Project Engineering Roles

Nestlé March 5, 2024
Full Time  


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  • Contract and Permanent
  • 3+ years’ experience in Capital Projects

Joining Nestlé means you are joining the largest Food and Beverage Company in the world. At our very core, we are a human environment – passionate people driven by the purpose of enhancing the quality of life and contributing to a healthier future.

Fantastic Opportunities currently exist for Project Engineers to join our Smithtown Factory. Smithtown is the home of MILO®, Australia's iconic crunchy milk drink, and more recently Nescafe single serve Café Menu range.

Project Engineers lead and manage the entire project life cycle of capital investment project from concept to execution within the operating factory environment.  They ensure cross-functional teams deliver objectives aligned to the various project charters.

We have below opportunities available to work on exciting Capex projects: 

-    Project Engineers
-    Automation & Electrical Engineers
-    Project Managers

A day in the life…

  • Whether leading or working within project teams, key responsibilities could include:
  • Preliminary analysis for projects including building, utilities, services, equipment, and layout.
  • Managing implementation including ensuring the safety of the plant, products and personnel.
  • Supervising installation of equipment and be responsible for the budget and scope.
  • Updating/creating site technical drawings and documentation.
  • Executing the basic and detailed design of the project based on Nestlé Corporate Business Principles, Nestlé standards, local regulations, the defined User Requirements Specifications.
  • Ensuring safety by design during both construction and the ongoing operation of the plant.
  • Lead and coordinate the contribution of all the stakeholders, to implement the project in accordance with the defined timing, cost and quality.
  • Coordinating efforts with the start-up manager and her/his team, to assure a smooth transition to operations, after the qualification and the verification of the installation have been finalised.
  • Selecting, qualifying and coordination of contractors’ activities.

What will make you successful

  • Joining a collaborative team of specialists, you will be a strong communicator with a drive to deliver quality outcomes against the project charter with efficiency and with a passion for continuous process improvement.
  • Completion of tertiary study in Mechanical, Manufacturing, Chemical, Automation, Mechatronics Engineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in the engineering field
  • Project Management skills, including developed analytical and budgetary skills.
  • Experience working in food manufacturing environment – preferred.
  • Leaders will require a proven track record in delivering results by working with cross-functional teams, experience in managing and leading teams.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and a proven capacity to influence and negotiate to drive high standards of performance and quality.
  • Self-management following defined KPIs/Objectives, and proactively tracking them.

Applicants must have full Australian working rights  


You will have the chance to work with an outstanding and highly engaged team, build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.

In addition, we offer:

  • Varied career experiences and personalised development support
  • Wellbeing benefits including vaccinations and health insurance discounts
  • Diversity & Inclusion initiatives and program
  • Paid parental and partner leave
  • Purchase Leave Scheme
  • Volunteering leave, Sports leave, Emergency Services leave
  • Discounted Nestlé products

Our Story

  • Nestlé enjoys a reputation as one of the world’s largest FMCG companies and a leader in nutrition, health and wellness. Our inclusive and high-performance culture is a testament to the great training, development, rewards and recognition we extend to every member of our 5000-strong Oceania workforce.
  • You can realise your full potential at Nestlé, working among the leading teams in nutrition, health and wellness. As part of a global network, you can use your skills to influence others and make a positive impact where you own a piece of the action.
  • At Nestlé, you will work in a supportive environment where your ideas and points of view will be championed by a collaborative team. Together, we will drive the strength of our brands, the quality of our products, and the future of our business.
  • At Nestlé, you can make a difference to millions of lives, every single day. As a large, global company that’s driven by purpose, you and your team can add your piece of legacy of creating a better, healthier future.
  • In return you will have the chance to work with an outstanding team, and build and grow your career with an inclusive, global FMCG leader.
  • Nestlé Oceania supports a culture of diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Take a look at Careers at Nestlé Australia | Nestlé Australia ( to see some of the ways we live and practice this every day in our workplace.
  • For more information please visit our website Nestlé Australia Home | Nestlé Australia ( or Our LinkedIn page
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