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Cargill Portfolio Lead Engineer (Open to Remote) in Wayzata, Minnesota

Want to build a stronger, more sustainable future and cultivate your career? Join Cargill's global team of 155,000 employees who use new technologies, dynamic insights and over 154 years of experience to connect farmers with markets, customers with ingredients, and people and animals with the food they need to thrive.

Job Purpose and Impact

The Portfolio Lead Engineer will lead a team of project engineers who design and lead the execution of safe, regulatory compliant and competitive build capital projects that are operationally efficient, reliable and operate right the first time. In this role, you will oversee the conceptual, detailed engineering design over the entire timeframe of a portfolio of projects. You will oversee the technical engineering and design of highly complex build projects including providing direction to external engineering firms, incorporating external and internal design standards and requirements, collaborating across engineering disciplines in the development and completion of engineering deliverables, development and tracking of the engineering schedule and engineering cost estimates.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsible for the execution of the engineering strategy in coordination with project leaders.

  • Develop engineering design packages and develop a design that is in compliance with regulatory codes and meets engineering standards and manufacturing technology needs.

  • Develop the engineering scope of work to execute project objectives, selecting and directing the external engineering service provider.

  • Lead the development and execution of the engineering estimate and track the engineering progress against estimates.

  • Direct the activities for other engineers that are supporting the development of the engineering design on projects.

  • Coordinate input from engineering disciplines and domain experts to ensure engineering designs meet the specific needs of the business.

  • Identify, document and communicate lessons learned to appropriate stakeholders and partner collaboratively with regional and global leadership to identify and develop enhancements to engineering work processes.

  • Develop plans and deliver results in a fast-changing business or regulatory environment, while leading and developing a team of experienced professionals and supervisors, coaching and making decisions related to talent management hiring, performance and disciplinary actions. You will also collaborate with managers and supervisors in your organization to ensure staff selections align with current and future needs.

  • Other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience

  • Experience with capital planning portfolio management

  • Experience with gap assessment and solution identification

  • Minimum of six years of related work experience

  • Ability to travel up to 30% of the time

Preferred Qualifications

  • Three years of supervisory experience

  • PMP Certification

  • Lean six sigma

Cargill highly encourages vaccinations but does not mandate them. Upon hire, you will be asked to provide your vaccination status. Employees may be required to wear masks, depending on requirements of the business and public health requirements based on the spread of COVID in the community.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

At Cargill, everyone matters and everyone counts. Cargill is committed to creating and sustaining an inclusive and diverse work environment where all employees are treated with dignity and respect. As such and in alignment with our Guiding Principles, Cargill's long-standing equal employment opportunity policy prohibits discrimination and harassment against any employee or applicant based on race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, family status, citizenship status, veteran status, military status, union affiliation, or any other status protected by law.

Cargill also complies with all applicable national and local laws and regulations pertaining to non-discrimination and employment.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies: Cargill, Inc. and subsidiaries (“Cargill”) have an internal recruiting department. Please review this notice.

US Employment Resources: Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.