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Senior Project Engineer (Sustainability & Climate Action)

Company: Leprino Foods
Location: Roswell
Posted on: August 2, 2022

Job Description:

Regionally based in our Roswell manufacturing facility; we are seeking a Senior Project Engineer (Sustainability & Climate Action) on our Corporate Environmental Technical Services team. Leprino made a climate action commitment with a goal to achieve greenhouse neutrality by 2050 to include $50 million of project funding set aside by 2025. We can only achieve our sustainability goals with the right people on the team to help make them a reality.At Leprino Foods, starting compensation for this role typically ranges between $135,000 and $150,000. This position has an annual target bonus of 12%.

  • The Senior Project Engineer will play a leading part in our Climate Action Plan (CAP) strategy through scoping and leading capital projects to meet and exceed our Global Responsibility goals.
  • Lead projects that will conform with the accurate specifications, efficient maintenance, and safe operation of utilities equipment, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance with all governmental agencies (OSHA, PSM, RMP, DHS, EPA).
  • The right candidate will provide mentorship and expertise to other multi-functional project team members within Technical Services and support plants with facility utility upgrades.
  • Develop conservation strategies to improve energy efficiencies through new and renovated utility installations, and coordinate activities between corporate suppliers and outside contractors on capital projects.
  • Lead facility audits to determine utility conditions, and recommendations utility expansions or renovations.
  • Develop budgets for project development and Approval For Expenditure (AFE) recommendations. Manages against capital budgets from feasibility through commissioning.
  • Lead all aspects of new installations (new equipment or replacement projects) with utility engineering design, specification, and coordination with outside consultants and equipment suppliers.
  • Engage with both federal and local agencies to identify, track, and communicate investment rebate opportunities for projects,
  • Provide operation support for training and maintenance of new systems.
  • Serve as a technical resource for the plants, corporate engineering, and Technical Services for all Utility related areas including but not limited to: Steam Production, Air Compressors, Ammonia Refrigeration, PSM, HVAC, Energy Efficiencies, Water Use, conservation, and Regulatory compliance.You Have At Least (Required Qualifications):
    • A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering or a very similar technical subject area.
    • Eight (8) years of project engineering experience of which four (4) years are utilities/sustainability/climate action engineering projects within the food, beverage, chemical, petrol, or pharmaceutical industries.
    • Ammonia refrigeration (experience in big Freon refrigeration systems can be substituted) - this would be our number one deal breaker.
    • Experience managing sustainability engineering projects of at least $1 million.
    • The ability to meet this role's travel requirements of having a maximum of 8 overnight stays each month (non-consecutive). The average annual travel is close to 30%, but at the height of a project; travel could be closer to 70% (Monday through Wednesday).
    • The ability to work a weekly 3/2 (office/home) hybrid schedule.We Hope You Also Have (Preferred Qualifications):
      • A Master's Degree in Mechanical, Electrical, or Chemical Engineering.
      • Eight (8) years of utilities, sustainability, and climate action project engineering experience within food or dairy.
      • Resource conservation efforts.
      • Steam, Boiler, Heat Recovery (HRV), and Wastewater experience.
      • PSM Experience and OSHA 10Hr Certification.
      • Multi-site support experience (this role would support all of Leprino's nine manufacturing facilities in the U.S.)Leprino Foods celebrates and supports diversity. We believe in equal opportunity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We know we are better together and are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive culture that uses the unique talents, experiences, background, and perspectives of each individual employee.Offering You In Return:A chance to be part of a team of individuals passionate about producing and delivering high-quality products that help feed and nourish families around the world. Leprino Foods could not be where it is today without our incredible employees. That is why we share in our success together by rewarding you for your hard work. Hiring great people who are in it for the long run is our goal. Through competitive salaries and bonuses, life, medical/dental/vision coverage, voluntary benefits, employee assistance programs, wellness incentives, tuition assistance, vacation, ten paid holidays, sick time, paid parental leave, annual merit increases, as well as the LFC Profit-Sharing & 401(k) plan. Your impact will be noticed and rewarded, as you seek to further our company, our customers, and one another.Our Story:Leprino Foods' history dates back over 70 years, when Jim Leprino first started making small batches of mozzarella for local markets and eateries in the Little Italy neighborhood of Denver. We've grown a bit since then. Today, Leprino is the world's largest manufacturer of mozzarella and lactose, and a leading producer of whey protein. Still owned by Jim and the Leprino family, our sights are set to be the "World's Best Dairy Food and Ingredient Company." To help us achieve that bold vision, we're looking for our secret ingredient: You. A motivated team member who is the best at what you do. Three people in a small corner grocery store in the early 1950s have now grown to almost 5,000 employees throughout 16 global locations. Will you join us on our journey?The Easy Apply option through LinkedIn is not considered an official application with Leprino Foods. If you would like to formally apply for this open position, please visit

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