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Manager, Engineering Services - Decatur, IL



Decatur, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Manager, Engineering Services - Decatur, IL


IL - Illinois


Job Description

Manager, Engineering Services - Decatur, IL

This is a salaried, exempt-level position.

The role of the Engineering Services Manager is to oversee the ADM Engineering Services team.

The team's core internal competencies are Mechanical Process Piping (MPP) and Civil Structural Architectural (CSA) divisions. This role is expected to continuously improve the value of the team toward our ADM operational customers and stakeholders.


Project Work:

  • Manage the allocation of work requests from ADM stakeholders to the appropriate ADM engineering services team or third party partners
  • Manage resource availability to levels necessary to efficiently deliver project results to our operational customers and stakeholders
  • Support operations in setting standards and providing subject matter experts in a broad array of engineering request such as process safety and structural design
  • Gain and perform work within the team to keep existing engineering services staff appropriately chargeable (80% +/-)
  • Meet periodically with supervisor and engineering services team to ensure current conditions and future goals are in alignment with the CapEx Technology Centers objective of supporting operation’s needs
  • Advocate the engineering services teams value to key customers within ADM
  • The intent of Engineering Services is to be a break-even profit center within ADM, i.e. the team’s cost is not a burden on the corporate overhead
  • Range of acceptable profit/loss is +8% to -8% in any given year
  • Delegate project tasks and responsibilities to appropriate personnel within the team
  • Mentor and develop team members to effectively perform tasks needed to deliver projects
  • Guide teams to develop engineering standards to improve consistency of design within our operational facilities
  • Monitor the projects that are being managed by the Project Managers to assure that schedules are in-line with CAPEX project manager expectations
Work Conditions:
  • To build a cohesive team, this is an in office position based out of the Decatur, IL North America Headquarters
  • Occasional travel may be required for the purpose of meeting with clients, stakeholders, or off-site personnel/management
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelors degree or higher in an Engineering discipline
  • 15+ years of direct engineering experience
  • 5+ years engineering group management
  • Demonstrated experience and competency as a team leader in all aspects of employee management, including the ability to mentor & develop personnel to achieve department goals is critical to the success of this team
  • Demonstrated experience using written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills effectively, including the ability to convey technical information to non-technical stakeholders

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional Engineering certifications and/or Engineering licensure
  • Ability to conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities
  • Ability to react to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently, including the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment is crucial
  • Experience working independently and in team-oriented, collaborative environment
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.

Relocation assistance is available for this position.


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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