Company Description

Louis Dreyfus Company is a leading merchant and processor of agricultural goods. Our activities span the entire value chain from farm to fork, across a broad range of business lines, we leverage our global reach and extensive asset network to serve our customers and consumers around the world. Structured as a matrix organization of six geographical regions and ten platforms, Louis Dreyfus Company is active in over 100 countries and employs approximately 17,000 people globally.

Job Description

This position has responsibility for assisting in the development and implementation of Capital Improvement Projects and Operational Improvement projects, following construction completion criteria and construction requirements with the Plant Manager, assisting plant startup, analysis of existing operations and/or future facilities for the Plant, meeting quality and cost standards.

We are proud to be recognized by FORTUNE Magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies! We are looking to hire this Project Engineer IMMEDIATELY! SIGN-ON BONUS AVAILABLE!

Main responsibilities

He or she will have the main following responsibilities:


•Works with the SH&E staff to assure regulatory certifications and compliance on capital and process improvements, normal operating practices regarding all Safety and Environmental
•Participates in the development and administration of project policies and programs.
•Supervises Company and Contractor work force for all assigned capital improvement projects to insure that project goals are met while meeting company quality and cost standards
•The supervision of contractors and employees involved in the execution of a project must be done in the area of the project, which can be within the plant in any area of the plant, buildings, at any level / floor of buildings, tanks, silos, patio, parking lot etc.
•Ensures area of responsibility is maintained in orderly and safe manner.
•The use of ladders and stairs is a must for the supervision, evaluations of the area / equipment involved in a project, for project supervision of contractors, employees during the planning, execution, PSSR and commissioning of projects.
•Reviews plant operations for potential process / procedural improvements for higher throughput and costs.
•Ensures employees are provided required training for area assigned, and jobs and tasks prior to assigning work.
•Follows construction completion criteria and construction requirements with the project / plant manager.
•Assists in the project start-up with local management.
•Mass balance and process preparation, Layout proposal, Risk Analysis, Preliminary P&ID’s for automation and process control purposes
•Budget estimation and project schedule
•Project Scope of Work
•Work Breakdown Structure
•Lead PSSR for the commissioning of new projects or plant modifications
•Manage and organize the central file with all Plant PI&D’s, Plant Layouts, Construction drawings
•Organize and file efficiently all AutoCAD (or other types) drawings for the LDC Plant.


Successful candidates will possess at least 3 years of experience in project management or as an onsite plant engineer in an agricultural / food / chemical plant. Additionally, candidates must have experience and direct involvement in the construction and start-up of plant improvement projects.
Preferred candidates will have performed a critical role in start-up planning, construction monitoring and commissioning of an agricultural / food / chemical processing plant or major upgrade to a similar type plant. Experience with oilseeds extraction, Biodiesel process is a plus.


Additionally, successful candidates will possess knowledge of applicable government regulations and personnel policies to ensure compliance and accomplish the safe and timely completion of capital projects and / or process changes. Candidates must have knowledge of state and federal regulations regarding EEO, safety, health and environmental management to ensure compliance and accomplish the safe and timely completion of capital projects and / or process changes. Strong verbal and written communication skills and proficiency with MS Word and Excel are also required.


English (Fluent)


Qualified candidates will possess a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering – Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical or Agricultural.

Years of work experience

3-5 years

What We Offer

We provide a dynamic and stimulating international environment, which will stretch and develop your abilities and channel your skills and expertise with outstanding career development opportunities in one of the largest and most solid private companies in the world.

– Comprehensive benefits program including medical, dental and vision care coverage, flexible spending account plans, employee assistance program, life insurance and disability coverage
– 401k with Company Match
– Family Friendly Benefits including childbirth and parental leave, fertility and family building benefits
– Paid Time Off (PTO) and Paid Holidays
– Hybrid work available (not applicable to all roles)

Diversity & Inclusion

LDC is driven by a set of shared values and high ethical standards, with diversity and inclusion being part of our DNA. LDC is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity, equity and inclusion.

LDC encourages diversity, supports local communities and environmental initiatives. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply.

Equal employment opportunity (EEO)

Louis Dreyfus Company provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


Sustainable value is at the heart of our purpose as a company.

We are passionate about creating fair and sustainable value, both for our business and for other value chain stakeholders: our people, our business partners, the communities we touch and the environment around us