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Electronics / Control Systems Engineer - Medical Technology

Cambridge, United Kingdom | Cambridge Consultants

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We are looking for an electronics engineer, specialised in control systems, to work within our Medical Technology division. This is a permanent role in a nurturing environment, where we will build on your existing experience and provide exciting opportunities working with a wide range of companies and technologies. At Cambridge Consultants we work on projects that transform lives. Our clients come to us with challenges that require cutting edge, multidisciplinary solutions. We employ talented engineers, world leaders in their respective fields, who form a supportive team that can provide inspiration and always challenge you to be your best. With the variety of projects comes opportunity for personal growth and development. 

What you will be doing!

A senior electronics engineer at Cambridge Consultants will be expected to work on a wide range of projects as part of diverse project teams. You will join the MedTech Electronics Engineering Group which contains a broad range of analogue and digital electronics engineers along with RF specialists and antenna designers.

  • Support the scoping of new projects by understanding client requirements and identifying technical challenges

  • Participate in the development of system architectures and detailed designs in collaboration with engineers from other disciplines

  • Contribute to or lead the control systems area on projects (derive models of physical systems either from first principles or empirically, select control system architectures, design/simulate controllers (using Matlab, Simulink and/or Python) and verify performance experimentally.

  • Perform simulations and produce detailed analogue, digital, and mixed signal circuit designs

  • Develop schematics and PCB layouts

  • Support the architecture, implementation, and testing of embedded software or HDL code

  • Support the project team to produce and implement test plans to evaluate technologies and verify product functionality against requirements

Even in your first week at CC, you can expect to start contributing towards a client project. Depending on your specific experience, the roles you are given on projects will vary and you will have the opportunity to request certain responsibilities if they are available and feasible. We support our staff to steer their career development towards their interests and welcome applicants who aspire to technical, project and commercial leadership. Regardless of your level, at CC you would gain access to a wide pool of mentors and peers to guide and support you in this role.

What you can bring!

  • Degree (undergrad or postgrad) in Electrical and Electronics Engineering, with a specialisation in Control Systems, or equivalent academic qualification or equivalent experience

  • Experience in designing and implementing controllers for a range of problems like tracking/regulation, motor control, thermal control problems, etc…

  • Experience in designing and implementing estimators for a range of problems

  • Knowledge of Matlab, Simulink or Python for system modelling, processing test results and test and measurement automation

  • Experience with EDA tools, such as Altium Designer and SPICE

The following are not essential but would be advantageous:

  • Experience in implementing control algorithms on embedded targets under appropriate real-time constraints

  • Experience in using dSpace or other Hardware-in-the-loop tools

  • Experience with Medical device development and associated standards (ISO13485, ISO14971, or IEC60601)

  • Experience in design of complex surgical systems (e.g. robotics platforms, hyperspectral imaging, ultrasound, diagnostics or machine learning)

  • Technical knowledge of one or more of the following: advanced algorithm design, kinematics and motion planning, computer vision, advanced imaging, surgical navigation

  • Experience with RF technologies and circuit designs from 400 MHz to 6 GHz

More about us!

At Cambridge Consultants, you will join multi-disciplinary project teams working on the development of cutting edge medical devices such as smart implants, surgical products and medical systems, drug delivery devices. Many of the systems you will be working on will include optics, fluidics, robotics, software and UI components thus requiring, on top of your electronics development skills, an all-round engineering knowledge, attention to the details and good teamwork. You will make individual contributions working at all stages of the development life cycle, from initial concept to market launch.

The Medical Technology Division works on behalf of clients ranging from technical start-ups to large multinational companies across markets including Smart Implants, Biotechnology, Drug Delivery, Advanced Therapies and Surgical Products. Our clients are based all over the world and our projects often call for collaboration across our offices in the USA and Singapore.


  • Competitive salary reviewed anually 

  • Company profit share 

  • Generous pension 

  • Hybrid working model 

  • Flexible working hours and location 

  • 25 days annual leave plus public holidays, with flexibility to carry over / borrow 

  • Comprehensive insurance - Life, disability, private healthcare and travel insurance (business & leisure)

  • Enhanced family leave benefit of 13 weeks full-pay parental leave for those that meet qualifying criteria

  • Career development and training opportunities

  • Social committee

  • Discounted train season tickets, through Travel Plan Plus

  • If travelling to Cambridge by train; Free shuttle service to/from Cambridge North train station, through Cambridge Science Park

  • Whilst in the office; Free canteen - breakfast, lunch & refreshments 

  • A comprehensive relocation package is available, if applicable 

Future prospects

Cambridge Consultants is committed to developing its employees' careers and has a flexible policy for individual capabilities and preferences. Promotion is linked to merit.

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