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Senior Project Manager

Niron Magnetics

Niron Magnetics

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Monday, March 25, 2024

Niron Magnetics is a fast growing technology company developing the only known magnetic material with the potential to displace widely used rare earth permanent magnets. These rare earth permanent magnets are found in electric motors, generators, sensors, actuators, and a variety of everyday machines. Unfortunately, the mining and refining of these materials incur harsh social and environmental costs.

Niron Magnetics has developed a magnetic material that is free of critical materials (including rare earth elements), which eliminates the environmental damage caused by their use. Niron is comprised of a team of like-minded individuals with extensive expertise with a desire to make a positive impact globally.

About the position:

The Senior Project Manager will play a pivotal role in scaling up Niron’s manufacturing operations, spearheading the management and coordination of selected large-scale projects., This role demands a keen eye for detail, exceptional leadership abilities, and a strong commitment to safety, quality, and efficiency. The ideal candidate will have a background in chemical processing, bringing valuable expertise to our projects.

This role reports directly to the VP of Global Operations, and is based out of our Minneapolis, MN office.


  • Lead the end-to-end execution of major projects, ensuring adherence to EH&S standards, quality targets, financial budgets, and project schedules.
  • Coordinate project teams, including contractors and subcontractors, fostering collaboration and motivation.
  • Facilitate weekly project meetings with contractors and vendors and prepare comprehensive monthly reports.
  • Develop and implement short- and long-term project plans, ensuring resource availability and progress according to the plan.
  • Proactively identify and address deviations from project plans, implementing corrective measures and risk mitigation strategies to keep projects on course.
  • Deliver projects on time, within budget, and to the desired quality standards.
  • Analyze project performance and forecasts and use project data to identify and proactively manage underlying trends and issues.

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS in Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering, or related field is preferred
  • PMI certified or equivalent project management experience is required.
  • Demonstrated track record of successfully leading and managing complex projects, including at least one project valued in excess of $50 million
  • In-depth understanding of the chemical processing industry, with specific experience in handling chemicals such as hydrogen, ammonia, solvents, and inert gases.
  • Prior experience in Process Engineering or Project Engineering, coupled with proficiency in project control, planning, risk management, estimates, etc.
  • Excellent communication, conflict resolution, and decision-making skills, and ability to plan for and allocate resources effectively.
  • Understanding of project controls (cost, risk, planning, estimating), including timely delivery, project planning, resource management, progress tracking, performance measurement, and document control.
  • Familiarity with project control tools such as Primavera, MS Project, and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an EPC or as a project manager in a large manufacturing organization.
  • Prior hands-on experience working in process plants.
  • Ability to work away from the main office for extended periods of time, if required, in the US or abroad.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, premiums paid 100% for employees
  • Equity position in Niron via stock option grant
  • 401k plan with company match
  • Mental healthcare support including therapeutic care
  • Paid vacation, sick time, and holidays
  • Short and long term disability and life insurance
  • Experience in a venture backed startup