Director CapEx Engineering - Remote

Overland Park, KS, US, 66210

Americas Cement Corporate



Job ID:  488452


Ash Grove Cement, a CRH company, provides portland and masonry cements to help build the foundation and infrastructure for the world around us.  We ship millions of tons of cement from our plants and network of terminals located across the Midwest, Texas and Western United States. When you work for Ash Grove, you are connecting to something bigger. Join our team and help Ash Grove build America.


At Ash Grove Cement, people are our first priority. We offer a complete benefits package, and opportunities for your continued growth and development!




Responsible for managing all aspects of project lifecycles. Liaise with plant and GTS / MTS teams to coordinate and achieve acceptable technical solutions. Direct and plan activities using own initiative in order to achieve overall project objectives. May travel to various Ash Grove Cement locations as needed, up to 50% to successfully manage projects.

What you'll be contributing:


  • Promote and follow all plant safety guidelines.
  • Promote and follow all aspects of safety guidelines (CRH safety 16 live Savings Rules) making sure all the designs will be developed in accordance with the safety standard required, and participate in meetings as required.  
  • Create and foster a nurturing environment to allow for the growth and development of the Engineering Managers in the team. Work with them to identify knowledge and skill gap and create training plans as needed. 
  • Direct and aid the preparation of the technical tender documents, including detailed scopes, and acceptance criteria for procurement of equipment, services of Engineering consultants, and construction contractors taking into account the codes’ and projects’ requirements. Work with the Engineering Managers, CRH subject matter experts and site engineering personnel and assures that assigned contractors for projects conform to SOW.
  • Work along with the Project Manager, and Procurement Manager to manage all the technical RFI during the tender process.
  • Take the leadership in the preparation of the layout and scope of work for projects in the concept and feasibility phase.
  • Prepare and update project cost estimates and assist management teams with the preparation of CX application documents (Technical Challenge Session and technical White Paper). 
  • Manage the engineering companies during the design phase controlling timing, cost, and quality to ensure that all the scope of work is delivered in accordance with the contract obligations.
  • Conduct regular engineering status update meetings. Cultivate relationships with Engineering contractors and advise on how different contractors can support AGC betterand fit within the overall portfolio.
  • Work closely with the project team to develop project schedules related to the engineering part and manage the construction engineering RFI coming from the contractors. 
  • Analyze and compare received tenders and make a proper technical tabulation and prepare the recommendations and ranking on the selection of suppliers based on technical merit. Coach or assist the Engineering Managers throughout this process and allows them to take the lead in their respective projects. 
  • Work with the procurement department in the negotiation of the technical part of the contracts up to the contract signature with the chosen equipment supplier, contractor, or Engineering company.
  • Coordinate the work of other engineering resources that might be assigned to the program.
  • Participate in the monthly project progress meeting and CAPEX team coordinating meeting.
  • Use the AGC – CRH project management tools. 
  • Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.


To succeed in this position, you will need: 


  • Ability to read, write and understand warning labels, instructions, signs, etc. in English required. 
  • Bachelor's Degree in engineering, mining, or related discipline.
  • Minimum of 10 years of experience in Lead technical role in mining, cement industry. 
  • Cement process knowledge
  • Proficient in English written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Ability to effectively handle multiple projects.  
  • Other EIT (Preferred)
  • Professional Engineer (PE) (Preferred)
  • Travel up to 50%


What’s next for you? 


We provide stability and advancement opportunities across North America. Use our tuition reimbursement program to help you meet your career goals. 


The above duties and responsibilities are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all-inclusive. The physical demands, working environment, and other conditions of employment listed in this document are representative of but are not intended to provide an exhaustive list of the requirements for positions in this classification. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.  


About CRH Americas


CRH Americas has a long and proud heritage as one of North America’s largest corporations. We are a proud reflection of the hundreds of family businesses, local and regional companies and mid to large sized enterprises that together form the CRH Americas family. CRH Americas operates with a decentralized, diversified structure, letting you work in a small company environment while having the career opportunities of a large enterprise.


CRH Americas is a great place to grow! If you’re up for a rewarding challenge, we invite you to take the first step and apply today! Once you click apply now, you will be brought to our career site. Please complete your online profile which will be sent directly to the appropriate Hiring Manager. Our system allows you to view and track your status 24 hours a day. Thank you for your interest in the CRH Americas family!


Ash Grove Cement is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Date:  Jun 15, 2024

Nearest Major Market: Overland Park
Nearest Secondary Market: Kansas City

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