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Senior Mechanical Design Engineer



Posted over 30 days ago...


Revolutionize Recycling with Cutting-Edge AI Technology at Recycleye


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London United Kingdom

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Organisation Summary

Recycleye is on a mission to transform the recycling industry with pioneering AI and automated sorting technologies. Since our inception in 2019, we've experienced rapid growth and are making waste sorting profitable and sustainable. With a presence across Europe and the US, our team is dedicated to converting waste into valuable resources, and we're doing it with a culture that values empowerment, inclusivity, and perseverance. Offering exceptional benefits, including unlimited holiday and significant personal growth opportunities, Recycleye is where your work contributes to a greener planet.

Role Summary

  • Scope and launch initiatives aligning with company strategy.
  • Provide technical guidance and hands-on support to the engineering team.
  • Establish quality processes and contribute to the technical strategy.
  • Mentor the team, promoting learning and engineering excellence.
  • Develop the technical roadmap to scale our innovative products.
  • Design for manufacture and create detailed manufacturing drawings.
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to define engineering work packages.
  • Maintain team velocity by resolving technical challenges.
  • Enhance company processes and technical standards.
  • Manage CAD system administration and PLM.
  • Occasional travel to client sites and potential weekend work.

Role Requirements

  • 7+ years of mechanical engineering experience in a relevant industry.
  • Expertise in designing industrial products to a high TRL level.
  • Proven ability to implement structure and process during growth phases.
  • Experience in mentoring and enhancing engineering practices.
  • Background in product planning, design, execution, and support.
  • Managerial experience and agile scrum environment work are a plus.
  • Open to applicants with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.


  • Competitive and equitable salary with regular reviews.
  • Company share options.
  • Opportunities for progression in a rapidly growing company.
  • Unlimited holiday policy.
  • Inclusive team environment with monthly socials.
  • Training and personal development opportunities.
  • Immediate healthcare coverage through Vitality.

A little bit about us   

At Recycleye, we're changing recycling. We've developed ground-breaking AI that works with automated sorting tech like robots and airjets to make waste sorting more profitable. Because the truth is, if you can't afford to sort it, you can't recycle it, so we're changing that! We were founded in 2019, and have been growing rapidly ever since, with installations of our technology at leading waste management companies across Europe and the US.    

We partner with our clients to help them produce higher quality outputs, transforming the economics of waste sorting and recycling – it's all about our vision to turn the world’s waste into resource. And our work has never been needed more. According to the OECD, only 9% of plastic waste has ever been recycled, so we’re proud that our work helps to make the recycling of waste materials more attractive.   

Be part of it – come and join us!  

Why choose to work at Recycleye? Our team works together to grow and succeed, driven by our shared values of empowerment, inclusivity, and perseverance. We offer great benefits (which we think punch above our weight), built-in upskilling and unlimited holiday (yes, really).   

We know that our mission will be achieved by having the most passionate, driven, talented, and all-around best people on our team. So come and shape the future and help turn trash into treasure!  


The opportunity 

Recycleye is growing rapidly and is now at the stage of a defined split between production, product (R&D), and support functions. Your role will be to bring in the technical excellence, scale, and experience for the team and product to achieve this next level of scaling. You will draw on previous experience in a rapidly growing product to manage risk and deliver on our ambitious business strategy. 

Responsibilities Overview 

  • Help to scope out and launch initiatives that support the company strategy 
  • Provide detailed technical guidance and hands-on engineering support to the team 
  • Setting up quality gates/testing/review processes and contributing to longer-term technical strategy 
  • Mentor and promote learning within the team to upskill everyone to a higher level of engineering excellence on topics such as FMEA, DfM, DfA, FEA, GD&T (BS8888) 
  • Contribute to the technical roadmap to ensure maximum business impact of engineering delivery and future scalability of our product(s) 
  • Design for manufacture considering assembly, cost, support, and quality. Create a process to provide clear and detailed manufacturing drawings to a high enough quality to be used by any third-party manufacturer 
  • Work with stakeholders from around the company to understand, define, and help clarify work packages for engineers. 
  • Ensure and maintain team velocity by unblocking engineers in technical aspects of their work 
  • Collaborate with engineers and managers to improve processes and technical standards across the business. Creating templates, focus groups, and other initiatives to move the company forward 
  • Acts as a point of contact for technical knowledge in the team 
  • CAD system administration and PLM experience 
  • Be available to support the team and clients with occasional travel to client sites as well as weekend work from time to time 


  • 7+ years of mechanical engineering experience in a relevant industry with a high-level of proven technical understanding 
  • Experience designing industrial product to a high TRL level 
  • Ability to create structure and process in changing, scaling environments 
  • Experience mentoring and coaching junior engineers and improving the overall engineering excellence across a team 
  • Been through the cycles of planning, designing, executing, supporting a product  

It’s a bonus if you have 

  • Managerial experience including career growth, 121s, levelling 
  • Experience working in an agile scrum-based environment 
  • Experience in a high-growth startup and in scaling team and processes according to business needs 

Even if you don’t tick every box listed above but are motivated by our work and believe you can make a difference on our team, we’d really love to hear from you – so please do apply and drop us a note about what you bring! 

We are particularly interested in hearing from you if your background enables you to bring a different perspective to our team. 


  • An excellent salary that’s both equitable and reviewed regularly 
  • Shares in the company – each and every Recycleyte is invested in our vision, and we want to give you the opportunity to do so as well, both in your day-to-day as well as in your long-term investment 
  • Progression: we are growing rapidly and excited for you to make an impact as we do so 
  • Unlimited holiday 
  • A welcoming and inclusive team environment with monthly company-wide socials 
  • Plenty of opportunities for training and personal development  
  • Healthcare coverage – Vitality is available from your very first day! 

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