Project Manager



New Zealand
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Job Description

At Capture6, we are developing rapidly scalable carbon removal and decarbonization solutions and creating environmental benefits to accelerate the transition to a decarbonized global economy. Our projects create dual benefits to climate and water sectors. As we continue to grow, we are seeking a Project Manager to join our Commercialization team.

What You Will Do

As a Project Manager, you will be responsible for overseeing the planning and implementation of first-of-kind Direct Air Capture (DAC) facilities in the Australia/New Zealand and across the globe. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure projects are delivered on time, within budget, and to the highest of quality standards. The role requires experience in managing engineering design, construction, and operation of water treatment and carbon capture facilities. As a small start-up, you will be expected to wear many hats, be self-motivated to drive projects forward and comfortable moving through uncertainty. We are looking for natural leaders with strong communication and organizational skills to effectively manage project scope, resources, and timelines.

  • Project Planning: develop comprehensive project plans including scope, budget, objectives, deliverables, timelines, and resource requirements.
  • Team management: lead and motivate cross-functional project teams including internal and external resources throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Stakeholder communications: serve as the primary point of contact for stakeholders providing regular updates on project progress, addressing concerns, and managing expectations.
  • Risk Management: identify potential risks and develop mitigation strategies to minimize project disruptions and ensure successful outcomes.
  • Continuous improvement: Identify opportunities for value engineering early and facilitate the group of engineers/experts to find cost- or time- saving solutions.
  • Documentation and Organization: maintain accurate project documentation including plans, schedules, progress reports, and meeting minutes to ensure transparency and accountability.

What You Will Bring

Required Qualifications

  • 5-7 years of experience as a project manager with a track record of successfully managing complex engineering design and construction projects from initial design to operation.
  • Knowledgeable about water treatment processes, carbon capture technologies, or general civil and mechanical construction is essential for this role.
  • Proficient in reviewing engineering drawings (process flow diagrams, process and instrumentation diagrams, single line drawings, mechanical/civil plans etc).
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with proactive approach to identifying and addressing project challenges.
  • Competent in reviewing contracts with an understanding of how to structure contracts to de-risk projects.
  • Familiarity with procurement processes, preparing request for proposals, and evaluating bids.
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (engineering, construction management, etc)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiarity with permitting associated with construction.
  • Familiarity with carbon dioxide removal credits and proficiency in navigating carbon markets.
  • Excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience or strong motivation to work at a startup characterized by its dynamic, fast-paced nature, where innovation, agility, and resourcefulness are key drivers for growth and success.
  • Preference to candidates based in Australia or New Zealand or are familiar with industrial players, local permitting, and regulatory requirements of Australia or New Zealand.

We are aware this job description may not capture all the dimensions we are seeking in the right candidate. You may also bring valuable skills and knowledge we haven't thought of. If you think you’re a great fit for this role, please apply and tell us why in your cover letter. We look forward to hearing from you.

Climate change disproportionately impacts underrepresented communities, and we believe a diverse and inclusive team is needed to meet this major global crisis head on. We highly encourage members of traditionally underrepresented communities to apply. Capture6 is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, age, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, marital domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability status, or veteran status.