Senior Mechanical Engineering Consultant

Are you enthusiastic experienced mechanical engineer that thrives on applying your skills to the design of diverse products across a range of market sectors? Can you mentor and lead a team of product developers in the delivery of solutions for our clients?

We have
• A multitude of exciting projects in the medical, industrial and consumer sectors
• An energetic and widely experienced mechanical engineering and product design team

The Opportunity
We are looking for an experienced and hands-on, enthusiastic engineer to join our group of world class employees. If successful you will have the unique opportunity to work with clients from start-ups through to global market leaders. You will have a passion for technology and will use a combination of innovation, flexibility, and technical excellence to meet and exceed our customers’ often demanding requirements and tight development timescales. You will work across the product development lifecycle, from new concept generation and technology validation, through prototyping and full product development, to transfer to manufacture.

You will have:
• A Degree (2.1 or above), in a relevant engineering discipline
• An ability to technically manage peers to deliver complex product developments
• Mechanical design experience to include the development of new products
• CAD design experience (preferably with SolidWorks and/or CREO)
• Experience of design for manufacture and assembly
• Enthusiasm to work within multidisciplinary teams and multi-task across projects

You might also have (but not essential):
• Demonstratable medical device development experience
• Mechatronic design experience
• A working knowledge of Kinematic control issues in robotics or complex electromechanical machines would be beneficial
• Analytical skills ranging from tolerance analysis to employing tools such as FEA and Multiphysics modeling (COMSOL), through to first principles engineering calculations, potentially using tools such as MATLAB and MATHCAD
• Experience of designing moulded plastic components
• Project management experience in delivering complex electromechanical products

A Day in the life
You will have the opportunity to employ your mechanical design skills on one or more projects simultaneously across sectors. Projects range in length anywhere from a couple of months to a couple of years. Typical projects will use multidisciplinary skills requiring teamwork; across electronics design, software design, fundamental science and of course a mechanical and product design team that you will be part of. You will enjoy a variety of tasks such as concept generation activities, CAD design, prototype building, experiment design and reliability testing. The role has a focus on the creation and delivery of new product designs to our clients.
At your level of experience, we also be expecting you to be technically leading and mentoring your fellow mechanical engineers and you will also be involved with, and supporting direct interaction with clients through regular external project update meetings.
You will have the opportunity to develop:
• Your experience of managing projects or work packages to tight timescales throughout the full product development life cycle
• Team leadership skills, involving guiding and planning team members’ activities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills - confidence and capability in a client facing role
• Business development expertise by providing pre-sales input and assistance, interfacing directly with clients under the guidance of our business development team.
Your work will predominately be based at our Sagentia offices in Harston, Cambridge and there may also be opportunities to travel to client sites in Europe or USA. You will enjoy a fast-paced environment in which we solve a variety of problems from different industries.

Career development
You will have bespoke training and mentoring to allow you to thrive within our environment and fully realise your personal potential.

You will be offered a competitive salary and benefits package.

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