Director of Engineering - AgX
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
منذ 5 يوم

Director of Engineering (Industrial / Manufacturing), AeroFarms AgX Ltd. (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

As a Certified B Corporation, AeroFarms is a mission-driven indoor vertical farming company transforming agriculture with global headquarters in Newark, NJ.

Recognized by as one of the Top 25 Disruptive Companies in the World, AeroFarms is scaling quickly to meet the demand for our fresh, locally grown produce that is setting new culinary standards.

Recently, the company announced it will build a state-of the art research and development (R&D) center in Abu Dhabi to create an in country Agri-Tech ecosystem.

We now look for seasoned professionals to join our Abu Dhabi entity for establishment and growth of our operation in the region.

We have :

  • An incredible change-the-world’ company with the eyes of the world focused on our success
  • A team of motivated, intellectually curious and creative individuals to support you
  • The backing of some seriously impressive firms including Goldman Sachs, IKEA, Prudential and other leading venture funds
  • Job Description Summary :

  • This position will report to the General Manager of AeroFarms AgX Ltd. and will lead the Engineering Team at AeroFarms AgX.
  • The main responsibility is equipment and machines design for our future farms and applications. The Director would identify local and global manufacturers / suppliers, supervise the installation of the systems, and make sure full operability is achieved.

    This role is an extension of AeroFarms’ corporate engineering team and there will be a functional relationship and mutual support.

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities :

  • Manages all phases of assigned projects, directing a team of multi-discipline engineers
  • Partners with multiple internal customers, such as R&D, Software development, and Business Development who are pursuing business opportunities in different fields related to growing plants in controlled environments.
  • Manage in-house and consulting design teams
  • Develop and manage project schedule and budget
  • Prepare reports and correspondence concerning the developments and status of projects
  • Provide design input on all disciplines including architectural, MEP, structural, acoustics, waterproofing, etc.
  • Establish design criteria, review design documents, and construction phase review
  • Contractor selection and management
  • Recruit, mentor, and develop a team of engineers
  • Qualifications :

  • Experience with Tender and Bid Packages, Contract Administration and Coordination, Construction Progress, Cost Reports, Permits, Building Codes, etc
  • Strong track record managing general contractors and subcontractors
  • Must be team-oriented and be able to lead productive multi-discipline meetings
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Industrial Engineering
  • 5 years of experience as a Director of Capital Projects
  • 10 years of experience in engineering design projects
  • Experience in leading a sizable team of multi-disciplinary engineers
  • Must have prior ground-up / new build experience (Green Field Projects)
  • Solid proven record of project management success
  • Excellent theoretical and practical knowledge of design, and construction engineering concepts
  • Ability to establish timelines and budgets with a proven track record of bringing construction projects in on time and within budget
  • Extensive experience in cost estimation and negotiating
  • Proficiency with MS Office, MS Project, Primavera, CAD, SolidWorks, flow charts, purchasing and inventory control, etc.
  • Ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision
  • Position Type / Expected Hours of Work

  • This is a full-time position with normal work hours and workdays. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
  • Other duties

  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job.
  • Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

    Important Considerations :

    This position requires a complete residency in Abu Dhabi, UAE

    This position must be accessible during some US work hours for reporting and coordinating

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