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Why we need you

We are expanding and growing with plenty of exciting projects on the horizon and we have a fantastic opportunity for a mechanical engineer with a love of fluidics to get deep into the details and take a leading role in technical delivery for our clients!

What you’ll get to do

You’ll be working with a diverse set of skilled colleagues as part of the development team. You’ll lead workstreams and grow to leading entire projects. The majority of the time you’ll be focused on delivering the best mechanical design engineering possible for our multi-national clients, understanding their needs and communicating clearly and effectively.

You’ll be hands-on in solving really tough mechanical challenges, applying your fluidics skills and also your broader set of skills which may include design of mechanical components, design of systems, electronics, mechatronics, or anything else you can bring. Some examples of activities you may undertake are:

  • 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

You’ll be working on projects that span a wide range of industries including food and beverages, agriculture, aerospace, transport, products and devices, and industrial processes. Our projects often involve product design, industrial automation, connected devices, fluidics, sustainability, and high and low volume production.

There will be constant new challenges and variety in the projects you’ll work on. There will be new projects and the chance to work with new colleagues frequently. You will shape your own career path and areas of specialism through the work and responsibilities you take on and excel at.

Want some examples of projects we have worked on?

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:

What you will bring

The role of Principal Engineer entails the ability to take responsibility for the success of a work stream and to provide direction to a team of colleagues. You’ll bring impressive mechanical engineering ability and enthusiasm to the role, an excitement for engineering, and great team working abilities, including the ability to define tasks clearly and communicate them to others to carry out.

You’ll have:

  • An undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering (or related subject) or equivalent experience.
  • Ability to design original yet pragmatic solutions to problems using sound engineering judgement and communicate your ideas to colleagues and clients.
  • Analytical skills in fluidics including a strong grasp of fluidic principles. In addition, you may have proven proficiency in Computational Fluid Dynamics, heat transfer, microfluidics, aerosols, foams, or a similar field.
  • Proven track record of working in a diverse team and successful delivery.
  • You may also have, experience in CAD, design for manufacture, software skills, and other technical skills that show technical breadth.

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  • Competitive salary reviewed annually 
  • 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.

Diversity & Inclusion

Cambridge Consultants is a workplace where everyone is welcome. When the brightest minds come together and feel included, that’s when we develop the most important technology breakthroughs. We believe that diversity can only flourish when everyone feels involved and has a sense of belonging. We welcome and value all people regardless of their characteristics and encourage applications from all backgrounds and dimensions of society.

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