Holy Grail

We capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and permanently store…

Head of People

$10K - $150K
Mountain View, CA
Job Type
1+ years
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Nuno Pereira
Nuno Pereira

About the role

Holy Grail developed a direct air carbon capture technology that removes CO2 from the atmosphere and permanently stores it above the ground. We are looking for proactive candidates ready to take ownership and passionate about creating a sustainable solution to removing excess CO2 from the atmosphere.

To support our growth, we’re seeking an experienced Head of People/People Manager to lead our recruitment and retention effort to enable the deployment of our first CO2 capture facility. The ideal candidate has experience in recruitment and developing a retention strategy, as well as strong leadership and people management skills. 

This role will be located full-time in Mountain View, CA.


• Experience in human resources or employee recruitment

• Experience with statistical data, drawing conclusions and applying them to HR processes

• Excellent leadership, training and developmental skills

• Strong decision-making, time management and organizational skills

• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills

• Expert in federal and state labor laws

• Ability to comprehend technical language and decipher motivated and enthusiastic candidates with the ability to grow into a role

• Exceptional communication, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills, with an ethical mindset and the ability to act with discretion and confidentiality


• Review and optimize the hiring plans

• Actively recruit for open positions

• Schedule interviews and develop evaluation standards in accordance with HR methodologies and labor laws

• Establish policies that promote a safe and enjoyable company culture and vision

• Develop an effective and informative onboarding process and other HR policies

• Create and implement a training and development program, including training managers how to coach, resolve grievances and be an effective leader

• Research compensation standards for attracting and retaining talent to create salary structures

• Implement company-wide goal setting and perform employee reviews, cultivating rising talent within the organization

• Maintain and enhance employee benefits and enhance annual insurance renewal

• Oversee exit interviews and procedures

• Ensure compliance with national and local HR regulations, including conducting of investigations when needed and records retention

Nice to have:

• Experience with recruitment in a startup

• Previous recruitment experience in a manufacturing or production environment

• Degree in human resources or related field is a plus

• Experience with HR software

What we offer:

You will join a team that is passionate about having an impact on climate change. We care about the optimal way to solve a problem and nurture a culture of creativity and collaboration. We care about quick iterations, minimizing assumptions, and we use emojis to label our chemicals. We work on interesting technical problems and provide support and resources to tackle them.


Impact: your contribution will directly impact our technical milestones and you will have full ownership of your projects. We don’t micromanage

No politics: we give you the resources to test all your wildest ideas in hours or days, not months. If there is a chance that something will advance our progress we will test it quickly to find the best solution as soon as possible

Ownership: not only you will own your projects you will also own part of the company

Autonomy: we welcome your independent perspective and embrace thought diversity and creative freedom

Flexibility: we encourage you to set and manage your time to achieve our shared goals and we offer a less rigid environment and company structure compared to academia and larger companies

Fun: we want to be happy at work because it’s more productive, so we cultivate an informal environment that is focused on the end goal, but celebrate all our wins along the way


• Stock options

• Paid time off

• Paid sick leave

• Health & dental insurance

• 401K

About Holy Grail

Holy Grail uses electrons to capture carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and contribute to the long term sustainability of humans and other species on Earth

Holy Grail
Team Size:6
Nuno Pereira
Nuno Pereira