Site Selection Director



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, May 1, 2023
Who we are

Pano AI’s Mission: Pano AI is a pioneer in the field of climate change adaptation, founded to accelerate global adaptation to the increasing frequency and intensity of climate-related disasters. Pano AI combines hardware, AI, and cloud-based software to deliver disaster preparedness technology solutions. We are the first company to offer a fully-integrated active wildfire detection solution that uses satellites, ultra HD panoramic cameras, and artificial intelligence to help fire authorities identify and extinguish new ignitions before they become a threat, safeguarding lives, communities, and the environment. All wildfires start small. The key to prevention is detecting new ignitions early so that first responders can stop them from growing into a larger threat.

About Pano AI : Pano AI is a Series A stage venture-backed climate tech startup that is the leader in wildfire early detection. Recent media coverage includes articles from the San Francisco Chronicle , Bloomberg , GreenBiz , GovTech , TD World , and a video of our industry leading partnership with T-Mobile on 5G .

Our team is composed of seasoned technology professionals from companies such as Cisco, Apple, and Nest. Headquartered in San Francisco with an office and factory in the Mission District, our hybrid team works from locations around the world. Founded in mid-2020, we’ve raised over $28M from leading VC funds and prominent angel investors, including the CEOs of Gitlab, HomeLight, and People.AI . We recently announced a $20M Series A investment led by Initialized Capital with support from leading Climate Tech VC’s Congruent and DCVC. See attached some recent media coverage of our Series A in TechCrunch and Bloomberg .

Role overview

Pano is searching for a Site Selection Director to drive the process of screening and selecting sites for deploying Pano Stations for customers in the United States, Australia, and Europe. You will be a true team leader, adaptable, self motivated and able to work in a highly active work environment.

Reporting to the VP Operations you will be responsible for creating a scalable site selection process for our Pano Stations, leading our site selection team and the associated processes, and continually improving the quality and efficiency of these interactions. This is an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a successful, fast paced startup environment, all while working on a meaningful and urgent problem.

  • Serve as the ongoing owner for site selection process and the team that supports this process across North America, Australia, and Europe.
  • Drive and coordinate site selection activities to ensure the timely deployment of our installations.
  • Partner with internal organizations including supply chain planning, commercial teams, site analysis engineering, project management, and operations to align on key business terms and solidify implementation plans.
  • Aid in the processing and administration of contracts and agreements for internal approval and signature.
  • Develop and implement strategies for improving the site selection process and implement management metrics and tracking mechanisms to ensure the health of the process.
  • Maintain a knowledge base on processes and policies of both upstream suppliers (our GTM Team) and our internal customers (our Installation and Maintenance Operations Team).
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally as needed (0 to 45% at times).

  • Seasoned professional that is experienced and astute at representing business interests to the senior leadership of potential suppliers, utilities, governmental entities and other stakeholders.
  • 4+ years experience leading a project management office in a technology related manufacturer.
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to synthesize large amounts of information from multiple sources to draw conclusions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills with ability to simplify and explain complex problems, with a willingness to challenge when necessary.
  • Superior organizational skills and time management abilities, with ability to juggle multiple projects and priorities at the same time.
  • Proven track record of deploying process feedback loops to ensure the health of the project management process.
  • Experience working as part of a geographically dispersed team, across multiple time zones.
  • Extensive experience using project management software such as Lateralworks or Jira.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently and with others.
  • Bachelor degree in Business or Technology required, Masters preferred.

$180,000 - $200,000 a year

Final salary offered is based upon multiple factors including individual job-related qualifications, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and location. In addition to salary, this position is also eligible for stock options.

Pano is an equal opportunity employer committed to recruiting and supporting our team-members regardless of where they come from. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.