Mechanical Engineering Lead

Mechanical Engineering Lead

Li Cycle Corp | Toronto, ON, CA

Posted 21 days ago

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Li-Cycle is solving the global end-of-life lithium battery problem to help power our electric future. Our goal is to recover critical materials from lithium-ion batteries and introduce them back into the supply chain as a sustainable and circular product. We work every day to make this vision a reality. Our team is growing, and we are looking for passionate, creative people, who want to join us as we build a better tomorrow. If you are looking for a purpose-driven company where curiosity and innovation are valued, Li-Cycle is the place for you!

Job Summary:

The Mechanical Engineering Lead will report to the Project Manager and will take responsibility for all engineering activities within their given discipline. The ideal candidate is expected to pro-actively oversee the internal and external mechanical design team through project development, detailed engineering and construction. The Mechanical Engineering Lead will play a key part of Li-Cycle’s owner’s engineering team. Throughout the design process the Mechanical Engineering Lead will review designs for accuracy and efficiency in order to construct a safe and economical facility. A broad knowledge across all aspects of mechanical equipment and piping design for industrial facilities is required.

We are seeking a talented, motivated, and top performer to join our team.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the mechanical lead on a project through all stages of development including cost studies, detailed design, and construction
  • Coordinate technology design among Li-Cycle’s R&D team, contracted engineering firm and technology suppliers
  • Actively manage and oversee contracted engineering design teams, equipment suppliers, material suppliers, and construction contractors pertinent to his/her engineering discipline expertise
  • Oversee project deliverables including project design criteria, material specifications, process diagrams, equipment datasheets, piping isometric drawings and material shop fabrication drawings
  • Facilitate technical input for purchasing mechanical equipment and materials including reviewing bid proposals, equipment supplier engineering deliverables and shop fabrication drawings
  • Provide schedule updates on mechanical project activities
  • Collaborate with multi discipline teams to resolve project challenges
  • Coordinate and work with project stakeholders across multiple organizations to reduce risk and enable maximum value delivery for Li-Cycle
  • Provide supplier shop and project field support as needed for project engineering and construction teams

Job Qualifications:

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering is preferred. Candidates with other related engineering degrees will be considered
  • Minimum 7 years' experience as a mechanical engineer in an industrial manufacturing design or operating environment
  • Experience with filtration and de-watering technologies (filter press, hydro-cyclone, vacuum filtration) strongly preferred
  • Registered Professional Engineer (PE) is a plus
  • Understanding of selection, operation and maintenance of industrial equipment
  • Experience in full project life-cycle execution (i.e. planning through commercialization)
  • Experience in construction or start-up of an industrial facility is a plus
  • Experience in maintenance and/or reliability role at an industrial facility is a plus
  • Knowledge of industry best practices
  • Knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
  • Travel up to 35% of the time to witness test-work, equipment acceptance tests, project construction and others

Core Competencies:

  • High-level of integrity and dependability with a strong sense of urgency and results-orientation
  • Proactive self-starter with an 'owner's mindset'; requires minimal direct supervision
  • Consistently delivers quality work on time, with a strong attention to detail
  • Strong level of decision-making skills and accountability
  • Ability to be adaptable and flexible
  • Strong analytical, negotiation and creative problem-solving skills
  • High degree of time management
  • Exceptional oral communication, writing and editing skills with an ability to communicate clearly, concisely, confidently, and professionally within all levels of the company
  • Maintains strict confidentiality and discretion with respect sensitive information

For more information, you can visit our website or view Li-Cycle's corporate video here:

Li-Cycle is an equal opportunity employer committed to Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging. Individuals seeking employment at Li-Cycle are considered without regard to any protected category including but not limited to, race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, diverse-ability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.