Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Chelsea Technologies is a market leading designer and manufacturer of environmental
sensors based in Yateley, offering a variety of solutions to the green shipping, marine
science, water quality, agriculture and defence sectors.

We are a diverse and inclusive family of scientists, mechanical and electrical design
engineers, manufacturing experts and businesspeople who work to deliver new ways for the
world to solve problems and protect the environment. There has never been a better time
to join us as we grow and prepare for the next 60 years in business.

We are looking for a  Graduate Mechanical Engineer (ideally with at least 2 years’ experience)  to join the team and help us create the next generation of innovative and technologically complex instruments and systems for
challenging and interesting applications.


  • Scientific instrumentation design from concept to final product
  • Engineering documentation
  • Manufacturing support
  • Customer liaison
  • Product test and on site commissioning

Who would be a good fit?

Becoming our next Mechanical Engineer means joining a small and dedicated team of
engineers and scientists who are designing technically advanced optical and acoustic
instrumentation which is widely recognised for its quality and measurement performance. First
and foremost, we are looking for a true someone who not only has a natural
grasp of mechanics and mechanical principals, but someone who can seamlessly translate
theory into a product that works well in the field and delivers an attractive and user friendly
solution to our customers.

In addition to assisting with design work from concept through to medium volume manufacture, you will also be comfortable with standard drawing office requirements for build standard control and change note implementation as required.


  • To be successful in this role, you will need a knowledge of fundamental engineering principles
  • Applicants should hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering (2.1 or higher) from a recognised
    University and must be able to demonstrate the requisite level of design ability and a sound engineering knowledge base.

Technical Skills

You will naturally pay significant attention to detail and have a keen understanding and
appreciation of the importance of tolerances, safety factors, component specifications,
materials selection, testing and build standard control as well as working knowledge of
components, suppliers and processes.

Our technical team of scientists, software developers and electronics and mechanical engineers, all work closely together to produce innovative and cutting edge scientific instrumentation for our customers around the world however no design can be manufactured and supported without the necessary technical documentation, so it is essential that any prospective candidate understands or can show evidence of having produced component and assembly drawings to a recognised standard.

You will be adept at understanding and producing detailed standard engineering drawings
and you will be comfortable demonstrating this at interview.

We are keen to hear from candidates who can use and understand technical language with
ease and who will feel comfortable having technical conversations with other engineers
from different disciplines, whilst conveying their ideas concisely and coherently.

Personal Skills

  • As well as being an excellent graduate mechanical engineer, you should be a ‘self starter’.  Whilst we do have a supportive team whom you can learn from, the role requires a person who has the initiative and determination. Supervision and direction will be available from within the team.
  • Our team works closely together (and often toward tight timescales) to produce bespoke design solutions, or resolve technical issues for our customers, and we are looking for a collaborative, personable team player who is excited to work within a small, diverse, multi-disciplinary group

Security Clearance
Security clearance will be applied for on appointment – UK passport holders (no dual nationals) only plus proof of residency in UK for last 5 years.

Application Process

Please submit your CV and covering letter to Ellen Keegan with details of salary expectation.

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