Director of R&D Facilities

  • Twelve
  • Berkeley, CA, USA
  • Nov 18, 2021

Job Description

Twelve is a new kind of chemical company built for the climate era. Our breakthrough technology eliminates emissions by turning CO2 into essential products. We are a team of scientists, engineers and problem solvers on a mission to fundamentally shift the way the world addresses climate change and lead the transition to a fossil free future with our carbon transformation technology.

Job Brief

We are looking for a Director of Facilities to provide leadership to our facilities team, and drive Twelve’s facility strategy through high growth. The ideal candidate is someone with experience in building out research and/or manufacturing facilities -- capable of thinking and planning strategically with a long-term outlook, while leading a team to execute on near-term projects and ensure seamless daily operations.

What You Will Do

  • Develop Twelve’s long-term facility strategy aligned with R&D, pilot manufacturing, and capital project roadmaps
  • Plan strategically for facility expansions and lead the site selection process, to meet the the current and anticipated needs of each team
  • Manage the teams that enable R&D operations (facilities engineering, EH&S and lab services), and provide team leadership and mentorship
  • Collaborate with Finance to plan near-term and long-term facility and operational budgets
  • Oversee multiple tenant improvement projects for Twelve’s developing technology, responding to dynamic requirements

Who You Are

  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering, Architecture, Construction Management or a related field
  • You have 10+ years of experience managing R&D facilities and have direct experience overseeing build-out projects
  • You understand code compliance, EH&S requirements, and able to quantify facility risks
  • You operate with high agility, and can navigate through uncertainty and ambiguity - you love and thrive in a startup environment where change is constant
  • You can make a reasonable estimation when information is limited (back-of-the-envelope calculation), and be precise when it comes to timelines, budgets and project plans
  • You communicate clearly and proactively, and are adept at working with multiple stakeholders

Twelve Benefits

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Paid sick days and vacation
  • Competitive salary and equity compensation commensurate with experience
  • Diverse and inclusive work environment

We believe that the unique contributions of each individual is the driver of our success. To make sure that our products and culture continue to incorporate everyone's perspectives and experience we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, or marital, veteran, or disability status.

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Energy, Materials & Manufacturing, Research & Education, Engineered Carbon Removal, Climate Adaptation


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