Cambridge UK

8power offers an excellent opportunity to join a young startup in an exciting field, where each member of staff will make a significant contribution to its development. We offer competitive pay, share options, and other benefits.

We are always on the look-out for talented individuals to join our team, so if you would like to become a full-time employee and believe that you have something distinctive to offer, please feel free to send your CV and a covering letter to us via the e-mail address shown on our contact page. No agencies please.

Current positions


Mechanical Design Engineer

Date: March 2018

8power is a spin-out from Cambridge University. We are designing and manufacturing Energy Harvesting batteries for easy integration into our customer’s IoT and industrial systems. Harvesting vibration energy can eliminate costly battery changes and extend the lifetime of battery powered systems.

We are looking for an experienced mechanical design engineer to work in our Cambridge office leading the design and development of our new energy harvesting products. Working closely with Marketing and other Engineering disciplines the successful candidate will be responsible for all mechanical aspects of the products. The candidate will report to the VP Engineering.

Key Duties

  • Design and simulation of dynamic mechanical systems
  • Work closely with suppliers to create optimal design solutions
  • Carrying out risk assessments
  • Create designs based on DFM, materials, cost, specifications, etc
  • Material and equipment specification, documentation, BOM creation
  • Design validation and testing
  • Work closely with Production partners to bring design into production

Candidate profile

  • Degree or equivalent in Mechanical Design Engineering
  • Experience of developing products for harsh, industrial environments is desirable
  • Experience in bringing low or medium volume products to market
  • Injection moulded part design experience an advantage
  • Experienced with Solidworkstm or equivalent CAE design packages
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Officetm tools
  • Failure analysis techniques
  • Self motivated

8power can offer the opportunity to work in an environment where each member of the team can make a significant contribution to the company’s development and success.

We offer competitive pay, share options, and other benefits.

Please contact: if you are interested in applying for this position.