Senior Engineering Project Manager

Oakland, CA
Engineering /
Full Time /
Company Overview

Founded in 2019, Brimstone developed a breakthrough process to decarbonize cement production, one of the leading drivers of climate change. Our team is now scaling up to refine our process further and to build our first production facilities. We’re assembling an all-star group of sharp, mission-driven, collaborative individuals who take pride in using their diverse skills to contribute to a better world.

If this sounds like you, join us in helping to solve the most urgent, important challenge facing the world today (and have a blast while doing it!).

Job Brief

We are looking for a Senior Engineering Project Manager to join our Engineering team! This person will act as a partner to technical staff members and project teams. This person will report to the VP, Engineering and will be a key partner in managing engineering and R&D activities to support technology development and scale-up toward commercialization. Engineering project execution is a key part of this role’s responsibilities. Some travel will be required, depending upon project needs.

This role is preferably based in Oakland, California and can be worked as an onsite/hybrid position. However, for the right candidate a remote position can be considered.

Key Focus Areas of the role may include:

    • Project management responsibilities for this role will cover activities such as internal R&D; pilot plant design, execution, and transition to operation; vendor management, and planning for a commercial demonstration project.
    • Responsible for working with the technical team to develop roadmaps for R&D and engineering project execution in alignment with company goals.
    • This is a role where the project manager can grow with the company as they demonstrate their skill and develop expertise.
    • Support resource planning (time, personnel, budgets) for achieving goals and deliverables.
    • Track progress and metrics for successful development of process and products, identify and dependencies, evaluate risks and communicate status across the team.
    • Help maintain project risk management registers and risk mitigation plans.
    • This role will include interfacing with EPC and vendor project management teams to maintain project schedules and deliverables.
    • This candidate will be working with cross-functional teams, including pyrometallurgy, hydrometallurgy, process engineering, process modeling, and cement teams to coordinate inter-related activities. Will also include working with other company stakeholders such as finance, accounting, business development, and capital projects.

For this role, we’re looking for:

    • 7+ years of progressive career experience in technical fields involving science and engineering. 
    • 2+ years of successful technical project management in a relevant industry is a must while 5+ years is desired.
    • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, or a related field, is required.  Advanced degrees are a plus.
    • Experience in fields such as chemical processing, hydrometallurgy, pyrometallurgy, mineral processing, and cement production is highly desirable.
    • Experienced user of project management tools such as Oracle Primavera (strong preference), Microsoft Project, or equivalents.
    • Experience is preferred areas such as process hazard analysis (PHA); vendor negotiations; EPC functions in relation to owners teams; the sequence of conceptual, FEED, detailed engineering, construction and commissioning, and ramp-up; capital project cost estimation; project risk management; and running effective technical and business meetings.
    • Demonstrated history in executing complex projects, achieving milestones, and making deliverables.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
    • Ability to travel up to 15% of the time

Compensation, Benefits, and Perks

    • Salary range for this role is $170,000 - 200,000 per year
    • Company equity
    • 401k retirement plan with 3% company contribution
    • Medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees and dependents
    • Mental health benefits
    • Generous paid time off policy
    • 12-weeks of parental leave
    • A fun, diverse, and talented team focused on making the biggest impact possible on climate change
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