Sr Project Engineer (Packaging & Automation)

Aimmune Therapeutics

Aimmune Therapeutics

Glendale, AZ, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Foods people love. Brands people trust. And a career that nourishes your future like no other.

If you're driven by the passion to do something meaningful that changes lives, Nestlé is the place for you. Nestlé USA is one of seven operating companies that make up Nestlé’s presence in the United States. We're in 97% of American homes, and as the leading food and beverage company, our goals are to continue to deliver quality food and beverage products, strengthen our local communities, and reduce our environmental and climate impact.

We’re determined to challenge the status quo and be better tomorrow than we are today. As individuals and teams, we embrace our entrepreneurial culture and have created a workplace where collaboration is essential, courage is rewarded, speed is expected, and agility is the norm to delight our consumers every single day. Here, you will find limitless opportunities to learn and advance your career and feel empowered to succeed in the workplace and beyond. Because our focus is not only on nourishing our customers, but also about enriching you.

This position is not eligible for Visa Sponsorship.

We’re expanding our factory network and introducing a new manufacturing facility designed with the climate in mind. Our Glendale, Arizona production factory is a brand new, state-of-the-art facility and distribution center with cutting-edge technology and advanced systems designed with sustainability at the forefront. Innovative water recycling processes, zero waste to landfill, and fully recyclable product packaging made from food-safe materials are just some of the programs we’ve implemented to support Nestlé’s ambition for zero environmental impact by 2030.

Sr. Project Engineer

The Sr. Project Engineer is responsible for providing technical leadership by identifying, developing, and executing capital projects for the factory with a focus on packaging and automation equipment. This position will maintain visibility to the design process, ensure adherence to all established key components and project deliverables, and directly manage overall project execution including construction and commissioning. Additionally, this position will coordinate with the client as well as various other groups inside and outside of the organization.

Preliminary Project Development including Charter Development

  • Assist in development of pre-project approval documents including project charter, project management plan, project kick start, estimate and milestone schedule creation.
  • Monitor design progress and deliverables are met in adherence to established project key components.​
  • Receive design details from design team with full understanding of project deliverables to coordinate bid package development and release for construction bidding and field execution.
  • Select contractors and contracting methods based on engineering ways of working methodology.

Project Execution & Facilitation

  • Direct and execute installation, construction, and commissioning of assigned projects.
    Manage adherence to project scope and secure approvals for all changes in projects based on engineering ways of working methodology.
  • Manage and control project budget providing cost forecasts and cash flow projections through development of project cost and status reports on at least a monthly basis or as requested by project stakeholders.
  • Manage and maintain project milestone schedules with integrated detailed scheduling as agreed upon in the project charter.
  • Manage data collection and feedback process for projects.
  • Monitors processes for compliance with quality and GMP requirements in accordance with FDA and OSHA regulations. ​
  • Provide construction management and factory startup assistance as needed to ensure successful project execution.
  • Evaluate, select, and issue contracts for construction firms through bidding and prequalification vetting processes.
  • Provide self-directed project management of assigned projects from end to end with minimal supervision from department manager.

Business Support

  • Monitor work output from resources on the project team as assigned by the department manager.​
  • Provide technical support to factory operations.
  • Support and participate in Nestlé Continuous Excellence (NCE) and Total Performance Management (TPM).


  • Responsible for ensuring project is executed with an absolute intolerance for unsafe situations and never implement any change, whether directly instructed to, or under your own initiative, without first assessing its impact in relation to product safety/quality, people safety, and the environment.


  • Ensure the highest principles of ethical conduct on behalf of the community, consumer, company, and engineering profession are adhered to.
  • Support and encourage clear and open communication between the team and related stakeholders.


  • ​Bachelor’s degree within engineering or equivalent field and minimum 7 years of related work experience.


  • 4+ years’ experience managing capital projects with increasing responsibility and complexity in a manufacturing, industrial, military, or related environment​ preferred.
  • Experience using SAP and/or Microsoft Project preferred.
  • TPM experience preferred.


  • Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills.
  • Ability to analyze data.
  • Ability to using problem solving techniques to resolve issues and implement change.
  • Excellent communication (both verbal and written) and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to schedule resources effectively so continuous improvement is not sacrificed for day-to-day results.


It is our business imperative to remain a very inclusive workplace.

To our veterans and separated service members, you're at the forefront of our minds as we recruit top talent to join Nestlé. The skills you've gained while serving our country, such as flexibility, agility, and leadership, are much like the skills that will make you successful in this role. In addition, with our commitment to an inclusive work environment, we recognize the exceptional engagement and innovation displayed by individuals with disabilities. Nestlé seeks such skilled and qualified individuals to share our mission where you’ll join a cohort of others who have chosen to call Nestlé home.

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