Development Engineer Advanced Development (f/m/d)


PALFINGER stands for sophisticated innovation, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. As an international lifting solution provider and market leader, our lifting solutions are used on the commercial vehicles of today and tomorrow as well as in the maritime sector. To meet the challenges of the future, we are looking for you.

PALFINGER sees itself as a co-shaper of megatrends such as sustainability, social change, and digitalization in its industry. Shaping each of these movements requires its own approach and – apart from actual product development – could not be achieved without cooperation within the company and the development of customer relations. The megatrends offer us opportunities to rethink things, recognize technological and economic challenges proactively, and use these challenges to create added value for the customer, company, and our partners. We see the changes in today's world as opportunities for the future. The journey to a successful future continues.

At PALFINGER, the development of the loader crane product is future-oriented, aligned with changing challenges. Do you want to be part of our journey into the future?

We are looking for: Development Engineer Advanced Development (f/m/d),  Location Köstendorf


  • Development, construction as well as the conception of new innovative crane systems.
  • Preparation of preliminary studies through to documents for prototype and series production.
  • Leading mechanical pre-development projects.
  • Close, cross-departmental cooperation with internal as well as external development partners (universities, suppliers, service providers, customers...)
  • Cooperation with national and international production and assembly sites.
  • Participation in the analysis and comparison of test and simulation results.


  • Graduate of a higher technical education (university, FH, HTL) in the field of mechanical engineering or corresponding professional experience.
  • Several years of experience in the field of product development of mechanical engineering or steel construction elements.
  • Creativity, openness to new ideas and strong analytical skills
  • Experience in the field of simulation-supported component development.
  • Knowledge in project management as well as CREO, ANSYS, MBSE would be an advantage
  • Good knowledge of German and English


We want to work with you on the megatrends of tomorrow and reshape the future with your help. 


  • Agile and international environment with modern corporate culture
  • New Work: flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home on a regular basis
  • Demanding, challenging projects in international and cross-functional teams
  • Individual promotion of your strengths and goals
  • Voluntary social benefits through our company health program PALfit
  • Job ticket: to and from PALFINGER by public transport
  • Employee car pools
  • Relocation package in case of relocation
  • Last but not least: performance-oriented and fair salary


Not only does the festival city of Salzburg inspire with numerous cultural highlights, but also with a wide range of year-round sports activities within the region. Whether for recreational athletes, nature lovers or families - Salzburg's mountain and lake region offers everyone the opportunity for the ideal work-life balance.

We offer an attractive and performance-related salary, which is based on your qualifications and professional experience and can be significantly above the “Kollektivvertrag” (= collective labor agreement) for this position (Kollektivvertrag minimum based on full-time employment is EUR 46.346,72 per year).

We are looking forward to receiving your informative application.


Armin Eisenmann

HR Business Partner
Palfinger Europe GmbH
Moosmühlstraße 1 | 5203 Köstendorf | Austria


Palfinger Europe GmbH
Moosmühlstraße 1 , 5203 Köstendorf