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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.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

  • 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

  • Nimble

  • 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

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