Mechanical Design Engineers

We are looking for two outstanding Mechanical Design Engineers – a junior (permanent) and a senior (one-year contract) to join our hardware team and help bring exciting new technologies to market. 

Overview of the roles

These roles promise a diverse and dynamic workload typical of a start-up environment, encompassing everything from the initial development of concepts and hardware prototyping to the design-for-manufacture of comprehensive whole-machine subsystems. A unique aspect of these positions is the opportunity to witness your innovative ideas being brought to life on a grand scale.

Although we’ve detailed a few desirable characteristics and qualifications as a guide below, we encourage you not to let this deter you from applying. Our primary interest lies in your attitude and your method of approaching problem-solving. We are a supportive team and will work hard to provide both exciting challenges and development/training opportunities where they’re needed. We welcome candidates from a range of backgrounds, education (apprenticeship and degree), and experience levels.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Design, build and test prototypes with lead engineers
  • Generate manufacturing drawings, BOMs, and other documentation for machines in production quantities
  • Work with suppliers and manufacturing team to define SOPs, build documentation and appropriate quality control processes

Desirable characteristics:

  • 1-15 yrs experience of machinery design, ideally for medium volume production (50-2000 units)
  • Completer-finisher approach to design
  • Proficiency in CAD software (will be using Autodesk Inventor)
  • Ability to get stuck in with the team but also solve problems independently
  • Strong communication skills – ability to review ideas and decisions with the team
  • Ability to flex across various types of work – assembling and evaluating prototypes, designing mechanical assemblies, developing assembly SOPs, defining cable routings & drawings.
  • Ability to prove out ideas pragmatically and practically in appropriate stages of the design process
  • GD&T, tolerance analysis & structural FEA would be beneficial
  • HND or degree qualified
  • Experience of sheet-metal design

Senior role specifically:

  • Ability to liaise with suppliers independently and incorporate design rules for novel processes
  • Ability to consider BOM, assembly and tooling costs within the design process
  • Scale-up and cost reduction: design of actuators, mechanisms, robotics in medium to high volume (>500) major benefit.

Reference ID: DTMechDesignEngineer

If you would like to apply for this role, please send your C.V. and cover letter to

Company No. 9079342 •
VAT No. 231708135 •
Millside, The Moor, Melbourn, SG8 6ED