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10 Jun 2021

Full-Time Technical Project Manager

Via Separations – Posted by sbreger Watertown, Massachusetts, United States

Job Description

At Via Separations, we take a materials approach to the world’s wasted energy.  We are optimistic about scientific progress, passionate about global impact, and not afraid of hard problems. We embrace the diversity of our team for creative solutions, we believe the best ideas come from the intersection of disciplines and perspectives, and we encourage one another to bring our whole selves to work.
Via eliminates energy use in industrial processes, enabling pathways for a more sustainable, resource efficient future.  With its core filtration technology, Via can slash the energy used in separation processes by 90%.  We are a fast-paced, interdisciplinary team backed by The Engine, Safar Partners, Prime Impact Fund, and MassCEC.
Position Description
The Technical Project Manager will work alongside a team of engineers and chemists to design and build new reverse osmosis-like systems. You will be responsible for working with chemists and other engineers to design improvements to existing systems and design new systems at scales ranging from small test rigs to thousands of gallons per day. Our systems service chemical and other challenging industries which require processing of sophisticated mixtures. Initial systems are designed to adapt reverse osmosis to the pulp and paper industry for a technology that has been field tested at 1/10th scale. This role has enormous growth potential as headcount increases, systems scale, and the organization continues to build scope and influence.
Responsibilities include:
• Plan year-long projects, implementing and managing quarterly milestones
• Ensure on-time completion of projects through management of project scope and internal and external activities
• Manage relationships with external partners
• Contribute to engineering discussions and handle decisions with competing factors of budget, time, risk, and scope
• Negotiate project details and terms with vendors and customers
• Work with a multidisciplinary team to finalize design and integration plans for first-of-kind chemical processing systems
• Provide on-site oversight and support for systems at customers sites, ensuring customer satisfaction with equipment and support
Experience & Qualifications 
BS in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering or similar.
Experience with planning and leading technical projects, and working with multi-disciplinary teams
You must be: team-oriented, adaptable, able to prioritize and balance multiple projects, and love to build, troubleshoot and think critically.
Travel is required for this role, up to 20%, as is the ability to lift up to 40 pounds, climb ladders, and use Personal Protective Equipment.
Via prioritizes diversity of thought, access, and experiences and as such strives to be an exceptional Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Engineering; Technical; Systems. Salaries: Not Disclosed.

Job expires in 36 days.

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