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Principal Energy / Sustainability Engineer

Company: Conagra Brands
Location: Downers Grove
Posted on: September 19, 2022

Job Description:

Reporting to the Director of Engineering you will develop strategy and execute programs that reduce carbon emissions and improve the sustainability at our facilities. You will be the SME responsible for managing engineering project details that help reduce energy and carbon footprint across our facilities in North America and Mexico.You will work with stakeholders across multiple departments to identify, develop, and execute energy and carbon reduction projects, and integrate energy management concepts into existing and new facilities. Projects will involve energy efficiency, demand response, energy analytics, and other carbon foot-print reduction opportunities.You'll help analyze and provide report-outs on performance metrics, complete feasibility analysis, and evaluate potential savings opportunities within the energy and carbon space. Have insight into latest emerging technology though insights and seminars.Position Responsibilities

  • Manage projects against plans and goals to ensure commitments are met, delivering against our climate pledge goals
  • Promote energy efficiency improvement across energy using systems within a facility including lighting, compressed air systems, electrical, steam -condensate and water usage optimization in areas of wastewater, process water and sanitation
  • Support building utility metering/sub-metering projects helping define and meet meter coverage goals for businesses
  • Prepare written analysis of findings and recommendations for multiple energy and carbon related solutions -
  • Plan, coordinate and monitors company/plantwide energy use, evaluate energy consumption practices to track and control energy consumption, works with departments and managers to evaluate energy usage practices
  • Prepare cost /benefit analysis on energy related issues and to assist with preparation of budgets for energy and utility retrofits.
  • Prepare grants and rebate applications, written notices and correspondence, maintain records, conduct special studies, collect data pertaining to energy usage.
  • Work with critical stakeholders on developing mechanisms for launching facilities that incorporate energy optimization and sustainability procedures.
  • Support electrical system design change requests that reduce energy consumption.
  • Analyze and communicate the financial impact of projects and initiatives.
  • Manage multiple, complex projects simultaneouslyPosition Qualifications
    • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Mechanical or Chemical
    • 7 plus years of experience with increasing responsibility in areas of Energy Management and Sustainability.
    • Experience reading and interpreting engineering drawings
    • Experience with data analytics
    • Experience training teams on technical topics related to energy conservation and sustainability
    • Experience with the installation and commissioning of electrical systems like lighting, compressed air, and material handling equipment
    • Experience with demand side utility programs and incentives.
    • Experience with water usage optimization on all fronts: process, sanitation and wastewater. Boilers, Steam Condensate system improvements.
    • Experience with Excel (can perform complex functions), PowerPoint
    • 50% travel both domestic and international#LI-PM2#LI-Remote#LI-MSLOur Benefits:We care about your total well-being and will support you with the following, subject to your location and role:
      • Health: Medical, dental and vision insurance, company-paid life, accident and disability insurance
      • Wealth: great pay, incentive opportunity, matching 401(k) and stock purchase plan
      • Growth: online courses, virtual and classroom development experiences
      • Balance: paid-time off, parental leave, flexible work-schedules (subject to your location and role)Our Company:Conagra Brands is one of -North America's -leading branded food companies. We have a rich heritage of making great food, and a team that's passionate about innovation and growth. Conagra offers choices for every occasion through iconic brands, such as Birds Eye -, -Marie Callender's -, Banquet -, Healthy Choice -, Slim Jim -, Reddi-wip -, and Vlasic -, and emerging brands, including Angie's - BOOMCHICKAPOP -, Duke's -, Earth Balance -, Gardein -, and Frontera -.We pride ourselves on having the most impactful, energized and inclusive culture in the food industry. For more information, visit -.Conagra Brands -is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, leave status, disability, veteran status, genetic information and/or any other characteristic or status protected by national, federal, state or local law. ?

Keywords: Conagra Brands, Downers Grove , Principal Energy / Sustainability Engineer, Engineering , Downers Grove, Illinois

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