Technology Lead, Seals

Svante is a rapidly growing clean energy technology company making commercial-scale carbon capture and removal a reality and enabling global industries to play offence in the fight against climate change that will accelerate the global transition to a lower-carbon economy. With the first commercially viable, economically scalable, second-generation carbon capture technology, Svante is creating world-changing solutions that address climate change and accelerate the global transition to carbon neutrality, reversing human impact on the climate.

On behalf of our client, Svante, WMC is searching for a forward-looking, values-based, technical leader for the position of Technology Lead, Seals. This is a new position with Svante, bought about through organizational growth, and based in Burnaby, British Columbia.

As the Technology Lead, Seals, you will have delivery responsibility for the design and definition of seals used in Svante Rotary Adsorbent Machines (RAM’s). In collaboration with other technical leaders, you will evolve concept designs into prototype and production designs using a combination of simulation and physical testing. You will take responsibility for the validation sign-off of all RAM sealing components and will collaborate with other technical leaders to evolve concept designs into prototype and production designs using a combination of simulation and physical testing.

As the Technology Lead, you will recruit, develop, and lead a team to capture customer and sub-system requirements for various seals and create and evaluate potential concept solutions using state-of-the-art analysis and simulation techniques.

You will bring a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field combined with 15 years of relevant technology development experience, ideally for volume manufacturing.  You will be a highly competent Mechanical Engineer with experience in putting together seal and actuation systems for a broad range of geometries and requirements, taking into account surface material interactions into design efficacy. Excellent knowledge of various seal design technologies (Face Seals, Lip Seals, etc.) and an excellent grasp of first principles in mechanical engineering, fluid dynamics, and thermodynamics are essential. The ability to coach, mentor and establish a positive, productive, and team-based work environment will be key.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team tackling one of the largest challenges of our generation.

If the Technology Lead, Seals opportunity with Svante is of interest to you, this is your opportunity to let us know. Please submit your resume and cover letter, in confidence, at  

We look forward to meeting you and learning more about your background. For additional information, contact Max Mollineaux:

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