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Cargill Regional Construction Manager-CSST NA in Eddyville, Iowa

Regional Construction Manager-CSST NA

Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. Together with farmers, customers, governments and communities, we help people thrive by applying our insights and over 150 years of experience. We have 155,000 employees in 70 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work.


Position Purpose

As the Regional Construction Manager, you will be responsible for leading and supporting the construction activities of assigned build projects primarily >20MM spend. You will execute these projects in a safe, timely, high quality, and cost-effective manner. You will lead a team of construction supervisors/coordinators as needed to effectively execute assigned projects. You will be responsible and accountable for the use of established construction deliverables for Cargill Starches, Sweetners & Texturizers (CSST). This includes construction and demolition safety, quality control, and constructability practices across CSST North America.

This position will partner with the Regional and Site Project Management teams to execute construction and construction safety processes across the region. This role may also include the audit and refinement of the appropriate tools, best practices and deliverables for all sizes of projects within the region.


  • Relocation assistance and/or hiring incentives may beavailable for this position in the discretion of the Company.**

Principal Accountabilities

50% Construction Management of Build Projects

  • Manage and lead by example the establishment of the project safety culture and execution during construction phase.

  • Uses sound judgment to implement Cargill’s jobsite compliance, permitting programs and monitors subcontractor compliance with applicable regulations such as building codes, environmental laws, SWPPP, and health and safety programs.

  • Manage field activities and resources in response to field conditions to meet strategic plan and milestones.

  • Manage specifications, quality inspection and installation of all materials and systems.

  • Manages daily logistics of the site to ensure various contractors work harmoniously; stages the job by determining the timing and location of material deliveries, sequencing of work, and verifying prior work is completed to Cargill’s high standards prior to follow on work.

  • Manages trade partners and consultants; inspects work and approves payment for acceptable work and materials. Manages contract adherence and provides input on subcontractor selection.

  • Manages work against established project controls and timetables to ensure that all trade partners, employees and vendors perform on schedule and on budget.

30% Project Preparation

  • Manage the Constructability review process for required projects.

  • Participate in Project Definition Rating Index (PDRI) reviews.

  • Ensure the implementation of leading practices and Value improving practices.

  • Create activity list using lowest level of the Work Breakdown Structure (WBS).

  • Support the development of the Construction Estimate (Cost and Schedule)

  • Integrating construction efforts with the engineering lead, procurement lead and start-up lead.

  • Developing contracting & execution strategies with project team.

  • Lead setup & preparation of construction site.

  • Conduct meetings with project team and plant operations to set priorities and schedule definition.

  • Identify basic project risk associated with project costs and safety.

15% Administrative Tasks

  • Ensure that all projects are delivered with the appropriate documentation (as-builts, changes, etc.)

  • Monitor and report actual expenditures against budget

  • Project evaluation for continuous improvement. Identifying, documenting and communicating lessons learned to the appropriate functions.

  • Regular construction reporting monthly

  • Weekly progressing of budget and schedule with project controls.

  • Submittal and contract reviews as required

5% Continuous Improvement

  • Develop SME (Subject Matter Expertise) in mutually agreeable areas with manager.

  • Proactively identify and develop solutions for gaps as it relates to construction management and the use of processes, tools, and resources for Build projects.

  • Assist CSST with SME requests as available and qualified.

  • Mentor and assist in the development of new talent in both construction and project management.

If selected for an interview, you will be required to submit signed copies of your last two performance reviews. (A completed e-PMP is considered a signed copy.)

This position is posted internally as well as external



Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management, Mechanical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering or related discipline and 8 years of construction/project management experience or 12 years of proven field experience in construction/project management.

  • 5 years experience working on mid to large sized construction projects in an industrial setting. (>20MM)

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office products, (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Project) and Autodesk applications.

  • Demonstrated managerial skills necessary to direct the efforts of the various groups involved in completion of projects and manage contracts with engineering and construction organizations.

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and analyze budgets, schedules and resources for engineering and construction efforts for selected projects.

  • Demonstrated ability to interpret and equitably administer company policies including safety regulations compliance.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels within the organization.

  • Ability to perform tasks that require climbing from heights in varying climate and environment conditions.

  • Willing to travel; amount of travel and relocation will depend on project and staffing needs across the region. This could potentially include short term assignments up to 24 months or more as needed to execute projects at other locations within CSST North America.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Construction Management or Construction Engineering highly preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of similar work experience in construction/project management environment.

  • Certified Construction Manager and Cargill Construction Safety Specialist certifications.

  • Knowledge and experience with stage gate project management processes.

  • Strong working knowledge of building and construction standards, codes and specifications, permitting processes and requirements.

  • Demonstrated experience managing other people in a construction setting.

  • Knowledge in the completion and use of construction agreements and preparation of bid packages.

  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate and mediate conflict; ability to develop solutions that all parties feel is equitable.

Equal Opportunity Employer, including Disability/Vet.

Job Engineering

Primary Location US-IA-Eddyville

Other Locations United States

Schedule Full-time

Job Type Standard

Shift Day Job

Req ID: EDD01224

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