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Jonathan Lee Search & Selection finds and attracts the very best candidates to deliver executive, director, board level and managerial appointments.  Offering and delivering exclusive, retained search assignments and headhunt solutions, our focus lies in industrial and technical business sectors across all functional disciplines.

With an unrivalled track record in working on sensitive or confidential assignments, we always ensure that our process and communications deliver a discreet service for candidates and clients alike.

Sourcing talent on a global scale, we meet the needs of both global corporates and SMEs.

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Solutions through understanding

We have a proven methodology for Search and Selection services encompassing:

  • Client site visits to fully understand the business and capture the requirements of the role.
  • Comprehensive proposal documents covering the brief, our process, timescales and costs.
  • Multi-channel sourcing from leading edge social media and technology solutions, an extensive database, targeted headhunt, networking with industry connections, advertising and referral schemes.
  • Selection interviews in person to validate candidates, using industry experience and functional expertise to assess suitability against the brief.
  • Full end to end administrative support.
  • Expert offer management and negotiation through to successful placement.
  • Confidential post-placement support to promote smooth transition for both candidate and client.

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Finance Director

Finance Director £90,000 - £100,000 + benefits Manufacturing West Midlands Are you an established Finance Director with considerable experience of working in a fast paced manufacturing business? Or you could be a highly driven Financial Controller looking for the next step up? If so, I have a great opportunity that my client has retained Jonathan Lee Recruitment on; an exciting global business with an excellent product offering. My client, a niche supplier into the Automotive sector is looking for an exceptional Finance Director to ultimately take control of the financial management and running of the UK plant. Being plant based, this is a senior hands-on Finance Director position, managing 5 people, working with shared services overseas and having two reporting lines; one being in the UK and the other central Europe. Your duties and responsibilities will include: Being the main point of contact for all critical financial queries in the plant Responsible for the plants’ budget planning, MPT, forecast Leadership and development of the Finance team which includes Tax, Management Accounting. Local IT and Indirect Purchasing will also report in Responsibility for monthly Closing and Management-Reporting (incl. Analysis) Responsibility for all tax related topics (Corporation Tax, VAT, customs duties and excise, Intrastat and EC Sales reporting) Responsibility for project controlling of running production projects Search and implementation/initiation of potential improvements in the company (cost/revenue optimisation) Maintain internal control safeguards and risk management We are looking for people with experience of the following: Experience of controlling a manufacturing business, ideally within the Automotive sector In depth-knowledge of P&L in standard costing, balance Sheet and cash Flow Entrepreneurial thinking An excellent relationship builder and communicator Good knowledge of SAP Experience in working with Accounting Shared Services A demonstrable track record of leading and developing people ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualified ***Please note that due to internal movements, this positions start date will be quarter four of 2020. I understand and appreciate that this may not be suitable or convenient for immediately available candidates and those with shorter notice periods, however this cannot be changed due to the nature and circumstances surrounding the appointment. First stage interviews will take place from early June*** Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / West Midlands

