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Head of Plant Engineering

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 18, 2024

At Antora, we’re on a mission to stop climate change. And we can’t do that unless we tackle the 30% of global emissions that come from industry.

Antora is unlocking zero-emissions industrial energy, cheaper than fossil fuels. Antora’s thermal batteries store energy from renewables as heat for days on end, delivering that stored energy as heat and power at the scale and temperatures that large industrial operations demand. We’re on a path to eliminate gigatons of emissions while strengthening domestic manufacturing, curbing industrial air pollution, and enhancing America’s clean energy leadership.

We are growing our company with people who put team and mission first, value connection through laughter and joy, and build with humility and openness. We are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to a future where every industrial facility, everywhere on earth, is powered by abundant, low-cost, zero-emissions energy.

Position Summary

The Head of Plant Engineering will be responsible for the design of Antora’s balance of plant - a critical system required for successful deployment and operation of Antora’s Thermal Energy Storage technology. This engineering leader will work closely with Antora’s modular thermal energy storage team as well as our external EPC partners from both a fundamental first-principles approach as well at the detailed design level. This position will set the direction and strategy for Antora’s plant engineering efforts which include design, testing, reliability, and cost reduction. This role will report directly to Antora’s Head of Product Development and will be a key decision maker for reducing design and project risk, design freezes, engineering changes, and sourcing with final engineering sign-off responsibility.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a cross-functional engineering team that drives all Antora plant engineering design activities
  • Define which plant engineering, procurement, manufacturing/assembly, and construction activities are conducted internally & externally, offsite & on-site; adjust appropriately over time as Antora grows
  • Drive plant project costs and performance/quality to reach long term Antora targets in support of business growth
  • Standardize plant team engineering tools & processes to achieve consistent quality, cost, and speed to enable efficient design iterations across multiple disciplines
  • Work hand-in-hand with Antora’s projects and thermal energy storage to help ensure that our projects arrive within their desired schedules and total installed cost (TIC).

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors or equivalent in an engineering field (e.g. mechanical, civil, construction management, industrial, process, chemical, etc.) and/or 15+ years’ experience with industrial projects (oil & gas, chemicals, power plants, etc.) of ~$25-100M scale
  • Deep engineering experience in at least one of the following subject areas: process/steam, civil, EE, or construction management.
  • Team management (hiring, goal setting, career growth, performance management, etc)
  • Experience working with EPCs, general contractors, etc.
  • Experience working independently, as well as working in a team-orientated and fast-paced startup-like environment

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Professional Engineer (PE) license
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD (Solidworks, Navisworks), 2D drawings (AutoCAD).

Work Location: Onsite - San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $225,000 USD - $245,000 USD

Salary Basis: Annual

This job posting contains the salary range that Antora Energy believes it would be willing to pay for the posted job. The actual salary offered will be determined within the posted range based on a candidate's experience, credentials, and expertise as they pertain to the requirements of the position.

In addition to a competitive base salary, Antora Energy’s Total Rewards program includes a premium health benefits package with life and disability insurance, a 401K plan, a flexible spending account, industry leading paid time off policy, providing a flexible and inclusive holiday observance, as well as paid volunteer time off.


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