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Director Of Engineering

Job Description

Located in scenicPortland ME, profitable and growing contract manufacturer and design Company isseeking a Director ofEngineering-Product Development who will continue the growth strategyrelated to the integration of Engineering and Manufacturing services. With a trackrecord of 30 years of product development experience and technical expertise,the Company’s services provide tremendous value to leading OEMs and well‐fundedstartups, accelerating time to market and reducing overall cost.

The Director of Engineering is responsiblefor leading an experienced engineering organization, driving talentdevelopment, process optimization, integrated life‐cycle services andintellectual property of the product development operation – includingSoftware, Electronics, Mechanical, and PCB Engineers.

MUST HAVE SOME RECENT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL DEVICES.

As a member of theCompany’s leadership team, the Director of Engineering will help create, driveand execute business strategies ‐ including initiatives, processes, goals, andshort‐ and long‐term objectives.

Responsibilities

 

Resource Management

o   Ensure proper staffing levels are maintained.

o   Identify and maintain outside resources toaugment staffing needs.

o   Support recruitment through internships andco‐op program.

o   Actively work to build a highly motivated,enthusiastic, and skilled engineering team.

o   Mentor, coach and develop staff on engineeringdesign process, best practices, estimating and problem solving.  Set expectations and evaluate the team.

o   Effectively build and develop leaders withinyour organization.

o   Work with ProgramManagement to allocateresources across activeprojects.

Technical Leadership

o   Lead the department technically ‐ be the face ofthe Company’s engineering both internally andexternally.

o   Provide effective decision‐making based uponsound technical experience.

o   Lead and support engineering problem‐solving activities.

Sales Support

o   Seek to understand the customer’s needs andtheir problems to be solved and envision solutions that meet those needs.

o   Support sales as the design engineering andproduct development subject matter expert by presenting our capabilities in acompelling manner.

o   Support the proposal team to created detailedSOW with consideration of scope,schedule and cost to enable the project to succeed.

o   Build relationships with client upper management to facilitate communication and alignment.

Strategy

o   Measure the performance of the group to ensurehigh‐levels of efficiency and customer satisfaction.  Utilize measurements to drive groupcontinuous improvement activities.


    • Lead the strategic vision for product development group. Identify and implement the latest technology to enhance the growth of the organization.

    • Lead the department to track and improve the quality, productivity and predictability of engineering project execution.

    • Identification of new software platforms / tools for the department.

    • Understand how your group contributes to the success of other groups.

    • Support other departments within the Company. 

Job Requirements

BSEE or related engineering discipline; advanced degree a plus.

Ten ormore years of experience in electronics product development.

Provensuccess in a management role leading an engineering team.

Past hands‐on experiencedeveloping electro‐mechanical embedded systems.

Experiencein automotive, aerospace, consumer products and or medical device development desired.

Provensuccess in a customer‐facing role.

Ability to succeed in afast‐paced environment with quickly changingpriorities.

Can‐do attitude with a senseof urgency.

Desire to stay current withthe latest technology to ensure the continual growth of the organization.

Excellentorganizational and planning skills with a strong attention to detail.

Ability to fostercommunication and cohesiveness within the department and the entire Company.

Job Snapshot

Location US-ME-Portland
Employment Type Full-Time
Pay Type Year
Pay Rate N/A
Store Type Engineering
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Job Description

Located in scenicPortland ME, profitable and growing contract manufacturer and design Company isseeking a Director ofEngineering-Product Development who will continue the growth strategyrelated to the integration of Engineering and Manufacturing services. With a trackrecord of 30 years of product development experience and technical expertise,the Company’s services provide tremendous value to leading OEMs and well‐fundedstartups, accelerating time to market and reducing overall cost.

The Director of Engineering is responsiblefor leading an experienced engineering organization, driving talentdevelopment, process optimization, integrated life‐cycle services andintellectual property of the product development operation – includingSoftware, Electronics, Mechanical, and PCB Engineers.

MUST HAVE SOME RECENT YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN MEDICAL DEVICES.

As a member of theCompany’s leadership team, the Director of Engineering will help create, driveand execute business strategies ‐ including initiatives, processes, goals, andshort‐ and long‐term objectives.

Responsibilities

 

Resource Management

o   Ensure proper staffing levels are maintained.

o   Identify and maintain outside resources toaugment staffing needs.

o   Support recruitment through internships andco‐op program.

o   Actively work to build a highly motivated,enthusiastic, and skilled engineering team.

o   Mentor, coach and develop staff on engineeringdesign process, best practices, estimating and problem solving.  Set expectations and evaluate the team.

o   Effectively build and develop leaders withinyour organization.

o   Work with ProgramManagement to allocateresources across activeprojects.

Technical Leadership

o   Lead the department technically ‐ be the face ofthe Company’s engineering both internally andexternally.

o   Provide effective decision‐making based uponsound technical experience.

o   Lead and support engineering problem‐solving activities.

Sales Support

o   Seek to understand the customer’s needs andtheir problems to be solved and envision solutions that meet those needs.

o   Support sales as the design engineering andproduct development subject matter expert by presenting our capabilities in acompelling manner.

o   Support the proposal team to created detailedSOW with consideration of scope,schedule and cost to enable the project to succeed.

o   Build relationships with client upper management to facilitate communication and alignment.

Strategy

o   Measure the performance of the group to ensurehigh‐levels of efficiency and customer satisfaction.  Utilize measurements to drive groupcontinuous improvement activities.


    • Lead the strategic vision for product development group. Identify and implement the latest technology to enhance the growth of the organization.

    • Lead the department to track and improve the quality, productivity and predictability of engineering project execution.

    • Identification of new software platforms / tools for the department.

    • Understand how your group contributes to the success of other groups.

    • Support other departments within the Company. 

Job Requirements

BSEE or related engineering discipline; advanced degree a plus.

Ten ormore years of experience in electronics product development.

Provensuccess in a management role leading an engineering team.

Past hands‐on experiencedeveloping electro‐mechanical embedded systems.

Experiencein automotive, aerospace, consumer products and or medical device development desired.

Provensuccess in a customer‐facing role.

Ability to succeed in afast‐paced environment with quickly changingpriorities.

Can‐do attitude with a senseof urgency.

Desire to stay current withthe latest technology to ensure the continual growth of the organization.

Excellentorganizational and planning skills with a strong attention to detail.

Ability to fostercommunication and cohesiveness within the department and the entire Company.

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