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Are you a curious and creatively minded graduate mechanical engineer looking for exciting and fulfilling experiences?  Do you have a passion for understanding technology and a methodical approach to solving tough problems? Would you like to work on a wide selection of products for clients in the Industrial, Consumer, Energy and Defence industries?

We are looking for a Graduate Mechanical Engineer, with a specialism in thermodynamics and fluid mechanics, to work within multi-disciplinary teams on a wide range of fast-paced development projects in the Industrial, Consumer, Energy and Defence Industries. Your work will require you to dive deep into the fundamentals behind our client’s problems and then design, build and test novel solutions.

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Role Description

The Mechanics and Design Department undertakes the development of innovative devices and equipment from concept to manufacture whilst addressing considerable technical and design problems.

We combine user centred design, innovative mechanical engineering, a rigorous systematic approach to problem solving and a broad base of industry experience to form a powerful development team. Our work ranges from undertaking complete product developments from concept to market, to providing consulting services for our clients on their technology, strategy or development processes. One of our key capabilities is in fluid dispense technology development e.g. aerosols, foams, microfluidics and heating/cooling systems.

Some examples of some of our more recent exciting and challenging projects we have worked on include:

System design of a fully automated larvae rearing system for processing food waste into high value protein for animal feedstock:

Vinfusion:  An app lead personalised wine blending and dispensing device with a touch of theatre:

Catalogue: Development of the world's first DNA-based platform for massive data storage:


Specific Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for a Graduate Mechanical Engineer with the ambition and ability to achieve excellent results within highly demanding industries under tough commercial and time constraints. You will be using your technical skills to contribute to product development projects with lots of support and guidance from seniors and peers; from initial idea generation through to the delivery and manufacturing support for market ready products. This may include:

  • Carrying out research into cutting edge technologies and markets
  • Taking part in concept generation and problem-solving workshops
  • Evaluating ideas using evidence from modelling (CFD & FEA) or experimentally obtained evidence
  • Preparation of detailed designs, from system to component level
  • Manufacturing of parts and assemblies, hands-on or by liaising with suppliers
  • Testing of designs to ensure they meet the client’s and end customers’ needs



A successful graduate mechanical engineer in the Mechanics and Design Department will have a strong ability to:

  • Communicate with peers and clients to understand their problems and present your solutions
  • Use maths and physics to solve complex engineering problems, especially those involving fluid mechanics and thermodynamics
  • Design elegant solutions to client’s problems
  • Obtain and analyse simulated/empirical test data to gain insights into design performance

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Why Cambridge Consultants? 

Cambridge Consultants creates exciting and novel breakthroughs in technology and products. We help our clients achieve the kind of game-changing leap forward that will transform their whole business.

At the heart of what we do are talented and motivated multi-disciplinary teams empowered to create cutting edge technologies and systems to solve difficult problems for our clients.

We recognise and celebrate individual talent and we understand the importance of letting individuals be just that. Our people are here to do the best work of their lives and our job is to provide the platform for them to do it. That means letting people pursue the projects that interest them and develop their career in whatever direction they choose.

We’re committed to promoting a diverse workplace. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels included and has a sense of belonging.

We value all people regardless of gender (or gender reassignment), age, disability, race, ethnic origin, parental status, language, religion, marital status or sexual orientation.


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  • Competitive salary reviewed anually 
  • Company profit share 
  • Generous pension 
  • Hybrid working model 
  • Flexible working hours and location 
  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 
  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)
  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria
  • Career development and training opportunities
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park
  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 
  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

Cambridge, UK

Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Job ref: 1511
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