Senior Manager, Utility Systems Engineer

Weirton, WV /
Manufacturing Development – Factory Engineering, Design & Construction /
Full Time
/ On-site
Are you ready to rise to the challenge of climate change with the team that will deliver? Form Energy is a U.S. technology and manufacturing company that is developing and commercializing pioneering energy storage technologies to enable the electric grid to run on 100% renewable energy, every day of the year.

Supported by leading investors such as Breakthrough Energy Ventures, ArcelorMittal, TPG Rise, MIT’s The Engine, and others, we share a common belief that low-cost, multi-day energy storage is the key to enable tomorrow’s zero carbon electric grid. Driven by our core values of humanity, excellence, and creativity, we are deeply motivated and inspired to create a better world. We need talented, hardworking individuals who share our goal of tackling the challenge of climate change. Do you want to work with us today to build a better tomorrow? 

Role Description
We are looking for an exceptional engineering leader to grow and lead our Utility Systems factory engineering team. You and your team will be responsible for conceptualizing, engineering and executing on all utility systems for our first-in-kind battery factory and beyond. This is an exciting opportunity to start from a blank slate and use first principles fundamentals to build a strong engineering team, methods and deliver the factory infrastructure needed to achieve the most advanced high volume battery manufacturing in the world.

This opportunity is based out of the Greater Pittsburgh Area. Relocation assistance available.

What You'll Do:

    • Build and lead the factory engineering team consisting of mechanical, electrical, controls, process, plumbing and BIM engineering disciplines.
    • Hire, organize, train, support and lead the Mechanical Process Engineering factory team, as well as manage external engineering consults.
    • Your ambition is to build the strongest engineering team in the company. Set goals, core principles, culture of innovation, procedures and high expectations to enable highest team performance.
    • Responsible for designing and executing on all utility systems needed to build and ramp our battery manufacturing factories, fully integrated to the manufacturing equipment. This includes, but is not limited to: electrical (medium & low voltage distribution, manufacturing equipment, lighting),  mechanical (HVAC, chilled water, compressed air, gasses, process exhaust, heat recovery, waste water and related instrumentation), and  plumbing.
    • Responsible for delivering design packages that meet manufacturing, safety, code, schedule and constructability requirements for permitting and construction.
    • Support the successful execution and commissioning of the factory utility systems. You will be working from the factory site in Weirton, WV.
    • Engineer of Record (EOR) for some projects (if licensed).
    • Build effective relationships to ensure alignment with other leaders and company goals.

What You'll Bring:

    • 10+ years of experience in MEP infrastructure engineering, delivering on complex commercial, large industrial and manufacturing projects; 5+ years leading engineering teams.
    • Experience in industrial utility systems and engineering (Chiller plants, Chemical Plants, Electrical Distribution, HVAC, Gases….), ideally in support of high-volume manufacturing
    • Mechanical, chemical or electrical professional engineer (P.E.) license or the ability to receive it.
    • Experience in EPC environment (Engineering, Procurement & Construction), leading engineering discipline(s), delivering engineering packages to construction, built and commissioned. Construction experience is a strong plus.
    • Experience in the preparation permit drawings and engineering specifications; proficiency to prepare and complete deliverables using REVIT MEP or AutoCAD.
    • Deep knowledge of local and national technical and safety standards and codes.
    • Outstanding organizational, communication, leadership, interpersonal and decision-making abilities.
    • Experience managing conflicting objectives and compressed timelines within complex industrial project execution.
    • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical, chemical, electrical engineering or equivalent.

Besides joining a community of people working to make the world better, Form Energy commits to you equitable compensation, stock options, and offers a generous benefits package to make sure you have the support you need to thrive.

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. 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.