The Electrical Engineering Manager will need to be a functional and strategic leader, and must be able to provide detailed troubleshooting assistance and fully understand work design requirements during proposal generation. He/she must be able to manage experienced, self-motivated engineering staff, providing a balance between empowerment and direction. Individual will play an active role in requirements planning, customer expectation management, solution delivery, and problem resolution.
Provides technical and engineering resource input to new business proposals/opportunities
Manages electrical engineering workload to meet critical customer deadlines.
Ensures that proper records and other documentation are maintained.
May also provide electrical engineering subject matter expertise to assigned clients, and may also advise other internal groups.
Technical interface to customers during the execution phase of projects
Direct various tests and analyzes and documents results.
Recommends major changes in procedures or objectives.
Administer and review engineering or related work provided by outside consultants. Determine if methods, procedures, and results developed by outside consultants are analytically sound.
Leads engineering review of customer technical specifications and the translation of specifications into safe, high quality, compliant equipment/systems.
Consult or negotiate with customers to finalize engineering project specifications.
Present engineering plans and progress status updates to project stakeholders and financiers.
Review and approve proposed engineering designs and subsequent product and process enhancements or changes.
Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
Implement approved engineering budgets and monitor actual expenses to ensure they fall within budgets, analyzing out of budget expenses and ensuring they are offset in other areas of the project unless fully justified.
Negotiate with 3rd party engineering suppliers to get the best business deals.
Perform administrative and oversight functions in approving proposals, expenditures and enforcing policies.
Establishing goals, objectives and priorities of engineering staff. Monitoring performance to those goals and providing feedback to the employee and management.
Drive quality and accountability to commitments within the Engineering Department
Lead interface from Engineering Department with all other areas of the business.
Lead engineering effort in the resolution of technical issues
Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, master’s preferred.
Professional Engineering License required
5-7+ years of related engineering experience, including relevant leadership experience directing a team of engineers.
Knowledge of medium and low voltage power distribution equipment and associated controls/data acquisition systems
Experience in a manufacturing environment, custom manufacturing preferred
Knowledge of ANSI, IEEE, NEC and other industry applicable standards and codes
Knowledge of DC traction power equipment preferred
Knowledge of power system analysis and associated calculations
Familiarity with power system components and their application/specification
Must have excellent organization, supervisory, managerial and leadership skills to manage a team of engineers and technical staff.
Familiarity with ISO policies and safety regulations
Must have excellent verbal and written communications skills as well as interpersonal skills
Must have proven multitasking skills and can work in fast-paced, high demand environment.
Must have excellent analytical and computational skills.
Be results driven
Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement
Familiarity with computer aided design tools including CAD
Ability to gather, analyze and summarize data in order to draw rational, fact-based conclusions
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Additional Salary Information: Bonus eligible
About Powell Electrical Systems, Inc.
From strategic locations across the world, Powell is focused to deliver superior value to its customers through a full range of differentiated IEC and ANSI products and services. This offering is designed to satisfy the discerning requirements of the global market, across all industry sectors. Powell’s equipment is used to safely and successfully power the operations of a diverse customer base:
• Oil and Gas
• Power Generation and Distribution
• Pulp and Paper
• Food and Beverage
• Mining and Metals
• Electric Utilities
• Traction Power
The Powell culture has and will always be founded through our "can do" attitude. If we can imagine it, we can do it by transforming our visions into reality. Powell’s goal is to be the company our customers can call when it absolutely has to be done right and on time. Our custom engineered-to-order solutions are second to none in providing the value you need and expect.
The electrical power industry is amongst the most safety-conscious groups in the world. Powell's core philosophy, to be Powered by Safety®, ensures our products are designed to reinforce this position by bringing safety-related fea...tures to our customers. Powell knows and understands the concern of engineers, operators, maintenance technicians, employees, and suppliers. Compared to our peers, we deliver the most value by developing products and systems that function at the highest degree of safety while providing the ultimate in skilled operation and design.