Archive for October, 2016

R&D, Technical and Quality Manager

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

This week’s featured candidate is a highly educated R&D, Technical and Quality Manager who has worked in a range of industries in the US, Eire and Spain as well as the UK, and has enjoyed significant success providing materials expertise for sister manufacturing facilities in Brazil, India and China.

Immediately available for permanent or project opportunities, he is MSc and PhD. qualified (and fluent in Spanish!) and has over fifteen years’ experience in technical and quality management, product design and development and R&D roles across a range of sectors.


Maintenance Engineer, Stoke on Trent, to £30,000pa

Friday, October 21st, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is the market leader in its field, with an enviable reputation for quality and innovation, a skilled and highly motivated workforce and clear plans about their future direction. As part of these plans they are now seeking to recruit an experienced electromechanical maintenance engineer to a role working as an integral part of the manufacturing team. Alongside the planned and reactive maintenance schedules, you will be expected to troubleshoot and test equipment, controls and software and identify solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs. 17th Edition qualified and with a background in manufacturing or engineering, you will be able to turn your hand to repairing and maintaining a range of mechanical, pneumatic and electromechanical machinery. It is imperative that you have knowledge of PLC systems and software interfaces, but you must also be computer literate, and be able to demonstrate intuition and imagination in your solution finding. This is not your run of the mill maintenance engineer role, as much of your day to day tasks will be self-managed, and there will be opportunity for continued career development.

Design & Development Engineer, Wrexham, to £28,000pa + benefits

Friday, October 14th, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is an outstanding success story, offering design led, market leading solutions to an exclusively blue chip client base on a genuinely global basis. As part of both a response to existing workloads and with an eye to the future in terms of developing their own talent and succession planning within the business, they are now seeking to appoint an ambitious, determined and personable graduate to a new role working closely with both the Engineering Director and the New Product Development Director. A graduate design engineer with a broad mix of electronic, electrical and mechanical engineering skills, you will be a creative individual, able to demonstrate this through a portfolio of work or evidence of previously designed products, with significant experience of CAD and other design software. There will essentially be two elements to the role, although both are equally important. The first area is to provide electro-mechanical engineering input to the development of new products, requiring design and prototype development work including testing. The second area is providing technical support for sales enquiries, developing creative and innovative engineered solutions for customer projects, and supporting the sales office in the form of product or layout design, leading to appropriate costs being supplied for quotation. This is a business that wants to continue to develop its engineers, both personally and technically, and which, having worked hard to attain its position in the marketplace, is seeking to build on this by continuing to be market leading and innovative. In short, this is not just a job for now, but for the rest of your career.

Senior Estimator, Telford, c£35,000pa + car + benefits

Monday, October 10th, 2016

Job of the Week!

My client is a long established, highly regarded business, with a strong and loyal blue chip customer base, an enviable reputation for quality and clear plans about their future direction. As part of these plans, they are now seeking to recruit an experienced and ambitious, degree qualified estimator to a new role, working closely with both senior management and the operational teams. My client offers a wide range of services from refurbishment and routine maintenance to new build, and you would work across all departments dealing with enquiries that range in value from £20k up to £250k. You must be personable and a good communicator as they enjoy excellent relationships and much repeat business, and this role would entail maintaining and building relationships with new and existing clients. With in-depth knowledge of the building industry, material components and building regulations, and of contractual procedures and responsibilities, your duties will involve producing priced tenders and quotations, providing clearly identified price build-ups to the delivery teams, assisting with the completion of PPQs and ITTs, risk assessment and quote analysis comparison from suppliers and subcontractors. This is an unmissable opportunity for an experienced estimator who is looking for a long term career path, and the potential to lead into a more senior management role, as my client is ideally seeking an individual who can exhibit dynamic and forward thinking to assist with the company’s long term planning and potential for growth.