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Senior Project Engineer - Food & Beverage Manufacturing

Indianapolis, IN · Manufacturing

Competitive Salary + Bonus | Relocation Assistance Provided

About the Company

Our client is a rapidly growing leader in the food and beverage manufacturing industry. Their unwavering commitment to quality and engineering excellence has enabled them to consistently gain market share globally. We are seeking a seasoned Senior Project Engineer to lead and oversee capital projects, focusing on new processes, equipment installation, and continuous improvement in packaging and manufacturing.


Key Responsibilities

  • Project Management: Oversee capital projects from initiation to delivery using established engineering project management processes.
  • Team Development: Mentor, teach, and develop the engineering team.
  • Compliance: Adhere to regulations, industry best practices, and company engineering standards.
  • Project Phases: Ensure successful completion of all project phases including scope, budget, execution, and delivery.
  • Resource Management: Manage internal and external resources throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Stakeholder Communication: Maintain effective communication and relationships with all stakeholders.
  • Technical Support: Provide technical solutions, design support, and equipment troubleshooting assistance.
  • Continuous Improvement: Recommend and implement continuous improvement projects with necessary justifications and ROI analysis.
  • Knowledge Transfer: Develop expertise in new systems to train plant engineers and maintenance staff.
  • Process Implementation: Propose and implement work processes, procedures, and technical resources in line with the Engineering Policy.


  • Education: BS Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, or Electrical Engineering.
  • Experience: 10-25 years of project engineering or management experience in a fast-paced manufacturing setting, preferably in food or pharmaceutical manufacturing.
  • Project Management Skills: Strong experience in capital project management through initiation, planning, and execution. Skilled in DQ, FAT, CQV, ramp-up analysis, and other project management protocols.
  • Technical Proficiency: Proficient in MS Office (especially Excel) and Microsoft Projects. Ability to use CAD for system designs and machine layouts. Competent in reading electrical schematics, P&ID, construction drawings, and other technical documents.
  • Industry Experience: Preferred experience in beverage, aseptic, and/or food manufacturing environments.
  • Financial Acumen: Understanding of financial analysis, relevant business KPIs, and CAPEX budgeting and preparation.

About Indianapolis

Indianapolis is a vibrant city known for its rich cultural heritage, thriving arts scene, and diverse culinary offerings. With a low cost of living and a strong sense of community, it’s an ideal place for professionals looking to balance work and life.


Why This Is a Great Opportunity

This role offers the chance to join a rapidly expanding company with numerous capital projects on the horizon. If you enjoy teaching and mentoring engineers, this is an excellent opportunity to make a significant impact. Our client values collaboration and supportiveness, making it a great environment for professional growth.


Apply Now

If you are a seasoned engineer with experience in food and beverage manufacturing and a passion for mentoring others, we encourage you to apply. Join us in driving engineering excellence and innovation.

As recruiters, we are skilled in our field and understand how to match an opportunity with the individual. If you choose to send us your resume, be advised we will not share it with any employer without your permission. 

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Thank you,

Brian Hughes

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