Engineering Manager ( Electrical, Mechanical, Software)

Location US-AL-Talladega
Posted Date 1 week ago(2/12/2018 3:53 PM)
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The Electrical Engineering Manager will provide direct management with in the business unit so that a specific product or service is delivered in response to customer needs. The Manager will carry out the strategic plan by meeting the goals & objectives with in an assigned action plan for quality, process improvement and financial management of the product or service.  


Responsibilities & Tasks:


  • Identifies resources needed (e.g. staffing, training, equipment, facilities and monetary resources), both internal and external, that can be useful to the assigned unit in accomplishing work by providing this information to the Director of the assigned unit.
  • Consistently seeks to perform departmental tasks in a cost efficient manner; identifying ways to produce the same level and quality of product or service while utilizing fewer resources by creating an organizational climate in which cost effectiveness is valued and rewarded.
  • Directs the preparation of highly accurate and precise estimates of costs, obtaining the most recent cost estimates from vendors, catalogs or internal allocations.
  • Directs the preparation of budget justifications and proposals that reflect the needs of the department, submitting proposals that are thorough & accurate and that receive management acceptance and approval with little or no stoppage questions.
  • Effectively engages in staff planning that helps to ensure the department is appropriately staffed to accomplish its goals and objectives.
  • Assesses and verifies candidate qualifications thoroughly and accurately, recognizing and hiring /promoting those who possess the skills needed to fulfill vacant positions.
  • Makes healthy use of conflict and disagreement to promote learning and expand team perspectives, encouraging the parties to work together towards problem resolution by working with the parties to identify a range of acceptable solutions and when appropriate, proposes effective compromises that satisfy some of each party’s needs; ensures mutual commitment to a solution.
  • Encourages and builds mutual trust, respect and cooperation among team members by seizing opportunities and utilizing creative methods to build team cooperation and cohesion.
  • Efficiently delegates tasks so that organizational goals are met within established time-lines; delegates tasks that are not central to the leader’s role and which allow the leader to use work-time more effectively.
  • Clearly explains job duties, responsibilities and priorities to managers and supervisors of the work for which they will be responsible for (through accurate job descriptions) and helps them establish priorities by checking to ensure that employees understand duties and responsibilities which is used to establish performance goals that are clear, specific and attainable.
  • Explains relationship between individual work tasks and overall organizational objectives, continually rethinks job duties and responsibilities as organizational objectives shift and communicates new roles and responsibilities to employees as appropriate.
  • Assesses and verifies candidate qualifications thoroughly and accurately, recognizing and hiring /promoting those who possess the skills needed to fulfill vacant positions.
  • Solicits feedback from multiple sources during and following task completion related to the assigned product or project to ensure employee tasks are performed correctly and to learn how employee and team performance can be improved.  
  • Encourages departmental staff to attend relevant training and workshops to broaden skills explaining why training is relevant to employee’s career and improves the performance of the company.
  • Other related duties as assigned by Senior Management. 



  • Management authority for managing the business unit.
  • Hire, terminate, counsel and evaluate the performance of the business unit staff employees.
  • To access all the information needed in relation to the product or service of the business unit.
  • To manage the implementation of the strategic plan for the business unit in the current business year.
  • To be fully knowledgeable of the AOP budget for the business unit for the current fiscal year and implement work changes in reaction to the monthly performance. 

Business Relationships:

  • ESA Senior Management.
  • ESA departments; especially Quality Assurance, Program Management , Finance and Manufacturing.
  • ESA Assigned Customers.
  • ESA major suppliers.
  • Federal Government Agencies.
  • Military Branch Representatives.




Bachelor's Degree in a technical field required along with 5-15 years overall experience with a minimum of 5 years as a manager of an engineering  team.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Successful experience in managing an engineering business unit in Commercial / Avionics/ FAA / Defense Industry with an upbeat personality who can relate to all levels of engineers and program managers.
  • Must have prior cost scheduling experience and be able to interpret an electronics design specification that may be unique,  not quite complete or that requires reverse engineering.
  • Ability to implement product or service goals and monitor their progress.
  • Provide thorough, accurate information to answer customers’ questions and to meet commitment times or performance guarantees.
  • Actively look for ways to help customers by identifying and proposing appropriate solutions and/or services, adjusting services based on customer feedback.An understanding of how to manage programs & projects through lean manufacturing and good supply chain management.
  • Have an understanding of quality systems and how it affects quality work.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Have computer skills that include using electronic information for timely decisions.
  • Ability to manage product or service staff to accomplish successful business results by working effectively in teams while solving technical or administrative problems.
  • Recognized leadership abilities and willingness to take initiative.
  • Willingness to learn and improve in all areas.
  • Maintain confidentiality as appropriate about matters encountered in the workplace.
  • Treat supervisors, employees and peers with respect.
  • Practice honesty with regard to company time and property.
  • Accept help from supervisors & employees and peers.
  • Be able to learn about all the products or services of the organization.
  • Ability to communicate to department and senior management with suggestions & critical feedback.
  • Knowledge of the defense and military industry with some specific knowledge about the customer base for the assigned product.
  • Ability to calculate and determine the cost & price of products through fundamentals of Accounting with Profit and loss calculations.
  • Choose behaviors and/or actions that best support the team and leads toward the accomplishment of work tasks.
  • Effectively change plans, goals, actions or priorities to deal with changing situations, changing gears in response to unpredictable or unexpected events.
  • Be able to implement a number of different approaches to problems.
  • Observe and evaluate the outcomes of implementing the solution to assess the need for alternative approaches and to identify lessons learned.



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