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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An organisation that has a proud history of manufacturing high quality products is currently seeking a Manufacturing Planning Manager to oversee the planning and procurement of projects, to ensure a fast-moving manufacturing environment can function effectively. 

The company are seeing continued growth throughout 2020 and are looking to expand their operation in 2021, so a leader is required to manage a small team of individuals to ensure the buying and planning activities run smoothly.

Planning Managers Duties:

  • Manage Day-to-Day activities of a fast-paced environment by giving direction to team members
  • Strive to implement Continuous Improvement processes 
  • Manage all buying, stock control and spend & pricing functions 
  • Be creative in development new methods that overcome daily issues and problems 
  • Good relationship building methods with internal and external parties 
  • Monitor production in-line with incoming stock levels 
  • Reduce the holding of stock (JIT) 
  • Control Materials and Stock from multi sites 
  • Plan and adapt to future production trends 
  • Liaise with all senior management and sales teams on a regular basis 
  • Ensure production release and build dates are planned for to reduce issues 
  • Manage the order and purchasing systems to maintain smooth delivery and timing 
  • Develop and built internal MRP Systems  
  • Controls logistics and production build control 

This is great opportunity for an experienced Production Planner to join a friendly, but fast paced manufacturing environment that will offer autonomy and responsibility for delivery and the management of processes.

Candidates applying for this position should have at least 5 years recent experience of Production Planning with exposure to purchasing duties. They should have also worked in a fast-paced manufacturing environment where materials and stock are changing and being replenished on a frequent basis.

Good communication and presentation skills are a must 

A formal qualification in manufacturing, engineering or planning would also be desired.

The company will offer a good salary package, pension, 25 Days Holidays and a regular day (Mon- Fri) working pattern. 

This could be a great opportunity for someone who has previously worked in either Consumer Goods, Automotive (Interior / Exterior Trim), Aerospace (Cabin / Seating), Marine or Commercial Vehicle (Interiors) 

Commutable from: Birmingham, Droitwich, Cannock, Redditch, Solihull, Stourbridge, Worcester, Wolverhampton, 

Probe Technical Recruitment, Manufacturing & Production Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

A company with a long track record for innovation and offering tailored bespoke solutions to its global customer base, is currently seeking an Electronic Design Engineer to enhance their R&D Team.

As a company they design and develop a range of technical mechatronic products that are often required to work in partnership with other electronic technologies and equipment.

Their own internal team consists of experienced personnel in the areas of Software, Electronic and Product Design and this position will support all of these areas, with a biased toward Electronic Hardware Development, but with daily interaction with Digital, Software and Mechanical applications as well. 

The company are currently busy with the development of three new platforms that are required for delivery and testing early 2021, so the team are extremely busy developing and prototyping new technologies to ensure this target can be achieved. 

The position will be offered the opportunity to work remotely and on-site for the initial first 6 months, but the role will then be likely to be reverted back to purely on-site working, so applicants should ideally be situated within a 1 hour commuting distance of the office (South Manchester) 

Experience of the following would be extremely useful: 

  • Schematic Layout and PCB
  • Good working knowledge of STM32 Cortex M4
  • Exposure to Visual Studio, C++, C#, Python, bash
  • Good experience in Source Control, e.g. GIT, subversion
  • Collaboration tools, e.g. Confluence
  • Bluetooth 5 modules & Wi-Fi modules
  • USB 3 Type-C including Power Delivery control via STUSB
  • Digital/Analog signal conditioning
  • Control circuitry, load drivers, stepper motor control
  • Design for EMC and other certifications (e.g. CE, LVD, CB, FCC, UL, CCC, etc)
  • Capable of ‘bringing up prototype hardware’, and be comfortable using scopes, bus analysers, etc
  • Building, testing, debugging prototypes and early production models
  • Design of test equipment and procedures for high reliability production of volume parts
  • Experience of Windows App, Android, iOS or other mobile application development would be useful

