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Project Engineer

Date: 21-Jun-2022

Location: Quoiba, TAS, AU, 7310

Company: Simplot

Simplot Australia is a food manufacturing and agriculture business encompassing potato, vegetable, seafood, and sauce operations that supply chilled, frozen, and shelf-stable products to Australia's major retail and foodservice markets.


We are home to some of Australia's most loved and trusted food brands, including Birds Eye, Edgell, Leggo's, John West, and Chiko. We have six Australian manufacturing sites and employ more than 2,000 people across Australia and New Zealand.


As a leading provider of quality, nourishing and sustainable food, we are focussed on bringing to life Aussie grown produce. We embrace sustainable practices that care for our planet's precious resources today and for generations to come. We are an integral part of the global JR Simplot Company.

Culture and Benefits

At Simplot, we are fuelled by our purpose: We Contribute to Feeding Our World. We imagine a better future and set goals to reach it. We are committed to working as one Simplot and are guided by our shared values:


  • Respect for Resources
  • Spirit of Innovation
  • Passion for People


We embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion. We care about creating an environment that promotes safety and wellbeing and where our people feel supported, respected and empowered. We do not tolerate any form of discrimination and are committed to providing equal opportunities for all our team members.


Simplot is passionate about cultivating a future where good ideas and inspiring possibilities have the chance to grow. We want our team members to build exciting and fulfilling careers with us and offer professional and personal growth opportunities.

About our role

  • Significant Capital Project plan
  • Food Manufacturing
  • Based in Devonport, NW Tasmania


An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Project Engineer to join our vegetable processing facility in Devonport, Tasmania.  The Devonport facility produces frozen vegetable products including peas, beans, carrot, broccoli and cauliflower.  Our customers include the major supermarkets and independents across Australia as well as foodservice customers.

What you will do

Reporting to the Project Manager you will control and deliver complex capital engineering projects from concept to completion to facilitate improvements to the site’s operation.  This will be in line with best practice project management principles and the relevant standards, procedures, regulations and budgetary requirements including: 


  • Capital Projects
  • Feasibility and Scoping
  • Design, Tender and Contract
  • Installation/Construction
  • Commissioning and Handover
  • Legal and Statutory
  • Engineering Standards, Documentation and Communication
  • Continuous Improvement and Development
  • Safety, Health, Environment, GMP and HACCP


This ensures projects are delivered in full, on time and within budget while meeting all safety, quality and environmental targets:


  • New and modified process lines commissioned on time with full production rates achieved in accordance with the project schedule.
  • All projects delivered on time, within budget and without any safety, quality or environmental incidents. 
  • Successful implementation of projects that deliver tangible financial returns to SAPL and meet stated objectives and KPI targets.
  • Trouble free start-up of new plant and equipment.
  • Implementation of best practice project management systems, procedures and processes

About you

  • A proven track record as a Project Engineer and an understanding of process engineering.  
  • Ideally holds industry experience in a FMCG / Food manufacturing environment or industry operating rotating plant & equipment.  
  • Degree qualified Engineer and can demonstrate solid experience managing multiple multidisciplinary projects and groups of contractors.  
  • Holds a sound knowledge of Lean Manufacturing principles and the ability to effectively build rapport, communicate with and work cohesively with employees at all levels of the business – management, staff and shop floor personnel.  
  • Are results driven, can effectively manage and influence multiple stakeholders and enjoy the challenge of operating within a continuous improvement program.


A supportive relocation package may be provided if applying from interstate/intrastate.


If this sounds like you, then please apply online now.


Applications close Wednesday, 13 July 2022

Job Requisition ID: 9883 

Travel Required: None 

Location(s): SAPL Devonport Plant - Quoiba 

Country: Australia 


Simplot is an equal opportunity employer and encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply. If you feel you would be a great addition to our team please apply online today, we would love to hear from you. If you require technical assistance, please email us at