Manager, Project Engineering




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The Manager, Project Engineering is responsible for all engineering functions related to facilities, process and equipment within the North American operations. The position will be responsible for leading multi-functional teams of internal employees and direct reports while holding overall responsibility for outside contractors, engineering and other 3rd party service providers.

Key responsibilities include: 


  • Oversee the design, modification, installation and commissioning of production equipment and systems utilizing corporate standards
  • Interface with engineers and multifunctional teams to define project scope requirements and incorporate corporate standards
  • Evaluate new process technologies to improve existing systems and resolve process and safety problems
  • Work with finance, production, quality and safety to develop justifications for capital projects
  • Acquire and negotiate project contractor bids in conjunction with procurement
  • Prepare project specifications and/or tender documents
  • Manage release of design input to suppliers (contractors, component suppliers, etc.)
  • Perform supplier site visits to ensure compatibility of equipment designs with current plant configurations
  • Assist in the development of new installation techniques and standards
  • Manage capital projects ranging in dollar value from $1MM plus meeting deadlines and budgets
  • Identify and effectively utilize project resources
  • Provide technical assistance to processing facilities, to improve quality and efficiency
  • Ensure environmental and regulatory compliance within assigned projects
  • Ensure that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified requirements
  • Manage project cost and timing
  • Provide engineering tasks, including training and documentation as required to ensure a project is executed and deliverables are achieved
  • Travel percentage moderate to high, 40% to 60% based on assigned project locations



About you:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering with at least 10 years relevant design and project management experience
  • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office and Project software and Windows Operating System, AutoCAD and similar design software
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and oversee the work of contractors, 3rd party engineering providers and direct reports
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines
  • Ability to lead a team and accomplish project goals effectively
  • Ability to multitask while maintaining attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Team-oriented and collaborative
  • Self-motivated


What you can expect :


  • Competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package
  • 12 paid holidays, plus your birthday off
  • Environment that welcomes workplace flexibility
  • An atmosphere where diversity is embraced, and inclusivity is second nature. We call it #OneBC! Just ask our champions with the Americas Women’s Forum and the Racial Equality Forum!
  • Ability to grow personally and professionally within an organization that values development and internal career growth
  • Be part of our mission in making sustainability the norm through Forever Chocolate with priorities centered around prospering farmers, zero child labor, carbon and forest positive, and creating 100% sustainable ingredients in all of our products.

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