Principal Analytical Engineer – Ref 988

Do you enjoy solving challenging problems? Are you looking for a role where you can take the technical lead of multi-disciplinary teams?

If the answer is yes, then read on as we have a fantastic opportunity to join a group of highly talented like-minded people where you can progress your career.

Main purpose of the job

To provide significant contribution to major development projects in a technical lead or task leadership role. The position will involve applying your analytical skills to create and evaluate solutions to technical problems. You will work within multi-disciplinary teams of highly talented people to develop world-leading medical products for our clients around the globe.

Type of work undertaken by division/group

The Medical Technology Division undertakes the development of innovative medical devices and equipment from concept to manufacture, often incorporating considerable technical challenges.

The Division’s activities fall into four focus areas:

  • Drug Delivery Devices
  • Wireless devices / eHealth
  • Surgical and Interventional Products
  • Medical Diagnostics and Instrumentation

We combine highly creative lateral thinking with excellent technical skills and a broad base of industry experience to form a powerful development team. Our work ranges from undertaking complete product developments from concept to market, to providing consulting services for our clients on their technology, strategy or development processes.

Specific responsibilities

As an analytical engineer, you will take the technical lead on projects working closely within teams of engineers, technicians, consultants and designers. You will be required to apply Mathematics, Physics and Scientific knowledge to solve challenging technical problems at all stages of the development process from concept creation to final product delivery.

You will be experienced in the art of balancing technical ambitions against practical constraints and will have a track record of technical success. You will have commercial experience and awareness with regard to technical issues and will act as the first point of contact for both clients and other engineers on projects. The role will include using your strong technical expertise to liaise with clients to understand their technical needs and prepare proposals which capture these needs.

You will be involved with hands-on product development and design of complex mechanical and electro-mechanical systems. Your strong creative and technical skills should allow you to make a significant contribution to development projects and to participate in consultancy work within client companies.

Your specific responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Generation of high quality analysis work autonomously
  • Provide major input to identification of technical challenges and solutions
  • Leading teams of technologists/engineers to develop high integrity complex systems for medical devices
  • Working closely with engineers and technicians to implement and evaluate designs
  • Writing technical reports and producing high quality design documentation
  • Scoping and planning of technical programmes of work
  • Presenting findings to internal and external teams
  • Contribution to the development of internally funded, novel technologies and presentations at scientific conferences


Minimum requirements

To meet the demanding requirements of this role you will be a talented, creative, analytical mechanical engineer, with excellent numerical and practical skills.

You will be able to demonstrate your ability to challenge the status quo in your technical field and make a significant contribution to the advancement of technology in a commercial environment.

You will have an excellent degree in Mechanical Engineering combined with relevant post graduate experience. You will also possess strong technical skills, with key strengths in practical application of the sciences.

We are interested to hear how your skills and experience can help us to resolve the challenges faced during the development of complex medical device. Medical device industry experience would be advantageous, but not essential.

A post-graduate qualification with a high level of practical experience would also be advantageous.

You will have experience of modelling tools applied to understanding and solving complex interactions of systems, MS Excel, Matlab, Simulink etc.

You will be a bright, enthusiastic team player with the ability and enthusiasm to mentor less experienced staff. Good communication skills are essential as a major part of your role will be interacting with clients and multi-disciplinary project teams made up of scientists, engineers and designers.


Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.