Application Engineer II

The Application Engineer II (AE II) will lead design work of distribution center operations and material handling systems with Fortna’s Clients in conjunction with Fortna’s Operations Design team. This Engineering role is accountable to the quality and feasibility of design, ensuring operational and business requirements are met. The AE II is considered a senior technical role within the organization, and in conjunction with Solution Architect, is expected to provide coaching and mentoring to other members of the Engineering group. The AE II is expected to work under the guidance of a Solution Architect during Operation Design concept development and serve as the Engineering lead during Integrated Detail Design (IDD) and Implementation phases of projects. Associates in this role are required to support multiple projects, each of varying complexity and effort.

The AE II is expected to understand distribution center operations, material handling technology, and warehouse software system technology. Team leadership competencies, collaboration abilities, and cross-functional awareness are required attributes of the AE II. The AE II is also expected to support development efforts for the Engineering department such as process improvements, tool development, supporting departmental goals, infrastructure, and standard improvement. Overall, the AE II is considered a primary stakeholder in ensuring the successful completion of projects for Fortna and Fortna’s Clients, as well as ensuring continuous improvement within the Engineering department.

Understanding the roles and responsibilities of all team members associated with Operations Design and Implementation efforts, and ability to utilize each team member effectively, commensurate to role expectations and individual abilities.
Supporting the Fortna design team on distribution operations design efforts.
Understanding and supporting concept design project budgets and schedules.
Supporting development of a wide array of conceptual designs to meet various Client requirements, business and operational requirements. Concepts may range from manual to fully automated solutions.
Facilitating design review meetings internally and externally.
Accurately, clearly, and concisely displaying design requirements, assumptions, designs, and budgets utilizing Fortna standard documentation.
Continuously evaluating project progress against plan.
Documenting and managing project changes with Client and Fortna Design Teams.
Supporting tools development, continuous improvement and use, such as Fortna DCconceptor™, DCdesigner®
Leading Engineering project team resources (Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Controls Engineering) during Integrated Detail Design and Implementation project phases.
Managing IDD and Implementation Engineering scope, schedule, budget
Providing “estimates to complete” to project management for Engineering scope and effort
Continually self-educating and evaluating current and future technology and operating methodologies for possible inclusions in current and future concept designs.
Leading final engineering efforts and engineering weekly meeting, publishing weekly engineering status reports (consolidated from electrical engineering, design engineering, technical services), tracking engineering schedule and budgets, and resource planning (report to engineering directors).

4-year engineering degree from an accredited college with 5 years experience leading engineering responsibilities at project level or; Master’s degree and 5 years’ relevant experience or; 7+ years in engineering leadership role.
Proven leadership skills with some leadership experience, strong business acumen.
Ability to travel approximately 40% (domestic and internationally).
Superior oral and written communication skills.
Proficiency with AutoCAD.


SponsorFortna Inc.
Posted Date1/18/22
Job TypeFull Time
ContactKayla Curran, Corporate Recruiter
Contact Email
CountryUnited States of America

Job Functions

Project Management
Supply Chain Management

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