Mechanical Engineering Consultant - Special Purpose Machinery

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  • Back Ln, Melbourn, Royston SG8, UK
  • Full-time

Company Description

We’re an innovation and transformation consultancy that believes in the power of ingenuity to build a positive-human future in a technology-driven world. Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking with breakthrough-technologies to progress further, faster.

Job Description

From imagination to implementation our clients need PA to deliver new products to the market. We provide a one-stop product development service that takes products to market, from advising on business cases and creating initial concepts through to design and development; from manufacture and supply chain set-up to ongoing support for lasting success, and you can help.

Our team of Mechanical Design Engineers is a highly respected and a highly valued part of our Technology and Innovation consultancy group. We are looking to grow this team significantly where you would be developing creative technical solutions for manufacturing processes and special purpose machine designs.

This is a unique opportunity to join a team that works on projects with real-world impact. By interacting with our Applied Sciences, Industrial Design, Data Sciences and Software teams, the Mechanical Engineering group can deliver truly innovative solutions to our clients that range right across consumer products and the medical device sectors! If you enjoy challenge and variety and don’t want to be pigeon-holed into a one-type-of-solution model, then PA is well worth considering.

To enjoy this job and the variety of problems to be solved you will need to:

  • Utilise your wide knowledge of different process technologies and machinery solutions
  • Be creative and inventive by applying ‘first principle’ concepts along side well established technical solutions
  • Use your relationship building skills to adapt well to our consulting environment, expressing your ideas to a wide range of clients.
  • Apply best practice to make new process ready for the production floor
  • Be passionate about technology, utilising a ‘hands on’ and ‘get it done’ attitude to deliver to tight deadlines

    Skills/Personal Qualities:

    • The ability to innovate and think freely whilst collaborating with a broader team from multiple disciplines.
    • Has an approach founded in scientific rigour and the capability to apply the fundamental physical laws to solve problems
    • The capability to ‘think like your client’ and use this to create convincing arguments.
    • Energy and enthusiasm to take on new challenges in a range of industry sectors
    • The ability to lead small teams including the ability to plan and prioritise, achieve deadlines and work under pressure
    • The desire to learn and take what you have learnt from each project to improving and establishing best practice.



    • Minimum 2:1 degree in Mechanical Engineering or related subject or equivalent experience
    • Proven experience in the design, creation and commissioning of special purpose machinery
    • Has maintained a high level of proficiency in designing machinery and the use of 3D CAD systems; preferably SolidWorks

    Additional Information


    Private medical insurance
    • Travel allowance
    • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
    • Company pension scheme
    • Annual performance-based bonus
    • Life and Income protection insurance
    • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
    • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

    About us:

    We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

    As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

    Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

    PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.


    We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

    We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.

    Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us on [email protected]

    Job information

    Firm: PA Consulting

    Location: Melbourn