The Greenhouse Engineer (GE) is a new position at BrightFarms and it is an opportunity to lead an entire industry. In general, this position will lead the efforts pertaining to our design standards and develop our equipment specifications for our greenhouses. This includes owning and maintaining our greenhouse design basis criteria, developing and maintaining greenhouse and production equipment specifications, managing through the design and construction phases of multiple greenhouse projects, working with equipment manufacturers to develop and manufacture solutions that meet BrightFarms needs, and leading the continuous improvement program by working closely with operations to solve production problems. During construction of the facility, the engineer will support project management with RFIs, construction issues, and will lead the commissioning and startup effort. This position partners with cross-functional team members and senior leadership to identify and pursue improvements for the facilities meeting positive ROI, supports the group with development of best-in-class project management processes, and seeks out opportunities to help develop BrightFarms business.
Bachelor’s degree in engineering or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
5 + years’ experience in engineering and construction of commercial or industrial facilities.
3 + years’ experience in project management within construction, agriculture, energy, or related industries.
Experience with Microsoft Office applications, Autocad, and scheduling software (MS Project, Primavera).
Demonstrated communication and interpersonal skills with strong focus on teamwork and interface with a broad range of work groups.
Ability to analyze project risks and problem solve.
Strong prioritization and multitasking skills with the ability to operate in a complex, rapidly changing business environment with typically tight schedules and demanding targets.
Self-starter with the ability to manage multiple work streams efficiently.
Positive collaborative team attitude
Ability to take initiative and self-start projects
Inquisitive mindset, ability to take calculated risks and be able/willing to recognize and react as necessary when tactics are not working
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing business needs
Fanatical focus on customer service to ensure internal/external partners receive above-and-beyond level of support
Preference may be given to candidates with the following:
Experience building or operating commercial scale greenhouses
Understand/experience in agriculture industry as it relates to hydroponics and greenhouse growing operations
Advanced degrees in engineering or business.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Brightfarms Inc
BrightFarms is the leading urban agriculture company, attacking a large, attractive and fast-growing market opportunity with a strong leadership team and world-class investors, board members and partners. We are exploiting a financial and environmental arbitrage opportunity by building a distributed network of local greenhouse farms. Our long-term fixed-price contracts with supermarkets are unique to the industry, reducing risk, attracting project finance and enabling scale.
We are building the nation’s first national brand of locally-grown, great-tasting produce. BrightFarms: Grown Right Here.