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Senior Principal Engineer - Project Management

Grande Cheese

Location Fond du Lac
Posted 48 days ago -
Type: Full-time Permanent
Reference ID: 0d305456-fbed-4a4b-9b15-e098a434a970


Overall Scope

• Accountable for successful completion of large, or highly complex and high risk small to mid sized capital projects.

• Recognized as an expert within the organization and within the field.

• Possesses expertise and specialized understanding of project and construction management concepts, principles, practices and procedures.

• Independently performs a variety of unique projects and construction management work that impacts the business on a large scale.

• Operates under little supervision and receives guidance only in the most complex situations.

• Contributes innovation and thought leadership that influences change and advancement of the industry.

• Anticipates challenges and recommends improvements and solutions for complex problems that have a broad impact on the business.

• Makes critical contributions to managing and solving highly complex and/or large technical challenges using broad perspectives to identify solutions.

• Contributes to development of functional strategy and important organizational decisions.

• Takes a comprehensive approach to identifying problems understanding implications and creating solutions that support overall project progress and success.

• Coordinates work of other project managers, engineers, technicians, and support staff, and monitors their progress to assure compliance.

• Ensures communication is understood and accomplishes the intended objectives between internal project team, contractors and suppliers.

• Provides management and leadership for the continuous improvement and optimization of the project management process. 

• Monitors and checks performance to ensure compliance with procedures, standards, regulations, and contractual obligations in meeting project objectives.

• Leads contractor/vendor meetings to resolve engineering and/or project management issues.

• Manages project schedules, budget, and scope.

• Manages project deliverables from third party companies.

• Provides project status reports.

• Leads and directs cross-functional teams and serves as a resource for best practices.

 Project Management

• Responsible for project leadership and direction of implementation of capital and other engineering related improvements involving the following major areas: cheese and whey processing, buildings/facilities, specifications, utilities, equipment, electrical, automation and controls, contract administration, start-up, and commissioning.  

• Define scope and overall management of complex projects  including: determining project objectives, timelines, budgets, resources, tasks, and supervising progress to ensure objectives are being met.

• Responsible for identification, specification, requisitioning, and coordination with procurement for the purchase and delivery of project components and equipment necessary for implementation of projects.

• Examine, review, and approve documents such as purchase orders, blueprint designs, change orders, and specifications to ensure completeness and accuracy.

• Direct the work and activities of suppliers, contractors, consultants, and designers as required.

• Prepare capital requests and justifications for improvement projects.

 Additional Responsibilities

• Ensures compliance with federal, state and local codes. 

• Connects internal subject matter experts with facilities, consultants, and regulatory agencies.

• Participates in professional organizations to maintain current knowledge of technical innovations.