TTP plc. Full-time 2022-12-08

Experienced Mechanical Engineer - Cell & Gene

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


Cell and Gene at TTP

We’re looking for experienced Mechanical Engineers to join our Biotech, Cell and Gene team. The team works with clients in the pharmaceutical and associated industries, an area seeking technological solutions to transform the way we deploy bioprocess in the manufacture of advanced therapies. The team has a broad remit, developing unit operations for cell therapies, process analytical technologies and bespoke manufacturing equipment.


The Biotech, Cell and Gene team is part of our larger Life Sciences unit; working at the intersection of biology, physical science and engineering. In the last decade TTP’s Life Science team has been delivering commercial growth and successful products for our clients in areas ranging from bioprocess to tools for fundamental biology and from clinical diagnostics to drug discovery. Building on this growth, we are looking to employ experienced engineers and project leaders to further support and expand our capabilities in key market areas.

The role

We are looking for experienced Mechanical Engineers and project leaders to work alongside bright peers from diverse fields, soling complex technical problems and delivering technically challenging projects. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your expertise, and contribute to a wide variety of projects that advance medical research.

As a project lead you will give technical leadership to our teams, manage timelines and budgets of multi-phase projects and act as the bridge between the team and the client. You’ll have the opportunity to propose and develop entirely new technological and commercial offerings - with experience, your combination of increasing market and technology insight will enable you to uncover valuable new business opportunities and even new areas of business.

In summary, we are looking for individuals seeking to contribute to the growth of a highly successful team – in a period of unprecedented demand there are also positions open to contribute to other life sciences areas of focus, such as ‘omics, biotech, and diagnostics.


  • A strong academic record with a 2:1 or above undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrative experience developing innovative products in a commercial environment preferably in Life Sciences
  • Experience leading technical projects
  • Capability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills, and comfortable in a client-facing role
  • Some knowledge of the biological sciences and/or a practical understanding of product development in a regulated industry (e.g. GMP) would be beneficial but is not essential


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings on Melbourn Science Park, 10 miles south of Cambridge. We’re currently building our brand-new sustainable offices and labs in the same location.

Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas, and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We value the collaborative culture we’ve built and see the benefit in-person interaction brings to our colleagues and the business. However, we understand the importance of work-life balance and offer freedom and flexibility in how you self-manage your working week.

Our employee benefits include:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • 25 days holiday
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Enhanced family friendly leave
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • An activities and community fund that supports healthy activities that bring colleagues together; whether it’s lunchtime squash or football, Zumba or TTP’s own rock band. Colleagues initiate new clubs and outings whenever they feel there’s something missing!
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

How to apply

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