Principal Engineer, Corporate Engineering

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CF Industries
Deerfield, IL, United States

Phone: 2248139392
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Principal Engineer, Corporate Engineering


Donaldsonville, LA 

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Job Description:

At CF Industries, our mission is to provide clean energy to feed and fuel the world sustainably. Our employees are focused on safe and reliable operations, environmental stewardship, and disciplined capital and corporate management. By joining CF, you will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and where you can be yourself at work, as part of an authentic team that encourages you to share your views and opinions.  Our eight manufacturing complexes in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom, an unparalleled storage, transportation and distribution network in North America, and logistics capabilities enabling a global reach underpin our strategy to leverage our unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.

Function: Engineering and Engineering Services

Job Summary: The Principal Engineer, Corporate Engineering will provide guidance and focus to the advancement of technology applications within the company’s facilities. The position is intended to promote the application of best practices in the planning, organizing, and execution of engineering and construction work for strategic projects across the organization. This includes technology assessments, detail engineering scope development, equipment specification development, vendor selection, construction/installation management models and quality control/assurance, commissioning activities, and post-startup evaluation of project results.


  • Applies technical understanding of hydrogen and ammonia production technology and operations and the rapidly evolving technologies for carbon capture, utilization, and sequestration (CCUS) to assist the integration of low carbon technologies into CF Industries’ operations.
  • Leads emerging technologies technical evaluations related to hydrogen, ammonia, decarbonization, and clean energy and develop company expertise for their incorporation into CF Industries’ clean energy strategy.
  • The successful candidate will define and develop the objectives and priorities of complex programs/ projects and have the ability to work across multiple sites.
  • Support sites in FEED, detail engineering, permitting, and construction planning to contribute to the evolution of CF’s strategic initiatives, utilizing their ability to recommend and evaluate complex/new designs and specifications.
  • Advises, mentors and trains less experienced colleagues across the network through influence and persuasion.
  • Promote the inclusion of company best practices across teams and locations in site engineering scope development, cost estimating, execution planning and metrics/controls to ensure compliance. All whilst promoting continuous innovations and improvements.
  • Recognize talented resources that can add value to strategic initiatives. Develop a resource sharing strategy from site to site (CF employees or Contract professionals).
  • Continually identify ways to add value to CF Industries through the Corporate Engineering group within its resources capabilities.

Internal Controls: Understands and complies with established departmental processes and procedures designed to support internal controls efforts.  Identifies and brings to the attention of manufacturing department management plant controls deficiencies. Identifies material subject to confidentiality agreements and treats in accordance with internal policies and third-party agreements.

Successful incumbents will have:

  • An engineering degree in a related field is required.
  • 8+ years of progressively more complex work experience in some combination of operations or engineering at CF, or 5+ years work experience in operations or engineering at CF and 5+ years at a comparable chemical manufacturing company or an appropriate engineering and technology services provider.
  • Ability to independently identify and develop innovative ideas to solve problems.
  • Technical capabilities will include an expert level of knowledge and application of concepts, practices, and theories used in the engineering specialty area, and the ability to use it to contribute significantly towards finding solutions of applied problems.
  • Ability to develop and evaluate plans and criteria for approving complex or novel designs and program/project specifications of other engineers.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organization, planning and time management skills.
  • Ability to take initiative, create new opportunities, recommend and evaluate complex/new designs and specifications.
  • Proven ability to effectively establish and maintain positive relationships with internal and external constituents.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • Strong computer skills, proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Willing and able to travel as required to destinations globally.
  • Capability of acquiring, maintaining and possessing a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) as well as a Passport.

Position Scope/Contribution: CF Industries’ strategy is to leverage the Company’s unique capabilities to accelerate the world’s transition to clean energy.  Corporate engineering is focused on efforts to decarbonize the Company’s production network, scale the Company’s ability to produce low-carbon and zero-carbon fuels, position CF Industries at the forefront of clean hydrogen and ammonia supply, and other strategic manufacturing initiatives.  This position will be integral in the development of strategic projects in the marine, energy, and technology industries and developing novel concepts to respond to global decarbonization initiatives.  Carbon capture, low/no carbon hydrogen, and clean energy related technologies are evolving rapidly.  This position will support the Company’s effort understanding relevant technologies and their expected evolution and developing new opportunities to leverage our knowledge and assets.  Ability to obtain and use knowledge to contribute to the continuously evolving environment will be key to success in this position.


What We Offer: You’ll enjoy competitive compensation, consisting of base pay plus an incentive program available to all full-time employees, and a comprehensive benefits package including high-quality healthcare options, a well-being incentive program, 401k, life and disability insurance, generous time off (with time off to volunteer) and much more! Additionally, we offer several Flexible Work Arrangements to support a healthy work-life balance.

You will be part of a team that brings their varied experiences, wide-ranging knowledge and diverse talents together to deliver important work, and you’ll be able to pursue complex, exciting opportunities that help you continue to grow and achieve your potential in different areas.  You’ll take pride in working for a company that lives its values and gain a sense of fulfillment.

CF Industries is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.  

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