Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Senior Environmental Engineer

Form Energy

Form Energy

Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow?

Role Description

We are looking for a Senior Environmental Engineer to further develop and manage the daily functions of the Form Energy Environmental program at our Eighty Four, PA and Weirton, WV facilities as well as supporting our CA/MA locations as needed. You will be responsible for working with our WV/PA EHS Site Lead, across both sites, to ensure our team is operating with best environmental practices. A self-starter, you will proactively mitigate new hazards and roll up your sleeves to quickly respond to critical situations in the most effective and efficient manner. Taking a collaborative approach, you’ll work closely with all teams to provide a great place to work. This is an exciting opportunity to shape and be part of the growth of a fast-moving technology start-up with breakthrough technology and an incredible mission!

This opportunity is based out of Form Energy's locations in the Greater Pittsburgh region. Relocation assistance is available.

What You'll Do:

  • Provide oversight and direction for day-to-day compliance/ management with applicable air, wastewater, water and storm water permits, plans, regulations

  • Interpret environmental laws and permit requirements, stay abreast of the changing regulatory landscape and analyze the various options for complying with new regulations and permit requirements

  • Coordinate the reporting and record keeping activities for facility’s permits and other environmental regulatory reporting requirements and corporate sustainability data tracking requirements

  • Maintain detailed records and prepare related reports and studies for submission to regulatory agencies

  • Develop and implement environmental compliance programs to ensure environment regulatory obligations are fulfilled in a cost-effective manner and that environmental risks are effectively managed

  • Build strong working relationships in order to support the adherence to environmental initiatives

  • Oversee the development of findings, recommendations, and corrective actions to mitigate environmental hazards across various environmental media, including but not limited to, air emissions, water pollution control, hazardous materials management.

  • Perform technical analysis of process data as related to air and water emissions

  • Apply for original permits and maintains a schedule for renewals, reporting, and provisions of all required environmentally related permits

  • Develop, implement, and coordinate emergency response to release
    events as necessary

  • Develop and delivers environmental compliance-related training sessions

  • Perform other duties as assigned

What You'll Bring:

  • 10+ years experience in Environmental roles supporting pilot manufacturing R&D, Manufacturing or Engineering functions. 5+ years direct experience with Title V air emissions.

  • Bachelors of Science in related field; Environmental, Engineering, etc

  • Expert working knowledge of federal, state, and local regulations with regard to Air Quality, Wastewater, Storm Water, Solid and Hazardous Waste Management

  • Strong computer skills including data management and presentation and experience in MS Office Suite and Google docs

  • Data analysis and problem-solving skills that uncover contributors to environmental compliance-related incidents and development of solutions to address those risks

  • Direct experience with navigating regulatory requirements as they relate to Large Quantity Generator status, satellite and 90-day accumulation areas, and disposal of wastes

  • The following certifications are preferred: HAZWOPER certification, RCRA/Title 22 training, DOT/IATA, CHMM

  • Advanced degree in Environmental or Engineering preferred



Humanity is a cornerstone of Form Energy’s culture, and we make sure our compensation and benefits reflect that. Form Energy offers competitive salaries, stock options, and a holistic benefits package to ensure all employees have what they need to thrive while working here.

When it comes to you and your family’s health, we cover 100% of medical, dental, and vision premiums for full-time employees - and 80% of healthcare premiums for dependents. This starts from day one. We also offer at least 12 weeks of paid leave for new parents (up to 20 weeks for birthing parents), and generous vacation policies to give employees time to recharge when needed.

To build a clean and equitable energy future, we need everyone at the table. We strive to form a team as diverse as the communities we will serve with our technology, and are committed to maintaining an inclusive environment for all employees. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, and encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply to our open jobs.