Business:  Kalmar
Job Function:  R&D

Ljungby, SE

Systems Engineering Lead

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


Are you ready to take the lead in driving Systems Engineering excellence? Elevate Kalmar Counter Balanced (CB) division by introducing and implementing Systems Engineering principles. With your support the organisation will improve the ability to translate customer needs into technical solutions and integrate the engineering disciplines with Integrated Product Development (such as hydraulics, electronics, power electrics, software, mechanics etc.).


The location of this position is Ljungby, Sweden and you will report to the Head of System and Architecture  CB System & Architecture

Main tasks and responsibilities


In this key role, you'll be the architect of a strategy that incorporates Systems Engineering principles into Kalmar's Counter Balanced division. You'll own and govern a range of processes, from requirements engineering to lifecycle management, ensuring our practices are second to none. You'll also standardize Systems Engineering frameworks and templates and initiate improvements if needed.


You'll also be the driving force behind the tool chain that supports our Systems Engineering efforts, enhancing operational efficiency. Your expertise will be shared organization-wide as you develop and deliver targeted Systems Engineering training programs.


Acting as both guide and mentor, you'll provide ongoing support to project teams, ensuring the principles of Systems Engineering are effectively implemented. Plus, you'll stay current on industry advancements to keep us at the cutting edge.

What you’ll need to succeed


Education: To thrive in this role, a technical university degree aligned with your area of responsibility or equivalent practical experience is crucial. Your educational background will shape your expertise and pave the way for innovation.


Experience: Your journey should reflect proven experience in successfully implementing Systems Engineering principles within organizations. Experience in heavy mobile machinery, product development, and project management underscores your ability to lead and innovate. Experience in heavy mobile machinery, product development, and project management is qualifying. You also have proven experience in implementing Systems Engineering or alike, such as Integrated Product Development, within an organization.


Competencies: A command of Systems Engineering methodologies, tools, and best practices is your arsenal. An INCOSE certification elevates your credentials, highlighting your commitment to continuous learning. Your customer-centric approach, ability to consider a broad external environment, effective communication, analytical prowess, and collaborative spirit all contribute to your ability to empower excellence. And your fluency in English ensures seamless interactions.


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.

With us, you will have the opportunity to realise your potential and become an important member of our global team.

More benefits:

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package geared to boost health and wellbeing.
  • All our employees are offered comprehensive Learning & Development opportunities, annual development plan and career progression opportunities.
  • In most of our positions, you have flexible working hours and hybrid work (combination of remote work and on-site work).
  • At Kalmar, you will join a truly international working environment and support making global trade faster, smarter and more sustainable - smarter cargo flow for a better everyday.

Interested to join?


For further information please contact Johan Hellström, Head of System and Architecture, CB System & Architecture by email at


If you are excited about this opportunity, please submit your application now!

Please note that the interview process may begin before the closing date of the job posting.

Kalmar is part of Cargotec

Kalmar is the global leader in sustainable cargo handling for ports, terminals, distribution centres and heavy industry. With our extensive electric portfolio and global service network, we help our customers move towards safer, more eco-efficient and productive operations. Together, we develop innovative solutions that shape the future of our industry, improving our customers’ 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.