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 the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.

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 the Royal Navy’s Fleet Air Arm, has given Peter a strong interest and passion in engineering and how products are developed and made.

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Design Engineer – Panel Design – 6 Month Contract

We are working with a Power Supply company who are looking for support on a Mechanical and Electrical Panel Design programme. 

The company have a range of projects that are due to be signed-off by 2023 and additional CAD resource is required for a period of 6 months. 

  • £33 - £40 Per Hour  
  • Part Remote Working (2 Days in the Office) 
  • 6 Months Contacts 
  • 40 Hour Week 

Design Engineer – Duties

  • Generate mechanical and panel layout designs to information detailed in the customer and companies specified requirements.
  • Undertake design activities within the companies laid down design, document issue and control procedures.
  • Produce layout designs on the companies 2D AutoCAD and 3D Solidworks CAD systems.
  • Ensure that full production support documentation is created and issued to the relevant departments.
  • Undertake work on contracts as directed by the Lead Mechanical Design Engineer.
  • Endeavour to meet the timelines laid down on the engineering schedule for completion and issue of in formation.
  • Provide support to other sections and departments of the company as required.
  • Liaise with the project lead electrical design engineer to ensure a fit for purpose design is created.
  • In dealings with outside personnel, present the company professionally to enhance the reputation and standing of the company in the local community and within the industry.

Design Engineer – Requirements 

  • HND or higher with strong experience in Mechanical Engineering or Mechanical Design Engineering.
  • Experience using AutoCAD software package is required as a minimum and 3D Solidworks is a desirable.
  • Microsoft Office including Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint & basic understanding of Microsoft.
  • Experience using MRPII systems to create BOM’s and create Technical Specifications is required.
  • Understanding of sheet metal design
  • Control panels
  • Metal Enclosures
  • Electrical Components

Commutable from York, Leeds, Hull, Beverley, Middlesbrough, Darlington

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Senior Electronics Engineer

A fast-growing Midlands based Technology Development company are actively seeking to add new team members to their innovations Research and Development teams. 

The company have embarked on a new 5-year New Product Development programme which will see the release of several new innovative SMART products for the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors across the globe. These products rely heavily on electronic hardware and embedded systems to control, activate and communicate with other machinery and technology that are found in modern manufacturing environments. 

The position will be joining an existing established team, where training and support will be provided from day one and will continue throughout the career duration of an individual engineer, which also includes post probation and future career progression and promotional moves within the company / group as well.

Senior Electronics Engineer Benefits:

  • £40,000 - £50,000 
  • Excellent Bonuses (Twice a Year up to 20%) 
  • Training and Development Planning and Support 
  • Good Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • 37.7 Hour Week (1.15pm Finish on Fridays) 
  • Free Parking 
  • Career Goal Reviews (Twice a year) 
  • Be part of an organisation’s 5-Year growth plan that has already seen a 30% growth in business in 2021

Duties of a Senior Electronics Engineer

  • Be the electronics technical lead for new projects.
  • Implementing tools and processes for the efficient running of the team and department
  • Design and maintenance of hardware and embedded software for use in the company.
  • Layout and tracking of PCB designs
  • Prototyping and testing of designs and products
  • Assessment and documentation of products against specifications and standards

Senior Electronics Engineer Requirements

  • Degree or similar qualification in Electronics Engineering or comparable subject
  • Minimum of 3 years' experience working in electronics design 
  • Experience in electronics hardware design, development, and testing; including schematic design and PCB layout
  • Experience in embedded firmware design, development, and testing

Desirable Requirements

  • Electronics design in a highly regulated industry
  • Experience in firmware design for STM32 microcontrollers
  • EMC design and test experience
  • Experience of firmware unit testing; preferably using Tessy
  • Familiarity with machinery safety standards or similar
  • This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a fast-growing organization where promotional and career development prospects are very realistic in the short term. 

Commutable From: Birmingham, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Coventry, Derby, Redditch, Worcester, Lichfield

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Test Engineer – (Engine / Powertrain Test Cell)

We have an opportunity to join an engine development specialist in the Staffordshire area and help assist in the R&D and testing of new technologies and products.

The company are currently seeing an increase in demand for their technology and are now looking to expand their existing development team with an experienced Test Engineer / Technician. 

Test Engineer Benefits:

  • £38,000 - £45,000
  • Pension 
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols) 
  • Career Development Opportunities 

Test Engineer Duties 

  • Engine development work, including engine build, carrying out test programs, writing technical reports both internal and customer focused. 
  • Support for all aspects of the engine development including ECU, fuel system and installation in customers vehicles. 
  • Engine Endurance Test Programming. 
  • Carrying out test work at customers premises, including some overseas trips.
  • Testing at external test facilities, such as environmental and altitude chambers. 
  • Being part of a small team of engineers and technicians and supporting the companies R&D and test programs.

