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Nestle Sr Manager Project Engineering in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Nestlé Health Science invests in every employee to make certain each person can reach their greatest potential and works in an environment rooted in respect, diversity and teamwork. We focus on empowering the patients and consumers we serve to live healthier lives through industry leading nutrition and nutrition-enabling solutions by keeping their needs at the center of everything we do. We make quality and innovation our highest priorities when delivering our trusted brands such as BOOST®, Carnation Breakfast Essential®, Peptamen®, Compleat Organic Blends®, Zenpep®, and many more.

We are a globally recognized leader in the field of nutrition science with our US headquarters in Bridgewater, NJ, and have over 5000 employees around the world. Come join the Nestlé Health Science family and experience exciting opportunities!

Nestlé Health Science offers employees in eligible roles the opportunity to work remotely up to 100% of time, in an environment where they feel most comfortable to achieve the best possible results. With our Flex Fit Policy, our employees are empowered with the choice of working remotely or working in our office, or both!

The successful candidate must reside in a neighboring geography.

Position Summary:

Manage stakeholders & cross-functional team whose objective is to oversee large and complex capital investments relating to the company's fixed assets. This could involve the relocation and optimizing of the existing fixed asset base including maintenance optimization and/or the purchase of new fixed assets. It may extend from the initial conceptual studies through to project closeout.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate and manage resources, both personnel (e.g. other project engineers, technicians, contractors etc.) and funding, to ensure the project or mission fulfills and meets the set objectives defined within the approved scope.

  • Propose and control the project costs in accordance with the Capital Investment Guidelines.

  • Monitor the project in accordance with the key performance indicators, including within budget, delivered on time and successfully handed over.

  • Reviews the quality of work completed with the project team to make sure it meets project standards.

  • Evaluates performance and provide feedback to project team members assigned to the project.

  • Ensure that the requirements of the client are maintained at all times in accordance with the business needs.

  • Ensure that all projects are sustainable and designed for the long term, resulting in a positive impact on the company ROIC.

  • Ensure that all assets are well designed (i.e. plant layout, equipment selection etc.) and fit the business purpose through applying new technologies, proven principles, thorough design reviews and basic science.

  • Support or manage all official Value Engineering Analysis (VEA) studies, and a VEA approach is taken to challenge the design in order to find optimal solutions.

  • Check the validity of all mandatory safety, environment, energy, line efficiency and performance reports in respect to engineering. Be proactive in investigating any issues relating to non-compliance, major breakdowns and non-conformance with key performance indicators.

*Ensure the correct SME (Subject Matter Experts) are involved in all 30%, 60%. 90% design reviews.

  • Always ensure safe work sites and installations that are easy to operate, clean and maintain as well as guaranteeing after commissioning the safe, consistent manufacture/distribution of quality products.

  • Ensure that the operators, mechanics, electricians etc. are effectively trained and that the transfer of the equipment to the client is both smooth and efficient. This includes all the supporting documentation from the OSL team that will be required by the Factory to operate and maintain the plant. e.g. operating instructions, equipment manuals, plant layouts, maintenance instructions, spare parts listing, etc.

  • Support the operation of the process or plant until required deliverables are achieved.

  • Manage the allocation of all expenditures to clearly defined assets and the entry into the assets register.

  • Complete a final report on all projects and ensure that this is circulated to the key stakeholders.

  • Drive, lead Continuous improvement projects / tasks per business needs time to time by driving effective & reliable maintenance mindset, cost and competency development across sites

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in an Engineering Field. (Mechanical Engineering, Process Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering).

  • Minimum 7+ years as Project Engineer managing major capital projects over $5MM

  • Supervisory experience in managing internal and external project team members or equivalent.

  • Strong experience in facilitating Change in a manufacturing environment is critical.

  • Relocation required to site of projects or corporate offices. Ongoing travel may be required for different projects.

  • Travel - 50-90% for offsite projects and 10-25% when relocated to actual project site

Preferred Skills:

  • Project Management and Process Engineering experience within the food and dairy, cosmetic, pharmaceutical or consumer products industry is a plus.

  • PMP Certification a plus

  • Strong technical, managerial and leadership skills

  • Project Engineering/Management

  • Plant design & construction

  • Equipment and construction purchasing contracts

  • Permitting requirements

  • In-depth knowledge of dairy processing plants and technologies, or Pharma / similar industries. Aseptic experience a plus.

  • Hygienic and sanitary design and engineering

  • 3A standards, CIP systems, Powder handling, Liquid handling, Ammonia refrigeration systems

  • Good Maintenance practices

  • MS Office, MS Project, MS Excel, Basic AutoCAD, Visio

  • Capital Investment Approval & Tracking (NIMT) tool

The Nestlé Companies are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer seeking diversity in qualified applicants for employment. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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EOE M/F/D/V Nestle is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is looking for diversity in candidates for employment. All candidates must apply online at Nestlejobs.com

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