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Project Engineer

Toronto, ON


POSITION: Project Engineer  

REPORTS TO: Director of Engineering/Maintenance and Sustainability 

LOCATION: Ontario 

 Bimbo Canada (formerly Canada Bread Company, Limited) is a leading producer and distributor of packaged fresh bread and bakery products with brands such as Dempster’s®, Villaggio®, POM®, Bon Matin®, Ben’s®, Healthy Way® and McGavins®. Dempster’s is the national brand leader and a market leader in the health and well-being segment of bread products in Canada. The growth strategy is to focus on market leadership in all commercial bread categories. The company operates 19 bakeries and employs approximately 4,550 associates across Canada.  It seeks to create value by leading innovation in products and service delivery in the bakery industry, enhancing distribution services and processes, and continuing to grow premium white and whole grain breads, tortillas, bagels, rye, buns and rolls. 
As an independent business unit of Grupo Bimbo, Bimbo Canada seeks to grow value-added bakery segments by focusing on health and well-being, and penetrating new bakery segments and channels of distribution. The business will continue to grow market leadership and margins by investing in the premium whole grain product category, and by delivering continued product innovation in other bakery and snack categories. 
Bimbo Canada serves major grocery chains, retail outlets and foodservice operations across Canada. The company distributes branded products in the discount, mainstream and super-premium segments, and is the leading producer in most major bakery categories. It also produces private label products for grocery and foodservice outlet. 



Responsible for identifying and implementing engineering solutions to meet the financial and quality objectives of the Company including capital project management and process improvement initiatives. 






  • Develops, coordinates, and exercises functional authority for planning, organization, control, and execution of engineering projects within area of assigned responsibility. 

  • Ensures the application of all legislative requirements and the appropriate company policies in all areas of capital project execution and technical service. 

  • Maintain an awareness of the technical developments in the project execution and construction practices in the food industry. 

  • Participate in the development of best standard practices in capital project execution. 

  • Develop knowledge in Lean Manufacturing and apply Lean principles and methodologies to the execution of their duties. 

  • Provide input to energy reduction initiatives, environmental services and the capital investments to address issues or opportunities. 


Facility Operations 

  • Work with Plant/Facility Managers, Process Owners and Reliability Teams to identify, organize and plan capital projects. 

  • Recommends and implements improvements to production processes, methods, and controls to enhance financial and quality performance. 

  • Ensures that physical condition of facilities meet internal standards and Building Code compliance. 



  • Works with Plant/Facility Managers in the preparation of capital and maintenance budgets. 


Safety/ Environmental 

  • Supports Plant and Corporate staff in developing engineering solutions to EH & S non-compliances. 



To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 


  • Analytical - Synthesizes complex or diverse information; Collects and researches data; Uses intuition and experience to complement data; Designs work flows and procedures; Investigates root cause. 


  • Design - Generates creative solutions and alternatives; Translates concepts and information into images; Uses feedback to modify designs; Applies design principles; Demonstrates attention to detail; Effective use of resource and research information for exploring options. 


  • Problem Solving - Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. 


  • Project Management - Develops project plans; Coordinates projects; Communicates changes and progress; Completes projects on time and budget; Manages project team activities. 


  • Technical Skills - Pursues training and development opportunities; Strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; Shares expertise with others. 


  • Oral Communication - Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; Listens and gets clarification; Responds well to questions; Demonstrates group presentation skills; Participates in meetings; Explain technical issues in layman's terms. 


  • Teamwork - Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed; Listen with empathy 


  • Leadership - Exhibits confidence in self and others; Inspires and motivates others to perform well; Be a positive role model. 


  • Business Acumen - Understands business and financial implications of decisions; Displays orientation to profitability; Demonstrates knowledge of financial analysis techniques in performing cost-benefit analysis, which aligns work with strategic goals. 


  • Judgment - Displays willingness to make decisions; Exhibits sound and accurate judgment; Supports and explains reasoning for decisions; Includes appropriate people in decision-making process. 


  • Motivation - Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Measures self against standard of excellence; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals. 


  • Planning/Organizing - Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks. 



  • 3-5 years of Engineering and Project Management experience in Food Processing environment. 

  • Engineering degree required combined with experience in capital project management, new plant construction and plant retrofitting. 

  • Professional Engineering Association membership preferred 

  • PMP designation an asset 



  • Knowledge of food industry GMPs, food safety development and health & safety requirements. 

  • Proven experience and performance in the management of capital projects, execution and successful management of consultants and contractors. 

  • Knowledge of construction site practices and regulatory requirements 

  • Knowledge of contract development and execution 

  • Knowledge of WSIB/WCB and insurance requirements and their management on construction sites 

  • Excellent interpersonal communications skills at all levels. 


We thank all applicants for their interest, but only qualified applicants will be contacted. 


Please note all offers of employment at Bimbo Canada are conditional upon the successful completion of a pre-hire background check. This may include anything up to and including a criminal history check, reference checks and/or credit check. 
Bimbo Canada is an equal opportunity employer that embraces diversity in the workplace and encourages applications from qualified women, men, visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. We welcome applications from all interested individuals; however only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.​ 





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