Project Engineer

Job Title: Project Engineer
Contract Type: Permanent / Full Time
Location: Port Melbourne
Salary: Great location
Reference: BBBH15517_1524006673
Contact Name: Dale Young
Contact Email:
Job Published: April 18, 2018 00:11

Job Description

About the company

Bega Foods and Vegemite are two of the most widely recognised food brands of Australia. In 2017, Bega Foods expanded beyond the dairy category by acquiring the iconic spreadable alongside peanut butter and salad dressing products. Based at the Port Melbourne manufacturing facility, we are currently seeking a talented project engineer to be part of the sites dedicated team.

About the role

The Project Engineer is responsible for all aspects of the site capital investment strategy. Reporting to the Engineering Manager, they will be accountable for managing a portfolio of projects from concept development and scope, business case preparation, contractor management, equipment installation and commissioning through to hand over to production operations. They will manage, monitor and report on project governance including financials at monthly capital meetings, communicating with key business and site stakeholders and ensuring delivery of works on time and to budget.

Typical projects will include infrastructure upgrades and replacement, new equipment installation / commissioning or upgrades / modifications to existing equipment for new product development initiatives working closely with marketing and corporate teams. The project engineer will also support and lead major projects outside the business as usual CAPEX budget for the site and other locations in the Bega Foods organisation.

Skills & Experience

The Bega Foods business offers an excellent opportunity for a talented Project Engineer. Your background will include robust project engineering and management skills with a comprehensive track record of leading projects from concept through to completion. Your qualifications will include an engineering degree (electrical, mechanical or process/chemical) as well as time spent working in a food / pharmaceutical manufacturing environment. Additionally, you will be able to manage project financials /reporting, lead and work with trades groups, and have a strong technical engineering skill set (fabrication / PLCs / AutoCAD / P&IDs). Most importantly, this individual should be a proactive and solution minded engineer, willing to be hands on and "have a go".


This is a genuine career opportunity to work for a fantastic Australian business. Bega Foods prides itself on succession planning and creating opportunities for advancement within the group. The Project Engineering role is based at Port Melbourne, only a short trip from the CBD, with onsite parking and access to a local gym. The role is also eligible for a short-term incentive based on performance. This is a rare chance to join a innovative business with a friendly, family orientated culture.

How to apply

Click on the APPLY button or contact Dale Young on (03) 8613 3503 for a confidential discussion quoting reference number DY15517.