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Construction Project Manager

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Kemin Industries, Inc.

Des Moines, IA

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Position Overview
The Construction Project Manager be a part of the Kemin Engineering group in Des Moines, Iowa. They will work within the Corporate Engineering department and work closely with Kemin project teams and steering committees for assigned projects. This includes process engineers, Business Unit executive leadership, and other representatives from finance, operations, maintenance, EHS, HR, marketing, sales, etc.  They will lead and facilitate the project team as they work through initial scope development, design firm selection, design development, completion of construction documents, bidding and contractor selection, construction, punch-list, close-out and turnover.  For projects that involve manufacturing they will work closely with Kemin Process Engineers and as necessary with outside process engineering firms to coordinate the building design with the process design and the related process equipment layout, utility needs, etc. and to manage key schedule milestones for development of the design and construction.
We Are Kemin
We are visionaries who see things differently and are inspired by the world around us. We have been dedicated to using applied science to improve the quality of life for over half a century. Committed to feed and food safety, Kemin maintains top-of-the-line manufacturing facilities where over 500 specialty ingredients are made for humans and animals in the global feed and food industries, as well as the health, nutrition, beauty and textile markets. We provide product solutions and options to customers in more than 120 countries.
A privately held, family-owned and operated company, Kemin has more than 2,300 global employees and operates in 90 countries including manufacturing facilities in Belgium, Brazil, China, India, Italy, Russia, Singapore, South Africa and the United States.
What you\u2019ll be doing:

Responsible for overseeing total construction effort to ensure project is constructed in accordance with safety, design, budget, and schedule. Includes interfacing with Kemin stakeholders, A/E representatives, special inspections firms, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, security, public Authorities Having Jurisdiction, etc.
Lead project team meetings and steering committee meetings.
Reads and understands contract plans and specifications.
Has a full understanding of project scope of work, construction materials and methods and contracts.
Directs and coordinates activities to ensure project progresses on schedule and within budget.
Provide ongoing status reports - develop, review, and obtain confirmation of financial and project schedule activities for design and construction as they relate to all disciplines involved and report to management.
Assure that the design and construction teams comply with the agreements, contract documents and established schedule and budget.
Serve as a representative at meetings, presentations, and public hearings/reviews relative to assigned projects.
Enforce corporate safety policies.
Attend regular pre-construction design meetings and weekly OAC construction meetings.
Maintain official project documentation files, photo documentation, inspection records, etc. on each project.
Ensure contractors capture and maintain project as-built record documents and other close-out documents.
Participate in negotiations involving Kemin, contractors and/or subcontractors and other vendors.
Assist in the commissioning activities and documenting results.
Responsible for working with contractors, sub-contractors, and finance.

What we require of you:

Bachelor's degree in construction engineering, construction management, or relevant engineering field.
6-10 years of experience in Construction Project Management.
Excellent understanding of construction materials and methods and best practices.
Excellent knowledge of industry software, scheduling programs, Excel, Word, Power Point, and others.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Supervisory skills of field construction personnel.
Demonstrated experience as project team player, leader, and motivator.
Demonstrated experience in dealing with challenging problems, setting strategies, and prioritizing and implementing appropriate programs.
Ability to coordinate input from numerous customers.
Demonstrated experience in detailed work planning, prioritization, and resource assignment.
Demonstrated conflict resolution.
Demonstrated ability to build partnerships and cohesive team spirit between Operations, Design Team, Contractors and Subcontractor work groups.
Demonstrated leadership and commitment to operational excellence, and incident and injury free performance.
Knowledgeable in site-specific safe work practices, legislative requirements, and standards.
Has worked with or understands stage gate approval process approach to projects.
Ability to effectively communicate in English.

What\u2019s in it for you:

A competitive financial package- in addition to your salary, we offer an uncapped bonus opportunity, 401k match program, and paid vacation and holidays.
Robust health and wellness support- we are proud to offer a fitness reimbursement (for your whole family!), an on-site fitness center, restaurant with seasonal fresh food options (and the ability to order food to bring home), and free fresh fruit in break areas- to name a few.
Continued learning opportunities- Kemin offers tuition reimbursement and recently launched a new corporate university with online and in-person training opportunities for growth and development throughout your entire career.
The chance to give back to our world- Through our foundation of servant leadership, we are proud to offer ample service opportunities, including paid time off to do so. Kemin has a valued corporate partnership with both The World Food Programme and Habitat for Humanity, in addition to many local initiatives.
Opportunities to support our valued educators- Kemin is a proud sponsor of the Iowa Governor's Stem Advisory Council where we fund annual teacher's awards. In addition, we have a robust internship and externship program, and frequently host student tours.


Company info

Kemin Industries, Inc.
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Company Profile
Kemin Industries is more than a worldwide ingredient manufacturer; we’re a laboratory, a researcher, a resource and a partner to our customers. From animal health to human nutrition, customers come to us for answers and solutions. We share information and resources with our customers, which is just one reason Kemin Industries is a leader in the ingredient manufacturing industry. When you work with Kemin, you’re partnering with the top experts in the field. Our specialists are here to share research results and answer all questions honestly and openly to ensure you are using the Kemin Industries products properly and to your best advantage.From sustainable growth of our plant-based ingredients to our biosecurity and traceability efforts, we are committed to responsibly manufacturing and supplying high-quality ingredients.

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