Engineering Product Manager 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 4684 | JOB GRADE:16  | ON-SITE/REMOTE: Hybrid 



Knorr Brake Company is the innovative leader in the manufacture and supply of braking systems, passenger doors and climate-control equipment for all types of Mass Transit customers such as: METRO, Light Rail Vehicles, High-Speed Trains, Commuter Rail and Monorail Vehicles for the North America market. We’re part of the Knorr-Bremse Group, the global leader in braking technologies. As part of our team, you’ll collaborate with a world of talented and dedicated colleagues whose sense of purpose complements your own. You’ll find rewarding opportunities, diverse experiences, partnerships, and an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity. Innovation is part of our DNA. Achievement drives our culture. Learn more today at!



Engineer Sub Project Manager


This highly visible role is responsible for assisting in the overall design and development of pneumatic and/or hydraulic brake components/assemblies, including brake control units, hydraulic units, Air Supply Units, brake discs, calipers, tread brakes, track brakes and controls for passenger rail transit vehicles.

The primary objectives are to develop the overall plan/RFQ to the client regarding their braking components on-time, per the customer specification, and to release high quality, accurate technical documentation.


This is a technical project management role responsible for managing cost, schedule, and technical compliance for products. This person is responsible for aspects of their assigned products, including design, generating test procedures, troubleshooting test failures, and manufacturing, quality, and purchasing support.


Other responsibilities are as defined by the Manager of Mechanical Engineering.




  • Maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment and ensure the compliance with company's rules and policies.
  • Must comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules, guidelines, and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.
  • Must understand and comply with applicable standards. (i.e.: ISO 9001, ISO/TS 22163, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 50001, and CMMI).
  • Maintain and safeguard business records.




  • Generate component and assembly designs based on customer and internal specifications and review specifications as necessary.
  • Manage customer projects according to defined processes in offer and order phases in collaboration with project managers and the product engineering team.
  • Project engineering of products in line with company product strategy (commenting of specifications, conducting reviews according to the defined processes).
  • Consulting and supporting internal and external customers regarding topics linked with product engineering.
  •  Create bill of materials and keep updated.
  • Generate and validate Acceptance Test Procedures.
  • Development of purchase specifications/requirements.
  • Provide manufacturing, purchasing, and quality support.
  • Generate change documentation to update engineering documents.
  • Monitor/assure component designs are specification compliant.
  • Monitor and provide input to project schedules.
  • Support review of manuals for the Technical Publications Department.
  • Simultaneously satisfying customer needs and continual requests while not adversely affecting the project schedule, component deliverables and financial health of the program and company.
  • Development of safe and reliable components which are technically and commercially superior to the competitions and meeting the minimum customer valid requirements.



  • Physics.
  • Fluid dynamics.
  • Strength of materials.
  • Proficient in machine design.
  • Manufacturing practices.
  • Value engineering.
  • Reliability, maintainability, safety and human factors.
  • Electrical/electronics.


Business Experience: Must have good business sense to:

  • Estimate costs.
  • Make good business decisions.
  • Make risk assessments. 



  • Knowledge and practical understanding of brake or similar equipment and principles.
  • Hands on experience with mechanical systems.
  • Hands-on experience with electro-mechanical systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership in project environment .


  • Must understand and practice good organization and configuration management skills.
  • BOM structuring.
  • Configuration/Change Control.



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering required: Mechanical Engineering or  related coursework highly preferred.


  • 6+ years of related project/product engineering experience required.
  • 2+ years Product Manager or technical project management experience preferred
  • 3-D design experience highly desirable
  • Design/drawings review and updating experience required.

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you?

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Virtual visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term Disability Coverage
- Voluntary life, Disability and other Supplemental coverages
- Identity Theft and Legal Protection benefits
- Health and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts
- Health Savings Accounts
- Generous 401(k) plan
- Tuition Reimbursement
- Free corporate passes to the Baltimore Zoo and Aquarium
- Free gym membership
- Additional discounts include cellular, auto, theme park & attraction tickets, local restaurants, bank partnerships, etc.
- Generous Paid Time Off
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- 12 company-paid holidays (includes full week between Christmas and New Year’s)
- Monthly employee welfare events and corporate outreach (Crab Feast, Take Your Daughters and Sons to Work Day, Chili Cook-Off, etc.)




Nearest Major Market: Baltimore