Senior Group Project Engineer


Hoffman Estates, IL

At Sensient Technologies, we are experts in the science, art and innovation of color and flavor. We are market savvy and visionary. We are problem solvers. And we will be better with you. 

We are looking for a Senior Project Engineer. In this highly dynamic and visible role you will be responsible to manage capital projects in 10+ facilities across our network in the US and LATAM and work with operations on process improvement activities. 

What you’ll do: 

  • Lead or support all stages of Capital projects from development to delivery
  • Ability to develop, engineer, implement and monitor all aspects of projects
  • Work with the plants in development and execution of Capital Appropriation Requests. 
  • Coordinate development, procurement, installations, commissioning, formal hand over and project closure
  • Ensure project budgets are closely controlled and forecast spend is apparent at all times from concept to closure
  • Lead/attend internal and external review, progress meetings, document project status and issues
  • Facilitate and/or execute Continuous Improvement activities through analyzing facility and equipment capital needs, maintenance/repair programs, production processes and activities.
  • Support maintenance and sustainability programs.

What you’ll bring

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Civil Engineering or equivalent
  • 3 or more years of experience in a manufacturing facility or engineering function
  • Managing and prioritizing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Effective communication (oral / written) skills
  • “Can-do” attitude
  • Background in an FMCG Manufacturing Environment (Food, Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Personal Care or similar) - Preferred
  • Experience in manufacturing plants or corporate engineering positions - preferred
  • Knowledge and experience with food manufacturing processes, drying, liquid compounding, etc - Preferred.
  • Project Management certification (Prince 2, PMP, etc) – Preferred
  • Travel required – Typically 50% dependent on project location and phase – up to 80 % in construction and start-up. Flexibility and availability are essential.

What you’ll get

  • Opportunity to collaborate with your colleagues, onsite and in the field 5 days per week 
  • Competitive salary and development opportunities 
  • A thorough and effective training experience during onboarding and beyond 

About Sensient: 

Sensient Technologies Corporation is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of colors, flavors, and extracts. Sensient employs advanced technologies at facilities around the world to develop specialty food and beverage systems, cosmetic and pharmaceutical systems, specialty colors, and other specialty and fine chemicals. The Company's customers include major international manufacturers representing most of the world's best-known brands.

About Sensient Flavors: 

Sensient Flavors offers innovative, global taste solutions and specialized flavor delivery systems that help bring life to your food and beverage products. Our leading-edge technologies reflect our core philosophies to be dynamic and innovative and to add value to your applications. 

SPONSORSHP: Due to our inability to offer visa sponsorship, we can only consider candidates who are authorized to work in (country) without the need for employment visa sponsorship. 

Sensient is an Equal Opportunity Employer, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA.