TTP plc. Full-time 2018-01-23

Mechanical Design Engineer

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


TTP is an established Technology Consulting firm with an excellent track record operating out of our science park south of Cambridge. We partner with global companies and ambitious start-ups to create innovative products and breakthrough technologies for our clients.

For this role we are seeking a bright and versatile Mechanical Design Engineer to contribute to the design and development of a diverse range of new products, devices and scientific instruments.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • Working with multi-disciplinary teams of scientists and engineers to develop innovative solutions for our clients
  • Playing a key role in concept development and the evolution of detailed design solutions using CAD
  • Using your technical knowledge to work with precise and challenging mechanical requirements
  • Managing your own time and delivering design work to project schedules
  • Managing external suppliers and sourcing materials as required
  • Requirements

    Qualifications and Training

    • Mechanical designer with experience of product or instrumentation development in a high technology industry
    • Ideally, a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience, but outstanding candidates with fewer or many more are also welcomed.
    • Highly proficient in 3D CAD (ideally including SolidWorks)

    Skills and Experience

    • Innovative problem solving
    • Wide range of design experience which may include products, assembly jigs, test equipment or instrumentation
    • Excellent time management skills, able to balance priorities of multiple projects
    • Able to present ideas through sketches, and ideally also animations or renderings
    • Knowledge of a wide range of manufacturing techniques
    • Ability to design plastic injection moulded parts would be an advantage
    • Experience of sourcing off-the-shelf and custom parts and building relationships with and managing suppliers
    • Hands-on ability to build, test and troubleshoot


    TTP is an employee-owned business operating from pleasant surroundings on our own Science Park in Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire. Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We also offer fantastic employee benefits including:

    • A generous employer pension contribution
    • Employee share scheme
    • Private medical insurance
    • Profit share
    • 25 days’ annual holiday plus bank holidays
    • Life insurance
    • Discounts and memberships to local sports facilities and the theatre
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

    How to apply

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