Engineering Manager - LettUs Grow

Location: Bristol
Closing date: 26 Aug 2019
Posted: 3 weeks ago


As an Engineering Manager at LettUs Grow, you will report directly to our Chief Technical Officer. In your role, you will be responsible for the management and development of the hardware engineering team.You can expect to be delegated responsibility at an early stage and will have a real opportunity to progress quickly as the company scales. This role is ideal for a diligent, personable applicant who is keen to grow with an impact-led startup. 

We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse team of horticulturists, growers, engineers, marketers and operational experts, to design and build the next generation of indoor farming technology together.

Your responsibilities:

  • Lead and mentor a diverse team of hardware engineers to deliver a variety of engineering projects.

  • Develop and build a world-class team of engineers to design the farms of the future.

  • Develop and manage the engineering road-map, balancing commercial objectives with resources and skills across project teams.

  • Oversee engineering projects through conceptualisation, design, prototyping and testing.

  • Manage programme scope, schedule and cost.

What you need:

  • Experience managing multidisciplinary engineering project teams.

  • Experience designing industrial equipment, engineering plant or horticultural products/systems.

  • The ability to work cross-functionally and in multidisciplinary teams.

  • A highly collaborative mindset and strong communication skills.

  • The ability to communicate technical requirements and challenges clearly to non-experts.

  • A degree in an engineering discipline or another equivalent subject.

Also desirable:

  • A formal project management qualification.

  • Appreciation of software development processes.

  • Experience hiring and building engineering teams.

  • Bonus: Experience in horticulture, food, plant science, plant biology or other related fields.

The position is full-time, is based in central Bristol and will benefit from training and external mentoring. Salary will be competitive to match experience, with the benefit of participating in an established employee share options scheme. We encourage a good work-life balance, with flexible working hours and 25 days holiday per year (plus bank holidays). LettUs Grow Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application process: Please send your CV to careers@lettusgrow.org before the deadline. Applications will be reviewed internally. Successful applicants will be contacted soon after to arrange an interview.

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