Indianapolis, IN

Sr Project Engineer

Principal Project Engineer

Our client is a rapidly growing organization in their industry niche. They are dedicated to delivering quality and engineering excellence, which has allowed them to consistently increase market share globally. We are currently seeking a Senior Project Engineer to lead and supervise capital projects involving the implementation of new processes, equipment, and continuous improvement efforts in packaging and manufacturing. Projects will vary in complexity, with a strong focus on timely delivery and optimization. A significant aspect of this role will involve mentoring, teaching, and developing the engineering team. This position reports to the Director of Engineering for the facility.


  • Manage capital projects from inception to completion using established engineering project management processes and procedures
  • Mentor, teach, and foster the growth of an engineering team
  • Adhere to regulations, industry best practices, and company engineering standards
  • Ensure successful completion of all project phases, including scope, budgeting, execution, and delivery
  • Oversee internal and external resources throughout the project lifecycle
  • Maintain effective communication and relationships with all stakeholders throughout the project duration
  • Provide technical solutions, design support, and equipment troubleshooting assistance to operations
  • Recommend and implement continuous improvement projects, including developing justifications and return on investment assessments
  • Develop comprehensive knowledge of new systems to effectively train and guide plant engineers and maintenance staff, ensuring successful knowledge transfer and documentation
  • Ability to multitask and thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment with the agility to adapt to changing directions
  • Propose and implement work processes, procedures, and technical resources in alignment with the Engineering Policy


  • Bachelor's degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering
  • 10-25 years of project engineering or management experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment, preferably in the food or pharmaceutical industry
  • Strong expertise in capital project management, following standards and delivering projects through initiation, planning, and execution. Proficiency in developing DQ, FAT, CQV, ramp-up analysis, and other project management protocols
  • Proficient in MS Office, particularly Excel and Microsoft Projects, and ability to use CAD for system designs and machine layouts. Proficiency in reading electrical schematics, P&IDs, construction drawings, and technical documentation
  • Preferred experience in a beverage, aseptic, and/or food manufacturing environment
  • Understanding of financial analysis, relevant business KPIs, and CAPEX budgeting and preparation
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