You may know McCormick as a leader in herbs, spices, seasonings, and condiments – and we’re only getting started. At McCormick, we’re always looking for new people to bring their unique flavor to our team.

McCormick employees – all 14,000 of us across the world – are what makes this company a great place to work.


We are looking to hire a Senior Project Engineer immediately at our Global Headquarters in Hunt Valley, Maryland. 


What We Bring To The Table:

The best people deserve the best rewards. In addition to the benefits you’d expect from a global leader (401k, health insurance, paid time off, etc.) we also offer:

• Competitive compensation

• Career growth opportunities

• Flexibility and Support for Diverse Life Stages and Choices

• We prioritize our communities and the planet we share. We are proud to be awarded as a Diversity Inc. Top 50 company for Diversity and have multiple Sustainability awards (ranking #22 in the World and #1 in Food Products)

• Wellbeing programs including Physical, Mental and Financial wellness

• Tuition assistance


Under the general direction of the Engineering Director, the Sr. Project Engineer for developing, leading and executing large and strategic capital projects in a manner that follows all process and technical standards. The Sr. Project Engineer will have responsibility for multiple projects simultaneously, across multiple manufacturing sites within the North American network.



  • Provides engineering leadership to the cross functional project teams which may include McCormick salaried and hourly personnel, contractors, vendor reps. Represents Engineering within business and cross-functional teams.
  • Assists North America Engineering in the development of strategic capital plans across multiple manufacturing sites.
  • During the project development phase:
    • Develops detailed charter and objectives in an environment where scope and deliverables may be ambiguous and needs to be brought into focus
    • Writes technical specifications and standards to meet project deliverables
    • Develops cost justifications, scope, schedule, and budget estimates
    • Writes, submits and presents capital request documentation.
    • Drives development of project success criteria for vertical start up and alignment with sponsor and stakeholders
  • During the project execution phase:
    • Responsible for scope, cost, and schedule management
    • Responsible for project success through training planning and execution.
    • Evaluates vendor proposals, makes equipment selections, negotiates contracts, enters requisitions, reviews and approves invoices.
    • Makes Best Value Option Analysis to compare solutions and cost for best value and provide recommendations to leadership.
    • Reviews, marks up, and approves drawings and other technical documentation
    • Develops FAT planning and executes successful FAT
    • Provides field installation supervision, leads commissioning, and field troubleshooting during startup phase.
    • Identifies and resolves technical problems
    • Communicates project status throughout the organization
    • Coordinates and supervises contractors and vendor reps and construction management
    • Completes closeout and capitalization documentation.
  • Develops and executes IQ, OQ, PQ with project team during installation, commissioning, qualification, and verification project phases.
  • Ensures that all technical deliverables, cost, and schedule requirements are met throughout the execution of the project.
  • Drives adherence to standards, develops/contributes to company technical specifications and standards.
  • Adds value by influencing through innovation and continuous improvement.
  • Identifies, develops, and implements process improvement projects to increase productivity, reliability, sustainability, and cost reduction.
  • Supports a High-Performance Organization (HPO) environment by utilizing a total team approach to capital project execution and process improvements.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering
  • Minimum 7+ years of project engineering experience in the manufacturing industry
  • Demonstrated leadership, planning, organizing and communication skills
  • Experience managing multiple projects from the evaluation through implementation stages
  • Experience developing justification, scoping and managing capital projects to budgets and schedule
  • Experience with design, installation, startup and improvements to facilities, amenities, and utilities in manufacturing sites
  • Experience with dry and liquid processing, and packaging equipment
  • Contractor management experience, including scoping the work, managing a bidding process, negotiations, field installation supervision, and change order management
  • Experience leading small and large project teams
  • Ability to follow up and prioritize project issues independently and juggle multiple projects with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, troubleshoot, and solve technical problems.
  • Proficient in Excel, Power Point, MS Project, Word, AutoCAD
  • Must have solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work weekends, varying shifts, holidays as project execution schedules may require.
  • Travel will be approximately 20%, but may be higher during specific project phases (i.e. FAT)



  • Project engineering experience in the food processing, pharmaceutical, facilities, and/or chemical processing industry
  • Knowledge of cGMP system
  • BS or MS Degree focused in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Knowledge and experience with plant operations, CAD systems and shop floor integration
  • Experience with SAP or a similar ERP system
  • Lean Six Sigma knowledge
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification
  • A strong understanding of sanitary design concepts
  • Experience with maintenance programs and processes
  • Experience with TPM
  • Knowledge of preventative maintenance programs
  • Working knowledge and general understanding of PLC/equipment controls methodology




McCormick & Company is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As a general policy, McCormick does not offer employment visa sponsorships upon hire or in the future. 


United by flavor. Driven by results.

As a McCormick employee you’ll be empowered to focus on more than your individual responsibilities. You’ll have the opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself—to have a say in where the company is going and how it’s growing.

Between our passion for flavor, our 130-year history of leadership and integrity, the competitive and comprehensive benefits we offer, and our culture, which is built on respect and opportunities for growth, there are many reasons to join us at McCormick.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore