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Principal Mechanical Engineer

Job Details

Boston Studio - Boston, MA

About the Job

As a Principal Mechanical Engineer, you will work alongside engineers, designers, and researchers in a dynamic environment. You will participate in the daily activities of the Mechanical Engineering team to create meaningful solutions to challenging product design problems. You will take a lead role in the mechanical design and commercialization of innovative medical devices, consumer products, and commercial products by driving detailed development, engineering analysis, and technical documentation. While your primary role will be technical, you may also manage projects, and mentor junior engineers.  This position is based in our Boston, MA office. 



If the responsibilities below align with your career goals, we’d love to talk with you!  

  • Execute mechanical design activities: CAD (Solidworks preferred), design for manufacturability for a range of manufacturing processes (DFM), design for assembly (DFA), prototyping, testing, product quality checks, engineering analyses including FEA simulation, and technical documentation.
  • Serve as a Technical Lead on projects.   
  • Drive engineering excellence by acting as a mentor to junior engineers  
  • Oversee and support the planning and preparation of design deliverables and client presentations. 
  • Ensure deliverables meet client expectations. 


About You


  • Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering or similar 

  • 10+ years' experience as a Mechanical Engineer, primarily in product development

  • 5+ years' experience working in consulting

  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams and an understanding of what those disciplines do and how it affects your work 


Preferred Experience  

  • You have an advanced degree in Mechanical Engineering or Product Design. 
  • You have experience designing within ISO 13485-compliant or other QMS systems and/or Design for Six Sigma training. 
  • You are familiar with each stage of the product development process. 
  • You are passionate about mechanical engineering and product development. 
  • You have a high level of comfort in all client-facing activities and great interpersonal skills. 
  • You have excellent writing and presentation skills both needed for workshop facilitation and client presentations. 
  • You are comfortable with ambiguity and complexity, because sometimes that leads to the most unique, unexpected design solutions. 
  • You want to work in an environment where things move quickly, and you adapt as situations shift. 
  • You are motivated by change and see meaningful opportunities to adapt how we design and collaborate, and what we deliver. You have a point of view on equity, inclusion, and diversity, and have an interest in striving for positive progress in this area.


Be Inspired. Be Inspiring. Be yourself.

Delve embraces difference because creativity, curiosity, and diversity drive innovation. We nurture a supportive and inclusive environment. Be yourself and create a future that improves lives. We encourage applicants of color and those with diverse lived experiences to apply.


About Delve

Delve is a multidisciplinary product innovation firm that brings bold ideas to market those guides clients through the complexities of innovation, delivering better, faster, and more sustainable success. For over 55 years, Delve has mobilized the best experts and technologies for its clients, completing over 10,000 client projects, producing over 1,500 patents, and winning over 200 design awards.


Delve serves ambitious start-ups to Fortune 500 clients in the healthcare, consumer, and commercial industries, delivering innovation through advanced expertise in research, strategy, design, and engineering. Delve has placed innovation studios in Boston, Madison, Philadelphia, and San Francisco to attract forward- thinking leaders to solve complex product challenges through human-centered design.