Senior Development Engineer

Wabtec Corporation

Bydgoszcz, Poland


Position summary

Wabtec Corporation is a leading global provider of equipment, systems, digital solutions and value-added services for freight and transit rail. Drawing on nearly four centuries of collective experience across Wabtec, GE Transportation and Faiveley Transport, the company has unmatched digital expertise, technological innovation, and world-class manufacturing and services, enabling the digital-rail-and-transit ecosystems. Wabtec is focused on performance that drives progress, creating transportation solutions that move and improve the world. Wabtec has approximately 27,000 employees in facilities throughout the world. Visit the company’s new website at:

It’s not just about your career… or your job title…it’s about who you are and the impact you are going to make on the world. Do you want to go into uncharted waters…do things that haven’t been done to make yours and someone else's life better? Wabtec has been doing that for decades and we will continue to do so! Through our people, leadership development, services, technology and scale, Wabtec delivers better outcomes for global customers by speaking the language of industry.


This is a new role within Melett Poland in which you will conduct reverse engineering and New Product Development of aftermarket turbochargers and their component parts for the wider Melett group. 

Initially on starting the role you will lead the introduction and setup of an Engineering function within our Poland facility. Reporting to the Group Head of Engineering and working in collaboration with the UK Engineering team, you will be directly responsible for the setup of the Poland Engineering function. This will include the setting up of all systems, processes, acquisition of capital and revenue equipment, Engineering workshop and recruitment of Engineers. 

This is an extremely diverse role that will appeal to an ambitious Engineer who is looking for rapid career development and the opportunity to shape their working Environment. After completing the department setup and being the sole engineer in the Poland facility, the role will be hands on covering all aspects of the reverse Engineering process and will in include travel to the UK head office.

As you expand the team your role will evolve into leading the team and developing the Poland Engineering function. 

Initial Tasks

  • Setup the Melett Poland Engineering function – With UK Engineering support
  • Recruitment of Development engineer/s
  • Implementation of appropriate systems, controls and reporting procedures

General Tasks

  • Complete New product development projects as allocated from the UK project manager
  • Management of Melett Poland New product developments
  • Supervision and development of the Poland engineering team
  • Reporting departmental performance to the UK Engineering Management team
  • Resource performance management including individual employee skills development
  • Ongoing management of the departments performance including reporting and attainment of the department’s KPI’s
  • Management of the department’s equipment including measurement machines and computer equipment
  • Leadership of the engineering team including drawing practices, design, development, measurements & testing as necessary to support product verification and validation requirements
  • Ensuring all designs/drawings/specifications/documentation is produced in a timely manner and to the required quality levels
  • Plan and execute product testing to complete the design verification and product validation elements as identified within the NPD process.
  • Ensure Engineering resources maintain project information using Melett’s NPD database
  • Provide Engineering support for Poland sales and technical teams
  • Follow company processes and procedures




     Qualified to Degree level in an associated Engineering discipline or extensive experience in Engineering NPD within the automotive industry


  • A background in Engineering design and product development
  • Experience of New Product Development including design, verification & validation
  • Experience in the design on precision assemblies
  • Knowledge of precision measurement and general engineering principles
  • Experience of implementing appropriate controls to direct, measure and adjust operations as required to meet the New Product Development requirements of the business
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Passion for product development/R&D
  • Leader and team player who recognises the importance of his team and the wider business team
  • Excellent people management skills


  • Fluent English language - written and spoken
  • Excellent hands on experience of 3D CAD, ideally Solid Works
  • Hands on experience of product design and development
  • Understanding and application of design for manufacture and assembly
  • Practical application of precision measurement/GD&T and general engineering principles
  • Good understanding of following product quality processes
  • Commitment to success and excellence
  • Passion for product development & R&D
  • Organised, good planning skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent team working skills
  • Commercially savvy


  • Minimum of 7 years involved with product development
  • From an automotive engineering industry background
  • Previous experience gained in developing turbocharger or engine components


  • Self-motivated
  • Team player
  • Highly organised with initiative
  • Enthusiastic and energetic

Wabtec Corporation is committed to taking on the world’s toughest challenges. In order to fulfill that commitment we rely on a culture of leadership, diversity and inclusiveness. We aim to employ the world’s brightest minds to help us create a limitless source of ideas and opportunities. We believe in hiring talented people of varied backgrounds, experiences and styles…people like you! Wabtec Corporation is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or expression, or protected Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

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About the company

Industry: Industrial: Equipment Manufacturing

At Wabtec, we are in the business of realizing potential. Our employees are the architects of the future. Go just about anywhere and you’ll find us. If you want to move and improve the world, start here.