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Capital Engineering Manager
Port Melbourne and Queensland (Peanut Company Australia)

Bega Cheese Group is home to many trusted and wholesome food brands enjoyed in Australia and around the world. Our growth story of becoming a successful ASX listed company with a turnover in excess of $1.5 billion, and over 2000 employees is made possible by our values and outward looking perspective. If you believe in building a Great Australian Food Company, you are curious and creative, and invested in the success and growth of others as much as your own, then you might be the one we are looking for!


With a strong regional focus and dedication to community, we are proud of our heritage which continues to build outstanding opportunities for people to develop and thrive.

The opportunity/team

We are currently seeking a Capital Engineering Manager for our Port Melbourne & Queensland sites to join our engineering leadership team. The role will focus on developing the sites’ 5-year capital plan and execute the annual capital program for our Port Melbourne and sites in Queensland (Peanut Company of Australia). The role will support and develop the local team based in Port Melbourne.


Reporting into the Group Engineering Manager, the Capital Engineering Manager will oversee the development and preparation of capital projects including budget, scope, schedule and equipment recommendations, ensure successful execution of capital projects and business investments and monitor trends in performance and implement improvements. The Capital Engineering Manager will partner with the Bega Foods business units for capital development which encompasses the production facilities at Port Melbourne and Queensland. These sites are the homes of brands including Vegemite, Bega Peanut Butter, Zoosh and Picky Picky Peanuts.  


The successful incumbent will be based at our Port Melbourne offices; however, travel will be required in this role to Queensland (Kingaroy and Tolga sites).

To be successful in this role

We look for potential, not only performance. To be successful you will be open about your strengths and weaknesses and prepared to challenge yourself. We value diversity of thinking, experiences and perspectives and listening. Bega people support each other to achieve together.


Additionally, you will have:             

  • Strong experience in Operations/Reliability and project management
  • Demonstrable leadership experience in FMCG capital programs
  • A tertiary degree in an engineering discipline
  • Strong commercial and financial acumen
  • Strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management

Bega provides a competitive salary with bonus on performance, certified training opportunities and a supportive team environment.


We want to learn about you.  Apply with a cover letter and resume describing how you might apply your strengths and experience to this role.


Applications close 18 August 2019.


We will accept applications from all people with the right to live and work in Australia.


Recruiters, we appreciate your interest, but we've got this one covered, thanks!

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