Location: San Francisco area preferred, or willing to relocate

Come join the Brightmark Center of Excellence! We are seeking a Project Engineer to help operate our many renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the agriculture and potentially other industries. This position will report to the VP of Engineering and work closely with asset managers, site operators, project managers, project engineers, and third-party operators and engineers in support of the company mission to “create a world without waste.” You will help Brightmark successfully run dozens of commercial-scale RNG projects across the country.

The ideal candidate will have experience with operating industrial facilities (ideally related to biogas and/or RNG or other renewable energy production) along with a good knowledge of engineering design criteria as well as project management practices. These will be brought together to help the Brightmark Asset Management (AM) team fix immediate problems, execute capital improvement projects, and collect lessons learned from the field.

The RNG Operations PE will serve as a liaison between the Center of Excellence and the AM functional group, allowing operators to get technical expertise as needed and to provide critical feedback from AM to the rest of project development and execution teams in order to ensure enhanced operability of future projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Participate in daily operations meetings
  • Report operations meeting outcomes back to the Center of Excellence
  • Assist operators with daily maintenance activities
  • Troubleshoot operational issues
  • Help create and maintain a maintenance log with regular report outs to the relevant parties
  • Work with Operations Project Manager to help execute capital improvement projects for existing digesters and RNG systems
  • Communicate with contractors and subcontractors to help facilitate capital improvement projects
  • Participate in HAZOPs and design reviews for projects under development
  • Collect and maintain a log of lessons learned
  • Assist the team in maintaining an excellent safety record
  • Travel as needed to Brightmark and/or tech provider facilities for technical evaluation and assessment
    • More frequent travel or an extended offsite rotation at operating facility(ies) during initial tenure may be required for training purposes, depending on prior experience
    • 25% – 35% travel expected thereafter

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university, preferably in Engineering
  • Exposure to industrial facility operations, preferably in energy, RNG, farming, wastewater, or other related field
  • Minimum two (2) years’ work experience; one (1) year if in a closely related position

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong desire to advance waste and energy solutions that have global environmental benefits
  • Ability to represent the company in a professional manner
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and time management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task, adapt and be flexible to adjust to changing demands, timelines and deliverables while achieving high performance goals in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to handle sensitive information with discretion, integrity and the highest degree of confidentiality
  • Fluency in MS Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams, and Word

Preferred Requirements:

  • Three (3) years of professional experience
  • Prior experience as a Project Engineer, Operations Engineer, Site Manager, Operator, Mechanic, or Project Manager
  • Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Civil, Environmental, or Agricultural Engineering
  • Knowledge of project management principals
  • Experience with PI Vision, Power BI, industrial SCADA systems, Visio or similar process drawing software, Asana, Zoom, MS Project or other scheduling software

How to Apply:

Please email your interest letter and resume to EngineeringTeam@Brightmark.com

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