Requirements for the Electronic Design Engineer role:

  • A positive attitude is essential as is flexibility, creativity and pragmatism
  • Ability to self-manage project work loads
  • Good analytical skills
  • Problem solving abilities
  • The understanding and learning of new technologies
  • A degree or equivalent in Electronic Engineering or related discipline
  • Experience of developing embedded electronic hardware and software for real-time and mobile systems

The company will offer:

  • 37.5 hour working week 
  • Contributory pension scheme (5%/5%)
  • Private Healthcare
  • 29 days paid holiday increasing with service
  • Death in Service benefit
  • Flexibility in working hours
  • A friendly relaxed atmosphere where everyone is focused on creating excellent products
  • Remote working for the first 6 months

Commutable from: Manchester, Wrexham, Macclesfield, Crewe, Stoke-on-Trent, Liverpool, Runcorn

Probe Technical Recruitment, R&D Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

We currently have a great opportunity for a suitable engineer to join a design and manufacturer of control systems. The organisation considers themselves to be agile and highly innovative, embracing their technology to introduce custom solutions for their blue-chip customer base. As a company they have a strong family culture which provides a positive working environment where employees feel valued and trusted. They are a global company with offices in the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and China.

The Role:

Due to the organisation doubling in size over the last five years and growing its presence in their international markets and across key applications in a myriad of industries. A new position for an Application Support Engineer has been created. 

As part of the UK Safety Application Support team you will become the first point of call for technical queries pre and post-sale. Your personable, action orientated style, will deliver fast resolution to customer queries through your own technical skills and pulling on internal knowledge. This is a role aimed at individuals with relevant engineering skills and with some appropriate industry experience, however recently qualified engineers with 12 months+ experience will be considered. You will receive training and mentorship as you learn about all areas of the business through your role.

Application Support Engineer Responsibilities:

  • Respond to technical enquiries through internal platforms to deliver excellent service to customers, providing both pre and post technical sales support.
  • Contribute to technical investigations as they support their customers, working closely with Engineering Design, Customer Solutions and Sales.
  • Develop key knowledge on organisations product range, with understanding of key applications. 
  • Contribute to and create new ways to keep customers informed on products as they develop new materials, training and services.
  • Contribute to a culture of process improvement within the Safety Application Support team.

Requirements:

  • Relevant engineering qualification at higher education level (HND / Degree) in Electronic Engineering.
  • Relevant industry experience preferred – 12 months+
  • Approachable and personable style with good presentation and communication skills
  • A strong culture fit – with a bias for action, accountability and teamwork
  • Willingness to travel (International)

The Application Support Engineer will be involved in all areas of customer liaison, whilst working closely with other internal departments, giving a successful applicant the opportunity to develop a career that offers variety and fast track career progression. 

Applicants with 12 months+ working experience post-Graduation in Electronics or Mechatronics would be suitable to apply for this role.

The company offers excellent benefits and bonuses, based of both individual and company performance and a strong track record of developing individuals with career progression opportunities. 

  • £25,000 - £34,000 
  • Pension 
  • Bonus 
  • 25 Days Hols + Bank Holidays 
  • Early Finish on Fridays 

Commutable from – Birmingham, Dudley, Wolverhampton, Telford, Lichfield, Stafford, West Bromwich

Probe Technical Recruitment, Manufacturing & Production Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

A manufacturer of highly tested and certified components and products for the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle markets, are seeking a senior engineer to project manager the Quality Management Systems within their New Product Introduction process. 

The organisations facility consists of Design & Development Teams and Production & Manufacturing environments, that includes light engineering, plastic injection moulding, metal pressing and assembly and testing.

As a company they are well equipped to meet global market requirements and are fully certified to guarantee the reliability of their products. This has ensured repeat and new business opportunities.

The main purpose of the role is to liaise with other internal departments from product development through to introduction and release, ensuring all internal processes, materials and equipment are fully conversant to the companies own Quality Management Systems.

