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Project Engineer

Manchester, United Kingdom

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Cargill operates some of the most technologically advanced production plants in the world. We need responsible, effective, safety-minded and best-in-class individuals to join our team. Engineers are vital in ensuring that consistent engineering standards are maintained to meet corporate, legal, regulatory and customer requirements. Close coordination across various teams including engineering, operations, maintenance and reliability, safety, logistics and supply chain will be integral to the success of this role. Please note, specific roles will vary greatly by plant and location. Safety is always our number one priority, and no matter your experience level, we will train you for success. Your work in our plants can help you grow both personally and professionally. Discover how your work can nourish the world and help you thrive.

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  • Collaborative
  • Results-driven
  • Positive
  • Good listener
  • Flexible
  • Trustworthy

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Cargill is a great, energetic place to work. We can be ourselves and do the work we like, because of our inclusive culture. Together, our teams work hard to help the world thrive.”

Lisa W., Senior Engineering Manager

During my time at Cargill I have been provided with many exciting opportunities to develop my engineering expertise and experience.”

Liam Mccarthy, EMEA, Plant Engineering Manager

In 2014, I chose Cargill to be the company where I would do a compulsory internship in the Chemical Engineering course. Six years later, I see that it was a very assertive choice. As a trainee, engineer, or continuous improvement Supervisor, I fulfilled in being able to use my strengths, be authentic, and exercise my purpose to impact people's lives. Also, I have access to so many opportunities! Being a woman in a factory environment can be challenging! We are still starting to occupy this space, but, without a doubt, it is gratifying to work in a company that puts people first and promotes an inclusive and diverse environment.”

Nattalia Muttoni, LATAM, Continuous Improvement Supervisor

Project Engineer

Job ID MAN00668 Date posted 04/06/2021

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 160,000 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. 

Cargill’s starches & sweeteners plant in Manchester is a production facility at the hub of the UK food and beverage industry. The plant and offices are part of the Cargill’s food ingredients & applications business and produces sweeteners and wheat proteins for food customers. These include customers in the confectionery, brewing, beverage, dairy and bakery sectors.

With a number of CAPEX and OPEX projects underway and in the pipeline, this is an exciting opportunity to join an experienced team of professional engineers and colleagues to participate in the preparation and execution of investment projects. This will entail the management and coordination of the engineering, construction and process activities to assist with start-ups in cooperation with other technical departments.

Main Tasks

  • Work collaboratively with representatives of Process Development, Production, Centres of Excellence, Maintenance, Environmental Health and Safety and other departments 
  • Create Engineering deliverables including but not limited to; P&IDs mass and energy balances, layout proposals, process calculations 
  • Organize and contribute to Hazard Identification Risk Assessment and safe design workshops
  • Prepare cost calculations, project schedules and construction (safety) plans for project approval process and present at gate reviews locally and regionally 
  • Both lead projects and assist Project Managers and the Engineering Manager with the execution of  projects including; budget monitoring, organization and participation in project meetings and support of any change management processes
  • Prepare and specify materials and labour contracts working with Procurement where necessary 
  • Preparation of software control proposal including the preparation of logic diagrams
  • Co-ordination of construction activities including contractor coordination, maintaining safety during construction and controlling any variations 
  • Ensure proper implementation of Cargill Best Practices and policies and external standards e.g.- Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), ATEX, environmental permits, local legislation, Cargill food safety and safety rules

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) in Engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical) 
  • Project engineering experience with exposure to build project management experience,  from a similar process industry e.g. food/feed, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, in a factory environment 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively influence others and work with multifunctional plant teams and personnel
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple initiatives/projects and communicate goals, objectives and accomplishments to a broad audience (technical and non-technical) 
  • Experience in P&ID modification, working on design criteria / specifications and working to best practice and applicable local laws and regulations 
  • Able to deliver projects safely and in budget under tight time deadlines 
  • Able to clearly articulate project status updates and use project tracking tools 
  • A creative mindset to overcome challenging engineering problems 

In return for your expertise and commitment, we will provide a fast paced stimulating international environment, which will stretch your abilities and channel your talents. We also offer competitive salary and benefits combined with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world. 

Cargill is committed to being an inclusive employer. Click here to find out more 

Our usual recruitment process is as follows; candidates meeting the criteria will be invited to a telephone interview with a member of the Talent Acquisition team. If this is successful you will be invited to a further interview with the Hiring Manager and members of the hiring team. For some of our positions a final site based interview/ tour will also be needed.

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