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Cargill Regional Engineer in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Regional Engineer

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose & Summary

The Regional Engineer is responsible for leading multifunctional project teams within region of responsibility. This role is accountable for the development and execution of project scope, schedule, budget, resource needs and operating financials. This position is responsible for 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. This person is accountable for meeting all project objectives using the appropriate Project Management practices including PDP, Build, PDRI, and PPM as applicable to each project size and scope. Regional Engineer will work on/lead projects across the CCCNA geography as needed.

Principal Accountabilities

35% - 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.

25% - Process engineering including P&ID development, system throughput calculations, equipment selection, mass/material balance, and energy/utility calculations. Work with engineering firms and vendors to complete above as appropriate.

15% - Develops, reviews and awards bid packages for labor and equipment including contract negotiations in cooperation with Strategic Sourcing and Cargill Law.

15% - Supports the start-up and commissioning personnel and activities.

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


Required Qualifications

  • 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.

  • 10 or more years in project engineering and/or operations supervision.

  • Working knowledge of project management practices (PDP, PPM, Build,)

  • 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 work with and/or lead 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.

  • Awareness of standards, codes and specifications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cargill’s Construction Project Management course, food safety training, Build academy completion or relevant previous project experience.

  • 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.

  • Working knowledge of Project Scheduling Software i.e. Microsoft Project

  • Knowledge of project estimating techniques.

  • Experience outside of project engineering such as operations and maintenance.

  • Basic competencies in food safety, AE&I, GMP, MOC, NFPA, and NEC.

  • Knowledge of SAP ERP system including project management t-codes.

  • Knowledge of Cargill and Cargill Cocoa & Chocolate standards is a plus

  • Understanding of Sanitary Design


In this role, the individual develops or enhances and expands their skills to develop and manage budgets and schedules for project initiatives. This individual is accountable for meeting the project objectives through the leadership and collaboration of a multifunctional project team. This individual completes the financial analysis for project payback to determine business case considering operating expense impacts, working capital and investment analysis. This role develops leadership skills in ‘leading by influence’ to ensure stakeholder expectations are met. Development of communication with a diverse team at all levels of the organization to ensure alignment and support. This role also develops and enhances technical skills in the area of unit operations design, operation and optimization, codes, standards, specifications. In addition this role develops and enhances technical skills for mass balances, system throughput analysis and determination and associated utility needs and energy balances. These may be developed on existing processes or in the development of new process technologies and new unit operations implementations.

Potential Future Roles:

Area Engineering Manager

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-WI-Milwaukee

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: MIL01119