For the Senior Engineer position, we are looking for a senior engineer who has had exposure of working in the Automotive or Commercial Vehicle markets and who has carried out Quality Assurance types of functions and who is also fully conversant with ISO9001:2015 and ideally have knowledge of VDA 6 and IATF 16949.

The right candidate should also have a formal qualification in engineering and have good recent experience of working for a 1st or 2nd Tier Supplier, where quality and reliability has been majority of the daily work.
Candidates with good 8D, FMEA and good exposure of modern manufacturing environments will be a good match for this role

The company are seeing continued growth and steady orders from existing and new customers and are committed to continue to invest in their staff and facilities. 

Benefits:

  • Salary £45,000 - £55,000
  • Pension 
  • 25 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays
  • 37.5 Hour Week 
  • Company Bonus Scheme 

Commutable from – High Wycombe, Oxford, Uxbridge, Banbury, Luton, London

Probe Technical Recruitment, Manufacturing & Production Recruitment Specialists since 1994

 

Quantity Surveyor (Infrastructure) 

We are currently working with a company that operates nationwide, providing integrated consultancy services for major infrastructure and development schemes, who has a reputation of designing and delivering some of the most complex projects in the UK.

As an organisation they have a proven track record of delivery in residential, commercial, retail, public and infrastructure sectors, with significant project experience in planning, designing and delivering strategic highways and bridges, flood alleviation works, transport plans, major utility installations, high rise buildings, new towns, schools/leisure centres, public buildings and business parks.

Their teams are structured to provide efficient, cost effective and dynamic advice, often against challenging timescales and with significant complexities. 

The Quantity Surveyor role within the company will require an enthusiastic, dynamic, and motivated individual with a junior or experienced background working as a Quantity Surveyor in recent times.

This is a great opportunity for a successful candidate to join the business in a role offering the prospect to work with experienced Quantity Surveyors and Project Consultants and provide a wide range of development consultancy services.

  • Viability Analysis.
  • Commercial and Contract Advice.
  • Contract Administration.
  • Cost Planning and Reporting.

The Quantity Surveyor position will offer the chance to work on some of the largest development programmes in the UK, taking the project lead and driving forward the key stages of project design and delivery.

Based in the organisations building in Southwest Birmingham, the position will liaise and work with other parties and travel when needed to visit and support projects throughout their delivery stages and lifecycles.

Experience Required 

  • A formal Qualification in Quantity Surveying 
  • Fully conversant with MS office – Word, Excel Outlook, Project 
  • Some recent exposure of Quality Management Systems 
  • 12 – 18 months post qualification sector experience 

If you are looking to progress your career in a driven environment working on nationally significant development and infrastructure projects and are looking to extend your experience within the field of QS, please get in touch.

Good Salary Package, Pension, Career Progression 

Commutable from Birmingham, Coventry, Warwick, Leicester, Oxford, Worcester, Lichfield

Probe Technical Recruitment, Celebrating 26 Years of Technical Engineering Recruitment Excellence

 

We are currently looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to work for a fast growing organisation who specialise in the design and development of electromechanical devices. 
The company have seen fantastic growth of not only its own staff and revenue, but also its product range in the last few years and currently boasts a strong team of Mechanical, Electrical and Electronic Engineers within its R&D team. 

The position will be daily involved in the mechanical design of devices and components that will house Smart Technology, Electronic and Electrical applications. The role will involve using 3D CAD SolidWorks to achieve the mechanical aspects of the projects - machine parts, fabrications, enclosures and moving parts. 

The right candidate for the Design Engineer position will have a strong background in 3D CAD design and development of electromechanical or mechatronic devices or similar.

