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Engineering Project Manager III

Engineering Project Manager III

Engineering Project Manager III

Job Description

Business Unit Overview

Headquartered in Lakeville, Minn., Post Consumer Brands, a business unit of Post Holdings, Inc., is dedicated to providing people and their pets with delicious food choices for every taste and budget. The company’s portfolio includes beloved brands such as Honey Bunches of Oats®, PEBBLES®, Grape-Nuts® and Malt-O-Meal® cereal, and Peter Pan® peanut butter, as well as Rachael Ray® Nutrish®, Kibbles ‘n Bits® and 9Lives® dog and cat food. As a company committed to high standards of quality and to our values, we are driven by one idea: To make lives better by making delicious food accessible for all. For more information about our brands, visit and follow us on LinkedIn for the latest news.


Post Consumer Brands recently acquired several iconic pet food brands, venturing into a new market while remaining true to our purpose to provide delicious and accessible food that our consumers love. We’re always searching the center store for the next exciting product to add to our portfolio, and right now, we’re growing and need passionate, driven individuals with diverse perspectives to help us reach greater heights. That’s where you come in. Join a team where your voice is not only heard but valued. Make a real impact on brands enjoyed by millions of people and their pets.

Location Description

The Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania facility is 1,120,845 square feet and home to about 470 hard working team members who are proud to produce iconic pet food brands like Kibbles 'n Bits® and 9Lives®. This location has a cannery that produces wet dog food and there is also a Distribution Center on-site. Bloomsburg is home to Bloomsburg University, a municipal airport, a landmark Town Park with many acres of recreational activities, and has one of the largest and longest running fairs in the country. With so much to do and see, Bloomsburg is a great place to live, work and play!



The Project Manager/ Engineer works with teams to develop ideas and new projects to improve Safety, Quality, Costs and Maintenance Reliability. This project manager position will be located in our Bloomsburg, PA plant. Develops the justification and costs for projects and writes CAR’s. Creates and leads project teams and Communicates progress of the projects. Installs all projects with a safety 1st attitude and per the scope, schedule, budget, quality standards and performance parameters. Is responsible for definition, acquisition, installation and start-up of equipment for commercialization.

Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Complete all work with a mindset that safety is the highest priority.
  • Manage assigned engineering projects establishing manpower, budgets, scheduling, equipment, and materials.
  • Facilitate project meetings as required. Error on over communication.
  • Conduct discussions with internal customers to obtain input and communicate project plans.
  • Control project scope, schedule, costs and quality via project management skills.
  • Select and manage equipment suppliers and vendors.
  • Select, hire and manage engineering consultants and construction contractors.
  • Stay abreast of, evaluate and select appropriate equipment and technology.
  • Specify and design food processing, packaging, and infrastructure systems.
  • Prepare reports: expenditure requests, monthly reports, etc.
  • Conduct feasibility studies and cost - benefit analysis.
  • Provide construction management and start-up management.
  • Maintain an up to date awareness of Federal, State, and Local engineering codes and regulations.
  • Review ergonomics, safety requirements and sanitation/GMP/food safety aspects of assigned projects.
  • Participate and be an active member of the engineering department to foster teamwork and provide excellent customer service.
  • Provide training and educational services to all departments when applicable.
  • Supervise and manage project construction activities.
  • Best practice sharing and implementation
  • Update and maintain process flows, P&ID’s and Engineering Standards
  • Responsible for definition, acquisition, installation and start-up of equipment for commercialization


  • Understanding of Lean Manufacturing/Continuous Improvement methodologies.
  • Must have strong analytical and business judgment including demonstrated problem-solving and trouble-shooting skills.
  • Ability to influence, mentor and coach to get results through others.
  • Results driven for being the low cost producer and supporting company growth strategies.
  • Have strong bias for action, while proving the ability to inspire others.
  • Convey high level of optimism while setting aggressive targets to teams, finding ways to achieve them.
  • Communicates a compelling vision and inspired sense of purpose. Talks about the possibilities and is optimistic. Creates strong morale and spirit within team.
  • Solves highly complex problems and prioritizes actions in a timely manner. Probes all sources for answers and can quickly sense what will help resolve issues.
  • Establish clear directions, sets stretching objectives. Lays out work in a well-planned and organized manner and brings out the best in people through leveraging their strengths.
  • Speaks candidly and provides constructive feedback in a professional manner.
  • Organizes and manages projects; interacts, supports, facilitates and leads multi-functional work teams; leads teams to consensus; strong negotiation skills.
  • Able to build strong and diverse relationships across the business groups they partner with. Supports and fosters change.
  • Demonstrates a passion for safety. Able to develop and maintain a respectful and safe work environment.



4-year degree in science or engineering.


Minimum of 5+ years of relevant engineering experience in operations, project management, process design and contractor supervision in a process environment. Proven project management experience of complex projects is required; Demonstrates interpersonal skills with strong grasp of engineering disciplines, plant operations and construction.

Travel: Travel required for project meetings, vendor/engineering/consultant meetings.

Additional Info

Organization : Post Consumer Brands

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