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Electrical Engineering Manager

Company: Kelly Services
Location: Boulder
Posted on: September 23, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title: Electrical Engineering Manager Location: Boulder, CO Position Type: FT Environment: This is an "in-office" position 75-100% of the time with Covid precautions being taken. The remainder of the time you may work from home. These percentages are targets with the actual schedule to be determined in conjunction with the Director's expectations for the position. Salary: up to $185,000 + relocation + 10% bonus potential (of salary) + profit sharing + 401K

Job Description: Due to our continued growth and investment in R&D, we now have an opening for a talented Electrical Engineering Manager. As the Electrical Engineering Manager, you'll be leading a team of highly skilled Electrical Engineers on complex designs from the research/conceptual phase through successful product launch. This involves leading the planning, development, prototyping, and documentation of electrical designs within the product development environment. This position requires coordination and collaboration of activities with other functional managers and project managers within a matrix stage gate product development environment. He/she will be responsible for providing and ensuring consistent project planning, development plans, DFMEA and risk analysis, and design rigor throughout all commercialization projects, in accordance with our ISO Quality Management System. Key accountabilities also include establishing and maintaining the technical competencies of the electrical engineering team by providing mentoring, training, evaluation, and recruitment.

Specific Job Responsibilities:

  • Define core competencies and functional strategy in support of overall business strategy. Plan skill evolution to meet strategic needs & succession planning.
  • Drive maximum reuse of development work and consistent technical and architectural direction across projects.
  • Define functional headcount requirements and assign individual staff members to projects. Define and oversee functional outsourcing and resource sharing arrangements to meet business needs.
  • Function well in a team environment. Gain consensus, lead, influence, and ensure cross-discipline participation and feedback.
  • Work with Project Managers and Product Line Managers to create and maintain integrated program schedules using advanced scheduling tools and processes such as MS Project, Gantt charts, and WBS.
  • Act as technical expert within the electrical engineering function, advising and coaching subordinates to resolve technical or operational problems throughout the product lifecycle. Review and ensure quality of all technical deliverables in functional area.
  • Set annual and ongoing goals and objectives for group members. Write and conduct annual appraisals for group members, actively assessing team's needs and gaps.
  • Define best-in-class functional processes, standards, and tools. Create metrics on tracking design efforts, resources, and effectiveness towards improving product development cycles and quality.
  • Lead functional process and tool improvement initiatives by being early adopter of ideas. Foster creativity and innovation in design solutions, with a sense of urgency.
  • Maintain a Customer focus and participate in VoC throughout the product lifecycle.
  • Ability to lead as Technical Project Manager on special assignments & initiatives on an as-needed basis, within and outside of R&D. Qualifications:
    • A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering or equivalent. A strong technical foundation in electrical engineering design principles related to electromechanical systems controlled by software.
    • Minimum 10 years experience as an Electrical Engineer developing complex electrical and electromechanical designs supporting research and new product development.
    • Minimum 5 years functional management or lead experience.
    • Working knowledge of schematic capture and PCB layout CAD tools, Spice based circuit simulation and modeling tools.
    • Demonstrated experience utilizing laboratory equipment such as oscilloscopes, signal generators, muti-meters, and spectrum analyzers.
    • Familiarity with ISO, CE, ETL, and other international requirements and standards.
    • Project management experience in a technology environment. Well versed in MS Project, project risk mitigation, and experience in balancing cost, schedule, and performance constraints.
    • Successful product lifecycle experience. Working knowledge of stage/phase-gate and Agile product development processes.
    • Systematic approach to problem solving and issue resolution combined with good understanding of the relevant technologies and their practical applications.
    • Strong analytical, problem solving and negotiation skills.
    • Self-starter and capable of working with minimal supervision. Ability to multi-task and provide expertise and leadership across multiple projects.
    • Good oral and written communication skills, especially technical writing. These additional desired skills would be a big plus
      • MS Electrical Engineering
      • Laser-based optics experience
      • PMP certification
      • Mentor Graphics CAD expertise
      • Six Sigma or DFSS experience. Knowledge of failure analysis methodologies such as fishbone, cause/effect, and 5-Whys.

Keywords: Kelly Services, Boulder , Electrical Engineering Manager, Executive , Boulder, Colorado

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