Our Customer Fulfillment Centres (CFCs) incorporate cutting edge automation, robotics, mechatronics and control systems, and are the hubs of our Ocado Smart Platform ecommerce ecosystem. Efficient operation of these facilities is crucial to the on-time delivery of millions of orders every week.
To ensure the smooth running of our operations, we need engineering expertise and experience across a range of specialties:
Meet the teams at Ocado Engineering
Ocado Engineering is about people. Our engineers are experts in a broad range of skills so we can identify partner requirements and deliver innovative solutions.
Our Engineering Design teams are responsible for designing our Customer Fulfilment Centres. They develop bespoke equipment layouts and detailed implementation plans.
Our Supply Chain teams take care of the manufacture and procurement of our technologies, as well as project engineering and product support. We source components and manage international manufacturing partners - commissioning products to meet our exacting standards.
Our Construction and Installation teams project manage and install our technologies around the world. This includes everything from our mechanical handling equipment, conveyors, and robotics, to electrical and data distribution, refrigeration and HVAC systems, and civil and structural engineering.
Our Engineering Operations teams are our front line - responsible for sustaining and optimising our robotics and automation within our partner sites around the world. Our maintenance and controls systems engineers work with our retail partners, ensuring that every CFC runs efficiently, 24/7.
We value diverse skill sets and viewpoints, and work collaboratively in everything we do. Each talented individual makes our team – and our engineering – stronger.
Find Your Future at Ocado Engineering
Here are some of the roles in Engineering Operations at Ocado Engineering:
Maintenance Engineer / Engineering Technician
Take care of anything from our warehouse robots and sophisticated conveyor systems, to mechanical handling peripherals. Make sure regular maintenance is up to date, and be on the scene for diagnosis and repair when needed.
Oversee our bots, making sure that the warehouse's automated 'hive' is working efficiently. Be on the front line when action is required to keep things running, ensuring our Fulfillment Centres run 24/7
Look after mission-critical PLC and SCADA components and systems across our automated operations. Analyse data and help us constantly monitor MHE performance, while being ready to solve problems on live systems.
Senior Maintenance Engineer
Be an expert on our automated mechanical handling equipment. Manage and mentor Maintenance Engineers and Technicians, as well as working with other teams to plan and carry out a range of field engineering projects.
Engineering Team Manager
Manage our Engineering shift teams as both a skilled manager and an accomplished Engineer. Reinforce and inspire our safe work culture, liaise with our retail partners' teams, lead daily briefings, and ensure our engineering and maintenance priorities are met.
Where we are
Ocado Engineering has a truly international reach. Our retail partners all over the world rely on our local installation and engineering operations teams to build their large scale smart warehouses and provide 24/7 maintenance services.
We work with Ocado Retail, Marks & Spencers, and Morrisons in the UK where we currently have seven large scale Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs).
In France, our partners Group Casino serve Greater Paris and further from their first CFC in Fleury-Mérogis. In Sweden, ICA Gruppen have a CFC in Brunna near Stockholm, and another facility in Arendal. Alcampo's first CFC in Spain will serve the Madrid region from 2024, and Auchan Retail Poland’s first CFC will serve the Warsaw region from 2024.
We have high profile retail partners in both the USA and Canada. In the US we have partnered with Kroger and are committed to building capacity equal to 20 CFCs across the country. In 2021 and 2022 six Kroger OSP-based CFCs have gone live. In Canada our partner is Sobeys and we currently have two live CFCs in Toronto and Pointe-Claire, with another in progress in Alberta.
In Japan, we are working with Aeon to open its first CFC in 2023, in Honda-cho, Chiba-City - a facility that will serve the Kanto region. Another is planned for Hachioji, Tokyo, with more to follow. In Australia, our partner is Coles, with CFCs currently under construction in Sydney and Melbourne - both due to go live in 2023.
Whether you’re looking for your next career step or you’re just starting out, there’s never been a more exciting time to join us. Search our opportunities and see where a career with Ocado Group could take you.