Co-Founder & CTO

Location: New York
Job Type: Permanent
Salary: US$180000 - US$250000 per annum + based on experience
Contact: Silas Mahner
Email: email Silas
Reference: BBBH10162_1682605511
Posted: about 1 month ago

Title: Co-Founder & CTO

Location: NYC / NJ Area or Chicago Area

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 the Role

NextWave are currently working exclusively with a brand-new startup that is commercializing a technology developed in a leading US University. The technology is at the intersection of Carbon capture, carbon mineralization and cement (more specifically, Supplementary Cementitious Materials or SCM). The award-winning and patented technology allows them to capture and sequester CO2 with an energy consumption which is less than that of the competition by an order of magnitude (less than 200 kWh per ton CO2 captured and sequestered), and at the same time, manufacture an SCM which can be sold. This new chemistry improves the properties of certain waste materials such as slag and fly ash as feedstock.

They are looking for a Co-Founder to bring operational expertise to supplement our commercial and technical knowledge. The ideal candidate will have experience in developing material handling plants (such as SCMs), with a strong understanding of carbon capture. They should ideally also have knowledge of various feedstocks, including fly ash, slag, crushed glass, and ground natural minerals, as well as the players in the cement / concrete space.


  • Develop SCM plants and manage their construction, including negotiating contracts and separating out the liabilities of the company vs the provider.
  • Manage teams on the ground.
  • Bring operational expertise to the team to supplement the commercial and technical knowledge.


  • Proven experience in developing material handling plants and managing their construction.
  • Strong understanding of carbon capture.
  • Knowledge of various feedstocks, including fly ash, slag, crushed glass, and natural ground minerals, as well as the players in the cement / concrete space.
  • Experience managing teams on the ground.
  • Location: The ideal candidate will be in the NYC / NJ area or Chicago area.

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.

You can reach out to Silas Mähner via email:

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