Project Engineer III

Job Title
Project Engineer III
Job ID
Work Remote
Other Location
Remote with 50% travel
Exempt pay: $100,000 to $130,000
50% travel (When not traveling, may work remote.)

Local Bounti is a leading controlled environment agriculture (CEA) company. Our mission is to bring our farm to your kitchen and deliver the freshest, locally-grown produce in the fewest food miles possible.

By growing local we help eliminate food waste and provide fresh, high-quality produce. Our sustainable greenhouse technology delivers ideal growing conditions for each of our crops, resulting in 90% less water consumption and 95% less land use than conventional agriculture, no need for herbicides or pesticides, and the lowest carbon footprint in the industry

Our mission is rooted in sustainability and in turn human welfare. 

We are committed to the growth and cultivation of our employee’s well-being, so that our employees feel that they are in a career environment that enables them to thrive personally and professionally. We provide an educational and safe work environment and are dedicated to helping our employees grow within the company. We are proud to offer a comprehensive Total Rewards package to employees working over 30 hours a week.
  • Competitive Pay
  • Indoor Agriculture Environment
  • Unlimited PTO and a culture focused on Work/Life Balance
  • Immediate access to Health, Dental, and Vision and very competitive contribution rates
  • Health Care Flexible Spending Account or Health Savings Account
  • 10 Company Paid Holidays
  • Immediate access to participate in the 401(k) plan with up to 5% company match
  • Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Basic and Voluntary Life / AD&D
  • Voluntary Accident and Critical Illness coverage, STD/LTD, Aflac
  • Caregiver Support
  • Training and Development
  • Adoption Assistance Program
  • MarketPlace Perks at Work
  • Free Employee Assistance Program services that focus on health physically, emotionally, socially, and financially.
Local Bounti employees are empowered, valued, and respected. They have a passion for their work and for Local Bounti’s success. This shared passion for achievement is the lifeblood of our company.

Job Summary:

Local Bounti is revolutionizing the way fresh, sustainable produce is grown and delivered. We are seeking a highly motivated and hands-on Project Engineer III to join our innovative team. This mid-senior-level position is responsible for performing engineering design evaluations and managing projects with moderate complexity. The ideal candidate is someone who takes initiative and enjoys getting involved to help resolve issues as they arise.

The Project Engineer III supports the direction of a capital projects team that designs, engineers, and constructs Local Bounti’s innovative hybrid-controlled environment agriculture (CEA) facilities.  These facilities include innovative vertical farming technology, greenhouses, hydroponic systems, and produce harvesting and packaging facilities.  This team oversees planning and coordinating technical engineering initiatives to make sure they can complete a project within their budget and according to a schedule. Their duties include implementing and updating Local Bounti standards while managing large, engineered equipment specifications, procurement, and installation.  The Project Engineer III support developing project plans, establishing project criteria, coordinating project reviews, and ensuring the proper implementation of project elements.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The duties listed below are representative of the essential functions, qualifications, and the work environment encountered in this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with any other duties as assigned:
  • Create, implement, and communicate engineering design and operational plans for multiple, varied projects for completion within budget and schedule constraints.
    • Review equipment and system proposals and plans.
    • Study production process and design, customer requirements, and performance standards to develop project objectives.
    • Develop schedules, budgets, and forecasts.
  • Identify, cultivate, and gather resources necessary to complete projects, selecting materials, equipment, project staff, and external contractors.
  • Facilitate and drive project plans forward while assessing design, specifications, and plans, scheduling changes, and recommending actions.
  • Own, measure, monitor project performance, and analyze reports using appropriate systems, tools, and techniques to:
    • Identify and manage issues and implement mitigation strategies to resolve operational problems, minimize delays, and keep projects on track.
    • Communicate project statuses regularly with upper management, ensuring key milestones are met.
  • Provide technical support for the engineering process.
  • Confirm product performance by designing and conducting tests.
  • Lead and perform engineering tasks associated with a critical or analytical engineering project or a small number of complex projects that require specialized knowledge in many areas. 
  • Maintain product and company reputation by ensuring accuracy, security, and compliance with local, state, and federal regulations and agency standards.
  • Lead coordination and collaboration cross-functionally, with internal and external resources as needed, ensuring Local Bounti’s open, positive, and mission-driven culture is established and maintained
  • Utilizing judgment independently performs assignments while driving collaboration with multi-discipline teams. 
  • Ensure appropriate project documentation is completed and maintained.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Required Skills & Abilities:
  • Embrace and exhibit Local Bounti’s Core Values.
  • Embraces and supports the safety culture
  • Independent, creative problem solver and eager to work hands-on, in the field.
  • Advanced business acumen and strategic thinking demonstrated by understanding of business implications of decisions and alignment of work with goals.
  • Knowledge and ability to apply problem-solving approaches and engineering theory and ability to access resources inside and outside of the company.
  • Strong knowledge of engineering designs, principles and practices. 
  • Highly skilled in time management and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills, ability to lead cross-functional teams, internally and externally
  • Developed project management and leadership skills
  • Ability to drive accountability
  • Manufacturing methods and procedures
  • Documentation skills
  • Analytical skills and attentive to detail.
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite of tools, exposure to schedule software such as MS Project, Primavera, or other
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time to various project sites, as needed.
Education, Experience, and Licensing:
  • Master’s with 4 years experience OR Bachelor’s with 6 years experience, OR 8+ years of experience without a degree.
  • Above referenced required experience must be in engineering-intensive capital project construction, specifically in the controlled environment agriculture (CEA) experience industry, or large engineering-intensive capital project commercial construction, preferably in manufacturing, especially food manufacturing.
  • EIT certification highly preferred
  • PMP certification highly preferred
Physical Demands:
(Physical demands are a general guide and specific positions will vary based on working conditions, locations and facility/department needs) 
  • The working environment is subject to pressure for multiple calls, inquiries, and interruptions.
  • Hearing: perceiving the nature of sound by ear.
  • Lifting: raising or lowering objects weighing no more than 10 - 20 pounds, from one level to another.
  • Mental Demands: mathematical reasoning, memorization, oral comprehension, spatial orientation, and written comprehension.
  • Sitting: remaining in the normal seated position.
  • Stooping: bending the body by bending the spine at the waist.
  • Talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words.
  • Vision Near acuity: ability to see clearly at 20 inches or less