  • Be formally qualified in either Mechanical or Design Engineering in (HND/Degree). 
  • Be fully conversant with a modern 3D CAD package (SolidWorks, Creo or similar) 
  • Have 1st principle mechanical engineering knowledge.
  • Have an appreciation of electrical and electronic applications.
  • A knowledge of software and embedded software applications would be advantageous. 
  • Good project engineering and the ability to create supporting documentation and presentations in relation to project management duties. 
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • The ability to work well within a team and understand and learn new technology and procedures. 
  • A strong work ethic. 
  • This role for a Design Engineer would be a great opportunity for either a mid-level or experienced Designer, who is looking for a new challenge to work full product life cycle and see projects through to completion and final delivery to an end customer. 
  • The company will offer a suitable applicant, good opportunities to progress their career and develop new skills. 

Benefits:

  • c£40,000
  • 25 days holiday plus bank Holidays
  • A good pension scheme
  • Healthcare scheme
  • Career development. 

If you believe you are a Design Engineer who could be suited to this position, with 3 years plus experience. Please forward your latest CV with a brief cover letter.

This position is commutable from Manchester, Preston, Blackpool, Rochdale, Oldham and Bolton.

1999 - 2020, Celebrating 21 Years of Specialist Research, Development & Design Recruitment Excellence

 

Quantity Surveyor (Infrastructure) 

We are currently working with a company that operates nationwide, providing integrated consultancy services for major infrastructure and development schemes and has a reputation of designing and delivering some of the most complex projects in the UK. 
They have a proven track record of delivery in residential, commercial, retail, public and infrastructure sectors, with significant project experience in planning, designing and delivering strategic highways and bridges, flood alleviation works, transport plans, major utility installations, high rise buildings, new towns, schools/leisure centres, public buildings and business parks.

Their teams are structured to provide efficient, cost effective and dynamic advice, often against challenging timescales and with significant complexities. 

The Role within the company will require an enthusiastic, dynamic, and motivated individual with a junior or experienced background working as a Quantity Surveyor in recent times.

This is a great opportunity for a successful candidate to join the business in a role offering the prospect to work with experienced Quantity Surveyors and Project Consultants and provide a wide range of development consultancy services.

  • Viability Analysis.
  • Commercial and Contract Advice.
  • Contract Administration.
  • Cost Planning and Reporting.

The Quantity Surveyor position will offer the chance to work on some of the largest development programmes in the UK, taking the project lead and driving forward the key stages of project design and delivery.

Based in the organisations building in Southwest Birmingham, the position will liaise and work with other parties and travel when needed to visit and support projects throughout their delivery stages and lifecycles.

Experience Required 

  • A formal Qualification in Quantity Surveying 
  • Fully conversant with MS office – Word, Excel Outlook, Project 
  • Some recent exposure of Quality Management Systems 
  • 12 – 18 months post qualification sector experience 

If you are looking to progress your career in a driven environment working on nationally significant development and infrastructure projects and are looking to extend your experience within the field of QS, please get in touch.

 

Civil Engineer (Infrastructure projects) 

Nationwide Projects 

A Civil Engineer is required for a Birmingham based Consultancy 

We are working with an organisation that provides consultancy services related to major nationwide infrastructure schemes, with a strong successful track record for the delivery of projects in Commercial, Residential, Public and the Retail sectors. They have vast experience within infrastructure - planning, designing, and delivering highways and bridges, flood elevation works, transport plans, major utility installations, schools, public buildings, and business parks.

Their team is structured to provide efficient, cost effective and dynamic advice, often against challenging timescales and with significant complexities. 

This role is seeking a Civil Engineer who can provide support in the following:-

Design a variety of infrastructure schemes as well as liaising with clients in the following disciplines: 

  • Highway design both preliminary and detailed. 
  • Drainage design both strategic and detailed. 
  • Design of foul pumping stations, SUDS, flow control structures and balancing facilities. 
  • Residential and commercial external works design including earthworks assessments. 
 

