Full-Time

VP of Engineering

Updated on 4/30/2024

Found Energy

Found Energy

11-50 employees

Rechargeable aluminum fuel-based energy systems

Energy

Senior

Cambridge, MA, USA

Required Skills
Communications
Requirements
  • Deeply motivated to address climate change and its downstream impacts
  • Mechanical Engineering degree (Masters/PhD), Chemical Engineering degree, or similar experience, plus significant industry experience
  • Exceptional organizational, leadership, and communication skills
  • Experience translating technologies from prototypes into commercial-scale systems
  • Willingness and ability to engage with customers on project / product requirements and implementation details
  • Experience with budget forecasting, particularly as it relates to project management
  • Extensive project management experience and expertise in specific methodologies
Responsibilities
  • Oversee current projects demonstrating core technologies in subscale systems
  • Ensure coordination of system subteams, leading on-time completion and delivery of projects in pipeline
  • Optimize processes and, if needed, design of reactors to ensure production and delivery of numerous reactors efficiently
  • Allocate appropriate resources and oversee construction of reactors
  • Coordinate with upper management and customers to ensure technical requirements, safety standards, and various certifications are being met
  • Lead development of commercial-scale power systems, including all support systems
  • Help spin up and commission in-house test facility already in progress
  • Lead the design, integration, testing, and delivery of our next-gen commercial-scale power systems
  • Coordinate with leadership on budgets and resource allocation at various stages of development
  • Coordinate with upper management and customers to ensure technical requirements, safety standards, and required certifications are being met
  • Coordinate between managers and subprojects, as well as the materials development team to ensure best knowledge is being utilized
  • Communicate status, ideas, plans, and challenges with company leadership to find solutions
  • Support commercial team and sales process, including generating materials for and interacting directly with customers
  • Opportunities to travel domestically and internationally
  • Participate in building and growing company culture and values

Found Energy specializes in rechargeable aluminum fuel power systems that generate hydrogen and industrial heat on-site at high energy densities, addressing challenges in renewable energy transmission and storage. Their technology, based on MIT research, enables metallic aluminum to split water, eliminating carbon emissions from heavy industrial applications such as industrial heating and maritime shipping.

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$16.9M

Headquarters

Boston, Massachusetts

Founded

2022

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

60%

1 year growth

128%

2 year growth

700%

Benefits

Health & dental

20 days PTO, 11 holidays, & unlimited sick days

3+ months parental leave

stock options

professional development budget