Company Description:

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Meati Foods is on a mission to help feed everyone -- forever. We believe everyone should have the choice to eat nutritious, unprocessed protein grown from nature. That's why we harness a single, infinite ingredient called mycelium – the muscular root structure of mushrooms – to put delicious Good Energy on your plate without compromising on health for you and your family, or for the planet. Get to know Meati at www.meati.com or on Instagram.

Company Culture:

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Meati Foods a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of Meati Foods and the growing plant-based meat category.

The Role

Under the direction of the Engineering Project Manager, the Project Engineer is responsible for developing, leading and executing capital projects in a manner that follows all Meati process and technical standards while working cross-functionally with other engineering disciplines. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a highly-collaborative personality and strong engineering background while managing projects in for fermentation, food processing, plant utility systems.

Project Development

  • Assists with development of Meati capital plans.
  • Assists with development of project charters and objectives in an environment where scope and deliverables may be ambiguous and needs to be brought into focus.
  • Develops cost justifications, scope, schedule, and budget estimates.
  • Writes, submits and presents capital request documentation.
  • Drives development of project success criteria for vertical start up and alignment with sponsor and stakeholders.

Project Execution

  • Responsible for project scope execution, cost, schedule management and safety.
  • Assists in the competitive selection process, contract negotiation process, and oversight of all design consultants, specialty vendors, and construction teams as necessary for each project.
  • Prepares Best Value Option Analysis (BVOA) to compare solutions and cost for best value and provide recommendations to leadership.
  • Reviews, marks up, and approves drawings and other technical documentation
  • Develops Factory Acceptance Test (FAT) planning and executes successful FAT.
  • Provides field installation supervision, leads commissioning, and field troubleshooting during startup phase.
  • Identifies and resolves technical problems.
  • Communicates project status throughout the organization.
  • Coordinates and supervises contractors and vendor reps and construction management.
  • Develops and executes IQ, OQ, PQ with project team during installation, commissioning, qualification, and verification project phases.
  • Ensures that all technical deliverables, cost, and schedule requirements are met throughout the execution of the project.
  • Adds value by influencing through innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Identifies, develops, and implements process improvement projects to increase productivity, reliability, sustainability, and cost reduction.
  • Supports a High-Performance Organization (HPO) environment by utilizing a total team approach to capital project execution and process improvements.
  • Ability to forecast spend for project costs, track budgets, manage schedule.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 5-7+ years of project engineering experience in the food or pharmaceutical industries along with an understanding of sanitary design concepts.
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning, organizing and communication skills.
  • Experience managing multiple projects from the evaluation through implementation stages.
  • Experience developing justification, scoping and managing capital projects to budgets and schedule.
  • Contractor management experience, including scoping the work, managing a bidding process, negotiations, field installation supervision, and change order management
  • Experience leading cross-functional project teams.
  • Ability to follow up and prioritize project issues independently and juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems.
  • Ability to communicate and present to individuals at all levels of the Meati organization,
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to a fast-changing environment.
  • Proficient in Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Word.  Proficiency in AutoCAD a plus.
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work weekends, varying shifts, holidays as project execution schedules may require.
  • Travel will be approximately 20% but may be higher during specific project phases. 

​​​​​​​Compensation: 100-110K + benefits + stock options

Benefits:

  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • AD&D, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • 401k Contributions & Company Match

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Meati is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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