Principal Project Manager

  • Impossible Foods
  • Redwood City, CA
  • Feb 06, 2020
Full Time Project Manager

Job Description

Do you want to be part of an exciting company dedicated to solving the greatest challenge humanity faces? Then Impossible Foods is the place for you.
Impossible Foods was founded in 2011 to create a truly sustainable global food system by inventing an efficient, sustainable way to transform plants into irresistibly delicious, nutritious food -- food that delivers all the pleasures and nutritional benefits consumers demand, without the destructive environmental impact. Our first product, the Impossible Burger, was introduced by top chefs to the world and is currently available at over 16,000 restaurants across the United States and abroad.

You Will:

  • Lead and manage heme capital projects, manage the PM team
  • Work closely with project engineering group to deliver heme production plants on budget and on schedule
  • Organized, ability to deliver large capital projects on aggressive schedules while working with a small team
  • Prepare well written clear studies/reports with accurate capital estimates & savings calculations with sufficient documentation to succinctly describe project scope.  Search out options for capital reduction & improvements with high economic return
  • Embrace change and engages others to adopt new processes, solutions, and plans while staying focused on goals and results. Proactively finds and promotes business improvement opportunities such as economic return, quality/process improvement, capacity increase, etc.
  • Provide layouts of equipment or block flow diagrams to help the business understand floor space requirements and proper ergonomics for cost-efficient operations
  • Work with outside engineering consultants and design-build firms to ensure work is on track and meets sanitation requirements and capacities
  • Have a scientific curiosity, improve engineering skills & process knowledge while staying current on the new technology & the application of food processing technology
  • Establish clear plan and course of action to accomplish a specific goal. Improve individual & department credibility by maintaining professional integrity and communication
  • Develop and publish appropriate engineering standards that can be used across the company to support safety, sanitation and equipment design and flexibility
  • Provide technical competency through the application of sound science, general industrial practice or engineering-based solutions
  • A willingness to travel

You Have:

  • BS Mechanical, Electrical, Food Science or Chemical Engineering
  • 12+ years
  • Capital project management, PE certification, PMP certification
  • Strong communication, deep understanding of complex engineering problems and ability to define risks, work closely with supply chain, manufacturing, procurement
  • Hands on, build processes and structure, mentor and coach
  • Knowledge of process flow diagrams
  • Fundamental knowledge of business and plant operations including lean principles
  • Good understanding of HACCP and food GMPs
  • A self-motivated mentality with strong oral and written communication skills and good organization skills
  • An ability to continuously challenge assumptions and strive for excellence
  • The ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a diverse, dynamic team

Impossible Foods Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to  race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics

Experience level

Senior Level  

Impact areas

Food & Agriculture  


51-200 employees  

Organization type

For-profit startup/company  

Climate solutions

Plant-rich Diet  

Role Type


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