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Senior Facilities Manager



Boulder, CO, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 11, 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 Senior Facilities Manager will help manage multiple Electra facilities in the Denver/Boulder area, managing building steady state operation and coordinating civil/architectural updates as needed.

In this role you will:

  • Help coordinate construction and bring up of new chemical processing demonstration plant being the main point of contact between construction and facilities.
  • Be the responsible party for all facility upgrade management and maintenance, often involving contractor sourcing, vetting and supervision.
  • Coordinate internal communication and any facility upgrades and/or shutdowns.
  • Direct and manage major facilities construction and modification projects to insure completion on time and on budget using project management principles.
  • Manage complex multidisciplinary projects including electrical, HVAC, concrete, and compressed gas utility lines.
  • Manage site awareness, communicate conditions, and recommend mitigation strategies for operational activities.
  • Work with cross functional teams to solicit feedback and upgrade facilities to add research/engineering organizations.
  • Lead support staff to ensure hourly coverage during all maintenance activities.
  • 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:

  • Associate's degree in business administration or operations management or similar required; bachelor's degree preferred; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 10+ years of facilities engineer/manager experience.
  • 10+ years working with contractors and engineering firms on wide breadth of industrial facility construction and maintenance.
  • Experience with all major facility expansion/modification work including HVAC, concrete, hot/cold water systems and industrial electrical systems.
  • Experience working with municipal permitting offices and PE certification firms.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, planning and implementing small to large-scale capital and overhead projects on time and on budget.
  • Excellent verbal and written interpersonal and communication skills including the ability to work effectively with engineering, operations and management.
  • High level of computer proficiency.

What we want you to bring to the team:

  • Experience with overhead bridge cranes and other lifting equipment.
  • Experience with hazardous chemicals and hazardous waste.
  • Experience with flammable environments and area classification.
  • Experience in electrochemical facilities, fuel cells, chemical processing, etc.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to stand/sit for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to operate basic machine tools and test equipment.


  • The anticipated starting pay range for this position is $100,000 - $130,000 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 and flexible return-to-work options

Benefits for your future:

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