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Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Project Manager: Junior-Mid Level

Windfall Bio

Windfall Bio

Operations
United States
Posted on Friday, July 5, 2024

Title: Project Manager

Location: On-site (San Francisco Bay Area)

Type: Full-Time

Experience Level: Junior to Mid-Level (2-5 years)

Salary Range: $100,000 - $130,000

About Us:

Windfall Bio is a nature-based technology company that harnesses methane-eating microbes (mems) to transform harmful methane into organic soil nutrients on site. Windfall’s proprietary microbes are capable of consuming dilute methane from various sources such as landfill gas, coal mine vent gas as well as low-quality concentrated methane streams such as raw biogas from anaerobic digester, vented gas and flared gas from upstream oil well operations, etc. The resulting biomass is a nitrogen-rich organic fertilizer. Mems represent a potential low capex opportunity for increasing the revenue potential of decentralized methane production by providing a high value, locally consumable product. In particular, the organic fertilizer produced by the mem process can serve as a domestic source of fertilizer for nearby local communities, improving soil health and local water quality, increasing local food security, and creating high-paying local jobs and industry.

Job Description:

As a Junior to Mid-Level Project Manager at Windfall Bio, you will play a crucial role in managing and overseeing projects and deployments focused on methane mitigation across various industries. This role involves working with a diverse and highly cross-functional team—including scientists, engineers, business strategists, and operations —to ensure that our projects meet customer requirements and are delivered on time and within scope.

This position offers a unique opportunity to broaden your project management skills in a dynamic and innovative environment while contributing to significant environmental solutions. You will be involved in both internal projects and external deployments, providing support from inception through to scale-up and commercialization.

Key responsibilities

  • Project Planning and Coordination: Assist in developing and executing detailed project plans and collaborate with a diverse team to ensure smooth project execution.
  • Accountability Management: Hold project team members accountable for meeting deadlines and quality standards.
  • Risk and Progress Management: Identify potential risks, develop mitigation strategies, and track project milestones to ensure alignment with goals.
  • Portfolio Alignment: Work closely with the Program Manager to integrate project goals within the broader portfolio and optimize resource allocation.
  • Documentation and Continuous Improvement: Maintain comprehensive project documentation and participate in post-project reviews to drive continuous improvement.

Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Business, Management, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Biology or a related field.

Experience: 2-5 years of experience in project management, preferably in companies with diverse portfolios.

Skills:

  • Proven experience managing projects in industry settings.
  • Proficiency in project management methodologies, including both predictive and agile practices.
  • Skilled in project management tools; experience with Monday.com is a plus.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Effective collaboration in a highly cross-functional team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to hold team members accountable to deadlines.
  • Adaptability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment, with the ability to manage internal projects and engage in hands-on work at deployment sites.
  • Proactive mindset with a strong commitment to fostering and enhancing company culture.
  • Certifications: PMP certification is a plus but not required.

Why Windfall Bio:

  • Direct Impact: Contribute to innovative technologies that fight climate change.
  • Dynamic Environment: Work in a vibrant start-up environment in the Bay Area.
  • Growth Opportunities: Join an early-phase company with significant potential for personal and professional growth.