[robotics-worldwide] [jobs] Mechanical Engineer position at Q-Bot

Miguel Juliá miguel at q-bot.co
Wed Aug 13 01:34:38 PDT 2014

Q-Bot - Mechanical Engineer working in Robotics with Share Incentive Scheme

Job Title: Mechanical Engineer
Reporting to: Managing Director
Term: Permanent, Full Time
Deadline: ASAP
Package: Salary + Attractive Options Scheme
Location: SW London (Earlsfield)


Q-Bot is a VC funded start-up company employing robotics in architecture
and construction. Currently Q-Bot is working with the
Department of Energy and Climate Change and customers such as Camden
Council to reduce energy consumption of our
buildings by remotely applying insulation in hard to reach areas. Q-Bot is
also developing a number of new robotic technologies
that can be applied to a variety of other applications. The company has
been identified as one of the seven innovation wonders
of the construction world and has been highlighted as ‘one to watch’ by the
UK government.


Q-Bot is looking to hire a Mechanical Engineer to join a multidisciplinary
Product Development team. The role will primarily
consist of the detailed design, engineering and manufacturing / assembling
of innovative robotic systems, including: concept
development; engineering analysis and modelling of performance; design for
manufacture; specification of components; testing;
accreditation and documentation; creation of reports demonstrating progress
against milestones; and project planning.
Although primarily a technical role the successful candidate will also have
the opportunity to get involved with other areas of the
business, for example: creating financial and energy saving models; working
with customers to test and gather feedback; create
case studies; conduct field research and analysis of the competition;
manage relationships with external stakeholders; and work
with academic institutions such as Imperial College London and Bristol
Robotics Lab.

The ideal candidate would be analytical, meticulous and focused on
delivering quality. They would understand and function
within a start-up environment, thrive under pressure, be organised,
self-starter, proactive, goal orientated, innovative, and able
to work to deadlines. This is an excellent opportunity to get involved with
a high tech, high growth company and work within a
creative and dynamic team and take on responsibility to grow with the
company. To make the most of this exciting opportunity
Q-Bot is looking for someone who is ambitious, driven and who will be
motivated by seeing their efforts have a real and lasting

Salaries will be dependent on experience and the successful candidate will
also be invited to take part in the Employee Share
Option Plan (ESOP). Experience of working with start-ups, the built
environment or robotics is advantageous, but not essential.

The company is based in Earlsfield SW London and includes a workshop with
state of the art CNC and 3D printing capabilities.

Duties of the Job:
- Researching a topic area, reporting and presenting back
- Working in teams to generate, develop, rank and select concepts
- Engineering calculations and analysis
- Testing ideas through modelling and simulation
- Engineering design, including 3D modelling of parts and assemblies
- Design for manufacture, including selecting manufacturing methods and
- Building and assembling robotic prototypes
- Visiting customer sites and analysing products in situ
- Running experiments, analysing data and comparing results to theory
- Managing accreditation procedures and preparing documentation
- Project management of assigned projects/work packages

Essential Requirements:
- Industry experience, e.g. robotics, automotive, aerospace, manufacture,
- Excellent technical base with a good degree in Mechanical Engineering
(BEng or MEng)
- Excellent analytical skills
- Capable of dealing with uncertainty
- Willingness to embrace and ability to thrive in the creative, driven and
often challenging start-up environment
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills (English)
- Must be eligible to work in the UK without restriction

- Analytical and inquisitive
- Excellent understanding of engineering mechanisms
- Able to plan time and work to deadlines
- Shows initiative and diligent in their approach
- Able to work effectively both as part of a team and individually
- Is fluent in AutoDesk Inventor, Solidworks or similar CAD package

Please apply to: future at q-bot.co with CV and covering letter.

No recruitment agents thank you.

Miguel Julia Cristobal, PhD.
Robotics Software Engineer (R&D)
Q-Bot Limited,
F266-267, Riverside Business Park, Bendon Valley, Wandsworth, SW18 4UQ

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