Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Sr. Project Engineer

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, November 11, 2023

Backed by Bill Gates’ Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Chris Sacca’s Lowercarbon Capital, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into a reliable, on-demand source of zero-carbon heat and power to enable deep decarbonization of industry and the electric grid. Propelled by a world-class team that includes leaders in their fields, Antora will eliminate gigatons of emissions while increasing U.S. energy security, reducing our dependence on global supply chains, supporting well-paying jobs, and protecting marginalized communities from industrial pollution.

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. Our people are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to continue building a diverse, passionate, and creative team dedicated to providing clean, reliable, and affordable energy to everyone on earth. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change. Join one of the world’s most transformative climate tech companies. We’re ready to decarbonize the global economy. Are you?

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Position Summary

We are seeking a self-driven and passionate individual to join our engineering and project execution team to deliver zero-carbon industrial heat and power with our novel solid state thermal battery. We are a tight-knit team that loves what we do and we strive to have an impact, working with humility and openness while building lifelong relationships along the way.

As a Project Engineer, you will work on the balance-of-plant (BOP) systems for Antora Energy’s thermal energy storage projects across test and commercial sites. You will be a key technical member of a cross-functional and rapidly growing organization as we deploy our first commercial scale projects.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Coordinate engineering resources, internal and external, to design, construct, commission, and troubleshoot the balance-of-plant system.
  • Ensure project technical documentation (PFD’s, P&IDs, SLDs, Cause & Effect, etc) are aligned across Antora engineering and external parties; including change management, RFIs, and final as-built drawings.
  • Review discipline design deliverables (Mechanical, Structural, Electrical) to confirm design requirements are met and facilitate successful field implementation.
  • Review or create construction work plans and submittal packages. Support Site Manager, or lead planning and execution of field activities.
  • Support the Supply Chain and Procurement teams by writing technical specifications, reviewing quotes, and evaluating vendor technical capabilities.
  • Collaborate with the Project Manager on project cost, schedule, and risks.
  • Monitor design & quality compliance throughout and after the project.

Key Qualifications

  • Bachelors or equivalent in an engineering field (e.g. civil, construction management, industrial, process, chemical, etc.) and/or 5+ years’ experience in industrial project engineering (oil & gas, chemicals, power plants, etc.).
  • Have worked for, or with, EPC teams.
  • Proficient in reading and interpreting construction plans and specifications.
  • Experience working independently, as well as working in a team-orientated and fast-paced startup-like environment.

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Experience commissioning of process plants or other industrial facilities.
  • Proficient in using construction estimating practices, software and tools (ACCE, ICARUS).
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD (Solidworks, Navisworks), 2D drawings (AutoCAD).
  • Have a PE in a related discipline.
  • Technical writing: equipment specifications and technical reports.
  • Vendor and client relations.
  • Managing contractors.

Salary Range: $120,000 USD - $135,000 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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