Local Bounti Greenhouse Engineer in Hamilton, Montana
Location: Temporarily Remote
Position: Local Bounti is seeking to hire a Greenhouse Engineer for our Bounti Bitterroot facility.
Job Overview: The Greenhouse Engineering role will work as the main liaison between the greenhouse manufacturer and the engineering, design, and construction teams for a range of greenhouse projects. The Greenhouse Engineer will have a depth of knowledge that includes a thorough understanding of greenhouse layout and design, as well as systems/ feature selection, system analysis, and understanding of construction phases.
Acts as a liaison with greenhouse companies on the design, layout, and greenhouse features selection (eg., glazing materials, roof pitch, lighting, shading, ventilation, mechanization & control systems), and other advanced design decisions. • Maintain overall goal of producing high value crops in an efficient and environmentally friendly manner, while also ensuring long-term durability of structure. • Work with VP of Engineering to create mechanical drawings, construction drawings/ blueprints, and conduct other studies and analyses as it relates to greenhouse/ controlled environment systems and structures. • Be able to explain greenhouse design decisions, and future implications of those decisions – both positive and negative – as part of design qualification process. • Will develop, own, and maintain greenhouse design basis criteria, managing through the design and construction phases of multiple greenhouse projects. • Partner with equipment manufacturers to develop and manufacture solutions that may be needed, and stay abreast of technology developments in the industry. • During construction of the facility, the Greenhouse Engineer will support project management with RFIs, construction issues, and general project oversight. • This position partners with cross-functional team members and senior leadership to identify and pursue improvements for the facilities meeting positive ROI, supports the group with development of best-in-class project management processes, and seeks out opportunities to increase competitive advantage. • Will lead the efforts pertaining to our design standards and may help develop equipment specifications for other greenhouses. • Proposes innovative solutions and strategizes with team to resolve concerns and conflicts • Stays current with industry trends by participating in seminars and training events and shares knowledge with team
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, or Agricultural Engineering from an accredited University. Advanced Degree desirable. • Ability to create 2D and 3D drawings and layouts. Advanced understanding of MEP principles desired. • Experience with CFD modeling, FEA analysis, and related simulation tools a plus. • Able to apply theoretical knowledge to achieve cost-effective, constructible design solutions. • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively; to express ideas; to share information; and to prepare clear, well-organized correspondence, reports and similar documents. • Strong desire to learn, while actively applying knowledge base to challenges and problems
Personal Attributes Desired for Success
Ability to move and iterate quickly
Not afraid to ask for help
Flexibility to switch focus between multiple projects
Willingness to contribute and help with activities outside of daily tasks
Dependable and reliable
Calm under pressure with the ability to problem-solve
Inclined to take initiative
Works both independently and collaboratively
Self-starter, motivated and proactive