Utilities Engineering Lead

Life Science
Vacancy ID


  • This position is responsible for translating company and customer needs into conceptual choices following into engineering solutions.
  • Design, build, extend and revamp beverage production and brewing equipment against the optimal costs and optimal schedule in order with safety politics of the company
  • Develop safe designs, contribute to safety pre-qualifications of OEMs, lead machine safety initiatives
  • Collaborate with qualified facilitators for D-HAZOP and operational readiness assessments
  • Be responsible for realization of utilities plants investment projects (CapEx) in breweries around the world as part of a multi-disciplinary project team.
  • Contribute to the realization of Net Zero ambition and water consumption reduction targets.
  • Design masterplan solutions, conceptual and basic process engineering as input for cost estimates and Fund Applications, development of detailed process engineering and follow-up during execution (MI, OM handover, SAT, plant HO)
  • Contribute to continuous learning and EEM, build, maintain and improve knowledge and specifications on equipment to enable optimal total cost of ownership and leading process technologies ready for implementation (e.g., Standard Technical Execution (STE) concepts).
  • Develop and maintain an extensive internal and external (suppliers) network to ensure fit-for- purpose engineering designs
  • Co-develop and implement new technologies, incl. digital transformation.
  • Encourage the automation of low touch tasks across brewing areas with process automation and the adoption of the latest technologies
  • Work closely with other Projects & Engineering Teams and Members.
  • Identify, investigate and adopt cutting edge technologies, where these offer a distinct operational advantage.
  • Work closely together with local and regional Brewery Management/shop floor and other key stakeholders all over the world
  • Contribute to CoEs and other internal initiatives


  • 8+ years; experience is leading for size of the projects and complexity of projects
  • Demonstrated senior utilities engineering, with a focus on sustainability and operational experience, In-depth Project Management knowledge and experience in a large multinational (preferably Brewery or FMCG) or consultancy firm with cultural and market awareness.
  • Significant experience in reporting and equipment reliability (operational, construction and maintenance);
  • In depth knowledge in the following fields:
    • Industrial refrigeration and heat pumps
    • Steam and hot water generation
    • CO2 recovery systems
    • Compressed air systems
  • Basic knowledge on beverage production equipment, water and wastewater treatment equipment and packaging equipment is a pre.
  • Fluent English language required:
  • Additionally Dutch, German, Spanish, and Russian will be considered as an advantage.
  • Actively looking for new technologies and how to apply them in PM and Engineering of the new machines / facilities
  • Global Function, frequently travel average 25% - 30% on yearly basis, contact with Global Suppliers and all OpCo’s

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Each day sees the launch of new projects by the largest companies in the market. We supply freelancers with a steady stream of opportunities to be part of these projects at attractive rates of remuneration. We do all the paperwork for you so that you can focus on what you do best.

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As a STAR specialist, you will be employed by STAR and work on the most important projects of today and tomorrow. While you focus all your attention on your current assignment, your personal STAR consultant will be working on your next step. As a specialist working through STAR, we keep helping you further develop your career.

03 // Education and development

Standing still in this fast-changing market is not an option. That's why you can combine this position at STAR with courses to further your specialist knowledge and skills. It's the best of all worlds: work, learn and be part of a challenging project all at the same time. Whether you need a springboard to launch your career or simply want to update your expertise, the training programmes offered by our STAR Academy ensure that your qualifications are always in line with your ambitions.

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