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Senior Engineering Project Manager – NA CPG Job - #1650191A1

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Location: Sacramento, California, West United States, USA
Company: Syngenta
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Open Til: 09-Mar-12
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Agronomy
Career Type: General
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: N/A
Salary: Competitive

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Division: Technology and Engineering
Function: NAFTA Development and Product Safety
City: Sacramento
State/Province: California [CA]
Country: United States [US]
Position Title: Senior Engineering Project Manager – NA CPG
Job ID: 2773

Role Purpose/Accountabilities:
For major capital projects throughout North America (NA), or in support of outsourced supply options:
1. Manage engineering capital projects ensuring the timely implementation of new or improved assets consistent with rapidly changing business requirements and within agreed cost and safety parameters.
2. Provide expert advice and direction to others by the timely application of technical and/or project management professionalism at key points in the project process.

Project Management is defined as "The planning, monitoring and control of all aspects of a project and the motivation of all those involved in it to achieve the project objectives on time and to the specified cost, quality, safety and performance."

Knowledge, Skills & Experience:
- Project management skills
- Strong organizational and planning skills
- Demonstrated leadership, networking, coaching and mentoring skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence colleagues at all levels and operates effectively in a matrix organization
- Objectivity regarding standards
- Spanish speaking preferred but not mandatory

Critical knowledge: - Concepts and procedures required to deliver all elements of a capital program.
- Techniques of economic evaluation, including development of capital cost estimates and discounted cash flow financial analyses
- Expertise in all project management knowledge area;
- Enhanced expertise in project definition, cost control, contract negotiation and contract management

Critical experience:
- Undergraduate degree in engineering discipline or equivalent
- MBA preferred or at minimum practitioner-level experience in finance as it relates to capital projects
- Extensive experience managing capital projects and negotiation of contracts
- Experience communicating with and influencing senior stakeholders

Critical Success Factors & Key Challenges: Other Behaviors Critical for the role:
Ability to form and manage teams and develop team members to tackle challenging targets and to achieve those goals with limited resources and tight timelines. Strong concern for maintaining HSE and Syngenta standards and technical integrity while under pressure to meet challenging targets and timelines.

Critical leadership capabilities:

- Forward looking
- Deliver innovative solutions
- Focus on external partnerships
- Grow through challenge
- Deliver commitments – delivering quality at speed
- Manage change swiftly and effectively
- Set clear, high, achievable standards and goals
- Seek/share best practice; develop synergies; communicate results