Engineering Project Manager - Capital Projects

General Mills

General Mills

Minneapolis, MN, USA
Posted on Thursday, September 7, 2023

Job Description


The Engineering Project Manager is responsible for providing leadership and technical competency to manage capital projects in a multi-discipline team environment. The Project Manager will lead teams with diverse talents and backgrounds, will be responsible for collaborating with other functional areas and for communicating with key customers and stakeholders. This position supports all global platforms and regions.


  • Provide project management leadership on capital project installations with business teams and key stakeholders including scope definition, budget development, resource selection/management and schedule management.
  • Provide capital project estimating for cost, scheduling and technical performance as needed by the business units.
  • Provide IRR and sensitivity analysis regarding options and proposals in support of the business units.
  • Be the focal point for assembling the required long lead project(s) and capital definitive project.
  • Secure, organize and lead the resources necessary to successfully execute Minneapolis-managed projects.
  • Investigate, advance and support related interactive Plant and Minneapolis projects in support of the business(es) as required.
  • Provide pertinent cash flow information to the Plant regarding ongoing or future projects.
  • Communicate to the respective Business Unit Directors and Initiative Leaders the pertinent aspects of capital investment and implementation.
  • Lead and manage projects in meeting the essential requirements of:
    • Technical/quality performance
    • Project Charter and Manufacturing requirements
    • Schedule
    • Capital budget
    • Start-up budget
  • Establish basic project philosophies, procedures and challenges and refine with team input.
  • Lead the project team in required decision-making processes throughout the project life-cycle.
  • Assist the Start-up Manager in achieving a smooth transfer of ownership from project to operations.
  • Collaborate with the Start-up Manager, Lead Engineers and Systems Engineer(s) in establishing communications meetings.
  • Manage the engineering resources as support to the production start-up.
  • Manage the project close-out to ensure the integrity of the punchlist and a timely financial close.
  • Participate in post-project review with Plant and ensure compliance with requirements and ultimate sign-off on project.
  • Requires travel, including some extended time possibilities over weekends and holidays. Travel is variable ranging from 25% to 100% during project execution and start-up, with an overall average of approximately 50%.


  • Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering or related degree with applicable experience or extensive relevant work experience
  • Experience in plant operations and industrial environments understanding equipment design and impacts to materials, labor, and work processes.
  • Thorough understanding of food safety, human safety & environment policies, processes, and compliance.
  • Project Engineering experience including scope definition, cost estimation and tracking, EAC estimation and scope management.
  • Experience working successfully with teams.
  • Demonstrated performance in executing concurrent assignments.
  • Strong technical leadership skills in a collaborative fashion.
  • Capable analytical problem solver using data and keen judgment.
  • Adaptability to maneuver through uncertainty with a high degree of professionalism and candor.


  • 10+ years with a focus on capital project execution
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) certification.
  • Understanding of Food Manufacturing Regulatory Requirements (GMP's, Food Safety, sanitation practices and design criteria).
  • Familiarity with Continuous Improvement and Vertical Start-up tools and processes.
  • Platform experience in one or more of the primary General Mills manufacturing process applications.


We exist to make food the world loves. But we do more than that. Our company is a place that prioritizes being a force for good, a place to expand learning, explore new perspectives and reimagine new possibilities, every day. We look for people who want to bring their best — bold thinkers with big hearts who challenge one other and grow together. Because becoming the undisputed leader in food means surrounding ourselves with people who are hungry for what’s next.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $121700.00 - $182700.00 / Annually. At General Mills we strive for each employee's pay at any point in their career to reflect their experiences performance and skills for their current role. The salary range for this role represents the numerous factors considered in the hiring decisions including, but not limited to, educations, skills, work experience, certifictions, etc. As such, pay for the succesful candidate(s) could fall anywhere within the stated range. Beyond base salary, General Mills offers a competitive Total Rewards package focusing on your overall well-being. We are proud to offer a foundation of health benefits, retirement and financial wellbeing, time off programs, wellbeing support and perks. Benefits may vary by role, country, region, union status, and other employment status factors. You may also be eligible to participate in an annual incentive program. An incentive award, if any, depends on various factors, including, individual and organizational performance.