The Engineering Director plans, organizes and directs the Engineering Department to meet company objectives for, new product and technology development, technical product support and improvement of existing product lines by performing the following duties and responsibilities personally or through subordinates.Responsibilities:Plans and formulates aspects of research and development proposals such as objective or purpose of project, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements.Oversees key projects, processes and performance reports, data and analysis. Plans documentation system.Selects, develops, trains and supervises staff.Develops, determines and implements policies, procedures and programs.Selects correct design concepts and fundamental technology used for new products or improvement for existing ones.Reviews and analyzes proposals submitted to determine if benefits derived and possible applications justify expenditures.Approves and submits proposals considered feasible to management for consideration and allocation of funds or allocates funds from the department budget.Develops and implements methods and procedures for monitoring projects such as preparation of records of expenditures and research findings, progress reports, and staff conferences to inform management of current status of each project.Working with Manufacturing, Operations, Purchasing and Quality, reviews quality improvements, cost improvements and new product development.Ensures compliance of products with customer specifications and applicable regulatory standards (ADA, FMVSS)Collaborates with Sales Department ascertain engineering requirements to develop new markets.Negotiates contracts with consulting firms to perform research or other applicable studies or support.Directs appropriate support for manufacturing and quality functions within the organization.Understands mechanisms for building team capacity and improving team performance and aligns resources to deliver on commitments and drive results.Qualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Demonstrated competency in managing the performance of others.Familiarity with best practices in product design, manufacturing, and validationFamiliarity with lean/Six Sigma methodologyComplete responsibility starting from planning to execution.Responsibility to co-ordinate with projectmanagers of various offices and work for results.Good knowledge on various engineering disciplines, procedures and policies which results in business development.Ensure proper completion of project on time and within budget.Responsibility to keep updated on the latest technology happening around the world in the engineering industry.Provide training to co-workers and motivate them to achieve organization goals.Develop strategies and plans for business development.Proficiency in CAD software (SolidWorks), and management of models and drawingsExcellent knowledge in the principles of Electro-Mechanical systemsAdvanced knowledge of FMEA principles for Design (DFMEA) and Process (PFMEA)Familiarity with regulatory standardsAbility to perform and direct root cause analysesFamiliarity with ISO9001 Quality Management SystemComfortable working in manufacturing environmentIdentify trends and gaps in the market and develop strategies and products to address them.From a technical perspective prepare engineering budgets and costsFrom a technical perspective review and recommend contracts.Develop product cost estimatesRepresent Engineering in the Senior management teamEducation/Experience:Bachelor of Science (B. S.) in the field of Engineering, with a minimum seven to ten years progressive related experience (within the transit / transportation industry is a plus).
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