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Project Engineer

Supply Chain
Hammond, IN
Ich möchte mich bewerben

Background & Purpose of the Job

The Hammond factory is a high paced dynamic work environment. We achieve goals through collaborative cross functional teams.  The site’s rich history dates to 1930 and fosters a deep passion for delighting consumers through the Dove Brand. We are committed to developing leaders equipped to handle challenges across the company. We are proud to be the largest bar soap manufacturer in North America and flagship Dove bar soap factory in Unilever. 

As a Project Engineer, you will manage the end-to-end delivery of site capital projects.  These projects will encompass a wide range from safety, quality, infrastructure, energy improvement, savings, capacity, Innovation, and equipment improvements.  You will lead projects to deliver improvements for utilities systems and infrastructure as well as sustainability.  Involvement in the process and packing areas of the plant, although not the primary focus, would also be within the position’s scope.

Who You Are & What You’ll Do

You have great technical expertise to design affordable & technically viable solutions to different business problems to be tackled via engineering, and you make use of contractors, when necessary, to provide additional expertise to design and detail the technical solutions. You really look at engineering from the lenses of avoiding capital rather than spending capital, working very closely with the factory team to improve operational safety, costs, efficiency, and overall environmental impact. 

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Be responsible for all aspects of the planning and day to day management of assigned projects
  • Execute projects utilizing Unilever Manufacturing System (UMS) and Early Equipment Management (EEM) processes along with standard / best practices associated with project management
  • Develop project scope, cost, timeline, and resource planning through stakeholder alignment and engagement
  • Communicate clearly and effectively across the organization with teams and stakeholders
  • Seek and address feedback and input from teams within and/or outside of the factory to address improvements/weaknesses from previous similar projects, including in areas such as safety, operational efficiency, equipment maintainability, quality, and environmental impact
  • Engage and manage third party engineering and construction teams to meet project needs
  • Maintain project scope, budget, quality, and schedule throughout the full life-cycle of each project
  • Implemented solutions  that are optimized to deliver the intended capabilities at the lowest project life cycle cost
  • Engineer safety into each project through risk management and construction safety
  • Work with maintenance teams to ensure training and spare parts are planned
  • Ensure successful integration of the project into the operations of the factory

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.

You’re a dot connector: You work closely with the site team to deliver the business needs through capital project execution and participate 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 change maker: You flawlessly executes projects. You drive capital efficiency by constantly looking at ways to improve costs to implement projects and looking at alternative technical solutions, besides working together with the site to sweat the assets, finding ways to extend the operating life of equipment, improving efficiencies, lowering environmental footprint, and lowering operating costs.

You’re a culture and change champion: You provide and stimulate creative solutions to technical problems, rapid transfer of best practices, and you drive capital efficiency embracing outside-in mentality and willingness to experiment and collaborate. You help unlock value and execution with the team by bringing new ways of working and developing engineering capabilities in the cluster, in the pursuit of the lowest installed cost, while living our core values (value vs values proposition). 

You love to win and have fun doing it: You have technical expertise in total systems approach in all work efforts to deliver, on time in full, end to end capital projects, adhering to Unilever standards and ensuring safety as a value. You are detail-oriented and able to manage multiple projects at the same time.

What You’ll Need to Succeed


  • Education: B.S. in engineering (ME preferred) or equivalent education with demonstrated working experience
  • Experience: 2 - 5 years’ experience in related Project Engineering in FMCG or other related industry or gained in an engineering consultancy company
  • Demonstrated project management experience of 2 - 5 years
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; along with the ability to negotiate.
  • Capabilities:
    • SOLs (Standards of Leadership): Purpose & Service, Personal Mastery, Agility, Business Acumen, Passion for High Performance
    • Skills: Communication, Influence, Project Management/ EEM, Analytical/ Systems Thinking


  • Demonstration of coordinating interdisciplinary engineering packages with keen knowledge of industry standards
  • Experience with drawing/ document systems such as CAD, MS Project and proficiency in MS Office suite of tools.
  • Understanding of plant utilities systems, including process heating, steam, compressed air, chilled water, cooling water, electrical distribution, and wastewater treatment systems
  • Understanding of energy efficiency technologies and sustainability strategies
  • Knowledge of UMS and EEM methodologies including experience with creating equipment URS (user requirement specifications) and authoring and executing FAT (factory acceptance test) protocols.

What We Can Offer You

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Pay: The pay range for this position is $67,000 - $100,500. Unilever takes into consideration a wide range of factors that are utilized in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience and training, licensure and certifications, qualifications and education, and other business and organizational needs.

Bonus: This position is bonus eligible.

Long-Term Incentive (LTI): This position is LTI eligible.

Benefits: Unilever employees are eligible to participate in our benefits plan. Should the employee choose to participate, they can choose from a range of benefits to include, but is not limited to, health insurance (including prescription drug, dental, and vision coverage), retirement savings benefits, life insurance and disability benefits, parental leave, sick leave, paid vacation and holidays, as well as access to numerous voluntary benefits. Any coverages for health insurance and retirement benefits will be in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans and associated governing plan documents.


Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

Employment is subject to verification of pre-screening tests, which may include drug screening, background check, credit check and DMV check.

If you are an individual with a disability in need of assistance at any time during our recruitment process, please contact us at NA.Accommodations@unilever.com. Please note: This email is reserved for individuals with disabilities in need of assistance and is not a means of inquiry about positions or application statuses.

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