Engineering Project Manager

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Greensboro, NC, United States

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Engineering Project Manager


Saint Gabriel, LA 

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About Syngenta
Syngenta is a global leader in agriculture; rooted in science and dedicated to bringing plant potential to life. Each of our 28,000 employees in more than 90 countries work together to solve one of humanity’s most pressing challenges: growing more food with fewer resources. A diverse workforce and an inclusive workplace environment are enablers of our ambition to be the most collaborative and trusted team in agriculture. Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate, and the communities which we serve. No matter what your position, you will have a vital role in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet. Join us and help shape the future of agriculture.
Role Purpose
Manage engineering capital projects ensuring the timely implementation of new or improved assets consistent with rapidly changing business requirements and within agreed cost, schedule, and safety parameters.  Provide expert advice and direction to others by the timely application of technical and/or project management professionalism at key points in the project process.
For this role, we are specifically seeking candidates with an electrical engineering background or extensive demonstrated experience in the design and management of Controls & Electrical engineering projects. With the sudden and unexpected change in the crop protection business, speed of response and project delivery is critical.  The candidate must have extensive knowledge of the realization of engineering projects from design and a strong personal drive to create the edge and momentum required to drive accelerated project implementation.
  • Manage significant Controls & Electrical (C&E) engineering and maintenance projects at the St. Gabriel Site ensuring the timely implementation of new or improved assets consistent with business requirements and within agreed cost and safety parameters
  • Define, estimate, and deliver capital projects; track the costs and physical progress of individual capital projects to meet key project milestones and deliver agreed scope within challenging time constraints and within agreed cost and safety parameters
  • Implement innovative, cost-effective project engineering solutions through optimized execution strategy, integrated teams, internal/external benchmarking, and use of internal/external resources and vendors
  • Ensure all C&E design and equipment installations/refurbishments on the St. Gabriel site are following NFPA, NEMA, NEC, etc.000000 and Syngenta standards/ regulations.
  • Set success criteria for projects; formulate and deliver project execution strategies ensuring successful delivery of the project through a project team (e.g., Syngenta staff, the design and construction contractors, and equipment suppliers).
  • Ensure engineering designs comply with best practice standards, current and future legislative requirements, and Syngenta HSE guidelines
  • Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from ABET accredited school
  • MBA preferred or at minimum practitioner-level experience in finance as it relates to capital projects
  • Substantial knowledge and experience in the specialist areas: hazardous electrical area classifications, MV/LV electrical systems, SIS, etc.
  • Ability to form and manage teams and develop team members to tackle challenging targets and achieve those goals with limited resources and tight timelines.
  • 15+ years of experience in a direct manufacturing Electrical Engineering role.
  • Chemical/Refinery maintenance and/or project experience (Engineering/ project delivery preferred).
  • Professional Engineering license/ Electrical not required, but considered a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc.) as well as PDF editors (Adobe Acrobat, Bluebeam, etc.)
Preferred Requirements
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is not required, but is considered a plus
  • Demonstrated proficiency with SAP or similar ERP system as well as SAP Ariba strongly preferred
  • Strong concern for maintaining HSE and Syngenta standards and technical integrity while under pressure to meet challenging targets and tight timelines
  • Ability to manage numerous projects in various stages of development
  • Have a minimum of 10 years experience of engineering project delivery
What We Offer:
  • A culture that celebrates diversity & inclusion, promotes professional development and offers flexible work options to meet both your work and personal needs.
  • Full Benefit Package (Medical, Dental & Vision) that starts the same day you do
  • 401k plan with company match, Profit Sharing & Retirement Savings Contribution
  • Paid Vacation, 12 Paid Holidays, Maternity and Paternity Leave, Education Assistance, Wellness Programs, and Corporate Discounts among others

Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.
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