Careers with
Hoare Lea.

Standing in a building, knowing you helped craft solutions that made it what it is: how it feels, how it functions, how it looks… That’s the moment great design comes to life.

Why work for us?

  • Award-winning professional development programmes: we support everyone’s journey with individual mentoring and training to help you achieve your goals.
  • We’re industry leaders for a reason: the depth and innovative spirit of our work means we’re renowned as one of the most exciting and pioneering firms.
  • Feel part of a family rather than a big business: we’re smaller than our fellow industry leaders, so you’ll get stuck in and make a difference from day one.
  • Play your part in the future of engineering design: our projects span scales, styles and geographies, and involve collaboration with forward-thinking clients.
  • We make sure working for us feels good: as well as our corporate charity work, we support sports, social and fundraising activities our people can get involved in...And that's just the start of it!

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Our values

Personal commitment.

When we take on a project, it becomes personal. We are pledging our commitment to doing the best we conceivably can. This means taking ownership from start to finish: each of us working not just to protect our hard-earned reputation, but to grow it.

Creative diligence.

To achieve success, we must rely on human relationships and teamwork fuelled by bold and confident dialogue. Consistently engaging in open and honest conversation ensures we add value in all that we do.

Courageous collaboration.

As an independent, partner-led practice, we use our 150 years of accumulated experience and knowledge to assess every problem. The solution might be ingenious, innovative, unorthodox, even obvious… all that matters is that we achieve the right outcomes for our client. That is, and always will be, our priority.

Pride in performance.

We know that the best results come when everybody takes pride in doing their best. While it’s our duty to solve problems and deliver project outcomes with a combination of determination and humility, we should take time to recognise our achievements, whether collective or individual. To this effect, we are immensely proud of each other, who we are, and what we do.

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Principal Mechanical Engineer

We are looking for a highly motivated Principal Mechanical Engineer to join our already strong team based in Cambridge.

As a Principal Engineer you will be responsible for supporting and delivering designs for a range of project types and sizes. You will work within a multidisciplinary team of engineers and support staff delivering a consistent, high-quality service for clients, ensuring that repeat and new business opportunities are developed and profitability is achieved.

  • Category: Mechanical Engineering
  • Duration: Full Time
  • Location: Cambridge Office
  • Education: Bachelor's Degree

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