Mechanical Engineer - Life Sciences

TTP exists to innovate. We create, test and develop new technologies and products, that change industries for the better. We challenge and are challenged. Every day. We’re the scientists, engineers and designers re-inventing the way millions of people live and work.

Mechanical Engineer

In the last decade TTP’s Life Science team has been delivering commercial growth and successful products for our clients in areas ranging from bioprocess to tools for fundamental biology and from clinical diagnostics to drug discovery. Building on this growth, we are looking to employ experienced engineers and project leaders to further support and expand our capabilities in key market areas.

As a Mechanical Engineering Consultant, you’ll be working in multi-disciplinary teams that combine innovative thinking, pragmatic engineering, and subject matter expertise.

In this role you’ll be given a high degree of ownership in developing solutions in a technically challenging product development environment, liaising directly with clients. This is an excellent opportunity to expand your expertise, and contribute to a wide variety of projects that advance medical research.

In summary, we are looking for individuals seeking to contribute to the growth of a highly successful team – in a period of unprecedented demand there are also positions open to contribute to other life sciences areas of focus, such as ‘omics, biotech, and diagnostics.


As an ideal candidate you will have the following:

  • An excellent academic record with a 2:1 or above undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • Demonstrable experience developing innovative products in a commercial environment
  • Capability to work collaboratively with interdisciplinary colleagues
  • Excellent communication skills, and comfortable in a client-facing role
  • Some knowledge of the biological sciences and/or a practical understanding of product development in a regulated industry (e.g. GMP) would be beneficial but is not essential


TTP is an employee-owned business operating from green surroundings on Melbourn Science Park, 10 miles south of Cambridge. We’re currently building our brand-new sustainable offices and labs in the same location.

Our working culture encourages entrepreneurship, shared ideas, and technical collaboration, while providing you the freedom to do your best work. We offer fantastic employee benefits including:

  • Annual profit-related bonus
  • Employer pension contribution of 12% of pensionable pay
  • Private medical insurance for employees and dependants
  • Free lunch and all-day refreshments
  • Life insurance worth 6x salary
  • 25 days holiday
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave, with the option to return part-time for a year
  • Electric car leasing scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Season ticket loan
  • A wide range of activities including squash, Zumba, yoga, arts and crafts, and TTP’s own rock band
  • Local sports facilities and theatre discounts and memberships
  • A comprehensive relocation package is also available, if applicable.

Our business revolves around collaborating with one another to tackle genuinely hard problems. Equality and diversity in the workplace are some of the most challenging problems facing society. We can’t profess to be perfect in this regard, or to yet have all the answers. But we continuously strive to do better, and we fundamentally believe in the power and importance of diversity – both for our community and for the overall success of our business.

We therefore encourage applications from all individuals. Whatever your background, whatever your identity: we would love to hear from you.

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