Test Engineer Requirements:

  • A formal qualification in Engineering (HNC/HND/Degree)
  • 3 Years Plus – Industry experience 
  • Good exposure to Engine Test Cells Experience
  • Good experience of running Test Cycles (Powertrain / Engine Related) 
  • Good Communication skills 
  • This is a great opportunity for an engineer to join a busy environment, where projects are varied, and customers orders are already in place for the next 10 – 15 years. 

Commutable from Derby, Birmingham, Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock, Stone, Coventry, Tamworth, Nuneaton

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Procurement Administrator 

We are working with an organisation that provides technology and state-of-the-art products to the Building Services industry, who are now seeing a fast return to pre-pandemic levels of orders and business for their products from their European customer base. 

Supporting the Project and Delivery TEAMS and the organisations global manufacturing facilities a Procurement Administrator is required to assist in coordinating various aspects of the procurement process for factored products and consumables.

Procurement Administrator salary package

  • £24,000 - £25,000
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare
  • 34 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Holidays)
  • Flexible Working including Remote Working 

Procurement Administrator Duties:

  • Raising purchase orders against ERP system driven demand.
  • Sourcing and purchasing of consumable items based on departmental demands.
  • Liaison with vendors to obtain and process orders acknowledgements.
  • Resolution of vendor invoice queries by challenging discrepancies and negotiating an outcome.
  • Analysis and resolution of problem consignments shipped via domestic and international couriers (late, lost etc)
  • Analysis of shipping spend patterns and identification of potential saving opportunities

Requirements for a Procurement Administrator 

  • A formal qualification in a Business / Logistics or Manufacturing or similar subject.
  • Have a good proven working knowledge of ERP and Ordering Software Systems (18 months+)
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Minimum of 18 months experience of working in a Logistics, Supply Chain or Purchasing environment. 
  • Excellent Administration skills (IT / MS Office)
  • A good understanding of the Building Services industry sectors (Desired)

This position would be a great opportunity for a junior purchasing or supply chain individual who is looking for career progression and personal development.

 

Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager

A fast-growing Midlands based Technology Development company are actively seeking to add new team members to their innovations Research and Development and customer facing Application teams. 

The company have embarked on a new 5-year New Product Development programme which will see the release of several new innovative SMART products for the Engineering and Manufacturing sectors across the globe. These products rely heavily on electronic hardware and embedded systems to control, activate and communicate with other machinery and technology that are found in modern manufacturing environments. 

The position will be joining an existing established team, where training and support will be provided from day one and will continue throughout the career duration of an individual engineer, which also includes post probation and future career progression and promotional moves within the company / group as well.

Senior Application Engineer Benefits:

  • £40,000 - £54,000 
  • Excellent Bonuses (Twice a Year up to 20%) 
  • Training and Development Planning and Support 
  • Good Pension 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • 37.7 Hour Week (1.15pm Finish on Fridays) 
  • Car Allowance 
  • Free Parking 
  • Career Goal Reviews (Twice a year) 
  • Be part of an organisation’s 5-Year growth plan that has already seen a 30% growth in business in 2021

Duties of a Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager  

The primary function of this position will be to support key and large customers with the design, specification and delivery of a Mechanical / Electro-Mechanical / Electronic products into a customer’s on-site equipment and machinery. 

Working with the Technical Senior Management Team the position will be tasked to work directly with either singular or multi-site customers in the UK and across Europe. 

  • Provide technical support at short notice via IT, Email, Face to Face or Telephone Calls 
  • Create Design specifications that support the need of the customer
  • Ability to use 3D CAD Software
  • Liaise, Consult and Advise Customers on the best system and solution for their needs. 
  • Liaise and work closely with internal R&D Teams, Sales and Operation Colleagues. 
  • Support projects from a budgetary and cost point of view
  • Manage the expectations of cost and lead times for product delivery and installation 
  • Support testing and quality issues, complaints and technical faults, with direct communication lines. 
  • Understand new and demanding/challenging technical requirements that may require extra resource, cost and development to deliver a satisfactory product.

