Skip to main content
Search jobs

Manager, Project Engineering

Location McPherson, Kansas Date posted 09/21/2022

CHS Inc. is a leading global agribusiness owned by farmers, ranchers and cooperatives across the United States that provides grain, food and energy resources to businesses and consumers around the world.  We serve agriculture customers and consumers across the United States and around the world.  Most of our 10,000 employees are in the United States, but today we have employees in 19 countries. At CHS, we are creating connections to empower agriculture.


CHS has an exciting opportunity at our Oil Refinery facility in McPherson, Kansas. We are looking for a Manager, Project Engineering to lead the Project Engineering team and develop and oversee the site’s project engineering strategies/programs.  You must be a self-motivated, detail-oriented, results-driven individual with a commitment to quality, accuracy and the ability to organize and prioritize workloads to meet deadlines. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with a strong commitment to customer service and the ability to work in both a team environment and on self-directed tasks are necessary. 


  • Manage the refinery capital and expense project portfolio.
  • Implement and follow the refinery Front End Project Planning system on all assigned projects.
  • Develop and implement project engineering and project management systems to cover complete project lifecycle.
  • Participate in project engineering operational excellence teams to develop and drive best practices throughout the CHS Refineries, Pipelines, and Terminals Division.
  • Develop, track, report, and react to appropriate metrics for measuring and improving success of strategies implemented.
  • Collaborate with other engineers and customers within the refinery to ensure the mission, objectives, and strategies are executed consistently and to the fullest extent to support the refinery as intended.
  • Work with Maintenance and Reliability Groups to develop best strategy for project data procurement and turnover at end of project.
  • Drive a customer focused project engineering strategy to ensure customers’ needs are understood and appropriate project scopes are defined.
  • Develop bid package documents for design services, construction services, and major equipment items as appropriate.
  • Responsible for the overall capital project cost and schedule control.
  • Prepare monthly project reports, capital spending reports, cash flow planning, and forecasts at the portfolio level.
  • Manage field execution of approved projects to ensure project execution complies with plan and meets agreed quality, cost, and time parameters in safe and environmentally sound manner.
  • Liaise with third-party engineering to ensure conformance to contract.
  • Review cost estimates and economic justifications on Authorizations for Expenditures (AFEs).
  • Manage project risk assessment through development and implementation of risk response plan to monitor and control risks throughout project lifecycle.
  • Coach others to identify and resolve key issues impacting projects' schedule, cost, and quality.
  • Ensure Project Engineers are defining, reviewing, and managing potential scope change decisions in accordance with established change management objectives.
  • Lead annual capital and non-recurring expense plan development and monthly spend forecasting.
  • Manage staff. Ensure employees are resourced and trained to successfully perform engineering activities. Initiate selection, promotion and corrective actions when appropriate; accountable for fair and uniform application of human resources policies. Oversee career paths and succession planning for group.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field
  • 4+ years of experience in refining or related industry
  • 3+ years of project management experience

Additional Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience managing technical professionals
  • 5+ years of project management experience
  • Prior leadership experience with progressively advancing level of leadership responsibilities

Physical Requirements

  • Pre-employment screening is based on the job requirements and industry guidelines and may or may not be required for the position. If required, selected candidates must pass pre-employment screenings to include all or a combination of drug, criminal, motor vehicle check, physical requirements and FMSCA Clearinghouse

CHS offers a competitive total compensation package. Benefits include Health, Dental, Vision, Hearing, Life Insurance, Health and Day Care Savings Accounts, Paid Vacation, 401K, Company Funded Pension, Profit Sharing, Long and Short Term Disability, Tuition reimbursement, and Adoption assistance.

CHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

I'm interested

Stay connected

Get job alerts

Select a job category and/or location, then click “Add+” for each saved search. Finally, click “Sign up” to create your job alert.

Interest InSearch for a location and select one from the list of suggestions. Finally, click “Add” to create your job alert.

Join our talent community

Want to stay in touch? Join our talent community and we’ll send you updates about what’s happening at CHS and when we’re hiring.