Project Engineer- Remote IL

Posted: July 01, 2021

Company: Growmark, Inc.

Employer Type: Cooperative

Position Type: Full Time

Job Type: Project Manager

Experience Level: Mid Level

Certification Required: Other

Education Required: Bachelors


County: REMOTE

Salary Range: $45000-$55000


This position is in responsible charge of the practice of professional engineering activities in States and disciplines as assigned and provides engineering, design, estimating, procurement, and project management services for customers’ facilities.


This position supervises, leads, and develops Engineering Project Manager positions as assigned.

Ensures assigned employees are technically competent, industry knowledgeable, and customer focused. Creates development opportunities so employees learn new skills, expand abilities, and seek greater responsibilities.


Oversees, controls, and performs facility engineering activities as assigned and assures engineering work is performed in accordance with standards of reasonable professional skill and diligence.

Ensures compliance with codes, regulations, standards, and safety practices on assigned projects. Assists customers in obtaining operational and construction permits. Provides regulatory input through industry association involvement and code writing participation.

Leads customers through projects by conducting professional interviews, providing technically sound alternatives, collaboratively defining project scope and definition, and responding with quality deliverables.

Investigates and resolves facility operations problems through expert knowledge and applied engineering principles. Solicits assistance from qualified others as necessary.

Establishes project specifications, provides cost estimates and construction management including: vendor and contractor selection and oversight, contract administration, site inspections, payment processing, job costing, and proactive customer communications.


Develops professional working relationships with consultants, manufacturers, vendors, and contractors.

Participates in industry and professional organizations. Proactively shares engineering knowledge and training and mentors Engineering Department staff.

Follows GROWMARK’s Code of Conduct and Corporate Compliance Program, Environmental Health and Safety, OSHA and DOT policies and procedures, as they apply.

Performs all other duties as assigned.

Desired Skills

Normally requires a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, or the equivalent thereof, and 5 years or more of engineering / construction related work experience to demonstrate the ability to provide facility design and engineering leadership to the GROWMARK System.

Demonstrates essential abilities including business knowledge, collaboration, communication, customer focus, decision making and skill development.

Current licensing as a Professional Engineer (PE) in the State of Illinois, Iowa, or Wisconsin and ability to be registered in other States on an as-needed, assigned basis.

Possess knowledge and experience working with the storage, transport, handling, packaging, and distribution of Liquid and Dry Fertilizer, Agricultural Pesticides and Insecticides and other Agrichemicals, Seed, Grain, and Agricultural Input products.

Possess knowledge of construction techniques and procedures including contracts, change orders, lien waivers, payments, completions, and start-ups.

Have proven computer skills including AutoCAD and the ability to use the computer to enhance business processes.

Must have and maintain a valid driver’s license and satisfactory driving record. Must have and maintain a valid passport and have the ability to travel independently and overnight when necessary.

Occasionally required to traverse construction and facility sites, climb building and other structure heights, and ability to lift and carry 60 pounds as needed to inspect and investigate projects.

Travel for this position is project dependent with typical annual travel of 20% - 30%.

Ability and willingness to participate in required training that may include education on GROWMARK’s policies and procedures and additional training as it relates to the requirements of the position

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