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Head of Projects

Antora Energy

Antora Energy

San Jose, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 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 Projects will be responsible for successfully deploying Antora’s Thermal Energy Storage technology to decarbonize heavy industry. Starting with development of accurate cost and schedule estimates, the Head of Projects will build a team that will manage execution of concurrent $50-250M projects across the United States through Engineering, Procurement, Construction, Commissioning, and Commercial Operating Date. They will work closely with Antora’s commercial and finance team during the project development phase through Final Investment Decision and Notice to Proceed, and with Antora’s Engineering, Manufacturing, and Procurement teams in all phases of their work. They will also represent Antora to customers and EPC contractors. The Head of Projects will be accountable for project execution including cost, schedule, and build quality.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Build a high performing team and establish a set of tools and business processes to facilitate efficient execution of all aspects of the role.
  • Present to internal and external executive teams, driving alignment towards top-level project objectives and company objectives.
  • Ensure all projects are executed safely, in compliance with all applicable regulations and to Antora’s standards for environmental stewardship.
  • Support the commercial team in efficiently bringing projects to FID/NTP by providing quick turn on project cost and schedule estimates in conjunction with our EPC partners.
  • Develop creative solutions to reduce cost and shorten schedules.
  • Work with customers and partners to develop detailed plans for project siting, permitting, and plant interfaces, and secure rights of way for electrical lines and pipelines.
  • Manage project planning and engineering including development of all Issued for Construction packages for all disciplines.
  • Manage construction of projects, tracking costs, execution vs. schedule, and construction quality through to successful substantial completion at budget, on time, and meeting performance metrics.
  • Partner with Antora’s EH&S team to ensure the highest standard of safety throughout project execution.
  • Drive contracts and execution with external partners (EPCs) to help ensure project success.
  • Innovate product and project design, construction, and commissioning processes and other aspects to continuously reduce cost and project duration.

Key Qualifications

  • BS in an engineering discipline
  • Prior experience as accountable person for project execution on multiple industrial projects valued at >$50M
  • Prior relevant experience directly managing a team

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Masters Degree in Engineering, Operations, or Business Administration
  • Professional Engineer certification
  • Significant experience with renewable and first-of-a-kind (FOAK) or near-FOAK projects
  • Prior experience managing multiple project managers on simultaneous projects valued at >$50M each.

Work Location: Onsite - San Jose, CA

Salary Range: $183,000 USD - $260,000 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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