Plant Engineer (Located in Malta)

Reference Number: SM112

Plant Engineer (Located in Malta) 

One of our clients is currently seeking a Plant Engineer, you will be responsible for overseeing various engineering aspects of the plant, ensuring its reliability, safety, and productivity. This role requires a strong understanding of mechanical, electrical, and process engineering principles, as well as exceptional problem-solving abilities to address complex operational challenges. 


  • Collaborate with maintenance teams to develop and execute comprehensive maintenance programs for equipment, machinery, and infrastructure. Identify and prioritize maintenance needs to minimize downtime and optimize plant performance. 
  • Continuously evaluate plant processes and workflows to identify opportunities for efficiency improvements, cost reduction, and enhanced productivity. Implement solutions to optimize energy consumption, reduce waste, and streamline operations. 
  • Manage the lifecycle of plant equipment, from selection and installation to troubleshooting, repair, and replacement. Ensure compliance with safety standards and regulations in all equipment-related activities. 
  • Lead engineering projects aimed at upgrading, expanding, or modifying plant facilities. Develop project plans, oversee budgets, coordinate resources, and ensure timely completion while maintaining high-quality standards. 
  • Champion a culture of safety by promoting best practices, conducting regular safety audits, and implementing measures to prevent accidents or hazardous incidents. Ensure compliance with regulations. 
  • Serve as a subject matter expert in plant engineering, offering guidance and mentorship to junior engineers and cross-functional teams. Stay updated on industry trends, emerging technologies, and innovative practices relevant to plant operations. 
  • Utilize data-driven insights to monitor key performance indicators, track equipment reliability, and assess the effectiveness of process improvements. Generate regular reports for management, highlighting achievements and areas for further enhancement. 
  • Develop and implement emergency response protocols to address unexpected breakdowns, power outages, and other critical incidents. Collaborate with relevant teams to swiftly resolve issues and minimize disruptions. 


  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Electrical, Chemical, or Industrial Engineering (Master’s degree preferred). 
  • Professional Engineering (PE) license is a plus. 
  • Proven experience (3 years) in plant engineering or related roles within an industrial setting. 
  • Strong knowledge of mechanical systems, electrical systems, and process control. 
  • Proficiency in engineering software and tools for design, simulation, and analysis. 
  • Excellent project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. 
  • Exceptional problem-solving skills and analytical thinking. 
  • Solid understanding of safety regulations and protocols within an industrial environment. 
  • Effective communication and interpersonal abilities for cross-functional collaboration. 
  • Demonstrated leadership and mentoring capabilities. 


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