Principal Engineer (Civil) - Lamb Weston - Kennewick, WA

ConAgra Foods (
Defense Contracting


  Full Time   Employee

United States

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Job Summary
Provide technical/engineering support to operating facilities primarily in the area of environmental systems, including general multimedia compliance assistance, environmental management system function, and pollution prevention.  Analyze energy and environmental conditions and recommend changes to improve sustainability of operations including efficient means to prevent, reduce or eliminate environmental impact. Help ensure compliance with regulatory agency policies, including federal, state and local legislation, rules and guidance pertaining to the use of energy or preservation of the environment. Conduct feasibility studies, determine manpower and cost estimates, and develop engineering solutions. Perform analyses to develop design options or recommendations for components and complete systems.  Support local, national and global growth initiatives.

Position Responsibilities

  • Corporate resource for technical/engineering aspects of wastewater collection, transport, treatment and discharge, storm water treatment and discharge, air emissions treatment and discharge.  Listed in order of importance. 
  • Direct and develop engineering staff of up to several direct reports.
  • Support plant and corporate project teams on projects with environmental projects.
  • Participate in environmental audits with associated follow-up.
  • Conceive, evaluate, write, review and manage execution of designated environmental capital projects.
  • Develop and promote sustainability practices.

Position Qualifications

  • BS Civil Engineering, MS Environmental/Civil Engineering
  • P.E. License required
  • 20 years experience relating to the design, improvement and operation of wastewater systems, preference for food process wastewater experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply sound technical expertise to evaluate technical opportunities
  • Team player who truly desires to empower and support facility/team initiatives and operations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong critical thinking for problem identification, analysis and resolution
  • Record of demonstrated accomplishment in wastewater and storm water
  • Presentation skills
  • Economic evaluation skills
  • Valid U.S. driver’s license and ability to meet ConAgra Foods driving standards
  • Ability to travel regionally, nationally and globally.  Travel requirements will vary, but expected that it may average 40% or more.



This position description is not intended, and should not be construed to be, an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, skills, efforts or working conditions associated with the job. It is intended, however, to be an accurate reflection of those  principal job elements essential for making decisions related to job performance, employee development and compensation. As such, the incumbent may perform other duties and responsibilities as required.


ConAgra Foods, Inc., is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.


To apply for this job, contact:
Phil Ziolkowski

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