Graduate Mechanical Engineer

Engineering Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Xylem, a leading global water technology company dedicated to solving the world’s most challenging water issues, is the leading global provider of efficient, innovative and sustainable water technologies improving the way water is used, managed, conserved and re-used. Our international team is unified in a common purpose: creating advanced technology and other trusted solutions to solve the world’s water challenges. We are committed to creating an organization of inclusion and diversity, where everyone feels involved, respected, valued and connected, and where everyone is free to bring their authentic selves and ideas.

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We Offer You More Than Just “A Job”

  • Professional Development – To advance the capabilities of our people, we offer a wide variety of experiences to support our employees’ professional growth and continuous learning.
  • Total Rewards – We offer comprehensive programs for compensation, benefits, recognition, learning and development, work-life integration and corporate citizenship.
  • Watermark – Watermark is our corporate social responsibility program working to provide education and access to safe water to ensure healthy lives, gender equality, and resilient communities. Employees have the opportunity to learn and volunteer on various water-related projects.
  • Employee Networks – Our Employee Networks provide a professional, supportive network for employees from diverse backgrounds, including Women’s, LGBT+ and Allies, Veteran’s, People of Color and Allies, Emerging Leaders, and Working Parents Networks.

The Role:

Sentec, a Xylem brand, seeks to hire a Graduate Mechanical Engineer. At Sentec we apply our knowledge of fundamental science, electronics, software, analytics and design across a wide range of advanced products, both within the Xylem group, and to a number of selected third parties, including some familiar household brands. From brainstorming to prototype to manufacture and production process, our clients benefit from outstanding ideas and class-leading products and services.

Our ownership structure provides a unique opportunity: we receive the insights, challenges, global view, and stability of a large corporation, we are left to operate in a small-company, agile, innovative manner to deliver solutions – which ultimately have a commercial route to market through our parent company – giving our team the unique position of seeing their innovations being deployed in real commercial products. Sentec innovations are making important contributions to some of today’s key social and global resource issues – for example, there are now over 15 million smart city assets incorporating Sentec technology deployed around the world, enabling the management of energy and water resources.

We hire bright, thoughtful and motivated individuals, and recognise that our success as an organisation depends on creating an environment where great employees can thrive. Teams are fluid, and individuals are trusted to take on stretching work within a supportive environment that emphasises the importance of strong communication and knowledge sharing. The fast-paced, project-based environment provides opportunities for motivated people to get involved in all aspects of delivery and to develop into new technical areas

Under the guidance of a mentor you will be involved with real projects from day 1. You will be given ownership of work and responsibility to self-manage it. Training is generally ‘on the job’, however employees do attend specific courses where required or requested.

Essential Duties/Principal Responsibilities:

As a Graduate Mechanical Engineer you will be responsible for:

  • Creating new and novel ideas
  • Developing CAD designs with considered decisions.
  • Engineering detail designs with appropriate analysis
  • Making prototypes and testing proof of principle demonstrators
  • Designing/making test rigs and assembly jigs
  • Transferring designs to manufacture – including drawing packs and BoMs

Minimum Qualifications: Education, Experience, Skills, Abilities:

To be successful in this environment and realise your potential you should have:

  • A good degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent.
  • 3D CAD skills (eg SolidWorks or Creo), with bonus points for FEA/CFD simulation experience
  • Familiarity with various materials and manufacturing processes such as injection moulding, casting, machining, stamping, coil winding etc
  • Ability to work from first principles with strong mathematical analysis.
  • Ability to use workshop tools
  • An inquisitive, creative mind and hands-on problem solving abilities
  • Self-motivation and an ability to operate with minimal supervision
  • Good communication skills

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salaries
  • Holiday of 25 days per year, increases with length of service
  • Group life cover at 4 times basic salary
  • Private health care
  • Salary sacrifice pension scheme
  • Relocation expenses as appropriate
  • Annual performance and merit process
  • Discretionary 10% All staff bonus scheme
  • Employee referral bonus scheme
  • Access to flexible benefits portal which includes things like cycle to work, critical illness cover, green car leasing
  • Flexible and remote working

Excited? Apply now and let's solve water together!