Customised solutions from Festo require an eye for the bigger picture. And a love for details. As the globally leading manufacturer of automation technology, our complex systems are brought to life by the many ideas, strokes of genius and inventions dreamt up by our employees, who number more than 20,000 all over the world. These ideas need to be coordinated and managed effectively. Join us as a planning engineer in the implementation of such inventive solutions. With an eye for the bigger picture. A love for details. And ample creative freedom to turn your own ideas into reality. Welcome to Festo.

Project Engineer

Founded in 1925, Festo Corporation is the leading worldwide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. For many years Festo has been providing impetus for factory automation and offers a wide product and service portfolio – from individual components to complex customized solutions and system. As a family-owned company, we act from a holistic perspective. We take responsibility for our actions globally and locally, we want to contribute to the quality of life and conservation of resources where we operate with new technologies, knowledge and education.


At Festo, we hire people who continuously live our five core Values:

  • We are Ambitious
  • We are Determined
  • We are Visionary
  • We Value Each Other
  • We are Dependable



The Customer Solutions Project Engineer III manages moderate to complex customer focused projects throughout the product lifecycle including synthesizing project requirements through close customer interaction, conceptual design, quotation, detail design, documentation, ERP solution definition, order fulfilment, and solution validation.


Key Accountabilities

  • Focusing on Electrical Engineering with previous experience in the Automation and Industrial Equipment Industry.
  • Provide subject matter expertise and technical assistance during the pre-sales phase to help distill, collect, and validate customer requirements in preparation for conceptual design and quotation.
  • Analyze and identify customer requirements and define solutions through the application, combination, and modification of Festo's products and services.
  • Design or selects components, define scopes of delivery, solicit bids for third party materials and services, create and manage Bills of Material, prepare cost estimates, and prepare customer facing offer documentation for the proposed solutions.
  • Support as necessary the presentation of the solution proposal in order to win the business.
  • Review customer order documents to assess scope alignment and delivery requirements.
  • Develop project documentation such as drawings, bills of materials, technical data, test specifications, labelling, packaging, ERP definition.
  • Collect feedback following order fulfillment and customer validation activities and implement corrections as required.
  • Travels domestically and Abroad as required. Nominally less than 25%.
  • Work, as directed, on special projects and assignments deemed necessary as assigned by Festo Management.
  • Develop conceptual and detailed designs including selection of technology, sizing of components, electrical/pneumatic schematics and 2D/3D CAD, controller software, tool/process design, sourcing, test equipment, packaging.
  • Responsible to adhere to and enhance relevant departmental and industrial standard design guidelines and practices.
  • Develops special Customer Solution System test procedure, hardware, and software if the input specifications required.
  • Continuous design cost awareness
  • Continuous process improvement
  • Continuous communication with customer and sales colleagues in support of pre-sales, quotation, prototype manufacture, and customer validation activities.
  • Continuous communication with order fulfillment colleagues and third-party suppliers in support of quotation, design, prototype manufacture, production verification, and customer validation activities.
  • Continuous communication with headquarter colleagues in support of pre-sales, quotation, prototype manufacture, and customer validation activities.
  • Continuous communication with local and international peers at other Festo organizations colleagues in support of pre-sales, quotation, prototype manufacture, and customer validation activities, as well as knowledge sharing and process improvement initiatives.
  • Informal subject matter mentoring relationship supports more junior peers and cross-training initiatives.


Educational Background

  • AS or BS of relevant technical discipline.


Professional Knowledge and Experiences

  • Must be experienced with AC & DC Power Distribution Design for Industrial Equipment such as Semiconductor or display.
  • Knowledge of E-Stop and Safety Relays, Temperature Controllers, Circuit Breaker Sizing, Shunt-Trips, Overloads, and Contactors necessary.
  • Experience with Layout of Electrical components in enclosures for optimal wire and cable routing (panel layout) for power distribution and automation industries.
  • Must be familiar with NEC, NFPA-79, and UL508a Industry standards.
  • 10-15 years related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Festo’s complete product range and systems is desired.
  • Knowledge in automation industry and applications.
  • CAD expert user proficiency level, AutoCAD preferred.
  • ERP Software advanced user proficiency level.
  • Subject disciplines - Mechanical design and engineering, electronic design and Electrical engineering, Control Systems Engineering, Electronic and Pneumatic, Software Engineering, Machine Vision, FEA and Software Simulation


Core Leadership Competences

  • Performance orientation
  • Personal planning and Organization
  • Communication
  • Team working
  • Problem solving
  • Openness and Flexibility
  • Toughness
  • Tolerance
  • Conflict Management
  • Leading, Planning and Organizing
  • Critical and Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Innovation and Creativity
  • Delegation
  • English fluent
  • German, Spanish language skills preferred
  • MS-Office, MS Project, SAP, CAD 2D/3D plus documentation management, ISO9000


You can expect the following with us:

  • The good feeling working for a family-owned company with a safe and solid financial basis
  • Freedom to explore, innovate and realise your own ideas
  • Competitive compensation with attractive perks and other benefits
  • Respect and appreciation for each other - regardless of gender, nationality, disability, age and identity
  • Lifelong learning with great conditions for individual further development
  • Flexible working models depending on the respective workplace for a good balance of work and private life
  • Highly modern working environment, infrastructure and communication technologies
  • Great family and health services for your well-being

You can find more information about our benefits and Festo as an employer here.

Reference code: 9871

Company:  Festo Corporation

Livermore, US, 94551

We look forward to your application!

Nearest Major Market: San Francisco
Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland