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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:  Sr Project Engineer

Travel Required?:  No Travel
Date:  Mar 24, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 157968 - Sao Bernardo do Campo, Sao Paulo, Brazil

Who We Are
Colgate-Palmolive Company is a caring, innovative growth company that is reimagining a healthier future for all people, their pets and our planet. Focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition, we sell our products in more than 200 countries and territories under brands such as Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom’s of Maine, EltaMD, Filorga, Irish Spring, PCA SKIN, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Speed Stick, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline and Suavitel, as well as Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

We are recognized for our leadership and innovation in promoting sustainability and community wellbeing, including our achievements in decreasing plastic waste and promoting recyclability, saving water, conserving natural resources and improving children’s oral health.

If you want to work for a company that lives by their values, then give your career a reason to smile and join our global team!


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.

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.


What you will do:

  • Identify and specify process or packaging equipment, develop technical specifications and layouts, manage electrical and controls requirements, and compile project documentation. Stay abreast of the latest technical developments and identify potential applications for manufacturing continuous improvement. Utilize risk analysis, evaluate vertical  integration opportunities, conduct benchmarking.

  • Develop plans and timetables for task completion using appropriate project management tools. Issue regular progress report.

  • Monitor project progress, modify plans and initiate corrective actions based on feedback and changes. Keep clear communication with stakeholders.

  • Develop project contingency plans as necessary.

  • Deliver projects within required time frames and budget.

  • Execute good engineering protocols/practices including development and evaluation of project scope, layouts, bids,spending, timelines and start-up.

  • Develop and implement project Capital Budget. Develop project Return on Investment and Savings and Investment analysis.

  • Acquire quotations from the contractors, vendors and suppliers in order to form a project budget.

  • Monitor and manage ongoing project cost and adherence to budget.

  • Ensure compliance with appropriate Colgate standards and local regulations including EHS, Quality and Microbiology.

  • Apply appropriate standards and applicable codes in project design and installations.

  • Ensure project team members understand and abide by all Safety rules/regulations.

  • Installation – Oversee site preparation, installation of equipment, control systems, and associated utilities (water,electrical, HVAC, steam, air, etc.) with contractors or internal maintenance personnel.

  • Coordinate the start up and training of key personnel for new projects. Perform follow up and take corrective actions.

  • Troubleshoot problematic batches and production line deviations.

  • Transfer skills/knowledge through effective communication including Operator manuals, SOP, electronic bundle books, Continuous Improvement Reviews, etc. Capture project takeaways so they can be incorporated into other projects.

  • Develop collaborative relationships with others in key functional areas.

  • Negotiate with and influences divisional and category management regarding resources and project direction on behalf of project teams. Supervise project/program progress, challenge assumptions and data to improve results, modify plans, and take vital corrective actions. Negotiate with vendors/suppliers regarding delivery schedules, cost and change control.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Complies with all policies and standards.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.

  • Proven experience as a project engineer in a fast moving consumer goods factory.

  • Experience in capital expenditure projects in consumer goods, pharmaceutical or food industry. 

  • Advanced level of the English language (writing/speaking).

  • Strong communication and social skills.

  • Good leadership, project management, conflict resolution and interpersonal skills.

Our Commitment to Sustainability
With the Colgate brand in more homes than any other, we are presented with great opportunities and new challenges as we work to integrate sustainability into all aspects of our business and create positive social impact. We are determined to position ourselves for further growth as we act on our 2025 Sustainability & Social Impact Strategy.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Achieving our purpose starts with our people — ensuring our workforce represents the people and communities we serve —and creating an environment where our people feel they belong; where we can be our authentic selves, feel treated with respect and have the support of leadership to impact the business in a meaningful way.

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.

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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