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Founding Analyst: Low Carbon Heat

The role is simple: Identify the best possible opportunities for starting new energy ventures, including your own.

 

Disclaimer: This role is not like anything you’ve ever seen before. At DSV we are redefining how science-driven ventures are built and scaled.

 

Particulars: Full-time Founding Analyst role at £22.5K for at least 6 months (open ended) with an opportunity to start your own company (a spinout) with pre-seed/seed investment of £150K from DSV. London-based (remote possible).

What you will do: Lead DSV’s venture creation activity for low carbon heat, with a focus on electrification of space heating and decarbonisation of process heat. Your primary output will be at least 3 venture-backable opportunities/projects though you will by no means work alone to achieve this! Your day-to-day will involve bringing together gifted scientists and engineers to inspire drive forward innovative, convergent, commercially opportunistic science. More detail below.

What you will gain: We take a first principles approach to reinvent tough, high value sectors. This represents an opportunity to develop knowledge, network and experience at the cutting edge of innovation in a sector that you are exceptionally passionate about. The role is intellectually challenging, highly creative, and exceptionally purposeful.

 

Responsibilities

Opportunity identification and ideation (supported by Sector Manager) i.e accomplish deep commercial scoping to understand the most exciting opportunities and assess feasibility:

  • Characterising challenges and opportunities in the area of low carbon heat e.g.: How do we optimise the control of space heating to reduce its carbon intensity?
  • Develop and articulate deep understanding of status-quo and state of the art, what hasn’t worked and what might work. Identify potential areas of cross-over with other opportunities and sciences to take advantage of having a broader view than most.
  • Generate several novel starting points in line with possible solution space.

Recruitment and team formation (supported by Head of Talent) i.e. work with the most gifted, entrepreneurial scientists in the world to form unique, highly specialist founding teams:

  • Work with Head of Talent to bring in both junior and senior talent in order to map out ideas and demonstrate traction with potential customers.
  • Generate three plausible venture opportunities for investment.

Venture de-risking and venture acceleration (supported by Head of Funding and Venture Partners) i.e. coordinating commercial and technical development to de-risk brand new companies:

  • Move rapidly through the market testing process through weekly team catch ups with Head of Funding and Venture Partners.
  • Gather evidence of clear market need/demand (traction).
  • Engaging technical experts (academic advisors) to support/guide tech development.

Company formation (if you choose to join one of the ventures as a Co-founder)

 

Requirements

Must have

Technical background in a relevant field up to MSc / MEng / PhD in Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering and/or previously founded a company related to heat generation, control or recovery.

Experience in:

  • market and technical research
  • project initiation and team management
  • development of complex/technically challenging products

Traits:

  • entrepreneurial
  • highly creative
  • critical thinking and deep analysis
  • network-driven

 

Nice to have

Commercial experience in this sector or with closely aligned technologies:

  • energy related startup, venture capital, corporate innovation
  • power generation (Oil and Gas, Renewables)
  • energy utilities (Energy supply and services, Infrastructure, CCS)
  • energy storage (Batteries, Battery materials)
  • heavy industry (Resource exploration, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Plant engineering, Recycling, Agriculture)

Founding Analyst: Low Carbon Heat

The role is simple: Identify the best possible opportunities for starting new energy ventures, including your own.

 

Disclaimer: This role is not like anything you’ve ever seen before. At DSV we are redefining how science-driven ventures are built and scaled.

 

Particulars: Full-time Founding Analyst role at £22.5K for at least 6 months (open ended) with an opportunity to start your own company (a spinout) with pre-seed/seed investment of £150K from DSV. London-based (remote possible).

What you will do: Lead DSV’s venture creation activity for low carbon heat, with a focus on electrification of space heating and decarbonisation of process heat. Your primary output will be at least 3 venture-backable opportunities/projects though you will by no means work alone to achieve this! Your day-to-day will involve bringing together gifted scientists and engineers to inspire drive forward innovative, convergent, commercially opportunistic science. More detail below.

What you will gain: We take a first principles approach to reinvent tough, high value sectors. This represents an opportunity to develop knowledge, network and experience at the cutting edge of innovation in a sector that you are exceptionally passionate about. The role is intellectually challenging, highly creative, and exceptionally purposeful.

 

Responsibilities

Opportunity identification and ideation (supported by Sector Manager) i.e accomplish deep commercial scoping to understand the most exciting opportunities and assess feasibility:

  • Characterising challenges and opportunities in the area of low carbon heat e.g.: How do we optimise the control of space heating to reduce its carbon intensity?
  • Develop and articulate deep understanding of status-quo and state of the art, what hasn’t worked and what might work. Identify potential areas of cross-over with other opportunities and sciences to take advantage of having a broader view than most.
  • Generate several novel starting points in line with possible solution space.

Recruitment and team formation (supported by Head of Talent) i.e. work with the most gifted, entrepreneurial scientists in the world to form unique, highly specialist founding teams:

  • Work with Head of Talent to bring in both junior and senior talent in order to map out ideas and demonstrate traction with potential customers.
  • Generate three plausible venture opportunities for investment.

Venture de-risking and venture acceleration (supported by Head of Funding and Venture Partners) i.e. coordinating commercial and technical development to de-risk brand new companies:

  • Move rapidly through the market testing process through weekly team catch ups with Head of Funding and Venture Partners.
  • Gather evidence of clear market need/demand (traction).
  • Engaging technical experts (academic advisors) to support/guide tech development.

Company formation (if you choose to join one of the ventures as a Co-founder)

 

Requirements

Must have

Technical background in a relevant field up to MSc / MEng / PhD in Mechanical, Chemical or Industrial Engineering and/or previously founded a company related to heat generation, control or recovery.

Experience in:

  • market and technical research
  • project initiation and team management
  • development of complex/technically challenging products

Traits:

  • entrepreneurial
  • highly creative
  • critical thinking and deep analysis
  • network-driven

 

Nice to have

Commercial experience in this sector or with closely aligned technologies:

  • energy related startup, venture capital, corporate innovation
  • power generation (Oil and Gas, Renewables)
  • energy utilities (Energy supply and services, Infrastructure, CCS)
  • energy storage (Batteries, Battery materials)
  • heavy industry (Resource exploration, Chemicals, Manufacturing, Plant engineering, Recycling, Agriculture)