience within the automotive industry Experience in problem solving and non-conformance management Experience as a Quality Management System author Experience in Automotive Design Development processes Understanding of Failure Mode Avoidance processes An understanding of 6sigma processes and the ability to be able to interpret and present data in an easily understandable manner To be able to interpret and understand technical specifications and statutory and regulatory requirements To be IT literate and competent in the main Microsoft tools To be able to influence a team in Quality Management Systems through confident & competent presentation. Experience Preferred: Experience in Health and Safety management systems and their application. Some background in Quality Assurance and its deployment. ISO/TS-16949 certified auditor or a certified IATF-16949 Auditor. Experience in H&S risk assessment. 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 Gemma Gregson - Jonathan Lee Design Services tel: 01384 446144 or email . JLDS

Contract / Warwickshire, England
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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