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Electrical Engineering Lead

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Date: 08-Jan-2023

Location: Amsterdam, NL


Electrical Engineering Lead



As an Electrical Engineering professional, you contribute to HEINEKEN’s Capex investment projects across the world. In our projects you are working in cross-functional project teams consisting of brewing, packaging, utilities, civil engineers and project managers. The Global Lead Electrical Engineering is ensuring a safe, secure and integrated design. And he/she is essential in a successful project execution by contributing during construction, start-up and operation of new, revamped and extended equipment in our breweries.


Your responsibilities:

As Global lead Electrical Engineer you will:

  • Execute site surveys and contribute to Masterplans for breweries;
  • Discuss scope and challenge investments with brewery management and project managers;
  • Participate in project engineering processes and work according HEINEKEN’s Capex Excellence principles;
  • Prepare project plans, inquiry and order specifications;
  • Guide, monitor and check suppliers and monitor schedules and budgets;
  • Operate in multi-disciplinary teams: project teams, end users and suppliers;
  • Contribute to internal projects for standardization, innovation, gate-keeping and quality assurance;
  • Support and advice breweries with strategic decisions in respect to power generation and distribution technology;


Important stakeholders within this position:

  • In project teams with engineers in other disciplines and project managers in order to design and execute projects according the capex excellence guidelines;
  • With brewery operators, engineers and managers to align and discuss on project requirements;
  • With the OpCo Supply Chain Managers and other important stakeholders;
  • With other E leads, OT leads and Digital leads to drive developments in Heineken and improve standards and specifications for P&E;
  • With suppliers and OEM’s on project requirements, specifications and market developments.



Important skills and competencies:

  • Strong communication skills - both oral and written
  • Languages: Fluent English (verbal, written) required. Other languages will be considered as an advantage
  • Team player, customer-centric attitude, you work and collaborate well with business teams & teams in the field
  • Effective communicator, able to manage multiple stakeholders and skilled in finding common ground
  • Ability to connect between production and business systems;
  • Affinity with operations and manufacturing;
  • Results- and detail-oriented, highly organized
  • Agile mindset, able and willing to constantly adapt to changing realities
  • A specialist and a team player;


In order to be successful in this position we expect you to have:

  • 4-8 years relevant working experience;
  • Proven track record of Electrical design and implementation in food & beverage industry;
  • Understanding of the configuration of a brewery;
  • Knowledge of Power generation and distribution (MV/LV);
  • Knowledge of renewable energy generation (solar, wind, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Diesel generator sets and Power quality solutions;
  • Understanding of operational aspects of electrical installations (e.g. maintenance);
  • Understanding of operations controlled by PLC-SCADA and bus systems
  • Understanding of digital developments in manufacturing industry (Data collection and analysis, reporting, IoT, AI, PCD cybersecurity);
  • Knowledge of electrical legislation, norms and regulations;


We offer you

A work environment where your personality, knowledge and competences are the key to success

  • Gross annual salary between € 60.000 and € 100.000 (based on fulltime employment)
  • Learning & Development training courses in line with your position and ambition
  • Laptop & cell phone
  • 20 vacation days and flexible budget to buy extra
  • Compensation for travel expenses
  • Pension plan where HEINEKEN covers 2/3 of the costs



Every day we work with pride on our great products that you've certainly had in your hand at a party, during a work meeting or at home with friends. HEINEKEN is much more than just beer. Did you know that brands like Cristal Clear, Royal Club, Heineken 0.0, Amstel Radler and Birra Moretti are also part of HEINEKEN? We actively work to create a pleasant work environment where everyone feels respected and has equal opportunities. Your personality, knowledge and competencies are the success of our organization. 


Embracing and celebrating diversity is core to HEINEKEN’s purpose of “brewing the joy of true togetherness to inspire a better world”. We believe that people as diverse as our brews – including and not limited to gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, religious belief, nationality, social background, disability and thinking style – enrich our lives and strengthen our business. We welcome and consider applications from all qualified candidates as we champion a culture of belonging that provides fair and equal opportunities for all.


HEINEKEN Global Supply Chain

HEINEKEN Global Supply Chain is a special operating company within the global HEINEKEN group. We support all Heineken breweries worldwide in the broadest sense of the word.


How to proceed?

Are you interested? Please apply via the green application button. If you would like to learn more about the position of Electrical Engineering Lead or have any questions, please feel free to contact Freek Feiner via


Selection process:

  1. Apply with CV and cover letter.
  2. Introductory meeting (Recruiter/Business)
  3. Follow-up interview (HR/Business)
  4. A day at the office or an assessment; varies by job group
  5. Job Offer
  6. CHEERS, welcome to HEINEKEN!

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