Director of HVAC

Philadelphia, PA

Employment Type: Permanent Position Type: Engineering & Design Jobs Job Number: 31510

Job Description

Director of HVAC - Philadelphia, PA - New HVAC Technology Start-Up

We have an exciting unique opportunity for an experienced and adaptable Director of HVAC with a new HVAC Technology Start-Up. The Director of HVAC will leverage their extensive experience in HVAC leadership and product development earned within a prominent HVAC Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). The individual should have a proven record in entrepreneurial ventures or launching new products, showcasing a mindset that thrives on innovation, and a resilient attitude towards challenges.


  • Leverage your extensive knowledge of commercial HVAC systems to guide installation, repair, and maintenance projects.
  • Ensure optimal performance of our HVAC-connected products and platforms through regular maintenance.
  • Lead the planning, designing, and implementation of the Carbon Capsule within existing and new installations.
  • Collaborate with contract manufacturers and large OEM partners.
  • Lead the initiative to secure safety and performance certifications for our products, such as ISO and UL, ensuring we adhere to all industry standards and best practices.
  • Manage inventory for Carbon Capsule maintenance and installation, based on material estimates.
  • Work closely with project managers, engineers, senior leadership, and other stakeholders to ensure projects are completed on schedule and within budget.
  • Interpret blueprints, floor plans, and wiring diagrams related to HVAC systems and Carbon Capsule integration.
  • Maintain effective relationships with customers and their representatives, providing ongoing support and education on Carbon Capsule systems Utilize data and customer feedback to refine product designs and installation processes.
  • Understand and ensure all health and safety protocols and guidelines are followed while operating company vehicles, machinery, and equipment.
  • Identify situations that require escalation for further guidance or additional support, fostering a culture of proactive communication and continuous improvement.
  • Comply with all necessary health and safety training and maintain all required state or national licensing.


  • High school diploma or equivalent; additional HVAC certification or degree preferred.
  • Minimum 7 years of leadership experience in the HVAC industry within a major OEM
  • Expertise in plumbing systems and installation
  • Proficiency in working with BAS systems like BACnet.
  • Solid understanding of building automation controls and IoT systems
  • Experience with energy-efficient HVAC systems is a must, experience with carbon capture technologies is a bonus.
  • Excellent problem-solving, critical thinking, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and manage multiple projects simultaneously.

Ideal Candidate:

  • Most of the experience has been in the field performing installations with a track record of increasing levels of responsibility.
  • Worked with an OEM developing new products by applying field driven feedback to the design process.
  • Strong familiarity with all ancillary trades including electrical and plumbing, preferably by direct supervision of those subcontractors.
  • Diverse building and system knowledge including higher education, office, K-12, manufacturing, LEED, or other accredited high-performance buildings, etc.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset - a desire to lean in and help make the product better.


  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Generous paid time off, vacation, parental leave policies

Please forward resume formatted in a Word Doc to Paul Rychlewski at or call Paul at 312.780.7507

Please click “Apply” and be sure to upload your resume, Paul will contact all Qualified Candidates with full Details.

Meet Your Recruiter

Paul Rychlewski

Paul is a highly motivated and passionate Sales Manager with over 25 years of experience in industrial sales and retail sporting goods operations. His extensive knowledge of recruiting, hiring, developing, and leading teams makes him an outstanding resource for identifying talent. His commitment to providing exceptional customer service results in consumer loyalty and organic business growth. 

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