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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:  Apr 5, 2024

No Relocation Assistance Offered
# 157108 - Sao Paulo, 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!



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering.

  • Experience in managing industrial CAPEX projects.

  • Advanced English.

  • Postgraduate degree in Project Management (Desirable).

  • Experience in engineering project management for FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods), manufacturing processes (Making process) and utilities. (Desirable)



  • Identify and specify process or packaging equipment, develop technical specifications and layouts, handle electrical and control requirements, and compile project documentation;

  • Be aware of the latest technical developments and identify potential applications for continuous improvement in manufacturing;

  • Develop plans and schedules for completing tasks using appropriate project management tools;

  • Regularly issue progress reports;

  • Monitor project progress, modify plans, and initiate corrective actions based on feedback and changes;

  • Develop project contingency plans as needed;

  • Deliver projects within the necessary deadlines and budgets;

  • Execute good engineering protocols/practices, including development and evaluation of project scope, layouts, bids, expenses, schedules and start-up;

  • Develop and implement CAPEX projects seeking to maximize ROI (return of investment);

  • Provide quotations from contractors, vendors and suppliers to compose the project budget;

  • Supervise and manage the cost of the ongoing project and adherence to the budget;

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

  • Apply appropriate standards and applicable codes to projects and installations;

  • Ensure project team members understand and comply with all safety rules/regulations;

  • Oversee site preparation, installation of equipment, control systems, and associated utilities (water, electrical, HVAC, steam, air, etc.) with contractors or in-house maintenance personnel;

  • Coordinate the start-up and operational training and maintenance of new projects;

  • Transfer skills/knowledge through effective communication, including operator manuals, SOPs, continuous improvement reviews and through training itself;

  • Execute/record lessons learned process aiming at continuous improvement;

  • Develop collaborative relationships with partners in key functional areas;

  • Supervise the project's progress by controlling the area's KPIs, developing a mitigation plan when necessary;

  • Create technical specifications (specifications) for the acquisition of new equipment/services, when necessary, monitoring the procurement process until delivery of the equipment;

  • Coordinate subcontracted team to carry out service on projects.

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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