Specialist, Engineering Electrical & Automation ( Belgium/Serbia)


Lebbeke-Wieze, VOV, BE, 9280

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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 12,000 passionate Employees working in more than 40 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!

About the role

You will be part of the regional engineering team, based in Wieze (Belgium) or Novi Sad ( Serbia), which is responsible to realize the electricity, automation and cyber security part of major strategic investment projects for the Barry Callebaut EMEA region.

Key responsibilities include

  • Together with and based on the input of internal customer and end-users, you analyse the project and work out the proposals in order to arrive to a concrete definition and budget of the project. You are managing the E&A scope from A to Z, supporting the general project manager. The projects in scope are both capacity investments and energy projects.
  • Depending on the size of the project, you perform the basic engineering yourself or coordinate with external Engineering partners. This includes:
    • The low voltage power distribution, instrumentation and automation scope of engineering projects incl. OT network design and safety functions.
    • E&A for all building utilities: lighting, power supplies and fire protection systems,
    • The establishment of tender documents, technical alignment and support for the procurement department of Barry Callebaut.

The range of tasks will vary depending on your profile.

  • You follow up the selected contractors during detailed engineering in order to have the project in line with scope, budget and timing and complying with the international and Barry Callebaut standards.
  • You lead a team of subcontractors during installation and commissioning works, including cabling cableway design, I/O-testing, functional testing and start-up.
  • You organize the project team and coordinate the work of internal and external stakeholders.


About you

  • Holding a master degree in engineering, preferably in the field of electro-technics, electro-mechanics or energy and have a thorough knowledge of industrial electricity or you’ve gained the needed skills through previous work experiences.
  • Fluent in English.
  • French or Dutch nice to have
  • Flexible to travel during project assignments, projects are executed in EMEA factories. (20% of time)
  • Role can be based in Wieze or other EMEA location (flexible).
  • Home work is allowed.

At Barry Callebaut, we are committed to Diversity & Inclusion. United by our strong values, we thrive on the diversity of who we are, where we come from, what we’ve experienced and how we think. We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where people can truly be themselves, grow to their full potential and feel they belong. #oneBC - Diverse People, Sustainable Growth.

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

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