Mango Materials
Commercial Plant Project Manager

Posted on: 31 May 2022

Company Overview

Mango Materials is a start-up company, a certified B Corp and women-led team working to produce and sell environmentally friendly, biobased, biodegradable polymers from waste greenhouse gases. 

Job openings

Mango Materials is seeking a Fiber Project Manager to support our team of passionate scientists, engineers, operators and business leaders working to transform the future of our planet.
This position will work with our Chief Operating Officer in a remote, part-time consultant role (~15 hours/week) to help us manage and coordinate the multiple moving parts of our fiber project.

Background on the company and position:

The company is led by a technically oriented team - five of our senior team members have PhDs in STEM. We put the safety and well-being of our people above all other priorities. We love to track and measure. We use a software called Asana to monitor project progress, allocate tasks and communicate across different shifts and locations. We follow detailed standard operating procedures for all research testing, plant operations, and business operations. We keep detailed timecards. We have meticulous naming and version control policies for all electronic files. We record and thoroughly analyze all data and are in constant pursuit to find the best and most efficient way to get things done. We work hard and always seek to work smart.

Mango is in growth mode. Scale-up of this type is a process with many unknowns and surprises, and this position will have the opportunity to help scale a first-of-its kind technology. We are looking for someone to join us on this adventure with an open mind and enthusiasm to get into details. A glass half-full, positive attitude is a must!

The mission of this position is to ensure that engineering design, permitting, and construction of the new Commercial Flagship Plant proceeds according to schedule and on budget; and a lifecycle analysis is completed on the overall process.

The Commercial Plant Project Manager will be expected to:

  • Manage engineering design for commercial plant
  • Oversee permitting for commercial plant
  • Maintain budget for commercial plant-related costs
  • Oversee completion of LCA on Mango Materials’ process

Our ideal candidate is/has:

  • An undergrad degree in engineering
  • Project management experience (>5 yrs)
  • Related engineering experience (>5 yrs)
  • Excellent, professional communication skills
  • Outstanding organizational skills
  • Excellent technical writing skills
  • Experience completing some level of FEED study
  • Experience related to constructing a production facility
  • Must be hands-on and willing/capable to perform content creation for spreadsheets, documents, presentations, etc.
  • Attentive to detail
  • A positive outlook
  • An out-of-the box thinker
  • Comfortable with a fast-paced work environment and the uncertainty inherent in a start-up company

It would be nice, but not essential if you have:

  • A San Francisco Bay Area residence
  • Prior experience with design/construction of biotech commercial facility
  • Prior experience with gas fermentation

Please go to to apply.

  1. Complete the application profile
  2. Upload a short (less than 100 word) cover letter in PDF format
  3. Include a P.S. with your cover letter letting us know what you would ideally like out of this job.
  4. Upload your resume
  5. Answer all the questions on the application profile

Mango Materials is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, believe in second chances, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.