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.

Peter Hampshire

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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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Introduction:

European Sales Manager (Furnace & Combustion Systems)

A great opportunity has arisen to work for a European Engineering Organisation, who have sites in the UK and Spain, but also large customer accounts in Germany, France and Italy as well.  

The reason for the European Sales Managers role’s creation, is down to restructure and expansion of the company’s European portfolio plans and will offer a successful applicant a good mix of existing and new business opportunities to manage and develop.

The company has a strong history in developing and supplying advanced industrial heating and furnace systems to a variety of industry sectors across Europe for many years and have an excellent reputation for offering a complete turnkey project management service to ensure ordered bespoke equipment is delivered on time and to spec.

Working for the Group Sales Director the Sales Managers role will have both direct sales responsibility for a defined territory and management responsibility of a regional team.

Benefits:

  • Excellent Salary
  • Company Car
  • Bonus
  • Healthcare

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • The Primary function of the Sales Managers role is to grow profitability via Sales of the company’s products
  • Effectively manage the internal sales teams
  • Take ownership of developing sales strategies and setting targets and tactics
  • Liaising with the engineering teams and departments in the UK and Spain.
  • Compiling and collating information for tenders, proposals.
  • Be proactive at marketing and Trade Show events
  • Attend and be part of presentations and conferences (internal and external)
  • Be part of the management team to ensure the Group Target Growth Plans are always on track.

To be an effect Sales Manager within this role the organisation believes the right person should have the following experience and skills:

  • A formal qualification in engineering - HND / Degree
  • A strong background in Sales B2B within the engineering sector, especially the Heating, Furnace or Combustion sectors.
  • Be a natural proactive, motivated individual who enjoys Business and Commercial activities
  • Be a good team player who can lead via example and command respect through recognition of ability and experience.
  • Be able to communicate and translate views and ideas clearly.
  • Be open to frequent paid travel via air and road on a weekly basis.
  • Have drive and ambition to meet the aims of the Group, but also one’s own career development as well.

This is a perfect role for a Sales Engineer or Manager who is seeking are large area and remit to cover, whilst also developing a team. The company offers great opportunities for career development into Senior Management and Directorship, whilst also offering the security of stability and a growing business portfolio.

For more information please forward your latest CV with a cover letter to Peter Hampshire.

 

CAD / Design Engineer – HVAC Systems

We are seeking a Design / CAD Engineer to join a Systems Team in the Midlands area, who are tasked with HVAC Design projects directly for customers.

The company provides a wide range of services and systems, especially Air Conditioning and Cooling Systems.

Requirements:

  • The right candidate for this role will have at least 18 months experience working within HVAC and Cooling System Design with 2D and 3D CAD
  • A formal qualification in engineering HNC or above
  • Good CAD skills (AutoCAD)
  • Excellent Communication Skills
  • A good general knowledge of engineering principles.
  • Exposure of designing to specification and with various materials.
  • Good Project Engineering abilities (Self-manage own projects in regards, timing and costs)
  • Have had exposure of Design for manufacture, site layout design and specification experience.

For more information please send your CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Systems Development Engineer

A global facing engineering organisation who has a Northants based technical centre, is currently seeking a Systems Development Engineer to support their current product development programmes.

The position will support the production of the company’s product range with associated software, electrical and electronic tooling by hands on involvement through all stages of the product lifecycle. 

Duties will include:

  • Development and maintenance of the hardware and software for Production tools using Visual Basic and developing .NET software with languages such as C# and microcontroller compilers (MPLAB XC8/XC16/XC32 or any other).
  • Compilation and analysis of operational, test, and experimental data necessary for the design and integration of business systems using MySQL scripts (MariaDB or any other) and developing C# to MySQL interfaces.
  • Development of action plans to achieve short and long-range efficiency goals, selection of new production methods, designs of production fixtures, and methods to monitor efficiencies.
  • Provide effective interdepartmental support for the release of new tooling and the continuous improvement of the existing ones. Includes operator user manuals, training, report writing and repairing of electrical/electronic tools.
  • Research, design and development of manufacturing processes including production flow, assembly / welding / testing methods and general production equipment.
  • Networking with counterparts in other facilities (and external agencies) to leverage and share best practices (may require travel abroad).
  • Within Production Engineering team represent manufacturing to assist new / revised product introductions including product conformance to DFM criteria, operator and system goals, training and implementation evaluation (PRISM “S” gate deliverables (internal procedure)).
  • Detailed in-process debugging and fault finding across the mass flow product range and the designed tooling.
  • Maintaining data and gathering backbone data.
  • Representing manufacturing at all applicable phases of PRISM to ensure new / revised product launches are DFM and integrated effectively.
  • To operate in accordance with Health and Safety regulations.
  • Adhere to all internal quality procedures including updating/writing QA procedures if required.

