Origin / Origin Materials (51-200 Employees, 249% 2 Yr Employee Growth Rate)

95% 1-Year Employee Growth Rate | 249% 2-Year Employee Growth Rate | LinkedIn | $200M Venture Funding

What Is Employee Growth Rate & Why Is It Important?

About the Company

Headquartered in West Sacramento, Origin Materials is the world’s leading carbon negative materials company. Origin’s mission is to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials. Over the past 10 years, Origin has developed a platform for turning the carbon found in non-food biomass into useful materials, while capturing carbon in the process. Origin’s patented drop-in core technology, economics and carbon impact have been validated by trusted third parties and are supported by a growing list of major global customers and investors. Origin’s first plant, located in Sarnia, Ontario Canada is expected to be operational in 2023 with a second, full-scale commercial plant expected to be operational by 2025 and plans for additional expansion over the next decade. For more information, visit www.originmaterials.com.

Origin Materials believes in protecting its employees and the community and, as such, requires employees who come on site to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Origin provides reasonable accommodations in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws

Our People

We believe that diversity and inclusion among our teammates is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. When you take a job at Origin, you do more than switch companies or advance your career. You become part of the Origin community: an inclusive group of hardworking, uniquely talented people who drive innovation.

Benefits and Perks

You will work with great people. You will be joining a close-knit group of A+ players who like to hustle, create, and work hard because we believe in Origin’s mission: to enable the world’s transition to sustainable materials.

You will make a difference. We’re working on big things, so every person has the opportunity to make an impact.

You will grow. There are endless opportunities at Origin to learn and improve. You’ll be surrounded by great minds and presented with big challenges. And you and your teammates will push one another to overcome those challenges.

You will enjoy excellent benefits. We offer a wide range of insurance including Medical and Dental, Vision, Disability, and Life, as well as a 401k, EAP, and generous leave.

You will have flexibility. We don’t believe in one size fits all when it comes to work location and schedule. We care about safety and efficiency so work where and when you are at your best. Also, we recognize our team works hard so we want you to take time off when you need it. That’s why we have a flexible time off policy.

About the Position

At Origin Materials, the Origin Engineering Team Vision is to provide innovative, agile, fit-for-purpose engineering solutions to support Origin Material’s business and project execution objectives. The Engineering Manager role manages Origin’s Engineering Team to identify and implement innovative Carbon Negative Technology that supports safety, process integrity, and continuous improvement, by delivering to Origin Material’s overall business plans and successfully managing capital growth and manufacturing projects through the Stage Gate process. This position reports to the Engineering Director.

    • Successfully manage and motivate a team of highly skilled Project Engineers, Engineering Disciplines Viz. (Civil/Structural, Piping, Mechanical, Electrical, I&E, Process Automation) as well as various Subject Matter Experts (SME’s). This includes, selection, coaching and mentoring of team members.
    • Hire new team members as required
    • Develop and maintain Origin’s project list by interfacing with relevant stakeholders such as Manufacturing, Operations, Project Management and R&D as required.
    • Deploy engineering resources as necessary to support the requirements of internally managed projects or the Integrated Management Teams (IMT) designed to execute Origin’s large capital projects (>=$500MM). IMT’s are typically comprised of the Owner’s Engineering Representative and selected EPC’s.
    • Develop cross-functional interactions with Manufacturing, Process Engineering and Technology, R&D, Project Directors, Business Unit Managers, other support groups (finance, HR, legal, IT)
    • Develop maintain and control the budget for the resources managed that is then rolled up into the overall budget for the engineering department.
    • Develop and drive Continuous Improvement Practices to improve project engineering and implementation within Origin. This includes but is not limited to Stage Gate Model Processes, Engineering Standards and Practices, Value Improvement Practices, Value Engineering, Change Management and Document Control. Drive engineering safety in HazOps, PDRI, PSM, etc.
    • Contribute to the identification, management, monitoring and controlling of engineering risks as applicable.
Key Interactions with Other Role
  • Process Technology Manager/Directors
  • Process Design Manager
  • Project Controls Manager
  • Construction Manager
  • EH&S Manager
  • Project Directors
  • Operations Manager
  • Analysis and Testing Managers
  • Supply Chain and Logistics
  • Product Technical Services
  • Maintenance
  • Various EPC’s
  • Other Business Services (Business Planning, Accounting, Contracts)
About You
  • Have proven leadership in diverse organizations involving multiple functions working together in seamless execution.
  • Have the ability to assemble and lead cross functional project teams across multiple time zones.
  • Have excellent project cost and schedule management skills.
  • Have high proficiency in interpersonal effectiveness in a highly visible role.
  • Have good organization, prioritization and time-management skills.
  • Have the ability to successfully negotiate to achieve win-win results both internal and external to the company.
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills.
Your Experience:

Have to Have it:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.
  • 10-15 years Engineering Manager and/or Project Engineering Manager experience.
  • Manufacturing experience.
  • Project Management experience
  • Experience in Project Management best practices and processes
  • Experience implementing Standards and Specifications, document control, management of change, etc.
  • Experience with all engineering documents used in plant design (PFDs / P&IDs / data sheets / etc.)


  • PE
  • PMP
  • Strong understanding of manufacturing processes, debottlenecking, start-ups, and on-stream time maintenance
  • Operations Management and PSM experience
  • Experience managing third party outsourced work (corrosion studies, logistics analysis, operability, etc.)
  • HazOp/PHA/LOPA experience
  • LEAN/ 6 sigma (Black-belt/ greenbelt) certification and demonstrated experience with continuous improvement techniques
  • Experience with ERP (SAP / NetSuite/ Oracle) or other project cost management tools

Tagged as: >100% 2 Yr Employee Growth, 51-200 Employees, Hide US-Only Jobs, Venture Funded

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