14 Nov, 2023

Project Engineer

  • Unilever
  • Covington, TN, USA
Project Manager Biochemicals / Pharmaceuticals

Job Description

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Project Engineer will assist with managing the end-to-end delivery of the site capital projects. These projects will encompass a wide range from safety, quality, infrastructure, savings, capacity, Innovation, and equipment improvements. Also, the incumbent will provide technical support to the day to day and reliability activities.  This role reports to Site Engineering Manager.  

Who You Are & What You'll Do

  • Work to deliver an agreed portfolio of projects under the leadership of the relevant Engineering Manager.
  • Ensure professional project execution with strong stakeholder engagement along with a high level of communication to multiple levels of the organization.
  • Support Engineering Manager to check feasibility of capex projects working collaboratively with Quality, Safety, Manufacturing, Marketing, R+D and plant personnel to clarify the brief, understand work scope, estimate costs and create viable timelines.
  • Work with internal UL Engineering teams and 3rd parties to develop Concept, FEED and Detailed Designs to meet the business need inputting local requirements and constraints as required.
  • Develop Project Execution Plan and schedule.
  • Assist with the coordination of the project ensuring adherence to schedule, budget and quality. Manage site construction, contractors, and OEM’s ensuring Unilever Construction Safety Standards are applied.
  • Assist factory with non-capital improvements identifying enhancements in ways of working to improve line or infrastructure efficiencies.
  • Ensure EEM, PHA, Aontu and Marlin activities are fulfilled.

What’s more…

You're a born leader:Management of improvement projects in a fast-moving environment with many stakeholders requires the ability for independent decision making, constructive collaboration, managing expectations, and navigating tradeoffs for our customers (the factory). The position is responsible for cost estimating, analyzing options, building business cases, critiquing designs, managing construction, installation, commissioning, and handover with minimal supervision. As a member of the factory leadership team, you will be expected to lead other activities in our safety, quality, and continuous improvement programs.

You're a dot connector: Participates in cross-plant improvement teams. Develop strong partnership with plant manufacturing, continuous improvement, corporate engineering and workforce. Supports root cause analysis on process and utilities issues.

You're a culture and change champion: You bring new Ways of Working to the Engineering community in our continued pursuit of the lowest installed cost of the best quality.You execute projects by delivering the best Value without compromising any Values. The Project Engineer is a leader in this transformation while living our core values (Unilever Sustainable Living Plan).

Key Interfaces:Category and Global Engineering Managers and Engineers; Procurement; Factory Supply Chain Managers and Front Line Managers; Internal Unilever Subject Matter Experts; 3rd Party Engineering Service Providers; General Contractors; OEM’s, Quality, Safety, UMS

What You'll Need to Succeed:


  • Education: BS in Chemical, Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or other engineering degree. 
  • Experience: 1-3+Years of Engineering in FMCG, related Industry or gained in an engineering consultancy environment
  • Project Management, maintenance, or continuous improvement experience with food processing and/or utilities systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; along with the ability to negotiate.


  • First-hand experience delivering major capital projects ($2+ million) within Unilever or similar FMCG environment
  • Experience: 5+ Years of Project Engineering in FMCG / related Industry or gained in an engineering consultancy environment

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