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Orpington

Senior Mechanical Engineer - Orpington We are supporting a leading multi-disciplinary construction and property consultancy based in Orpington (Kent) who are seeking a Senior Mechanical Engineer (residential construction) to join their expanding M&E and Sustainability Team focused on residential, mixed-use, commercial, industrial and educational. projects. As a growing company providing a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry (covering chartered building & quantity surveying, project management, architecture & master planning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainability and health & safety), this role will provide the candidate with an opportunity to become an integral part of the senior team who will be responsible for managing projects and clients, whilst influencing design and quality standards. The role also provides the successful candidate with excellent prospects for career growth. Duties & Responsibilities: Independent management of projects from initial brief to completion. Attend meetings with clients and multidisciplinary design teams as M&E project lead. Work independently and as part of the internal team to deliver projects. Work with a range of client organisations, including housing associations, local authorities, registered social landlords, private developers, main contractors, M&E sub-contractors. Liaise with and manage an internal team of engineers, CAD technicians and sustainability assessors to deliver projects. Develop and present project design proposals to a client following the external brief and internal discussions so that client requirements are met, acting as either lead internal consultant or as member of a team. Undertake project surveys including site inspections, stock condition, refurbishment, performance evaluations, etc. Prepare high quality output information including technical specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules, survey reports, and contract documentation. Work with the internal senior team to develop the M&E group resource and workloads. Develop new opportunities for the M&E team within the current client base and establish new client contacts. Work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary teams. Minimum Candidate Requirements: Education: hold a bachelor’s degree or higher in mechanical engineering or building services engineering. Experience: a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a similar consultancy role. Project History: have extensive experience of delivering large scale residential and/or mixed-use projects with heat networks and low carbon technologies. Standards of Practice: you are expected to maintain a high level of professional and engineering standards and observe the legal requirements and professional guidelines of the relative professional bodies Professional Bodies: you are expected to be registered and maintain registration with the Engineering Council which will be reimbursed. Continuing professional development: you will be required to keep up to date with developments in Engineering through undertaking continuing professional development on a regular basis. Training: The Practice is keen to assist individuals in developing work related professional interests. and takes training seriously, providing practical and financial assistance to all personnel. If you are interested in this position, please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). 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 / Orpington

Associate Mechanical Engineer (Design) - London

Associate Mechanical Engineer (Design) – London We are supporting a leading multi-disciplinary construction and property consultancy based in South East London who are seeking a senior level Associate Mechanical Engineer (Design) to join their M&E Team focused on residential projects. As a growing company providing a definitive range of services to the UK building and construction industry (covering chartered building & quantity surveying, project management, architecture & master planning, civil & structural engineering, mechanical & electrical engineering, sustainability and health & safety), this role will provide the candidate with an opportunity to become an integral part of the senior team who will be responsible for managing projects and clients, whilst influencing design and quality standards. The role also provides the successful candidate with excellent prospects for career growth. The culture of the team is to be a trusted client advisor who are selected for their professional quality service, enthusiasm and expertise in the built environment. We are seeking a likeminded, professional engineer to contribute their unique skills and expertise to the collaborative environment. The post holder will be involved in a variety of roles, including design, advisory services, contract management and maintenance/asset management primarily of mechanical services in existing residential properties. The role will therefore include surveying of existing mechanical services in properties including commercial boilers, ventilation systems, water services (including booster pumps), renewable technologies etc. Most of the work is in the Housing Sector for Registered Providers and Local Authorities. Main Responsibilities: Representing the Practice at meetings with Clients and Contractors. Take a leading role in the design and inspection team managing a wide range of residential boiler replacements, Term Maintenance Contracts and commercial fit out schemes. Develop and present project design proposals to a client following the external brief and internal discussions so that client requirements are met, acting as either lead internal consultant or as member of a team. Contract administration duties associated with maintenance contracts for water hygiene, Communal Boilers, Booster Pumps, Renewables etc. Carrying out quality audits and pre/post inspection services. Prepare, ready for tender, specifications, designs, drawings, equipment schedules and contract documentation. Issue in conjunction with the client, contract documentation to tender, adjudicate and recommend appropriate contractor to meet project requirements. Establish and agree clear responsibility as lead internal consultant for the project. When acting as lead Consultant undertake all aspects of project management as defined by the client in his letter of appointment. Standards of Practice, you are expected to maintain a high level of professional and engineering standards and observe the legal requirements and professional guidelines of the relative professional bodies Professional Bodies, you are expected to be registered and maintain registration with the Engineering Council which will be reimbursed by the business Continuing education, the employee will be required to keep up to date with developments in Engineering through undertaking continuing professional development on a regular basis. Person Specification: Good communication and interpersonal skills Able to work well in a team both internally and externally Be self-motivated with the ability to manage own workload Attention to detail in both technical design as well as survey experience. Report writing skills. Essential Criteria (qualifications, experience, skills, qualities etc.) Minimum HNC in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering. Good understanding of Mechanical Theory and system Proven experience in a similar consultancy role Good understanding of British Standards and relevant regulations. Desirable Criteria BEng / BSc in Building Services or Mechanical Engineering. Knowledge of AutoCAD / Revit Member of CIBSE If you are interested in this position, please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). 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 / Southwark

