Vacancy details

Athleague, Co Roscommon, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, Cavan, Co.Cavan, Clonee, Co. Meath, Kilbeggan, Co Westmeath, Watergrasshill, Co. Cork

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Job Title: Red Meat Ireland Project Engineer.


Reporting to:  Group Engineering Projects Manager.


Job Purpose: Manage the Red Meat Ireland projects, carry out the development of a wide range of projects, monitoring progression against identified milestones within the overall project plan. Advising and directing Site Managers in relation to individual site projects with involvement in every stage and level from concept to completion. 


Must have the ability and confidence to foster and develop our site culture in line with our values of Responsibility, Ambition, Passion for Food and Teamwork.

Key Responsibilities


Carry out project work which concludes with the actioning of applications for Capital Expenditure (Project Requests).

  • Assume Project engineer responsibilities.
  • Preparation/ review of Capital Expenditure applications.
  • Preparation/ review of Project proposals.
  • Interpret requesters needs and take responsibility for Capital Project Works.
  • Assist (upon assigned projects) Site Managers in the preparation of all Capital Expenditure (Application) details including:
  • Assessing and reporting upon 'as is' situation v proposed actions.
  • Planning the project - break down into practicable stages.
  • Capacity - anticipated utilisation with identification of bottlenecks/Potential bottlenecks.
  • Maintainability (standardisation of equipment and parts, adequate supply [lead time] and planned Original Equipment Manufacturer support)
  • Health and Safety standards (Compliance to European standard).
  • Life cycle costs (number of years before replacement with supporting plans [above] geared accordingly.
  • Obtain/arrange relevant supporting technical publications.
  • Identify training needs and how they will be satisfied.
  • Identify commissioning requirements and satisfaction.
  • Identify systems for assuring standard of materials/post transit verification of condition.
  • Balanced review/report on all options including 'do nothing'.
  • Investigate major and influential lead times on expenditure, build, timings and spares.
  • Consider direct and indirect labour impacts and costs.
  • Obtain quotes and provide comparison summary.
  • Provide full breakdown of Costs for the Budget.
  • Prepare/co-ordinate layout drawings.
  • Prepare reports for Board consideration (with recommendations) on proposed projects.
  • Register approved projects and initiate them.


Carry out Project Management upon the Approval of Projects and fulfil the tasks below.

  • Capture project plan, objectives and specifications.
  • Assume Engineering control of assigned projects.
  • Manage and Co-ordinate (Build)
  • Planning Applications.
  • Applications for planning permissions.
  • Design stage -create project drawings.
  • Contract design specifications.
  • Tender documentation and Bills of Quantity.
  • Tender analysis.
  • Contractor selection.
  • Assign/appoint Project Site Supervisor to designated building sites.
  • Manage and Co-ordinate (Plant and Machinery).
  • User Requirement Specification.
  • Project Contract & Design Specification.
  • Contractor Selection.
  • Co-ordinate/approve Health & Safety Risk assessment and Method Statements.
  • Liaise with contractors and site in planning a programme of works.
  • Co-ordinate work permit systems with site to enable works access


Management and monitoring of contractors in the application of documentation and systems upon award of contract.

  • Issuing of Contract documentation to contractor.
  • Contractor handbook procedures.
  • Company Permit Policy contractor requirements.
  • Instigation and completion of Safe Work pre-approval process.


Managing projects and supervising the personnel involved in multiple projects from award to completion.


  • Monitor Plan and objective to agreed specification and finish date.
  • Ensure changes (time frame, scope or delay) are authorised by Group Engineering.
  • Implement/ensure meeting protocols are upheld (records and minutes).
  • Ensure all works are to be verified by appropriate person/persons.
  • Ensure management of Purchase Orders in line with Kepak procedures.
  • Ensure management of Payment Certificates in line with Kepak procedures.
  • Ensure monitoring of forecast v actual expenditure and projected final cost in line with Kepak procedures.
  • Ensure monitoring and recording of site access times and co-ordination with timesheets in line with Kepak procedures.
  • Ensure all project records are maintained/updated in line with Kepak procedures.
  • Ensure Commissioning and deliverables are met.
  • Ensure the completion of 'Snags list' and fixes.
  • Ensure Training and Training records are carried out.


Verification of completed works.

  • Upon completion of project works ensure presence and completeness of all documentary records.
  • Raise and initiate actions on project completion certificate in line with Kepak procedures.
  • Co-ordinate signing off procedure.
  • Carry out post project reviews on process and personnel performance.



Cost Reduction

  • Promoting new technology/innovation.
  • Cost/benefit analyses.



Skills / Knowledge/ Experience/ Academic Requirements:

  • Degree level or HND in relevant discipline with experience.
  • Planning and scheduling.
  • Trained in Problem solving techniques and breakdown analysis.
  • Financially and commercially astute.
  • Process Cost Analysis.
  • Project management.
  • AutoCAD
  • Health & Safety Management Training (Desirable)



Success Factors

Our Success Factors are the behavioral competencies that run through the organization, in this role you will be expected to demonstrate competence at ‘Lead Others’ level.

  • Drive for Results
  • Exceeding Expectations
  • High Performing Teams
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Strategic Impact
  • Innovation
  • Influencing
  • Positive Relationships