Plenty is on a mission to make fresh, pesticide-free fruits and vegetables more accessible to everyone. Our cutting-edge indoor, vertical farms produce extraordinary yields using a fraction of the land and water outdoor farms need. Nutrient-rich, mouth-watering and locally grown, our crops help people, communities and our planet to be healthier and more resilient.
The people and teams who make up Plenty are at the core of how we do this. We are a collaborative and innovative bunch. We are passionate about our contributions to Plenty, the communities around us and our planet, but never take ourselves too seriously. We’re down to Earth, we grow together, and we always find a way. Most importantly, we’re here to improve the lives of plants, people and our planet.
As a Senior Construction Project Manager, you will work closely with our Construction and Deployment team to help facilitate the operational side of building our farms. You will manage multiple work streams ranging from facility upgrades to full-scale farm construction and future farm deployments.
What You'll Do
- Function as the lead Construction Project Manager for Full Scale Farm Deployments
- Significant onsite presence ~75% at Plenty Farm Campus in Richmond, VA supporting construction & deployment of our farms on the East Coast
- Manage pre-construction design coordination, value engineering, and GMP approval with both internal and external members of the design and construction team
- Manage contractor contracts as well as review and manage procedures for handling changes to the contract documents, monthly valuations, drawing submissions, change orders, requests for information (RFI’s), submittals, and other construction administration requirements.
- Assist in writing and distributing bid packages that clearly define scope and general provisions and negotiate contractor scopes of work for value engineering to drive project costs down
- Develop and manage to a construction project budget for each project assigned
- Track and publish the construction schedule on a routine basis and meet as needed with local jurisdictional people to resolve building permit issues and other issues that impede Plenty from meeting their build timelines. Monitor the project team’s work, including onsite construction performance and progress in line with the project schedule.
- Open Purchase Orders, ensure they are approved and processed as per established procedures, review and verify monthly vendor invoices
- Coordinate with the Project Managers for supply chain, logistics, human resources, and farm operations to ensure timely delivery of materials, people, processes and systems to operate the farm once it is built
What We're Looking For
- 12+ years of experience in Construction, planning, design development, project management, and/or real estate development and leadership of corporate real estate assets
- Bachelor's degree in Architecture, Construction, Engineering, a related field, or equivalent practical experience
- Significant experience with ground-up construction managing mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems. Project experience with data centers, labs, food and beverage processing facilities, and other complex projects preferred with the proven ability to manage equipment installations and commissioning processes
- Ability to prepare estimates with a working knowledge of cost control, budgeting, contracts, billing, and forecasting
- Qualify and negotiate contracts with architectural and engineering services for electrical, mechanical, structural and plumbing and negotiate contracts with local general or other contractors as required by the project scope of work
- Experience in a fast-paced technology environment, with the ability to navigate ambiguity, drive solutions, think creatively and provide innovative solutions and be able to influence strategic change and initiatives, where prudent
- Engage with internal customers, cross-functional partners, and other internal organizations, demonstrating your ability to drive consensus
- Advanced knowledge of MS office or Google Documents, Acrobat or Bluebeam, and MS Project or similar scheduling software
- Expertise with reading & understanding construction documents and specifications
Type of Role
- Full-Time, salaried
What we can offer
- Compensation; we’ll pay you a competitive salary, give you a stake in the company via equity and contribute toward your 401K
- Health & well-being; we’ll invest in your physical and mental well-being with comprehensive medical, dental, & vision benefits, in-office gyms, and an Employee Assistance Program to help with mental health, financial & legal matters
- Food; in-office lunches, snacks and access to our leafy greens & new produce in development -- are you up for a side gig as a taste tester?
- Grow together; learning & development opportunities including unlimited access to our Upstart University platform, LinkedIn Learning, lunch & learns, training certifications, and more
- Equipment; we’ll provide you with the equipment you need to be successful, including $75/month toward your phone bill and $250 every 2 years to upgrade your phone
- Paid time off; we know you’ll do your best if you’re taking time to recharge, so we don’t cap the amount of days you can take off per year in addition to the paid holidays we observe
- Parental leave; 12 weeks off for all new parents - fully paid so you can focus your energy on your newest addition
Food Safety Requirement
- Comply with all Plant, State and Federal OSHA, EPA, FDA, HACCP, and SQF regulations
- All employees must show proof of COVID vaccination before starting work, other than in limited circumstances where the law requires an exception