Software Development Engineer - Ealing

Software Development Engineer – Ealing Focused on the design, manufacture and supply of technically advanced research equipment for the pharma, chemical and research industries based near Elstree, this new role of Software Development Engineer will be responsible for working in partnership with other members of the development team on specification, development and updating of our Clients’ products, focussing primarily (but not entirely) on the necessary software components. The position will report to the Product Development Director. Success of the position will be measured by the financial performance of the business, coupled with KPI’s. Key Duties: (Software) Working with members of the Development Team in the development of novel instruments and technologies. Work within the Agile Software Development Team on the specification and development of necessary software components Liaise with engineers and scientists in the generation of specifications Use appropriate development systems to generate code for inclusion in high level instrument control applications or as part of embedded control systems Work with other engineers on the assembly and integration of prototypes Liaise with customers and members of the wider team in the identification of problems, determining their origins and implementing fixes Assume shared ownership of legacy designs, extending, repairing and refactoring as necessary To solve issues and challenges arising during the day to day activities and ensuring a smooth, fast and permanent fix. To actively contribute to behaviours and mindsets so that our Client delivers best in class customer products. Other Duties Provide back up to other departments/ groups as necessary. Be a committed, proactive and positive member of the development team, contributing to the overall development and operation of the company. Contribute to the development of training courses as required. Potentially travelling and working in the UK, Europe, USA, China and other regions as needed to fulfil the job role and achieve the Company’s objectives. Other duties as required If you feel you can bring the range of experience and expertise to support this role, having various software development exposure, then please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk) This is a permanent position. 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 / Ealing

Production Manager - Tooling and Machining

Production Manager - Tooling & Machining Division Following a sustained period of growth and ongoing product development, our Client now requires an experienced Production Manager to manage all aspects of this design and manufacturing business for their site near Stourbridge. Working across a range of sectors including aerospace in the UK and internationally, our Client produces tooling and fixturing designed in-house with manufacturing through a mixture of sub-contract and "in house" production. The fixtures are predominately for EDM processes but also include tooling for component machining and CMM applications. The Role Manage the orderbook, taking project handover from the internal design office and ensuring delivery on time and within budgetary expectations Coordinate and manage the external supply chain - liaising with the internal purchasing team for prompt placing of orders and proactive expediting of deliveries Choose the most efficient route(s) of manufacture - inhouse vs external supply based on cost / delivery and best solution Supervise and Manage the shop floor - ensuring efficiencies and utilisation of equipment are maximised Providing Weekly and Monthly reports for the senior team Have close liaison with the Group Operations Manager to support process and company success This role requires existing engineering-based experience and some management exposure. Specifically, candidates should have: A shop floor to office career path with working experience of machine tools - preferably apprentice trained Some managerial experience - team leader looking to progress, or, be an existing Production Manager seeking stability / change Ability to read and understand technical drawings & problem solve with shop floor personnel and direct interaction with the design team and other business staff. Some customer contact maybe required (some travel) Experience of dealing with external suppliers This is an exciting new role and therefore candidates should be suitably educated and have relevant experience in machining, where possible with tooling/fixturing design and manufacture. If interested, please apply directly or contact Matthew Heath (matthew.heath@jonlee.co.uk). This is a permanent position. Your CV will be forwarded to Jonathan Lee Executive Search, a leading technical and industrial consultancy. The services advertised by Jonathan Lee Executive Search are those of an Employment Agency.

Permanent / Stourbridge
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