"We work right across the organisation and are able to give input into the development of new products."
Stephanie Corr | Senior Quality Officer
Engineering plays a vital role in our business, enabling us to continually develop new, innovative products that will have a positive impact for patients.
Join us and you’ll find a range of challenging, in-depth, technical projects that give you the chance to contribute at every stage of the device development process. Each product brings its own challenges, which gives you the opportunity to hone your skills in a variety of areas, including looking at the human element – how patients use our devices.
Our open, team-focused environment puts an emphasis on knowledge-sharing to generate innovation. Working closely with a variety of teams, you’ll have plenty of learning and development opportunities. Whether you want to be the go-to expert on a particular device, or build a career in management, we’ll give you all the support you need.
Device Development Engineers
As one of our engineers, you’ll find a unique breadth of projects that enable you to develop your expertise and build a rewarding career. You’ll be at the heart of our business, developing new, potentially life-changing products from specification design to manufacturing, collaborating with teams across the business.
Working in an environment that encourages innovation and collaboration, you’ll have the chance to learn from recognised experts and develop new skills in a range of areas. With extensive training and development opportunities and regular interaction with Vectura teams and our external partners, you’ll find an atmosphere of trust and respect for your skills and expertise.
It’s a challenging, stimulating and rewarding place to further your engineering career.
Meeting all the regulatory standards is vital when you’re developing devices that could have a major impact on people’s lives. Join our new Quality Engineering team at our Cambridge site and you’ll play an incredibly important role.
You’ll be involved in ensuring our products deliver the maximum benefits to patients, to monitoring our designs to make sure they meet regulatory requirements. Working closely with Vectura teams around the world, as well as external suppliers, partners and manufacturers, you’ll enjoy a range of experiences, such as addressing patient feedback about products already on the market and taking new products through the manufacturing process.
New Product Introduction
Working as an engineer in new product introduction gives you exposure to a wide variety of engineering. From initial design through to final manufacture, we’ll encourage you to develop your expertise, so we can continue to introduce the most innovative products.
You might be encouraged to attend conferences and train in areas such as how drugs and plastics interact with each other. You may be involved in analysing a diverse set of data and feeding them into the development process. Or you could be developing working relationships with external partners to enable rapid prototype development. At the same time, you’ll also work closely with teams across Vectura to ensure each product meets patient needs.
Meet our people
Maria Oliveira | Lead Engineer, Design Assurance
"I love the opportunity to be involved in a variety of different things."
I think there are three things that make work enjoyable. The first is the work itself. Here, I love the opportunity to be involved in a variety of different things, so it’s not the same routine every day.
Secondly, the work environment. At Vectura you work with experienced people and you’re encouraged to grow professionally – I’ve been on three training courses in just six months.
Finally, the rewards. At Vectura, we not only have a good salary, but there are excellent benefits too.
Murat Ali | Lead Mechanical Engineer
"Innovation’s one of our values and it feels like the real thing."
What attracted me to Vectura were the company’s purpose and vision. You feel here that you’re close to the patient. It gives you a sense of ownership and responsibility, because you’re close to the goal of improving patients’ lives.
Probably the best thing about working here is the feeling of a company willing to be genuinely innovative. Here, innovation’s one of our values and it feels like the real thing.
Paul Goodwin | Senior Manager, Device Development
"You get a lot of autonomy – you’re trusted to take on a job and deliver on it."
There’s a variety of projects to work on, even on the same device, because within that there are a lot of different activities. Each product brings its own challenges, so it’s continually interesting, because of the variety.
You get a lot of autonomy – you’re trusted to take on a job and deliver on it, so there’s a lot of scope for responsibility. Your line managers are always very supportive, but it’s an open approach and you’re given the chance to use your own initiative.
Sarah Barsoum | Software Engineer, Gauting
"There’s a very good team spirit and a lot of support and help available."
The best things about working here are the team spirit and the challenging and innovative technology – it’s never boring.
We’re developing very innovative and challenging technology – handheld inhalation devices that control the flow of the drug into the lung and can be synchronised to an app.
There’s a very good team spirit and a lot of support and help available. I’m a mum of two kids, so it’s challenging to have family time, but Vectura is very flexible, so I can work at home when I need to.
Where our engineers are based
Our engineering teams are based on the Cambridge Science Park in the UK, as well as in Gauting, Germany.
Cambridge is home to a growing Vectura team and our base in the city is a bright, modern facility. With a strong family atmosphere, an open-plan working environment and on-site tooling facilities, it’s an ideal environment that encourages innovation.