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Senior Project Manager - Crush/Refine

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Date: Nov 26, 2022

Location: Chesterfield, MO -Missouri, US, 63017 Morristown, IN -Indiana, US, 46161 Council Bluffs, IA -Iowa, US, 51503-6593 Decatur, AL -Alabama, US, 35601-2678 Decatur, IN -Indiana, US, 46733-1160

Company: Bunge

Position Summary:

The Senior Project Manager will lead facility projects for Bunge North America (BNA).  The design and construction must align with strategic Company initiatives, and maintain compliance with all federal, state, and local code requirements.  Associated work will include management of in-house design in concert with engineering contractors for the successful completion of projects, utilizing a stage-gated approach.  Incumbent will be responsible for managing all categories of project principles, including Project Execution, Engineering, Procurement, Project Controls, Risk, Information Management, Health-Safety-Environment, Quality, Staffing, and Operations.  


Core Functions:

  • Prepare and/or oversee the development of design and feasibility studies for projects at BNA or greenfield facilities using a steadfast stage-gated project management approach
  • Develop and review project cost estimates and direct modifications as appropriate and required
  • Prepare and/or review budgets for expenditures on outside consulting engineers and regularly review the work of consultants with direct reports, typically project managers
  • Review equipment specification recommendations and prepare or review construction bid packages
  • Prepare and/or review and monitor controls on scheduling and project cost
  • Prepare and/or assemble periodic project reports and engineering activities summaries for the project management group under his/her span of control
  • Ensure capital and expense projects are aligned with business unit objectives and completed safely within scope, cost and schedule
  • Manage project submission process to include evaluation of projects, review of proposals and advise on project feasibility
  • Develop and maximize team member capabilities by fostering an environment that identifies talent, provides ongoing coaching and feedback and creates opportunities for growth and development
  • Aid plant locations in identifying and developing projects resulting in added profit or cost savings
  • Communicate and model good business practices that support the company’s core values.


Skill/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering required; Civil, Mechanical, Chemical, or Agricultural related engineering field. Master’s degree a plus
  • 5 plus years of experience directly managing others, including plant or multi-plant operations
  • PMP certification preferred, P.E. registration is a plus
  • A combination of experience as outlined below in any of the following sectors is required:  Milling, Oilseed Processing, Agriculture, Biofuels, Bio-Products, Pulp and Paper, Food and Beverage, or Specialty Chemicals.  Some agricultural processing experience is required.
  • Project Management:  Candidate must have experience developing project charters and project execution plans for projects, and then executing against them in a stage gated project management model.  Minimum 8 years of combined project management and construction experience required.
  • Engineering:  Candidate shall have experience managing engineering.
  • Procurement:  Candidate will be required to manage procurement staff throughout the project life cycle, from initial estimates through tender and final award.  Familiarity with contract administration/review experience is essential.
  • Project Controls:  Candidate shall demonstrate ability to provide oversight in scope, cost, and schedule control on all assigned projects.
  • Risk:  Candidate should have experience analyzing project risks and managing risk throughout the project.  Formal training in risk management is a plus.
  • Business and Commercial:  Candidate must have experience working with commercial and business development teams to develop financial models for projects.  Front end project development and appraisal experience required.
  • Information Management:  Candidate should have project experience with client portal/document management systems and/or collaboration application software. 
  • Health-Safety-Environment:  Candidate shall have minimum 8 years of experience managing these key project categories directly or indirectly on projects.  Asset-based experience and knowledge in NFPA 61 is a plus.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills including building and motivating teams
  • Demonstrated proficiency with applicable computer software packages
  • Exceptional verbal, written, listening and presentation communication skills
  • Strong work ethic with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Spanish fluency a plus


Full-time position, typically 40-50 hours a week, but additional hours required as dictated by demands of the business



Bunge (NYSE: BG) is a world leader in sourcing, processing and supplying oilseed and grain products and ingredients. Founded in 1818, Bunge’s expansive network feeds and fuels a growing world, creating sustainable products and opportunities for more than 70,000 farmers and the consumers they serve across the globe. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri and has 25,000 employees worldwide who stand behind more than 350 port terminals, oilseed processing plants, grain facilities, and food and ingredient production and packaging facilities around the world.


Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, transgender status, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or military or veteran status, or any other legally protected status.  Bunge is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

Nearest Major Market: St Louis

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