Early career consultant, Mechanical Engineering Innovation

Job Type:Full Time

Become part of the team

Take your Engineering degree further and apply your knowledge across a wide variety of industry sectors and problem spaces!

Technology consulting offers a rare opportunity for innovative and technically strong engineers to apply their skill set in a fast-paced and commercial environment. The role of a consultant is a blend of design, fabrication, testing and direct client contact that really develops and rounds your natural abilities.

At PA Consulting we take early career engineers who want do more than just tweak and optimise existing designs, there are no compenent pick lists or standardised builds, this is about innovating and delighting the client by providing solutions their own in house teams would not have come up with!

If you want variety, autonmoy and meritocracy, then perhaps technology consulting is what you have been looking for?

What we're looking for

We need candidates who have a strong academic record that shows clear evidence of a sound theoretical foundation of knowledge. However, we are not just looking for book-smarts. You need to be able to take what you have learned and think about real-world applications.

This blend of the theortical and the applied is really what differentiates a consultant from either a pure academic engineer or an engineer locked into one specific solution space (think automotive engineer that spends 20 years optimising a clutch).

In return, PA offer an energetic work environment full of multi-disciplinary technologists, an amazing fabrication plant, that includes a 3-D printing suite, and huge variety of projects to work on.


  • Private medical insurance
  • Travel allowance
  • 25 days annual leave with the opportunity to buy 5 additional days
  • Company pension scheme
  • Annual performance-based bonus
  • Life and Income protection insurance
  • Tax efficient benefits (cycle to work, give as you earn)
  • Additional optional benefits (Dental, critical illness, spouse/partner life assurance)

About us

We believe in the power of ingenuity to build a positive human future in a technology-driven world.

As strategies, technologies and innovation collide, we create opportunity from complexity.

Our diverse teams of experts combine innovative thinking and breakthrough use of technologies to progress further, faster. Our clients adapt and transform, and together we achieve enduring results.

An innovation and transformation consultancy, we are over 3,200 specialists in consumer, defence and security, energy and utilities, financial services, government, health and life sciences, manufacturing, and transport. Our people are strategists, innovators, designers, consultants, digital experts, scientists, engineers and technologists. We operate globally from offices across the UK, US, Europe, and the Nordics.

PA. Bringing Ingenuity to Life.

Diversity Statement

We believe that diversity makes us a stronger firm and look to employ people with different ideas, styles and skillsets. This diversity stimulates a rich, creative environment – one in which our people develop, and our clients enjoy enduring results. We’re committed to recruiting, promoting and rewarding our people solely based on their ability to contribute to PA’s goals, without regard to their sex, race, disability, religion, national origin, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or marital status.

We welcome international applications, but we are unable to offer sponsorship for work permits, so you will need to have the full right to live and work in the UK. Unfortunately, your application will be automatically rejected if you do not have these rights.