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Project Manager



Posted on Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Engineering · Rotterdam, the Netherlands · Hybrid Remote

Project Manager

This is an opportunity to work as a Project Manager in a high-paced, pioneering company, shaping the CO2 removal and CO2 negative materials industries.

Paebbl is looking to add an outstanding Project Manager to the team. You will play a leading role in working closely with the VP of Engineering and the Founders on a variety of key projects relating to our continuous mineralisation reactor. In addition, you will work with various stakeholders needed for the success of the project and will be expected to leverage your expertise to achieve safe and timely completion of the project.

You will lead a multi-disciplinary team from concept phase to practical completion of a project. You will ensure the team can do their best work and solve unique design challenges while completing the project on time and budget while applying your engineering knowledge and experience to devise innovative solutions to unique design problems.


  • Work alongside the VP of Engineering to tackle a wide range of process engineering, and design challenges in the development and scale-up of our continuous mineralisation process. This also includes the definition of the scope and objectives of our projects.
  • Primary responsibility: development, delivery and execution of project plans. This includes implementation of safety processes and procedures that ensures that process hazards and overall QSSHE expectations are met during project execution.
  • Prepare project budgets based on scope of work and resource requirements
  • Leads execution plans, including the development and implementation of contracting / procurement strategies. This also includes contractor administration activities e.g. review of contracts and to support the preparation and negotiation of contracts.
  • Supports or, in some cases, leads procurement activities, including in some cases, materials requisitioning and expediting
  • Monitors and appraises Contractor(s)' organisation, planning, execution and controls and drives improvement plans to close gaps in performance
  • Coordinates all applicable activities to ensure timely completion of reviews, and resolution of technical queries and actions.
  • Identifies project issues and executes/stewards appropriate actions to resolution.
  • Supports the transition between project development phases ensuring compliance with industry standards
  • Responsible for project close-out and turnover to the operational organisation
  • Potentially grow into managing larger project teams as more people with specialist and junior expertise are added to the team
  • Anticipates resources needed to reach objectives and manages resources in an effective and efficient manner
  • Mentors new design engineers and advises on development opportunities for training on the job
  • Location: Rotterdam, The Netherlands (at least 60% of the time)


You are an experienced Project Manager or Project Engineer who loves working with diverse teams and getting things done (on time and within budget!). You have at least 10 years of experience in project engineering and have led integrated project teams. You have experience in a lead role for Conceptual, FEED and Detail Engineering projects with exposure to field engineering activities. Certification in PMP is a strong benefit but may be optional depending on your complementary skills and experiences.

You have a successful leadership track record in refinery / petrochemical / steel / mining and/or cement markets. Experience in more than one of these industries is highly beneficial.

You have a strong affinity for commercial matters and possess business acumen solid understanding of Project Controls (planning, scheduling, work-hour estimates and measuring progress) with the potential to lead and motivate teams.

You are highly capable of organising and setting priorities, communicating and presenting effectively. You demonstrate initiative and a proactive attitude. You thrive in high-paced environments where you can contribute with your skills and collaborative attitude to bring physical projects across the line. You will be involved in building up Paebbl’s first pilot plant, in many ways our most important project for the next 12-24 months, in addition to the next scale-up plant that could be 1000x as large. As such, you will be confronted with a diverse range of operational and R&D challenges, incorporating new data from experiments as well as pilot plant operation into the next plant; to do this well, you need to be structured, resourceful and adaptable.

Ranging from small to big projects, you have a long list of successfully run projects to your name in which you have demonstrated the ability to think analytically and creatively about problem-solving. You enjoy collaborating across disciplines, as well as a constructive approach to teamwork. You have good communication skills and are fluent in English (fluency in Dutch is a plus!). You are well organised and like to keep working environments neat and tidy.


We are a diverse team of doers with experience from the technology, industrial engineering, waste management, finance, and academia sectors. Paebbl is an equal opportunities employer that strives to hire the best talent at all levels, and we welcome talent from all backgrounds.

By working at Paebbl, you are expected to respect all co-workers and other work-related contacts regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other aspects of what we look like, where we come from and who we are.

We treat each other with kindness, empathy and politeness, and we do not accept disrespectful behaviour in our events, work-related activities, or occasions.

Paebbl is a remote-first organisation for all roles that don’t need to be in a physical location to do their job. Positions that require a physical presence will be based on our new Rotterdam R&D campus, located at the creative RDM Campus in central Rotterdam.

Rotterdam, the Netherlands
Remote status
Hybrid Remote

About Paebbl

We are a founder-led startup in the emerging field of climate technology or the new "carbon economy". The natural process of CO2 mineralization inspires our technology and accelerates it by a factor of a million. While sequestering CO2, we see a real opportunity to flip the CO2 equation of materials manufacturing, and we're committed to making that vision a reality.

Engineering · Rotterdam, the Netherlands · Hybrid Remote

Project Manager

This is an opportunity to work as a Project Manager in a high-paced, pioneering company, shaping the CO2 removal and CO2 negative materials industries.

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