R&D Design Engineer

  • Full-time

Company Description

Doka is a world leader in providing innovative formwork solutions and services in all areas of construction. The company is also a global supplier of well-thought-out scaffolding solutions for a varied spectrum of applications. With more than 160 sales points and logistical facilities in over 60 countries, Doka has a high-performing distribution network for advice, customer service and technical support while ensuring equipment is provided swiftly – no matter how big the project. Based from its headquarters in Amstetten, Austria, Doka employs 6,800 people worldwide and is a company of the Umdasch Group, which has stood for reliability, experience and trustworthiness for more than 150 years.   

As a customer-focused organisation, Doka understands that its greatest assets are its employees, which is why Doka is consistently looking for talented professionals who are keen to develop their career in this challenging industry.  

The mid-market segment in Asia shows the greatest growth potential. In order to leverage this potential in the long run and come closer to the needs of the Asian market, we will establish our first innovation hub in Asia (located in Malaysia) and a new team of talent to focus on this area. 

Job Description

Doka is currently looking for a R&D Design Engineer who will be responsible and accountable for topics related to the development, design and testing of new products. 

If you are passionate about your work, have an inner drive to succeed and a desire to learn and grow from your experience, this could be the perfect next challenge for you. 

Reporting to the Senior R&D Development Engineer, this position plays an important role in supporting to translate customer needs into new solutions for the Asian construction markets.  

Main tasks include:  

  • Translating customer needs into product ideas, prototypes and finally serial products based on clear specifications and business cases 
  • Designing, detailing and generating of production drawings 
  • Developing formwork solutions based on local available raw materials, production possibilities and defined quality levels 
  • Product support and maintenance of serial products 
  • Performing statical pre-calculations 
  • Developing and testing functional samples, prototypes and preproduction-series 
  • Executing and observing tests on national and international sites for further improvement  
  • Processing tests for final accreditation of pre-series 


We are looking for a creative and analytical thinker who shows an accurate and structured way of working and is a good team player. In addition, we look for the following qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Civil/Mechanical/Metal Engineering or related disciplines 
  • Experience in the construction or formwork industry, preferably in the Asian market 
  • In-depth understanding of dependency between product specifications and production costs 
  • Proficient in Autodesk Inventor and AutoCAD (2D/3D) 
  • Familiar with different manufacturing and design standards in APAC region 
  • Strong team player and creative in finding daily solutions 
  • Excellent proficiency in English, any local Asian language skills are a definite plus  
  • Willingness to travel   
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