42 Technology is a successful and growing consultancy specialising in innovation, design and development. Our work with world leading clients in a range of industries takes products and processes from ideas to reality. We have built a reputation for challenging the status quo and finding creative and pragmatic solutions to difficult technical problems.

Our employees love the variety and challenge of our work. We have a stimulating and open culture, an excellent team and a great location in the historic town of St Ives, close to Cambridge.

The opportunity

We are a friendly company of ~40 employees working in a challenging and creative environment. We are looking for a high calibre mechanical manufacturing engineer with deep experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing processes and automation to help us continue our recent growth. The successful candidate will have a strong track record in the delivery of engineering projects; they will have a strong theoretical knowledge and practical approach to manufacturing challenges. They will be self-motivated, enthusiastic, technically excellent, business savvy and a strong communicator.

The role

Your core responsibilities will be to:

  • Lead project teams working on complex manufacturing / automation focused challenges
  • Create value for our clients through solving of complex technical problems to support the development of new products and processes
  • Help clients understand how to put novel concepts / products into production
  • Lead the technical negotiation of contract scope
  • Provide technical leadership on projects covering a wide range of applications

42 Technology has a very strong technical team with expertise in complex electromechanical, thermal, and fluidic analysis and connected devices (IoT). Candidates must bring a similar depth of experience and strength in their technical domain, with breadth and capability in related technical areas. They must be a persuasive and strong communicator with both the client and the internal project team.

We offer a competitive package including 28 days holiday, private healthcare and a performance related bonus.

About you

You will have:

  • A passion and talent for mechanical engineering and problem solving
  • A deep knowledge of manufacturing processes and automation gained outside of engineering consultancy
  • Experience of leading and managing work packages in engineering consultancy
  • A strong technical degree in engineering or physics from a well-reputed institution
  • Skills in creative problem solving, innovation, and challenging the boundaries of a problem
  • Engaging communication skills, being able to present technical subjects persuasively and negotiate with suppliers and other stakeholders.
  • Full UK driving licence, UK work permit / you are an EU national
  • Valid passport and willingness to travel internationally

Ideally you will have:

  • 10+ years’ experience in professional services
  • Experience of running complex R&D or NPI projects
  • Practical engineering experience in machining, assembly, or prototyping work
  • A keen interest in promoting the company, developing client accounts and broadening your industry-specific experience


Next steps

If you are excited by this opportunity and believe you have the skills and experience to succeed then get in touch and tell us why. You can reach us at careers@42technology.com. Please also send us a copy of your CV and quote reference MME20.

Our application process includes two half days of interviews. We aim to respond to applications within two weeks and aim to complete the whole process within one month.

A position at 42 Technology is very much what you make of it.

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