Engineering Project Manager

Sunnyvale, CA
3 months ago
Full time role


Antora Energy

1244 Reamwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable ...

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Job Description

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable energy for industrial processes.

Antora Energy's thermal energy storage soaks up excess solar and wind electricity and uses it to heat blocks of carbon so they glow like inside a toaster (but very bright!). This thermal energy is then delivered to customers as electricity or industrial process heat up to 1500°C, on demand. In short, Antora Energy turns sunshine and wind into 24/7 heat and power, cheaper than fossil fuels.

Our future hinges on heavy industry. Antora Energy’s technology eliminates the need to burn fossil fuels for industrial heat and power, the biggest source of greenhouse gasses on earth.

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 a high-growth start-up backed by industry-leading investors in our category. People join our team to do the most fulfilling and impactful work of their lives on climate change.

Position Summary

Manage the internal & external technical teams to design, develop, install, and commission our solid-state thermal battery pilot systems.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Drive the development and execution of Antora Energy’s pilot systems at customer sites
  • Define plans, schedules, resources, and budgets for large, complex engineering programs and projects
  • Identify, communicate, and resolve conflicts, inter-dependencies, and critical path blockers quickly and efficiently
  • Manage development and prototype engineering builds
  • Ensure inter-team coordination and communication, including external engineering firms, vendors, and suppliers
  • Execute detailed project tracking and documentation, including presenting regular updates to internal and external leaders
  • Be one of the technical interfaces for existing and future grants and contracts supporting pilot projects
  • Travel to pilot site locations to support system commissioning

Key Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience managing the deployment of large energy systems in the field (e.g. solar power plants, energy storage, wind farms)
    • Experience with EPC selection and management, permitting, regulatory compliance, project footprint, site survey and prep, budgeting, project schedule development and execution, risk table and mitigation strategies, procurement plan, construction, stakeholder engagement and reporting, etc.
  • Bachelors in an engineering or technical field, or equivalent
  • Empathy, sensitivity, and ability to effectively interact with a broad and diverse range of colleagues
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Additional Qualifications Desired

  • Deep technical and engineering experience in energy hardware (e.g. power plants, storage, inverters, transformers, etc.)
  • Experience with high-temperature thermal systems and/or energy/power systems

We encourage you to apply even if your experiences and qualifications deviate somewhat from this list.

Location and hours: Antora’s operations are currently highly distributed, especially so given the current situation with COVID-19. While our core team is concentrated in the San Francisco Bay Area, many team members are currently working from home depending on their job functions, and we partner with contractors and suppliers across the US. Our headquarters is located in Sunnyvale, CA. For this role, on-site work 2-3 days a week will be required and flexibility in schedule can be accommodated.


  • A competitive salary
  • Stock options
  • A premium benefits package, including:
    • 100% employer premium coverage for Anthem PPO Gold health plan
    • Option for Anthem PPO Platinum health plan, with employer premium coverage up to Gold level
    • Vision and dental coverage
    • Life insurance
    • 50% health insurance premium coverage for dependents
    • Flexible spending account for health care and dependent care
    • 401(K) plan
    • Industry-leading paid time off policy, including flexible and inclusive holiday observance
    • Additional volunteer time off
    • Dedicated benefits manager to help employees navigate insurance and our broader benefits
  • A flexible schedule and a work culture that is supportive of the differing constraints we all have on our time 
  • A team of kind, energetic, and passionate people that values and supports people from all different backgrounds
  • Company-supported career development opportunities
  • The opportunity to be a leader in a rapidly-growing organization
  • A supportive, respectful, and creative environment
  • The opportunity to work in an environment in which your everyday actions have the potential for enormous impact in clean energy and climate

About Antora Energy

Antora Energy is a rapidly-growing startup on a mission to decarbonize our energy system by commercializing a new class of ultra-low-cost energy storage. Antora's modular thermal battery technology is charged by electricity, and can discharge both electricity and process heat up to 1500°C. With costs 20x lower than existing storage products, Antora's thermal battery solution reduces customer energy costs while increasing resiliency and slashing total heat and electricity emissions. This breakthrough solution is uniquely positioned to provide zero-carbon heat and electricity at prices below fossil fuels, and ultimately enable deep decarbonization across both the industrial sector and the electric power sector.

Our team consists of leading technology experts and entrepreneurs with deep experience building and scaling new technologies for decarbonization. We are backed by the world’s leading venture capital firms, as well as the US Department of Energy, National Science Foundation, and California Energy Commission. Antora Energy was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California. 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.

Antora Energy

1244 Reamwood Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA, USA

Antora Energy is electrifying heavy industry with zero-carbon heat and power. We make it possible and profitable to fully rely on renewable ...

View Company Profile