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Systems Proposal Engineer

Knorr-Bremse AG

Knorr-Bremse AG

Westminster, MD, USA
Posted on Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Systems Proposal Engineer 

LOCATION: Westminster / Maryland (US-MD), United States | BRAND: Knorr Brake Company | REQUISITION ID: 4874 | JOB GRADE:15  | 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!



Systems Proposal Engineer

This role is responsible for providing tender/proposal support for new (OEM) projects as well as re-work and service projects.


Essential Functions

  • Read and document customer specifications
  • Create and fill out compliance matrix
  • Coordinate activities and staff members to construct proposal
  • Create proposal drawings including wiring, top level, part
  • perform administration such as time recording project numbers setup
  • Support meetings with Mechanical Systems Engineering and Marketing in conjunction with customers to review specifications and requirements of projects
  • Support project initialization phase, which includes the selection of product to meet the specifications
  • Creation of the preliminary bill of materials, drawings using CAD system and work costing estimations
  • Provide support and assistance to other colleagues, as directed, and any other duties as requested.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, and healthy environment and ensure the compliance with the company's rules and policies. 
  • Must be able to comply with quality, product safety, and HSE rules and regulations. Be energy conscious, if applicable.
  • Maintain several projects at once
  • Provide status reports on projects
  • Understand and articulate project risks
  • Manage tender documentation




  • Technical Capacity
    • Understanding of electronics wiring
    • Proficient in standard office tools/ MS Office
    • Understanding of Embedded controls
    • Sensor or controls wiring
    • Requirements Analysis
    • Software Standards (IEEE 1558)
    • Familiarization with rail industry communications bus
  • Communication Proficiency
  • Organization Skills
  • Time Management
  • Problem Solving
  • Scheduling


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


Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or Foreign Equivalent in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering; Computer science, computer engineering or similar required
  •  3 Years of related 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.)