Summary:  This person will manage a team of four interdisciplinary engineers to conceive, design, develop, qualify, and test new composite products.  Composite Products typically consist of filament-wound Type III & Type IV pressure vessels, tubular products, and other composite structures.  The successful candidate will lead all aspects of this team through the entire project life cycle.  Will report to the Managing Director 

Credentials and Experience

Must have design and analysis experience for filament wound pressure vessels and a bachelor’s degree in an engineering discipline from an ABET accredited university. Master’s degree preferred.

Previous managerial or project management experience needed.

Must be United States citizen, lawful permanent resident or otherwise eligible to work in the United States.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage employee performance through regular informal communication and formalized monthly meetings.  Provide focused guidance and direction.
  • Manage departmental budgets and resource allocations.  Provide engineering support to other areas of the business as required.
  • Institute and maintain procedures for Project Management.  This includes managing project budgets, schedules, risks, and opportunities.  Ensure conformance of systems to relevant requirements (internal, customer, regulatory, etc…).
  • Institute and maintain procedures for configuration control of engineering drawings and documentation.
  • Establish and maintain systems and procedures for regular project design reviews.  Provide technical feedback and guidance on system design.
  • Provide status updates to senior leadership at the site and corporate level.
  • Manage a wide-ranging portfolio of composite products with an emphasis on Type III and Type IV pressure vessels, tubulars, and composite structures.
  • Implement a culture of data driven decisions utilizing Design for Six Sigma principles.
  • Assist with business development activities including preparing estimates, supporting technical reviews, and providing quotations as required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to delegate resources and experience to meet challenging schedules.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills – ability to build positive relationships at all levels both internal and external to the organization.
  • Excellent organizational / time management skills – ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast paced working environment.
  • Strong ability to understand mechanical systems and industrial processes.
  • Ability to analyze technical data and make appropriate recommendations as needed.
  • Ability to use independent judgment within established guidelines and written directions.
  • Proficient in MS Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).
  • Proficient in MS Project or similar scheduling software.
  • Proficient in concepts and fundamentals of Finite Element Analysis.  Experience with ABAQUS preferred.
  • Strong composites design and fabrication background with an emphasis on filament winding.
  • Six Sigma, Lean, and/or Kaizen experience a plus.

Other Skills/Abilities or Special Requirements

Strong character with unquestioned integrity.

Good organizational skills.

Excellent communications skills – ability to communicate clearly and effectively in English via multiple media – verbal, written, etc.

Must exercise initiative or, as directed, perform additional duties to meet the needs of the organization.

Travel expectation of up to 20%.  Primarily domestic travel required but some limited international travel may also be expected.

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