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Senior Manager of Project Engineering

Nestle Purina PetCare

Last Updated: 1/04/22

Job Description

Senior Manager of Project Engineering Job Description

We planted our roots in St. Louis home back in 1894. Since then, we’ve expanded our manufacturing to 21 facilities across the United States and St. Louis has grown into what some would call a “hidden gem”. This “big city with a small-town feel” has everything you need and more— a rich culture with world-class schools and healthcare, an affordable cost of living and a neighborhoods for every lifestyle. Hours from other major metro’s or minutes from a bustling downtown, serene parks and outdoors – St. Louis is a great place for Nestle Purina to call home.

For more than 100 years, Purina has been revolutionizing pet food production, and its ability to enrich the lives of pets everywhere. By 1956, mastering new production techniques, we literally reshaped pet care, introducing Dog Chow® as the first extruded dry food. We’re still at it today, with Tidy Cats®, the lightweight cat litter champion of the world and the leader in our category. Such leadership requires constant innovation and renovation, which is so often rooted in our world-class food production standards.

The Senior Manager of Project Engineering will manage capital projects from end to end. You could manage multiple projects or one large project at times, all in support of our manufacturing operations. This manager will maintain visibility to the design process and assure adherence to all established key components and project deliverables. You will directly manage overall project execution including scope, cost, engineering design review, bidding, construction, communication with key business stakeholders, and commissioning. You will organize work assignments for the cross-functional teams executing these projects as well.

Must be willing to travel up to 30%.


  • Develop project management plans and maintain milestone schedules
  • Manage adherence to project scope and secure approvals for all changes
  • Manage and control project budget, cost forecasts, cash flow projections, and status reports
  • Manage bidding and prequalification vetting processes
  • Evaluate, select, and issue contracts for construction firms
  • Direct installation, construction, and commissioning
  • Provide plant startup assistance as needed



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related field


  • 10+ years of Project Management experience in a Manufacturing, Industrial, Military, or related environment

It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé Purina. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. We hope you'll consider sharing in our mission--you'll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé Purina home.

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Job: Senior Manager of Project Engineering Primary Location: Saint Louis, MO US Other Location: Career Area: Professional Nestle Purina PetCare Company

Company Details

Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
Nestlé Purina PetCare has been advancing pet nutrition for over 80 years. Our team of over 18,000 employees and 400 scientists, including nutritionists, aim to develop products that deliver comprehensive nutrition to help ensure the long healthy lives of pets and make discoveries that can further enhance the lives of pets everywhere. Nestlé Purina is focused on delivering world-class products with...