Vice President of Engineering

Remote / Virtual

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About the company

Our client enables industries to deploy green hydrogen for a sustainable future. The Company's suite of electrochemical products help customers achieve their sustainable energy goals in industrial, transportation, energy projects, and more. They are a green hydrogen company that designs, manufactures, and deploys PEM Electrolyzers. Their standardized, interlocking, and modular Proton Exchange Membrane (PEM) electrolyzers produce pressurized high-purity hydrogen. Individual electrolyzers can be stacked to significantly reduce installation and maintenance costs while enabling unlimited configurations of deployment sizes. Their proprietary electrolyzer stack technology can sustain differential pressure across the membrane without compromise, which enhances cost-effective operation. 

About this role

Our client is in need of a Vice President, Engineering, who will lead current and next-generation product development. This is a newly created position.  

The VP will be responsible for the launch of new product generation, ensuring it is on time for schedule and that it meets reliability and quality standards. In addition, the successful hire will also be responsible for managing a staff of 50-75 employees (8 direct reports) consisting of mechanical, electrical, and systems/controls engineers. This person will also be responsible for hiring and growing the team to a headcount of 100+ over the next few years.  

This is a fantastic opportunity for a proven leader with a background in electrical engineering to develop cutting-edge renewable energy technology with global applications. The Company is focused on utilizing innovative products to enable solutions to many of the world’s conventional problems. 

Strategic Responsibility
  • Develops and implements the strategic direction of the Company’s engineering and product development initiatives. 
  • Leads all global engineering activities including design, development, project management, and product or systems improvements supporting the Company’s sales and manufacturing strategy. 
  • Drives all phases of the engineering product design and development to ensure that current product and future products are delivered in a timely manner to achieve the Company’s product roadmap. 
  • Effectively communicates and coordinates efforts with internal stakeholders as needed to address product design issues with and set appropriate engineering solutions,
  • Maintains engineering budgets, schedules, and coordinates activities with other functional; groups to ensure seamless engineering operations. 
  • Ensures the engineer teams carry out detailed engineering design, analysis, documentation, and design delivery, allowing a timely ramp into volume manufacturing.
  • Establishes, communicates, and implements engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations.
  • Maintains knowledge base of emerging technologies and trends in engineering and development related to green tech and renewable energy sector. 
  • Negotiates cost-effective contracts with suppliers, oversees and insists on high-quality contractor work, and resolves any disputes to ensure prompt delivery of engineering deliverables.
  • Builds strong global engineering teams by coaching and counseling employees, planning, monitoring, and appraising job results.
  • Provides ongoing training and education to the engineering team to ensure its ability to execute on the Company and team goals and objectives.  
Preferred Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Proven experience in product development in hydrogen solutions
  • Ability to travel up to 40% of the time 
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