EIA Lead Engineer

Life Science
Western Europe
Vacancy ID


  • We are looking for an EIA-Lead, required to work for our BUILD projects pending in our Engineering & Build Project Organization (EBPO) Project Portfolio in France
  • You should be able to support projects in France, Lille area (Haubourdin)
  • English is a must-have (both verbal as writing)
  • French is a must-have (both verbal as writing)
  • Start: 05/06-2022 (1 years assignment as a minimum with a possibility to extend for another year 
  • You should be able to travel
  • You should be the right person with hands-on mentality who collaborates between  owner teams (Build Project Manager, Engineering-Lead, Discipline Leads,  Business Stakeholders like Manufacturing Technology/Process Leads + ESP’s and OEM’s involved).
  • 10% Ensure that the project is engineered based on the applicable Cargill leading practices,  policies, guidelines, national and international norms. 
  • Some leading practices are Business-Group specific and can differ per country / site in EMEA.
  • 80% People Management:
  • 30% Develop in close cooperation with the Engineering Service Providers the EIA engineering activities during Front End Loading of the project as well during construction-phase (so as well conceptual, basic & detailed engineering). During engineering, you will work closely together with the BPO Group EIA Lead.
  • 50% Lead the EIA-activities (safety, scope, quality, budget, time)  on site during the construction phase and apply all required design corrective actions in the EIA field.  He / she works closely together with Engineering Service Providers, Contractors, Notified Bodies, Authorities,
  • You will be responsible to deliver a safe project within scope, quality, budget & schedule.  
  • You will be the final EIA responsible of the project (engineering & construction).
  • 10% Identify, document and communicate lessons learned in this EIA field to the appropriate functions.


  • Master degree in Electrical,  Instrumentation or Automation Engineering or similar experience
  • > 8 years of experience as EIA project engineer preferably in the food/feed industry
  • Managed at least already 2 times EIA projects (> 75MM USD), successfully
  • Managed at least already 1 time EIA projects (> 75MM USD) with major EIA brownfield works, successfully
  • Proved in those previously executed EIA projects that he / she can easily coop with project-complexity and has the managerial skills to lead a group of engineers and contractors (intern / extern) smoothly through the whole life-cycle of a project.
  • Experience with industrial automation, electrical, instrumentation and the design and specification of such installations
  • Knowledge about national and international (EMEA) EIA norms and standards
  • Exposure to EIA construction safety
  • Experience with set-up of electrical installation (High Voltage, Low Voltage)
  • Experience with bus installations (Fieldbus, Profibus, etc.)
  • In-depth knowledge about ATEX (Atmosphere Explosive) and SIL (Safety Integrity Levels) norms and standards
  • Experience with Process control systems (philosophy, architecture, infrastructure, etc.)
  • Able to work with project tools like WBS (Work Breakdown) , Project tracking systems, calculation tools, ..
  • Willing to work in an international environment and a multicultural team
  • Exposure to work and lead outside comfort zone
  • Electrical knowledge (short circuit and cable calculation, protection philosophies, Low Voltage distributions, drive applications, motors, transformers, etc.)
  • Instrumentation Measurement principles, process valve calculation, ..
  • Having knowledge of Electrical Software documentation

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