TTP plc. Full-time 2021-04-28

Mechanical Design Engineer - Life Sciences

  • Location
    Cambridge, United Kingdom


We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Design Engineer to join our Life Sciences division. At TTP multidisciplinary teams of scientists, engineers and designers collaborate closely to solve complex problems and create disruptive technologies. Our clients range from innovative start-ups to some of the world’s largest and most respected companies in Biotechnology and Life Sciences. 

In this role you will contribute to the design and development of a diverse range of instruments that advance research and discovery in the Life Sciences. We are seeking candidates with excellent design capabilities, a wider understanding of the mechanical considerations of product development, and an innovative approach to problem solving.


To succeed in this role you will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Extensive experience of product or instrumentation development in a high technology industry
  • Familiarity with assembly jigs and test equipment
  • Highly proficient in 3D CAD (ideally including SolidWorks)
  • Excellent time management skills and ability to balance priorities of multiple projects
  • Ability to present ideas through sketches, animations, and photorealistic 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 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 offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Free lunch on site
  • Private medical insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Discounts on local sports facilities and theatre
  • Activities and community fund
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable

How to apply

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