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Projects & Engineering Manager (BH-8696)

Blenheim, New Zealand
150,000.00 NZD to 200,000.00 NZD per annum

CarbonScape is a tough-tech start-up company, based in sunny Blenheim, that has developed a novel, patented process for producing biographite anode material for Li-ion batteries. CarbonScape’s unique biographite anode technology is a cost effective solution for an environmentally positive battery material that can be produced almost anywhere.

Such is the potential of CarbonScape, it has recently received a USD18m investment from Finnish-Swedish Corporate Stora Enso Oyj to drive the next stage of its commercialisation and CarbonScape is now growing its team at home and abroad to accelerate its drive towards the decarbonisation of the fast growing lithium ion battery supply chain.

CarbonScape ambition is to scale and commercialise manufacturing facilities to supply battery gigafactories with sustainable biographite anode – reducing the current supply chain’s reliance on traditional graphite anode made from crude oil or from mining.

This Projects & Engineering Manager position is your opportunity to lead a highly motivated team of talented engineers as we scale-up our technology and take it to the world through global expansion.

The job.
As Projects & Engineering Manager you will be responsible for leading the Projects and Engineering Team whilst working closely with the R&D team in New Zealand, and our project delivery team(s) overseas.

In particular, you will:
  • Lead, manage and mentor the team
  • Oversee test work activities with vendors and testing providers
  • Lead project execution in New Zealand, and
  • Manage the delivery of engineering packages by external engineering providers.
The person.
As our Projects & Engineering Manager you will have:
  • A tertiary engineering qualification (preferably Chemical / Process / Mechanical).
  • Proven leadership skills and experience leading a team
  • Engineering experience at a senior level in process or industrial settings
  • Project management experience to a senior level
  • Sound communication skills with proven experience working with engineering contractors, vendors and suppliers
  • CPEng registration, or equivalent (preferred, but not essential)
Ideally you are a high-energy problem solver who is flexible and has a strong motivation to achieve. You are comfortable with the challenges that come with start-up life and you appreciate that the unknown becomes known through creativity, perseverance, and teamwork.

This role is based in New Zealand, but some travel to interface and support the project delivery teams overseas will be required.

Why Apply?
This is a unique opportunity to join an innovative company in the rapidly growing ‘new energy’ battery raw materials space. As a key member of an already motivated, close knit and talented multicultural team, you will be rewarded by working alongside energised colleagues and using your creative and professional skills to the maximum.

A highly competitive remuneration, including ESOP participation, is on offer, alongside the benefits of joining a business that prioritises work-life balance – for example the current 4-day week. Investing in the growth of the team is a priority where ongoing training and development as relevant to the role is available, and you will contribute further towards an already great team culture whilst being able to shape the future direction of this exciting industry.

Apply now.
If you meet the above requirements and want to contribute to the success of this company, we should talk!

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