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Engineering Project Manager



Software Engineering, Operations
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 2, 2023
About Us
Ambercycle is a materials company founded in 2015 to create a circular supply chain for the apparel industry, making decarbonized raw materials across industry verticals. We're doing this by developing and deploying new technologies to increase the scope and scale of regenerated materials in the global apparel supply chain, and reduce the use of raw agricultural and petroleum resources. Our products avoid the use of new raw materials and go into the highest quality applications, exceeding the expectations of end customers with a fraction of the environmental footprint. Our success is the result of the talent, curiosity, and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to realize our vision to improve humanity’s relationship with the material world. Visit to learn more.
Who You Might Be
We're looking for a Engineering Project Manager to join our team and play a key role in advancing our circular materials initiatives. If you're passionate about building new technology and eager to drive innovation in this field, we want to hear from you!
Positive and Visionary: You bring positive energy and a forward-thinking mindset, determined to contribute to a more sustainable future.
Continuous Learner: You're committed to staying at the forefront of sustainable materials and technologies.
Effective Communicator: You excel in direct communication, value feedback, and see challenges as opportunities for growth.
Adaptable Problem Solver: You thrive in a dynamic environment and embrace changes in project priorities.
Team Player: You collaborate effectively and enjoy being part of a team dedicated to sustainable innovation.
The Job
We’re looking for an energetic and passionate Engineering Project Manager who will play a critical role in the design, engineering, construction, and startup of Ambercycle’s first-of-a-kind commercial plant. You will work in collaboration with Ambercycle’s engineering teams to oversee various phases of engineering, construction, and design for the facility. You will also lead the PMO's cross-functional programs, new initiatives across process development, and new product introduction.


  • Lead and operationalize cross-functional programs, spanning all engineering organizations, with a focus on process design, capital projects, and technology development.
  • Create, maintain, communicate, and present schedules for engineering projects to the company management.
  • Manage internal and external project interfaces to drive efficient decision-making and achieve successful project completion
  • Execute technically challenging programs and projects requiring engineering knowledge.
  • Work with AC and external teams to realize commercial plants within budget and on schedule
  • Develop CAPEX and OPEX models to aid in decision making
  • Collaborate with leadership to create tools for the tracking and monitoring of project metrics
  • Define and drive tasks to be performed by the cross-functional team. Prioritize team project work based on schedule, risk, resources, and payback. Track status of projects and action items against the schedule.
  • Develop, implement, and refine project management procedures, frameworks, and metrics to achieve well-defined success criteria.
  • Identify creative ways to overcome obstacles and meet the schedule despite setbacks.
  • Define, report, and maintain program health, success metrics, and ongoing progress.
  • Standardize documentation and enhance project communication processes to foster consistency.
  • Create canonical documentation (including risk and decision registers, management of change documentation, etc.) to ensure alignment across teams.
  • Travel to company locations and facilities for meetings, training, special projects and information gathering (domestic and international).

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Materials Engineering
  • 5+ years of program management experience within engineering environments
  • 5+ years managing large capital projects and collaborating with diverse stakeholders, including engineering contractors.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% percent, domestic and international.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 6+ years of process engineering or process design experience.
  • Advanced problem-solving with clear communication; ability to comprehend complex problems and break them down into manageable, clearly understood workstreams.
  • Proficiency in data-driven decision-making and with project management tools.
  • Demonstrated experience creating, maintaining, and communicating schedules.
  • Experience with techno-economic analysis, trade-off studies, financial evaluation, process economics, and OpEx/CapEx modeling.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of engineering projects for mass-produced products.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally, manage teams, and effectively hold others accountable.
  • Proven ability to operate under pressure while managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Track record of linking research and development activities with successful real-world implementation.
  • Knowledge of chemistry, polymers, technology and manufacturing.
  • Ability to effectively operate and deliver results in a fast-paced, open environment.
  • Experience in a startup environment.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision, and Pet Insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401(k)
  • Healthy snacks & beverages
  • Lunch Provided in office on Fridays