Job: Project Engineer at Alfred & Victoria Associates

Reports to: Manager, Project Services.

Summary and objective of the position

  • We are currently looking for a Project Engineer to join our team and support the strategic roadmap of our operations department.
  • Responsibilities for this role include carrying out the preparation, planning, coordination and monitoring of assigned engineering projects at customer facilities to ensure optimum equipment performance and little or no stop.
  • To be successful in this role, you should have strong project management, electrical and mechanical skills and be familiar with the production and manufacturing industry, particularly food and beverage.


  • Prepare, plan, coordinate and monitor assigned engineering projects.
  • Plan and lead pre-startup audits of completed projects at customer sites, manage User Acceptance Testing (UAT) programs, establish procedures for performance testing after installation start-up to to ensure the client’s formal acceptance.
  • Analyze projects, perform technical calculations, create project designs and models that meet project requirements.
  • Develop project schedule, determine labor requirements, liaise with other departments for all necessary inputs/outputs, and monitor projects to ensure timely completion.
  • Define a complete list of project equipment, materials and consumables to be acquired from external vendors and coordinate logistics support to ensure all items are delivered to site in a timely and safe manner.
  • Develop a list of recommended spare parts for the customer’s plant on a schedule before and after installation and commissioning.
  • Manage project workflow and support internal and external resources to ensure implementation meets company standards.
  • Control and monitor project expenditures, including verifying and verifying invoices and claims from contractors, suppliers and vendors to ensure that all project expenditures are captured and properly recorded.
  • Lead onsite and offsite stakeholder meetings reviewing project progress, gaps, bottlenecks and changes while ensuring timely communication and documentation by following the change control process.
  • Ensure that all employees and contractors comply with safety rules and regulations and always use applicable PPE to reduce the risk of incidents/accidents.
  • Lead the risk assessment program for each project with the project team and other stakeholders to identify and provide countermeasures to mitigate identified risks.
  • Recommend and implement post-installation training and support plans to customers.
  • Maintain training matrix for team members.

Education / Professional Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in electrical and electronics, mechanics, production engineering or relevant course
  • Membership in related professional bodies would be an advantage (COREN, NSE, PMI, etc.)
  • At least 3 years of proven work experience as a project engineer, installation engineer in the FMCG, food and beverage or construction industry
  • Familiarity with project management, electrical/mechanical design and implementation methods and practices

Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Proficiency in MS Office – Words/Excel/PowerPoint/Outlook/Projects
  • Proficiency in the use of AutoCAD, E-Plan and other engineering software applications (Allen Bradley, Siemens, etc.)
  • Ability to read technical drawings and schematics
  • Creative and innovative
  • Proactive, detail oriented and solution oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Energetic, independent and autonomous
  • Leadership and coaching skills
  • Time management skills
  • Knowledge of applicable codes, policies, standards and best practices is an advantage
  • Ability to work effectively in a team
  • Ability to consistently provide quality service
  • Strong analytical and logical problem solving skills
  • Willing to travel locally and internationally.

Very attractive.

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