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6.6. Techno-Economic Analyst

Phoenix Tailings

Phoenix Tailings

Burlington, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, November 8, 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 Tailings, 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

Key Responsibilities:

  • Data Collection and Analysis: Gather relevant data on project or technology costs, performance, and market conditions. Analyze technical specifications and economic variables.
  • Model Development: Create detailed financial and technical models to simulate the performance and costs of projects or technologies. This may include cash flow models, cost-benefit analyses, and sensitivity analyses.
  • Risk Assessment: Identify and quantify potential risks associated with projects or technologies. Evaluate the impact of uncertainties on the economic viability.
  • Cost Estimation: Develop accurate cost estimates for various project components, including capital expenses, operating expenses, and maintenance costs.
  • Market Analysis: Assess market dynamics, demand, competition, and potential revenue streams related to the project or technology being evaluated.
  • Feasibility Studies: Conduct feasibility studies to determine whether the project or technology is economically viable. Provide recommendations based on the results.
  • Report Generation: Prepare detailed reports and presentations summarizing the findings and recommendations from the techno-economic analysis. Communicate complex technical and financial information to non-technical stakeholders.
  • Continuous Monitoring: Continuously monitor and update economic models as project or technology parameters change over time. Provide ongoing support to decision-makers.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Stay informed about relevant regulations and compliance requirements that may impact the financial and technical aspects of projects.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-functional teams, including engineers, scientists, financial analysts, and project managers, to ensure accurate data inputs and alignment with project goals.


  • Bachelors or higher degree in a relevant field such as economics, engineering, finance, or a related discipline. -- PhD Preferred
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in modeling software and tools, such as Excel, MATLAB, Python, or specialized techno-economic modeling software.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • 2-5 years of experience in a related field

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

  • Healthcare, we care about you and your family: 100% Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Stock: Ownership in a fast-growing venture-backed company.
  • Family Focus: Parental leave and flexibility for families.
  • Time Off: Flexible vacation policy to encourage people to get out and see the world.
  • Team Fun: Regularly scheduled events, and celebrations.
  • Learning: Learning & Development Opportunities to grow your skills and career.
  • Great team: Working with fun, hard-working, kind people committed to making a difference!
  • Flexible culture: We are results-focused. We don’t work at the office every day.
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).