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Ryder System Solutions Design Engineer in NOVI, Michigan

Position Description

The Solutions Design Engineer is a team member within a pursuit team that works on new business opportunities. The SD Engineer will support a pursuit from start to finish and will be an active team member throughout the various stages of the pursuit all the way through successful transition during startup. Key activities include:

  • Specialize in a single design discipline

  • Use advance analytical techniques and concepts to understand the business

  • Support design processes to create, re-design, or optimize logistics networks

  • Act in a supporting capacity on a pursuit

  • Effectively communicate the design and solution to internal stake holders & the client

Ryder’s Solution Design (SD) associates are responsible to support the growth of our Supply Chain Solutions & Dedicated Transportation Solution offerings by developing, designing and winning new business through:

  • Designing solutions that deliver financial value to our Customers

  • Demonstrating an understanding of our Customer’s business

  • Providing feasible designs that are aligned with our Customer’s needs

  • Helping the pursuit team with shaping wins plans consistent with our solution design

  • Providing sustainable designs that are aligned with Ryder’s operational & technical capabilities (Financial value to Ryder)

  • Writing and delivering a compelling proposal that influences the customer decision to select Ryder

  • Support awarded business throughout the startup process, successfully transitioning design and proposal assumptions to Operations and SCE CI resources through the Customer Due Diligence process


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering

  • Three (3) years or more related work experience in the Transportation industry(e.g., Truckload, Multi-stop TL, LTL, Intermodal, Bulk, Rail, or Parcel services)

  • Three (3) years or more related work experience in the Warehousing and/or Manufacturing industry (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Warehouse Operations, Operations)

  • Superb data organization and cleansing skills

  • Exhibit advanced skills and concepts using design applications, tools, techniques, and methodologies to analyze and design complex transportation and warehousing networks

  • Familiarity in simulation tools, transportation & warehouse management systems, ERPs, Automation, MHE, Visibility Tools, and industry leading technologies preferred

  • Ability to influence the project teams by using facts, statistics, and analytics

  • Comprehend complex supply chain and transportation solutions and segment design processes into manageable elements and process steps

  • Good verbal, written and presentation skills, including the ability to translate complex designs, concepts, and regulations into terms readily understood

  • Learning to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)

  • Microsoft Office Suite skills with emphasis on Access, Excel and PowerPoint (expert level)

  • Knowledgeable of visualization (Tableau, Microsoft) and database programming (intermediate level) preferred

  • Knowledge of effective metrics programs and design networks that are sustainable and measurable (advanced level)

  • Transportation Design:

  • Extensive knowledge of Dedicated Services and Managed Transportation Networks

  • Required knowledge of all available equipment types such as; dry van, temperature control, flat bed, other specialized equipment

  • Transportation Design Tools: JDA, Appian, Network Design Tools: Llamasoft, Transportation Management Systems: JDA, OTM, Mapping Software: Tableau (advanced level) preferred

  • Warehouse Design:

  • Extensive knowledge of Warehouse Management operations, data analytics, Industrial Engineering, warehouse types (ambient, temp control, warehouse layout/ design and Lean methods

  • Required knowledge of material handling solutions and automation types such as: powered industrial truck (PIT) applications; racking and other storage solution designs, packaging equipment; conveyor and sortation equipment; and other automation solutions (e.g. AS/RS)

  • Warehouse Design Tools: CAD (e.g. AutoCAD); slotting (e.g. Slot3D); Predetermined Motion and Time Systems and methods (e.g. MOST); simulation software and application; Warehouse Management Systems (e.g. Manhattan Scale); and Labor Management Systems. Network Design Tools (e.g., Llamasoft) and Data Analytics Software (e.g., Tableau) a plus (advanced level) preferred


  • Data validation, cleansing, profiling, baseline development & defining scenarios to model

  • Calculating labor, equipment, facility and expense requirements based on transportation and warehousing design assumptions. Develop process flows, concept of operations and value propositions consistent with the win strategy and work with IT to develop concept of systems. Coordinate with Pricing and other functions to develop cost and pricing models as well as relevant assumptions

  • Develop optimizations scenarios and strategies that are aligned with objectives

  • Support the bid submission process by reviewing RFP documents, understand objectives, develop questions to clarify gaps and develop initial hypothesis specific to a specific solution design that solves our customer's needs & delivers unique value

  • Meet frequently with customers and cross-functional bid response team. Support technical review presentations and design validation meetings

  • Develop and improve engineering tools and methodologies to ensure industry best practices

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Job Locations US-MI-NOVI

Posted Date 1 week ago (2/10/2020 9:45 AM)

Requisition ID 2020-83637

Category Engineering

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 10-20%

Position Code 9466