When we see the product we developed being manufactured and put into use – that’s tremendous and it builds bonds.

Veysel Cilingir | Design Engineer

Not satisfied with the status quo? Neither are we!

Are you looking for opportunities to turn your creative ideas into exciting products? Do you crave variety and want to see your research become a reality?

At Liebherr, you can give shape to your flashes of inspiration. Join us to explore a wide variety of research questions and discover the diversity of the research and development field in new ways!

What is waiting for you here:

Highlights of the area of employment research and development

You are working on innovative products and therefore creating the future of Liebherr.

You will make our products even better by continuous improvement.

You are inventing new technologies by having a closer look at technical potentials to unleash your own creativity.

You are creating useful features for customers and operators making their life easier.

With your manpower you will contribute decisively to the design, functions and usability of our high end products.

The tasks that are waiting for you:

  • Determining test environments and planning test operations
  • Calibrating as well as testing of tools and performing simulations
  • Carrying out competitive and structural analyses and monitoring development trends
  • Initiating and managing of development projects or collaborating in a team of experts
  • New developments or optimization of existing constructions and systems, taking into account functional requirements, costs and quality
  • Performing calculations and analyzing the results
  • Coordinating and collaborating with internal specialist departments
  • Developing product design based on global standards, e.g. safety standards, legal requirements, standards
  • Designing components including list of parts, project drawings or software specifications

Impressions of our daily business

  • We need your consent This YouTube video is provided by Google*. If you load the video, your data - including your IP address - is transmitted to Google and may be stored and processed by Google inter alia in the USA. We have no influence over further data processing by Google. By clicking on "Accept", you consent to the transmission of data to Google for this video in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and at the same time expressly consent to the transfer of data to the USA in accordance with Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. If you no longer wish to consent to each YouTube video individually in the future and wish to be able to load the videos without this blocker, you can also select "Always accept YouTube" and thereby consent to the associated data transmissions and transfers to Google and to the USA for all other YouTube videos which you open on our website in the future. Please note that, in the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there does not currently exist an adequate level of data protection in line with EU standards in the USA, and at present we cannot provide suitable safeguards to protect your data and offset this shortcoming. Possible risks to you of data transfer to the USA are that access by state authorities cannot be excluded and that your data could be processed for reasons of national security, criminal prosecution or for other purposes in the public interest of the USA, possibly without you being informed separately and without enforceable rights and effective means of redress being available to you. You can withdraw consent that you have given at any time with future effect via the settings. For further information, please see our Data Protection Declaration and Google's Privacy Policy. *Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; Mutterunternehmen: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    Lei Shen never gets bored while working at Liebherr. As homologation specialist, she is responsible for the world’s biggest cranes and their approval procedure in total. High technical understanding, intercultural competence and the huge individual responsibility are the most fascinating parts of Lei’s work within the Liebherr Group.

  • Possible competencies you will use in this area section:

    • Higher education or academic degree (Master of Science or Bachelor) in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, informatics or similar
    • Good English language skills (verbal and written)
    • Knowledge and experience in project management
    • Structured and team-oriented way of working (Team spirit)
    • Technical knowledge about different technologies, tools and methods
    • Product knowledge
    • Programming skills depending on the applications (e.g. SPS, C, C++, C#, Python, SQL, Java)
    • Adept in CAD and testing Software
    • Further specific expertise (mechanics, physical measurements, structural calculation, power electronics)

    Projects

  • When ideas take shape
    Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH, at Kirchdorf an der Iller, is home to a development and demonstration center on a site of 12.8 hectares (31.6 acres) that is unique in Europe. This is where Liebherr develops, tests and validates its new earthmoving and material handling machines. As well as a test hall with an administration building, there is also a testing ground with a test circuit, functional tracks, a sound measuring station, incline mounds and an excavation terrain. Mechanics, technicians, engineers and test drivers work there together on all kinds of different projects. The latest tools and technologies are available for them to use every day in their work.

    When ideas take shape

    Liebherr-Hydraulikbagger GmbH, at Kirchdorf an der Iller, is home to a development and demonstration center on a site of 12.8 hectares (31.6 acres) that is unique in Europe. This is where Liebherr develops, tests and validates its new earthmoving and material handling machines. As well as a test hall with an administration building, there is also a testing ground with a test circuit, functional tracks, a sound measuring station, incline mounds and an excavation terrain. Mechanics, technicians, engineers and test drivers work there together on all kinds of different projects. The latest tools and technologies are available for them to use every day in their work.

