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Engineering Project Manager

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Date: Apr 23, 2022

Location: Irwindale, CA, US, CA 91706

Company: Bonduelle

What if your job had a real impact? 

By joining Bonduelle, the world leader in ready-to-use plant-based food, you are deciding to make a positive and sustainable impact on yourself, others, and the planet. You will play an active part in our mission: "inspire the transition toward a plant-based diet to contribute to people's well-being and planet health". Bonduelle is a family-run company of 14,600 people which provides over 100 countries with vegetables. 

Well established in the United States, our business unit includes 4 production facilities with more than 3,200 associates. We process fresh vegetables, salads and meal solutions with our own brands: Ready Pac Foods®, Bistro®, Ready Snax®, Cool Cuts® and Bonduelle Fresh Picked™. Join us at Bonduelle to start an adventure where people come first and contribute to a better future through plant-based food!

Position Summary:

This position will be responsible for identifying and implementing the best construction standards and technologies in utilities (electrical distribution, refrigeration systems, compressed air systems, and heating systems). The individual in this position will have a good working knowledge of both mechanical and electrical systems and technologies as well as grounding in the scientific fundamentals and basic principles of systems. A solid foundation in the fundamentals of project management will be needed as well. This position will require the individual to implement projects relating to construction and utilities across multiple plants. The position will coordinate the results in terms of energy consumption for all plants and will collaborate with international working teams.



  • Assessing, identifying, and developing utilities technology and structures
  • Develop cost estimates, schedules, execution and startup budgets, and plans for activities
  • Oversight of OEM’s, contractors, and BFA personnel working on a project
  • Develop an energy ratio analysis
  • Fundamental project management skills to develop robust timelines and cost estimates for initiatives
  • Communicate effectively with stakeholders and collaborate cross-functionally
  • Effectively Interface with Operations, R&D, Engineering, Finance, Procurement, Marketing and Sales teams to facilitate ideas and influence across multiple functions and layers of organization
  • Participate and manage projects as assigned
  • The position will require travel to BFA facilities as well as vendor and customer locations across North America. Travel estimated to be 25% - 50%
  • Other duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering
  • 5 - 7 years of experience
  • Proficient in MS Office suite (particularly Excel, Word, Project and PowerPoint), MS Project. Basic skills or proficiency in use of CAD software is a plus.
  • Strong project management skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Desired Qualifications

  • BS Degree in Mechanical, Electrical or Chemical Engineering. Advanced degree or an MBA is preferred.
  • Experience in food manufacturing
  • 7+ years of experience
  • Proficiency in AutoCAD / Solidworks software
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Excel, Word, Project, and PowerPoint


Bonduelle Fresh Americas requires its employees to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19, where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation. If you are unable to provide proof of vaccination, you will be required to provide proof of a COVID test on a weekly basis. 

Bonduelle Fresh Americas is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We believe in hiring individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to create a workforce that truly reflects our communities. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other legally protected status. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to veterans and individuals with disabilities or special needs during the application process and employment. If you need assistance, please contact us at (626) 856-8686 or bfa-info@bonduelle.com.