Applications Engineer

Milton Keynes
12 Apr 2018
14 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Responsible for developing winning concepts and solutions for our customers. Take the leading role and ownership of projects during the sales phase, particularly in the areas of application design, layout, engineering, pricing and proposals. Identify and manage supplier and sub-contractor relationships during sales phase. Work in partnership with business development / sales managers, product management and external parties and ensure value creation. Provide the technical solution and coordination for all ABB and third party hardware and software aspects of a solution

Tasks:• Responsible for design and performance elements of the project/s. Motivates and leads internal and/or external resources to accomplish all tasks and milestones
• Manages the controls / project team allocated to the project, defining, with key stakeholders, the scope of work, cost/budget, resources required, time schedule and detailed work allocation. Monitors and controls project cost and financials
• Ensures project follows sound methodology and execution practices in accordance with standard ABB internal directives and procedures. Ensures projects follow external standards etc. that influence activities and targets
• Identifies, contains and reduces risk. Ensures appropriate handling of change requests. Ensures transparency around unforeseen results/events and identified risks and makes sure that they are properly prioritized, managed and communicated
• Uses own technical domain knowledge to provide technical support to colleagues or other functional teams
• Ensures understanding of customer value. Takes into consideration requirements and demands coming from customers and from different ABB functions (sales, supply, production, etc.). Acts to ensure customer satisfaction and expectations
• Serves as the key contact for the project stakeholders. Effectively communicates appropriate information to stakeholders in a timely manner and to achieve desired understanding and support
• Manages relationships with stakeholders, internal functions, other R&D teams in Technology Centre and/or Corporate Research Centres and external relevant parties (e.g. customers, academia).

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to present ABB in a professional manner at any level
• Experienced engineering professional with a track record of success, achievements and career progression
• Robotics or warehouse automation experience
• Creative thinker and problem solver
• Positive attitude and team player
• Engineering (B. Eng or higher) qualification
• Robotstudio and AutoCAD experience preferred

• Commercial and results oriented focus
• Personal and change leadership
• Market situation analysis / market intelligence

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