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Project Engineer



Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, November 9, 2023
About Us
Ambercycle is a material science 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 and decarbonized materials in the global apparel supply chain. 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. For more information, visit
Who You Might Be
We’re looking for a Project Engineer who will play a critical role in the scale up, engineering, and execution of Ambercycle’s first-of-a-kind commercial plant, and future plants afterwards. You will work as part of the Engineering team to directly contribute to plant design, equipment design and selection, materials specifications, and operations and maintenance planning. You will ensure projects are executed to specification, on budget, and on schedule. You will work with internal engineering teams, external EPC firms, and vendors to create and validate design and engineering deliverables, and interface across the project to drive project design of the commercial facilities. You will make process and design improvements which can be applied to Ambercycle process facilities.
The Job
The ideal candidate will have an insane work ethic, as well as be driven, confident, and do what it takes to ensure successful commercialization and scale-up of our process technology. This individual will work to ensure effective decision-making and execution of technology development and commercialization. This will include engagement with and oversight of equipment vendors, EPC firms, and consultants.


  • Lead cross-functional engineering projects with a focus on sustainable circular materials, technology development, and operational efficiency.
  • Create, maintain, communicate, and present schedules for engineering projects to leadership.
  • Execute technically challenging projects requiring deep systems and engineering knowledge.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional leaders to define and improve operational efficiency within teams.
  • Define and drive tasks to be performed by cross-functional teams.
  • Prioritize team project work based on schedule, risk, resources and return on investment, and track project status and action items against schedules.
  • Develop, implement, and refine project management procedures, frameworks, and metrics to achieve well-defined success criteria.
  • Define, report, and maintain program health, success metrics, and ongoing progress.
  • Standardize documentation and enhance project communication processes to foster consistency.
  • Harness data to drive strategic decisions and provide leadership-level reporting.
  • Create canonical documentation to ensure alignment across teams and processes, promoting cohesion and efficiency.
  • Provide reports and track progress with internal and external teams.
  • Manage cost and schedule on projects, reporting at-risk items to management and internal/external stakeholders.
  • Travel to company locations and facilities for meetings, training, special projects and information gathering (domestic and international).


  • Bachelor's Degree in Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, Civil or Materials Engineering (required)
  • 5+ years of process engineering or process design experience (required); experience in a start-up environment (preferred)
  • Strong problem-solver and clear communicator; ability to comprehend complex problems and break them down into manageable, clearly understood workstreams.
  • Proficiency in data-driven decision-making.
  • Proven track record in managing projects and collaborating with diverse stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of manufacturing projects.
  • Demonstrated experience creating, maintaining, and communicating schedules.
  • Experience working with engineering contractors on capital projects and process design.
  • Must have a strong desire to change the world, and passion for solving difficult engineering problems.
  • Must take initiative and be hungry for technical excellence and project success.
  • Experience with techno-economic analysis, trade-off studies, and financial evaluation.
  • Knowledge of process economics responsibility OPEX/CAPEX modeling.
  • Ability to work cross-functionally and manage teams, effectively holding others accountable.
  • Familiarity with project management tools and software.
  • Proven ability to operate under pressure while managing multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Ability to effectively operate and deliver results in a fast-paced, open environment.
  • Ability to travel up to 40% percent, domestic and international travel.


  • Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance
  • Flexible PTO
  • 401(k)
  • Free Healthy Snacks & Beverages
Ambercycle is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with Ambercycle is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.