CAPEX Project Manager

Job description

Do you want to be part of a global revolution in food & feed? We are looking for a CAPEX project manager who will focus on the realization of new production facilities worldwide. Are you ambitious and do you want to be part of our mission and growth? Join us and work for the future.

What will be your mission as a CAPEX Project Manager?

The goal is to roll-out several large scale insect production facilities worldwide in the coming years. We make this possible with an asset development team within Protix which is multidisciplinary in nature. In your role as Project Manager you will be part of the Project Delivery team. The project delivery team is responsible for the realization of all (large) capital projects, from feasibility phase until handover to the operations team. Within the team you will be leading one or more functional domains within the realization of new production facilities. Think of the processing area, the insect rearing area or the feedstock intake and processing area. Together with colleague project managers, the Protix engineering team, external contractors and suppliers you will be realizing an exciting next step in the future of food and feed.

What will you do?

  • Lead the execution / realization of new insect production facilities
  • You are comfortable in an environment with little structure / support and are well able to shape projects from scratch and provide strategic direction to the teams
  • Develop the project baseline scope, budget and schedule with support from project team
  • Establish project team and organization, take active role in defining decision making structure and ensure high decision quality along the project.
  • Regularly measure and monitor project progress to identify variances from baseline and define required recovery plans
  • Report progress to steering committee and other key stakeholders
  • Pro-active risk management strategy, timely communicating technical and commercial issues and threats to SC and defining effective corrective measures.
  • Write and maintain Project Plan and Project Execution Plans
  • Manage strategic suppliers and take full responsibility for effective contract management.
  • Contribute to value events and value engineering activities to manage the capex development along capex roadmap
  • Take active role in re-defining and executing Protix’ growth strategy.

What do we promise you?

  • You will become part of our mission: 'Food in balance with nature!'
  • You get the opportunity to work 2 or 3 days from home
  • A varied job where you can make the difference within a driven and inspiring team
  • There is an employee participation plan ('piece of the Protix pie')
  • The possibility to work flexible
  • A fast moving, entrepreneurial and sustainable work environment
  • There is a lot of room to take responsibility and to develop yourself further
  • After 5 years, you may go on sabbatical for 6 weeks. We pay 50% for your time out!
  • Do you come by bike? Then you will also receive an allowance of €0.19 per km

Who are we?

We are on the brink of a global insect revolution. Protix is a fast-growing company and is leading this 'ento revolution' as an industry leader. Since 2009, our life mission has been to bring the food system back into balance with nature.

With high-tech solutions, artificial intelligence, genetic enhancement programs and robotics, we produce the ingredient of the future: insects.

The black soldier fly is a key player in bringing our mission to life. Their larvae provide us with a unique source of protein that is processed into feed for pets, fish, piglets and chickens, among others.

Our values are a reflection of our culture. We are always looking for new talent who will go for the next step with us and recognize themselves in our values. Choosing Protix is a conscious choice, because it is important that our values also fit you. We care about our planet, are innovative & curious, open minded, diverse and always go for the best result.


Do you want to work for the future and be part of our revolution? We would love to connect with you! Apply and connect with us on LinkedInto stay on top of our mission.

It is good to know that for us your motivation and the match with our company is key. That is why we do not accept applicants who send only their CV without any motivation.


What do you bring?

  • You have a BSc or MSc (NL: hbo or WO), ideally in the area of (technical) business administration, mechanical or process engineering (or similar)
  • You have work experience in a relevant role in this area, preferably in large scale capital projects.
  • Fluent in English (both verbal and in writing)
  • You think and act on a high conceptual level whiles paying attention to details.
  • In projects you can create coherent project plans, manage project risks, ensure stakeholder involvement and provide clear progress reporting
  • You are able to shape and structure projects in a self sufficient manner.
  • You can structure projects from scratch and are able to align stakeholders both internally as externally
  • You get excited about playing a crucial role in the international roll-out of Protix facilities internationally
  • Self starting and enterprising
  • You keep the bigger picture in mind and are goal driven
  • You are pro-active, good at working in multi-disciplinary teams and interested in working in a fast-moving work environment