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Nestle Senior Project Engineering Manager in Fort Dodge, Iowa

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The Senior Project Engineering Manager will manage capital projects from end to end. You could manage multiple projects or one large project at times, all in support of our manufacturing operations. This manager will maintain visibility to the design process and assure adherence to all established key components and project deliverables. You will directly manage overall project execution including scope, cost, engineering design review, bidding, construction, communication with key business stakeholders, and commissioning. You will organize work assignments for the cross-functional teams executing these projects as well.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop project management plans and maintain milestone schedules

  • Manage adherence to project scope and secure approvals for all changes

  • Manage and control project budget, cost forecasts, cash flow projections, and status reports

  • Manage bidding and prequalification vetting processes

  • Evaluate, select, and issue contracts for construction firms

  • Direct installation, construction, and commissioning

  • Provide plant startup assistance as needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field

  • 7+ years of Project Management experience in a Manufacturing, Industrial, Military, or related environment



It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, gender, gender identity, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, perceived disability, medical condition, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other protected status, as defined by applicable law. Prior to the next step in the recruiting process, we welcome you to inform us confidentially if you may require any special accommodations in order to participate fully in our recruitment experience. Contact us at or please dial 711 and provide this number to the operator: 1-800-321-6467.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.