Automation Controls Engineer - Project Delivery

Background & Purpose of the Job

The role is a member of the North American Ice Cream Engineering Team responsible for the E2E design and delivery of the Capex program.

The role will be responsible for all aspects of delivering a variety of projects from collaborating on the brief, working with Design Engineers to complete Concept, Feed and Detailed Engineering, Procurement, Installation and Commissioning.

As an Automation Controls Engineer, you provide automation support & expertise to the facility in the electrical, instrumentation and controls disciplines primarily for batch, continuous processes and packaging systems. You collaborate with the electrical and mechanical maintenance, operations, safety, and Quality Assurance personnel to help deliver business objectives utilizing their technical skills to contribute. You ensure that projects are delivered on time with a strong focus on safety, quality, budget & schedule adherence.

Who You Are & What You'll Do

  • Work independently to deliver an agreed portfolio of projects under the leadership of the relevant Project Delivery Manager ("PDM").
  • Ensure professional project execution at Factories and Sites with strong stakeholder engagement
  • Support PDM to check feasibility of capex projects working with Cluster Design Engineers and plant personnel to clarify the brief, understand work scope, rough costs and viable timelines.
  • Work with the Design and Capability Engineers to develop Concept , FEED and Detailed Designs to meet the business need inputting local requirements and constraints as required.
  • Develop Project Execution Plan and schedule.
  • Execute the project ensuring adherence to schedule, budget. Manage site construction and contractors ensuring Unilever Construction Standards are applied.

What's more…

You're a born leader: You can build and lead teams with internal and external resources. You have strong attention to detail and the ability to deliver projects to a high Unilever engineering standards

You're a strategy guru: You can provide subject matter expertise and leadership for plant controls and automation. You drive controls standards management for controls with coordination from Unilever Engineering and other factories; and can implement these solutions.

You're a dot connector: You work with the Design and Capability Engineers to develop concept, FEED and detailed designs to meet the business need inputting local requirements and constraints as required. You collaborate with your internal and external stakeholders to execute on projects.

You're a changemaker: You will provide automation support to the entire facility in the areas of electrical and instrumentation controls.

Key Interfaces: Project Delivery Managers and Engineering Design Managers & Engineers; Procurement; Factory Supply Chain Managers; Factory Managers and Supervisors; Internal Unilever Subject Matter Experts; 3rd Party Engineering Service Providers; General Contractors; Trades

What You'll Need to Succeed

A Bachelor's degree in Manufacturing Engineering or in a related field with a minimum 3 years' automation and controls experience (Allan Bradley/Rockwell). You'll need to have strong Project Management experience to include: Engineering Design Process, Management Project Delivery Steps and Processes (Plan, Design, Procure, Build, commission, close out). Contract Management & Conflict Resolution Budget Management is needed. Proven background in good plant design and project engineering experience in a manufacturing is a plus. Proficiency in MS Office – Excel / Power Point and Word required. Working knowledge on Engineering software - AutoCAD, MS Project desirable.

Travel is approximately 5%.

What We Can Offer You

Culture for Growth | Top Notch Employee Health & Well Being Benefits | Every Voice Matters | Global Reach | Life at Unilever | Careers with Purpose | World Class Career Development Programs | Check Out Our Space | Focus On Sustainability

Unilever is an organization committed to diversity and inclusion to drive our business results and create a better future every day for our diverse employees, global consumers, partners, and communities. We believe a diverse workforce allows us to match our growth ambitions and drive inclusion across the business.

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