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Manager, Engineering

Somerville, MA
17 days ago
Full time role

Company

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

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Job Description

Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing cost-effective multi-day energy storage systems to enable the global electricity system to run on 100% low-cost renewable energy, every day of the year. Driven by Form’s core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, our team is deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We seek to transform the energy landscape and do our part in making the world better for all. We are supported by leading investors who share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage will be a key enabler of tomorrow’s zero carbon electric system.
Role DescriptionAs the Engineering Manager of the Mechanical Engineering R&D team, you will lead a growing and highly collaborative group responsible for meeting the design and development needs of the entire Cell Development team and adjacent teams.
Members of the R&D Engineering team are a multidisciplinary group of mechanical and electromechanical engineers that scope, design, fabricate, prototype, instrument, and analyze hardware with teams developing Form's fundamental technology. In addition, this role will facilitate gathering engineering support requests across Cell Development teams, execution of deliverables, and communication of this process internally and externally.
The ideal candidate will be experienced in hardware product development processes and drive best practices throughout, from requirements generation to design standards and product validation. Additionally, the ideal candidate will have prior experience managing direct reports, growing a well-rounded engineering team, and conducting performance reviews. We're looking for an empathetic manager who wants to develop a team, drive technology development, and lead the hands-on design and prototyping work.

What You'll Do:

  • Manage and grow a world-class, multidisciplinary engineering team that delivers on critical objectives advancing Form Energy's cell development efforts, including electrode and electrolyte development, component integration, and performance optimization
  • Partner with colleagues across Form Energy to determine and drive technology development priorities
  • Drive technology development processes, guiding and mentoring engineers from concept through delivery
  • Lead best practice development, from design processes through engineering tool selection and industry standards application
  • Foster the development of Form's engineers through live coaching, technical training, review processes, and informal support

What You'll Bring:

  • Passion for our mission, sustainability, and climate change
  • Bachelor's (Master's preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline
  • 5+ years of experience developing mechanical 
  • Hardware multidisciplinary engineering experience preferred
  • 2+ years of experience managing direct reports
  • Strong technical communication skills, from internal coordination to external alignment
  • A pragmatic, creative and proactive approach to problem-solving, adaptability, and ability to lead, manage, and work hands-on 
  • Experience in quick-turn startup environments is a plus
  • Preferred to have a background in the engineering design of batteries, fuel cells, or electrolysis, their subscale test devices, or other relevant fields

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Form Energy is committed to equitable compensation and we offer a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need. We cover 100% of employee premiums and 80% of dependent premiums for medical, dental, and vision insurance for full time employees. We offer a flexible Paid Time Off program and every employee, regardless of gender identity or expression, is eligible for 12 weeks of paid parental bonding leave. We offer a 401k and all employees are granted stock options. A full listing of our benefits is available on our careers page
At Form Energy, we are working toward a 100% renewable energy future for everyone in the world. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all our employees and are seeking to build a team that reflects the diversity of the people we hope to serve with our revolutionary products. Form Energy is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Form Energy

Somerville, MA, USA

We are developing a new class of cost-effective, multi-day energy storage systems that will enable a reliable and fully-renewable electric ...

View Company Profile