Ryder System Solutions Design Engineer- Heavy Bulky in ALPHARETTA, Georgia

Position Description

The primary focus of this position is to provide engineering support for business development initiatives for heavy bulky (nonconveyable) e-commerce facilities. When new business opportunities are identified, this engineer will work with both potential customers and a cross-functional Ryder team to develop an optimal warehousing design. By developing and evaluating solution components such as a facility layout along with equipment and labor strategies and requirements optimal proposals are constructed.

To be successful, an applicant will require a strong knowledge of all supply chain processes and how they interact, and affect distribution management strategies. Experience with designing distribution facilities and warehousing processes is a requirement. Strong analytical skills will be essential to demonstrate that a solution is optimal. They must have strong ability to communicate and work closely with cross-functional team that includes engineering, sales, IT, pricing and management.

This really is an outstanding opportunity for the right person coming from an e-commerce background, looking for a challenge, and eager about to grow their career within a Fortune 500 company.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Business, Supply Chain Management or Industrial Engineering

  • Six (6) years or more experience in the Transportation industry(e.g., Truckload, Multi-stop TL, LTL, Intermodal, Bulk, Rail, or Parcel services)

  • Six (6) years or more experience in the Warehousing and/or Manufacturing industry (e.g., Industrial Engineering, Warehouse Operations, Operations)

  • Superb data organization and cleansing skills

  • Exhibit advanced skills and concepts using design applications, tools, techniques, and methodologies to analyze and design complex transportation and warehousing networks

  • Familiarity in simulation tools, transportation & warehouse management systems, ERPs, Automation, MHE, Visibility Tools, and industry leading technologies preferred

  • Ability to influence the project teams by using facts, statistics, and analytics

  • Comprehend complex supply chain and transportation solutions and segment design processes into manageable elements and process steps

  • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills, including the ability to translate complex designs, concepts, and regulations into terms readily understood

  • Ability to create and maintain professional relationships within all levels of the organization (peers, work groups, customers, supervisors)

  • Microsoft Office Suite skills with emphasis on Access, Excel and PowerPoint (expert level)

  • Knowledgeable of visualization (Tableau, Microsoft) and database programming (intermediate level) preferred

  • Knowledge of effective metrics programs and design networks that are sustainable and measurable (advanced level)

  • Transportation Design:

  • Extensive knowledge of Dedicated Services and Managed Transportation Networks

  • Required knowledge of all available equipment types such as; dry van, temperature control, flat bed, other specialized equipment

  • Transportation Design Tools: JDA, Appian, Network Design Tools: Llamasoft, Transportation Management Systems: JDA, OTM, Mapping Software: Tableau (expert level)

  • Warehouse Design:

  • Extensive knowledge of Warehouse Management operations, data analytics, Industrial Engineering, warehouse types (ambient, temp control, warehouse layout/ design and Lean methods

  • Required knowledge of material handling solutions and automation types such as: powered industrial truck (PIT) applications; racking and other storage solution designs, packaging equipment; conveyor and sortation equipment; and other automation solutions (e.g. AS/RS)

  • Warehouse Design Tools e.g.: CAD (e.g. AutoCAD); slotting (e.g. Slot3D); Predetermined Motion and Time Systems and methods (e.g. MOST); simulation software and application; Warehouse Management Systems (e.g. Manhattan Scale); and Labor Management Systems. Network Design Tools (e.g., Llamasoft) and Data Analytics Software (e.g., Tableau) a plus (expert level)


  • Support the bid submission process by reviewing RFP documents, understand objectives, develop questions to clarify gaps and develop initial hypothesis specific to a specific solution design that solves our customer's needs & delivers unique value

  • Data validation, cleansing, profiling, baseline development & defining scenarios to model

  • Calculating labor, equipment, facility and expense requirements based on transportation and warehousing design assumptions. Develop process flows, concept of operations and value propositions consistent with the win strategy and work with IT to develop concept of systems. Coordinate with Pricing and other functions to develop cost and pricing models as well as relevant assumptions

  • Develop optimizations scenarios and strategies that are aligned with objectives

  • Meet frequently with customers and cross-functional bid response team. Support technical review presentations and design validation meetings

  • Implementation follow-up, which requires engineer to validate and modify deployed process to ensure that it matches plan

  • Develop and improve engineering tools and methodologies to ensure industry best practices

  • Lead consulting projects that involve understanding customers’ pain-points developing and presenting solutions

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Ryder is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Requisition ID 2018-58688

Category Engineering

Employment Type Regular - Full Time (4)

Travel Requirements 20-30%

Position Code 8927