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Project Engineer

Job Category:  Engineering
Work Location:  Corbion Site
Office Location: 

Blair, NE, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  2595

At Corbion, we exist to champion preservation in all its forms, preserving food and food production, health, and our planet.


Based in Blair, Nebraska, the Project Engineer role will report to the Manager of Technology & Engineering.  As our next Project Engineer, you will be responsible for the engineering efforts at Blair in both the lactic acid plant and the lactates plant.  You will manage annual capital projects between $50K to $5MM that support the strategic growth of the business. The position level may be adjusted corresponding to the candidate's experience and qualifications. 


Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage the investment of capital for projects in Blair, which includes bidding of materials, equipment and contractors.
  • Execute projects on time and within budget outlined in capital requests, while establishing clear schedules and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for each project.
  • Maintain accountability for the successful execution of budgeted capital projects.
  • Work with procurement on contract negotiations for the purchase of equipment or contractor services.
  • Produce accurate capital investment estimates and savings/return evaluations by incorporating various financial scenarios to provide a strong basis for decision making.
  • Use a stage gate process to control risk, balanced with the upfront cost to minimize losses due to unfavorable projects.
  • Utilize best practices of project management throughout the team to efficiently implement projects.
  • Implement best practices of safety management for the Corbion project team and construction contractors.
  • Forecast capital cash flow and monitor project accounting for accuracy.
  • Manage project closure and capitalization to support the business’ capital Finance structure.
  • Work together and train people from different levels and backgrounds within the organization.
  • Execute QESH standards per defined roles and responsibilities to ensure personal and product safety and quality.
  • Perform within the guidelines of all Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s), Standard Operating Procedures (SOP’s), security measures, housekeeping, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), all quality, regulatory, environmental, safety and health guidelines and regulations.
  • Other duties as determined by business need.


Skills & Experience Needed:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering.
  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience with exposure to capital project management.
  • Solid technical and engineering capabilities in process and capital projects design and management.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word and AutoCAD.
  • Results oriented.
  • Extensive problem solving skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, team environment.



About Corbion

Corbion is the global market leader in lactic acid and its derivatives, and a leading supplier of emulsifiers, functional enzyme blends, minerals, vitamins, and algae ingredients. We use our unique expertise in fermentation and other processes to deliver sustainable solutions for the preservation of food and food production, health, and our planet. For over 100 years, we have been uncompromising in our commitment to safety, quality, innovation and performance. Drawing on our deep application and product knowledge, we work side-by-side with customers to make our cutting-edge technologies work for them. Our solutions help differentiate products in markets such as food, home & personal care, animal nutrition, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and bioplastics. In 2021, Corbion generated annual sales of   € 1,070.8 million and has a workforce of over 2490 employees. Corbion is listed on Euronext Amsterdam. For more information:


Corbion is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace.  All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, handicapping condition, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.


Corbion provides reasonable accommodation to applicants.




Corbion does not accept unsolicited resumes from individual recruiters or third party recruiting agencies in response to job postings. No fee will be paid to third parties who submit unsolicited candidates directly to our hiring managers. All candidates must be submitted by approved Corbion vendors who have been expressly requested to make a submission by our Talent Acquisition team for a specific job opening. No placement fees will be paid to any firm unless such a request has been made by the Corbion Talent Acquisition team and such candidate was submitted to the Corbion Talent Acquisition Team.

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