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Senior Project Engineer

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Job ID 174003 Date posted 07/27/2022 Location : Eddyville, Iowa

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who are committed to safe, responsible and sustainable ways to nourish the world. This position is in Cargill’s food ingredients and bio-industrial business, where we anticipate trends around taste, nutrition and safety to innovate and provide solutions to manufacturers, retailers and foodservice companies.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Senior Project Engineer will plan, support, and execute capital project engineering deliverables for one or more of our broad core technology or engineering areas. This role will oversee construction management considering safety, schedule, efficiency, cost management and documentation. We seek a professional who will develop and apply engineering standards, project management procedures, and provide advice on issues within the engineering field.

Key Accountabilities

  • Leads the development of capital project scope, schedule, budget, while following project management deliverables and best practices.  
  • Coordinates staffing and development of construction, commissioning and start-up plans.  Assists operations in troubleshooting and optimization activities.
  • Perform process engineering for individual projects as needed to meet project objectives. 
  • Leads equipment specification and procurement.  Develop, review and award bid packages for equipment and labor.
  • Analyze and develop solutions to engineering problems related to manufacturing equipment and systems or the causes of component failures.
  • Design and improve manufacturing processes, instruments and equipment, testing manufactured products to maintain quality.
  • Independently handle complex issues with minimal supervision, while escalating only the most complex issues to appropriate staff.
  • Other duties as assigned




  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience
  • Minimum of four years of related work experience
  • Previous experience leading capital projects


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

Position Information

US Covid-19 Vaccination Update: Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate at this time. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status, and if unvaccinated or if you choose not to disclose, you would be expected to follow Cargill’s safety protocols for unvaccinated employees (i.e., mask mandates, and social distancing).

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet

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