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Senior Manager, Design Engineer

Company: Carrier
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Date Posted:
United States of America
CADMN: FS Kidde Detector 6901 West 110th Street, Minneapolis, MN, 55438 USA
Carrier is the leading global provider of healthy, safe and sustainable building and cold chain solutions with a world-class, diverse workforce with business segments covering HVAC, refrigeration, and fire and security. We make modern life possible by delivering safer, smarter and more sustainable services that make a difference to people and our planet while revolutionizing industry trends. This is why we come to work every day. Join us and we can make a difference together.
About this role
The Sr. Manager, Engineering is an integral position within the Det-Tronics team in supporting our short and long term technical roadmap. This position will lead a technical team responsible for the design development of new high-quality Fire and Gas detection products at Det-Tronics, researching and developing new technologies, and sustaining the entire portfolio of existing products by utilizing company policies, procedures, and tools. A significant and important aspect of the role is the people leadership responsibilities that include providing transformational leadership for a high performing group of technical engineers and supporting them in their career or skill development.. As part of the engineering leadership team, this role requires input and participation in technology, product and business strategic planning. The position is a mix of strategic development but requires someone who is also hands-on with direct involvement in the oversight of projects and programs, application of technical expertise, participation in reviews, and support to project and program managers in planning and executing projects to budgets and schedules.
Key Responsibilities:

  • Apply knowledge of product lifecycle management to effectively drive and guide engineering team through phases of product development and sustainability with high quality and predictability of timeline and budget.

  • Execute product portfolio roadmap with a design and development engineering team over the lifecycle of each product for both continuation / sustaining engineering and new product launches.

  • Manage and align the design and development team to company priorities, goals and strategies while providing input on project planning, defining scope of work, and defining engineering staffing requirements.

  • Participate and represent the design and development group in cross-functional management teams by interfacing and communicating regularly with test, approvals, manufacturing, product management, program management, field service, marketing, supply chain, and procurement functional areas.

  • Utilize solid understanding of theories and practices of a variety of disciplines including in electrical, mechanical and software/firmware to directly support the management of complex projects within boundaries of quality, time and budget.

  • Recruit talented employees, participate in workforce and development planning efforts, establish clear expectations, and effectively manage performance. Provide training, coaching and oversight and drive employee engagement.

  • Provide leadership to the staff regarding work priorities and project execution.

  • Ensure staff deliverables complies with regulatory requirements, industry standards, company policies and procedures, processes, proper and good documentation practices, and task assignments.

  • Adhere to quality system design control procedures, regulations and standards and ensure appropriate design controls are being applied to during sustaining engineering efforts and new product developments.

  • Lead and assist in the continued development and improvement of overall engineering department policies and procedures.

  • Hands-on participate in the development of project and product documentation and their approvals (e.g. project requirements, engineering change orders, etc.).

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree in in an engineering discipline preferably mechanical, electrical, software or computer science.

    • 7+ years of experience in engineering and/or product development

    • 5+ years as people manager

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Must be well versed in design development, verification, validation, and manufacturing processes. Strong knowledge and experience with electromechanical products including software/firmware.

      • Must have led a team for an electromechanical product development from inception through successful market launch. Platformed product development desired.

      • Must have product development experience in a regulated industry.

      • Have experience developing and implementing new processes that improve engineering or product development outcomes.

      • Ability to influence and collaborate with senior management and work across all levels of the organization

      • An executive presence with polished and well-developed facilitation, written and oral communication skills, demonstrating creativity and technical expertise

      • Assertive and confident with a strong point of view while able to understand/empathize and support other perspectives. Intent on building trusting and collaborative partnerships/relationships

      • Demonstrated aptitude in leveraging human-centered design principles to deliver customer-focused products and solutions

      • Strong business acumen, including a solid understanding of financial analysis methods

      • Demonstrated strong writing skills for documenting work, and strong communication skills with experience communicating up to leadership.

      • Self-motivated and demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects at a given time and changing priorities.

      • Technically savvy and skilled in root-cause-analysis and leading the resolution of complex engineering challenges.

      • Motivational leader with demonstrated experience developing engineers at different career levels.

      • Experience in collaboration tools such as those from Atlassian, electrical and mechanical design tools, and document control tools. Expert level user of standard office tools including Microsoft products: Word, Excel, Powerpoint and MSProject.

        Carrier is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.
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