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Utilities & Energy Lead Engineer

  • Posted: 22 Oct 2021
  • Operations
  • Haps
  • Netherlands

About the job

Utilities & Energy Lead Engineer (location: Haps - fulltime) 

About the Job

As Utilities & Energy Lead Engineer you will lead and/or supervise utility related projects from concept phase through commissioning until handover to Maintenance and other user(s). You will be reporting directly to the Projects Engineering Manager and you will actively liaise and align with internal and external stakeholders.

The role request coverage of a broad scope of Utilities in the following areas:

  • Compressed Air
  • Ammonia refrigeration
  • Chilled Water
  • HVAC
  • Waste Water Treatment
  • Water
  • Gas
  • Sewer
  • Electricity

Key Accountabilities:

  • Project safety, quality, time to market & cost control
  • Leads and develops engineers to direct efforts, assess capacities and making sure continuity is safeguarded
  • Identifies needs for utilities, based upon requirements and developments
  • Aligns with stakeholders at different levels through communication & reporting, facilitating priority setting and decision making
  • Evaluates different options in consultation with experts, in and outside while recommending strategy
  • Ensures project resourcing, transversality and building a community of practice  while securing knowledge
  • Leads major projects and/or supervises multiple projects
  • Leads Masterplan development in area of responsibility
  • Leads technological developments and innovations to increase industrial efficiency and quality of products
  • Leads to the development of the global technology suppliers together with Central SSD Capex

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assure the right needs description and project definition and transform these into technical proposals
  • (Writes) Reviews specifications, assesses supplier proposals and make recommendations for enhancements and investments
  • Will participate in requisition and management of capital authorization requests and is accountable for project spending
  • Contributes to Nutricia (Danone) Standards development and implementation
  • Is aware and protects Nutricia (Danone) specific technical know-how
  • Ensures technological watch of the market in competence field
  • Supports CO2 footprint reduction program
  • Support and training of the (future) plant staff for the technical matters
  • Coordinates development and maintenance of accurate documentation of Systems and distribution Network

About you

About You

You obtained minimal a Bachelor in Electrical, Electromechanical, Energies Engineering or similar educational background. In addition, you have >5 years of experience in managing utilities projects in a production environment.


  • Good communication and reporting skills in Dutch and English
  • Structured  way of working with a getting, right things done mentality
  • Able to communicate with every level of the organization
  • Team player, pro-active/ initiative, out of the box thinking.
  • Pro-active  attitude
  • Have excellent people skills

Skills, knowledge:

  • Onsite (in the field) supplier management
  • Knows and uses the applications for project management, budget investment and monitoring (MS project, Excel)
  • Prepares the schedule for projects, determines the specifications and dimensions the installations
  • Analyses the supplier bids and proposes the choice of the supplier in collaboration with local procurement department
  • Managing commissioning and start-up (FAT, SAT and Final acceptance). Are a team player who can work autonomously as well


  • Preferably relevant work experience within a (international) production environment;
  • Experience in project management preferable in Food Industry with Liquid & Powder Processing with experience in validation and hygienic equipment design
  • Experience with state of the art sustainable utility and energy systems

It would be great if you

  • Have relevant experience in the food, FMCG or pharmaceutical industry is an important nice-to-have, but not a must to be successful in this role.
  • Have experience managing construction in a Food Industry production environment.
  • Know your way around AutoCAD
  • Speak Dutch or would be willing to learn (Fluent in English is than a must)



About us

About us

Dedicated to bringing health through food to as many people as possible, Danone is a leading global food & beverage company building on health-focused and fast-growing categories in three businesses: Essential Dairy & Plant-Based Products, Waters and Specialized Nutrition. Danone aims to inspire healthier and more sustainable eating and drinking practices, in line with its ‘One Planet. One Health’ vision which reflects a strong belief that the health of people and that of the planet are interconnected.

In the Benelux, Danone Specialized Nutrition business operates under the Nutricia brand.

Since 1896, Nutricia has pioneered nutritional solutions that help people live longer, more joyful and healthier lives. Building on more than a century of research and innovation, Nutricia has harnessed the power of life-changing and life-saving nutrition to create a leading specialized nutrition portfolio that can change a health trajectory for life. With its nutritional solutions, Nutricia supports healthy growth and development during the first 1000 days and helps to address some of the world’s biggest health challenges; pre-term birth, faltering growth, food allergy, rare metabolic diseases, age-related conditions and chronic disease, such as frailty, cancer, stroke and early Alzheimer’s disease.

What's in it for you?

Our core values - Humanism, Openness, Proximity and Enthusiasm embody the way we aspire to behave in everything we do. If you are an energetic person who believes in these principles, then Danone is the right company for you! Join our dynamic team and help us make our vision a reality by playing a key role in the performance of Danone and all its brands. competitive salary package makes it all even more interesting. But more importantly – we offer a wide range of opportunities to launch your career within Manufacturing and beyond!

What’s next?
Hit the “apply now” button. You have until the closing date November 15th 2021 to apply. To comply with GDPR regulations, we cannot process your personal data without given consent. Therefore, we strongly recommend applying directly via our careers website.


Need more information? Please contact Jitske van de Worp , Senior Talent Manager a.i. , via jitske.van-de-worp@external.danone.com. 

Application procedure

  • Resume and Cover letter

  • Interview #1

  • Interview #2

  • Welcome