Senior Project Engineer
Cargill - Dayton, OH

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Cargill Corn Milling North America is one of the world's leading producers of corn sweeteners. In addition to manufacturing high fructose corn syrup, used in soft drinks and other food and beverage applications, we make corn syrups, dextrose syrups and sucrose that are used in a variety of confectionery, brewing, food and pharmaceutical applications. We also produce fuel-grade ethanol; and we are a leading supplier of corn oil, acidulants, corn gluten meal and corn gluten feed products. Our facilities are located in Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Illinois, Alabama and Tennessee.

Position Overview

The Project Engineer III is responsible for leading multifunctional project teams, developing less experienced project engineers, and providing oversight to the construction activities occurring on site. This role is accountable for the development and execution of project scope, schedule, budget, resource needs and operating financials. This position is responsible for developing and managing all personnel and tasks involved in project management from project development to start-up including construction and commissioning activities. This position leads the development of project scope, schedule, budget, operating financials (including commitment preparation), staffing plan, and project execution plan including participation of multifunctional teams as applicable to each project. This position develops the procurement, bidding and contracting strategies for the project, reviews bid packages and leads the negotiations on equipment, engineering and labor packages. This person is responsible for determining the appropriate construction management processes considering safety, schedule, efficiency, cost management and documentation for projects across the site. This person is accountable for meeting all project objectives using the appropriate Project Management practices including PDP, Build, PDRI, PPM and PMG as applicable to each project size and scope.

Principal Accountabilities

20% - Defines and is accountable for project objectives and facilitates interaction with project sponsor and stakeholders to ensure alignment of project objectives. Defines viable alternatives to meet project objectives. Develops capital budget, schedule, scope, operating costs, resource needs, and benefits for each option. Performs financial analysis on each viable option and selects best option. Writes commitment and charter for funding approval if appropriate. Fully utilize Project Management Guidelines, PDP, Build, and PPM processes as needed to properly execute project. Generate project reports as needed to track costs and schedule.

15% - Process engineering including P&ID development, system throughput calculations, equipment selection, mass/material balance, and energy/utility calculations.

30% - Responsible for project team leadership, organization and alignment. Manages construction personnel and activities insuring adherence with safety requirements, schedule, scope, change management processes, and budget.

10% - Supports the start-up and commissioning personnel and activities.

10% - Assist operations with troubleshooting, problem solving and optimization.

15% - Coaches/mentors project engineers



Bachelor's of Science in Chemical, Mechanical, Biosystems Engineering or other engineering discipline that has a strong foundation in thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, mass/material balance and process design

5+ years in project engineering, process engineering, and/or operations supervision.

Awareness of project management practices (PDP, PPM, Build, PMG)

Knowledge of project scheduling techniques

Working knowledge of food safety and EH&S requirements

Demonstrated high levels of organization, communication and documentation skills

Demonstrated ability to mentor, coach and delegate

Demonstrated ability to work with multifunctional teams and personnel

Motivation and ability to execute projects/tasks in a timely manner

Strong prioritization and time management skills

Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives/projects and communicate goals, objectives and accomplishments to a broad audience

Demonstrated ability to influence others

Knowledge of accounting system

Awareness of standards, codes and specifications


Demonstrated ability to execute large projects (nominally $5MM or more) or to manage a portfolio of projects ($2MM or more) successfully

Structural or Civil Engineering degree

Experience/Knowledge of PPM, PDP, Build processes for full rigor projects. Facilitation of Project Workshops

Demonstrated project controls skills for budget management and schedule development and execution

Knowledge of project estimating techniques

Working knowledge of Project Scheduling Software

Demonstrated competencies in several of the key chemical processing unit operations such as evaporation, heat exchange, ion exchange, drying, etc

Basic competencies in energy pinch analysis, food safety, AE&I, GMP, ASME B31.3 piping design, API 650 tank construction, MOC, NFPA, and NEC

Cargill is an EEO/AA employer.



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