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Company DR Power Equipment
Name Director, Engineering
Req # 54778
Location South Burlington
Employment Type Full Time
DR Power Equipment, a division of Company Power Systems, has an opportunity for a Director of Engineering to join us in our beautiful new location overlooking Vermont’s Green Mountains from South Burlington. You'll be joining us at an exciting time as we grow into new markets and create innovative new products.
Our Director of Engineering is responsible for our Chore Business Group engineering activities including new product introductions, cost reduction, technology/research, and lifecycle product support. The position requires excellent technical engineering knowledge coupled with superior leadership skills, proficiency in quality systems, functional and program management experience and business planning expertise. This position works closely with the business group and other functional leaders including within service, operations, supply chain, and finance. Responsible for devising and effectively implementing a development methodology that ensures superior chore products while also fostering and rewarding innovation and creativity within the engineering department.
Designs and directs the work of the functional area. Selects, coaches, and develops the team, setting objectives that align with company strategy to inspire and motivate the team. Manages organizational talent through performance management, succession planning and development. Designs and directs processes by which team and individual performance are recognized, feedback is consistently delivered and performance is systematically improved.
Establishes the vision and strategy to drive world-class excellence within global industrial/commercial engineering team. Drive results that are specifically targeted to the industrial/commercial market. Leads process with corporate planning and new product development teams.
Create and maintain an organizational culture which encourages innovation, collaboration, excitement/commitment and a sense of urgency toward goals, and continuous improvement. Challenges team members to questions the status quo and ensure that all aspects of the design, development and support process are optimal for the industrial/commercial market.
Effectively manage the development process.
Develop and lead the product development life cycle which includes interaction from the various business segments throughout design, manufacturability, and serviceability providing our customers the very best in innovation, quality, and customer satisfaction.
Provide engineering leadership and design oversight functions for new product development projects including: creating and maintaining development schedules, executing product development plans (schedule, product cost, resources to complete project, quality targets, product specification adherence development and prove out of product validation test plans, etc.), interfacing with internal team members.
Ensure the optimal application of technology and engineering resources to meet product development requirements, per the sales/marketing plan.
Work directly with the Business Group in developing a product development roadmap that targets specific customers’ needs. Work with leaders to realize significant growth opportunities in the residential marketplace.
Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical or Electrical Engineering or related degree
15 years of progressive engineering experience
7 years of leadership experience
Experience with consumer goods
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Advanced experience in team building and leadership
Ability to deliver results while working on multiple projects, balancing resources, timing and quality of outcomes
Advanced understanding of engineering technical issues/needs, financials, sales, and marketing as related to product design and development
Excellent communication skills
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear; and use hands to manipulate objects or controls. The employee is regularly required to stand and walk. On occasion, the incumbent may be required to stoop, bend, or reach above the shoulders. The employee must occasionally lift up to 25 pounds. Specific conditions of this job include are typical of frequent and continuous computer-based work requiring periods of sitting, close vision and ability to adjust focus. Up to 40% travel and valid Driver’s License required.
“We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.”
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