Design, engineering, and science

Exploration defines design, engineering, and science (DES) at PA. Our curiosity and thirst for knowledge drive the development of new ideas, products, technologies, and ways of working that can change the world.

Whether you’re helping to design manufacturing and deliver thousands of ventilators to those who needed them during the fight against COVID-19, or prototyping an Electric Vehicle chargepoint, featured at COP26, you’ll experience a wide range of client challenges and learning opportunities in our design, engineering, and science teams.

Our integrated team spans our headquarters in London, our Global Innovation and Technology Centre in Cambridge, UK, our US studios in San Francisco and Boston and our Dublin studio in Ireland. Working in our multi-disciplinary teams of scientists, engineers, technologies, digital experts and designers, you’ll deliver world-class product development expertise.

Whatever your specialist area, you’ll be hands-on, working in the lab with the mentorship of our inspirational people. At PA, we don’t just design concepts, we deliver tangible solutions to real world problems which make a difference to society.

We have opportunities for passionate designers, engineers, and scientists in these specialist areas:

Applied sciences
Human insights
Electronic systems
Mechanical engineering
Software and control systems
Complex systems
Electronic systems Take a look at the opportunities our Electronic Systems consultants have exposure to at PA Consulting.
PA gives you the opportunity to do real-world, hands-on science that makes a difference.”

A global community

Inspired design, engineering, and science are at the heart of our business. With 80 years of heritage, encompassing world-firsts, iconic products, and game-changing solutions, our teams have shaped the world of today and are creating the world of tomorrow.

Over the last few years, we've welcomed award-winning, globally recognised teams to expand our capabilities. Most recently, Design Partners, blending award-winning strategic consulting and product design for a full suite offering. Before that Astro Studios, creating multi-dimensional brands and consumer products, Cooper Perkins, converting inventive ideas into innovative products through engineering, Essential Design, applying strategy, design and engineering to solve challenging problems across industries, and Sparkler, revealing market-leading understanding of how consumers think and behave in the digital world.

Wherever you go, you’ll meet people passionate about building a positive human future.

Inclusion and diversity

We believe diversity fuels ingenuity. Diversity of thought brings exciting perspectives; diversity of experience brings a wealth of knowledge, and diversity of skills brings the tools we need. When we bring people together with diverse backgrounds, identities, and minds, embracing that difference through an inclusive culture where our people thrive; we unleash the power of diversity – bringing ingenuity to life.

We recruit, retain, reward and develop our people based solely on their abilities and contributions and without reference to their age, background, disability, genetic information, parental or family status, religion or belief, race, ethnicity, nationality, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity (or expression), political belief veteran status, or other by any other range of human difference brought about by identity and experience. We are on a journey towards ensuring our workforce is diverse at all levels and that our firm is representative of the world around us. We welcome applications from underrepresented groups.

Adjustments or accommodations

Should you need any adjustments or accommodations to the recruitment process, at either application or interview, please contact us.

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