    Magazine: When ideas take shape
  • Into the future with Liebherr – optimizing driver safety by implementing automation elements
    New technologies enable a very high degree of automation – all the way to an autonomous machine in the more distant future. These automation functions not only support our drivers in their present tasks, but will also enable new work processes in the future along with an increasing level of comfort and efficiency while reducing risks for the operators (e.g. video teleoperation). This automation technology is based in part on environment recognition and monitoring technologies, but it also requires new approaches in control programming and machine connectivity. In addition, new challenges await us as a manufacturer with regard to the applications and functionalities of our machines. We are currently working on the foundations for this future-oriented technology in our technology development projects, and we are building and validating initial prototype systems. Furthermore, new development methods are being applied, especially in the areas of machine environment simulation and control development.

    Into the future with Liebherr – optimizing driver safety by implementing automation elements

    New technologies enable a very high degree of automation – all the way to an autonomous machine in the more distant future. These automation functions not only support our drivers in their present tasks, but will also enable new work processes in the future along with an increasing level of comfort and efficiency while reducing risks for the operators (e.g. video teleoperation). This automation technology is based in part on environment recognition and monitoring technologies, but it also requires new approaches in control programming and machine connectivity. In addition, new challenges await us as a manufacturer with regard to the applications and functionalities of our machines. We are currently working on the foundations for this future-oriented technology in our technology development projects, and we are building and validating initial prototype systems. Furthermore, new development methods are being applied, especially in the areas of machine environment simulation and control development.

  • Optimization of validation processes – “Digital Twin” project
    A deep understanding of everything that happens inside the machine is a basic requirement for a robust, efficient and reliable construction machine. However, all these machine processes have to undergo acceptance and therefore be assured by our validation experts before delivery. In the future, a digital twin will make it possible to take all the physical interrelationships of the future machine into account right from the machine development stage, while also enabling validation during development to help cut out any loops. It will also be possible in the future, via a simulation on the digital twin, to have the machine “virtually” complete many thousands of operating hours and so prevent subsequent machine failure due to service life issues. This will help us in the continuous development of our products, and benefit our customers in their daily work.

    Optimization of validation processes – “Digital Twin” project

    A deep understanding of everything that happens inside the machine is a basic requirement for a robust, efficient and reliable construction machine. However, all these machine processes have to undergo acceptance and therefore be assured by our validation experts before delivery. In the future, a digital twin will make it possible to take all the physical interrelationships of the future machine into account right from the machine development stage, while also enabling validation during development to help cut out any loops. It will also be possible in the future, via a simulation on the digital twin, to have the machine “virtually” complete many thousands of operating hours and so prevent subsequent machine failure due to service life issues. This will help us in the continuous development of our products, and benefit our customers in their daily work.

  • We need your consent This YouTube video is provided by Google*. If you load the video, your data - including your IP address - is transmitted to Google and may be stored and processed by Google inter alia in the USA. We have no influence over further data processing by Google. By clicking on "Accept", you consent to the transmission of data to Google for this video in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and at the same time expressly consent to the transfer of data to the USA in accordance with Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. If you no longer wish to consent to each YouTube video individually in the future and wish to be able to load the videos without this blocker, you can also select "Always accept YouTube" and thereby consent to the associated data transmissions and transfers to Google and to the USA for all other YouTube videos which you open on our website in the future. Please note that, in the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there does not currently exist an adequate level of data protection in line with EU standards in the USA, and at present we cannot provide suitable safeguards to protect your data and offset this shortcoming. Possible risks to you of data transfer to the USA are that access by state authorities cannot be excluded and that your data could be processed for reasons of national security, criminal prosecution or for other purposes in the public interest of the USA, possibly without you being informed separately and without enforceable rights and effective means of redress being available to you. You can withdraw consent that you have given at any time with future effect via the settings. For further information, please see our Data Protection Declaration and Google's Privacy Policy. *Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; Mutterunternehmen: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    Developing Excellence!

    In 2019 we launched the world’s first battery-driven drilling rig by replacing conventional diesel engines with a battery-electrical powertrain. Thus creating a trendsetting electro-hydraulic machine revolutionizing the construction machinery business. The benefits for our customers are obvious: local zero emission without any restrictions to performance and mobility. Without our well-educated and professional development team such a big step into the future of our business would have never been possible as they had to find solutions to unknown problems. Our developers had to think about selecting batteries, power electronics and motors into existing limits and frameworks of our machines. Therefore they have been faced with completely new tasks e.g. dimensioning of the battery capacity and power through analyzing telemetry-data and simulating. However, our vision will go further: a couple of developers are dealing with electrifying all rotatory drives including hoist, slewing and traveling gear. Their goal is to combine knowledge of various disciplines in order to create the best fully electric machines possible. To ensure the success of the story our developers have to take on responsibility and work proactive and self-contained. As you can see: at Liebherr our developers are putting all their passion and enthusiasm into their daily work in order to create leading innovations and shape technological progress: we are striving for excellence!

