Senior Mechanical Engineer

We expect to soon be hiring for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our Mechanical Engineer Team, based in Cambridge. We are not yet ready to hire for this position but we're starting our advertising early. If you would like to be considered for this upcoming vacancy, please read on. 

Why join us?

CMR is an exciting and evolving company to be joining right now.  Our commitment to our goal of building a world-class medical devices company is underpinned by the ground-breaking innovation of our next generation of surgical robots and a diverse team of talented and supportive individuals. Everyone at CMR has the passion and desire to make a real difference to the way minimal access surgery is developed and delivered.

We’re breaking new ground which makes working here exciting, it provides autonomy, opportunity and makes the things you do visible – if you’re great at managing your own time, are creative, patient and resilient, we think you’ll fit right in.

The Role

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 laparoscopic surgery.


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 will include: 

  • Developing and implementing creative solutions utilising a wide range of technologies and meeting key requirements 
  • Leading and delivering project tasks within agreed timescales and budget, as part of a multi-disciplinary product development team 
  • Writing and reviewing complex technical design documentation and test protocols 
  • Collaborating widely across teams to ensure that designs are delivered to the highest standard throughout the product development process 
  • Supporting Manufacturing Operations with the specification, build and test of production systems, including design input to risk analyses, design for manufacture and assisting with supply chain activities to support the sourcing of innovative and high-quality production parts 

We’re a high growth company and roles can change and evolve. You’ll need to be willing to turn your hand to anything within the Mechanical Development remit that supports the team with delivering its objectives

About you

A natural communicator and an innate drive to ‘get things done’ goes without saying, and 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 CAD 
  • Proven ability to optimise lightweight structural design for high reliability and ease of manufacture 
  • Analytical skills, including structural and tolerance analysis and use of FEA, mathematical analysis and modelling tools. 
  • 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 
  • An appreciation of mechatronic systems with high precision and fast response characteristics 
  • A genuine desire to help and support team members so that we can all achieve our best 
  • Experience of providing technical leadership for large projects with diverse stakeholder requirements and evidence of successful delivery of complex systems.

The Package

We offer a competitive salary and a great benefits package including non-contributory pension, private healthcare and a bonus scheme. In addition, you’ll be joining a company with a fabulous culture of ambition, creativity and teamwork. CMR is committed to promoting a diverse, open and collaborative work environment – a place where we can be ourselves and succeed on merit. We believe an environment like this is where ideas can truly flourish and balanced with a healthy dose of fun, it ensures that our people stay and develop. We welcome applications to join our team from all qualified candidates, regardless of their characteristics.

CMR can support with travel reimbursement for in-person interviews, providing you live a certain distance from our offices/ sites or if you need a taxi for access needs. Please just get in touch with us if you have any questions about this, we’re happy to help.

Interested? We’d love to hear from you!




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