Senior Application Engineer / Product Manager Requirements 

  • A formal Degree or Equivalent in Engineering (Mechanical, Electronic, Mechatronic) 
  • 3 Years + industry exposure of R&D, Project Engineering, Engineering, Customer Liaison
  • A strong understanding of Electro-Mechanical applications, procedures and methods.
  • Excellent communication skills 
  • Williningness to travel and potentially stay away for business at short notice. 
  • Good Project Engineering and Project Software exposure 
  • Self-Motivated and open to learning new technology within a short time periods.

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a fast-growing organization where promotional and career development prospects are very realistic in the short term. 

Commutable From – Birmingham, Stafford, Wolverhampton, Dudley, Coventry, Derby, Redditch, Worcester, Lichfield

 

Senior Design Engineer – Chassis

We are working with a specialist supplier and developer of Chassis related components that are used in both the performance car and the specialist military vehicle sectors. 

The company have an establish in-house start-of-the-art machine shop that can produce low volume precision components from Castings and Forged parts that meet the precise and bespoke criteria of their customer base. 
   
The purpose of the Senior Design Engineer role is to Project Lead and support customers with their bespoke needs, whilst ensuring the company strengthens their brand and reputation for delivering products that meet a brief on time and within budget. 

Senior Design Engineer Package:

  • £50,000 - £55,000
  • Pension 
  • 31 Days Holidays, raising to 33 (Including Bank Hols) 
  • Full Product Training & Awareness 
  • Excellent career progression opportunities. 

Senior Design Engineer – Duties 

  • Engineering Project Management
  • Manage the engineering content of new car projects from enquiry stage through to delivery into production.
  • Create and manage engineering project timing & resource plans by working with sales, production control, engineering and logistics departments, reporting progress through the company’s Gateway process.
  • Be the main engineering customer liaison for the project phase, ensuring alignment of inhouse timing with customer plans and gateways.
  • Create Product & Project costings, from concept phase and support monitoring and management of costs throughout the entire project life, ensuring project profitability.
  • Provide engineering project team leadership to ensure a timely focus on delivery to the plan including team readiness for each build phase within the project.
  • Work with the Chief Engineer in developing and maintaining appropriate resource allocation to meet the demands in the POEM sector.
  • Work with the Chief Engineer and Sales to develop robust project proposals through the feasibility and concept stages of the project. (Including brake system calculations to define the product suited to the application, product and project costing through liaison with purchasing, production engineering and operations and generation of the technical proposal.)
  • Work closely with the Chief Engineer and key customers, to develop and apply product designs that meet market requirements.
  • Manage the vehicle level interfaces between company’s products and the customer vehicle. This includes product packaging and interfaces, impact of electronic brake control systems on foundation brake requirements and safety cases.
  • Attend and support customer and vehicle tests involving new product as required.
  • To evaluate suitability of company products for packaging with the customer vehicle using CAD
  • Lead the development of the engineering elements of APQP with the team and support the other business functions to ensure timely completion of the APQP process and PPAP.

Qualifications for a Senior Design Engineer:

  • HNC/HND/Degree in Mechanical or Manufacturing or Automotive engineering
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience as an Engineer in the automotive environment.
  • Understanding of automotive applications and other aspects of vehicle design
  • Working knowledge of D-FMEA, P-FMEA, DVP&R & APQP
  • Sufficiently commercially aware to recognize the impact of his actions on the bottom line
  • A high degree of self-motivation and ability to work under pressure when necessary
  • A team player with a ‘can-do’ attitude, who can work at speed to achieve tight deadlines
  • Able to build strong relationships with suppliers and customer engineers and liaise on technical matters with other departments
  • Experience of automotive brakes/chassis engineering/development
  • 3D CAD experience
  • Experience of working within an IATF16949 environment

This is a great opportunity to join an established and global recognised brand that is still investing in their people, technology and tools to ensure growth and expansion can be achieved. 

Commutable from: Birmingham, Coventry, Derby, Leicester, Cannock, Burton, Tamworth, Lichfield, Warwick

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Graduate Electronic Engineer 

We are working with a fast paced and dynamic organisation that are seeing continued demand for their technology and are on track to see one of their busiest years in their company’s history.  

The company design and develop a range of electronic devices that are used in the manufacturing and engineering sectors.

As a Graduate Electronic Engineer, you will support the continuing growth of the technical department and the role will involve working alongside other engineering disciplines, designing hardware and embedded software to extend the organisations range of products.

