Senior Project Engineer - Valencia

Functiegroepen: Engineering / Mechanical Engineer


Apeel Sciences, headquartered in Santa Barbara, CA, USA, is looking to nature to derive sustainable solutions to our global food challenges like food waste. Through pioneering plant-derived technologies Apeel Sciences is helping fresh food providers improve food quality, reduce waste and ensure an abundant future for our planet. s


What you will do as Senior Project Engineer

Capital projects:

  • Own the project management process for the client
  • Manage the initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and closing of the project
  • Participate in forecasting meetings for capital spend
  • Engage all stakeholders effectively in the project management process
  • Strive to use continuous improvement strategies for clients in capital projects
  • Main point of contact for all capital projects for the client

Product and service monitoring and improvements:

  • Collect and analyse data on Apeel-treated produce, and prepare reports on product performance
  • Identify, communicate internally, and quickly resolve (with field and HQ support) any issues that could impact Apeel’s customers or other stakeholders in the produce value chain
  • Collaborate with Apeel Engineers responsible for the design and installation of the application equipment and with scientists to optimise equipment operation and product performance, respectively
  • Identify and implement modifications or upgrades to equipment to benefit Apeel and Apeel’s customers

Customer relations, sales, logistics:

  • Develop and maintain strong, cross-cultural relationships with customer staff
  • Maintain open and frequent communications with the customers’ Apeel Sales Representatives to understand and/or communicate customer needs/issues
  • Receive, manage, and monitor inventory levels of Apeel products at customer location and work with logistics to ensure adequate levels are maintained for service continuity
  • Continuously look for opportunities that benefit both Apeel and the customer
  • Scout facilities for future integrations for existing and future customers


What you will bring:

  • AS/BS degree in mechanical, electrical, industrial engineering or engineering technology, agriculture, or similar technical degree preferred, although candidates with relevant experience without a degree will be strongly considered
  • Five years of experience in CAPEX, extension and capital projects, with a preference for those related to field services, agriculture, food & beverage manufacturing
  • Strong ability to thrive in an independent work environment and autonomously drive projects
  • Extremely detail and process-oriented
  • Strong ability to analyse processes, equipment, operations, and data to detect issues and develop recommendations
  • Experience with post-harvest applications preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Fluency in the predominant local/regional language(s) (namely, Spanish) is required
  • Proficiency with English is also required
  • EU-pasport holder
  • Ability to perform indoor and outdoor work in cold or hot environments
  • Willingness to travel (regionally, nationally, or internationally) for a total travel commitment of up to 75% of your time
  • Able to commit ~ three weeks of initial training in Santa Barbara, CA or other designated location


What can be offered:

  • A competitive salary
  • Appealing package of extra-legal benefits
  • A broad position within a rapidly growing organisation


If you are interested in this job, or in similar ones, please feel free to contact me directly.

Marcel Thor
Principal Associate


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