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.

Responsibilities:

Project Development

  • Assist with development of Meati capital plans.
  • Assist with development of project charters and objectives in an environment where scope and deliverables may be ambiguous and needs to be brought into focus.
  • Develop project management plans and maintain milestone schedules
  • Prepares Best Value Option Analysis (BVOA) to compare solutions and cost for best value and provide recommendations to senior leadership.
  • Lead teams in complex assignments on a project-by-project basis through all project phases (initiation through closeout).
  • Provide input to the project prioritization process and participate in other essential strategic business portfolio processes to ensure prioritization and funding to support site goals.
  • Develops cost justifications, scope, schedule, and budget estimates. Understanding and calculation of ROI, payback period, and capital spend.
  • Capable of building critical path schedules.
  • 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.
  • Lead and manage assigned projects/priorities by driving the completion of projects within budget, ensuring that appropriate paybacks are forecasted and achieve outcomes.
  • Obtain quotes, develop costs analysis, develop budgets, and create project schedules.
  • Directly supervise contractors and coordinate with consulting services.
  • Manage and control project budget, cost forecasts (expense and capital), cash flow projections, and status reports
  • Manage daily operational aspects of assigned projects including integration of project activities, project resourcing, financial achievement, meeting scope, and completion.
  • Lead team in risk management approaches and systems. Make or escalate decisions regarding the appropriate risk when there is substantial project impact.
  • Provide regular project updates to all levels of management.
  • 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 schedule milestones, track schedule deviations , manage schedule, and build schedule recovery plans.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering.
  • Minimum 7-10 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.
  • Experience in the application of project management skills and concepts with an understanding of related engineering subject areas.
  • Leadership experience with a team with varied strengths of technical engineering and process development.
  • Demonstrate practical resourcefulness with the ability to problem solve using practical solutions
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and conflicting priorities across a broad range of engineering areas.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and style that fits within the Meati culture and values
  • Interpersonal and facilitation skills vital to forge consensus among competing interests on critical and time-sensitive issues—important in ensuring that, within Meati’s collaborative culture, projects are finished on time and on budget.
  • Act independently to uncover and resolve issues associated with the development and implementation of capital projects.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to tactfully negotiate and positively influence peers and executive leadership
  • Effective oral, visual and written communication skills with the ability to listen effectively
  • Resilience and flexibility with the ability to react to changes quickly, and the ability to apply knowledge to new problems and new contexts
  • ontractor 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.

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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