Sr. Project Engineer

  • Stilwell, OK
  • professional

Sr. Project Engineer

Location: Stilwell, OK

Salary: $140,000/year


We are hiring a Sr. Project Engineer to lead the development and execution of highly complex capital projects within our manufacturing site. This is a critical role in our organization, and we are looking for a highly motivated and experienced individual to join our team.


  • Lead the development of fully executable projects, providing project management services and acting as technical resource from the conceptual phase through execution and commissioning
  • Align internal and external teams in supporting the Business’s annual capital plan
  • Provide project management services for assigned engineering projects
  • Develop overall project design including line specification, project budgets, schedules, and prepare project justification and develop capital requests including cash-flow forecast
  • Coordinate external engineering services and partner with internal team as needed for successful project completion
  • Provide specifications, bid preparation, and bid solicitation to secure best pricing
  • Identify and manage the capital and related expenses, optimum layout, equipment selection, and timeline
  • Provide Global Supply Chain (GSC) feasibility perspectives for growth, productivity, and infrastructure
  • Manage communications and project governance within GSC key stakeholders
  • Fulfill requirements for the Design phase (e.g., Risk analysis, design, Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA), Sanitary design, Safety analysis); Implementation phase (e.g., Factory Acceptance Test (FAT), Site Acceptance Test (SAT)); and Start-up (e.g., Commissioning Qualification and Verification (CQV) planning, Vertical Start-up (VSU) assessments) and successful handover to the plant
  • Assist the corporate engineering team in the management of major cross-functional corporate capital projects
  • Provide technical expertise to support the manufacturing operations
  • Stay current with industry technologies and processes to provide best available technology solutions
  • Apply technical knowledge and leadership to solve problems and drive improvements on processing systems
  • Partner with R&D, Quality, Operations, and Engineering/Maintenance on cost-optimized solutions to drive to Zero Loss
  • Collaborate with R&D and business teams on tests, trials, and new products


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Chemical, Electrical, or Industrial Engineering (ABET accredited program preferred)
  • 7+ years with successful project management leadership on multi-unit operation projects
  • Strong problem-solving, decision-making, and trouble-shooting skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (both written and verbal)
  • Full understanding of drawing/drafting practices with the ability to use CAD
  • Strong knowledge of engineering standards of design, construction, and installation
  • Advanced knowledge of processing, packaging, and facility systems along with working knowledge of food manufacturing engineering, quality, and research functions
  • Strong understanding of environmental, human, and food safety (EHS) systems
  • Working knowledge of USDA, FDA, OSHA, EPA, City, and/or State agencies etc. for both manufacturing processes and building requirements
  • Ability to work with and influence diverse groups at various levels and across functions
  • Ability to train maintenance and production personnel as well as plan and execute work with maintenance and vendors
  • Knowledge of Lean Six-Sigma concepts is preferred

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