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Consultant Mechanical Engineer

Job description

Role: Consultant Mechancial Engineer 

Location: Cambridge

Salary: £40,000 - £60,000

Work Type: Permanent - Hybrid Working

The Company & Role

This Cambridge based consultancy have won multiple awards in the medical sector for their novel approach to helping the world solve some of the most complex medical issues, whilst also developing truly life changing medical devices.

The consultancy are looking for an inquisitive individual to join their mechanical engineering team in Cambridge, to work on a variety of medical and drug delivery devices. This is a great opportunity to work on a range of award-winning, innovative products, particularly in drug delivery and MedTech sectors.

Sounds exciting! What will I be doing on a day-to-day basis?

First and foremost, you will lead work on the design and development of medical devices as part of multi-disciplinary teams. As a mechanical consultant you will cover a bit of everything; from initial brainstorming and prototyping, to detailed design, engineering analysis, testing and onsite client meetings.

By taking clients requirements and turning them into mechanical solutions you will play a vital role in helping them deliver on their products ie. Life saving drugs, and in turn will collaborate with internal project teams to work out how to best meet the project needs.

Great, I’ve done that before, but what are the essentials I need to be successful?

-       Experience in device development, from concept to manufacture, in the medical industry (or another highly regulated industry)

-       Design for high volume manufacturing (1 million plus per year)

-       Record of leadership in engineering activities

-       Finite Element Analysis and Computational Fluid Dynamics

-       Product life cycle management

Okay so I’m new to being a consultant, what makes a good one?

Great question! This consultancy work on the premise that all of their staff are methodical problem solvers with excellent analytical skills, including gathering of data and analysis. Being able to communicate complex medical scenarios and situations to non-technical clients is a key skill here, as is being able to work across multiple projects at once.

Other than that – great time management, an eagerness to learn and being calm under pressure are key qualities that a successful consultant will be able to always demonstrate.

I’m interested! What now?

So, if you like the ad, or you’d at least like to know some more, what’s next?

Number 1: Click the little apply button (don’t worry, we’ll discuss before your CV or application goes anywhere).

Number 2: Email me directly on

Number 3: You can find me on LinkedIn (Louis Plevin) and drop me a message on there!