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Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Engineer - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Engineer - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois


Job Description

Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Engineer -Decatur, IL

This is a salaried, exempt-level position.

Job Summary:

The North American Low Carbon and Renewables Energy Engineer is a salaried exempt position with at least 3 years of industrial energy sourcing and technology experience.

The engineer must have demonstrated technical knowledge in electrical energy sourcing and distribution. They must exhibit the ability to work with ADM organizations and to collaborate with external suppliers and service providers to develop and deliver on a strategy to meet ADM’s decarbonization and energy efficiency goals

The Low Carbon and Renewables Energy Engineer has the following four broad priorities:

  1. Maintain commercial power supplies throughout the region
    • Assess electrical grid quality and recommend action
    • Lead the identification and execution of improvement projects aimed at assuring a safe, reliable, and efficient supply of electrical power from external suppliers
    • Communicate these efforts with stakeholders, obtain buy-in, and ensure alignment in all project phases
    • Collaborate with suppliers to correct supply quality issues and interruptions
  2. Support Procurement Processes
    • Act as an internal consultant in the procurement of utility equipment
    • Collaborate in the review and negotiation of renewable energy contracts
    • Own regional Renewable Portfolio planning and work to execute this strategic with procurement and leadership professionals
  3. Evaluate Innovation Opportunities
    • Serve as technical resource to review renewable energy projects within the Region
    • Align with Energy Procurement to assess financial impacts of power purchase agreements and evaluation of ADM-owned installations
  4. Act as North American Electrical Power Delivery SME
    • Act as the primary Technology Center liaison with ADM Reliability Centered Maintenance and Technical Centers of Excellence in resolving external supply issues such as power factor, harmonics, and grid reliability
    • Serve as technical resource to review renewable energy projects within the Region
Overall, the Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Engineer is expected to work collaboratively as a thought leader directly with internal ADM colleagues as well as external utility providers to ensure the safe, reliable, cost-effective delivery of electricity to ADM locations.

This individual will support the optimization of ADM’s Cogeneration facilities and play a key role in integrating electrical production, steam production and grid power delivery with ADM’s low carbon and energy efficiency commitments (Strive 35).

As part of the Utility Technology Team, the Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Engineer will help to advance projects by providing SME support to Project Managers and Engineers in the execution of efficiency improvement projects. The person may be asked to support data collection, engineering, financial, and technical analysis while collaborating in project approval and execution.

Low Carbon and Renewable Energy Engineer areas include safety, health, quality, and environmental compliance, Regional and local code compliance, electrical system efficiency and cost management, contribution to capital decisions, collaboration with internal energy procurement and accounting colleagues, and sharing technical knowledge with peers and location engineers.

This team member will leverage previous experiences, technical acumen, and cross-functional external collaborations to quickly and accurately identify OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) impacts, contribute to and implement strategic and tactical enhancements, identify best practices as standard solutions, and support related implementation and to engage new technologies.

Required Qualifications:

3+ years of Related Experience
Bachelors degree (or higher ) in Engineering

Excited about this role but don’t meet every requirement listed? Studies show that often applicants will self-select out if they don’t check every box. We encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this role or another one of our openings.

ADM requires the successful completion of a background check.


Benefits and Perks

Enriching the quality of life for the world begins by taking care of our colleagues. In addition to competitive pay, we support your diverse needs with a comprehensive total rewards package to enhance your well-being, including:

  • Physical wellness – medical/Rx, dental, vision and on-site wellness center access or gym reimbursement (as applicable).
  • Financial wellness – flexible spending accounts, health savings account, 401(k) with matching contributions and cash balance plan, discounted employee stock purchasing program, life insurance, disability, workers’ compensation, legal assistance, identity theft protection.
  • Mental and social wellness – Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) and Colleague Giving Programs (ADM Cares).
Additional benefits include:
  • Paid time off including paid holidays.
  • Adoption assistance and paid maternity and parental leave.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Company-sponsored training and development resources, such as LinkedIn Learning, language training and mentoring programs.
*Benefits may vary for bargained locations, confirm benefit eligibility with your recruiter.


Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging are cornerstones of ADM’s efforts to continue innovating, driving growth, and delivering outstanding performance. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce and create welcoming, truly inclusive work environments — environments that enable every ADM colleague to feel comfortable on the job, make meaningful contributions to our success, and grow their career. We respect and value the unique backgrounds and experiences that each person can bring to ADM because we know that diversity of perspectives makes us better, together.

We are committed to ensuring all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, age, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We welcome everyone to apply, especially those individuals who are underrepresented in our industry, as we strive to ensure our workforce represents the world that we help to feed: people of color, women, gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities. For more information regarding our efforts to advance Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging, please visit our website here: Diversity, Equity and Inclusion | ADM.

About ADM

At ADM, we unlock the power of nature to provide access to nutrition worldwide. With industry-advancing innovations, a complete portfolio of ingredients and solutions to meet any taste, and a commitment to sustainability, we give customers an edge in solving the nutritional challenges of today and tomorrow. We’re a global leader in human and animal nutrition and the world’s premier agricultural origination and processing company. Our breadth, depth, insights, facilities and logistical expertise give us unparalleled capabilities to meet needs for food, beverages, health and wellness, and more. From the seed of the idea to the outcome of the solution, we enrich the quality of life the world over. Learn more at www.adm.com.

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