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Job Code USA/CA:  Houston_Offer Engine

Crane Offer Engineer-Houston, TX

Country: United States (US) 
Location: HOUSTON
, Texas (US-TX) 
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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.


POSITION TITLE: Crane Offer Engineer.


REPORTS TO: Manager, ETO Offer Engineering




Provide sales with priced cost competitive technical solutions, dimensional proposal drawings and detailed technical information according to customer/sales specifications and Konecranes standard solutions.  This equipment includes hoists (wire rope, standard and tailored-made process winches) cranes (under hung, top running, single girder, multiple-girder, gantry, jib, special), below the hook lifting devices, etc. Duties include project specification review, designing/selecting equipment, preparing cost estimates, technical information, and cost transmittal. Emphasis will be on electrical components including motors, brakes, controls, switches, PLC's, pendants, radio systems, weigh systems, camera systems, etc.



  • Establish customer requirements. Analyze material handling application including physical environment (temperature, location, dust, humidity, presence of gases or vapors, etc.), industrial process (types of loads, precise load handling, weight of loads, throughput requirements, reliability factors such as up-time, whether equipment is part of process or for maintenance, required safety features, etc.), type of controls (2-speed, variable frequency, radio, etc.), capacity, voltage, speed, duty class, design standards (European, US, Canadian, International), and local codes (construction/electrical).  Review and interpret specifications, discuss customer requirements, and make technical suggestions or present options to enhance productivity and reliability of equipment.  May prepare cost/benefit analysis for customer, depending upon application and specifications.




  • Calculate technical solutions utilizing Konecranes brand components maximizing corporate content.


  • Prepare CAD drawings and cost estimates for proposed cranes.


  • Utilize multiple crane engineering software (KC Tools) in design process.


  • Offer pricing, including but not limited to component pricing, labor, and start-up costs, freight, spare parts packages, and local supplied items such as lights, transformers, steel, and festoons etc.


  • Provide standard technical data sheets, drawings and/or other technical information needed for offers so Sales can compile the Proposal for customers (OR Formalize customer proposal) Supervise development of engineering CAD drawings of proposed equipment/system.


  • Generate technical qualification list based of the detailed spec take-off from sales


  • Ability to interface with engineering, production, procurement, and other departments to collect appropriate data.


  • Create and update pricing libraries for more efficient and accurate pricing.


  • Utilize ERP systems to monitor and gather data for previously delivered projects.


  • Continuous proactive efforts on cost improvement solutions and cost-efficient offers.


  • Some domestic and international travel required (up to 10%).


  • A team player must be able to coordinate tasks and work well with frontline sales force and the other members of Offer Engineer team.


  • Position may include other duties as determined by Manager.


  • Location in Houston, TX.






EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree in Engineering is required.

EXPERIENCE: A minimum of 2-4 years of experience in mechanical, application or sales engineering in an industrial environment. Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be a team player. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines. Attention to detail is a must. Be creative and organized. Excellent problem-solving skills. Good specification and electrical/mechanical drawing reading skills.  Well-developed PC skills and experience in mechanical drawings using CAD software is required. Must have good knowledge of mechanical engineering discipline.  Electrical cost estimating, prior experience with cranes and components preferred.


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. Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled/Other Protected Category.

Nearest Major Market: Houston

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