Manager, Engineering
Endurance Wind Power - Surrey, BC

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As an experienced Engineering Manager with a strong Instrumentation, Controls and Electrical Engineering background, you will manage Engineering and Design activities for the continuous improvement of the current products, as well as support the development of new products. You will be the functional manager for the Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical Engineering and the Mechanical Engineering teams, specifically supporting their career development and
providing interesting work assignments.

You will interface regularly with other functional executives and managers (sales, marketing, technical services, testing, and supply-chain) as processes and designs are developed and/or improved for current and future products. In this role, you will contribute to the development of a corporate Engineering strategy and ensure there is clarity and alignment for your team.

Specific responsibilities include:
Technical /Operational/Process

  • Lead the Electrical Engineering development for new, industry-leading wind turbine designs
  • Lead the development of best-in-class wind turbine fleet monitoring software
  • Technical oversight of all electrical and software changes to existing wind turbine designs
  • Develop and mature internal best practices for electrical and software engineering processes
  • Represent the Engineering group in cross-functional product development and improvement
  • Ensure that products meet quality, cost and delivery objectives and requirements
  • Drive cost reduction and process improvement initiatives
  • Develop the documentation necessary to provide quality and trace-ability of manufactured and assembled components and systems and ensuring compliance to regulatory bodies and standards
  • Develop and manage appropriate metrics to monitor and improve performance of the group
  • Coordinate with Supply Chain and Quality groups to manage and select external suppliers

Managerial/People/Resources

  • Establish group objectives, priorities and milestones
  • Conduct performance management and salary reviews for direct reports
  • Provide functional management to Mechanical and ICE Engineering teams
  • Offer technical mentorship and guidance to Electrical and Software Engineers
  • Contribute to setting and managing the engineering budget and approve expenses against the budget
  • Implement standard training regime for new employees and career development plans
  • Ensure that staff follows established procedures while encouraging continuous improvement
  • Resource and recruit for key functional areas for future growth
  • Ensure coordination and communication with other functional groups

Strategic

  • Participate in establishing strategic objectives
  • Be available to provide departmental overview to existing and potential company stakeholders
  • Effectively communicate the corporate vision and promote its values

What kind of background is required to thrive in this position?
Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of DFMEA, DFMA, concurrent engineering and other design tools/techniques
  • Understanding of quality documentation requirements
  • Good project management background that includes effective problem solving and team facilitation skills
  • Familiar with UL, CSA, and CE requirements
  • Working knowledge of mechanical components sufficient to functionally manage Mechanical Engineers
  • Specifying and sourcing components
  • Experience in supplier and customer interactions and cooperative development activities

Experience:

  • 10 years practical experience including at least 5 years of functional engineering management experience, preferably in a manufacturing and production environment that includes product development, commercialization, commissioning, and operational leadership

Professional Characteristics:

  • Enjoys working in an entrepreneurial, dynamic, fast paced and demanding environment
  • A professional with considerable business maturity, intellect, integrity, energy and enthusiasm
  • Communicates a positive and constructive approach
  • Thrives on managing multiple projects
  • Quickly moves up the learning curve with respect to products and applications
  • Innovative in problem solving and skillful at leveraging external resources
  • Free and able to travel world-wide by air as required with no passport restrictions
  • Holder of a valid driver’s license without restrictions

Educational Requirements:

  • Electrical Engineering degree, Registered or eligible for P.Eng.
  • IEEE member
  • Strong in Instrumentation, Controls, and Electrical Engineering
  • Computer or Software Engineering disciplines or variations of such will also be considered

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