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Engineering Manager / Head of Engineering

Reference PE002279/RW
Location Western Cape, Worcester
Salary Interval Monthly
Package None-negotiable
Description Our client in the Engineering industry is currently looking to employ an Engineering Manager / Head of Engineering based in Worcester in the Western Cape.

A wonderful career opportunity awaits you.

  • M Eng / MSc Eng/ B Eng / BSc Eng in Mechanical Engineering.
  • 10+ years experience in engineering / product development.
  • 5+ years experience as Engineering Manager or Head of Engineering.
  • In-depth knowledge of systems architecture, design, and development.
  • 3D CAD experience – SolidWorks or Creo Parametric (2D AutoCAD software experience is an advantage).
  • Basic proficiency in scripting with Python.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills.
  • Team player and quick learner.
  • Visionary of future technologies.
  • Hands-on experience with complex project management.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and leadership skills.
  • Organisational and time-management skills.
  • Customer relationship management.
  • Out of the box problem solver.
  • Excellent at prioritization.
Responsibilities and expectations but not limited to:
  • Collaborate with the Board and Executive team and board of directors to develop growth strategies and initiatives.
  • Set, communicate, and execute the innovation and product roadmap aligned with the organizational strategy.
  • File patents to enhance shareholder value and protect intellectual property in alignment with the strategy.
  • Implement and manage best practices for product development in collaboration with the Quality Team.
  • Lead design and development projects from planning through industrialization, production, and release.
  • Ensure stakeholder involvement throughout the product development process.
  • Lead the engineering team in hardware and software projects for new and existing IP.
  • Guide and support engineers in overcoming technical challenges.
  • Implement and maintain thorough configuration management.
  • Deliver development projects on time, within specifications, and on budget.
  • Provide reporting metrics for the department.
  • Evaluate, negotiate with, appoint, and manage third-party engineering and patent service providers.
  • Provide technical support to manufacturing and oversee the Production Automation System.
  • Oversee technical support services to customers and channel partners.
  • Oversee engineering change management processes within in the QMS.
  • Lead certifications and compliances as required by the market and customers.
  • Stay informed about the competitive and market landscape, expansion opportunities, and industry Developments.
  • Collaborate with the CEO, sales, and marketing teams to ensure new products and services closely align with customer needs.
  • Mentor, coach, and develop a high-performing team of engineers.
  • Report to the Board of Directors on performance against the innovation plan.
  • Inspire, encourage, and cultivate a culture that supports the business vision and strategy.
  • Continuous improvement of Quality Management Systems within the engineering and development functions.
Please note should you not receive a response within two weeks of applying you may assume that your application was unsuccessful.

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