Mechanical Design Engineer (US) | United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland / Remote Working
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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Mechanical Design Engineer (US)

  • Reference: 394620
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive remuneration package

  • Location: United States / Remote Working

About Leilac

At Leilac we’re passionate about enabling the transition to a carbon neutral world by providing the most compelling decarbonisation solution for global cement and lime. 

Leilac’s technology is being developed to efficiently separate CO2 released unavoidably from the processing of limestone ready for use or storage, without additional chemicals or processes. It is designed to be low cost, scalable, retrofittable, energy agnostic and electrification ready, providing the most economical pathways to carbon free cement and lime.

Leilac’s vision is the rapid creation of sustainable cement and lime for industry, global society and our planet. Our purpose-driven team are unwavering in their commitment to solve this urgent global challenge.

Mechanical Project Engineer

For the US team, we are now looking for a Senior Mechanical Design Engineer will support the engineering design development of the Calix calciner technology within cement, lime and other industrial processing industries. This will require the engineer to take ownership of particular design areas and drive the tasks and responsibilities that are delegated to them by lead project engineers and other business leaders. The Mechanical Design Engineer will support the technology development through all phases of project execution, from feasibility through to commissioning and operations, requiring focus on design, R&D and optimisation.

The Mechanical Design Engineer will form part of a collaborative engineering team and support wider development and commercialisation of the technology through providing engineering mechanical advice and support technoeconomic modelling. The role is primarily home based, and can be based anywhere in the United States. 

Other tasks and responsibilities: 

  • Detailed mechanical design, including specification of equipment requirements, equipment design and fabrication methods.
  • Mechanical engineering design including use of tools such as standard engineering equations, empirical data and FEA, with a focus on thermomechanical stress, thermal expansion, cyclical thermal loading, heat transfer and thermodynamics.
  • Design of bespoke mechanical equipment, which may require collaboration with internal and external parties
  • Developing maintenance and inspection plans for designed equipment

Who are you?

Leilac is a purpose-driven business, and we are looking for passionate and skilled people to join us. You are truly committed to our cause and enjoys working collaboratively to reach goals. You are self-driven with a strong work ethic and works well under pressure. You have advanced problem-solving skills and ability to take the initiative, solving challenges and able to understand and apply the strategic context. 

Desired Qualifications and skills: 

  • Degree in relevant Engineering- or technical discipline
  • 5+ years proven experience in detailed mechanical design
  • Experience in first of a kind, or highly developmental projects requiring bespoke mechanical equipment
  • Knowledge of mechanical equipment design operating at an elevated temperature 
  • Thorough understanding of thermomechanical stress, thermal expansion, cyclical thermal loading, and an ability to calculate thermodynamics 
  • Knowledge of 3D CAD (Inventor or similar) and MS Project 
  • Citizenship/Permanent Residency/Green card for the US


Why join Leilac?

  • Developing you skills as a Mechanical Design Engineer, working on technology within sustainability 
  • Personal and professional growth in a global, purpose-driven organisation
  • The opportunity to work on innovative products that make a difference in the world
  • Highly skilled and passionate colleagues, in an organisation that truly values diversity
  • Competitive remuneration and participation in company share incentive scheme

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