At Aircapture we’re creating and scaling a circular carbon economy to solve what we believe to be our lifetime's most pressing challenge: the climate crisis. We supply commercial and industrial customers with clean CO2 captured from our atmosphere to radically improve the environment, our economy, and our lives. We value building a team of people who represent diverse backgrounds--be it thought, education, gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation--to reach our goals. Thank you for considering us.

As the VP of Engineering at Aircapture you will oversee our Product Development, R&D and Process Engineering functions, including the planning and design of our novel direct air capture “DAC'' systems. This position’s location is onsite in our development and production facility in Berkeley, California. You will work collaboratively with internal and external stakeholders to develop and implement strategies for the continued growth and success of Aircapture's engineering department, to delight our customers, and to ensure compliance with relevant regulations and industry standards. 

Salary: $220,000-265,000 per year

What You’ll Do Here

  • Lead and champion the entire product engineering lifecycle: specifications, design, development, testing and sustaining of our DAC technology and related balance-of-plant systems
  • Lead and grow a best-in-class Engineering team by embodying excellence and nurturing performance and development from your team members while setting standards for quality, testing and documentation
  • Implement the appropriate level of engineering process, rigor, and cross functional review within the organization. Proven track record of implementing Design for six sigma, Design for manufacturing, and Design for reliability
  • Develop technology R&D roadmaps that align with corporate strategy
  • Prioritize and deliver all projects on time, meeting internal & customer requirements including cost, performance, quality and reliability targets
  • Guide technical decision making, taking a hands-on approach to understanding technical and design issues whenever necessary
  • Maintain a product/solution roadmap and development schedule that can be shared with process partners alike
  • Review work and projects for technical accuracy while driving defined engineering processes and identifying opportunities to improve processes for efficiency and effectiveness gains
  • Facilitate communication among clients/customers and engineers, ensuring specifications, budgets, and deadlines are clearly communicated and understood
  • Travel approximately 15% of the time

Your Skills and Abilities Include

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical Engineering or similar field, with 15+ years of experience in a related manufacturing industry. A graduate degree in a similar discipline is a plus
  • 8+ years of successful Engineering Management and team leadership experience in a relevant industry--you are strong technically and as a people manager
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • A track record of recruiting exceptional talent and managing, mentoring and motivating highly performing teams
  • Ability to organize, motivate and lead diverse, multidisciplinary engineering teams in a quickly growing and agile/flexible corporate environment
  • Adept at prioritizing and managing a large number of diverse projects while constantly communicating results and maintaining alignment with the Leadership team
  • Fostering an environment of inclusion and belonging where all employees feel valued, where differences are embraced and where everyone feels empowered to bring their full, authentic self to work

This position requires physical activities including climbing stairs or ladders, stooping, crouching to work on equipment, operating machinery and lifting and carrying loads of 40 lbs or more.

Aircapture strives to create a safe, inclusive, equitable and diverse workplace. Every teammate adds to who we are, diversifying our ideas, experiences and viewpoints and makes us stronger. We hope you feel welcome here.

Attention recruiters and staffing agencies: We are currently managing our recruitment process independently and are not seeking assistance from external agencies for this position. Please refrain from contacting our organization regarding this job posting. We will not respond to unsolicited inquiries. Thank you for your cooperation.

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