We're working on a challenging and incredibly exciting mission: to bring cultured meat to market. To do so, it is crucial that we scale up the novel and proprietary equipment that we have developed for our production processes. We are therefore looking for an experienced Engineering Project Manager to join the Automation + Engineering team.
Do you want the same as we do?
Would you like to be a crucial part of bringing cultured meat to market, having a massive positive impact on the world?
Would you love to collaborate with an international team of world-class scientists and engineers in a fast-paced and exciting start-up environment?
What is the purpose of your role?
Manage the development of novel production equipment, focusing on scaling up our developed technologies with the eventual goal of producing tonnes of meat.
What are your key responsibilities?
Lead various projects to bring novel production concepts from a mid scale (200L sized) to a large scale (>10.000L sized) stage.
Define design requirements looking at all aspects regarding regulations, costs, timelines, technical viability and (biological) process requirements.
Organize working groups and meetings with various internal stakeholders.
Organize and delegate engineering and testing work within the department and company.
Select the right partners, engineering firms, suppliers, and manufacturers to realize our plans.
Setting up agreements (with the help of our procurement and IP specialists) that enables fruitful collaborations while ensuring long term commercial success and IP protection.
What are we looking for?
You have a Bachelor or Master’s degree in Mechanical, Process, Chemical engineering or related field.
10+ years of experience in food or pharma process equipment development or similar.
Demonstrable success in leading large scale technical projects (10+ m3, 1M+ euro).
Experience with the prototyping stages of projects.
Experience with CAD design (Autocad, Solidworks) and technical drawings.
Experience and knowledge of P&ID drawings.
Experience in establishing contracts with suppliers.
Experience with cell culture / fermentation systems and requirements is a plus.
You think out of the box, willing to challenge the status quo, and align with our goal to make cultured meat and its CAPEX + OPEX affordable.
You are happy to work in a start-up/scale-up environment, while bringing in professional qualities.
You have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and can work collaboratively and independently.
You are a hardworking, organized, and dedicated team player and passionate about our mission.
What can you expect from us?
We are a medium-sized team working on an innovation that we believe will have a huge global impact. As part of this exciting project, you will get to:
- Enjoy an enterprising work culture in a fun, international team environment!
- Work at the interface of R&D and Production, combining science with a clear commercial goal.
- Have access to fundamental training, and be part of our continuous learning culture.
- Work in the beautiful, historical city of Maastricht.
- Enjoy flexible working hours (a limited amount of weekend work is to be expected).
- Enjoy at least 25 days of paid leave per year.
- As part of a competitive remuneration package, receive a bonus plan similar to stock options (called Stock Appreciation Rights - SARs).