Education and requirements:

  • BSc degree or higher in Electronics or equivalent
  • Practical analogue/ digital / electromechanical design
  • Proficient with programming in C#.NET or similar
  • Competent with C/C++ embedded firmware for 8, 16, and 32-bit microcontrollers.
  • Schematic entry and PCB design (preferably Easy PC).
  • Excellent understanding of production tooling concepts / design
  • Ability to assemble and test electronic designs.
  • Experience of 3D CAD packages e.g. Solidworks.
  • Robot Programming

This is a great opportunity to join a fast paced and growing technical centre with continued support and investment. For more information please forward your latest CV ASAP.

 

Introduction:

Mechanical Design Engineer (Product Support)

A global facing engineering organisation who has a Northants based technical centre, is currently seeking a Design Engineer to support their current product development programmes.

The position will be based within the R&D department providing life-cycle support of existing products. Their products are state-of-the-art and combine mechanical and electronic components and applications.

The duties will consist of but not be limited to the following:

  • Evaluating and implementing design change requests related to the full range of products.
  • Preparing, maintaining and revision control of 3D CAD models, drawings and BOM’s using SolidWorks and PLM software.
  • Updating and correcting CAD modelling errors in legacy SolidWorks Drawings, Parts and Assemblies
  • Re-drawing legacy AutoCAD designs in SolidWorks
  • Provide CAD draughting support to Research and Development Engineers
  • Work closely with and support other departments (Production, Production Engineering, Purchasing, Quality) and suppliers to improve existing designs with respect to design for manufacture and assembly.
  • Provide assistance to other departments and suppliers to help solve technical problems during manufacture and assembly.
  • Oversee validation testing required during the design change process and summarise results in a technical report.
  • Provide input to new product development based on experience of existing products.
  • Performance of other tasks as detailed by the Development Manager - Mechanical and/or the Technical Director.

The right applicant will be educated formally in engineering - HNC, HND or degree in Mechanical and/or Production Engineering or related subject and have experience with the following:

  • Excellent practical experience in 3D CAD is essential, preferably using SolidWorks
  • Experience in PLM Systems and document revision control
  • Familiar with the principles of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T)
  • Experience in a product development and product manufacturing environment
  • Knowledge of special materials
  • Knowledge of permanent joining methods such as welding, brazing, adhesive bonding etc.
  • Knowledge of manufacturing processes such as casting, injection moulding, machining, fabrication, forming etc.

This is a great opportunity to join a fast paced and growing technical centre with continued support and investment. 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.

 

Introduction:

Sales Engineer (Process Machinery)

A European manufacturer of bespoke process machinery and equipment is seeking an UK & IRE Sales Engineer to support a wide industry ranging customer base. The role will be based from their Midlands Technical Centre and will have direct reports locally and in Europe.

The origination has over 40 years history supplying bespoke products to their customers and have built a strong word-of-mouth reputation for quality and tailored services.

The organisation is seeking a qualified and experienced individual to act on a consultancy basis to qualify and quantify leads and enquires from concept through to final sign off for production and delivery/ installation. This type of work will often be a slow-burn with the need to manage and support the customers along the way (3 - 18 months)

The position will be responsible for the following:

  • Maintaining good communication lines and avenues with customers and internal departments.
  • Collating relevant information, requirements and needs from customers enquires and leads.
  • Attending customer site visits in regard to fact finding and understanding specific needs.
  • Advising of cost, timelines and limitations with new and existing customers.
  • Supporting tender and negotiation processes throughout the sales life cycle.
  • Assist in the creation of correct design, specification and installation considerations along the way.
  • Liaise with internal technical and system design teams and partners to ensure project costs and timelines can be met and are realistic.
  • Put together up to date information and technology improvement to customers throughout the lifecycle of pre installation projects.
  • Maintain a level of business and pipeline that is inline with the company’s own growth forecasts
  • Maintain regular communication with internal R&D and Product Development Teams
  • Attend regular client site and parent company meetings
  • Keep all relevant parties in the loop with any changes or issues with orders and tenders.
  • Represent the organisation at various tradeshows (Europe)
  • Maintain a regular update of new and current marketing literature, that can be distributed to customers.

Requirements:

  • The right candidate for this role will have a proven background in Technical Sales, especially in the area of machinery and process equipment.
  • Have a formal qualification in an engineering subject (ONC / HNC / HND or above)
  • Good exposure of customer liaison (Negotiation, Tendering, Collating Technical Specs and Project Managing)
  • Strong and clear communication skills (Written and Verbal)
  • A good technical appreciation and understanding of the process / manufacturing industries
  • A good understanding of Layout Design (P&ID) Plant Layout
  • A proven background in managing a longer sales life cycle project (3 - 18 months)
  • Ability to drive and travel to various parts of the UK at short notice (1 - 2 Days per week)
  • Willingness to travel to Europe for training and support training (1 Week)

This is a great role for an individual who enjoys the consultation side of sales. The company already has the reputation that means enquiries are always incoming and via recommendations and referrals.

For more information please forward your latest CV ASAP