Hiring Organization: UAC

UAC Foods Limited (UFL) is a joint venture business between UACN PLC and Tiger Brands of South Africa operating in the food sector of the economy is a leading producer of snacks, beverages and ice cream. Our brands include Gala Sausage Roll, Funtime Coconut Chips, Groundnut chips and Cupcake, SWAN Natural Spring Water and Supreme Ice Cream.

As a result of ongoing expansion, we are looking to hire a Lead Project & Engineering Manager

Job Summary

Responsible for manning all the interrelated activities, interests and resources required to successfully execute any project (Greenfield project inclusive) within time, budget, quality and safety constraints in a FMCG company. Develop and implement overall asset care strategy to deliver production efficiencies across all 3 plants in UFL and Head Office to meet sales demand in a cost-effective way without compromising on quality and Health & Safety whilst building a highly skilled Technical crew to ensure equipment reliability and sustainability.

You will be accountable for:


Project Scenario and Conceptualisation
Basic Project Engineering from Budget cost/ Activity/ Risk management Planning to Preparation of Process & Instrumentation (P & ID), Plan Layout,3D Piping diagrams to Project Data Book to Enginerring design to Operational and Financil Justifications to Necessary Implementation.
Detail Engineering- Layout, Workflow, Detailed cost planning, BOQ, Activity Planning, Procurement, Change control , Organization & Maintenance Planning
Resource Mobilisation/ Allocation of Manpower, tools, equipment
Timely Installation/ Commissioning of Projects
Stakeholder management (Project sponsor, principal, internal customers, suppliers, equipment/ component manufacturers, engineers & specialists) on timely and quality delivery of projects
Risk and safety management
Management of complexity for multiple projects
Reporting- expenditure monitoring, cost comparison analysis, assets categorisation

2. Engineering

Responsible for quantity, quality and cost of engineering maintenance in Ojota, Oregun and Jos plants. Ensure availability of plants/machinery for productive use at all times
Organize and execute planned preventive maintenance of plant and machinery using the most efficient and cost effective methodology
Evaluate and analyse breakdown deployments and hold PM meetings to discuss problems, their causes and parts required for effective maintenance
Be the custodian of maintenance policy of the plants and give general direction to the maintenance philosophy functioning as Maintenance leader of all plants.
Accountable for spare parts management to ensure optimum stock value, stock ratio, and turnover ratio and spares accuracy.
Ensure uninterrupted Utility Services – water, electricity for all operations in the plants
Maintain the cooling plant and ensure availability of cooling medium at the required temperature and flow for cooling various cooling operations
Accountable for the plants total repair and maintenance budget and utilities generation and distribution budget. Responsible for the National Engineering department budget.
Responsible for quantity and quality approvals of all purchase orders in SAP to ensure alignment with departmental budget and debit codes.
Responsible for maintenance aspect of the ETP
Liaise with group in design, selection of equipment, FAT, execution, commissioning and SAT (Site-Acceptance-Test) on all new projects and major modification.
Make justifications for fund application, Execute all CAPEX and REM and Monitor and control budget


The ideal candidate will possess:

B.Sc./B. Eng. Engineering.
Minimum of 15 years management experience; 10 years should be in Project / Engineering management in FMCG companies.
Great Project Management skills
Exceptional at Creativity, applied learning, numerical ability and critical thinking and problem solving skills
Excellent organisational and time management skills
Integrity, flexibility, self control, customer and management empathy
Any internationally recognised Project Management Certification
Membership of NSE, COREN is an added advantage

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: [email protected] using the position as subject of email.

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