Manager, Engineering RS 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 5269 | JOB GRADE:17  | 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!




The RS Engineering Manager is responsible for managing the technical support of all business activities of Knorr Brake Company’s RailServices (aftermarket) department. This position works closely with the RS Sales Team, RS Bids & Proposals Team, RS Project Management Team and RS Business Development Team.


The RS Engineering Manager will be responsible for the identification of technical sales opportunities, and to develop those opportunities thorough technical concepts and proposals with a focus on Maintenance, Upgrade and Modernization for the complete Knorr-Bremse Product portfolio. 


General responsibilities include supervising and providing technical guidance to, and for monitoring the performance of, all engineers within the respective group, timely completion of engineering documentation, performance calculations, Clause by Clause completion, and for providing Bill of Materials, budget estimates and schedules in support of proposals, and for new and existing work. 


The RS Engineering Manager will be responsible for providing the necessary training and education for all RS group members (sales and engineers) to teach them about the complete product portfolio the RS Team offers its customers.   Also the RS Engineering Manager shall hold monthly project review meetings with the OE Engineering Teams support projects.    The RS Engineering Manager should maintain and working project tracker to schedule and track all work activities of the group. 

Essential Functions:

  • Supervising and providing technical guidance and support to Engineers, Designers, and the RS Sales Team 
  • Monitoring the performance of the group.
  • Providing budget estimates and schedules in support of new and existing work.  
  • Providing the necessary training and education for group members to allow them to keep abreast of all products and services
  • Review and approve engineering documentation generated by the group. 
  • Must be able to travel on short notice and sometimes for several weeks at a time (normally travel should be 10% or less). Senior level positions demand erratic periods of  “unscheduled” travel, such as:  1-15 days/week for 1-3 week periods.



  • Broad experience and good theoretical knowledge of engineering principles, particularly in Mechanical Engineering
  • Basic understanding of Electrical and Software Engineering principles including Control Systems Engineering
  • Knowledge and practical understanding of brakes, door systems and HVAC systems and how they functio
  • Must understand and practice good organization and configuration management skills, BOM structuring, Configuration/Change Control
  • Proficient with spreadsheets (Excel), Scheduling (Primavera, Project), Word processing programs (Word), Presentation software (PowerPoint), Use of Windchill or other PLM CAD systems. 
  • Strong problem solving and trouble shooting abilities.
  • Must have a strong desire to succeed with high expectations, both of themselves and others.
  • Must be able to write clear and precise documents.
  • Must be able to read a large volume of material (usually customer specifications) and ascertain the salient points.
  • Manage multiple and conflicting priorities.
  • Must have effective communications and presentations skills.
  • Must be energetic, hard working and willing to put in an extra effort when required. 
  • Must have good business sense.
  • Demonstrated leadership in project environment.  Must be able to clearly define requirements and expectations to others (Project Manager, Customer, Engineers, Purchasing, etc.)
  • Must be able to work well in a team environment both internally and with customers. 
  • Must be an effective negotiator (Internal departments, European partners Customers, End Users)


Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor Degree in Engneering related discipline and 8+ years of experience

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.)


Knorr Brake Company LLC is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore