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Plant Project Engineer

Company: Campbell Soup
Location: Hanover
Posted on: September 14, 2021

Job Description:

Imagine...working for a company that knows that its people are the key to its success in the marketplace. A company in which achieving extraordinary results and having a stimulating work experience are part of the same process.

We cultivate and embrace a diverse employee population. We recognize that people with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives fuel our growth and enrich our global culture.

We are looking for an individual who enjoys working in a fast-paced, team oriented environment, likes to be challenged, and values the opportunity to make a difference.

General Summary:

The Campbells Engineering Team is a high-performance engineering organization and business partner in delivering strategic value-based solutions and innovative technologies. Our mission is to provide engineering leadership and expertise in support of Campbell's growth, innovation and Supply Chain strategies.

As a member of the Engineering Team, you will be accountable for leading project teams and provide project engineering leadership in the delivery of capital projects from conceptual design to project completion

Principal Responsibilities:

  • 20% of time – Develop Scope, cost, schedule, and other detailed information in the development of capital project execution.
  • 60% of time – Lead and manage the execution of capital projects including completion and/or oversight of detailed design, coordination and oversight of construction activities, and managing action items and associated follow-ups. 
  • 10% of time – Managing and communicating capital project budgets, schedule status, and managing POs, invoices, accruals, and forecasting.  
  • 10% of time – Supporting plant programs, troubleshooting, and other plant support functions.  

Job Complexity / Scope:

  • Manage all aspects of capital projects including the establishment of the project charter through successful project execution and project acceptance.
  • Understands and analyzes manufacturing systems, both new and existing, to improve performance.
  • Develops conceptual and preliminary engineering documentation such as rough order of magnitude project estimates, estimates for preliminary engineering costs, layouts, and block flow diagrams.
  • Creates specifications as well as engineering services "Requests for Proposals" for the execution of capital projects.
  • Utilizes Campbell's Engineering equipment design standards and principles.
  • Develops schedules, project authorization documents, cost controls, functional testing descriptions, necessary inspections, startup training requirements for new installations including supporting the development of operating instructions and maintenance manuals.
  • Coordinate, manage, and review contractor and vendor activity and interface with plant personnel ensuring compliance with plant and corporate standards
  • Effectively track project scope schedule, cost, and convey information in a timely and effective manner to the project team
  • Support new product initiatives and work as part of a cross-functional team to define capability, scope, and capital investment required to implement.
  • Work closely with plant teams to define justification needs for Capital
  • Project Authorization.
  • Identify innovative technical solutions for both existing and future manufacturing systems and develops strategies that deliver automated, repeatable, and standardized processes
  • Effectively manage and implement multiple small to medium level complexity projects that could range from $300,000 to $3,000,000 in aggregate value.

Job Specifications:

  • Engineering degree or minimum of 5 years of relevant industry experience supporting and leading capital project development and execution. 
  • Experience with MS Office Suite and MS Project.
  • Possess analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills. Understand and analyze process systems and equipment, while using data to drive decisions.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Able to communicate at plant level.  
  • Ability to travel up to 10%.

Working Conditions:

  • Plant, office, and construction site conditions.


The Company is committed to providing equal opportunity for employees and applicants in all aspects of the employment relationship, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, marital status, veteran status, disability, age, religion or any other classification protected by law.

In that regard, U.S. applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

Keywords: Campbell Soup, Ellicott City , Plant Project Engineer, Other , Hanover, Maryland

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