Grant Program Manager
Somerville, MA /
Business Development – Policy /
Company Background & Overview
Sublime Systems is a technology company commercializing affordable, ultra low-carbon cement that can be used in virtually any application under existing standards. Sublime's breakthrough process replaces the industry's legacy fossil fuel-fired kilns with an electrochemical system that operates at ambient temperature and eliminates the use of fossil fuel and limestone, resulting in a zero-carbon, low-embodied energy cement. This technology has the potential to drive gigaton-scale reductions in an industry responsible for 8 percent of global emissions. Sublime is backed by mission-aligned investors, including The Engine, Prime Impact Fund, Energy Impact Partners, and Lowercarbon Capital. We are building a diverse and collaborative team of folks who are "amped about cement" (pun intended), who share our values of excellence, creativity, and teamwork, and our motivation to create a better world.
We need your creativity, technical expertise, and communication skills to help us massively scale the production of our ultra-low carbon cement. The core of your work will entail technical writing and documentation in support of patents, grants, loans, and other non-dilutive capital. You’ll play a key role in engaging directly with the marketplace – understanding the requirements of patent gatekeepers, fiscal sponsors, and potential customers. Ultimately, your technical writing will join the world of Sublime Systems to myriad external business parties.
By understanding the scientific underpinnings of our technology and harnessing it in a variety of business-building applications the Grants-Program Manager will work alongside our R&D teams, process engineering teams, and business development teams to produce critical characterizations of our work, demonstrate value to customers and other stakeholders, and differentiate Sublime Systems from our competitors.
Your duties will include managing all of Sublime Systems’ grant efforts--both coordinating ideas and contributions from cross-functional teams, as well as contributing as an individual contributor. This includes complete application package assembly and submission: technical coordination of opportunity requirements; documentation and writing; scoping and budgeting; cost-share projections; and submission.
Knowledge and Skill Requirements
● PhD or Masters in a technical field, preferably materials chemistry, chemical engineering, or materials science and engineering.
● Demonstrated experience distilling and concisely communicating complex technical concepts, with an emphasis on demonstrating value and differentiation from other efforts.
● 2-3 years of previous success in applying, capturing technical grants or other financial assistance from public sector sponsors at the federal, state or local level.
● 2+ years of previous experience in technical writing, preferably with a climate technology client or employer.
● Previous experience working in cement, concrete, construction, or a commodity industry (preferred)
● A willingness to travel to maintain strong relationships with sponsors ( Once per qtr)
● Entrepreneurial-minded and Resourceful: Able to thrive in an unstructured environment where supporting resources may not be readily available and must be identified and set up.
● Entrepreneurial-minded and resourceful: Able to thrive in an unstructured environment where supporting resources may not be readily available and must be identified and implemented.
● Humble/self-aware: easy to work with and able to give and receive feedback constructively and respectfully.
● Accountable: methodically organized, transparently reporting on progress and collaboratively adjusting approach when facing bumps in the road.
● Technical orientation: the ability to thrive in a technical environment and to collaborate closely with scientists and engineers is critical.
Sublime Systems is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Research suggests that qualified people from historically marginalized groups may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role.
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