Heat Pump Product Manager

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Skyven Technologies, an Energy-as-a-Service company focused on cutting CO2 emissions related to industrial process heating, is hiring a Heat Pump Product Engineering Manager.

About The Job

We are looking for a product developer with a process engineering mindset or process engineer with a product development mindset. In this role, you must drive the design and assist with the manufacturing of Skyven’s Family of Heat Pump program. The family design approach allows for a single manufacturing line and qualification process to address a range of customer specifications. To be successful in this role, you should have in-depth knowledge of steam generating heat pumps, compressor/heat pump specifications, steam and steam properties, and industrial manufacturing equipment and controls.

About The Opportunity

Industrial process heating is currently responsible for ~15% of annual global GHG emissions, which is roughly equivalent to all of transportation (including land, sea, and air). This material risk is also a largely untapped, massive opportunity – with an estimated $3.7 trillion in capital required to support industrial decarbonization by 2050 (IRENA, BNEF).

About The Company

Skyven is poised for rapid growth in this market, having recently closed an institutional seed round led by VoLo Earth Ventures and Global Founders Capital. In addition, the company has established project finance backing of up to $100M annually. The company is founded by Dr. Arun Gupta, a leading expert whose work has been awarded over $20M in public funding on industrial decarbonization.

About The Role

We are looking for a Heat Pump Product Engineering Manager to drive the design and assist with the manufacturing of Skyven’s Family of Heat Pumps program. In this role, the candidate is expected to work with third-party manufacturers to come up with a standardized building block subassemblies that fit together in specific, pre-engineering ways to address the range of technical specifications of Skyven’s customers.


  • Perform market research on existing heat pump technologies.
  • Evaluate and select major components for the Skyven Industrial Steam Generating Heat Pump (“SGHP”) depending on system size and pressure requirements. This includes selection of compression technology and refrigerant.
  • Analyze industrial customer heat availability and steam demand and deem appropriate system sizing and capacity control.
  • Utilize steam accumulators, hot water storage or other thermal storage technologies in conjunction with major components to meet part-load capacity requirements.
  • Communicate major component specifications, part-load capacity requirements, steam quality needs, controls, and system integration considerations to external engineering firms.
  • Manage external firms to ensure that final design meets the requirements communicated.
  • Ensure that the design follows product design best practices. Factors to consider include cost optimization, manufacturability, system efficiency, integration and installation simplicity.
  • Work closely with project management to ensure deadlines are met for both internal and external tasks.
  • Own your day-to-day activities and take decisive action to implement opportunities you have identified.


  • We are a remote-first organization.
  • The candidate must be located in the USA.


  • 5+ years engineering experience in the process engineering or product development.
  • Significant experience working with manufacturing customers, design firms, and internal project management teams.
  • Experience working in thriving cross-functional work processes; familiarity with pre-design, compressor/heat pump specifications, steam and steam properties, pre-construction, industrial manufacturing equipment and controls, team building, and client relationship management.
  • Must be well versed in compressor systems and steam thermodynamics.
  • Excels at organizing details, excels at communication, loves learning.
  • BS in Engineering or another technical field is a plus.


  • Competitive salary
  • Flexible PTO
  • Stock options
  • Access to medical, dental, and 401k benefits
  • Remote work with travel to customer sites as needed (~20% travel anticipated)

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