Capital Investment Project Manager (H/F)

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Job Title: Capital Investment Project Manager (H/F)
Location: Drusenheim, France

Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


Corteva Agriscience , the world's first dedicated agriculture start-up, serves to enrich the lives of those who produce and those who consume, ensuring progress for generations to come. Our employees fulfill this purpose everyday by building/participating in an inclusive culture where we encourage each other to stay curious, think differently, act boldly and do what's right for our customers, our co-workers, our partners and our planet. With over 20,000 team members from 130 countries, innovating in 140 world class R&D facilities, we have the resources, leadership heritage and partner ecosystem to make a meaningful impact now and into the future. #GrowWhatMatters

Purpose of the role:

Project Managers have full accountability to deliver business objectives for capital projects from Front-End Loading through Detailed Design & Construction, Commissioning, Return to Operations, Startup and project closeout.

Your Challenge:

The Project Manager leads the Project Team in the use of the appropriate Core Project Delivery Process (Core PD) to implement the project.

Project Management and Project performance:

  • Ensures the Engineering Work Package is fully aligned with the Business Case / White Paper and the project Technology Implementation Plan.
  • Works with Platform / Functional Leaders, Capital Execution Leader, and the core project team to develop the appropriate project execution strategy.
  • Leads the Project Team to meet the business & project objectives and deliverables as outlined in the White Paper or Business Case, authorization documents & Gate Reviews.
  • Ensures the CorePD process is followed consistent with the business needs, all required CorePD deliverables are accomplished in a quality manner and leads the pre-Gates and Gate Reviews.
  • Defines and analyzes Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) to ensure overall performance expectations for the project are met:
    • Project spending/commit schedule
    • Project costs versus estimate
    • Engineering and Procurement milestones and gate reviews
    • Construction Schedule
    • Commissioning and Start-up Plan
  • Provides primary interface between the Project Team and key stakeholders.
    • Establishes effective communications within the Project Team to ensure alignment among business and project objectives.
    • Develops a communication and review schedule with key stakeholders.
    • Communicates project status, risks, deviations and other significant project developments to the key stakeholders.
  • Ensures that the asset involved is engineered and constructed to meet the mandatory and recommended requirements of EHS&S and Process Safety at start-up as well as the business requirements.
  • Ensures that field construction has the appropriate level of qualified support to be completed without incident or injury.
  • Partners with the Asset Owner and/or the Commissioning and Start-up Leader to ensure a seamless transition from commissioning to start-up to normal operations.
  • Responsible for the development and implementation of Project Quality Plans, including auditing work processes and deliverables for compliance, and for meeting agreed upon project quality requirements and expectations.
  • Leads the development of the Procurement Plan, engaging Procurement team timely to define the best approach to each project
  • Ensures that all Engg departments are engaged in the project, such as Project Controls Team, Construction Team, Process Automation team, etc.
  • Ensure the Project Execution Plan is developed to all capital projects
  • Ensures site personnel are staffed and preparing for commissioning and start-up of the new facilities, including training, procedure updates, maintenance PM records updates, etc.; ensures schedules are aligned with supply chain and operations/maintenance needs, such as TARs, to determine when outages are available if necessary
  • For large projects, lead the process of preparing personnel to operate the facility including hiring, training personnel, and developing operations procedures, and preparing the operations to safely run the new unit.
  • Enforces and applies when needed the Project Change Management process.
  • Drives the contingency draw down management process

People Management (by influence):

  • Assembles the Project Team and ensures the necessary roles and functions are represented. Manages project resources (both internal & contractors) as needed during the life of the project to meet the project objectives and execution strategy. Assesses team functional capability. Identifies and resolves expertise gaps.
  • Provides leadership for an effective and cohesive team by ensuring roles and responsibilities are clearly understood, team member workloads are reasonable, cross-function communications are adequate, and personality conflicts are managed, for owner and contractor members. Engages outside consultants when needed to support the team.

Communication and documentation:

  • Provides primary interface between the Project Team and key stakeholders.
    • Establishes effective communications within the Project Team to ensure alignment among business and project objectives.
    • Develops a communication and review schedule with key stakeholders.
    • Communicates project status, risks, deviations and other significant project developments to the key stakeholders.
  • Manages the Capital Accounting Authorization process from the formal request and approval to closure in accordance with the policies and procedures of Corteva Capital Planning. Partners with the business finance analyst to prepare financial evaluations, asset write-offs that may occur, and ensures necessary financial reporting and accounting is performed

Key Interactions or Relationships

  • Capital Project Team
  • Manufacturing Rep (Asset Technology Engineers)
  • CEL
  • Project definition leader
  • Production Leader
  • EPCM contractor leadership and key project roles from that organization.
  • Site Leader; EH&S Leaders; Community leaders, etc...

#LI-OB1 #LI-Onsite


To Grow What Matters, You Will Need

  • 5 to 10 years' experience in Project Execution, depending on the type of experience and project size.
  • B.S., M.S., or Ph.D. in Chemical, Civil, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or equivalent.
  • The individual must have leadership experience in two or more of the following areas: manufacturing technology, operations, engineering, process development (R&D), project management, or improvement
  • Six Sigma Black Belt or Green Belt Certification is also preferred, as well as a working knowledge of LEAN
  • Ability to communicate in different languages (English) is preferred
  • Behavioral competencies

Who Are We Looking For?

  • Curious, bold thinkers who want to grow their careers and be part of a winning team
  • Market shaping individuals who want to transform the agriculture industry to meet the world's growing need for food
  • Collaborators who thrive in a diverse, inclusive work environment
  • Innovators who bring initiative and fresh ideas that drive our business into the future and make us an industry leader

Growing What Matters Starts With You… What We Can Offer To Help You Grow?

  • Opportunity to be part of a global industry leader working to discover solutions to the most pressing agricultural challenges of our time
  • Challenging work assignments that grow your skills, capabilities and experiences
  • Opportunities for international rotations and relocation that will expand your global view and cultural experience
  • Diverse, inclusive work environment where employees bring their whole selves to work and feel heard, valued and empowered
  • Dedicated and customized resources to help grow your professional skills, industry expertise and personal perspectives.?
  • Joining us is a natural opportunity to strengthen your professional network through valuable relationships.
  • Support the health and well-being of every employee by offering world-class benefits, meaningful work and competitive salary
  • Performance driven culture with a strong focus on speed, efficiency and agility

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Job Post Date: 03/21/23
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