North American Utilities Director- Decatur, IL
North American Utilities Director- Decatur, IL
This is an exempt level position.
This is a key position within the ADM Global Utilities Center of Excellence, reporting to the Global Utilities Director, specifically responsible for leading efforts within the North American geographic region. This individual will lead North American cross-functional teams devising and driving strategies designed to reduce operations carbon footprint, increase energy efficiency and reduce water usage. This role will manage regional Utilities Center of Excellence functional leadership, focused on Boilerhouse and Cogen, Energy Management, Water/Wastewater, and Electrical Engineering, driving operational excellence, efficiency, compliance, and safe operation in ADM locations. This individual will be part of the Utilities Global Leadership team and will maintain a close working liaison with counterparts in other global regions.
Essential Job Functions:
Establish regional targets and develop/manage the initiative portfolio driving achievement of energy efficiency improvement, reduce carbon footprint and lower water intensity for operations.
Guide research and promote new technologies that optimizes operations, driving lower cost, greater efficiency and improved sustainability of operations.
Develop/execute regional/business unit strategies to achieve world-class performance in Utilities costs and reliability
Guide Utilities SME’s during capital project development and design review processes
Manage a team of engineering professionals, some remotely, in multiple disciplines.
Coordinate and collaborate with multiple disciplines and various levels of management
Drive personal and professional development of the team..
Champion ADM safety, health, quality, environmental policies and programs.
BS Engineering in Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical or equivalent; Advanced degree is a plus
Financial acumen including experience rationalizing and evaluating capital investments
Utilities management or operational experience in Energy Intensive Manufacturing setting
Understanding of energy/environmental related policies, regulations, and permitting
Depth in NA energy markets, policies, procurement methods and strategies.
Experience with energy efficiency and climate improvement programs and related incentives
Familiarity with emerging and existing renewable energy and decarbonization technologies
Experience with Lean Manufacturing or other Operational Excellence programs a plus
Personally committed to working safely and maintaining a safe working environment.
Excellent written/verbal communication and positive interpersonal skills.
Well-developed independent judgment and problem solving.
Work effectively as part of team or independently.
Excellent organizational skills, able to effectively handle multiple ongoing tasks.
Continuous process improvement approach driving standard methodologies and reliability.
Task oriented and self-motivated, able to function without direct supervision.
Demonstrated ability to drive development and compliance with SOP’s and safe work practices.
Demonstrated ability to explain and drive compliance with jurisdictional code requirements.
Demonstrated ability to recognize, assess, and provide opportunities for process optimization.
Perform overnight travel (25%.)
Relocation assistance is available with this position.
This position offers a complete benefit package, including 401K/ESOP, pension, health, life and dental insurance.
ADM requires the successful completion of applicable pre-employment drug screen, medical questionnaire and a background check.
IL – Illinois
ADM is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability and veterans status.
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