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Engineer, Solutions Engineering

Date: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Southfield, MI, US, 48076

Company: XPO Logistics

Logistics done differently.

Transport Topics ranked XPO Logistics #1 in North America, and Forbes named us one of America’s best employers. At XPO, our success depends on our ability to provide the highest level of support and solutions to our customers. As the Engineer, Solutions Engineering, you will develop creative, actionable solutions to our customer’s everyday problems. Your focus will be on gathering requirements, analyzing data and recommending and developing transportation-oriented process improvements, solution designs and cost-savings opportunities. If you’re ready to embrace the challenge of working for a rapidly expanding global company, we have an opportunity for you to grow with XPO.


Pay, benefits and more.

We are eager to attract the best, so we offer competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including full health insurance (medical, dental and vision), 401(k), life insurance, disability and the opportunity to participate in a company incentive plan.


What you’ll do on a typical day:

  • Identify, analyze and deliver project-based results to support new initiatives and continuous improvement opportunities in operations
  • Gather and analyze data from various sources to ensure requirements address and drive transportation solutions; make assumptions based on partial client data
  • Prepare documentation pertaining to account requirements and update as needed to meet changes in customer requirements and processes
  • Interact daily with internal and external customers to ensure expectations are being met, collect customer requirements and review progress; train/educate others on logistics moves and costs for projects under management, and attend weekly meetings to keep functional leads, management and stakeholders updated on current projects and timelines
  • Perform both written and verbal logistics reporting for various projects and initiatives
  • Learn and apply lean concepts such as A3s, value stream maps, kaizen events and 5S

What you need to succeed at XPO:

At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Industrial Management, Engineering, Logistics Management or a related field, or equivalent related work or military experience
  • 1 year of experience in direct operations, logistics engineering, consulting or transportation solutions design, or equivalent education
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and Windows applications; ability to create complex formulas in Excel and visualize in Power BI
  • Ability to solve complex problems while clearly documenting the assumptions, logic, work steps, etc.
  • Availability to work a flexible schedule, including occasional travel

It’d be great if you also have:

  • Transportation Network Design Software experience
  • Solid aptitude for understanding and analyzing large amounts of data from multiple sources
  • Excellent interpersonal and management skills; ability to work collaboratively in a team and customer-facing environment, and get along with diverse personalities
  • Ability to develop insightful, value-added and actionable analyses with detailed explanations regarding drivers of the results; produce unambiguous, comprehensive and accurate interpretations
  • Strong project and time management skills with ability to multitask and manage customer expectations
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to present clean, organized and thorough information and data appropriate for intended audience

Be part of something big.


XPO is a leading provider of cutting-edge supply chain solutions to the most successful companies in the world. We help our customers manage their goods most efficiently using our technology and services. Our greatest strength is our global team – energetic, innovative people of all experience levels and talents who make XPO a great place to work.


We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, disability, veteran or other protected status.


XPO adheres to CDC, OSHA and state and local requirements regarding COVID safety. All employees and visitors are expected to comply with XPO policies which are in place to safeguard our employees and customers.


All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment may be required to take and pass a pre-employment drug test.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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