An introduction to LettUs Grow
LettUs Grow is a fast-paced and environmentally conscious organisation based in the heart of Bristol. We design technology for indoor farms with the mission to reduce the waste and carbon footprint of fresh produce by enabling anyone, anywhere, to grow nutritious produce near its point of consumption.
We’ve developed innovative hardware and software solutions that combine efficient aeroponic technology with data collection, automation and operational insights for the farmers and growers of the future. We are scaling quickly to meet the growing demand for this trailblazing technology.
With a team of open, caring and ambitious peers, working in a technically-challenging and impact-driven industry, this is somewhere to really make your mark on society and help feed the next generation.
An introduction to the role:
Currently in the UK, biomass is used as a renewable energy source. The government sets targets for biomass energy generation but we do not currently produce enough biomass to reach these targets. This leads the UK to buy biomass materials from abroad, which is expensive and has a high carbon cost.
LettUs Grow is collaborating with the University of Surrey to demonstrate that aeroponic technology is a commercially competitive method for rapidly and successfully cultivating the crop Willow, which can be used for biomass energy generation. This role is part of a grant funded by the department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy under the Biomass Feedstock Innovation Programme.
LettUs Grow is a partner contracted to design, build and deliver a commercially scalable greenhouse system for a large willow propagation crop. We are looking for a Mechanical Engineer with experience in horticulture and/ or agriculture to design and build this system. The contract is for 16 months and it will commence immediately.
As a Mechanical Engineer at LettUs Grow, you will be a crucial member of our R&D team, reporting to the Head of R&D. This role is ideal for an organised, proactive, positive and reliable mechanical engineer who is keen to work with an impact-led organisation.
This role will require a degree of travel for work. You will be expected to work on site during installations and will be required to work away from home, within the UK, for periods of weeks at a time. This role will also require you to work in a small team of one or two people and liaise with the wider grant team that is spread across the UK.
We look forward to welcoming you to our diverse team of horticulturists, growers, engineers, marketeers and operational experts, to design and build the next generation of indoor farming technology together.
£35,000 – £50,000 dependent upon experience alongside a benefits package designed to foster your personal and professional development.
February 5th, 2023
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About LettUs Grow
The position is full-time (37.5 hours per week), based in central Bristol with the opportunity for occasional remote working. The contract will last for 16 months, ending in March 2024.
LettUs Grow Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Living Wage Employer. We encourage individuals from all walks of life to apply for our positions. At LettUs Grow we celebrate our differences and embrace what makes every human being unique.
Do you have any special requirements during the recruitment process? Just let us know. We’ll do our best to remove any barriers preventing you from applying for our opportunities!
Life at LettUs Grow
Everything we do is impact-driven. We want to make a substantial positive change, not just through our products, but also in how we operate as a team. We are ambitious, responsible and caring, and bring these core-values into everything we do. This is clear in the way we approach challenges: we’re ambitious enough to run into a fair few, responsible enough to address them with innovative solutions and caring in our approach to solving them as a team, for the good of our planet and all the people that inhabit it.
You will be working from our open office where hotdesking is encouraged, within our world-class horticultural research facility and/or in our engineering workshops and production areas.
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To apply please follow this link: https://lettusgrow.bamboohr.com/careers/47?source=indoorfarmingjobs
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