The salary and benefits package for a Graduate Electronic Engineer

  • Competitive salary - £25,000
  • 33 days annual leave including bank holidays.
  • Life Insurance cover
  • Pension Scheme with company contribution
  • Share Scheme with Annual Allocation
  • Bonus Scheme
  • Long Service Recognition
  • Free On-Site Parking

The duties and responsibilities of a Graduate Electronic Engineer 

  • Design and Development of New Product Projects.
  • Design of hardware and embedded systems
  • Layout and tracking of PCB designs.
  • Prototyping and testing of designs and products
  • Concept Design, Test and Approval for Manufacture of Electronic Devices.

Requirements and Qualifications, Graduate Electronic Engineer

  • Degree or similar qualification in Electronics Engineering or comparable subject
  • Some experience of working in an Electronics Design environment.
  • Experience in electronics hardware design, development, and testing; including schematic design and PCB layout.
  • Experience in embedded firmware design, development, and testing
  • Experience in firmware design for STM32 microcontrollers
  • EMC design and test experience

This is a great opportunity to join a fast growing organisation, where R&D and New Product Innovation sit central to the organisation’s growth and expansion plans for the business going forward. 

Commutable from Birmingham, Worcester, Wolverhampton, Telford, Stafford, Lichfield, Coventry, Redditch and Stone

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Engine Test Engineer 

We have an opportunity to join an engine development specialist in the Staffordshire area and help assist in the R&D and testing of new technologies and products.

The company are currently seeing an increase in demand and investment and are now looking to expand their existing development teams. 

Benefits:

  • £38,000 - £45,000
  • Pension 
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols) 
  • Career Development Opportunities 

Engine Test Engineer Duties 

  • Engine development work, including engine build, carrying out test programs, writing technical reports both internal and customer focused. 
  • Support for all aspects of the engine development including ECU, fuel system and installation in customers vehicles. 
  • Engine Endurance Test Programming. 
  • Carrying out test work at customers premises, including some overseas trips.
  • Testing at external test facilities, such as environmental and altitude chambers. 
  • Being part of a small team of engineers and technicians and supporting the companies R&D and Test programmes.

Engine Test Engineer Requirements 

  • A formal qualification in Engineering (HNC/HND/Degree)
  • 3 Years Plus – Industry experience 
  • Good exposure to Engine Test Cells 
  • Good experience of running Test Cycles (Powertrain / Engine Related) 
  • Good Communication skills 

Commutable from Derby, Birmingham, Stafford, Lichfield, Cannock, Stone, Coventry, Tamworth, Nuneaton

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Power Electronics Engineer – (Contract)

We are working with a dynamic innovative organisation that is developing small electric generators, who are now seeking to progress their latest R&D project on the Power Inverter side.

The role will be a Contract position for a duration of at least 6 months and the project will also be outside of IR35.

The right candidate will have a formal qualification in Electronic Engineering and good experience in the following:

Power Electronics Engineer - Requirements

  • Power Design experience 
  • Designing circuit boards
  • Good experience of using Matlab & SPICE software or similar
  • PCB layout design experience
  • Analogue and Digital circuit design 
  • Have knowledge of functional safety standards such as ISO26262

The role will work with the Engineering Manager and Project Team Leader to establish project gateways.

Commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Birmingham, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield, Derby, Coventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Junior Project Assistant 

We have a great opportunity to join a global organisation and become a key member of their Projects Support Team.

We are working with a global corporation, who are looking to strengthen their south Staffordshire Project Office with the introduction of a Junior Project Assistant 

The company oversee the system design and introduction of capital plant equipment projects across the world and are now seeking support internally for new and existing projects.

  • £20,000 - £24,000
  • Pension 
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols) 
  • Early Finish on Fridays 

Junior Project Assistant Duties

  • The role will be directly involved in supporting projects with administration and information gathering activities, so the position will involve a high degree of IT and MS Office skills, along with regular communication via the telephone, TEAMS and email with internal and external parties. 
  • The organisations projects are typically 12 – 18 months in duration and involve weekly and monthly update meetings with all the relevant parties involved. 
  • Interaction with the Engineering, Sales and Logistic teams will be a daily activity, along with liaison with other international partners.

Junior Project Assistant – Requirements 

  • 6 – 12 months recent office environment working experience 
  • Good evidence of communicating with internal and external parties 
  • Good IT Skills (MS Office) 
  • Good presentation and document skills 
  • A formal College or University education 

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic individual who is looking for a fast-track career within a Commercial or Project Management remit. 

Commutable from Derby, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Birmingham, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield, Sutton Coldfield, Coventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Project Engineer - Electrical Automotive Systems 

One of the most prestigious automotive manufacturers in the UK is looking to add a number of Project and Systems Engineers to its bespoke vehicle team. 

