Messina Group

Engineering Project Manager

Source: beBee S2

Job Description

Messina Group seeks an Engineering Project Manager to join our client, a groundbreaking biotech company, located in the Bridgeport area of Chicago. Our client is a well-funded venture-backed start-up company that produces a protein from a microbe originally discovered in the geothermal springs of Yellowstone’s ancient volcano and their novel fermentation technology produces a sustainable source of complete protein using only a fraction of the resources required by traditional agriculture.

The Engineering Project Manager will lead the development, design, and construction of the next commercial manufacturing facility and play a key role in future manufacturing facilities for a novel mycoprotein-based food product under development by a well-funded venture-backed start-up company. The Engineering Project Manager will be responsible for managing multiple external resources from conceptual to detailed design, including outside engineering firm(s). They will report to the Director of Commercial Planning & Development and will work closely with the Process Engineering team to translate learnings from existing pilot-scale operations and design to the next manufacturing facility.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conceptual design, engineering, and construction of the next commercial manufacturing facility, including the management of external resources.
  • Establish and manage project scope, deliverables, cost, timelines, and resources to ensure project goals, and report to the management team
  • External interaction will include equipment vendors, construction contractors, engineering services contractors, local / state / federal government agencies, and co-manufacturing organizations.
  • Establish learnings at each phase of scale-up and apply them to subsequent capital projects

Qualifications:

  • BS or MS degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Food Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering
  • Track record of successful capital project execution in the food processing industry
  • 15+ years’ experience in engineering and technical project management within the food processing and/or fermentation industries
  • Experience with capital project management principles and practices and management through controls, processes, and procedures
  • Specific working knowledge of food industry standards and plant utility systems
  • Understanding of standard food processing unit operations and equipment
  • A strong grasp of economic drivers in plant construction and operation
  • Experience in plant commissioning and operation
  • Knowledge of plant automation systems
  • Success in managing safety in project execution
  • Comfortable working in a startup environment, entrepreneurial mindset, and enthusiasm for innovation
  • Emphasis on personal transparency and accountability
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently & with a team
  • Ability to manage workflow for multiple projects and tasks
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and capacity to meet deadlines
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, across organizational functions
  • Exhibit a strong sense of professional and personal integrity
  • Inherent curiosity and creativity in solving problems to understand how things work
  • Ability to handle and maintain the confidentiality of highly sensitive information
  • Versatility, flexibility, and willingness to work enthusiastically within changing priorities

Other Details:

  • Schedule: 8-5pm
  • Location: Chicago

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2 days ago



Chicago, Illinois

Messina Group

Full Time

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