Project Engineer


Eddystone, PA, US, 19022

At Barry Callebaut, we are on a journey to transform the cocoa and chocolate industry. As the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality chocolate and cocoa products, our actions truly shape the future of our industry. We are a business-to-business company, serving the entire food sector, from the cocoa bean to the finest chocolate product. We are a company with a purpose, we believe in doing well by doing good and reinvesting in the communities we operate. We have a long-standing commitment to sustainability and our goal is to shape a sustainable cocoa and chocolate future. We are headquartered in Zurich, and have more than 11,000 passionate Employees working in more than 35 countries worldwide. We are very proud of who we are and what we do. And of course, we are always looking for talented people to help us have a positive impact on our industry and beyond!

Provides coordination and management for supporting process and packaging engineering design, implementation/commissioning services and maintenance support of manufacturing processes and equipment.  Engineering services may include equipment specification, process design, and process development/improvement.    Analyzes process requirements and evaluates equipment and systems to ensure deliverables meet or exceed process and packaging specifications and manufacturing requirements.  Participates in the evaluation of new technologies that optimize performance, are cost effective, and will improve product quality and manufacturing techniques.  Expected to successfully execute projects or areas of larger programs.  Provides significant contributions on project teams, leads multi-functional teams of internal employees, directs and manages contractors and other outside engineering and 3rd party service providers. Develop equipment and service specifications, generate Request for Proposal, evaluate and select both equipment and service vendors.


Essential Functions:


General Engineering:

  • Liaising with other process, corporate engineers, and plant engineers working on associated plants and projects;
  • Working closely with other specialists, including: personnel responsible for the quality control of raw materials, intermediates and finished products; engineers responsible for plant maintenance; commercial colleagues on product specifications and production schedules; and the operating crew;
  • Preparing reports, flow diagrams and charts;


Engineering Design:

  • Designing, installing and commissioning new production units, monitoring development (i.e., modifications and upgrades) and troubleshooting existing processes;
  • Applying the principles of mass, momentum and heat transfer to process and equipment design;
  • Support process and packaging factory line trials and R&D activities and commercialization efforts;
  • Using AutoCAD and other software tools to review and design line layouts, line modifications and concept drawings;
  • Improving the efficiency, output and safety of a plant, identify cost savings opportunities;
  • Related to assigned projects, ensuring the process works at the optimum level, to the right rate and quality of output, in order to meet supply needs;
  • Ensuring that all aspects of an operation or process meet specified requirements;
  • Works within all regulatory requirements
  • Providing engineering tasks, including training and documentation as required to ensure a project is executed and deliverables are achieved.


Project Management:

Identify Project Stakeholders

Gather and document project requirements

Accountable to secure project funding

Lead the procurement process

Contractor management

Manage project scope, cost and schedule

Lead Project Core Team meetings

Stakeholder Communications, including regular project status reports

Accountable to project safety, quality and environmental compliance



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering (Mechanical or Chemical) with at least 5-10 years relevant design and project management experience.
  • Intermediate level skills with Microsoft Office and Project software and Windows Operating System, AutoCAD and similar design software.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision, and oversee the work of contractors and 3rd party engineering providers.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload to meet deadlines.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of the organization.



If you want to learn more about Barry Callebaut, please find further information here.

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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