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Project Engineer



Amsterdam, Netherlands
Posted on Tuesday, October 26, 2021

At Picnic, we’re revolutionizing the way people buy groceries with our innovative and sustainable app-only service. We do almost everything in-house, developing cutting-edge technologies and processes to ensure we continue to grow rapidly without missing a beat. Picnic requires an efficient infrastructure with innovative & robust equipment that is operated in our highly automated warehouses. We’re offering you the opportunity to make a real difference in our scale-up environment. 

🥜 In a nutshell

As part of the Building Infrastructure team you are the core of all hardware development throughout the Picnic supply chain, building the capabilities to shape how stuff gets done. Innovating the way we safely charge 3500 electric vehicles. Building a next gen coldchain with tools to ensure each of our customers receives their products at the right temperature. Setting up a new building program for all our 20 FCs and 120+ Hubs (& many more to come) in which we rethink designs, draw all locations in 3D and run a tight planning to ensure we deliver as promised. Design a fruit & vegetable DC from scratch where we ensure perfect ripeness every time. Specialise in complex and high value building services like our cooling and fire safety installations. Use smart energy management & renewables to match electricity capacity and demand.

🎯 What you’ll do

With your experience and forward-thinking ideas, you will play a lead role in designing and building Picnic’s physical world. You will work with our Project Engineers, Analysts, Automation specialists and many other internal and external stakeholders. You will develop your technical & commercial skills. You will travel frequently between different Picnic locations in the Netherlands, Germany and France.

The result of your work will immediately be visible as you help us to improve our operations and ensure that all of our customers continuously experience our top of the bill Picnic service. Your efforts will help improve the well-being for all of our 8500+ employees by providing a safe and supportive environment. 

You can really make an impact by: 

  • Taking the lead in the development and purchasing of new equipment & machinery
  • Evolving how we build: improve layouts and develop processes leading to more sustainable and efficient solutions.
  • Taking ownership in complex and high value building services projects 
  • Communicating with all internal and external partners (real estate managers, building contractors, etc.)

⭐ About you

  • Finished HBO or Master’s degree, preferably in a technical or engineering discipline
  • 2+ years of experience in building or engineering management
  • Fluency in English and preferably Dutch, French and/or German
  • Independent, communicative, and confident personality
  • You are very driven and always want to improve processes
  • You are operational and have a hands-on mentality 
  • Willingness to travel to different locations across the Netherlands

📖 Picnic perks

Every expert was once a beginner! 
You’ll get plenty of opportunities to challenge yourself and grow, including the Picnic Tech Academy, Lunch & Learn sessions, and tailored soft skills training. We also offer free professional weekly language courses.

Make a difference
You’ll work in an awesome scale-up environment with the freedom to drive your own projects and create a visible impact. 

Our fully electric vehicles and sustainable business model mean you’ll also be contributing to making the world a better place! 

Teamwork makes the dream work
With more than 80 nationalities across 3 countries, you’ll be part of a diverse company with plenty of cool stuff to get involved with, from board game evenings to after-work drinks to our company ski trip and more!

You are what you eat
You’ll get freshly prepared, healthy lunches and snacks (with plenty of vegetarian, vegan, and halal options). Coffee snob? Don’t worry, our amazing Picnic barista has you covered.

Stay healthy 
Mental health is important. As well as having the option to speak with Picnic colleagues who act as confidential advisors, our collaboration with OpenUp gives you easy access to professional psychologists, along with workshops and materials. 

There are plenty of sports communities and events to get involved with, from tennis to yoga to climbing! 

Attractive package
We offer competitive compensation and a pension plan that looks out for your future self.

Commitment to equal opportunities 
Picnic is an equal opportunity employer—this means that all decisions regarding applications will be based on qualifications and merit. Applicants will be regarded independently of age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, skin color, civil status, religious beliefs, physical or mental disability, or any other factors protected by law. 

At Picnic, we celebrate and value our differences and are committed to building a safe and inclusive working environment where everyone can be themselves. 

Our recruitment process

Online test

Phone screening

Assessment day

Closing interview