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Director of Engineering

Vancouver, WA 98668-1529

Industry: Executive Job Number: 67327


Opening:  Director of Engineering 

City: Vancouver Area




My client is an international, performance-driven malt supplier operating 18 strategically located malt production facilities in the United States, Canada, Australia & the United Kingdom. They  are the world’ s fourth largest commercial malt producer supplying malt to brewers and distillers around the world from the largest of multinational organizations to the smallest craft brewers. They  celebrate their  people & work together to deliver on what they promise. My client focuses on developing a skilled workforce and encouraging diversity of both people and thinking.


As this team’ s newest Director of Engineering you will be responsible for the North America engineering staff throughout the US and Canada. Through teamwork and attention to detail, this person will develop capital expenditure budgets, manage the project portfolio and promote the inclusion of productivity improvements while developing and supporting a culture of continuous improvement. The ideal candidate must be able to communicate to all levels in the company, be collaborative and team oriented, and have demonstrated experience within the manufacturing environment.

You  will develop proof of concept working with Project Sponsors as well as vendors/suppliers to ensure feasibility of projects; continuous partnership with Project Sponsors to ensure project scope and vision are in alignment. Lead engineering project reviews around significant capital projects; develop processes to include assessment of alternatives in practice as well as new or innovative processes and technology. Oversee development of standardized processes across the broader engineering group. Develop and refine project management reporting framework with a focus on planning, monitoring and forecasting projects throughout their life cycle. Demonstrated ability to develop and lead staff. Subject matter expert (SME) support for operations and maintenance in project management and engineering. Negotiate with vendors, suppliers and subcontractors. Debrief major projects to assess performance and identify opportunities for improvement. Submit detailed business cases for Board approval including financial models.

Evaluate opportunities for leveraging PLC automation. Lead the commissioning and acceptance of equipment inclusive of training, inspection and maintenance. Perform post completion analysis around completed capital projects to evaluate effectiveness and performance against business case inclusive of return on capital delivery. Develop and support culture of examining existing processes and solutions to assess opportunities from an integrated  perspective. Ensure environmental compliance. And evaluate opportunities to conserve resources, reduce consumption and introduce more efficient processes and equipment while meeting operational objectives. 



  • Competitive compensation
  • Extended healthcare
  • Comprehensive dental care
  • Healthcare spending account
  • Vacation and PTO
  • Life Insurance
  • Fitness subsidy 
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Employees are eligible for product discounts through our CMG Homebrew Division, as well as discounts from various external vendors.
  • Awesome team of individuals that care about YOU!



The Musts:
  • +BSc Engineering or related field of study
  • 7+ years' experience in designing and building grain related plant and equipment
  • Advanced understanding of risk management policies and procedures
  • Ability to read blueprints, structural drawings and plan sets
  • Understanding of PLC automation framework and design principles
  • Managerial experience with decentralized teams
  • Extensive experiencing managing budgets for large construction projects
  • Strong knowledge of construction materials, processes and equipment
  • Malting knowledge is a plus







If you’ re interested in applying for this amazing opportunity, please send your resume to Miranda at [email protected] NOW to secure your interview today!  Or heck!  Just give us a call at (360) 816-2101!

Miranda Walz

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