The position will be part of the vehicle innovation team, who are tasked with the remit to improve the driving and user experience to meet the bespoke needs of their customers. 

Project Engineer - Electrical Automotive Systems – Benefits Package:

  • Salary £45,500
  • Pension 
  • Healthcare 
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols)
  • Company Bonus Scheme 
  • Flexible Hybrid Working (Work in the office 2 – 3 days per week)
  • Excellent Tax Efficient Car Scheme 
  • Career Progression 
  • Relocation Package 

The Project Engineer Purpose:

  • Offering a bespoke client experience through innovation and the delivery of content and features that support the expectations of what a customised and bespoke vehicle should be. 
  • Working as a Project Engineer the role will be responsible for the management and the delivery of component and system development activities across the relevant multi-departmental process-chain, to ensure on time introduction and integration into Bespoke Vehicle Project content. 
  • The position is responsible for project planning and delivery engineering activities to the required detail in support of the tasks assigned by the Lead Engineer.
  • Key accountabilities / experience required includes:
  • Engineering activities will include. 
  • Researching initial Concepts, Engineering Costing, Engineering Design, Risk Analysis, Centre of Competence Alignment, Test Planning & Validation, Project Planning and on-time Release of product parameters (product properties & function, costs, weight, quality, timing) as defined by feature sheets assigned by the Lead Engineer.

Additional responsibilities can include:

  • To lead the design & development of bespoke components including the generation of Bill of Material, Specification documents, checking of CAD Data & wiring drawings and prepare information for Engineering System Release
  • To communicate with Series engineering stakeholders to agree the required Legal, Safety & group requirements the component or feature must adhere to & ensure the component designs are integrated within the series product packaging
  • To lead the Simultaneous Engineering Team for a commodity, conduct project management activities within the team of stakeholders from other functions and mediate any conflicts within the process chain.
  • Creation & maintenance of the necessary risk analysis steps, including Risk filters, DFMEAs, and ensure associated Legal, Safety & Group standard requirements are brought into DVPs, Specifications, and other engineering documents
  • To ensure requirements required for manufacture are implemented into the design and associated documents
  • To determine the required quality requirements from an engineering perspective working with design & quality functions
  • To validate the product to all homologation/Legal Regulation requirements before preparing information for Engineering Release.

Position Requirements 

  • Be familiar with Software and/or Hardware design & manufacturing processes, including schematics
  • Electronics Laboratory skills, including use of scopes, signal generators, Vector CAN tool set
  • Familiar with Automotive Software development processes & Functional Modelling techniques
  • Complex Problem Investigation techniques, Problem Resolution & Reporting,
  • Knowledge of working closely with Suppliers & managing the supplier to deliver to plan.
  • Degree in Automotive/Electrical Engineering or equivalent
  • Sufficient experience in an Automotive Engineering development environment (Electrical)
  • Knowledge of Automotive Manufacturing End of Line and Configuration Processes
  • Experience in automotive engineering project engineering and leading cross-functional teams (without man-management responsibility)
  • Knowledge of international automotive legislation and homologation requirements 

This is a great opportunity to join a global recognised brand that can offer a superb career opportunity for personal and professional development, 

Commutable from: Horsham, Worthing, Southampton, Basingstoke, Croydon

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994

 

Engine Development & Calibration Engineer 

We are working with an organisation with a global recognised brand in the field of engine development. The company are now looking to expand their R&D Team with the introduction of a Development Engineer to collaborate with their existing small team.

Development Engineer Package 

  • £40,000 - £45,000
  • Pension 
  • Sick pay - Benefit
  • 33 Days Holidays (Inc Bank Hols) 
  • Overtime 

Development Engineer Duties

The role will be directly involved in engine development work, including engine build, conducting test programmes, writing technical reports both internal and customer focused.
The role will also support all aspects of the engine development including ECU, fuel system and installation into customer's vehicles.
Other duties will include engine endurance test programmes, carrying out test work at customers premises, including some overseas and testing at external test facilities.

Development Engineer Requirements 

  • The right person for this role will have a formal qualification in mechanical or related engineering C&G/HNC/Degree.
  • Have 3 – 5 Years industry experience in the testing and the development of engine or powertrain applications. 
  • Good organisational and communication skills.
  • A good knowledge of modern test equipment, software and tools 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Test / Development Engineer to join a busy and growing organisation where projects are varied and test the limits of technology. 

This Development Engineer role is commutable from Telford, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Birmingham, Cannock, Stone, Lichfield, Derby, Coventry

Probe Technical Recruitment, providing Design, R&D & Projects Engineering Recruitment Support since 1994