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6.2. Technical Grant Manager

Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 22, 2023
About Phoenix Tailings:
Phoenix Tailings is a rapidly growing clean mining and metals production startup dedicated to sustainable and economic critical metals production. Our mission is to be the world's first fully clean mining and metals production company, producing the resources needed for the next generation of our economy.
Why Phoenix Tailings:
At Phoenix, we believe that nothing great is ever accomplished alone or without the passion of people who push and motivate one another. If you are someone who shares our relentless pursuit of a better future, passion for innovation, and are excited about working with some of the top innovators in the world, then this is the place for you.
Our Values:
You are only crazy if you are wrong
It’s ok to be wrong
Lead with Compassion
Be Resourceful
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Who We Are Looking For:
Phoenix Tailings is seeking a Technical Grant Manager who is looking for a career where they can make a significant impact on the world. We encourage applications from individuals who are passionate about sustainability, innovation, and have a proven track record of designing mechanical systems for high-temperature and complex processes.
The successful candidate will be a leader, a team player, and a mentor, bringing expertise and positive influence to our diverse and talented team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify and research potential grant opportunities from government agencies, private foundations, and other funding sources that align with the company's research and innovation objectives.
  • Collaborate with technical teams and subject matter experts to develop grant proposals, ensuring alignment with project goals and funding requirements.
  • Manage the entire grant application process, including writing proposals, preparing budgets, and submitting applications within specified deadlines.
  • Oversee grant compliance and reporting, ensuring timely and accurate submission of progress reports and financial statements to funding agencies.
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams to track project milestones, deliverables, and timelines to meet grant requirements.
  • Collaborate with finance and accounting departments to monitor grant budgets and ensure funds are utilized effectively and in compliance with grant agreements.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with grant funders and funding agencies, representing the company's technical and research initiatives.
  • Stay updated on grant funding trends and opportunities within the mining and clean tech industry.
  • Evaluate and optimize the grant management process to improve efficiency and maximize funding opportunities.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant technical field, such as Engineering, Environmental Science, or related disciplines. Advanced degrees are a plus.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in grant management, technical project management, or research development, preferably in the mining or clean tech industry.
  • Proven track record of successful grant applications and management, securing funding for research and innovation projects.
  • Strong technical acumen to understand and effectively communicate complex research and innovation concepts.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to prepare compelling grant proposals and reports.
  • Solid understanding of grant compliance, budget management, and financial reporting.
  • Detail-oriented and organized with the ability to manage multiple grants and projects simultaneously.
  • Collaborative and team-oriented approach to work, working closely with technical teams and stakeholders.
  • Passion for sustainable mining and driving technical excellence through innovative research.

We offer a competitive compensation package that is based on expertise. We also offer the following benefits:

  • Healthcare: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage for you and your family.
  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage work-life balance.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, annual retreats, and celebrations.
  • Learning: Learning and development opportunities to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
  • Flexible culture: Results-focused work environment with the option for remote work.
At Phoenix Tailings, we have an open culture that values learning, and we are looking to grow the team with enthusiastic individuals who share our vision of sustainable mining.
Phoenix Tailings, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and we value diversity at all levels. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability or genetic information, or any other applicable protected characteristics, and these characteristics will not be a factor for consideration of any work-related decisions (including but not limited to hiring, firing, compensation, and discipline).