Construction Project Manager

Paris
Engineering – Infrastructure /
CDI /
On-site
Alice&Bob is developing the first universal, fault-tolerant quantum computer to solve the world’s hardest problems.

The quantum computer we envision building is based on a new kind of superconducting qubit: the Schrödinger cat qubit. In comparison to other superconducting platforms, cat qubits have the astonishing ability to implement quantum error correction autonomously!

We are at the forefront of the quantum race, competing with tech giants such as Google or IBM. We are growing fast, securing 30 million USD of funding in 2022 to develop our unique technology.

We are 80 and counting, between physicists, PhDs, engineers and experienced business professionals, all united in reaching our ambitious goal. If you are an explorer, craving to challenge yourself and make quantum computing come true, come and join us!

We are looking for an experienced project manager to drive and execute the creation of a new technical site (in Paris area), that will include :
-a cleanroom for nanofabrication of chips
-additional cryostats (to cool down our chips)

Your role will be to manage this project. You will be part of the Infrastructure team, which is in charge of the current infrastructure in the company. You will also interact closely with the other engineering teams (especially the Nanofabrication team).

Responsibilities

    • Gather and maintain up-to-date the specifications from Alice&Bob for the “technical site” creation
    • Coordinate the design phase (being the main contact with the design subcontractors) Preliminary studies Drafting specifications and consulting external companies
    • Coordinate the calls for tender for the different parts of the projects, and drive the contracting phase
    • Oversee the building phase (in close collaboration with the subcontractors and other stakeholders), by participating in the regular meetings with the subcontractors, interacting with other stakeholders (rest of the company, equipment suppliers, building owner….), and managing the potential administrative procedures (”Déclaration préalable”, “dossier de déclaration” if applicable…) note that we plan to create the infrastructure in an existing building : so structural work will be limited, and most of the work will be focused on refurbishment and technical facilities creation
    • Oversee the installation phase, and the start up of the facilities (cooling water loop, air treatment, cleanroom, installation of first cryostats…) You update the documentary base (PID diagrams, plans, technical files, etc)
    • Planning and supervision of work in order to guarantee the safety of construction sites through compliance with and application of the rules and procedures in force (Prevention Plan, Operating Procedure, Risk Analysis Sheets, etc.)
    • Coordinate the hook up of new equipments in the cleanroom with the nanofab team
    • Monitor the progress of the project (on technical/planning/budget dimensions)
    • Occasionally, coordinate lighter infrastructure maintenance and evolution in existing site

Requirements

    • Master in engineering (mechanics, automation, HVAC…)
    • Strong background in industrial/R&D/lab facilities engineering
    • Achievement of at least two construction projects in a leading position.
    • Knowledge of French regulations and procedures applicable to such projects
    • 10+ years of experience
    • Excellent communication skills in both French and English (including negotiation capacity)
    • Bonus (not required) - Experience in cleanroom creation/installation

Benefits

    • 25-day vacation policy (as per French law) + RTT
    • Half of transportation cost coverage (as per French law), or yearly allowance for the die-hard bicycle users
    • Competitive health benefits with Alan
    • Meal vouchers with Swile, as well as access to a fully equipped kitchen
    • Parental benefits with crèche support
    • Flexible remote policy, up to 25 % a month.


Research shows that women might feel hesitant to apply for this job if they don't match 100% of the job requirements listed. This list is a guide, and we'd love to receive your application even if you think you're only a partial match. We are looking to build teams that innovate, not just tick boxes on a job spec.

You will join of one of the most innovative startups in France at an early stage, to be part of a passionate and friendly team on its mission to build the first universal quantum computer!

We love to share and learn from one another, so you will be certain to innovate, develop new ideas, and have the space to grow.