Senior Project Engineer

Bonumose, Inc.

The Senior Project Engineer will help expand a rapidly growing manufacturing footprint processing tagatose and other rare monosaccharides from starch sources.

A successful candidate will be working directly with the senior management team to develop a strategy, organize resources to execute, and work with partners to design and build manufacturing operations globally.

Work Environment:

Demonstration Plant operation work will be done in a food-grade certified GMP environment with extended periods of standing and occasional heavy lifting (30-50 lbs). Otherwise, work will be conducted in office space.

Compensation package and title commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee process engineering and help refine plant operations
  • Develop strategic partnerships with equipment suppliers and design firms to assist in future plant design and execution
  • Work with partners to help oversee plant installations at various sites
  • Assist Scientific team in the execution of changes and refinements developed in the lab.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelors/Masters degree in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical or Industrial, preferred) or related field
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in Engineering Project Management
  • Chemical/Process Engineering experience desired; prior knowledge in Food industry preferred
  • Hands on troubleshooting skills desired. • Experience with filtration, ion exchange, evaporation, and crystallization • Experience in starch processing, especially maltodextrin production
  • Prior involvement managing major capital projects
  • Experience supervising employees or managing a project with multiple stakeholders
  • Strong engineering fundamentals with proven abilities and practical experience in the following areas: Project and Construction Management
  • Accounting Fundamentals
  • Process optimization
  • Data-based decision-making using data from different sources
  • Unit operations, understanding, and continuous improvements
  • CAD for maintaining plant drawings and P&IDs
  • Process measurement and control systems
  • Maintenance techniques and systems for reliable operation
  • Troubleshooting hardware and processes
  • Managing multiple projects, tasks, and deadlines
  • Organizational skills, attention to detail, and follow through on agreed actions
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and SAP
  • Familiarity with food manufacturing, GMPs, HACCP, SQF Safety standards and regulations
  • Ability to communicate effectively across all levels of the organization.


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Charlottesville, VA

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