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Project Engineer

Date: 23-Sep-2022

Location: Kilkenny, KK, IE

Company: Glanbia








Project Engineer

This role is located in Kilkenny


About Tirlán

Tirlán, formerly known as Glanbia Ireland, is a world-class food and nutrition co-operative, with a diverse portfolio of quality ingredients, leading consumer and agri brands.

The farmer-owned co-operative has a first-class track record of success in the global market. Rooted in a rich heritage of family farming and embedded in its communities, Tirlán has evolved to bring the passion of its farmers and their high-quality milk and grains to the international marketplace. Using modern-day technology and applying the best processes to its milk pool of three billion litres and its premium grains portfolio, Tirlán now exports to more than 80 countries.  Its award-winning brands are household names in Ireland, and include Ireland’s number one consumer dairy brand, Avonmore.


The organisation draws on a wealth of experience to deliver exceptional products and tailored nutritional solutions including Kilmeaden, Wexford, Truly Grass Fed, Solmiko, CheddMax and GAIN. Tirlán has a strong market presence in the UK, France, Germany, UAE, the US, North Africa, Japan and China.


A talented team of over 2,100 people manage Tirlán’s network of 11 production facilities and 52 agri retail outlets serving its communities with annual revenues of over €3 billion expected in 2022. Tirlán’s state-of-the-art headquarters in Kilkenny city and innovation centre in Ballyragget promote innovation, creativity and collaboration. Tirlán is committed to sustainability throughout the organisation through its comprehensive Living Proof programme, and the Science-Based Targets initiative (SBTi) contained within it. For more information visit


Reporting to the Senior Projects Engineer, the primary responsibilities of this role will be:


  • Management of process & utility projects, working closely with a cross functional team of Production, Maintenance, Supply Chain and Quality departments to implement the required changes to enhance, stabilise and improve processes. Projects are both executed in-house and by external contractors.
  • Develop scope and system performance targets for tendering to external contractors
  • Review tender submissions and design proposals from external contractors
  • Monitor project expenses in line with the approved project budget.
  • Design small scale process changes and implement same
  • Provide expert technical support to the site production, maintenance and utility teams.
  • Ensure smooth transfer of project knowledge from engineering to production, including ramp up plans for new process, transfers or product introductions.
  • Assist the process automation team in developing FDS user requirements.
  • Ensure all activities, equipment and facilities comply with GMP, Health, Safety and environmental policies.

The candidate will ideally possess the following;

  • 3rd level qualification in Chemical, Mechanical or Process Engineering.
  • 5+ years experience in project management within a large scale manufacturing environment, preferably in the Dairy, Food, Beverage or Healthcare industries.
  • Successful track record of project delivery
  • Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
  • Excellent communication – verbal & written


Commitment to Diversity & Inclusion
Tirlán embraces diversity, equal opportunity and inclusion. We are committed to building diverse teams where different perspectives drive innovation and growth. We strive to create an inclusive workplace where people can bring their true self to work and achieve their full potential.


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At Tirlán, we celebrate diversity, because we know that our individual strengths make us stronger together. We welcome and encourage interest from a wide variety of candidates, and we will give your application consideration, without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, or disability status. 

At Tirlán our culture will celebrate individuality, knowing that together we are more.

Tirlán owns leading consumer and agri brands such as Avonmore, Kilmeaden Cheese, Millac, Solmiko, Truly Grass Fed, Premier Milk, Wexford, and GAIN Animal Nutrition. 

Tirlán is a Values Based Organisation -