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Are you a curious and creatively minded graduate design engineer looking for exciting and fulfilling experiences?  Do you have creative flare and a passion for design for manufacture and assembly? Would you like to contribute to a wide selection of products for clients in the Industrial, Consumer, Energy and Defence industries?

We are looking for a graduate design engineer, 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 create elegant designs for our clients, from prototyping to final production across a wide range of markets and applications.

The application deadline is the 31st January 2022.


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Role Description

The DfX group is responsible for dynamic hardware development of products, in both high and low volume markets following the guiding principles of Design for “X” (DfX) with particular emphasis on design for manufacture and assembly (DFMA). The group operates from product conception and design all the way through to manufacture and product launch,  often bridging the gap between novel technology and high volume manufacture. Our work spans a range of industry sectors, such as consumer electronic products, energy sensors and metering, sustainability and agricultural systems.

The DfX group is home to some of the most talented and passionate design engineers in the UK, who bring together their collective knowledge and skills to deliver elegant technical solutions. Our projects often involve the development of novel manufacturing techniques and complex supply chain management.

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

UK G’ment: An emergency ventilator for COVID-19 patients, approved by the MHRA and with supply chain secured:

Accesso Technology Group: Award-winning smart wearable for theme park guests:


Specific Responsibilities

This is an excellent opportunity for a graduate design 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 design skills to contribute to product development projects with support and guidance from senior product engineers; from initial idea generation through to the delivery and manufacturing support for market ready products. This may include:

  • Liaising directly with clients to understanding their needs and present designs
  • Taking part in concept generation and problem-solving workshops
  • Preparation of detailed designs in CAD, from system to component level, using design for “X” (DfX) e.g. manufacture, cost, assembly etc best practices
  • Contributing to the development of manufacturing solutions
  • 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 design engineer in the Mechanics and Design Department will have a strong ability to:

  • Communicate with peers and clients to understand their problems and present solutions
  • Design elegant solutions to client’s problems, using DfX best practices
  • Propose high performance manufacturing solutions
  • Obtain and analyse empirical test data to gain insights into design or process 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.


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  • Competitive salary, based on merit and reviewed annually
  • Company profit share scheme in addition to basic salary
  • Pension scheme
  • Life, disability and travel insurance, plus private healthcare
  • Free canteen - breakfast, lunch and refreshments
  • 25 days annual holiday plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow
  • Relocation assistance if applicable
  • Excellent career development and training opportunities
  • Flexible working hours
  • Social committee
  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus
  • Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

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.

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