clients Origin

Project Manager


🇺🇸 USA Only

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All Other Remote

Job Details

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

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, we pride ourselves on continuous evolution. The driving force behind constant business growth is the presence of skilled and dedicated project managers. We’re searching for a highly-skilled project manager to contribute to Origin’s growth and help us maintain our position as an innovative authority. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated strong Project Management experience and progression working for either Owner/Operator Chemical and Materials companies and/or EPC company in a related role. Individual will have demonstrated strong work plan development and progress oversight skills. The successful candidate will be expected to prepare and present progress updates to appropriate management teams on a regular basis, ensuring the innovation and progress we seek is being achieved.

    • Utilize Industry Standard Project Management Practices to plan project teams that lead and organize internal and/or external stakeholders to meet KPI’s regarding project Scope, Cost, Schedule and Quality for various project[s] as assigned. Projects vary from small (=$1bil) including but not limited to, Internal Origin Initiatives related to Manufacturing/Production, Product Development, R&D and Engineering Capital Deployment.
    • Utilize Team Charters and related project plans (Incl. but not limited to, Project Execution Plans (PEP), Resource Plans, Cost Plans, Risk Plans etc., to successfully guide the team to meet the objectives and goals of the projects as assigned.
    • Steer the project execution to follow well established Stage Gate Process as applicable to ensure project cost, schedule and quality requirements are achieved.
    • Clearly and frequently interface and communicate to ensure that the project team as well as the relevant business stakeholders are aligned and aware of project progress, potential issues, constraints and/or risks, and resource requirements.
    • Assume accountability for the Risk Management process for assigned project[s], and lead the team to efficiently address and implement relevant strategies to control risks as appropriate.
    • Successfully interface with Project Controls personnel to identify and manage changes efficiently to be able to provide timely notice to stakeholders regarding Changes or Deviations that may occur and prevent “surprises” accordingly.
    • Apply Industry Standard Project Management Practices to measure, track, monitor and control, schedule, cost and quality. Including but not limited to Earned Value Management (EVM).
    • Conduct team alignment, and KO sessions as required based on the nature, size and duration of the project.
    • Compile and present reports as required to various functional and management teams.
    • Motivate team members to successfully manage through the various stages of team development, these are Forming, Storming, Norming, ultimately striving towards High Performance.
    • Ensure documentation is well managed making suggestions based on Industry Practices to enhance Origin’s capabilities in this space.
    • Drive Continuous Improvement on projects.
    • Safety and Integrity are always integral to all we do at Origin
    • Our mission of creating more sustainable and carbon negative materials is always integral to all we do at Origin
Key Interactions with Other Roles
  • Upper Management
  • Engineering Team
  • Process Development Team
  • EH&S Director
  • Project Directors
  • Technical Development Tea
  • R&D Team
  • Operations Team
  • Analysis and Testing Team
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Team
  • Product Development Team
  • Contract/3rd party Service providers /Engineering Contractors
  • Community & Agency Officials
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 smoothly negotiate to achieve win-win results both internal and external to the company
  • Have excellent communication and organizational skills - comfortable presenting to high level executives regularly
  • Have technical knowledge obtained via training and work experience – linked to operating, maintaining and starting up chemical plants
Your Experience:

Have to Have it:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering; Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering is preferred
  • PMP Certification
  • 10+ years of project management in specialty chemicals manufacturing and/or EPC similar sector
  • 15+ years Chemical Industry experience


  • PMI-RMP Certification or equivalent risk Certification
  • 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