Lower Carbon Capital
Lower Carbon Capital

Head of Project development



Houston, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, April 1, 2024
About Dioxycle
Dioxycle is pioneering breakthrough carbon utilization technologies that convert industrial emissions into sustainable chemicals with unprecedented energy and cost efficiency, starting with ethylene, the world's most used petrochemical. By displacing fossil fuels for the production of key chemicals, Dioxycle has the potential to ultimately reduce over 800 million tons of CO2 per year, representing ~2% of the world's emissions.
Our team is innovating across chemical, mechanical and system engineering to turn carbon transformation into an economically feasible, industrial reality by developing a completely novel technological approach. Having completed our medium-scale Proof-of-Concept, we are now working towards our first-of-its-kind industrial-scale electrolyzer and are assembling key partnerships for future commercial roll-out.
We are supported by world-class funders including Lowercarbon Capital, Breakthrough Energy Ventures and Gigascale Capital and have raised $26m to date. We operate from two centers in Paris and California (so whether you are passionate about outdoors or good food/art scenes, we have a location for you to join!)
Your Mission
Dioxycle is seeking a highly talented and driven Head of Project development to join our team at this pivotal phase of transition from in-house prototyping to commercial demonstration and roll-out. Partnering with the CEO and finance team, you will spearhead the project development efforts and work across a wide range of missions project prioritization, site selection and commercial deployment planning. In this capacity, your responsibilities will center around:
Project leadership:
Spearhead the development of new industrial projects from identification of sites/partners, initial feasibility studies to detailed project planning in line with the commercialization strategy.
Collaborative Stakeholder Engagement & partnerships:
Collaborate with internal teams, and in particular the finance function to support the project finance strategy
Engage with external stakeholders including customers, regulatory bodies, and community groups, to ensure projects meet industry standards, customer expectations, and community needs.
Build partnerships and negotiate agreements with key suppliers including power providers (PPAs, off-take agreements,...)
Risk Management and Execution Oversight:
Employ robust risk management strategies and quality assurance measures to mitigate challenges, overseeing project execution to guarantee delivery within scope, time, and budget constraints.
Effective Communication and Reporting:
Deliver clear, concise updates to all stakeholders, emphasizing project milestones, sustainability achievements, and strategic insights for ongoing improvement.
We seek a Head of Project development who is dedicated to advancing our mission and possesses the skills outlined below. Candidates with a minimum of ten years of relevant experience are encouraged to apply. We are seeking a candidate who is based in, or open to relocating, to Houston or the Bay Area, or, as a second preference, Paris.

Abilities and expertise we are looking for

  • Best-in-class problem-solving /logical reasoning ability
  • Ability to engage all stakeholders to support large-scale industrial projects
  • 10+ years experience overall including:
  • Extensive experience in infrastructure/industrial project development in power generation or oil & gas
  • Experience in one of: chemicals, carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) or electrolysis, is a PLUS
  • Experience with complex project finance transactions
  • Deep understanding of the relevant environmental regulations and industry requirements (NEPA, permitting)
  • Engineering background

Mindset we are looking for

  • Commitment to the mission and ambition
  • Innovative spirit
  • Determination to deliver on the mission you own, whatever it takes
  • Irreproachable work ethic
  • Anticipation capabilities
  • Radical open-mindedness: no ego. Ideas first

What we have to offer

  • Impact: We are building a product unique in the world with the potential to radically transform a century-old chemical process to slash emissions at the gigaton scale.
  • Unique journey: We are an early-stage company with a world-class team, offering second-to-none career growth opportunities.
  • People-first: We are no-ego doers focused on self-improving while helping each other grow.
  • International team: We are a uniquely international team with >10 nationalities
  • Top of market compensation packages including
  • Competitive salary, generous Employee Stock Ownership plans, 401(k)
  • Health Insurance: Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Ergonomic work stations & state-of-the-art equipment
  • Emphasis on training opportunities
  • Fun: We constantly strive to cultivate a great work atmosphere and organize regular team events.

Our process

  • A shortlist of candidates will be contacted.
  • 2 initial 40-min online fit interviews with Dioxycle's team members to discuss Dioxycle mission, get to know you, understand your expectations, and answer your questions
  • A 90-min online workshop including a presentation of your career, skillset, followed by questions, case studies with our team
  • A final on-site series of interview and opportunity to meet the team
  • A series of reference calls with provided contacts