Manager, Mechanical Engineering

Alameda, CA, United States
7 months ago
Full time role


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Job Description

About Rondo

Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years.

To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying low-cost, zero-carbon Rondo Heat Batteries to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy and to significantly decarbonize industrial processes that are commonly thought of as "difficult-to-decarbonize". The Heat Batteries are charged from intermittent renewables to provide high temperature, continuous heat for customers safely, reliably, at an unprecedented 98% efficiency, and at a cost point that is lower than any other method.

Rondo has an immediate opening for a Manager, Mechanical Engineering to lead the design of the Rondo Heat Battery.  

About the Manager, Mechanical Engineering position

This position will lead a team that works closely with an internal team to develop product designs that meet performance, cost, and schedule specifications and design for manufacturability. They will oversee mechanical design and analysis and participate in the design and component/system specifications of components.

Key responsibilities of this role include but are not limited to:

  • Own, lead and direct a set of mechanical engineering projects and people. Areas of specialization may include one or more high-temperature structure design, insulation, fluid handling, tooling development and analysis and simulations.
  • Be hands-on to deliver projects as needed, including designing components and systems, supporting the build of prototypes, components and systems, or other tasks.
  • Convert product requirements into technical specifications, and develop conceptual and detailed designs along with necessary risk assessments.
  • Lead or perform engineering analysis, prototyping and/or testing required to achieve roust and cost-effective solutions for the technology.
  • Lead and manage a variety of projects and personnel concurrently within timelines and budgets.
  • Participate in recruiting and hiring engineering talent.
  • Support the development of manufacturing processes and procedures
  • Develop specifications, working drawings, instructions and other related documents
  • Lead technical discussions and design review meetings
  • Collaborate with other disciplines to develop globally optimized solutions.
  • Report status and progress through written and oral means to management


  • Have 5+ years hands-on design engineering experience preferably from multiple industries and technologies
  • Have 2+ years of management experience
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Have a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related area.
  • Demonstrate creativity and out-of-the-box thinking through a proven track record of innovation and/or patent portfolio
  • Have subject expertise in various mechanical engineering disciplines, specialized training or experience with high temperature materials is a plus
    Have fluency in Solidworks.
  • Able to work in a team environment
  • Experience designing, operating and/or troubleshooting systems and materials such as refractories, ceramics and insulation, operating at high temperatures, thermal cycling and/or under high thermal stresses is a plus

The position will be based in the San Francisco Bay, California, with the potential for partial remote work.

Benefit Offerings

  • Medical, 100% of premium covered for employee and immediate family
  • Dental, 75% of premium covered
  • Vision, 75% of premium covered
  • Life Insurance and ADD, 100% of premium covered
  • 11 paid holidays per year
  • Flexible time off policy
  • 401(k) plan with company match

The headquarters is close to the Oakland airport, one block from the bay, has stunning views and on top of that, shares a location with Semifreddi’s Bakery & Peet’s Coffee!

Rondo's benefits are competitive, the location is ideal, and the opportunity to solve one of the greatest problems of modern industrialization makes working at Rondo a significant career move.

The role may require travel up to 30%.

Rondo provides equal employment opportunities (EEO).

    Rondo Energy's mission is to eliminate 15% of global CO2 emissions in 15 years. To accomplish this mission, Rondo is deploying ...

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