HVAC Systems Engineer 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 2779 | JOB GRADE:15 



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 www.KnorrBrake.com!



HVAC Systems Engineer



The HVAC System Engineer is responsible for the execution of the design and development of Heating Ventilation and Air-Conditioning systems and controls for passenger rail transit vehicles. 


The primary objectives of this position are to develop the HVAC systems on time for the awarded projects, within the approved budget, and specification compliant while achieving a high level of customer satisfaction minimizing or mitigating risks. Apart from this, they are also responsible for performing the technical proposals and estimating the material cost and labor for the HVAC bid process.


The Systems Engineer is the primary technical contact with the customer and is responsible for the overall HVAC system design, including calculations, integration, testing, commissioning, and providing support to the MNA customer training department. The HVAC systems engineer is responsible for the HVAC load calculations and selecting the major components of the system.  They develop project design engineering schedules and ensure the progress of the detailed design development meets the project requirements, whilst ensuring specification compliance or waivers are approved.


Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

  • Review customer specifications.
  • Perform system performance calculations.
  • Prepare technical proposals.
  • Develop system specifications and special test equipment requirements
  • Develop system refrigeration schematics and keep them updated.
  • Create a system bill of materials, and keep updated, and provide costing estimates per system bill of materials.
  • Development of component specifications/requirements.
  • Monitor/assure specifications compliance.
  • Provide customer “feedback” to design engineers and marketing.
  • Develop and manage project technical schedules
  • Identify component-level tasks and responsibilities, and guide/direct/monitor individuals as necessary.
  • Support to MNA Customer Training department
  • Must be able to follow instructions, safety & environmental rules, and regulations.



  • Broad experience and good theoretical knowledge of engineering principles
  • HVAC Software Related Experience
  • Good Business Sense
  • Industry Experience
  • Process Orientation
  • Computer Literacy
  • Leadership and Teamwork
  • Professional Writing
  • Time Management
  • Communication Skills
  • Motivation
  • Flexibility


Supervisory Responsibility
This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment
This job primarily operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, and fax machines. Occasional work is performed at our customer's facilities, sometimes in outside weather conditions.


Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area, including international and overnight travel, may be expected.


Required Education and Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

2+ Years of experience: 


Preferred Education and Experience
Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering

5+ Years of experience: 


Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Previous experience in HVAC railway business is highly desirable.

What does Knorr Brake Company have to offer you? 

- Competitive Health Benefits, including Medical, Prescription, Dental, Vision and Video visits
- Company-paid Basic Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
- Company-paid Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Coverage
- Accident Insurance
- Health and Dependent Care FSAs
- 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.
- Paid “KBC Cares” Volunteer Time Off
- Vacation and Sick/Administrative Leave
- 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