Solution Design Engineer

Ideas need initiative.

Körber Supply Chain is a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees and more than 100 locations worldwide. At Körber Supply Chain, we have a broad range of proven supply chain solutions to fit our customers' size, business strategy and appetite for growth. Our customers conquer the complexity of the supply chain thanks to our portfolio that includes software, automation, voice solutions, robotics and material handling – plus the systems integration expertise to tie it all together. Körber helps to manage the supply chain as a competitive advantage.

The Körber Group is an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. It unites technologically leading companies with more than 100 production, service and sales locations and offers its customers solutions, products and services in the Business Areas of Körber Digital, Logistics Systems, Pharma Systems, Tissue and Tobacco.

For our location in Maia we are looking for a

Solution Design Engineer


Enable the Körber Supply Chain Automation Business Unit to develop, design and sell supply chain automated material handling solutions according to Customer’s requirements. Working close with the local Sales Managers, the Solution Design Engineer analyzes Customer’s requirements, as well as market and technology trends, to create and benchmark competitive solutions, in direct support to active sales opportunities (both locally and internationally) or to create new generic solutions as part as the company’s strategic roadmaps.

  • Analyze Customer’s intralogistics requirements, from both a process perspective and an in-depth data analysis, and create conceptual solution ideas to fulfil these requirements, based on the company’s product portfolio, solution standards, and where required, 3rd party solutions, products or services;
  • Interact and organize meetings with Project Execution, Engineering, Software, R&D, Product Supply Chain and After Sales departments to properly configure and price solutions, equipment or services;
  • Interact with 3rd party supplies by developing the RFQ documentation and analyzing their offers to fit solution requirements;
  • Create detailed CAD layouts for the solution. Assist on the creation of 3D models or animations for the solution;
  • Make performance calculations to determine the adequate equipment configuration and quantity, based on company guidelines and tools;
  • Develop the technical proposal for the customer, including design base, solution description and acceptance criteria;
  • Calculate the cost of the designed solutions, based on company guidelines and tools;
  • Support sales managers at customer meetings, performing solution technical presentations and clarifications when needed;
  • In coordination with the sales managers, ensure proper hand-over of sold projects to the execution team(s) based on company standards and processes;
  • Keep track of competition, new developments, trends and capabilities in the supply chain automation business;
  • Promote continuous improvement and collaborate in the creation of standard tools and guidelines for solution development;
  • Actively support and comply with Körber’s Compliance and Code of Conduct.


  • Engineering Master’s degree in Mechanics or Mechatronics, or alternatively, degree in Industrial, Logistics or Production Management (with high engineering content);
  • Advanced Portuguese and English, both verbal and written;
  • Knowledge of Spanish, French or German language is a plus;
  • Advanced user level of MS Excel (data analysis, power pivot tables, macros…);
  • Advanced user level of AutoCAD software;
  • User level experience with Data Base analysis (i.e. MS Access) is a plus;
  • Experience with 3D modelling and animation software (SketchUp, Demo3D, Revit, Navisworks…) is a plus;
  • Affinity with technology and process automation;
  • Previous experience in material handling automation industry or custom-engineered products is beneficial, though not mandatory;
  • Team player with excellent communication and networking skills;
  • Ability to communicate with all different kind of stakeholders (engineers, department heads, sales managers, customers…);
  • Structured, process-oriented, accurate and result-oriented;
  • Time management skills, understands priorities and commits with deadlines stablished;
  • Diligent and exceptionally committed, able to work under pressure;
  • Takes responsibility for their own work, able to work independently and proactively but asks for help when needed;
  • Applies standards where possible but is innovative when needed;
  • Can switch between a practical approach and a higher abstraction level;
  • Customer-oriented mindset;
  • Able to perform complex data analysis and calculations;
  • Previous international exchange experience or living abroad is a plus;
  • Available to travel up to 20% of time (national and internationally).