Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are made and developed.

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Peter is a conscientious and methodical Senior Consultant, with over 18 years’ experience in specialist engineering recruitment.  Over the years he has created a strong portfolio of clients and candidates who are very happy to keep coming back to repeatedly use his expert services, due to his professional, focused and friendly approach. He is a specialist in Design, R&D and Project Recruitment and has a strong track record of finding engineers where there are skills shortages.  Having originally spent 11 years in Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are made and developed.

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FIRMWARE DESIGN ENGINEER

Introduction:

A Firmware Design Engineer experienced in embedded software is required to join a global leading specialist in innovative technology for the building services.

As part of their R&D Team, dedicated to pushing business forward, the role will support in the provision of design, technical support and commissioning of electronic control systems utilising the organisations brand new R&D rapid prototyping and testing facilities. 

Joining the team, you will be involved with projects from beginning to end, whilst gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience working alongside likeminded people within an industry responsible for safety critical systems.  As part of the organisations ‘employer of choice’ strategy the right applicant will be supported in providing the opportunity to develop their technical skills across both embedded and application level platforms through further learning & development.

Benefits for a Firmware Design Engineer:

  • The company offer a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance of 26 days (including one for your birthday)
  • Statutory Holidays
  • Healthcare Cash Plan
  • Life Assurance Cover
  • Contributory Pension Scheme (after a qualifying period).
  • The successful candidate would be expected to hold a full UK driving licence.

As Firmware Design Engineer your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Conceptual design, development, prototyping and testing of firmware for new electronic control products
  • Translation of customer specification into designs for electronic and control products.
  • Continuous improvement of existing products
  • Provision of technical support for both internal and external customers on both new and existing products
  • Liaison with suppliers on technical aspects of integration of new products into product range
  • Compile technical information for technical updates, CE files and product installation and operating manuals

To be considered for this role you will ideally have the following skills and experience:

  • Experience coding in embedded C for microcontrollers (experience with Ti MSP430 and/or STM32 microprocessors would be advantageous)
  • Experience in embedded firmware development, Embedded C or C++
  • Experience of coding standards and MISRA C
  • Knowledge of microcontrollers and peripheral components
  • Good understanding of electronics
  • Defining & specifying product requirements
  • Experience of Visual Studio and C# would be advantageous

For more information regarding this Firmware Design Engineer role, please forward your latest CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

PROJECT MANAGER (PROJECT DELIVERY)

A Northwest Midlands based company that is focused on innovation and developing new products for the Automation and Production sectors is seeking a Project Manager to assist in the successful transition of New Product Development into final release for Assembly for their ever-expanding customer base.

The product range is very biased towards Electromechanical and Software Controls Devices and each project can be bespoke or tailored to an individual customer need, but projects do run in the multi thousands and the pace / lead times are very fast.

The purpose of the role is to ensure all New Product Development projects can be sourced for parts (externally) and planned so that effective new product introduction to assembly and release can be achieved effectively.

The role would suit a qualified junior engineer with 2 – 5 years’ experience in NPD/NPI with exposure of getting products parts though supply chain and design quality standards.

  • Design or Manufacturing experience in Electromechanical parts, products or devices
  • Good Project Engineering / Management experience
  • Good knowledge of internal systems ERP / MRP
  • Good exposure to New Product Development of bespoke products
  • Some knowledge of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering
  • Ability to use and understand advanced 3D CAD Software
  • Excellent MS Office and Project Software Tools ability
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • Good exposure to Project Introduction Delivery Planning
  • HNC/HND/Degree – Engineering / Design or Manufacturing

This is an opportunity that although based within a R&D environment will also be in direct liaison with global suppliers, internal teams and the assembly department.

It is a very fast paced environment and would be a good match for a Project Engineer with 2 – 5 years’ experience who is looking at developing their career in area of New Product Development / Introduction

The company are part of a very successful global group that offers fantastic opportunities for group employees to develop and enhance their careers into Senior Management within a short period of time.

For more information please forward your latest CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

JUNIOR DESIGN ENGINEER

A R&D focused organisation based near Wolverhampton are seeking a new Junior Design Engineer to join their innovation and development team.

The company are involved in a range of precision and mechanism design projects that involve the design and development of machined and casted parts and components that work in unison as a moving mechanism, so a great deal of mechanical engineering and GD&T go into each design to ensure function and reliability is met for each project.

The role will be supporting a medium sized design team with Design and Development activities and this will involve 3D CAD work from concept through to test and prototyping, material selection and Bill of Materials.

The right candidate for this position will be experienced in Mechanical Design post qualification with at least 6 months direct industry knowledge and exposure.

Experience should include:

  • Mechanical Design (3D CAD) (SolidWorks, Creo, Inventor or Solid Edge)
  • Exposure to working in a Mechanical Engineering Problem Solving Environment
  • Component or Mechanism Design
  • Prototyping and Testing
  • Some Manufacturing experience (Machining, Casting, Forging) Desired
  • Bill of Materials experience

Ideally candidates would have recently qualified with a Qualification in Engineering (Mechanical) but Design experience with an Apprenticeship background will also be considered.