    LB 16 unplugged
  • We need your consent This YouTube video is provided by Google*. If you load the video, your data - including your IP address - is transmitted to Google and may be stored and processed by Google inter alia in the USA. We have no influence over further data processing by Google. By clicking on "Accept", you consent to the transmission of data to Google for this video in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and at the same time expressly consent to the transfer of data to the USA in accordance with Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. If you no longer wish to consent to each YouTube video individually in the future and wish to be able to load the videos without this blocker, you can also select "Always accept YouTube" and thereby consent to the associated data transmissions and transfers to Google and to the USA for all other YouTube videos which you open on our website in the future. Please note that, in the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there does not currently exist an adequate level of data protection in line with EU standards in the USA, and at present we cannot provide suitable safeguards to protect your data and offset this shortcoming. Possible risks to you of data transfer to the USA are that access by state authorities cannot be excluded and that your data could be processed for reasons of national security, criminal prosecution or for other purposes in the public interest of the USA, possibly without you being informed separately and without enforceable rights and effective means of redress being available to you. You can withdraw consent that you have given at any time with future effect via the settings. For further information, please see our Data Protection Declaration and Google's Privacy Policy. *Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; Mutterunternehmen: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    More energy-efficient aviation: Less emission, less noise, less weight and better energy supply

    More electric systems increase safety and efficiency of the aircraft and reduce noise and fuel consumption by less weight. Liebherr-Aerospace conducts major research into electric systems at three different sites, which could revolutionize the field of aviation in the near future.

    Story: Electric aviation launches
  • We need your consent This YouTube video is provided by Google*. If you load the video, your data - including your IP address - is transmitted to Google and may be stored and processed by Google inter alia in the USA. We have no influence over further data processing by Google. By clicking on "Accept", you consent to the transmission of data to Google for this video in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR and at the same time expressly consent to the transfer of data to the USA in accordance with Art. 49 (1) (a) GDPR. If you no longer wish to consent to each YouTube video individually in the future and wish to be able to load the videos without this blocker, you can also select "Always accept YouTube" and thereby consent to the associated data transmissions and transfers to Google and to the USA for all other YouTube videos which you open on our website in the future. Please note that, in the opinion of the European Court of Justice, there does not currently exist an adequate level of data protection in line with EU standards in the USA, and at present we cannot provide suitable safeguards to protect your data and offset this shortcoming. Possible risks to you of data transfer to the USA are that access by state authorities cannot be excluded and that your data could be processed for reasons of national security, criminal prosecution or for other purposes in the public interest of the USA, possibly without you being informed separately and without enforceable rights and effective means of redress being available to you. You can withdraw consent that you have given at any time with future effect via the settings. For further information, please see our Data Protection Declaration and Google's Privacy Policy. *Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland; Mutterunternehmen: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

    PowerBoom – innovatively raising load capacity

    If you wanted to know the single most important feature of a crawler crane, “load capacity” would be the answer. But how can you increase the load capacity of an existing crane? The developers came up with the simple but effective idea of widening the boom using two existing lattice sections – the PowerBoom was born. This award-winning boom system enhancement is now available for the three largest crawler cranes from Ehingen. It shows that what in hindsight is a “simple” idea can develop into something extremely successful.

  • Research and development job vacancies

    Browse our research and development job vacancies and become part of our modern team!

    • Technischer Redakteur (m/f/d)

      Bad Schussenried, Forschung / Entwicklung

      To the job vacancy
    • Embedded Linux Software Entwicklungsingenieur (m/w/d)

      Lindau, Forschung / Entwicklung

      To the job vacancy
    • Systementwickler (m/f/d) Steuerungs- und E- Antriebstechnik

      Bad Schussenried, Forschung / Entwicklung

      To the job vacancy
    • Cloud Product Owner (m/f/d)

      Ulm, Research / development

      To the job vacancy
    • Entwickler (m/w/d) Elektrotechnik für das Test- und Qualifikationszentrum

      Lindenberg, Forschung / Entwicklung

      To the job vacancy