Ocado Group is hiring an

Engineering Project Manager

Melbourne, Australia

Ocado has built and operates a series of large, automated Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs) to satisfy increasing demand from customers for a high-quality and reliable delivery service for online grocery orders. Ocado has signed deals with a number of international Grocers to provide them with the Ocado Smart Platform to manage their automated CFCs and supporting head office software to provide a leading online grocery business.

As a result of our growth, a Construction and Installation team has been established to support our business and develop the capabilities needed to build and install the Ocado Smart Platform for ourselves and clients across the world. As Ocado transforms there is a growing need to support multiple complex projects across new styles and sizes of CFCs. 

We are looking for an Engineering Project Manager in Australia who will lead the Material Handling Equipment (MHE) delivery of our proprietary technology to  Customer Fulfillment Centres for our partnership with Coles.

 What will you be doing?

  • Work with the business team to formulate the capital installation budget of MHE hardware (£10M to £30M).
  • Skilled in tendering and negotiating £7M+ contracts incorporating high labour content, technical difficulty against a challenging budget target
  • Understanding of national/local legislation for construction/engineering compliance. Ability to negotiate with local authority to get sign off or convert UK spec machine to nationally compliant machine
  • Competent to plan, design and manage construction sites in country and be responsible for all Ocado construction safety in country
  • Leadership & management of a group of 5+ Professional Engineering Managers, 20 suppliers and a site presence up to 200 people on site for 14 months on a construction site anywhere in the world and will be the most senior engineer on site.
  • Plan and schedule with multiple stakeholders and their dependencies. Recut plans given last minute road blocks and still make go live dates. Ability to track or shadow clients plan and anticipate issues
  • Develop a build plan for all phases of the project concentrating on build-ability and access for all phases of the project
  • Responsible for MHE risk identification, mitigation and documentation. This requires anticipating engineering challenges and the need to manage and consult mitigations/issues (eg Prototypes, Engineering compliance etc.)
  • Ability to install, commission and fault find complex Mech Handling Equip against challenging budgets, whilst delivering machines that operate correctly first time

About you...

  • Engineering Graduate calibre ideally Chartered status or equivalent proven competence
  • Construction Site Management for 200 people 
  • Microsoft Project or Primavera 6 Planning Tool applied to complex multimillion/discipline pound projects
  • Knowledge of Controls and Automation (Design, Install, Commission)


 About Ocado Group...

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re a FTSE 100 business developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry means also transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the brightest talents to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.


Our values: we’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better…