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Established in 1806 as a small soap and candle business in New York City, Colgate-Palmolive is now a truly global company with products sold in over 200 countries and territories under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, Haci Sakir, Suavitel, PCA SKIN, EltaMD, Filorga and Hello as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading consumer products company that serves hundreds of millions of consumers worldwide with brands and products across four core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. We are committed to offering products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable, and programs that enrich communities around the world.

Every day millions of people trust our products to care for themselves and the ones they love. Our goal is to use our technology to create products that will continue to improve the quality of life for our consumers wherever they live.

A career at Colgate-Palmolive is an excellent opportunity if you seek a global experience, constant challenge, and development opportunities in an environment that respects work/life effectiveness.

Job Title:  Project Engineer

Travel Required?:  Travel - up to 10% of time
Date:  Oct 29, 2022
No remote working option

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 145901 - Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa


Do you want to come to work with a smile and leave with one as well? In between those smiles, your day consists of working in a global organization, continually learning and collaborating, having stimulating discussions, and making impactful contributions! 


If this is how you see your career, Colgate is the place to be! 


Our dependable household brands, dedicated employees, and sustainability commitments make us a company passionate about building a future to smile about for our employees, consumers, and surrounding communities. The pride in our brand fuels a workplace that encourages creative thinking, champions experimentation, and promotes authenticity which has contributed to our enduring success. 
If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile...every single day.


Job Summary:


We are looking for a highly motivated Project Engineer to join our team! This role drives ideation, evaluation, prioritization & implementation of projects related to major equipment modification or installation of new equipment and facilities.


Main Responsibilities:


•    Engineering and Capital Project Management: Managing factory and office construction, equipment installation, and relocation projects
•    Designs optimal plant layouts and material flows
•    Delivers projects on time and within budget, meeting agreed-upon criteria
•    Uses a systematic approach to track, communicate, and manage the cost and schedule of projects
•    Participates to the preparation and the discussion of the CEB program review with the Divisional and Global Engineering Team
•    Applies Capital Equipment Budget (CEB) and Manufacturing Work Order (MWO) processes to optimize capital expenditures
•    Drives standardization in site, layout and equipment design
•    Uses proven chemical, electrical and mechanical engineering principles when designing and implementing processes/projects
•    Uses simulation and Computer Aided Design (CAD) packages to develop line and equipment design
•    Applies FP&R (Factory Performance and Reliability) standard in the design and execution of the new projects.
•    Ensures documentation is provided and archived as required
•    Adheres to utility requirements, constraints, and compliance with local construction regulation
•    Engages stakeholders in design decisions to ensure projects satisfy quality, cost, service and safety criteria
•    Ensures that sites, buildings, and equipment align with EOHS and Quality standards Leverages best practices and engineering innovation in current capital projects
•    Understands the basic concepts of process control and can direct experts in systems implementation
•    Manages third party contractors and design firms effectively


Required Qualifications:

•    Bachelor's Degree Mechanical/Electrical Engineering OR S4 Engineering Qualification
•    Minimum 5 years of experience in High Volume work or Fast Moving Consumer Goods
•    Certification Project Management - CAPM (Certified Associate In Project Management)
•    Prior experience in deploying CEB projects to improve plant operational excellence


Preferred Qualifications:

•    Government Certificate of Competency (GCC)
•    Professional Engineer (PE)License will be an added advantage




Equal Opportunity Employer
Colgate is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, veteran status (United States positions), or any other characteristic protected by law.

Are you interested in working for Colgate-Palmolive? You can apply online and attach all relevant documents such as a cover letter and resume or CV. Applications received by e-mail are not considered in the selection process. Become part of our team. We look forward to your application.

Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. 

For more information about Colgate’s global business, visit the Company’s web site at To learn more about Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures® oral health education program, please visit To learn more about Hill's and the Hill’s Food, Shelter & Love program please visit To learn more about Tom’s of Maine  please visit

Reasonable accommodation during the application process is available for persons with disabilities. Please contact with the subject "Accommodation Request" should you require accommodation.

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