Project Engineer

Job Description


WHO WE ARE Our Brands: The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company’s products are sold in approximately 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, MAC, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, By Kilian, BECCA, Too Faced and Dr. Jart+. Our Heritage: Since Estée Lauder founded our Company in 1946 with four cosmetics products and unlimited dreams, we have grown virtually every year on the key principles she established: creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship. The Estée Lauder Companies are committed to building world-class brands by developing talented people. We champion a professional organization that emphasizes excellences at every level. Our people are our greatest asset and the success of our company is the result of the talent, passion, and vision of our creative and highly dedicated employees, who set a global standard for innovation, service and quality. The Canadian Supply Chain and Canadian Innovation Centre is at the core of that innovative spirit. () Our Culture & Values: Our culture is often described as a rare mix of family values with a high-performing public company with a mission of “Bringing the best to everyone we touch and being the best in everything we do. This unique mix translates into a caring, collaborative and compassionate workplace that is also demanding – with a competitive spirit that is a powerful source of motivation. Above all else, there is a focus on long-term, sustainable growth which engenders loyalty and commitment from internal and external stakeholders. We are a values-driven organization. Our actions are rooted in the Lauder Family values of respect for the individual, uncompromising ethics and integrity, generosity of spirit and fearless persistence. Building on these core values we also abide by the following principles: . To learn more about our unique corporate culture in Canada, please visit . POSITION SUMMARY The Project Engineer collaborates with all departments in the development and implementation of Canadian Supply Chain capital strategies and continuous improvement objectives. This role delivers sustainable operational improvements in safety, quality and productivity by leading and managing projects and teams with a focus on verification start up, Reliability, OEE and LEAN methodologies. Key Responsibilities: 1. Project Management (65%) Conceptualize and evaluate the feasibility of new Capital and Continuous Improvement Projects realizing cost savings, improvements in safety & ergonomics along with an overall drive for continuous process improvement. Interface with Corporate Engineering in the conceptualization stages of Capital projects for the site. Establish standardized specifications for equipment purchasing and factory acceptance testing. Develop project outlines, budget estimates and cost justifications, necessary for project approval. Develop an effective communication strategy to all project stakeholders. Create and issue equipment design specifications for new capital equipment purchases. Investigate equipment vendors, obtain proposals and award contracts, manage project cash flows (i.e. issue purchaser orders, maintain track of spending, conform to approved project budgets). Conduct Factory Acceptance Tests at the vendor’s facilities. Ensure compliance for all systems/machinery to CSA, ESA and TSSA standards. Conduct and effectively close out all deficiencies/observations on pre-start reviews. Ensure accurate and timely execution of all Capital Projects. Provide ongoing feedback, as to the execution and spending status to Project Stakeholders, Senior Management and Corporate Engineering. Manage the installation, commissioning and co-ordinate the start-up of new equipment in accordance with the objectives and deliverables of the Capital Projects. Involve sub-contractors, whenever necessary to perform specialized tasks (i.e. gas detection, refrigeration, fume extraction etc.) or to expedite equipment installation (i.e. electrical hook-up, mechanical integration, etc.). Ensure all capital Projects are closed in accordance with designated timelines. Develop critical parts purchasing plans for new equipment in conjunction with development of preventative maintenance programs. Develop training matrices for new equipment and facilitate skill-appropriate training of all key technical personnel interfacing with equipment. 2. Continuous Process Improvement (20%) Establish and execution of departmental objectives in support of all identified site and Corporate Goals and objectives. Drive the design and implementation of upgrades to outmoded systems and machinery, by expanding the use of PLC, digitization, and automation throughout the site. Maintain highest level of awareness of latest equipment and technologies, by means of benchmarking, seminars and trade shows. Complete periodic evaluations of the plant's infrastructure capacities against long term growth projections considering dust collection, compressed air supply, electrical loads, steam supply and purified water requirements. Interface with the appropriate governmental agencies and regulatory bodies to ensure compliance for all systems and machinery (ESA, TSSA, Health Canada, Corporate Insurance Carriers). 3. Health and Safety (10%) Drive site initiatives in support of reduced TIR results. Participate in development of site EAS objectives. Ensure departmental compliance with all requirements put forth by Estee Lauder corporate, governmental agencies and regulatory bodies. 4. Special Projects (5%) QualificationsMinimum Education Level: Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Minimum Years of Experience: 5 Years Travel Time: 10% Licenses or Certifications: P.Eng., PMP Designation, LEAN certification / Six Sigma training required Additional Job Specifications: Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, AutoCAD; Professional communication skills and proven leadership capabilities; Demonstrated successful project management capabilities in a LEAN/CI environment, measured through KPI metrics and results


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