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Senior Engineering Project Manager

Job ID SENIO07757 Date posted 06/12/2019

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The purpose of this job is to provide engineering project management and engineering services to support and help manufacturing facilities. Job duties include project development, project implementation, problem solving, option development, meeting facilitating, team leadership and oversight of contractors and outside Engineering Project Managers. Will help with capital planning for the future. Will be responsible for completing job duties in a manner that supports safety, food safety, quality, and the environment.


  • Provide engineering and technical services to all departments.
  • Run successful problem solving meetings.
  • Develop several options/alternatives for all projects.
  • Work with and communicate with all levels of the organization.
  • Willingness to support and be a member or lead successful project teams.
  • Utilize existing Project Installation Standard Work Document.
  • Select, hire and manage engineering consultants.
  • Manage multiple assigned engineering/technical service projects establishing resources, budgets, scheduling, equipment, and materials.
  • Control project schedule, costs and quality.
  • Stay informed of, evaluate and select appropriate facilities, equipment and technology.
  • Prepare analysis of new and existing facilities, technologies and systems.
  • Facilitate project meetings as required. Err on over-communication.
  • Maintain an up-to-date awareness of Federal, State, and Local engineering codes and regulations.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost-benefit analysis.
  • Provide construction management and start-up management.
  • Review ergonomics, safety requirements and sanitation/GMP/food safety aspects of assigned projects.
  • Participate and be an active member of the engineering department to foster teamwork and provide excellent customer service.
  • Provide training and educational services to all departments when applicable.
  • Conduct discussions with internal customers to obtain input and communicate project plans.
  • Identify and implement projects to save costs, improve our business, and grow our business.


Education: Bachelor's degree in engineering required. In lieu of degree, 10+ years of relevant experience; Extensive knowledge of project management and construction required. Graduate studies in business, management, or engineering desired. PMP Certification and/or PE license is desirable.

Experience: Cereal processing experience is a plus. Minimum 10 years of experience including project management, process or facility design and contractor management in a process environment. Proven management experience of large, complex, multi-million dollar projects is required. Must be well rounded with grasp of many engineering disciplines, construction disciplines, as well as plant operations.

Technical Skills: Ability to formulate and execute extremely complex plan for significant multi-million dollar projects that when complete, will meet project or company goals; In-depth engineering analysis and design. In-depth project scheduling; Sound analytical thinking; Ability to design, construct, and start-up facilities, processing, and utility systems of significant magnitude.

Management Skills: Ability to manage extremely complex, multi-million dollar projects from concept to completion; ability to develop and organize an effective design team to meet project goals, either from in-house or outside company; ability to work with people; ability to lead project team to successful development of project scope and implementation of project. Strong organizational skills. Must be able to leverage external engineering resources.

Travel: 20% to 80% travel depending on project location.

Other: Must be able to read, write, and communicate in the English language.



Internal – Extensive interaction with many departments and all levels of employees to exchange information and develop complex projects. Interact with and present information to executives. Participate in strategic planning and influence decisions on major multi-million dollar projects and business plans.

External - Develops strong working relationships with design professionals, suppliers, contractors, city officials, & regulators to develop projects, resolve problems, and execute projects. Exchange information with professional peers and consultants. Extensive negotiation and communication required.

Problem Solving:

  1. Must plan, establish budgets, schedule and coordinate resources to meet goals, budget and time restraints on large, complex projects.
  2. Must develop technical and business solutions to complex problems or tasks and implement and manage to completion.
  3. Solutions must consider budget, time frame, regulatory, and customer service.
  4. Must develop consensus and lead project team in developing project scope and implementation.
  5. Independent decision making required on major issues with limited information.


Work Structure: Incumbent organizes own work to complete assignments. Requires self-directed actions and independent decision-making on major issues.

Responsibilities: Responsible for annual project portfolio up to 20MM. Responsible for design, procurement, construction, and start-up. Supervises, coordinates and schedules work of outside engineers, architects and contractors, with significant contract values and consequences.

Effect of errors - potential for very significant costly error exists; design errors and project execution errors can delay installation and production and effect future business growth/profitability, and create the potential for physical damage and personal injury.


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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