LanzaTech is turning our global carbon crisis into a feedstock opportunity, with the potential to displace 30% of crude oil use today and reduce global CO2 emissions by 10%. LanzaTech’s carbon recycling technology is like retrofitting a brewery onto a steel mill’s emission source, and instead of using sugars and yeast to brew beer, bacteria ferments pollution into products! Imagine a day when you can power a plane by recycled carbon emissions and when your yoga pants or sneakers started life as pollution from a steel mill. This future is possible using LanzaTech technology, with the first 2 commercial units converting steel mill waste gases to fuels being built in China with Shougang and in Belgium with the world’s largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal. LanzaTech has an additional 3 commercial projects in the pipeline, in India, South Africa and California. LanzaTech has already produced synthetic jet fuel from recycled carbon emissions and has a partnership with Virgin Atlantic.
In March 2018, LanzaTech was recognized as the #1 Hottest company in the Advanced Bioeconomy for the third time by Biofuels Digest, the world’s most widely-read bioeconomy daily. The company was also inaugurated into the Cleantech100 Hall of Fame, having been listed in the top 100 cleantech companies over the last 7 years. In 2016, the company won the Young Global Leader Award for Circular Economy at the World Economic Forum, LanzaTech was also the top biofuels company in the 2016 CNBC Disruptor 50 Companies list. In 2015, LanzaTech was awarded the U.S. EPA Presidential Green Chemistry Award for Greener Synthetic Pathways. The company’s accomplishments were recognized through a number of prestigious awards in 2014, including the Guardian Sustainable Business Innovation Award for Carbon and Energy Management, Breakthrough Innovation Award at the Platts Global Metals Awards, and the Technical Development Award from the World Petroleum Council. In 2013, the company was named a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer.
About the role:
We are currently seeking a senior In-House Attorney to join a busy legal team. LanzaTech is working with exciting, new bio-technology and offers an excellent opportunity to join a fast-paced and ambitious organization that offers significant development opportunities. For the right individual this is the chance to be part of a company that has an immediate global reach and that believes in more than the bottom line.
You will work alongside the group’s General Counsel, providing advice, knowledge and support in all legal matters relating to the group’s worldwide business. As an early stage licensing and engineering business, this role will concentrate on the group’s commercial licensing transactions and internal operations, but will also involve mutual support of the group’s extensive investor transactions and corporate governance.
Commercial licensing transactions will require concise commercial-orientated advise on joint development contracts, engineering services agreement and process technology licenses, as well as advice on the group’s extensive government grants. Duties will extend beyond local and domestic transactions and a proven ability to work with international counterparties will be essential. Work will range from drafting from cloth through precedent development to engaging with significant industrial counterparties.
Internal operations will require embedding in the business in order to proactively support the teams in all aspects of operations, from human resources to finance and insurance to procurement.
LanzaTech is a fresh company in a novel field with a diverse workforce. For the candidate with the correct motivation, this role provides flexible office hours and business practices.
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