Our client's cutting edge membrane solutions help customers in the food and beverage, dairy, life science, and industrial markets produce high-quality products through concentration and purification, remove contaminants and recycle valuable process chemicals, achieve high-purity water, and treat wastewater for suitable discharge.
They have developed a breakthrough in materials science - a new class of membrane chemistries - one which is uniquely positioned to treat highly-impaired wastewater. Their mission is to make it practical for industries to reuse water, instead of wasting it, and we have the industry commitments and resources to deliver on that promise.
They are seeking an experienced project manager to lead pilot, developmental, and demonstration engineering projects as designated by the leadership team. The Project Manager will take on strategically-relevant projects that are intended to demonstrate the capabilities of their membrane products at commercial scale. Candidates with an excellent track record of project management in the delivery of skid-mounted water and wastewater treatment systems in complex scenarios are encouraged to apply.
- Provides role model leadership for safety culture and behavior on capital projects.
- Managing, scheduling and executing pilot and demonstration scale water and wastewater projects featuring membrane products.
- Proposing multiple execution strategies for projects where this is appropriate.
- Identifying, qualifying, and managing outside contractors as needed for the project.
- Clearly and professionally communicating our project plan to the end user and/or partners, including risks and delays that may occur.
- Self-directed and works without appreciable direction to execute through to project completion.
- Coordinating the cross-functional team required for project success, including Applications Engineering, Design Engineering, Field Services, Sales, and others.
- Plans and conducts assignments involving the larger and more important projects or more than one project.
- Able to solve complex operating issues through collaboration with peers, and the assistance of direct reports or next level management.
- Defines the scope and objectives of projects responsible for based on operational needs.
- Liaison normally involves specific phases of a task, engineering project or operation.
- Negotiation, leadership, assertiveness, and follow-through skills are key to successful completion of tasks.
- Conducts briefings to Senior Management on project health.
- Determine scope, budget, and time line of small to intermediate projects.
- Managing project schedules for 2-3 simultaneous project efforts.
- Identifying resource needs for the assigned projects.
- Developing, and later tracking, budgets for these project.
- Applies extensive project principles and has full knowledge of functional area.
- Applies knowledge of more advanced systematic and creative problem-solving tools.
- Effective Communications Skills (verbally, written, presentation).
- Collaborates effectively with plant engineering, maintenance, and leadership.
- Able to rapidly acquire knowledge of the site(s) including chemical processes and physical layout.
- Proficiency in MS Office, MS Project, Excel, and e-mail
Education, Certifications & Licenses
- 10+years with BS in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering preferred. Alternately, a related field and PMP certification would be considered.
- Supervisory training and experience a plus, but not required.
- Significant project management experience.
- Shows indications of being able to influence other groups.
These projects may be centered in the US or abroad. Experience navigating professional relationships across cultural boundaries is a plus.
This position can be a remote role. The nature of international work requires that some flexibility to accommodate time zones will be required. Remote candidates should expect to spend 4-8 weeks per year travelling to our Boston headquarters. Additional travel for this role to support projects will vary, but 10-25% (6-12 weeks per year) is an approximate guide.