This is a great role for a recent Graduate or Junior Designer who is looking at working for a fast paced company, where designs and projects are produced within short leads times.

Training, Development and Career Enhancement Prospects are also on offer for a successful applicant.

For more information please send your latest CV ASAP.

 

APPLICATION ENGINEER

Introduction:

A global facing organisation that has seen a huge demand for its innovative products over the last 5 years, is now seeking an additional member for their Midlands Technical Team, with a customer facing Application Engineer who can offer high level 3rd Line Support for new and existing customers.

The Application Engineer role will offer a range of services, from advice to complete systems design (with the support of the internal R&D Team) This will mean that a suitable applicant will be the face to face interaction with the customer in understanding, conveying and qualifying their specific needs, whilst also offering a complete bespoke solution at the same time.

As an organisation that have developed a strong global presence for bespoke innovation to their ever increasing customer base, they are still focused to continue with innovation of their products into the next decade and beyond, so having a stronger link with their UK and European customers is going to be key to retain and build better relationships.

The company offer a range of electronic and mechatronic safety critical devices and products that are used across a myriad of industry sectors. These are often slightly bespoke for each order and will require, Mechanical, Electronic and Software Engineering changes.

Although full product training and awareness will be provided, along with continuation training, a suitable applicant should have already worked in a similar position that involved technical liaison with external or internal customers, with a biased towards electronic or mechatronic applications.

Requirements of an Application Engineer:

  • We are looking for a confident individual who has gained at least 2 years post qualification industry experience in either an Electronic, or Mechatronics industry environment with some proven exposure of projects and customer liaison.
  • The position will be Northwest Midlands officed based Monday- Friday, but there will be a need to travel to various parts of the UK and Europe on an Ad-Hoc basis, so a willingness to travel at short notice with the odd over night / Nights stay is essential.
  • A formal qualification in Electronics or Mechatronics is also a must, especially in the areas of Firmware and Embedded software.
  • This is a great opportunity for a Junior or Engineer with 2- 3 years’ experience who is looking to join a fast growing and innovative organisation, where career progression, security and technical enhancement will be very much part of the role.

For more information please send your CV ASAP.

 

ELECTRONIC DESIGN ENGINEER

 

Introduction:

 

A fast growing innovation driven organisation in the Lichfield area is currently seeking to strengthen their existing R&D team with an Electronic Design Engineer. The role will be part of the company’s current innovation programme to deliver the next and future generations of their products.

The Electronic Design Engineer will be experienced in Embedded Software and Firmware and will support the provision of design, technical support and commissioning of electronic control systems utilising their brand new R&D rapid prototyping and testing facilities. 

Joining the team, you will be involved with projects from beginning to end, whilst gaining a wealth of knowledge and experience working alongside likeminded people within an industry responsible for safety critical systems.  As part of their ‘employer of choice’ strategy they will support the position in providing the opportunity to develop new technical skills across both embedded and application level platforms through further learning & development.

Benefits:

  • The company offer a competitive salary
  • Generous holiday allowance of 26 days (including one for your birthday)
  • Statutory holidays
  • Healthcare cash plan
  • Life assurance cover
  • Contributory pension scheme (after a qualifying period).

As Electronic Design Engineer your responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Conceptual design, development, prototyping and testing of new electronic control products and associated firmware.
  • Translation of customer specification into designs for electronic and control products.
  • Continuous improvement of existing products.
  • Provision of technical support for both internal and external customers on both new and existing products.
  • Liaison with suppliers on technical aspects of integration of new products into product range.
  • Compile technical information for technical updates, CE files and product installation and operating manuals.

The right candidate for this position will have experience and skills sets in the following areas:

  • Experience coding in embedded C for microcontrollers.
  • Good understanding of electronics (including design for EMC and volume production / test).
  • Experience working in an Embedded Design role.
  • Defining & specifying product requirements.
  • Experience of Visual Studio and C# would be advantageous.

This is a great opportunity to join a growing organisation that invests heavily in their R&D equipment, facilities and staff.

For more information please forward your latest CV ASAP.

 

An organisation that has created a global name for itself in Gas Seals and Valves is currently seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join its internal Applications Team, based in Slough.

The position will be responsible for performing a variety of engineering and design tasks on the specified product range.

