Mechanical Design Engineer


As a Mechanical Design Engineer, you can bring your expertise to TTP and work on a range of exciting and fast-moving projects as part of our Energy & Materials team. The team is working on a broad range of energy transition assignments for clients, for example, in the development of green hydrogen, ammonia production, and carbon capture processes, by developing novel technologies and designing system-level architecture.

Our ambition is to grow the business rapidly, to engage with corporate clients and technology start-ups, to leverage our multi-disciplinary science, technology, and engineering skillset, to help those clients respond to the global challenges of net-zero, sustainability, and the energy transition.

As a mechanical designer you’ll play a key role in concept development and evolution of detailed design solutions using CAD. Sitting in the Energy & Materials team, you will also have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects across our Deep Tech business unit.

With superb facilities, training, and the freedom to innovate, your future at TTP is what you make it. We value ambition, leadership and technical excellence and we provide a fantastic environment to develop your career.


We welcome applications from experienced Mechanical Designers with a desire to move into a fast-paced environment.

  • A strong academic background in Engineering, gained either by degree or vocational route
  • Mechanical Design experience of product or instrumentation development in a high technology industry
  • Highly proficient in 3D CAD (ideally including SolidWorks)
  • Able to construct tolerance analyses and use appropriate analytical techniques to aid your design work
  • Experience in a regulated environment
  • Wide range of design experience which may include special purpose machinery, products, assembly jigs, test equipment or instrumentation and hands-on ability to build, test and troubleshoot
  • Able to present ideas through sketches, and ideally also animations or renderings
  • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings in Melbourn, just south of Cambridge. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you with the freedom to do your best work. We value our collaborative culture and the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and to the business. We also understand the importance of work-life balance and offer flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our benefits include:

    • Annual profit-related bonus
    • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
    • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
    • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
    • Life insurance worth 6 x salary
    • 25 days holiday
    • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
    • Electric car leasing scheme
    • Cycle to work scheme
    • Season ticket loan
    • A wide range of activities including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
    • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
    • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

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Applying to TTP

We’re always recruiting

We never close our applications, because we never stop looking for people to join us. Our internships can be competitive though, so the earlier you apply the better.

We can sponsor working Visas

If you’re a foreign national that meets the Home Office criteria.

There’ll be a couple of stages to your interview

There are two stages to our interview process for graduates, and one stage for interns. For both of those roles, there are usually a number of one-to-one interviews with our consultants. We focus on your technical abilities and consumer awareness and use our interviews to see how you’d fit into TTP.

We hold our interviews at TTP Campus in Melbourn

On the outskirts of Cambridge. The interview process is usually around a couple of hours and it’ll include technical problem-solving style questions.

We’ll cover expenses for your interview

Which includes cost of your return travel to the interview. If you need to stay overnight in Melbourn, let us know in advance and we can organise something.

After the interviews, you’ll hear back from us in a few days

It’ll normally take a few weeks to finish the interviews, but this can sometimes take a little longer depending on how busy we are.

If you fit the criteria, we can cover relocation costs up to £20,000

But before you start, we’ll discuss this together to see if you fit the criteria.