Project Engineer - Don Plant (Pocatello, ID)


Pocatello, ID, US, 83204-7510

The J.R. Simplot Company is a diverse, privately held organization, with roots firmly planted in agriculture and agriculture-related businesses. The J.R. Simplot Company is a true farm-to-table company with operations that touch every aspect of agriculture, including seed production, farming and ranching, plant sciences, fertilizer manufacturing, food processing, commercial product development, and distribution.


This role supports production efforts through management of plant maintenance, reliability, and upgrade projects.

Key Responsibilities

  • Evaluate potential projects with plant and company stakeholders. This may require working within a larger project team by managing and designing a portion of that project.
  • Obtain vendor/contractor quotations for proposed work scope. Responsible for gaining stakeholder alignment on all proposals, feasibility studies and vendor/construction packages.
  • Prepare project scope of work documents, budgets, and schedules. Obtain approvals for execution. 
  • Control project costs by approving expenditures and administering contractor contracts.
  • Maintains project schedule by monitoring progress, coordinating activities, and resolving problems efficiently with minimal impact to plant operations.
  • Prepares project status reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing information and trends, recommending actions. Routinely communicate with project stakeholders on status.
  • Maintains safe and clean working environment by enforcing company rules and procedures.
  • Ensure timely closeout of projects including handover of documents for archiving.
  • Ability to work additional time as needed including weekends for any project completion or oversight.

Typical Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. or B.S.) from a 4-year College or University

Relevant Experience

  • 5-10 years demonstrated experience of managing projects in a heavy industrial or process plant environment. Experience in Phosphate Fertilizer mining and manufacturing is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within budgets and to deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize work and balance competing priorities.
  • Must be able to show initiative and be a 'self-starter' to achieve working goals.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
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Job Requisition ID: 17743

Travel Required: Less than 10%

Location(s): ABW Don Plant - Pocatello 

Country: United States

**The J.R. Simplot Company is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, military or veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status. **