Chief of Staff

Los Angeles, California /
Business Operations – Operations & Strategy /
Company

Bedrock Energy is on a mission to transform the heating & cooling of buildings, using geothermal energy to radically reduce costs for people and the environment. We know that the earth underneath our cities holds extraordinary, untapped capacity to accelerate the clean energy transition, and Bedrock is gathering exceptional talent to scale this carbon-free, hyper-efficient, ultra-safe geothermal energy to buildings throughout the world. We seek to work with creative, collaborative, proactive team members who inspire us with their high standards of excellence, integrity, and commitment to our shared mission. We welcome you to join the Bedrock Energy team in empowering one another to innovate together, as we decarbonize buildings everywhere.


Role

As the Chief of Staff at Bedrock Energy, you will directly support the CEO in setting corporate strategy, conducting industry research, managing cross-functional projects, communicating to internal & external stakeholders, tracking strategic performance metrics, securing financing, and identifying & executing on special projects as needed. This is a highly collaborative, generalist role that will interface across R&D, sales, implementations, and operations leaders across the company. You will work directly with Bedrock’s leadership team, board, and commercial partners to deliver on our mission to transform the world of heating & cooling buildings. In doing so, you will help set the early foundation of our organizational culture, business operations, commercial deals, and external reputation, and you will be a strategic thought partner in the formation and deployment of a new clean energy asset class. This role is intended to cover this broad, generalist mandate for ~18 months. After this period, a successful individual will transition into a leadership role launching & owning a functional area of the organization, and will help backfill and train a new Chief of Staff.

Responsibilities

    • Conduct industry research & analysis that helps to define market strategy and inform product strategy.
    • Own the expansion and maintenance of Bedrock’s operating model & budget.
    • Collaborate with company leadership and functional owners to plan, prioritize, unblock, and deliver on business needs, especially those that are cross-functional.
    • Develop, monitor, and flag strategic performance metrics, including OKRs, that help the organization to track and accelerate progress towards its mission.
    • Set up systems & processes for communication and productivity that improve alignment among different functional teams.
    • Proactively identify & execute on special projects that may result in the establishment of a new business function, the launch of a new product area, the entry to a new market geography, or other critical business needs.
    • Support the creation of discussion materials for Board meetings, company-wide all hands meetings, and meetings with key external stakeholders (customers, manufacturing partners, financiers, policy makers, government agencies, and others).
    • Any other responsibilities key to Bedrock Energy’s mission, likely in support of nascent functional areas during the company’s early stage (accounting, human resources, recruiting, marketing and PR, etc).

Qualifications

    • BS/BA in business, economics, or other relevant field; MBA or similar degree is a plus
    • 2+ years of work experience in business strategy & analysis, for example in management consulting, investment banking, strategic finance, or other rigorous generalist environment
    • Experience in or familiarity with engineering disciplines is highly desirable
    • Experience with fast-paced start-up contexts is a plus
    • Experience initiating complex projects across disciplines, managing internal & external stakeholders, and driving to project completion.
    • Highly effective communication skills, including spoken, written, and visual delivery methods, such as preparation & delivery of corporate presentations
    • Proficiency in Office Suite or similar, in particular Excel/Sheets for financial & operational modeling
    • Proven ability to quickly learn new platforms and no-code tools (ex. Airtable, Notion, etc)
    • Passion for the clean energy transition

Qualities

    • Proactivity: You take ownership, offer hypotheses, and hold yourself accountable.
    • Coachability: You welcome & react constructively to feedback and seek new skills with gusto.
    • Excellence: You hold yourself, and your team members, to high standards of performance.
    • Creativity: You enjoy finding resourceful, unconventional, flexible solutions to problems. 
    • Integrity: You take pride in ethical, honest behavior, no matter who is around to see it.
    • Compassion: You remember empathy, respect, and care in your interactions with others.
    • Commitment to Diversity: You actively look to surround yourself & collaborate inclusively with people who are different from you in experience, background, worldview, and resources.
Bedrock Energy is building a strong culture based on our Organizational Values.

In addition, we are committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Bedrock Energy is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status.