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29 SEPT 2011
SARABURI, THAILAND Reference : V1077
180K - 220K



GENERAL MANAGER – (Engineering) required for a client of ours in Saraburi, Thailand.  The company is a large, fully integrated poultry processing business with locations in Saraburi, and Koraj, Thailand, and a sales office in Tokyo, Japan

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • To manage engineering work of company assets and ensure full compliance to all applicable laws and procedures while meeting or exceeding facility and corporate objectives is high priority.

  • To provide leadership, technical knowledge and engineering experience toward achieving optimum plant reliability performance, maintenance costs, maintenance efficiencies, and engaged, high performing employees.

  • To provide a conducive environment for change and innovation.

  • To be pro-active in matters that involves future reliability.

  • To provide the leadership in the area of energy related management system and energy efficiency and reduction techniques.

  • To review and manage the plant’s environmental aspect wholly.

  • To be the plant representative/center for environmental health and safety to work with other departments of Cargill Meats Thailand and government or other officials so as to meet the legal requirement.

  • To be the leader of maintenance and reliability systems and standards best practices.

  • Senior project manager in providing project management leadership, skill and knowledge to all locations in Saraburi plant.


  • Engineering Construction and Installation Standards Development

  • Develop construction and installation standards for Saraburi Plant for new projects and replacement of assets.

  • Ensure facility designs meet the stringent requirements for the production of food safe products and safe facilities.  Develop material and finishes specifications, general construction standards that can be used for all construction work within Saraburi Plant.

Process Development

  • Work with Processing Director and development on new processes

  • Develop alternative equipment solutions and work with suppliers on new innovations relating to processes

  • Utilize extensive experience and contacts within the poultry industry to identify alternative solutions, external expertise and evaluate options to find the optimum solution

Senior Project Manager

  • Provide engineering leadership for major capital investment projects.

  • Provide project management skills for major projects including: -

  • Develop conceptual design packages with the location project management team.

  • Identify suitable engineering design consultants in capable of carrying out detailed engineering designs

  • Manage and direct ongoing development of engineering designs with consultants.

  • Carry out design reviews including cost modeling.

  • Coordinate with equipment suppliers on layouts service and installation requirements.

  • Develop detailed project budgets, timelines and safety plans.

  • Responsible for the development of commitment requests for capital allocations

  • Provide project management services for the execution phase of the project including:

  •       Contractor selection and Contract administration

  •       Liaise between the production user teams and contractor site management teams.

  •       Coordinate equipment purchases and contracts and development of performance warrantees.

  •       Coordinate equipment installation with contractor site management.

  •       Manage construction standards, safety and quality

  •       Active support for the production and process group

  •       Close off documentations and contract

  • Primary output is delivering a project scope to the required standards, performance, quality, cost time and safety.

  • Provide support and advice on engineering and engineering issues in Saraburi Plant

  • Review engineering designs and specifications for Saraburi Plant.

  • Provide cost estimates for any expenditure required o bring these facilities up to Cargill required standards.

  • Provide ongoing project engineering support should projects be approved

General Capital Management

  • Provide general capital management for the BU including managing the status of the cap ex budget

  • Advice management and BU leadership as to current capital expenditure and projected expenditure compared to budget

  • Review and compile spending plans by currency of purchase so BU finance management can make decisions on capital funds hedging

  • Review proposed projects in terms of specifications, safety implications and costs and advising of alternatives.

  • Directly manage projects as required to ensure correct execution

  • Ensure that capital for all locations is managed in the most effective manner

  • Provide BU senior management with continuous forecasts and spending updates throughout the year in order that capex may be used in the most cost effective manner

Talent and Succession

  • Support talent and succession plan by select, retain and develop talent in Cargil

  • Ensure high staff competency and develop staff skill by using variety of tool for example training, consulting, coaching etc.

  • Jointly develop goals/target/KRA and build engage environment and feedback staff for positive improvement


  • Active in collaboration and communication regarding Engineering, Environment, Energy to stakeholders including CAP platform, across BUs, across departments in variety matters for example, Reliability Excellence Process Improvement (REPI), Plant Reliability, Global Prefer Supplier, etc.

  • Act as proactive supporter in the company quality and social activity implementations/standards such as ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, Food Safety, energy management, EHS, etc.

Maintenance and Reliability 

  • Lead the team of engineering managers within Saraburi Plant to develop the maintenance systems and standards

  • Initiative improvement of all production machines, utilities & facilities including process within all plants in Saraburi base on RCM.

  • Ensure the operations are maintained in a safe cost effective and efficient manner consistent with industry best practice.

  • Drive change and implements new practices within Saraburi Plant.

Environmental Aspect

  • Lead the environmental programs for full compliance to applicable laws, customer requirements, corporate standards, the Company direction including, but not limited to, solid waste (both non-hazardous and hazardous), air, and wastewater.

  • Responsible for all environmental aspects which is a part of Enriched Community in four Performance Measurement of Cargill

  • Initiative in environmental innovation

  • Identify waste reduction opportun