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Advertiser: Escape Recruitment Services

Job Title: Engineering Director
Rate:£ Per Year    Benefits: Market leading salary and benefits
Description: Engineering Director

With over 100 years of experience in operating at the cutting edge of technology, your future will be in safe hands with Leviton Network Solutions Europe. Since acquiring renowned Fife based cable manufacturing experts Brand Rex, we have made significant investment in the operation and accelerated the company’s pace of innovation.

We are committed to delivering the highest quality and most reliable, safe and sustainable solutions to the global market place. Inventing and manufacturing products that connect people to the power that moves them forward, the light that guides their way and the data that drives their lives.

Innovation is the lifeblood of our organisation and we are constantly developing new market leading products.

An exciting opportunity exists for an experienced Engineering Director to join our team.

Responsible for directing and managing the responsibilities, activities, and operations of the Development Engineering function, this individual will play a key role in Leviton keeping abreast of emerging and existing technologies ensuring that our products offer the best solution to our customers. This involves overseeing activities carried out by the team throughout the full product development phase.

Engineering Director responsibilities:

* Via department heads, direct and manage the responsibilities, activities, and operations of the engineering function (cable design, connectivity design, and technology development) in order to meet business objectives.
* Provide engineering expertise on cross-functional teams through all phases of product life: product research, design, engineering development, integration, manufacturing and product release.
* Participate on technical review committees to ensure engineering design meets product/market, quality, cost, and manufacturing needs and goals.
* Define the technical / engineering expertise and staffing levels and organizational structure required to successfully implement the engineering function; establish priorities and distribute work among the department based on priority, workload and individual skills.
* Develop and improve engineering processes.
* Develop and maintain standards ensuring that products meet all applicable legislative requirements, specifications, and standards and that we remain competitive in doing so.
* Assist senior management in implementing long-range strategic plans
* Coach and develop staff members
* Create and maintain a budget for areas of responsibility.

The Candidate:

* Degree qualified in mechanical, electrical, systems engineering or another related discipline.
* Experience working with a matrixed organization on cross-functional product development projects is required.
* Strong project management skills, experience in running several projects within time and budget.
* Experience of leading a product development/engineering design function.
* A strong background in the development of technically sophisticated products.
* Excellent organizational and planning skills.
* Accomplished people manager, developer and team builder.

Escape Recruitment are appointed recruiters for Leviton and direct applications will be forwarded to Escape for consideration.
Skills Required: engineering director manager research development R&D design product npi npd technology mechanical e
Job Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP     Duration:
Contact: Dan Stewart Contact E-mail: Click
Contact Tel: 01506 517222 Contact Fax: 01506 517208
Reference: DJS/23756 Added: 20-02-2018
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