About the Role
As a member of CREW’s management team, the Head of Engineering will build out and lead CREW’s engineering team. This will include recruiting in-house engineers with chemical, mechanical, automation, and sensor experience and engaging and managing external firms. The Head of Engineering will work directly with the CEO and management team to assess and execute CREW’s current and future deployments. As lead of the engineering team, this individual will oversee research and development from initial modeling, design, and prototyping to manufacturing, installation, and operation. As such, the ideal candidate will have experience designing, building, and testing multiphase reactor systems; interfacing with sophisticated engineering teams, manufacturers, and vendors; and taking physical technology from theory to deployment at first-of-a-kind and beyond.
Oversee the design, build, installation, operation, and upgrading of carbon capture reactor systems at scale
Work across the lab- and deployment-scales to develop models that inform system design and optimization, and build and test design modifications
Oversee commissioning of field-deployed reactor systems, including coordinating with external engineering firms
Direct the modeling and design of multicomponent reaction systems, including solid-liquid, gas-liquid, and solid-gas reactions
Lead process development and equipment sizing
Assess construction materials for system components exposed to corrosive and hazardous liquids, solids, and for gasses that may be pressurized (1-10 bar)
Engage, direct, and manage vendors and manufacturers, including purchasing and evaluating contracts for services and hardware
Drive recruiting and build engineering team
Collaborate with the science team and perform technical communications, including internal and external facing presentations and reports
BS/MS in Process, Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering (or similar field)
6-8+ years of work experience in engineering or early-stage technologies
Management experience building and leading an engineering team
Strong ability to translate theoretical design, calculations, and lab-scaled experimental data into real world processes and equipment
Experience identifying, contracting, and managing third parties such as EPC firms in complex engineering projects surrounding technology, hardware, infrastructure, and/or design
Familiarity with sensor and monitoring systems and automation controls
Strong understanding of physics, chemistry, and engineering concepts, including fluid mechanics, thermodynamics, and chemical kinetics
Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to be part of a high-performing team
Ideal candidate has a startup mindset where adaptability, creativity, agility, and execution are key
Ability to be self motivated and directed
Strong desire to fight climate change
Master's or PhD degree in Process, Mechanical, Chemical, or Environmental Engineering
Experience with data analysis or computer modeling tools such as in Python, R, Matlab, or Excel
Skilled in process simulation and reactive transport software such as Aspen, CHEMCAD, ANSYS Fluent, COMSOL
Familiarity with designing, building, and/or operating equipment in the water treatment, chemicals, pharmaceutical, energy, or similar fields
Experience working in a startup with a significant hardware component
Experience in infrastructure projects, including experience with permitting
While we are looking for someone with these skills, you do not need to have all the listed qualifications to be a great addition to our team. Please reach out if you have many of the listed qualifications, are eager to learn new skills and be involved in the climate tech space, and have solid design, engineering, and problem-solving skills.
The annual salary range for this position is competitive and will depend on many factors including experience, education, and expertise. We offer a competitive benefits package with insurance, vacation, retirement, and equity options.
About the Company
CREW is a distributed and flexible carbon dioxide removal technology that utilizes containerized enhanced weathering in engineered systems for permanent, low-cost, and verifiable storage. By accelerating the well-established, natural weathering process that removes CO2, CREW leverages these reactions in a variety of settings on our path to gigatons of carbon sequestration.
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