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Capital Projects Intern at Zymergen

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Employer: Zymergen

Expires: 04/01/2020

At Zymergen, our mission is to create a vibrant, sustainable future through biology. We have developed a platform with biotech capabilities to create new specialty molecules that were previously not available or practical through traditional petrochemical based chemistry. Zymergen has demonstrated the promise of its platform to produce both new and known molecules through chemistry and bio-engineering to deliver unique specialty materials. We are passionate about advancing technologies through the innovative use of biology.  Zymergen’s Capital Projects team plays a critical role in managing the growth of the company footprint. Capital Projects interns will gain exposure to lab design and engineering, the permitting process with the City of Emeryville, construction oversight, and project controls. Apply today to help Zymergen realize the future of technology, biology, automation, and computation.Job Description and Focus AreasAreas of focus may include:Contact vendors for information, ROMs, or quotesSupport the project management team with subcontractor and supplier coordination, material tracking, file management, document control (submittals, RFIs and change orders) and progress reportingUpdates to project schedules and cost control tracking with Project ManagerIdentify potential project impacts and proposed solutionsMaintain meeting minutesDevelop scope of work documentsAssist with development of bid documentsAnalyze subcontractor proposals and prepare bid tabulationsCollect design feedback from cross functional department groupsCoordinate and attend project job walksAttend and contribute in weekly Owner, Architect and Contractor meetingsQualifications/ExperienceCandidates currently pursuing their Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering, construction management, architecture, or other related disciplines with one or more semesters/quarters remaining after the internship concludes. Experience using CAD is preferred, but not required. During the course of the internship, some weekend work may be required for this position. Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. We are not able to sponsor individuals for employment visas for this job. Additional DetailsCandidates must be flexible with the ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently. Must be resourceful and able to operate in a fast paced working environment with strong verbal and written communication skills. Previous experience in the field of synthetic biology is not essential. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire. Founded in 2013 and located in the SF Bay Area, Zymergen is a science and material innovation company rethinking biology and reimagining the world. A World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer, Zymergen partners with nature to create never-before imagined materials and products across industries – from agriculture to consumer electronics, personal care to pharmaceuticals, and more. The company’s materials are in use today, creating value for Fortune 1000 companies and major corporations across the globe. Our clients have sold over $1 billion worth of products using Zymergen microbial strains. For more information visit: