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Crop One Holdings Inc. Real Estate & Construction Development Manager in Millis, Massachusetts

At Crop One Holdings, Inc., we are hard workers with a vision for a world where healthy food is accessible to everyone. Day in and day out, our data-driven team of scientists and technological innovators uphold our mission of cultivating a sustainable future to meet a global demand for fresh, local and safe food. Through our Plants First™ approach, we have built a scalable, global model to bring consistent, safe, high-quality, year-round produce to previously ungrowable environments. Using over 95% less water and land than conventional agriculture and locating farms in close proximity to the point of consumption, Crop One farms put less resource strain on the environment. And when combined, these benefits mean lower costs and increased yields — a win for investors, consumers, partners, and, more importantly — the planet.

Crop One is the owner and operator of two subsidiaries, a joint venture with Emirates Flight Catering in Dubai, UAE and FreshBox Farms in Millis, MA.

The Crop One team is our most valuable asset. We are looking for people to join us who are motivated by sustainable, cutting-edge technology and align with our core values of Collaboration, Innovation and Integrity. Are you ready to revolutionize our global food systems? Join us!

What you’ll do:

  • Manage, direct, and develop the internal project team to oversee multiple farm projects with consistent, clear, and high quality on all project management activities.

  • Responsible for collaboration on site selection, contract negotiation, obtaining management approval, securing entitlements, and overseeing construction.

  • Works with the Business Development team providing upfront due diligence, estimating, layouts, construction, and maintenance expertise.

  • Manage due diligence, entitlement activity, permits, escrow closing, including meeting with government officials and public hearings. Coordinate with architects, engineers, attorneys and other consultants. Work closely with the internal management team to design projects.

  • Working knowledge of broker networks, market valuations for real property and leasehold investments.

  • Ensure compliance with requirements, policies, and regulations.

  • Works with financial models to qualify projects for lease.

  • Negotiates leases with landlords.

  • Management of multiple projects overseeing each project scope of work, schedules, budgets, and resources to deliver results to Crop One and Customer standards.

  • Create, organize, review, and submit all project deliverables ensuring adherence to Crop One and industry quality standards.

  • Develop a deep understanding of all critical elements of the farm construction projects and be able to anticipate issues, develop recovery strategies, and keep projects on track with regard to scope, schedule, and budget.

  • Constantly monitor progress of all active projects anticipating and addressing potential risks, pursuing risk mitigation strategies, and communicating to all stakeholders the project dependencies.

  • Collaborate and maintain tight integration with internal and external stakeholders; including but not limited to the plant science, business development, engineering, finance, software teams to ensure delivery of project specific deliverables.

  • Establish and improve internal operational policies and procedures to facilitate world class performance through all project phases.

  • Establish effective project communication plans using Project Management software, Gantt charts, and schedules and ensure their execution to create company-wide alignment.

  • Conducting post project evaluation and identifying successful and unsuccessful project elements.

  • Must be on-site to oversee projects, anticipate 25-50% travel required.

    You’ll be a great fit if you have:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in Business, Real Estate, Architecture, Construction Management or Engineering

  • 5-8+ years of experience as owners or customer representative on large industrial or commercial real estate construction projects with direct management of project teams.

  • Excellent business judgment

  • Excellent analytical and organization skills with strong attention to detail

  • Experience with construction management processes, means and methods

  • Review and interpret construction drawings, specifications and contract documents

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

  • Keen ability to handle multiple projects and assignments

  • Urgency, initiative and ability to analyze and react to complex issues with excellent problem-solving skills

  • Good working knowledge of energy systems including energy generation and efficiency.

  • AutoCAD, Project management, MS office software experience required

    Compensation & Benefits:

  • Competitive salary and equity

  • Competitive medical, dental, and vision insurance

  • 401k and FSA plans

  • Flexible PTO and paid holidays

    U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information Individuals seeking employment are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation.


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