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Grant Project Manager



Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Thursday, April 18, 2024

Who we are:

Electra is electrifying ironmaking to decarbonize steelmaking and eliminate 3.7 gigatons or 10% of global CO2 emissions. Leveraging proven industrial-scale electrochemical and hydrometallurgical processes, and backed by leading sustainability-focused venture capitalists, our team is developing lower cost, scalable solutions utilizing intermittent renewable energy to forge a cleaner, greener future for the trillion-dollar steel industry.

With a uniquely collaborative culture, endless passion for developing disruptive technologies, and the opportunity to revolutionize carbon-intensive manufacturing industries, careers at Electra offer challenge, reward, and the chance to bring to market solutions that dramatically improve the health of the planet.

What you will do:

The Grant Project Manager is a resourceful, detail-oriented, and collaborative team member with excellent proposal writing and project management skills. This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the grant development process including planning, budgeting, writing, submitting and tracking grants. The Grant Project Manager provides oversight of the grant lifecycle process including pre-award, grant progress monitoring, and award closure for federal and state grant funding programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Works closely with cross functional business partners to research, prepare, and submit new and renewed grant proposals.
  • Serves as company representative and point-of-contact to government grant agencies.
  • Ensures proper application and submission protocols are followed.
  • Develops and oversees a process to ensure compliance with grant requirements, including adherence to changes in requirements. This includes effectively communicating and reinforcing grant requirements to key stakeholders.
  • Verifies accuracy and completeness of all documents submitted to federal and state agencies throughout the grant process.
  • Proactively identifies, communicates, and works with key stakeholders to mitigate potential risk factors associated with obtaining and/or maintaining grant funding.
  • Works with Finance team to submit approved funding allocations and reimbursements in a timely manner.
  • Conducts post-award debriefing, identifies issues, and develops solutions to be applied to future projects.
  • Briefs Executive team and key stakeholders on the status of grant projects.
  • Reads, understands, and complies with all workplace health and safety policies, safe work practices, and company policies and procedures.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.

What we need you to bring to the team:

  • PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering or equivalent
  • 5+ years’ experience managing multiple complex grants simultaneously, from both federal and state agencies, over various budget periods.
  • Knowledge of federal and state laws, regulations, and policies regarding grant compliance
  • Acts with a sense of urgency and demonstrates the ability to effectively prioritize competing deliverables
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to comprehend highly technical concepts
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office

What we want you to bring to the team:

  • Project Manager Professional (PMP) certification

Physical Requirements:

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to see, hear, stand, walk, reach, carry, push, pull, climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, talk, and sit for extended amounts of time in front of a computer. The position requires clarity of vision, depth perception, hand and eye coordination, the ability to identify and distinguish colors, and the use of hands and fingers to type, sort, and handle. The employee may be required to perform heavy lifting and moving objects up to 20 pounds.


  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $120,000-$155,000 annually and may be more or less depending upon skills, experience, and education

Benefits for you:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, short-term disability, long-term disability, and basic life insurance plans
  • Reasonable use PTO
  • $1,800 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)

Benefits for your family:

  • 100% paid premiums across all medical, dental, vision, and telemedicine plans
  • $3,600 in annual employer HSA contributions (health savings account)
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave

Benefits for your future:

  • 401(k) with up to 5% matching contributions which vest 100% on day one
  • Eligibility for incentive stock options