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Senior Engineering Manager - Systems Eng Modeling & Simulation (US)

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Davenport, Iowa, United States

What you’ll do:

Eaton Aerospace Group Mission Systems Division (MSD) has an opening for a Senior Engineering Manager leading the Modeling and Simulation team for the division. The Senior Engineering Manager position reports to the MSD Engineering Director. The primary function of this position is to lead the global engineering activities for modeling and simulation development in support of new product development, legacy products, and test equipment. This role also has responsibility for the system engineering development or tools and processes related to model based engineering (MBE) and model based systems engineering (MBSE).

The primary responsibilities of the role include organizational capability development, global Aerospace alignment, improved program execution using disciplined engineering processes, risk management and portfolio/resource planning using leading indicators & metrics. Additional areas of focus will be the implementation of organizational performance measures, the development of best cost country (BCC) engineering capabilities, the refinement and implementation of technology strategy for specific business units, and advancement of engineering capabilities to support the development of next generation products and systems.

  • Lead a global team of approximately 50 highly professional & technical engineering staff to provide detailed analysis support for performance modeling, FEA, thermal, CFD, and other related analysis in support of the new product development, iR&D, and product support teams across MSD.
  • Lead the development of tools and processes and provide mentoring and guidance to the engineering organization on program execution through the use of MBE and MBSE
  • Organize and build talent base within the engineering organization, create opportunities for growth and development of the engineering team. Provide functional leadership for engineering managers and engineering teams.
  • Assure that efforts to improve the efficiency of the Engineering functions are emphasized through creative organizational management, effective use of engineering tools, appropriate training and continuous improvement.
  • Drive consistency and best practices across the organization with respect to product documentation, design standards, and related material specifications. This is accomplished on a cooperative global basis to improve efficiency by avoiding duplication and to provide a basis for product strategy and enhanced corporate image as a global supplier.
  • Assure that product designs are competitive on a global basis with respect to quality, reliability and cost.
  • Work with Aerospace Group level & corporate level Centers of Excellences for a seamless product development, execution process and organizational capability development.
  • Use best practices of robust design (Design for Six Sigma, DFSS) & promote the “analysis first” mindset.
  • Establish digital processes and experience within the engineering team aligned to the Aerospace Group strategy, examples include MBD and MBSE.
  • Assure that proprietary rights and product liability concerns of Aerospace Group are addressed by interacting with corporate legal staff members.
  • Establish a global engineering strategy and implement tactical measures to ensure implementation is realized. Lead the team efforts supporting the continued growth and productivity of the Pune, India engineering center.
  • Identify key engineering metrics, monitor performance and implement improvements accordingly.
  • Maintain close liaison with the Operational Excellence organization to ensure high quality and year over year manufacturing cost reductions.
  • Establish and maintain contacts with Universities to develop advanced products and potential new hires.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from an accredited institution is required.
  • 10 years of experience within aerospace or a high-tech industry with new product development and sustaining support.
  • Experience in conducting competitive analyses and defining/executing business level strategy.
  • Familiarity with Aerospace industry processes and standards is preferred
  • Familiarity with Aerospace AAR, Actuation, or Environmental systems and products is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, experience with design processes, portfolio and program management skills, knowledge of customer strategies, successful new product introduction experience, creative/innovative thinking.
  • Proven track record of driving change and ability to develop and execute technology development plans.
  • Experience in conducting competitive analyses and defining/executing business level strategy.
  • Familiarity with Aerospace industry processes and standards is preferred
  • Familiarity with Aerospace AAR, Actuation, or Environmental systems and products is preferred.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, experience with design processes, portfolio and program management skills, knowledge of customer strategies, successful new product introduction experience, creative/innovative thinking.
  • Proven track record of driving change and ability to develop and execute technology development plans.
  • Advanced engineering degree or MBA preferred.
  • 15 years of experience within the aerospace industry including experience in one or more specialized analysis disciplines (FEA, CFD, Thermal, Performance)
  • Experience in MBSE tools, processes and program execution
  • 8 years of experience leading or managing people (direct of indirect)
  • Experience in leading or managing a global team
  • Key role in an aerospace related professional organization
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, experience with design processes, portfolio and program management skills, knowledge of customer strategies, successful new product introduction experience, creative/innovative thinking.
  • Proven track record of driving change and ability to develop and execute technology development plans.
  • DFSS Greenbelt Certification