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Senior Project Engineer


Senior Project Engineer

Zeeland, MI 

Competitive Salary & excellent benefits package


Reckitt is seeking a senior project engineer to oversee the planning and execution of capital projects at the Zeeland Supply Center (ZSC) located in Zeeland, MI. The successful candidate will report to the Zeeland Transformational Team Leader and is desired to have infant formula or pharmaceutical manufacturing experience and a strong demonstrated track record of working with plant operations groups to deliver successful capital projects within designated scope, budget and schedule expectations. The successful candidate will function as project engineer and manage capital projects of up to $20M by providing leadership in project planning and execution and by providing work direction to project teams and allied support groups while interfacing with multiple departments, consultants, and contractors.


  •   Generate and organize relevant data to gain agreement among project stakeholders on a defined project scope.
  •   Ensure that the project scope includes fulfillment of relevant regulatory requirements including compliance with, as a minimum, RB/MJN quality requirements, United States Food and Drug Administration (US FDA) regulations, state and federal environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements, and RB/MJN engineering guidelines.
  •     Prepare project budgets and cash flow projections.
  •     Prepare project plans to communicate scope, schedule, budget and resources necessary to successfully achieve project objectives.
  •     Schedule and conduct regular meetings with project teams to communicate project status and plan activities for project completion.
  •     Control project spending to within designated parameters to align with company business goals and objectives and provide bi-weekly management updates of spend forecasts and project status.
  •     Prepare or assist with the preparation of system documentation including user requirements specifications (URS), functional and design specifications, and equipment qualification protocols.
  •     Generate bid packages and procurement requests, per RB/MJN procurement policy and review change orders and change requests to ensure project objectives are maintained while considering budget and schedule constraints.
  •     Evaluate equipment and system changes for impact on the qualified state. Utilize existing change control procedures to ensure the qualified state is maintained.
  •     Support the preparation and completion of equipment qualification (IQ/OQ/PQ) protocols and project change control activities and follow company policy and procedure along with current industry standards.

 Desired Qualifications

  •    Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in engineering (Chemical, Mechanical, or Electrical) or related science and technology degree is preferred.
  •     Minimum 5 years relevant engineering experience in an infant formula, food and beverage, or pharmaceutical manufacturing environment.
  •    Superior interpersonal relationship, communications, leadership, and influencing skills.
  •     Demonstrated ability to provide expert engineering support during the implementation of equipment installations, process improvement, and facility, utility, and maintenance projects to support manufacturing and packaging operations.



At Reckitt, we recognise that in real life, great people don’t always ‘tick all the boxes’. That’s why we hire for potential as well as experience. Even if you don’t meet every point on the job description, if this role and our company feels like a good fit for you, we still want to hear from you. Come and join a team whose purpose is to protect, heal and nurture in the relentless pursuit of a cleaner and healthier world.

All qualified applicants to Reckitt will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability or medical condition; colour, ethnicity, race, citizenship, and national origin; religion, faith; pregnancy, family status and caring responsibilities; sexual orientation; sex, gender identity, gender expression, and transgender identity; protected veteran status; size or any other basis protected by appropriate law.

Nearest Major Market: Grand Rapids

Job Segment: Environmental Health & Safety, Healthcare

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