Role Overview

Cyclyx International LLC is focused on addressing the worldwide plastic waste problem. Cyclyx is seeking Project Engineer to help scale our innovative waste-plastic-feedstock-management business model that will help drive the current recycling rate of waste plastics from10% to 90%.

Specifically, this role is responsible for coordinating the design and construction of the Cyclyx Circularity Center (CCC)—a Plastics Recovery Facility (PRF)in the Houston, TX area that is:

Purpose designed and built by Cyclyx to provide waste-plastic feedstock that meets the requirements of chemical/advanced conversion technologies;

the largest PRF of any kind in the world;

a prototype for additional CCCs.


Key Responsibilities

  • Assume the bulk of the many project management responsibilities for the CCC, including:

First pass engineering review

Budget management

Contractor (Koch/Worley) management

Review Scope of Works

Provide technical feedback on changes to process

  • Spearhead the hiring of the Plant Manager and Maintenance Manager for the Houston CCC
  • Development of SOPs, maintenance philosophy, capital spares and working capital
  • Contracting supply agreements/O&M agreements, etc




  • Minimum 5 years with scaled-up recycling operations (MRFs/PRFs) and the equipment used in those operations
  • Demonstrated capability to effectively and efficiently manage suppliers of contract engineering, construction, and equipment.
  • Solid understanding of manufacturing and maintenance strategies
  • Employs exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills to ensure that designs developed internally and by third parties meet specification for quality, performance and safety.
  • Understanding of general finance, budgeting, and cost accounting methodologies with the ability to leverage this information to manage project risks.
  • Ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, partners, and employees.
  • Excellent judgment regarding health, safety, environmental guidelines, rules and regulations as they pertain to equipment design and recycling operations.
  • Familiarity with regulatory requirements as it pertains to equipment, recyclables, and facilities
  • Excellent communication skills both verbally and in writing


  • 4-year engineering degree (preferably mechanical) or equivalent work experience


Personal Qualifications

  • Excellent business acumen, commitment to teamwork, and results orientation.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Self-confidence, initiative, and strong problem-solving skills.
  • Impeccable personal and professional ethics.


Position Mechanics

Reports to: SVP, Digital Asset Strategy & Technical Services

Type: Hourly; full time

Work Hours: Flexible, but generally 8:00-5:00.

Staff: None

Location: Flexible but Houston, TX; Portsmouth, NH; or Portland, OR preferred

Work environment: professional office

Travel: up to 20%

Physical Demands is substantially that of an office environment.


Cyclyx is an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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