Design Engineer - Cambridge - UK

Ref: 476 Date Posted: Wednesday 24 Nov 2021
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We are looking for a creative and hands-on Design Engineer to join our fast-paced and dynamic Product Development team; focusing solely on new product development, tackling challenges in the healthcare environment. This is an opportunity to take products incorporating complex electromechanical assemblies from early concept through to mass production.

Our Client

Our clients create and develop assistive products to help people lead as full and safe a life as possible. Insight, determination, and integrity are our core values, and we hold these at the centre of everything we do.

Key responsibilities, duties and tasks

  • Develop new ideas from scratch, and create proofs of concept
  • Create 3D CAD models and build working prototypes in-house for evaluation and testing
  • Produce full product specifications for manufacture, including drawings, labelling and associated documentation
  • Manage pre-launch product testing

General expectations

  • Maintain personal and professional development to meet the changing demands of the job and participate in appropriate training activities
  • Undertake such other duties, training and/or hours of work as may be reasonably required and which are consistent with the general level of responsibility of this job, whether that be on-the-job training, in-house training or external training courses
  • Undertake health and safety duties commensurate with the post and as detailed in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy
  • Act as an ambassador of the Company and promote the company brand, always displaying a positive image to customers and members of the public
  • Live and breathe our core values – insight, determination and integrity; deliver to our mission statement and promote the Company’s long-term vision


Qualifications and training

  • Experience working with SolidWorks or equivalent CAD program

Experience and knowledge

  • Hands-on small tools and bench experience including general metal and woodwork
  • Experience designing mechanical linkages

Skills and abilities

It is essential that the postholder has:

  • Ability to collaborate on activities
  • Ability to thrive in a high-pressure environment

Other requirements

  • Willingness to learn
  • Flexible and adaptable approach to changing requirements, led by customer insights


  • Free lunches, hot/cold drinks and snacks etc.
  • Annual leave: 22 days per year, increasing by one day per full calendar year worked to a maximum of 25
  • Competitive salary


Specialists in consultancy

At Medical Engineers we have a range of technical consulting jobs in the medical engineering industry throughout the UK. Requiring a broad range of technical and management skills and most importantly the ability to communicate effectively. Consultancy roles require candidates with unique abilities. Roles vary in length of contract depending on clients’ requirements.

Our degree qualified consultants have specialist knowledge of the UK medical engineering consultancy job market. We have a successful track record in finding the best candidates for our clients who know and trust Medical Engineers to understand their business requirements.

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