| May 23, 2024

Head of Research & Development in Sustainable Solutions – Impact Investing Jobs in San Francisco

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  • Full Time
  • San Francisco
  • $200,000 per annum + 401k, equity, healthcare USD / Year

Website Acre

Acre has partnered with an electrolyzer technology developer backed by the leading global cleantech VC firm that is revolutionizing the hydrogen supply chain through first-principles innovation in manufacturing. Resultantly, the FOAK product they’ve produced is far easier to manufacture and integrate, and inherently, they are gaining immense traction. They’ve just closed a major funding round and are scaling.

Reporting to the CEO and based in the San Francisco Bay Area, they are looking for a Head of Research and Development to come in and immediately oversee a team of 10 engineers. This is an executive leadership position responsible for defining, expanding and leading their engineering team and technology development efforts, while also working with the C-suite to define and execute on their technology roadmap.


They are looking for someone with…

  • An advanced degree in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering with 25-30+ years experience developing and commercializing sophisticated clean technologies
  • Technical expertise in electrolysis, fuel cell or similarly complex technologies
  • 10-15+ years’ experience leading engineering teams and technology development (extensive management experience required)

If you’ve been looking to take on an executive leadership role in a disruptive, high growth and well-funded hydrogen technology startup, please apply with a copy of your resume to learn more.
Diversity Statement

Diversity drives innovation and accelerates businesses and enterprises towards their missions. As such, we are wholly committed to partnering with clients and candidates alike to foster a more inclusive, sustainable future for generations to come.

Acre is committed to increasing diversity and maintaining a progressive and inclusive workplace, both for ourselves and for the organisations we support. It is important to us that we offer equal opportunities in the recruitment processes that we run. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of their ethnicity, race, gender, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, marital status or whether or not they have a disability.

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About Acre

At Acre, we work with the most aspirational businesses with potential to make real change; from those who are just starting out to those who are well on the journey to crafting a legacy.

Our 20 years’ experience in sustainability recruitment, combined with our extensive global network, enables us to provide talent solutions that are designed to deliver this change. Through our unique behavioural assessment technology, we understand the types of people, skills and behaviours required to create impact. We can develop these qualities within your existing teams too.

We find talented people and develop their skills to make a true impact in ambitious, progressive organisations. The result? Businesses equipped to build resilience, adapt and manage the risks involved in tackling climate change.​



To apply for this job please visit www.acre.com.