1+ months

Industrial Project Director M/W

Chicago, Illinois
Within a senior leadership position, you will join the project organization. You will be mobilized on a new insect breeding and processing plant located in the United States, Illinois. This plant is connected to a major agro-industrial player for Energy and Raw Material transfer. The commissioning and operation of this new plant is part of Innovafeed’s ambitious industrial roll out roadmap. Innovafeed plants combine various processes, from insect breeding, HVAC installations, larvae rendering, fertilizer processing, bulk handling processes to flies rearing. These industrial processes being innovative and disruptive, you will be dealing with exciting technical challenges in insect farming industrialization in a project that has captured global attention.
You will be responsible for:
- Steering the design and progress for construction of Innovafeed’s first international site
- Organizing and leading the project construction milestones and routines.
- Managing the technical interfaces with key project stakeholders. The stakeholders involved are: our agro-industrial partner, local authorities (municipal, state, federal), utilities providers, and consultants (engineering firms, permits consultants).
- Leading coordination with the other Innovafeed teams to deliver the project. The other teams involved are: Finance, Performance, Operational Excellence, Operations (Production, Maintenance and QHSE), Product Quality, Administrative etc.
- Arbitrating the technical decision based on CAPEX, OPEX, Performance and Project Risks.
This mission will be located in France, Paris for about 6 to 18 months and then, based near Chicago. The first part of the mission will be at Innovafeed’s headquarters.


- You graduated with a degree in Engineering, with a Masters in Engineering and/or Professional Engineering designation. Double background in business / strategy consulting and engineering is a plus.

- You have 10 years+ experience on Project Management, in industrial field(s). Previous work experience in the US or with US stakeholders is a plus.
- You have an entrepreneur mindset, at ease with project risk management and decision making. Your analytical skills will allow rationalizing the technical arbitration on the project. Structured and rigorous, you will be the guardian of the project execution in a novel industry. You are convinced that one of the keys for a successful engineering project is the coordination and you have a strong appetite in dealing with interfaces and aligning different stakeholders.
More generally, we are looking to integrate in our teams the following profiles:
- Ownership: willingness and drive to be responsible for project success;
- Leadership : an overarching role to deliver the project by managing a network of external and internal stakeholders;
- Autonomous in the projects, reporting directly to one of Innovafeed’s co-founders.
You are fluent in English. French would be a plus.



  • Biotechnology
Posted: 2021-12-09 Expires: 2022-01-23

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