Utility & Premises Engineer

Unilever Sri Lanka
20 days ago
0 Applied
Expires on: Jul 18 2024

Ref.No 00005610


If you are passionate to work in the frontline Supply Chain factory team of Unilever Sri Lanka while being responsible to all activities in premises maintenance for all operations of the central & manufacturing utilities, then this role is just for you!

You will report to the Head of Engineering.



  • Implementation of autonomous maintenance and planned maintenance activities for central utility plants (Boiler, Air Compressor, Ammonia refrigeration, Chilled plant, Water Treatment Plant, Effluent Treatment plant, Fire Hydrant distribution system, etc.) and plant utilities (Cooling towers, Vacuum system, chilled water, effluent transfer operation, etc.). And periodic monitoring / review programs for health check of the implemented operations,
  • To achieve " zero production stoppages" due to machine breakdowns
  • To optimize repair & maintenance expenditure
  • To increase machine reliability
  • To increase knowledge of technicians and plant operators
  • Implementation of safety standards through implementation of process, equipment and behavioural safety protocols for the utility plants in line with Unilever guidelines and local legislations for full compliance leading to safer working place. Educate the entire Unity operator and technical team through continuous engagement for better understanding and knowledge improvement leading to behavioural culture change.
  • Responsible for skill gap analysis of Utility engineering operators and technicians, conducting training programs for upgrading knowledge / skills on utility management and plant safety aspects as per the department training execution plan.
  • Implementation for new projects (refurbishment, modifications, new installations) in the Utility department without any SHE and quality incident within agreed budget and agreed time plan. 
  • Responsible to keep records for testing of critical safety devices in the Utility plants, periodic testing and calibration, corrective actions for identified gaps to ensure full compliance for safer working environment.
  • Ensure to follow Unilever mandatory policies such as Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, Travel safety, Code of business principles
  • Ensure to manage contracted services (plant operations and maintenance work) of Utility plants in line with Unilever contract management guidelines and local legislations.


  • Responsible for building maintenance activities and infrastructure facility maintenance activities (road network, storm water drains, water & sewerage distribution system, etc.).
  • Responsible for preparation of maintenance estimates, checking and approval for contractor offers and related engineering payments of building and infrastructure maintenance projects in line with Unilever buying procedure. Ensure to process all payments of Premises department are made in line with Unilever guidelines.
  • Annul budget forecasting for capital expenditure projects and routing maintenance activities. This includes new investments, investments for refurbishment & routing maintenance of buildings and infrastructure facilities in Horana site.
  • Responsible for safety of Premises Maintenance departments. Design, maintenance and operation of buildings and infrastructure facilities for ensuring safety, health and environmental aspects in line with Unilever SHE guidelines and local government legislations. Ensure that Plant Engineers, Subordinates and Engineering contractors are adequately trained in health, Safety and the environment according to Unilever standards, and that all engineering work carried out by them is fully compliant with these standards.
  • Responsible for skill gap analysis and driving training programs for upgrading engineering knowledge / skills of factory engineering team in consultation with HR Business partner-SC and Chief Engineer.
  • Ensure to follow Unilever mandatory policies such as Safety, Health, Environment, Quality, Travel safety, Code of business principles.
  • Ensure to manage contractual services (plant operations and maintenance activities) of the Engineering department in line with Unilever contract management guidelines and local legislations.
  • Ensure to implement smooth maintenance operations in all remote sites through implementation of systems and operational strategies working with maintenance team working in remote sites. Development of members of the remote sites in line with Unilever maintenance, SHE and Quality guidelines.
  • Responsible for management of Engineering as built drawings of the site, ensuring keeping updated records, necessary revisions, guiding plant engineers for updating of existing drawings. Management of drawing office for record keeping.


Experiences & Qualifications

Candidate should:

  • Be a graduate in Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Chemical & Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering possessing comprehensive understanding on manufacturing and Industrial Utilities( Boilers, Fire systems, Water and waste water treatment, Chillers, Air compresors etc).
  • Have up to 3-5 years of experience in supply chain background (Maintenance & Utilities), prior experience in FMCG manufacturing will be an added advantage.
  • Be a strong assertive leader with the ability to collaborate with multiple internal & external stakeholders.
  • Possess good analytical thinking & problem-solving skills.
Problem solving
Change Management
Stakeholder Management
Maintenance & Utilities
Manufacturing Technology
Technical Design Principles
Industry Sector