Project Engineer - TSM Consulting, Overberg

  • Overberg
  • Salary: Market Related
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Sectors: Manufacturing
  • Posted by TSM Consulting on Tuesday, December 3, 2019
  • Reference: 1634432
  • Employment Equity Position
  • Apply before Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10 Days left

Vacancy Details

Employer: TSM Consulting
One of our clients, a multi-national dairy and food company has a vacancy for a Project Engineer at their plant in Bonnievale. Job Overview: The main responsibility is to manage projects at the plant. This exciting career opportunity will enable you...

One of our clients, a multi-national dairy and food company has a vacancy for a Project Engineer at their plant in Bonnievale.

Job Overview:

The main responsibility is to manage projects at the plant. This exciting career opportunity will enable you to play your part in ensuring that the company achieves its challenging objectives during the next phase of its growth in South Africa.

Duties and Responsibilities:

General project management and specifically cheese support

Provide cheese and dairy processing expertise to the group

Assist the Plant Manager with improving cheese production efficiencies and reduce cost (Capex projects and or Major maintenance projects)

Do regular detailed technical audits on cheese production lines with reports and recommendations

Participate in weekly meetings regarding the plants’ previous week’s efficiencies and improvement action plans

Improve reliability and availability of production lines  

Train staff about best practices in plants

Do general project cost management including budget, committed and projected costing

Conducting feasibility studies and optimizing resources

Supporting the transfer of expertise to the Operational Team, by providing training concepts and interventions

Give technical input for Capex requirements and plant availability over a three (3) year plan.

Align technical project planning with company strategy for optimal balance between timing, Capex, resources and technical output

Networking and liaising with Engineering Design companies, equipment suppliers and New Technology providers as well within the Group

Ensuring compliance with Occupational Health and safety Act and all other statutory requirements in the design and implementation of equipment and systems;

Complying to an integrated Risk Management system in designing and operating of equipment and systems

Design and implement operations solutions with the rest of the management team

Speedy & effective handling of engineering solutions in the plant as they arise

Achievement of agreed performance parameters within approved Capital Projects Setting of targets and Management of project budgets

Projects to be well planned on MS Project and completed on time

Negotiation with Suppliers on quotations/tenders


Candidate Requirements

An Engineering and Business qualification

A minimum of (10) years’ experience in production and/or projects in FMCG environment (Dairy)

In-depth knowledge and experience of dairy plants and equipment

Previous experience in managing all aspects of dairy plant operations

Very proficient in various control software and control systems (PLC’s and SCADA)

Computer literacy (Project Management and MS Projects)

Previous experience in product development and design initiatives

Proven track record of successful Management of projects



Excellent decision-making skills

Good interpersonal skills, participating effectively as a member of our team

Be able to handle multiple projects and deadlines

Presentation skills

Strong analytical skills

Work well under pressure

Problem-solving skills

Accuracy and attention to detail


If you meet the minimum requirements please submit your CV to

Should you not hear from us within 2 weeks after the closing date, please consider your application as unsuccessful.

Closing date: 13 December 2019

Apply before Friday, December 20, 2019 - 10 Days left Companies may expire jobs at their own discretion. If you have not received a response within two weeks, your application was most likely unsuccessful.
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