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Business:  Hiab
Job Function:  R&D

Dundalk, IE

R&D Manager

As pioneers and global leader, Hiab is ambitious to write forward our success story, inspiring and shaping our industry. The world in which we operate with our class-leading products, intelligent services and innovative digital solutions is constantly changing.

Join Hiab's journey - to inspire and shape the future of intelligent load handling


We are looking for a R&D Manager to join our Truck Mounted Forklift team. This role is responsible for the design and development of new machines and components for the TMFL range.The successful candidate will be responsible for NPD projects from scope and planning to production ensuring timing and budgets are met and products are compliant with relevant standards.
This position reports to Kevin Turnbull, Director, R&D. The location of this position is Dundalk, Ireland.
Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Plan and manage the R&D Roadmap for a rolling period of +5 years
  • Manage a team responsible for the design and development of new product and major upgrades
  • Manage project concept pipeline, generate new ideas, review potential projects
  • Create product scope & technical specifications for new product
  • Generate the work packages required and assign resources to meet department KPIs
  • Ensure compliance to standards and legislation including the Machinery Directive
  • Oversee the Engineering Change Order (ECO) process
  • Set and control department budgets for materials , resources internal and external.

What you’ll need to succeed:


  • Bachelor degree in Engineering, or similar
  • 5 Years experience in similar Engineering Management role 
  • 5 Years plus 3D CAD design experience of hydraulics and steel structures
  • Good organisation and communication skills with a flexible approach
  • Motivated self starter with good time management
  • Analytical and logical approach to problem solving
  • Excellent Cooperation with other departments, customers and suppliers.

You will be part of:


We offer you a position in a global organisation where you are challenged with interesting and diverse tasks. These tasks will provide a great opportunity for you to grow professionally.

Interested to join?


For further information please contact Kevin Turnbull, Director, R&D on email: kevin.turnbull@hiab.com
If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your CV by 31.05.2021.


Hiab is part of Cargotec

Hiab is the world's leading provider of on-road load handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. As the industry pioneer, Hiab's more than 3,300 employees worldwide focus on our commitment to increase efficiency in our customers' businesses and to shape the future of intelligent load handling.


Hiab's offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including HIAB loader cranes, LOGLIFT and JONSERED forestry and recycling cranes, MOFFETT truck mounted forklifts, MULTILIFT demountables, and tail lifts under the ZEPRO, DEL, and WALTCO fabrands. Hiab's ProCareTM service, award-winning HiVisionTM crane control system, and HiConnectTM platform demonstrate our constant drive to provide intelligent services and connected solutions that add value to our customers. www.hiab.com


Hiab is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2020 totalled approximately EUR 3.3 billion and it employs around 11,500 people. www.cargotec.com