Zest Business Group

Principal Mechanical Engineer

Are you a senior mechanical engineer with extensive experience within industry or an engineering consultancy? Would you like to develop your career with a well-funded and supported start-up company where you will have a direct and highly visible impact on the direction and operation of the business?

My client is looking for a particular set of skills, so please do read the entire specification before applying.

The candidate:

  • Extensive experience as mechanical engineer within industry or engineering consultancy.

  • Proven line management expertise and project management experience

  • Extensive practical industrial experience

  • Mechanical Engineering experience from Medical Technology, Biopharma, Health and Life Science Consulting, Consumer Goods and Food, plus we will consider other creative/R&D Engineers from Aerospace, Automotive and Scientific Instrumentation.

  • Ability in delivering complex commercially driven process/machinery technology solutions

  • Demonstrably strong commercial awareness

  • Problem solving in a practical environment

  • Lab/pilot equipment or device/product prototyping skills

  • Knowledge of suppliers for parts and services procurement

  • Demonstrable ability to manage research programmes to deliver milestones

  • Experience with HSE procedures in a lab or manufacturing setting

The role:

  • Lead and manage the development of safe, robust and effective process equipment from requirements, through design, build and testing stages, underpinned by a deep understanding of design and mechanical engineering

  • Act as a lead for technology transfer activities

  • Identify opportunities and partnerships, nurture relationships and deliver collaborative or client projects on time and in full

  • Providing technical input on IP, licensing and FTO matters; review agreements/contracts from a technical delivery perspective

  • Be responsible and have oversight for the quality and validation of mechanical engineering processes and equipment across all scales (lab to production)

  • Support the Executive Leadership Team to ensure highest standards of quality, safety and regulatory standards relating to products and processes

  • Continually update knowledge and understanding in the field to support the development of the company

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