Manager, Design Engineering

Job Function:

US, IL, Bolingbrook

Innovating since 1905, G&W Electric has grown into a global leader in engineered electrical power grid solutions. Working with us means joining a worldwide team of passionate manufacturing professionals striving to continually improve the technologies the world depends on to deliver safe, reliable electricity. Our culture is focused on employee success, so we foster an entrepreneurial environment that encourages everyone to thrive.

Position Summary:

The Design Engineering Manager is accountable for the daily order processing, design, and general functional support through our switchgear engineering staff located in our North American Manufacturing facilities. This role will be tasked with improving the quality and lead time reductions through resource management and continued improvement of the design and order release processes. This position will require strong communication skills along with the ability to work closely with their functional peers and team members to provide leadership and quality products that may be manufactured within all G&W facilities.

  • Manage a team of 4 direct & 25 indirect reports
  • Hold team accountable to maintaining alignment with industry standards (IEEE, NEC, IEC, ANSI, UL, NEMA, etc.)
  • Identify gaps in existing engineering design standards and work with Engineering staff to resolve those gaps
  • Provide project and schedule oversight, along with other departmental support as needed using global tools created (Smartsheet, JDE, Tacton, etc.)
  • Maintain departmental accountability to align with company goals through development of team metrics
  • Mentor and maintain aptitude and quality across engineering team
  • Be a change agent in department and company by identifying and resolving root causes through problem solving activities
  • Lead, own, and delegate tasks to provide support for internal and external customers
  • Facilitate cross-functional communication and drive value stream thinking and general improvement initiatives for the entire engineering order process
  • Drive strategic company initiatives through coordinating support, supplying communication, strengthening peer relationships, and nurturing innovation
  • Be a vector for dispersion and hold accountability regarding key initiatives, new project assignments, and targeted opportunities for improvement

Required Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or a related technical discipline
  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • 5 years of experience in technical management with continuous improvement mindset to improve office lead time and quality improvements
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and has demonstrated presentation skills to diverse audiences
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Preferred Experience:

  • Project Management
  • Change Management Experience
    • Continuous improvement initiatives
    • Root Cause Analysis / Problem-Solving strategies
  • ISO Certified Manufacturing Environment Experience
  • Reliability Design Tools
    • Design For Manufacturability (DFM), Failure Mode Effect Analysis (FMEA), Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Geometric Dimensioning & Tolerance (GD&T), Design of Experiments (DOE)
  • Related power distribution experience

Why join us? G&W enjoys a long reputation for product quality, innovation and world-class customer service to the power industry. We have established this reputation by believing that our greatest asset is our employees. We owe our success to the initiative and talents of highly skilled individuals within our team-based organization. Our goal is to set the standard for customer satisfaction by ensuring a superior level of service, performance and innovation. As a global organization and industry leader, we are committed to cultivating an engaging work environment that embraces our core values and develops our talent. Our continuous focus on growth and innovation means that you become part of a company that provides challenging opportunities, rewards excellence and combines your individual expertise to achieve a higher level of shared success. Together, we light the world!

G&W Electric is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law.

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