Public Financing and Grants Manager

Los Angeles, CA /
Finance /
Finance a first-of-a-kind facility to unlock hydrogen and carbon removal from Earth's abundant wood waste.

We are creating new technologies that remove carbon from the air and produce hydrogen. We make uniquely integrated gasification plants to sell hydrogen for replacing fossil fuels and carbon for utilization/storage. Our innovation begins with wood waste pretreatment and extends throughout system design. To learn more, visit

As Mote's first Public Financing and Grants Manager, you will draw on your experience executing complex, longterm, multi-disciplinary projects to build and operate Mote's grants and public financing team focused on corresponding with grant-making agencies and winning grants at a high rate. You will be strategic, mapping our internal roadmap to potential funding opportunities and building relationships with key stakeholders at grant-making agencies. When we win grants, you’ll work closely with our engineering teams to build and maintain program schedules, identify roadblocks, and help unblock them yourself. You’ll be extremely organized, detail-oriented, and a superb project manager, but you’ll see the big picture as well.

Roles and Responsibilities

    • Assess funding opportunities at the federal, state and local government levels.
    • Build and maintain a strategic plan that identifies which grants we should pursue when.
    • Inform research, development, and deployment prioritization, bridging the gap between funding opportunities and business and product strategy. 
    • Assist the policy team in building relationships with program managers at grant agencies.
    • Manage reporting and reimbursement processes. 
    • Manage engineering and research programs to execute against our grants. 
    • Build relationships with national labs, universities, and research institutions. 
    • Manage and coordinate the drafting of grant applications in collaboration with key stakeholders both internal and external to Mote.
    • Support slide deck and content creation for both internal and external presentations.
    • Support and guide individuals in crafting grant applications.
    • Contribute to technical writing and inform the direction of grant applications and grant reporting.

Skills and Experience

    • You’ve planned and led technically complex, long term projects.
    • You’ve written, won, and managed multi-million dollar grants in the past, preferably from the DOE, ARPA-e, and California Energy Commission
    • You have experience working with multidisciplinary teams
    • You have experience in multiple work environments (e.g. academia, government, small startups, larger private companies)
    • You’re incredibly detail oriented and can bridge the gap between project management, government relations, and technical communication


    • Compensation commensurate with experience
    • Health, dental, and vision insurance
    • 401(k)
    • Flexible work schedule and vacation time
This position is based in Los Angeles. We support working remotely two days per week and respect personal and family needs. Relocation assistance is available.

Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Mote is committed to bringing together individuals from different backgrounds and perspectives. We strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging, and do great work together. Mote is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals. We recruit, hire and promote into all job levels the most qualified applicants without regard to race, color, creed, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth and related medical conditions), parental status, age, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, transgender status, sexual orientation, marital, family or partnership status, political affiliation or activities, military service, domestic violence victim status, arrest/conviction record, sexual or reproductive health decisions, caregiver status, credit history, immigration status, unemployment status, traits historically associated with race, including but not limited to hair texture and protective hairstyles or any other status protected under applicable federal, state and local laws.

Mote's commitment to providing equal employment opportunities extends to all aspects of employment, including job assignment, compensation, discipline and access to benefits and training.

We respect the laws enforced by the EEOC and are dedicated to going above and beyond in fostering diversity across our company.