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Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  Engineering

Algeciras, ES

Project Engineer

Kalmar keeps global trade moving. Our innovative solutions contribute to every fourth container movement in the world and help transform the future of cargo handling. We believe in collaboration, delivering on our promises and that people make the difference.

Making your next move count


Kalmar Spain is seeking a Mechanical or Structural Engineer with at least 3 years of experience in STS Cranes preferably (or other heavy mobile machines) to be part of his Engineering Department situated in Algeciras, Spain, to act as Project Engineer for the different projects that Kalmar Spain is running around the region covered by its Offices (SEMEA region).

The candidate will have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary and international team, so the domain of English is a must. Due to the nature of the works, the candidate has to be open to travel abroad for a certain period of time, which will depend on the needs of the project.

The position is based in Algeciras but it will require travel to different countries within EMEA area. You will be reporting to our Country Director, Spain.


Main tasks and responsibilities


  • Structural Calculations and Structural designs for Cranes Modifications projects
  • Mechanism calculation (motor, gearbox, rope drums, wire ropes, others)
  • Revise and perform manufacturing drawings for the designs
  • Prepare the quality control documentation for the project (Inspection Test Plan) for the steel construction execution
  • Supervise and monitor the steel manufacturing process and external company’s works when needed
  • Give support to the specifications for technical purchases
  • Held external and internal technical meetings
  • Assist the site team when needed, travelling to the site when needed.


What you’ll need to succeed

We’re looking for someone who has the capacity and ability to adapt to the changes, priorities, and tight schedules.

Ideally you have:

Qualifications and Experience:

  • MSc / BSc degree in Mechanical/Structural Engineering
  • At least 3 years of Experience in Similar Position and Similar Industry
  • Experience supervising steel construction on-site and mobile cranes maneuvers with heavy structures
  • Knowledge in steel structure design, manufacturing, and calculation
  • Master degree or complementary education in Finite element Analysis will be highly appreciated
  • Skills in FEM Analysis software such as Solid works Simulation, ANSYS, SAP2000 will be appreciated
  • Full Command of English is a must
  • Fluent Spanish Spoken and Written
  • Advance Skills in CAD software, (2D/3D)
  • Windows Office / Google standard package (excel, word, etc…).


  • Methodical and good in Details
  • Analytical Skills
  • Responsible, able to make decisions independently, and capable of working under pressure and meeting deadlines.
  • Strong problem-solving capacity and ability
  • Ability to take new projects and responsibilities with minimal guidance and to understand key drivers/trends of the business
  • Team Working Capacity and Ability.


You will be part of


We believe in our people as it is our people who really make the difference. We always work in close collaboration with our customers, deliver on our promises and never walk away no matter how big the challenge. We succeed because we do it together. 


Interested to join?


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application/ CV in English.


Please note that the recruitment  process for this position is coordinated by our HR team part of Cargotec Business Services based in Bulgaria.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar offers the widest range of cargo handling solutions and services to ports, terminals, distribution centres and to the heavy industry. Kalmar is the industry forerunner in terminal automation and in energy efficient container handling, with one in four container movements around the globe being handled by a Kalmar solution. Through its extensive product portfolio, global service network and ability to enable a seamless integration of different terminal processes, Kalmar improves the efficiency of every move.


Kalmar is part of Cargotec. Cargotec's (Nasdaq Helsinki: CGCBV) sales in 2022 totalled approximately EUR 4 billion and it employs around 11,500 people.