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Engineering Project Manager

Company: Apeel Sciences
Location: Goleta
Posted on: January 24, 2023

Job Description:

At Apeel, we look to nature to help the global food system extend quality, prevent waste, and ensure an abundant future for our planet.
We believe that our most essential ingredient in our recipe for success is our people. We strive to cultivate an environment where everyone is welcomed, and can bring their full, authentic selves into everything they do at Apeel. Humility, Ingenuity, Leadership and Teamwork are the values that define us and how we work with each other, customers, and communities across the globe.Full vaccination against COVID-19 required, unless you qualify for a federally protected exemption.
About This Role
We're looking for an Engineering Project Manager to join Apeel's growing Engineering team. In this role, you'll work within the larger team to project manage the integration of our barrier coating treatment equipment and processes at our partner fruit packing house sites.
The Engineering Project Manager will be responsible for leading cross-functional projects to install and integrate our equipment at customer sites. The typical duration of these projects is on the 6-10 month time frame. This project management role is responsible for delivering the overall project on schedule while satisfying key internal stakeholder and external customer requirements. The Engineering Project Manager plays a key leadership role in the success of these projects, with broad project authority and decision-making.
This position is able to be remote within the US. We're looking for someone to join our team immediately.
What You'll Do


  • Own all aspects of project management for typically 2-3 equipment integration projects at a time
  • Create and maintain the project communication plan. Create and maintain the Project Charter and other associated project summary documents. Own communications and manage expectations between project team and key stakeholders through regular updates
  • Own all aspects of project planning. Work with individual project contributors on task development, setting task duration, defining task sequencing to develop and optimize the project plan in a way that best balances schedule with project risk
  • Manage the projects through the execution stages, working with the larger team to ensure on-time task completion and to track the overall project progress
  • Respond with creative and collaborative solutions to the inevitable challenges that might occur throughout the project
  • Work with other Engineering Project Managers to identify, develop, and implement within the team project management best practices, processes, and tools
  • Domestic and international travel up to 15%

    What You Bring
    Minimum Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree or equivalent with 4+ years formal work experience in a technical project management role
    • Strong experience using project management tools for project planning, project optimization and project execution
    • Experience managing waterfall type projects with the ability to define task sequencing and dependencies based on WBS relationships
    • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office / Google software tools
    • Excellent organizational ability and high attention to detail
    • Excellent interpersonal skills and experience working with interdisciplinary teams
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

      Preferred Qualifications

      • Experience with Smartsheet or similar gantt charting tools
      • Experience working on hardware engineering or large equipment installation projects
      • Experience working directly with external customers
      • PMP certification

        Our total rewards packages may include comprehensive health plans, 401k matching, equity, flexible PTO, sick leave, paid parental leave, and more! Compensation for this role is expected to be between $100,00 and $120,000. Actual base pay may be higher or lower depending on geographic locations, skills, experience, and other factors permitted by law.Apeel believes that the scale of our impact is determined by the teams that work with us. As such, we seek to build high-performing teams of people from various experiences and backgrounds who can collectively push our company into new realms. We seek a diverse pool of applicants and consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, ancestry, color, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, citizenship, disability, Veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. If you have a special need or disability that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Keywords: Apeel Sciences, Santa Barbara , Engineering Project Manager, Engineering , Goleta, California

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