Edinburgh, UK

Posted on: 2021-11-17

Category: energy

Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:



Salary not provided

Experienced Mechanical Engineer

About the company:

Gravitricity Ltd is an energy storage company based in Edinburgh, UK. We are developing a grid-scale mechanical energy storage technology which shares many of the best attributes of lithium batteries and pumped storage – offering fast, versatile electricity storage which can be located exactly where it is required.

It will appeal to network-constrained users and operators, distribution networks and major power users and has potential to provide significant network benefits including reduced overall costs.
Over the next 12 months we will be undertaking sub-system design and testing at an existing mine site, and aim to trial our first full-scale prototype in 2022. Our demonstrator testing concluded in summer 2021.

We are looking for an experienced Mechanical Engineer to play a key role in our small team. The right
person will be very self-driven to work proactively across a number of areas of the technology. This will
require a very strong engineering understanding and clear organisational view to take responsibility from
early-stage conceptual design through to detailed design of systems and components. You will have to learn
fast and be willing to work in a wide range of company areas, sometimes far outside your core expertise.
We are a small but growing team, working closely together and with a range of external companies and
consultants, so a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit is crucial along with great interpersonal and
communication skills. 

• Mechanical engineering experience in industry (minimum 3 years)
• Very good understanding of mechanical engineering fundamentals
• Strong, well-tested detailed design skills
• Experience of working with steel structures to recognised design codes or standards (e.g. Eurocode,
DNVGL, etc)
• Capabilities with 3D CAD software
• Degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent
Beneficial Skills
• Track record in the heavy lifting or mining sectors
• Stress analysis of fabricated structures and FEA experience desirable
• An understanding of the factors affecting the development of modern power systems
• Site experience: organising and running sub-contractors, site HSE and commissioning/testing
▪ Chance to make a significant impact within a small and dynamic company developing a technology
vital for the global energy transition.
▪ Competitive salary dependent on experience
▪ Modern, flexible company: all staff given option to work 4-day week (pro rata)
▪ 6% employer pension contribution
▪ EMI options scheme
We are a small company, actively building a diverse and passionate team, and encourage anybody with
enthusiasm and know-how to apply, irrespective of your background.
In order to apply please send a CV and a cover letter, explaining why you would be motivated to work with
us to [email protected] .