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Senior Mechanical Engineer

Senior Mechanical Engineer

We’re looking for an experienced, highly-skilled senior mechanical engineer to join our growing Cambridge-based team to play a key role in creating, analysing and developing our state-of-the-art robotic technology for keyhole surgery.

Why join us?

CMR is one of the UK’s most exciting companies to be joining right now.  The scale of our ambition to build a world-class medical devices company in Cambridge is matched only by the breathtaking innovation that underpins our next generation of surgical robot. We’re an award-winning company that plans to significantly disrupt the way surgery is performed for the benefit of millions of patients all around the world.

Our values are ambitious, humble, people focused and fair and responsible. If you share these values, our passion for improving lives, and have the skills to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered, then it’s a great time to join us.


You’ll be part of our ambitious, collaborative and multi-disciplinary product development team, designing and developing innovative and complex electro-mechanical products and systems. Your responsibilities would also cover:

  • Developing and implementing creative solutions to meet key requirements and utilising different technologies
  • Delivering project tasks within agreed timescales and budget
  • Writing complex technical design documentation and test protocols
  • Design input to product risk-analyses and design-for-manufacture activities
  • Assisting the Supply Chain team in the selection our Critical & Key suppliers
  • Supporting the Manufacturing teams with the build and test of production systems.
  • Communication and co-ordination of activities to support the sourcing of innovative and high-quality production parts

We’re a high growth company and as such roles change and evolve. We’d expect you to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the mechanical remit that helps the team deliver its objectives.

About you

A natural communicator hopefully goes without saying, but in addition we’d like you to have:

  • A strong degree in a relevant engineering discipline plus extensive industry experience
  • Significant design experience of innovative and complex electro-mechanical systems using SolidWorks
  • Proven ability to optimise lightweight structural design for high reliability and ease of manufacture (DFA/M)
  • Excellent analytical skills and experience, including failure prediction and tolerance analysis (e.g. FEA, CFD, MATLAB and MATHCAD)
  • Practical experience of transfer to manufacture activities for low and high-volume production
  • Experience of operating under formal design processes and designing to IEC 60601, including verification
  • Exposure and appreciation of the requirements of operating and developing medical products under ISO13485
  • Appreciation of mechatronic systems with high precision and fast response characteristics would be beneficial
  • A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best

The package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package (including non-contributory pension scheme, cycle-to-work scheme, life assurance, and our legendary monthly BBQs). On top of that, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork, and where fun is just as valued as our commitment to make surgery better for millions of people.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!

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