Director of Engineering, Burnaby
Our client engineers and manufacturers custom and off-the-shelf converters for the satellite communications industry. Founded in 2003, the company has risen to success by engineering proven products for satellite systems and next generation earth terminals. Their converters form critical components of systems for High Throughput Satellites, communications on the move, earth observation, military, remote worksite communications and telecommunications backhaul.
This stable, profitable company is poised for significant growth, and they are seeking a Director of Engineering to untie the CEO’s hands so he can steer the company towards a successful outcome.
About the Role:
The Director of Manufacturing Engineering oversees management of the research and development division of the company. In conjunction with the CEO, s/he will identify, develop and execute the strategy for both new and existing products within the organization. S/he will develop and maintain an in-depth knowledge of direct and indirect competing technologies and track their relationships. The Director of Engineering will drive the designs through to manufactuing readiness, in collaboration with the Director of Operations.
You are an experienced leader in RF electronics manufacturing, with skills in market trend identification, product development, and commercial deployment, and excellent leadership skills to pull it all together.
Provide leadership to the engineering team:
Process design and optimization
Strategic framework design and implementation for optimization, test plans, and data collection
Core data analysis
Team building, communication, decision making
Establishment of key partner relationships
Project management – cost, resources, & fulfilment/schedule management
Optimization of procurement
Lead R&D capabilities and activities that will ensure organization maintains and grows market position in their space
Working closely with CEO, develop comprehensive strategy to identify & explore next generation technologies
Build out a world class team with high retention and energy
Develop and implement an appropriate IP strategy around the company’s current and future technology platforms
Lead the development of internal and external capabilities
Determine appropriate strategies to maintain and improve skillset of core engineering design services
Experience & Qualifications:
BEng in Electrical Engineering
Previous experience in RF design
10+ years in a leadership role in an electronic design facility
In-depth knowledge of the engineering, materials, and quality functions
Experience in a small/medium sized organization during growth phase.
Exceptional internal and external communication and motivational skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize work activities for self and your team, and allocate scarce resources.
High performing engineer with ability to synthesize complex information and concepts into a coherent plan
Highly effective at design of experiment to maximize outputs
Possess strong hands-on skills in an industrial engineering environment
Problem-solving personality - can solve even the toughest and most complex of problems
Skilled at getting individuals and teams to perform at a higher level and to embrace change:
negotiates skillfully to achieve a fair outcome or promote a common cause
communicates a compelling vision and is committed to what needs to be done
inspires others; builds motivated, high-performing teams; understands what motivates different personality types
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