Based within a team the role will jointly review & process customers application requests and carry out the following duties:

  • Following standard techniques and procedures, selection / application of standard or special seal products to meet customers' needs.
  • Generation of engineering proposals / specifications for standard or special products, including determining cost-effective materials for production
  • Seal calculations (including leakage calculations, heat generation, balance temp, flow rates etc.) and other engineering calculations as required
  • Provide applications guidance to CAD Engineers to complete layout (GA) and detail drawings
  • Prepare material and other relevant product specifications for internal and external use
  • Field troubleshooting, including analysis of problems / recommendation & implementation of appropriate solutions, meeting with customers in plant or at customer’s site to resolve satisfactorily
  • Detailed failure analysis activities, including investigation / reporting / resolution
  • Identify & evaluate Value Engineering initiatives.
  • Approve / reject in-house manufactured or bought out parts that do not conform to drawing specification (Concessions/Deviations).

Other responsibilities will include - Product Development:

  • Support the transition of a product from development into production.
  • Creation of test specifications & plans.
  • Product assembly / disassembly – including seals / couplings / bearings / others as appropriate to role.
  • Installation of products on to test rigs.
  • Manage / perform / monitor various forms of static / dynamic seal test projects to specified test criteria, whether as part of product development or for customer-specific tests.
  • Recording of test results.
  • Creation of test reports.
  • Evaluation of test results.
  • General support to lab / test activities as required, e.g. preparation & commissioning of test rigs, preparation of seal components (this may include lapping & polishing and other processes at times), design of test adaptors / fixtures, & other relevant CAD design work, maintenance of test facilities & associated plant etc.
  • Support internal and external practical training, customer visits and customer witness tests as required
  • Contribute to quality reporting, reporting back to other parts of the business as appropriate
  • Along with the other team members, contribute to maintaining a safe and efficient working environment, including following appropriate HSE procedures / performance of risk assessments as appropriate
  • Along with other team members, promote a culture of continuous improvement in housekeeping, work processes, etc.
  • Detailed technical presentations to customers in order to support sales
  • Deliver basic technical training externally to customers as required.
  • Manage and report personal workload, forecast job lead-times to meet customer and departmental objectives
  • Raise / process / approve Engineering Change Notice (ECN) requests

Requirements:

  • Formal qualification in engineering - BEng degree (UK) or overseas equivalent; although an HNC/HND with proven experience may be considered.
  • Ideally the Engineer may be pursuing local ‘chartered’ status (e.g. CEng or, overseas equivalent)
  • Good experience in an application / CAD role, with relevant product / equipment / industry knowledge. (3D CAD Skills)
  • A good background in developing and working with Seal, Couplings, Bearing or similar components
  • Good First Principle Mechanical Engineering Methods ability.
  • Good mathematical and hand calculation ability.
  • Good exposure to setting up and running testing cycles and collating relevant data.
  • Good knowledge of manufacturing methods

This is a great opportunity to join a busy and dynamic team, where projects and workloads are varied and interesting.

For more information please contact send your latest CV ASAP.

 

An established Central Midlands based supplier to OEM’s who are about to expand their development and assembly facilities further in 2019 / 2020, are currently seeking Product Engineers to support Interiors Commodities projects. These projects require direct involvement from concept and virtual design, through to eventual sign off for manufacture and assembly.

The Product Engineer will be part of the core team of Engineers and Designers tasked with the Design, Development and Integration of various plastic parts and components that are often finished with a myriad of material options. These projects will often work in conjunction with the end whole vehicle developer, from the concept stage and will often be responsible for managing short notice changes to designs or manufacturing processes from the customer along the way. The positions will be supported by an infrastructure of specialists from Tooling / Process / Validation and Programme Management.

The development of the commodity from the virtual phases will require close liaison and agreement with the customer on program timing, so that good tooling kick off, validation, and optimised design can be achieved.

This is a position that requires a number of skill sets that are biased towards the development or new product creation of a component or part from a Design, Prototype and Design for Manufacture consideration, however the positions also require excellent communication and project engineering abilities to work in close liaison with all relevant parties to ensure a desired project can be achieved and is possible within a determined Timeline, Cost and Spec Proposal. Other consideration such as materials, delivery and assembly factors will also be part of the remit, with the support of leaders from those departments.

Product Engineer (Skills and Experiences Required):

  • The right candidate will have at least 3 years recent working experience of Automotive Trim New Product Development / Introduction
  • Good Project Engineering exposure within an automotive environment
  • Strong knowledge of Plastic Injection Mouldings, A-Surface and Trim Components.
  • Ideally knowledge of Design of Pillars, Headliners, Trim, Doors or Seating.
  • Good knowledge of Automotive Manufacturing processes
  • A good understanding of Methods and Technical skills such as GD&T, DFM/DFA, CAE/FEA, FMEA and DVP&R
  • Experience of direct sourcing from suppliers (DSS)
  • Some knowledge of generating design concepts and surface development.

These are exciting times within the automotive industry where new technology and production methods and material selection are all jointly as important to achieve the next generation demand for more efficient and intelligent vehicles, so this is a great opportunity for an engineer to have and take ownership of a project/commodity and manage the process from concept through to assembly with input and recommendations throughout the process with customers and internal and external partners.

For more information please forward your latest CV ASAP.