Who We Are

Zume is engineering the world's transition to a sustainable food future by creating a “sustainability fabric” of technology solutions designed to make the food supply chain smarter and more connected to help brands move food closer to demand, improve efficiency and reduce waste. We're innovating in the fields of AI/ML, predictive analytics, IoT, Robotics, power technology, logistics, and more. Zume’s solutions include Zume Forward, which helps food companies predict demand and deploy food and goods where people want them; Zume Source, which provides economically superior and more sustainable alternatives for how food is grown, transported, prepared and packaged; and Zume Culinary, which optimizes cuisines for food delivery customers.


The Role

As a Construction Architect here at Zume, you will have the responsibility for planning, supporting, and executing the effort associated with bringing up new, world-class manufacturing facilities.  In this role you will function as the key interface to third-party architectural firms, contractors, engineering, executive management, local authorities, adherence to building codes and others for the purpose of driving the completion of facilities to meet cost, schedule, and quality requirements.  In addition, you will be reviewing, influencing, and modifying specifications and documentation associated with the commission of facilities per company requirements. 

What You’ll Do

  • Work with outside architectural firm(s) and Interior Designer(s) and to create and modify construction plans and the continuity/coordination of MEP plans for a large (1M+ sqft) manufacturing facility
  • Support the development of  Architectural and/or MEP engineering designs for a new major manufacturing facility
  • Lead the preparation of project permitting applications, local and international building codes and reports to appropriate local, state, and federal agencies
  • Manage design activities and the development of construction drawings including the presentation of design proposals to executive management
  • Support scheduling, estimating, and budget preparation for facilities development and construction
  • Manage change control process and schedules
  • Conduct property and building condition assessments 
  • Quality control of construction, inspections and budget control
  • Review and comment on geological investigations including soil mechanics reports, seismic analyses, slope stability analyses, seepage analyses, hydrologic and hydraulic analyses
  • Receive, review, coordinate, obtain proper approvals and distributes project submittals to all architectural and construction subcontractors and suppliers
  • Review and understand all architectural and construction subcontracts and assists in enforcing all subcontracts appropriately, may include negotiating with contractors and other professionals
  • Attend regular meetings with management, contractors and other specialists
  • Maintains compliance with all legal requirements and regulatory standards and assures commitment to the highest standards of quality. 

Who You Are

  • Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor’s in- Civil Engineer (BSCE), or Construction Management (BSCM) or at least 10 years’ applicable professional experience in related field
  • 5+ years of experience in manufacturing facilities leadership or management role
  • Valid Architectural License in at least one state
  • Strong technical, creative/design performance, communication, team-work, and organizational skills
  • Expertise and knowledge of building codes associated with manufacturing facilities 
  • The preferred candidate will have knowledge of industrial construction and be familiar with the terminology within the industry
  • Surveying background not required but would be considered a plus.
  • AutoCAD/Civil 3D knowledge and surveying capabilities not required but would be considered a plus.

Travel Requirements

  • Ability to travel up to 75%
  • Ability to travel based on the the turn-up schedule and needs of each Manufacturing Facility
  • Will begin at Texas facility and move on to bring up each additional facility online as the previous is completed 


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