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

Senior Consultant

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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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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. 
 

Project Manager (NPD)

We are working with a technology development company, who require a Project Manager to join their busy New Product Development Team based in the South Staffordshire area. 

Company:

The company has over 25 years’ experience in developing innovative products that are mainly used in the Automotive and Commercial Vehicle market sectors. Their products use a range of the latest Electronic and Software technologies and are combined with mechanical applications.

As an organisation they have seen fantastic growth over the last 5 years and are now in a fortunate position of seeing business levels and orders return after the lockdown early this year. 

A good 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 pay a key role in the delivery of new products and technologies to the point of pre-release for production and ensuring that any potential design, reliability, quality or technology upgrade issues are quickly dealt with, or foreseen prior to release. 
  • Working in conjunction with the Engineering and Technical Team and reporting to the Technical Director, the position will be very R&D biased and require a good degree of understanding Electronic and Software platforms and limitations and the associated issues of enclosing and packing such technology with more mechanical biased applications.
  • Daily liaison with suppliers and partners and internal departments – Sales, Quality and Assembly will also be a major part of the role.
  • Project planning and formulating charts, spread sheets and presentations for internal department and Senior Managers 
  • Getting directly involved in Design Changes, Concessions, Value Added Exercises & Design & Build Internal Quality Standards
  • Communication of Project updates and lead times with all relevant parties 
  • Problem solving with the projects at development, prototype, and testing phases
  • Keeping updated on new technology and customers demands 
  • Meeting and understanding the commercial requirements of the company to ensure profitability with each project 
  • Be part of the internal continuous improvement team of Managers, to ensure the company moves forward in the right direction

Skills & Experience:

  • This role will require a Project Manager with experience in the following 
  • At least 2 years in a Technology based Project or Engineering position that is New Product Introduction biased
  • Good Technical ability within a R&D remit (Design & Testing of either Electronics, Mechanical, Software Applications)
  • Have working in a technology development product or device environment (Ideally within an SME or Start-up organisation)
  • Excellent Communication skills 
  • Good project software exposure and the ability to create spreadsheets and associated documents 
  • A good understanding of modern manufacturing and assembly practises 
  • A formal engineering education qualification – (Degree, HND or equivalent) 
  • Good investigative skills with the ability to problem solve and come up with suitable solutions
  • Good supplier liaison experience and a good understanding of commercial constraints
  • The ability to pick up new technology and procedures fast

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for a junior or mid-level Project Engineer / Manager 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 a good opportunity for career enhancement, pay increases and promotion within a short time span of joining the company.
 

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 
 

We have a new opportunity to join a customer facing project team and support ongoing mechanical design and build applications that are bespoke to engineering & manufacturing biased customers need. 

The product range is varied, but mainly associated to sheet metal, fabrications and extrusion components and assemblies. 

The role will play a key liaison position between the customer, sales, and the internal production shop floor to ensure an effect designed product can be developed, manufactured, and delivered with an agreed time and cost requirement. This will include creating and modifying designs to meet customers specifications.

The ideal candidate will have had hands on experience within a design for manufacture position, with ideally exposure to metal product production. 

Strong 3D CAD skills are a must along with excellent communication skills

Junior Project Design Engineer – Candidate Requirements

  • A formal trained background within engineering (C&G /ONC/ HNC/ BTEC/ DEGREE) 
  • 12 Months industry experience of using 3D CAD for Design for Manufacture 
  • Good exposure to either Sheet Metal, Fabrications, Extrusions or Metal Forming Production Methods
  • Good Project Engineering abilities 
  • Exposure of working in liaison with Shop Floor and other Internal Partners 

This is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic team that is often asked to create bespoke solutions for its varied industry customer base.

 

A multi-site consumer goods organisation is currently seeking an internal bespoke machinery Design Engineer to design modules for their own manufacturing equipment. The position will have responsibility to design 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 office based to understand the manufacturing challenges that require the automation 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.

 

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)
 

A Midland based busy company with a current strong order book into 2021, are seeking an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer with ideally 8 - 10 years exposure of Material Handling moving Machinery Design, with the ability to use both 2D & 3D CAD.

The position will be part of a lively small project team that are responsible for designing and building one-off and bespoke material handling equipment that normally combines both static and moving part machinery and fabrications.

The right candidate will have had recent experience with sheet metal forming and fabrication, structural and machinery design and have a good working knowledge of incorporating motors and moving parts into designs.

The industry sectors supported, vary between Industrial Laundry, Distribution, E-commerce and Automotive and the small project team will get involved in the complete project life cycle of each programme and order.

Skills Required

  • Mechanical Design biased – 2D & 3D CAD (Ideally Solidworks, Solid Edge, Inventor or similar)
  • 8 – 10 Years’ experience working within a materials handling or bespoke moving machinery background
  • A good understanding of mechanical principles and working to set engineering standards
  • A good knowledge of manufacturing and assembly techniques with different materials, particularly folded, welded and punched sheet steel.
  • A good appreciation of electrical and controls systems within automation to enable collaboration with specialists in these fields (No electrical circuit or control system design is expected from the candidate).
  • Some good project engineering ability and good exposure of taking projects from concept through to production.
  • Good working experience of Design Quality and Bill of Materials and Design Changes

Attributes Required

  • A candidate who is generally interested in mechanical engineering
  • A good team and project player, who is happy to adapt and support projects
  • A strong proactive attitude and self-motivated
  • A natural problem solver
  • Able to remain focused, professional and calm during demanding and challenging projects
  • Willingness to support projects with extra hours when needed
  • Someone who works well within a small busy team

Package

  • Salary £40,000- £45,000
  • Working week 8.30 – 5pm Mon – Thurs & 8.30 – 3.30pm Fri
  • (Hours can be 7.30 – 4pm or 9.30 – 6pm if required)
 

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 Birmingham 

Company:

The company has over 40 years’ experience in developing innovative products. Their product uses a range of the latest Electronic and Software technologies and are combined with mechanical applications. 

As an organisation they have seen fantastic 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 conjunction with the Mechanical Design Team and reporting into the Design Manager, 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 and build Electronic Hardware and Embedded Systems 
  • Design and create PCB Board level technology that can interact with Mechanical and Software applications 
  • Work with PIC, Microcontrollers and Embedded C including some programming and code writing
  • Create and build test and prototype and associated test rigs to carry out test cycles 
  • Liaise with internal Quality, Supply Chain and Operations team members 
  • 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
  • Keeping updated on new technology and customers’ demands 
  • Investigate legacy products and improve function and quality issues

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 
  • Have worked in a technology development product or device environment (Ideally within an SME or Start-up organisation)
  • Excellent Communication skills 
  • A formal Electronic Engineering education qualification – (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 very well placed to offer an individual a 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.