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CTO – Fuel Cell Technology

Smart Cities
United Kingdom

CTO – Fuel Cell Technology

brightsmith are proud to partner with a leading Fuel Cell technology company based in the UK to expand their executive team. This is an opportunity for purpose driven experts to join a business launching products into multiple sectors globally and commencing a period of growth and change. The company is in transition from an R&D company into a commercial company with continuous R&D and are growing to support and catalyse this change.

CTO responsibilities:

  • Fuel Cell Technical Development / R&D leadership.
  • Collaborating with the engineering team to deliver technical solutions and ensure R&D is aligned to
  • Collaboration with the company’s production/ prototyping team to meet delivery targets for fuel cell stacks
  • Continuously surveying the technical landscape for new concepts and technology
  • Harvesting and management of the company’s IP
  • Technology transfer between R&D and production of fuel cells and stacks
  • Maintain key supply chain relationships at a technical level for components and service suppliers.
  • Review and sign-off of key component specifications and documentation associated with the development of fuel cells


  • PhD or equivalent experience in electrochemical systems or similar.
  • Excellent management skills and management capacity to interface with multiple teams for delivery a company objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills including the ability to tailor the message to suit the audience.
  • Strong engagement in product development from early stage status to product readiness.
  • An advanced technological skill set and a demonstrated history preferably within the Fuel Cell technology field.
  • Extensive renewable industry knowledge with an eye to the future.
  • Experience in chemical plant design would be ideal, but not essential.
  • Experience of representing your company at conferences and public engagements would also be beneficial.

If you are passionate about clean technology and clean energy and enjoy building teams and driving technological change and innovation, please get in touch to discuss this opportunity.