Senior Mechanical Design Engineer

at 
Entocycle
Posted on 
22 Jan
JOB CATEGORY

About Entocycle

At Entocycle, Silicon Valley technology meets waste-recycling insects. We are developing and deploying the world's most efficient and sustainable technology to make the production of insect protein more accurate and efficient. We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our dynamic start-up team as we build fully automated, smart insect factories to help sustainably feed the world.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team. If you have a strong background in mechanical engineering (BEng. min 2:1 and proven industry experience), an analytical approach to problem solving and an interest in clean-tech, please get in touch. Your skill, insight and ingenuity will directly shape Entocycle’s creation of the technological infrastructure of the most efficient Black Soldier Fly factory in the world.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
- To define bespoke solutions based on sound engineering principles to challenging problems referencing the company's internal scientific data and prior art.
- Sound knowledge of mechanical engineering science and practice. (Stress & deflection of elements and structures, scientific method, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, powertrains, Design for Manual Assembly, Value engineering)
- To understand the underlying physics of complex problems and carry out appropriate calculations by hand or program to analyse and validate solutions.
- Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept and proof of principle through to developed prototypes and production. Solid understanding of manufacturing processes and willingness to get hands dirty in installation and commissioning of designs.
- Develop 3D CAD (preferably solidworks), engineering drawings and tolerance stacks for mechanical and electrical components and assemblies.
- Ability to mentor and guide junior team members. Supervisory experience and experience in approving designs for release.
- Work closely with commercial and engineering disciplines to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are clearly specified and met within the planned timeline of the project

Preferred Skills & Experience
- 6+ years relevant experience
- Experienced with designing complex electromechanical systems
- The ability to work within a project environment and to define timescales
- Excellent 3D CAD skills (Solidworks preferred)
- Ability to produce correct 2D part drawings
- Simulation (Finite Element Analysis) where appropriate for validation
- 3D prototyping (using internal and external resources)
- Supervisory experience and the ability to check/approve designs for release
- Chartered with IMechE or equivalent body

Feel free to apply even if you do not meet every requirement in this posting.

What we stand for

Our team is made up of a diverse group of people who are experts in their field. They care about our mission and directly contribute to shaping our organisation.

We want to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse society we work in. We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.

Applications
Applicants should include a covering letter which includes examples of your relevant skills and experience and your CV. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Applications must be received by 15th Dec 2022.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Company pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Private medical insurance
- Work from home

Schedule:
- Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Street, SE1 2ES

Job Description

About Entocycle

At Entocycle, Silicon Valley technology meets waste-recycling insects. We are developing and deploying the world's most efficient and sustainable technology to make the production of insect protein more accurate and efficient. We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Mechanical Design Engineer to join our dynamic start-up team as we build fully automated, smart insect factories to help sustainably feed the world.

The Role

We are looking for a Senior Mechanical Engineer to join our growing team. If you have a strong background in mechanical engineering (BEng. min 2:1 and proven industry experience), an analytical approach to problem solving and an interest in clean-tech, please get in touch. Your skill, insight and ingenuity will directly shape Entocycle’s creation of the technological infrastructure of the most efficient Black Soldier Fly factory in the world.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
- To define bespoke solutions based on sound engineering principles to challenging problems referencing the company's internal scientific data and prior art.
- Sound knowledge of mechanical engineering science and practice. (Stress & deflection of elements and structures, scientific method, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, powertrains, Design for Manual Assembly, Value engineering)
- To understand the underlying physics of complex problems and carry out appropriate calculations by hand or program to analyse and validate solutions.
- Be responsible for delivering parts, assemblies and systems from concept and proof of principle through to developed prototypes and production. Solid understanding of manufacturing processes and willingness to get hands dirty in installation and commissioning of designs.
- Develop 3D CAD (preferably solidworks), engineering drawings and tolerance stacks for mechanical and electrical components and assemblies.
- Ability to mentor and guide junior team members. Supervisory experience and experience in approving designs for release.
- Work closely with commercial and engineering disciplines to ensure that the product performance, reliability and cost expectations are clearly specified and met within the planned timeline of the project

Preferred Skills & Experience
- 6+ years relevant experience
- Experienced with designing complex electromechanical systems
- The ability to work within a project environment and to define timescales
- Excellent 3D CAD skills (Solidworks preferred)
- Ability to produce correct 2D part drawings
- Simulation (Finite Element Analysis) where appropriate for validation
- 3D prototyping (using internal and external resources)
- Supervisory experience and the ability to check/approve designs for release
- Chartered with IMechE or equivalent body

Feel free to apply even if you do not meet every requirement in this posting.

What we stand for

Our team is made up of a diverse group of people who are experts in their field. They care about our mission and directly contribute to shaping our organisation.

We want to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, reflecting the diverse society we work in. We will support you throughout the recruitment process with any reasonable adjustments required in accordance with the Equality Act. Please contact the Recruitment Team if you require support.

Applications
Applicants should include a covering letter which includes examples of your relevant skills and experience and your CV. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK. Applications must be received by 15th Dec 2022.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:
- Casual dress
- Company events
- Company pension
- Cycle to work scheme
- Private medical insurance
- Work from home

Schedule:
- Monday to Friday

Work Location: Hybrid remote in Street, SE1 2ES

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