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Mechanical Engineer 

Identifier: AT0015 

Department: R&D  

Location: Romsey, Southampton, SO519AQ, United Kingdom 

Reports to: Jonathan Woods (Principal Scientist) 

Mission: Leverage engineering expertise and innovative approaches to design and develop  advanced mechanical systems for the next generation of quantum technologies. 

Type: Full Time Employment | On-site | £30-45k p.a. 


Role Description: 

We believe quantum technology can improve the world by allowing us to measure,  communicate and compute in new and radically improved ways. In the quantum  technology sector, cold atoms are the universal platform through which we harness its  power and disruptive capabilities. We want you to join us in pioneering and building out  this new area of innovation so that it can become part of our everyday lives. 

If you are an engineer with experience in mechanical design of vibrationally and thermally  sensitive systems then we want you to reach out. As a Mechanical Engineer, you will work on designing from new, full-cycle components, mounts and products for internal and  external use. As we are a start-up, there will be significant opportunity to shape the role  and the wider company as activities progress. Start-up work can be extremely challenging,  uncertain and hard to predict, but also extremely rewarding as you look to build  something new alongside other highly skilled and motivated people at a rapid pace.  

Your Responsibilities: 

• Create functional and machinable CADs for quantum technology systems designed to  meet end-user, regulatory and physical requirements. 

• Model and simulate at a component level the effects of vibrational and thermal effects. • Support R&D with custom and often one-off designs to enable specific activity. • Design for, operate and maintain 3D resin printer (Formlabs). 

• Oversee the manufacturing and assembly of prototypes and final products, ensuring they  meet quality and performance standards. 

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless integration between  electronic, optical and quantum systems. 

• Create detailed engineering drawings, specifications and documentation of designs. 

Background and qualifications: 

• Masters in mechanical engineering, systems engineering or relevant field. • +3 years’ experience in inter-disciplinary mechanical designs and prototyping. • Advanced knowledge of CAD and simulation software (SolidWorks, COMSOL, etc.) • Proven experience of handling a library of components from prototypes to industrialised  designs for production 

• Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, ensuring timely completion and  adherence to specifications. 

• Strong desire to work in a startup environment with a hands on approach and can do  attitude.


• Companywide milestone bonus scheme. 

• Employee Share Options. 

• 26 Days of holiday. 

• Flexibility around core hours. 

• Company outings, team building and training opportunities. 

• Half day knowledge building every 2 weeks. 

To apply, please email your CV and a motivational statement to, quoting the job title in the email subject. 

Extended responsibilities list: 

• Oversee the manufacturing and assembly of prototypes and final products, ensuring they  meet quality and performance standards. 

• Perform troubleshooting and problem-solving to address design and manufacturing  challenges. 

• Participate in design reviews and provide technical input to improve product development  processes. 

• Stay current with industry trends and advancements in mechanical engineering and  quantum technology. 

• Building prototypes and mechanical systems. 

• Use knowledge of material properties to research, identify and select the best for each  design. 

• Explore methods to minimise mechanical noise for heat exchange and extraction 

AI generated example profile: 

Mechanical Engineer with a Master's degree and 3 years of experience in designing vibrationally and  thermally sensitive systems. Skilled in creating functional CAD designs, modelling thermal and  vibrational effects, and overseeing prototype manufacturing. Has previously integrated mechanical  systems with electronic, optical, and quantum components in the photonics sector. Has hands-on  experience with 3D resin printing and a track record of innovation and problem-solving in fast-paced  environments on research problems. 

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