First listed on: 09 July 2024

Project Manager – Electrical Engineering

Who are we?

The Kraft Heinz Company is the third-largest food and beverage company in North America and the fifth-largest food and beverage company in the world, with eight $1 billion+ brands. A globally trusted producer of delicious foods, The Kraft Heinz Company provides high quality, great taste and nutrition for all eating occasions whether at home, in restaurants or on the go.

Based at the Golden Circle Northgate manufacturing facility, we are looking for a suitable candidate with experience in Electrical Installations & Automation in the Food and Beverage Manufacturing industry. 

The responsibilities include:

  • Scoping, designing, and implementing Electrical and Automation projects to improve the performance of equipment, services, and infrastructure utilised in the manufacturing of food and beverage products.
  • Scoping, designing, and implementing Electrical and Automation projects which drive cost savings for materials, utilities, labour and reduce environmental, health, safety, and food safety risk.
  • Prepare and manage all financial aspects of Electrical and Automation projects.
  • Writing clear engineering corporate governance documentation highlighting project deliverables, inclusions, and exclusions.
  • Demonstrate the ability to articulate project requirements to a diverse audience throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Supporting Procurement Department with negotiations and contract agreements.
  • Ensuring compliance with OH&S and food safety policies.
  • Using your experience and understanding of engineering processes to critically analyse and challenge the status quo.
  • Managing capital projects from conception through to completion in compliance with Kraft Heinz Management Systems.

About you: 


  • Tertiary qualification in Electrical or associated Engineering classifications.
  • Minimum of 2 years’ experience in a fast-paced manufacturing environment (FMCG experience advantageous).
  • Knowledge of Australian Standards relevant to Industrial / Manufacturing electrical installations and electrical safety.
  • Experience and knowledge in Electrical Automation and Control Systems Integration (Rockwell Automation Devices and Applications knowledge will be advantageous).
  • Experience in machine and equipment electrical safeguarding standards, applications, and implementation.
  • Experience with industrial network protocols and their integration with the operational technology (OT) equipment (Ethernet/IP, DH-485, and DH+).
  • Experience in the selection and operation of instrumentation equipment including but not limited to flow, pressure, level, and temperature.
  • Proficiency in developing and writing project specifications and scope of works documentation.
  • Competence in reviewing Vender proposals, preparing evaluations, and providing recommendations.
  • Proven experience in project implementation, testing and commissioning.
  • Inspect and review installations and observe operations to ensure compliance with design and equipment specifications and standardisation and machine safety standards.
  • Comprehensive understanding and experience with Microsoft programs such as Excel, Word, Power Point.
  • Proven record of successfully managing several projects simultaneously.


  • An Australian Electricians Licence (preferably Queensland Electrical Licence) may be advantageous.
  • Facilitate cross functional communications with other team members and stakeholders.
  • Provide initiative, focus and vision to support the business goals and improvement strategies.
  • Strong analysis and problem-solving skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Good Negotiation skills.


  • Opportunities for you to progress into other areas of our business.
  • Gatherings - monthly drinks & nibble.
  • Purchase Leave – purchase additional annual leave at the beginning of each calendar year.
  • Parental Leave - 12 weeks paid parental leave for primary caregivers.

The Kraft Heinz Company Australia & New Zealand is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces- promotes and values diversity and inclusion. Research shows that candidates from underrepresented backgrounds hesitate to apply for roles if they feel they don’t meet 100% of the criteria. So, if this opportunity excites you and you think you have skills and experience that can add value (even if not specified), apply now! Please be aware shortlisted applicants will be required to provide proof of eligibility to work in Australia.

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