8 Rivers is a clean energy and climate technology company leading the global energy industry towards achieving net zero.

Since 2008, 8 Rivers has been pioneering infrastructure-scale technologies that can drastically reduce or remove CO2 emissions. We’re proud to be a growing, world-class team of engineering and business experts working together to commercialize technologies and deliver projects across multiple sectors, with a focus on oxy-combustion and ultra-low carbon intensity processes. The 8 Rivers technology portfolio includes ultra-low carbon hydrogen production (8RH2), transformative low-carbon power cycles (Allam-Fetvedt Cycle), and hyper-efficient direct air capture (Calcite). With more than $1B in funding raised into our portfolio, we hold more CO2-related patents than any other entity in the world, and we are actively deploying our technology into projects in the US and abroad. Our diversified suite of technologies was developed to help the hardest-to-decarbonize sectors to achieve their net-zero goals by prioritizing the balancing of economics and science. 8 Rivers is speeding the arrival of a net-zero world where clean energy powers human prosperity. 

Apply today if you are interested in contributing to our vision for a cleaner tomorrow, today.


The AFC Solid Fuel process, invented by 8 Rivers, is a revolutionary clean energy solution, advancing power generation by enabling the environmentally friendly use of solid fuels. Leveraging the Allam-Fetvedt Cycle renowned for its zero-emission power generation and carbon capture capabilities, this technology tackles environmental concerns linked with traditional solid fuel usage. Its solid fuel variant broadens its application, offering efficient and eco-friendly solutions for industries reliant on solid fuels for power generation. 

The Role 

As VP of Product Development for AFC-Solid Fuels Technology, you'll spearhead our zero-emissions technology portfolio, supporting clients' needs in achieving net-zero goals. Collaborating closely with the Innovation team, you'll lead the creation of a product family to advance our top-tier net-zero solutions. Essential to this role is seamless coordination across our organization to meet stakeholder expectations. Thriving in a dynamic, innovative setting, you'll leverage strong communication, negotiation, and management skills. 


  • Develop, lead, and manage a multidisciplinary technical team for the delivery of the AFC-SF product from concept thorough deployment, ensuring they are market-leading and maximize value for the company and clients. 
  • Define the product vision, strategy, and business plan based on client requirements and market demand. 
  • Own the product roadmap, ensuring it aligns with the product’s purpose and remains a working document as market trends change. 
  • Collaborate across the business to ensure all aspects of the product meet or exceed the product development timeline. 
  • Conduct continual market research to keep our products competitive and aligned with the company’s strategic success. 
  • Hold responsibility for the product program budget, ensuring robust development stage gates are in place to manage resources, cost, risk, and schedule. 
  • Ensure effective, proactive, and open communication for transparency and clarity of product goals, progress, and issues across the business. 
  • Develop and implement a continuous improvement program, driving improvements in the product family based on market feedback and further innovation. 
  • Promote thought leadership for new ideas, products, or initiatives beneficial to the company and clients. 
  • Develop strategic relationships with key suppliers and industry partners. 
  • Develop solutions to quality issues and implement processes and systems to prevent recurrence. 
  • Travel globally to manage clients or partner relationships, as required. 
  • Provide mentorship, guidance, and professional development opportunities for team members. 

Essential Skillset, Education/Qualification, Certification Attainment  

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering, or related field. 
  • 15+ years of experience in product and/ or technology development or a similar role in an innovation or technology-led organization with progressive leadership experience 
  • 10+ years of experience in product portfolio management.  
  • IGCC power generation experience required, Solids handling, Gasification or Acid Gas Treatment experience will be a plus. 
  • Leadership skills, including the ability to structure work, inspire performance, foster high performance teams, use/share information, lead cross-functional disciplines and facilitate change. 
  • Ability to adapt to changing priorities and market conditions, with a flexible approach to problem-solving and decision-making. 
  • Ability to effectively communicate information to a wide variety of technical and non-technical individuals or groups at all levels of the organization. 
  • Ability to work well with others at all organizational levels, to organize and prioritize, and to participate with cross-functional teams. 
  • Advanced knowledge of product development methodologies, with the ability to handle broad complex and unstructured tasks while maintaining a strategic focus. 
  • Ability to establish product roadmaps, develop and implement strategic goals, and improve business processes and delivery capability. 
  • Understanding of business implications, project interdependencies, and system interfaces. 
  • Able to travel internationally as required. 

Only candidates authorized to work in the US without requiring visa sponsorship will be considered for this position. 

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