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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/22/2016

UTi Worldwide Inc. Portland, OR

Portland, OR
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree




The Sr. Engineer position Design and create pricing models that will ensure profitable and sustainable business wins. Analyze, measure and improve vehicle / fleet utilization on a continual basis, with a focus on minimizing empty miles (route balancing) to ensure maximum profitability.



Assist business with sales efforts by identifying opportunities within current operations, i.e. selling into existing capacity, cross-selling of products.

Perform fleet cost calculations to 1) ensure accurate pricing (rates) to clients and 2) provide cost-saving recommendations.

Design and review route / load rates on a regular basis to make sure we re recovering correctly.

Analyze profitability of clients and products and provide necessary recommendations where required by maintaining, utilizing and improving the Activity Based Costing model

Analyze data to identify high density areas / volumes for possible future growth and expansion.

Design, implement and project manage key strategic initiatives (identifying locations for and setting-up truck-terminals). As well as play a key role in implementation of these initiatives.

Compile business cases for new initiatives, with a focus on ROI calculations (investing in new trucks, owner operator vs. own fleet, setting-up terminals).

Work closely with other business units to maximize synergies and cost-savings.

Develop simulation / optimization modelling on current and proposed scenarios to validate or improve operations.

Reporting of all projects and initiative to key stakeholders on a regular basis (and on a single platform PPO). Maintain project plans with a focus on deliverables, timelines, risks and budget.

Present all calculations, findings and recommendations to both internal and external customers.

Work with cross-functional teams to design solutions, including process / business mapping to improve quality and productivity.

Facilitate, analyze and manage CIP related projects and initiatives.

Work closely with operations to implement new business initiatives, as well as develop plans for optimizing existing business. * Build and maintain strong working relationships with sales, operations and other business areas.

Other Duties

* Performs other duties as assigned


* N/A


Education and/or Experience


Bachelor s Degree or higher in Engineering

3 years of logistics and transportation experience.


Computer Skills

* Strong proficiency required in MS Office Applications especially in MS Excel

Language Skills

* English (reading, writing and verbal)

Mathematical Skills

* Strong mathematical skills

Other Skills

* Excellent oral, written and automated communication skills.

* Ability to apply team concepts to achieve team objectives.

* Detail oriented, ability to prioritize and multi-task, and superior time management skills.

* Superior analytical and problem solving skills.

* Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

* Willing to travel (10-15%) if requested.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee uses his/her hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, or crouch; talk or hear. The employee uses computer and telephone equipment. Specific vision requirements of this job include close vision and distance vision. Must be able to travel by plane and automobile. [CSC: This should only be in here if applies to specific job]


While performing the duties of this job, the employee rarely is exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate.

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described above are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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