Graduate Electronic Engineer

We are working with an electronic device development company, who require a Junior Electronic Engineer to join their busy R&D Team based on the outskirts of Oxford 

Company:

The company has over 20 years’ experience in developing innovative products that are used in the building services sector. Their product uses a range of the latest Electronic / Firmware and Software technologies and are combined with mechanical applications. 

As an organisation they have seen good growth and are now in a fortunate position of seeing business levels and orders return after the lockdown early this year. 

A busy working environment with a healthy mix of senior and more experienced staff combined with junior and entry level engineers with a focus on individual development.

Duties:

The position will be part of the delivery of new products and technologies and will focus both on new product development and improving and upgrading legacy products. 
Working in the development team and reporting to the Senior Electronic Engineer the position will be very R&D biased and be involved in designing, testing and building prototypes in conjunction with other members of the R&D team.

  • Develop innovative product concepts and solutions.
  • Design and create PCB Board level technology that can interact with Mechanical and Software applications 
  • Create and build test and prototype and associated test rigs to carry out test cycles 
  • Electrical design from concept through to production.
  • Schematic capture, simulation, PCB layout.
  • Embedded software development.
  • Design validation testing including internal and external EMC tests.
  • Specification and development of production test equipment.
  • Working to internal safety and compliance standards 
  • Assist in spoke urgent customers’ orders where technology design, upgrades and testing need to be achieved in very short lead times
  • Problem solving with the projects at development, prototype, and testing phases

Skills & Experience:

This role will require a Junior Electronic Engineer with experience in the following 

  • At least 1 year in a Technology based or Engineering position that is New Product Development biased
  • Good hands-on exposure to Electronic Hardware & Embedded Design & PCB Schematics
  • Have worked in a technology development product or device environment (Ideally within an SME or Start-up organisation)
  • Excellent Communication skills 
  • A formal engineering education qualification in Electronics – (Degree, HND or equivalent) 
  • Good investigative skills with the ability to problem solve and come up with suitable solutions
  • The ability to pick up new technology and procedures fast

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for a Junior Engineer to move into a fast paced, but supportive working environment.
  • The company has seen fantastic growth in turnover and head count in recent years and is well placed to offer an individual good opportunity for career enhancement, pay increases and promotion within a short time span of joining the company.
  • Being part of a team is their ethos and working together to achieve their goals. 
 

Technical Customer Support - German Speaking

We are working with a fantastic fast-growing organisation that has an establish global customer and supplier based and is seeing strong repeat and new customer business coming directly from Germany. 

Company:

The company has many years’ experience in developing advanced engineered products that are used in a myriad of industry sectors.  Their products offer a high level of safety and reliability and use a range of the latest electronic technologies.

As an organisation they have seen good growth from being able to offer bespoke solutions to their customers and are now in a fortunate position of seeing business levels and orders return, post lockdown.

A busy working environment with a friendly and positive approach to how they operate as a business and they have a strong team support ethos.

Duties:

The position plays an integral part of the day to day function between the customer and the technical departments within the organisation, by offering tailored support to customers by understanding their requirements and then liaising with the relevant Project and R&D teams.

  • Collating information and requirements via telephone, email, Skype/Team/Zoom, or fax 
  • Discussing suitable options, lead times and costs 
  • Liaising with the internal technical departments to ensure customers’ requests and demands can be achieved 
  • Dealing with issues and legacy quality issues 
  • Maintaining CRM Systems and internal spread sheets or relevant documentation 
  • Liaising with Sales Teams and Distributers 
  • Keep abreast of new technology and product development 
  • Advice customers of new improved technologies and better solutions. 
  • Be able to communicate effectively in both English and German 

Skills & Experience:

  • This position does require excellent German language skills, both conversational and technical and some exposure of working directly for, or with German organisations in the recent past. 
  • The position does not require someone to be formally technically qualified, but a background working in some form of engineering or engineering sales or customer service is strongly desired. 
  • Good IT Skills and the ability to create and maintain spread sheets and databases are as must
  • Excellent communication with good listening skills are essential, with the ability to convey information clearly and in a professional manner.
  • Being part of the big team is how this organisation wants their staff to feel, so someone who is willing to help and support others, will be a quality they seek at the interview stage

