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Technical Project Manager (m/f/x) Port cranes

Date: 01-Jul-2021

Location: Düsseldorf, NW, DE

Company: Konecranes

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name – people committed to providing our customers with lifting equipment and services that lift their businesses. Everything we do, we do with passion and drive. 

We believe diversity drives business success and is the foundation for our growth. We welcome different backgrounds and skills that enrich our community and we promote a place where we can ALL be ourselves. This is what makes Konecranes a unique place to work.


Welcome to Konecranes! Have you studied mechanical- or electrical engineering and have already successfully steered technical customer projects through all phases? Then you could soon ensure that our orders in the port crane product field are processed on time, cost and on demand, also by monitoring the construction work on industrial ports around the world. You will gather all the information and will be acting as communicative interface to all parties involved, lead the project team from the handover by sales to the end of the warranty period to optimal results and ensure the highest level of customer satisfaction.


Your tasks:

  • As the overall project manager, you guarantee the optimal implementation of customer projects for the construction of individual harbour cranes and Automated Stacking Cranes (ASC’s) – in close cooperation with other Konecranes units, customer advice, engineering and the customers themselves. 
  • The key to project success is your well-founded project planning including appointments with the integrated suppliers. 
  • As head of the project team and the customer's central contact person for all project questions, you ensure the flow of communication in all directions, e.g. to the current project status, and organize external project meetings.
  • At the same time, thanks to your technical background, you work close and at eye level with engineering (e.g. regarding technical drawings) and, if necessary, integrate yourself into the work on the construction site. 
  • In this way, you are always able to identify and eliminate problems and quality defects or to ensure the precise implementation of customer requirements.
  • In addition, you are responsible for project controlling and reporting so that you can forecast financial result and react promptly to cost deviations. 
  • Of course, you ensure customer contact until the end of the warranty period and, thanks to your insights into daily project practice, provide valuable input to improve our processes and working methods. 

What should you bring:

  • Master’s (or Bachelor) degree, preferably major in mechanical/ -electrical engineering or equivalent similar degree
  • Several years of professional experience in a comparable position with sound project management know-how, preferably with insights into a similar product environment
  • Excellent communication, negotiation and presentation skills in German and English 
  • The ability to develop customer-oriented strategic and tactical plans in collaboration with all process participants and read and understand technical drawings 
  • Willingness to travel on a global level up to 40% 


Our offer:

"Lifting People" - we want you to be successful with us. Provided you are committed, we give you the space and opportunities to realize your professional and personal plans. This is on the basis of a permanent employment contract in a dynamic, innovative company internationally oriented towards sustainable growth. Does this sound like you? Then we look forward to receiving your application in English language, here online.

For further information about the role, please contact Jari Idström, Manager PMO via email: jari.idström(at)konecranes.com.


Learn more about Konecranes as an employer and get to know your future colleagues! On Youtube "Our people - The key to Konecranes' success" or on our website www.konecranes.de/karriere in the section "Get to know us".


Konecranes GmbH | Forststr. 16 |  40597 Düsseldorf |  www.konecranes.de


Konecranes is a world-leading group of Lifting Businesses™, serving a broad range of customers. We are truly a global company with 16,900 employees at 600 locations in 50 countries. For over 80 years, we have been dedicated to improving the efficiency and performance of businesses in all types of industries. We believe that sustainable growth is a result of a strong responsible performance. Konecranes is committed to ensuring that all employees and job applicants are treated fairly in an environment which is free from any form of discrimination.