Opportunities for permanent roles in a range of business sectors

Engineers & Junior Engineers

Salary for this position is 25,000-£50,000, plus discretionary bonus & benefits below

**Direct applications preferable to applications via agency**

As an Engineer or Junior Engineer, you will be exposed to all aspects of special purpose machine building; you will be supported in your work and development while at the same time you will be expected to show excellent initiative and learn quickly. 

Engineers have a greater experience and greater responsibility on projects, still with plenty of scope for learning and development. Junior Engineers have a degree or equivalent qualification in engineering and are very capable individuals with a willingness to learn. All engineers have a high interest in automation, product handling and special purpose machinery, and, in general, a passion for engineering. 

These positions will ideally suit engineers and graduate engineers who have the ability to design with a good knowledge of 3D CAD (Solidworks); they include hands-on work and involve travel in the UK (and maybe overseas).  A basic understanding of electrical control systems and an interest in PLC programming is desirable; as is a positive attitude, a flexible approach to problem-solving and the ability to communicate at all levels.

The Role

Key activities of the roles are:

  • Working closely with the Senior Engineers on a variety of projects 

  • Liaising with others in the design team, other departments, clients and contractors 

  • Reading and understanding design specifications and technical drawings 

  • Preparing and monitoring project schedules

  • Designing and detailing systems and products using 3D CAD (Solidworks) 

  • Developing test rigs and prototype equipment 

  • Assisting with production build 

  • Commissioning and Acceptance Testing the final product or system

  • Researching suitable solutions and estimating costs and timescales

  • Understanding and working to BS and EN standards, Machinery Directive and CE regulations

  • Preparing product documentation

  • Procuring parts and monitoring costs and budget


Experience will vary between Engineers and Junior Engineers. As a right candidate, you will have:

  • A degree in Engineering or equivalent qualification in an engineering field

  • An interest in automation, product handling, or special purpose machinery in an industrial manufacturing environment

  • A good knowledge of 3D CAD (Solidworks)

  • A structured and organised approach to manage projects

  • A basic understanding of electrical control systems

  • A capability in PLC programming would be advantageous

  • The willingness to travel nationally and internationally

  • A full UK driving licence

Reports To: Senior Engineers


Huxley Bertram machines are used all over the world. Most of the Junior Engineering is conducted in the in Waterbeach, near Cambridge, UK. There is also a requirement to travel to clients’ sites to understand requirements and or conduct commissioning or machine maintenance. 


The expected remuneration is as follows:

  • Salary: £25,000-£50,000, plus discretionary bonus & benefits below

  • Flexible working hours (Mon-Fri): 40 hours per week, core time 0930 to 1530

  • 28 days including Bank Holidays 

    • Plus, discretionary holidays over the Christmas period

  • Pension

  • Critical Illness and Death in Service insurances


Note: should a suitable candidate be identified before the dead-line expires, Huxley Bertram reserves the right to make an appointment.