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Project Director- Capital Projects Engineering

We have an immediate opportunity for a Project Director to join the Firmenich Global Engineering team - America’s Region. The role will be initially based in our New Ulm, MN manufacturing site.  The project Director will lead a significant project expansion at our New Ulm site, and once this project is completed will support Capital Projects located within the America’s region. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directly manage the internal lead disciplines, purchasing, construction and OEF's project manager in all phases of the capital project.

  • Development of capital project estimates, preparation, and submission of project summaries for approval.

  • Conducting all relevant project reviews with participation of key project team members; design, operability & maintainability, process hazards analysis, constructability.

  • Participate in preparation of Pre-Conceptual, Basic & Detailed Engineering design packages of capital projects and assistance of technical purchasing, qualify outside engineering firms, develop RFP's, and evaluate bid proposals.

  • Perform the basic engineering studies including appropriate safety and quality reviews in order to prepare the project’s investment files within +/- 10% accuracy prior to approval.

  • Manage the overall project capital goods purchasing effort, specifically the issuing of purchase orders to selected equipment and instrumentation vendors through technical purchasing.

  • Monitor, control and report on performance against project quality, budget and schedule original plan.


    We value:

  • Strong organizational, interpersonal and communication skills

  • Excellent in handling interdisciplinary complexity (technical solution, number of customers and stakeholders, disciplines, contractors …), influencing up and across and driving change

  • Independence, challenges and control of own activities

  • Availability for regional mobility



  • BS degree in Engineering

  • Graduate degree in Engineering, Business, or Project Management is preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years’ experience of demonstrated knowledge and proficiency in executing major engineering capital projects, preferably in a chemical, and/or ingredients manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of cGMP manufacturing practices


    We offer:


  • A highly visible regional role delivering capital investment projects to the One Operations organization

  • Join an organization that focus in developing its resources expertise in Engineering Project Management aimed at achieving superior projects execution

  • Being part of a result oriented organization culture that foster team collaboration

  • Work for a world leading company in environmental and sustainability initiatives



    Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential

    function.  Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


    At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to

    reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act

    within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer

    competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:


    * Generous Paid Time Off!

    * Quarterly Bonus Potential!

    * Retirement Plans!

    * 401(k) with Company Match!

    * Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

    * Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

    * Flexible Spending Accounts!

    * Subsidized Cafeteria!

    * Tobacco-Free Campus!

    * And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!