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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Principal Mechanical Engineer


We are looking for a Principal Mechanical Engineer to join a paradigm shifting Neurotechnology company working on a Brain Computer Interface to revolutionise our understanding of the human brain. They are looking for an experienced Principal Mechanical Engineer, who has extensive hands-on experience designing and developing medical or consumer products. You will work in a multidisciplinary team, designing high-performance mechanics to integrate with state-of-the-art electronic and optical technologies to improve brain imaging performance.
The role will offer the candidate a unique opportunity to acquire new skills and develop their own creative solutions in an experimental environment. We are looking for creative thinkers, who work well in a team, and who welcome new challenges and solve problems with a fresh and unique perspective. You never shy away from and enjoy solving difficult problems and helping others to solve difficult problems. You should have a thorough in-depth understanding of highly technical concepts and principles, and interact with cross-functional teams to understand design and business constraints.
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Location: London
Salary: £dependant on Experience + Excellent benefits including Stock Options
Desirable Expertise:

  • Bachelor or master’s degree in mechanical engineering or other relevant fields.
  • The ability to execute design, analysis and evaluation using core engineering principles and adhere to business standards and product requirements.
  • 5+ years of industry hands-on experience (or equivalent) in mechanical design and development
  • Proficient design and development using CAD (SOLIDWORKS), engineering drawings, and tolerance stacks for mechanical and electrical components and assemblies
  • Proven experience implementing mechanical engineering principles, vibration analysis, heat transfer, finite element analysis, statistics and drafting practices
  • Proven experience designing and iterating parts for manufacture by means of injection moulding, CNC and sheet metal forming processes.
  • Proven experience in designing for manufacture.
  • Hands on prototyping experience with workshop tools and 3D printing
  • Knowledge on medical standards and safety compliance, e.g. IEC60601 and ISO13485.
  • Experience throughout the full product life cycle, from ideation to the outsourcing and control of final part manufacture.
  • Ability to understand the underlying physics of complex problems, and carry out appropriate calculations by hand or program to analyse and validate solutions
  • Highly creative first principle thinker who thrives on hard problems and is a natural people person.

Additional Preferred Skills:

  • Optical/medical industry experience, especially in optomechanical coupling
  • Previous experience designing and/or integrating MEMS into designs
  • Proven ability to perform complex engineering analyses resulting in thorough and complete documentation
  • Previous experience designing wearable or portable systems
  • Ability to work effectively within a highly collaborative environment
  • A solid grasp of engineering and basic physics to understand the broader design and development considerations of complex instrumentation.
  • Personal projects and an extensive portfolio of relevant work done in your own time.
  • Experience managing equipment and projects, including specification development, supplier selection, technical reviews, and tooling installation.

For more information, or to apply, please email – [email protected]

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