Benefits:

  • A great company with a history of growing individual staff into senior members and managers within short time periods is something they are very proud of. 
  • The company is based in a modern open spaced building with top spec facilities for their staff. 
  • They operate Monday through to Friday on a standard day routine, with an earlier finish on a Friday. 
  • Good salary packages and regular bonus and 25 Days Holidays + Bank Hols 
 

Design Engineer – Automation / Manufacturing Machinery  

A multi-site production organisation is currently seeking an internal bespoke machinery Design Engineer to design modules for their own manufacturing equipment. The position will have responsibility to designing bespoke machinery and robotic cells for a wide range of products.

As an organisation they are continually seeking to expand their capabilities and methods to manufacture as efficiently as possible, and this position will be key to achieve these aims. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Designing modules for manufacturing equipment.
  • Commissioning and project managing the installation of machinery. 
  • Independently designing bespoke machinery and or robotic cells for manufacturing a wide range of products.
  • Working collaboratively with colleagues at other company sites to design automated machinery specific to the manufacturing capabilities required at each site. 
  • The role will be proactive and innovative in-regards to offering more efficient factory processes.
  • Depending on experience the individual will have to follow projects from conception to commissioning.
  • Flexibility to travel to other local sites will be required. 

The right Design Engineer for this role will have the following attributes:

  • Be fully conversant with 3D CAD with proven experience of designing automated production machinery, incorporating pneumatics, servos and hydraulics.
  • Degree or similar qualified in Mechanical Engineering
  • Will be experienced in the application of robotics.
  • Must be capable of working independently when required but also within a team developing innovative automated machinery and processes and seeing these projects through from concepts to fully functioning production equipment.
  • Must be willing to get involved with the factory floor to work with teams to overcome issues and problems. (This role will not be entirely be desk based to understand the manufacturing challenges and to enable the implementation of the finished equipment.)
  • As well as design the individual will have to project manage entire projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and IT literate.
  • Ability to work under pressure, with excellent organisational skills.
  • Experience of designing, building and commissioning bespoke automated machinery.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience within packaging, food, or manufacturing industries. 

This is a great opportunity for a hands-on Designer with a Machinery background, who understands the needs and issues of fast manufacturing processes. 

Benefits 

  • Attractive Salary 
  • Pension 
  • 25 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays

Commutable from – Manchester, Wigan, Bolton, Rochdale, Oldham, 

Probe Technical Recruitment, Celebrating 26 Years of Technical Engineering Recruitment Excellence

 

A long established, but still hungry to grow SME, based in Oxfordshire, is currently seeking a new addition for their existing small Electronics Team. The company are focused on new product development of a range of electro – mechanical / electronic devices that are used to monitor and collate data within various environments.

Reporting to the Head of Department, the role will be working in a team of Multi-Disciplined Engineers and assist in the development of electronics devices and support existing products.  

Main Responsibilities:

  • Designing analogue and digital circuitry
  • Sustaining Engineering activities; trouble shooting and problem solving of existing products
  • Test and verify, new products and changes to existing products
  • Documentation and associated artefacts; create / edit (BOM’s layouts schematics) with an attention to detail and quality

The right person for this Electronic Engineer position, will have the following minimum experience:

  • Electrical/electronic Degree or equivalent
  • Good electronic related skills in PCB Layout, Circuitry Schematic Design and Altium etc.
  • Able to demonstrate design, development, test and build of electronic systems
  • Excellent communication skills and a determination to drive actions to a conclusion
  • Flexibility attitude to meet Company deadlines

The company are part of a large corporate global organisation and can offer:

  • 25 days holiday + 8 bank holidays 
  • holiday purchase scheme + additional holiday on your birthday
  • Flexible working 
  • Group company shares (given to employees once a year)