Electrical Engineering Manager

Southfield, Michigan

Post Date: 07/18/2017 Job ID: 4541 Industry: Engineering & Technical

Manager Electrical Engineering

One of the world' s leading mechanical and plant engineering firms. Products, systems and services offered enable highly efficient manufacturing processes in different industries. Business with automobile manufacturers and their suppliers accounts for approximately 60% of sales. Other market segments include, for example, the mechanical engineering, chemical and pharmaceutical industries and the woodworking industry.

Growing organization, seeking a Manager Electrical Engineering. Together, with the momentum of our business vision, we can achieve international success and added innovation in all of the themes at a global level.

Location: Southfield, MI

Position Summary: Management of the Electrical Engineering department of custom engineered industrial pollution control equipment.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities        
  • Modify and clearly communicate a long-term operational philosophy and engineering direction for the controls department; a plan implementing best-in-class and cost-effective standards.
  • Develop a departmental road map for electrical engineering project execution.
  • Establish an up-front controls strategy for every project - including hardware & software planning with a gate keeper at each critical milestone
  • Create controls standards and apply discipline to avoid deviation.
  • Work closely with Application Engineering department to define pre-contract scope of work & costs and flag specification risk issues.
  • Review project specifications and work with Project Management & Purchasing to create cost effective installation bid packages.  
  • Focus on continuous development of the product & standards along with Company-wide cost reduction efforts.
  • Managing internal resources and external resources to complete work on time with an accurate schedule
  • Manage projects on budget

Nonessential Functions
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering
  • Ten or more years of electrical engineering experience
  • Three or more years of department management experience preferred
  • Ability to develop & apply standard controls philosophies to custom engineered products
  • Strong profession communication skills with people at all levels of the organizational and externally.
  • Must have a positive office demeanor and confidence to question effectiveness of processes.
  • Experience and full capabilities with Allen Bradley control hardware and software Slick PLC' s, ControlLogix, CompactLogix, Ethernet, Controlnet and Devicenet.
  • Full capabilities with Siemens control hardware and software
  • Experience with Mitsubishi control hardware and software
  • Detailed knowledge of NFPA safety and burner control schemes, hardwired burner circuits and Allen Bradley safety PLC' s GuardPLC and GuardLogix.
  • Detailed knowledge of SIL systems, requirements and certification
  • Full capabilities in variable frequency drives, panel wiring, electrical field installation and costs
  • Familiarity with IEC and NEMA drawing formats
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Knowledge of SAP is a plus
  • Ability to understand and maintain project schedules
  • Good time management skills with the ability to determine priorities
  • Strong management and leadership skills
  • Good organizational skills
  • Good verbal communication skills
  • Good technical writing skills
  • Able to effectively communicate with engineering and estimating departments, contractors, suppliers, and customers
  • Able to work well independently and in a team environment
  • Able to technically define problems and propose solutions
  • Adaptable to change in a learning environment
  • Willing and able to work overtime, weekends, and holidays when necessary
  • German and/or Spanish language skills preferred

Physical Demands: While performing duties of job, incumbent is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; and use hands and arms. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision and distance vision. 

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