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Project Engineer

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

Dolton, IL, US

Job Type:  Full Time
Job ID:  3586

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


Corbion is seeking a Project Engineer for our facility in Dolton, Illinois.  In this role, you will be responsible for project engineering efforts, executing and managing the capital investments with an annual budget between $2MM to $4.5MM.



  • Manage the investment of capital for all projects in Dolton.  Responsible for bidding of materials, equipment and contractors.  Implementation of the project scope in time and budget.
  • Assist subordinates and/or contractors and maintain accountability for the successful execution of budgeted capital projects. Besides final responsibility, this also includes taking the lead in negotiating contracts for the purchase of main equipment or contractor services.
  • Produce accurate capital investment estimates and savings/return evaluations.   Incorporate various financial scenarios to provide a strong basis for decision making.  Develop the stage gate details for projects to control risk, balanced with the upfront cost to minimize losses due to unfavorable projects.
  • Implement projects on time and within budget outlined in capital requests.  Establish clear schedules and Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) for each project.
  • Implement best practices of project management throughout the team to efficiently implement projects.  Implement the best practices of safety management for the Corbion project team and the construction contractors.
  • Forecast capital cash flow and monitor project accounting for accuracy.
  • Manage project closure and capitalization to the support the business’ capital Finance structure.
  • Coordinate with QA, Technology, and Operations and Maintenance to assure training of operators and staff, maintainability, safety, quality and operability as a part of every project.
  • Execute QESH standards per defined roles and responsibilities to ensure personal and product safety and quality.
  • Implements, executes and promotes food safety of our products through the use of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP's), performance to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's), Security Measures, Housekeeping, Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Point (HACCP), all quality, regulatory, environmental, safety and health guidelines and regulations.  These standards are used in all daily activities to ensure the products safety and quality are in compliance. 



  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering (Chemical Engineer preferred)
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience with significant exposure to capital project management and technology projects
  • Solid technical and engineering capabilities in process understanding and capital projects design and management
  • Fully proficient in Excel, Word and Auto CAD
  • Drive for results while managing projects and processes
  • Ability to manage and lead despite fast paced environment and tight deadlines
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, strong verbal and written communication skills

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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