Posted on: November 20, 2023
Giving everyone in the world access to clean, reliable, affordable
energy will require substantial expansion of global electricity
transmission networks. VEIR is developing a new generation of High
Temperature Superconductor (HTS)-based transmission lines, enabling
long distance, reliable, low loss, cost-effective power transfer in
far smaller right-of-ways. VEIR's innovations overcome the main
barriers to transmission expansion, enabling the world to access
the very lowest cost renewable power. THE ROLE:
As the VP of Engineering at VEIR, you will play a pivotal
leadership role in driving the company's engineering initiatives
and ensuring the successful development and deployment of its
HTS-based transmission lines. Reporting directly to the CEO, you
will be responsible for overseeing and managing the LN (Liquid
Nitrogen) Infrastructure, Heat Transfer, and Superconducting
- A proven leader: You are a dynamic motivator and technical
leader with a proven track record of solid leadership and
management experience, capable of overseeing and motivating a
substantial technical team to achieve multiple objectives and goals
- A strong communicator: You keep others informed as we work, to
enable collaboration and prioritization. You are skilled at
communicating with the team, whether it be digital or verbal.
- A capable collaborator: You understand that we can accomplish
more as a team than as an individual. Working by yourself is
essential, and the ability to help the group achieve its objectives
- Safety-focused: You exemplify the best in our industry in
visible safety leadership.
- Improving the process. You question the standard dogma of our
industry and believe that with some exploration, we may find better
ways of doing things.
- Curious by nature: You want to understand why things work and
how certain decisions were made.
- Hands-on by nature: You love to work with your hands doing
projects-people often call you a tinkerer. Whether there is dirt
literally under your fingernails or figuratively, you love to
tackle projects.You Will
- Develop and execute a comprehensive engineering strategy
aligned with VEIR's overall business objectives, ensuring efficient
utilization of resources and effective collaboration between
different engineering teams.
- Provide strong technical leadership and guidance to the LN
Infrastructure, Heat Transfer, and Superconducting Systems
departments, fostering a culture of innovation, excellence, and
- Recruit, mentor, and manage a high-performing engineering team,
promoting a collaborative and inclusive work environment. Set clear
goals and expectations, provide regular feedback and performance
evaluations, and support the professional growth of team
- Oversee the planning, execution, and timely delivery of
engineering projects, ensuring adherence to quality standards,
cost-effectiveness, and regulatory compliance.
- Collaborate closely with other functional departments,
including Research and Development, Manufacturing, and Business
Development, to drive cross-functional alignment and ensure
seamless integration of engineering efforts.
- Stay abreast of the latest advancements in HTS technology and
related fields, evaluate their potential application in VEIR's
products, and drive the development of new technologies and
methodologies to enhance product performance and
- Identify and mitigate engineering risks and challenges,
proactively addressing any issues that may impact project
timelines, quality, or cost.Basic Qualifications
- Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical
Engineering, or a related field is required.
- Minimum 10 years of progressive experience in engineering
roles, and at least 5 years of experience in a senior leadership
position overseeing complex engineering projects and teams.
- Strong technical knowledge and understanding of
high-temperature superconductors, power transmission systems, heat
transfer, cryogenics, process equipment, or related engineering
- Proven track record of successfully leading and managing
multidisciplinary engineering teams, driving high-performance
cultures, delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
demonstrated by the ability to develop and execute engineering
strategies that align with business objectives and drive
innovation, efficiency, and market competitiveness.
- Proficiency in project management methodologies and tools, with
a strong ability to plan, execute, and monitor engineering
projects, ensuring on-time delivery and compliance with quality
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the
ability to effectively communicate complex technical concepts to
both technical, non-technical, executive and board member
- Strong collaboration and relationship-building skills to foster
cross-functional teamwork and alignment.
- Passion for working in a startup environment with a high level
of comfort navigating ambiguity, adapting to change, and taking
- Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed to
support engineering projects and business development
- Experience in the power transmission industry or related fields
is highly desirable.
- A Master's degree or Ph.D. in a relevant discipline is
- Familiarity with relevant industry regulations, standards, and
compliance requirements related to power transmission systems and
- Don't worry if you don't check 100% of these boxes... We want
to meet sharp, talented individuals like you!EQUAL OPPORTUNITY:
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our
company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion,
color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital
status, veteran status, disability, and any other protected ground
of discrimination under applicable human rights legislation. We
strive to respect the dignity and independence of people with
disabilities and are committed to giving them the same opportunity
to succeed as all other employees.
To all recruitment agencies: VEIR does not accept agency resumes.
Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, VEIR employees, or
any other organization location. VEIR is not responsible for any
fees related to unsolicited resumes.
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