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CHS Inc. Project Engineer in McPherson, Kansas

Project Engineer


McPherson, KS, US, 67460-9402

Date posted: Jan 11, 2022

Job ID: 4115

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 Project Engineer to coordinate and manage projects within the site capital and expense project portfolio, assist with oversight for the site’s project engineering strategies/programs, which include Long Range Capital Plan development, and leading programs at the site, and direct strategy and communication with internal and external customers throughout the lifecycle of the Capital Project. You must be a 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.


  • Fulfill Project Engineer duties for small through large scale capital and expense projects.

  • Implement and follow the refinery Front End Project Planning system on all assigned projects.

  • Assist with developing, tracking, reporting and reacting 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.

  • Work closely with customers to understand their needs and respond accordingly to develop the appropriate scope for projects assigned.

  • Develop capital project conceptual designs, preliminary budgets and schedules.

  • Develop bid package documents for design services, construction services, and major equipment items as appropriate.

  • Be responsible for the overall capital project cost and schedule control.

  • Prepare monthly project reports, capital spending reports, cash flow planning, and forecasts.

  • Contribute to the overall management of the site’s capital and expense projects portfolio.

  • Work within cross-functional teams to author/develop project specifications.

  • Work within cross-functional teams to author/develop commissioning documents.

  • Ensure safe execution of all work related to assigned projects.

  • Become a subject matter expert on new processes or equipment associated with assigned projects and be responsible for knowledge transfer to the project customers.

  • Ensure all pertinent information required to run and maintain equipment and processes is assembled in orderly fashion and turned over to refinery groups responsible for safe operation.

Minimum Qualifications (required)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from an accredited four-year college or university

  • 3+ years of experience in refining or related industry

Additional Qualifications

  • Experience on engineering capital projects

  • Oil and gas industry experience

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Project, AutoCAD, and other engineering software

  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook

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.