Technical Lead - Mechanical Engineering Consultant

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

Company Description

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.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Job Description

Do you have experience leading complex technology/engineering projects for the consumer product sector?

Do you have strong credibility with the ability to engage with the highest levels of or large organisations?

Become part of the team:

Situated at PA’s Global Innovation and Technology Centre (, the Mechanical Engineering capability is a team of 60+ engineers that span machine build, process development, product design and related disciplines. This capability sits at the core of PA’s ability to support its clients with innovation in a changing world. The team works closely with other capabilities at the technology centre (Applied Science, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Design, Software and Controls) as well as PA’s industry sector focused “got to market” teams (GTM) in a truly multi-disciplinary environment.

We are seeking Technical Managers who have a proven track record of delivering highly complex product/process development projects with multi-disciplinary teams. This role would be at the apex of the delivery process, with the post holder expected to liaise with the highest levels of our client organisations to ensure smooth delivery of technical consulting services. Our core client base for this role would be companies in the consumer products/FMCG space which would span disciplines such as product development/design, packaging, and process design/development. This is a great opportunity for a senior engineer, with strong credibility in the consumer industry sector to work across a wide range of products and problems helping companies innovate around their products and processes.


What we’re looking for:

We need a technical expert with a strong track record of delivering highly innovate and complex technical projects. You may have done this within the professional services sector and be looking for a role that will give you more exposure to larger, more complex projects with higher value clients; or be working in the consumer, or affiliated industry, as a technical lead/manager/director. Either way, you know how to understand a client’s needs, translate it into an actionable solution and marshal your resources to deliver it on time and on budget.

Fundamentally you should have

  • Degree or higher in Mechanical Engineering or similar technical discipline
  • Significant hands-on experience of running highly technical work streams
  • Strong client-facing skills – credible at the highest levels of organisations including the C-Suite
  • Proven experience in the Consumer Products industry – you she be able to understand the jargon, common issues and innovations that can/have/will impact this sector

Ideally you will also have:

Experience designing, developing and qualification of high-speed capital equipment i.e. filling and packaging lines, automated handling, web handling – FMCG, healthcare, pharmaceutical sectors, specialist equipment design companies

This is an exciting opportunity that will put you at the heart of PA’s product design and innovation services. With direct contact with the client, you will be able to translate high level need into technical requirements and then into meaningful actions and messages that engage the client and the project team.

The ideal candidate will relish the opportunity to work broadly across industry sectors and to develop themselves as an invaluable resource for PA’s product design and engineering capability.

Additional Information

Inclusion & Diversity

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skill sets. 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.

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