Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Location: United States of America
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: Negotiable
Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Reference: BBBH11865_1708644003
Posted: 2 months ago

Title: Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Location: US (Remote)

About NextWave
NextWave Partners is the Recruitment Partner of choice within the Clean Energy, Sustainable Infrastructure, ESG, Impact Investment, & Climate-Tech sectors. We are committed to supporting industries battling climate change towards a net-zero future and a sustainable economy.

About Our Client

Our client is at the forefront of addressing the climate emergency by transforming waste into renewable energy sources. They are committed to the creation of low-carbon fuels, renewable natural gas, and green methanol, pushing the envelope for a net-zero future and advocating for a sustainable global economy.

About the Role

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) will play a vital role in leading our client's technological advancements and ensuring that these efforts are in lockstep with the overarching business objectives. This executive will be responsible for driving innovation, enhancing the efficacy of waste-to-fuel processes, and securing the organization's competitive advantage through forward-thinking technological solutions.


  • Craft and administer the technical vision to align with the company's strategic goals.
  • Review and enhance technologies related to gasification, anaerobic digestion, and the conversion of biogas and syngas.
  • Scout and integrate cutting-edge technologies to secure and expand competitive market positioning.
  • Engineer novel technological integrations to scale up the conversion of waste to fuel.
  • Clearly communicate technological strategies to stakeholders.
  • Spearhead the development of technology solutions, forging pivotal external partnerships.
  • Design and oversee technology roadmaps, including capital investment strategies.
  • Provide technological leadership to management teams within the company and its projects.


  • BSc in Engineering or related field, with a decade of experience in technical roles; advanced degree a plus.
  • Prior CTO or Senior Technology Officer experience, preferably in refinery, petrochemicals, or biofuels industries.
  • Comprehensive expertise in biorefinery process technology and operations.
  • Exceptional organizational, leadership, and decision-making skills.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset with strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple initiatives simultaneously.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Equity option as part of the executive compensation.
  • Bonuses linked to performance.
  • Health insurance benefits and mobile phone compensation.
  • Competitive leave and time-off policies.
  • Career development and growth opportunities.

If you are interested in this position, please apply directly on the platform with your latest CV. We will review your application and revert back promptly.

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Diversity is a core value at NextWave Partners, and we are proud to be partnering with equal opportunities employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.