Project Engineering Manager in Linden, CA at ScottsMiracle-Gro

Date Posted: 12/30/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Here at Scotts Miracle-Gro there is no such thing as a typical day.  Our culture is constantly energized by new and exciting growth opportunities and at a rapid pace.  Every Associate plays an important role in providing innovative solutions for today’s gardeners and growers and contributing new ideas to improve operations. In our company you need grit, it is what we were founded on over 150 years ago and is what keeps us growing. Regardless of your level in the organization there is a platform for your voice to be heard and the ability to influence change. Family, community and hard working values are weaved into all that we do. Come grow with us, where we develop and nurture the next generation of leaders. ​

We are looking for a remote Project Engineering Manager who will join our engineering team to support our manufacturing plants in California! This person will ideally be based between Sacramento and Los Angeles, California or other locations within driving distance to the 5 plants within the assigned region (Santa Rosa, Temecula, Riverside, Linden, Olivehurst).

The Project Engineering Manager is responsible for the management, planning, execution, and reporting of key projects.  Focus areas for this position are capital project execution and cost savings initiatives. Activities range from end-to-end project management including project ideation, generation of project charter, timeline, technology selection, implementation supervision, startup, and project closeout. This position is a resource to supporting key strategic areas within the Supply Chain and the overall business.

Note, for this role, travel (within driving distance) could be 50%+ of the time depending on the assigned initiatives and projects.

Flexible start date options after the first of the year will be considered.

What you’ll do in this role: 

  • Lead all aspects of capital project management to deliver various project scopes on time and within budget.
  • Lead multiple simultaneous projects and initiatives across different business units, regions, technology, and scopes.
  • Support cross-functional efforts to implement improvements throughout network.
  • Present regular project updates to key stakeholders, including sr. leadership
  • Partner with internal stakeholders to understand project requirements and define the parameters to ensure delivery of high-quality solutions.
  • Provide direction, and technical expertise to associates, cross-functional partners, and consultants to facilitate timely execution and collaboration.
  • Travel to locations across the Scotts network to ensure flawless project implementations. Note, for this role, travel could be 50%+ of the time depending on the assigned initiatives and projects.

What you’ll need to be successful:

  • Bachelor degree required, preferred majors in engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.)  
  • 5+ years of relevant experience, 7+ preferred
  • Manufacturing technical depth and understanding
  • Leading and influencing large scale changes including driving results and repeatable success 
  • Engaging Leadership skills and experience aligning and influencing others

What we do for you (just to list a few cool ones):

  • A place on an engaged team of passionate colleagues in a growing and dynamic industry.

  • Offer extremely competitive benefits including: Health, Dental and Vision coverage.

  • First day of hire, 401K match (up to 7.5%) and discounted stock purchasing program (15% discount).

  • 13 paid holidays and generous vacation policy.

  • Fitness Club Reimbursement ($350)

  • Nutrition reimbursement program (up to $200 per associate and per spouse)

  • Our commitment to diversity and inclusion includes employee resource groups: Scotts Women’s Network, Scotts Black Employee Network, Scotts Veterans Network and GroPride Network, Scotts Young Professionals. 


Our commitment to LiveTotal Health puts the wellness and safety of our associates and their families as the top priority.  Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, ensuring associate safety has been a primary focus for all of us at Scotts.  During this year’s flu season and the continuing pandemic, we remain committed to doing everything we can to keep our associates healthy and safe.   As such, we are requiring our US associates to get a flu vaccine. This safety measure will help protect our associates, our families and our communities.  We recognize a medical or personal circumstance may prevent you from meeting this requirement and we have a process to address those concerns. 

Not interested in this role? Stay up to date on future opportunities by joining our ScottsMiracle-Gro and Hawthorne Gardening talent networks.

Scotts is an EEO Employer, dedicated to a culturally diverse, drug free workplace.

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Notification to Agencies:

Please note that the Scotts Miracle-Gro company does not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters or employment agencies. In the absence of a signed Master Service Agreement, and specific approval to submit resumes to an approved requisition, the Scotts Miracle-Gro company will not consider or approve payment regarding recruiter fees or referral compensations.