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Country:  Finland

Hyvinkää, Finland

Location details: 
Employment type:  Undefined term
Full-time/part-time position:  Full time
Workplace Type:  Hybrid

Chief Development Engineer

At Konecranes, we believe that great customer experience is built on the people behind the Konecranes name. 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.



Konecranes’ Core Technology develops new sustainable products for all Konecranes businesses. We focus on Connected Intelligent Machines by developing state of the art Automation, Embedded Controls, Human-machine Interfaces, and Inverters. We enhance commercial technological solutions to fit demanding crane applications. Our diverse, international teams operate closely with our vendors and their development teams. Our competence and expertise are utilized through the whole life cycle of the product. 


To strengthen our Core Technology Development organisation, we are looking for an experienced Chief Development Engineer, who will be located in Hyvinkää, Finland. In this role you will be a member of the Inverter development team which develops inverter hardware and software for material handling devices and data driven services. 


As a Chief Development Engineer, you will participate inverter HW platforms planning and requirements management. You are familiar with energy saving technologies used in frequency converters. You will also develop motor control features for various crane applications and motor types. Creating value adding information from real time usage data will be part of your responsibility as well as .collaboration with different design teams to ensure that products meet the needs of the customer and any relevant regulation and compliance. 

The position offers unique vantage point to frequency converter usage in future material handling applications and possibility to reform the whole sustainable lifecycle of the frequency converter - from the requirement specification until the production ramp-down. 


Why join us?   

We want people to enjoy their work, feel respected and trusted, and provide challenging and interesting responsibilities together with career development. We work closely together as a team and support each other to succeed. You will gain meaningful global work experience and get the opportunity to develop platform processes and tools.  
We offer our employees:  

  • a flexible work environment tailored to your life situation, including a broadband benefit  

  • comprehensive occupational healthcare  

  • ePassi wellbeing benefit  

  • insurance fund  

  • free gyms in our offices in Hyvinkää and Espoo  

  • possibility to rent Konecranes cottages  

  • possibility to participate in Employee Share Savings Plan  

  • multiple sports and leisure activities through Koneen Kerho ry (, such as sports, networking and cooking classes, depending on your personal preferences!  


What should you bring? 

  • M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in power electronics, motion control, automation engineering, or equivalent 

  • Advanced technical ability with a broad understanding of multi-disciplinary engineering 

  • Experience from frequency converter or power electronics development 

  • Experience on motor or motion control engineering in industrial applications 

  • Experience on requirements engineering 

  • Good knowledge on quality assurance methods 

  • Good written and oral communication (English) skills. Other language skills are a benefit. 

  • Proactive and collaborative attitude 



If you feel inspired and excited about this role, please submit your application in English by 26th of June 2024. We appreciate early applications as we will start reviewing candidates right away and the position is filled once the suitable candidate is found.


For further information about the role, please contact Daria Zhuravleva, Global TA specialist, daria.zhuravleva (at)



Konecranes is a global leader in material handling solutions, serving a broad range of customers across multiple industries. We consistently set the industry benchmark, from everyday improvements to the breakthroughs at moments that matter most, because we know we can always find a safer, more productive and sustainable way. That's why, with 16 000+ professionals in over 50 countries, we are trusted every day to lift, handle and move what the world needs.

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.


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