Design Engineer
Full time
Apply by 12 February 2021

Job description

Who is the Design Engineer at

Reporting to the India Production Manager, you will be responsible for leading product and component development work. The main aim is to make user friendly product/components with increased efficiency, performance and cost effectiveness.

You’ll be in charge of:

  • Studying our existing product/component designs and specifications and installations on Field.
  • Collecting and analyzing data and feedback from Field, Sales and Production teams about existing products/components.
  • Understanding demands from Customers, Sales and Technical Teams for new or improved products/components.
  • Improving Designs, models and prototypes for new product features, improvements and innovations.
  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software to create prototypes.
  • Researching and testing the usability, safety, cost effectiveness and efficiency of the products/components.
  • Developing testing parameters and product/component specifications.
  • Collecting and analyzing data from tests on prototypes.
  • Co-working with Sistema’s R&D team for field and performance studies.
  • Coordinating day to day design and prototyping activities with technicians and vendors/ fabricators/ service providers.
  • Supporting production team and vendors for production products/components.
  • Planning and setting clear timelines and stages of product development.
  • Writing regular progress reports and presenting them to project managers.

More about YOU:

  • You have a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering (B.E / B.Tech) with 5-7 years of proven experience of developing products with strong technical skills to build, test and scale innovations.
  • Experience of working in a manufacturing/production set-up, coordinating with the production team/ vendors on product and component needs.
  • Ability of understanding product requirements by interacting with our internal departments including Sales/ TechOps/ Production.
  • Very comfortable to be in the field, interacting with rural customers and working closely with technical team members.
  • Interdisciplinary bent of mind and acumen to integrate systems and approaches for serving the end user.
  • Engineering acumen to systematically build technical systems, test and measure their performance, and revise designs based on data.
  • Compelling communication & documentation skills to capture and present all stages of product development to stakeholders.
  • Comfortable to build teams/ infrastructure/ capacity from scratch in a start-up environment.


About is a leading social enterprise operating in Latin America, India, and Africa by bringing technology, training and financing to farmers. Headquartered in Mexico City, promotes a world where waste is a resource, and farmers are empowered and productive. We manufacture, sell, install and finance our patented biodigester systems for small and medium scale farmers to convert their waste into economic, health and environmental benefits.

By the end of 2021, our goal is to have installed biodigesters for over 200,000 people in 15 countries where they lack access to clean, renewable and cost-effective energy. is the 2019 Ashden Clean Cooking Awards winner and the 2017 Buckminster Fuller Institute Finalist.

You can be a part of this impact story! 

What it is like to work at

  • Entrepreneurial cultureYour ideas matter. We believe in empowering people to own their projects and be able to take responsibility for them.
  • Passion and purposeWorking at, you will work with a very passionate team that believes strongly in working for the social and environmental impact they want to see.
  • A growing team with growing opportunities: is on its way to double in size in the coming years. This growth will open new roles, new countries and a world of new opportunities! We have a roll-up-your-sleeves culture where we offer new opportunities for our team members’ careers based on their skills, interests and aspirations.
  • Time in the field with the small and medium-scale farmersAt, we are passionate about understanding and serving our customers: small and medium-scale farmers. Working with, we will make sure that regardless of your background, you get to spend time in the field with farmers and genuinely understand their challenges and their everyday concerns.
  • We care about your career progression: We have a strong culture of training and investing in developing our people. As a employee, you’ll have weekly check-ins with your manager, access to training programs, and clear tracking of your performance and career development twice a year. 
  • Work-life balanceAt, we know you’re at your best when you’re rested and healthy. We therefore give you generous holidays options, parental leave, we pay for your health protection and give you options to work remotely when needed and possible.
  • Gender is committed to gender equality in the workplace. Thanks to our Gender policies and efforts women represent 57% of the Global team for example, and 27% of our overall workforce. We have flexible hours and expressing spaces for lactating mothers.


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