Project Manager Engineering

Job description

Do you want to develop new factories in an industry that is on the verge of taking over the food chain? Then you might be our new Project Manager in Engineering!

Project execution team 

The goal is to roll-out several production facilities worldwide in the coming years. We make this possible with an engineering team within Protix which is multidisciplinary in nature. In your role as project engineer you will be part of the projects execution team.

The project execution team is responsible for the design and build of our new facilities. From project kick-off up to installation and startup of the project the team is completely involved in the project. We are ambitious and plan on multiple new facilities in the coming years.

The position

As the Project Manager you are the lead project manager for the construction and installation of new insect production plants as part of Protix’ roll-out plan the coming years. You'll have full responsibility to deliver the project scope within agreed budget and timeline. This responsibility will be inextricably tied to the success of the project. You will manage and provide strategic vision to the project team (project leads, engineers, procurement, contracting, cost management, scheduling), and prepare, manage and monitor the site execution team for the realization of the plant up to handover to the operational team (construction, installation, commissioning & start-up). In this, you will closely collaborate with the operational team as a senior user, and with the project development team to handover / mature opportunities. Driving the project forward from planning and cost management to team performance and implementation quality; your actions will directly influence the result of the project. You will also take an active role in re-defining and executing Protix’ growth strategy.


Experience and education

  • Bachelor or Master degree, in engineering, business administration or similar
  • 5-10 years of relevant working experience in large scale capital projects (preferably in building factories, plants, production lines, etc)
  • Experience in contract, procurement & risk management
  • Good written and oral communication skills in English (and preferably Dutch)
  • Living in The Netherlands, preferably close to Protix headquarters (Dongen)
  • Required to travel internationally

Skills and competencies 

  • Natural tendency to take the lead/ownership for highly complex problems, and provide strategic vision
  • Results-driven and long-term focus, you keep the bigger picture in mind and are goal driven
  • Excellent connector & communicator at different levels (also with stakeholders and suppliers)
  • Excellent analytical skills & highly organized