Space Electronics Engineering Design Manager

Location: Dublin, Ireland
Type: Permanent
Start Date: Immediate

Due to growing demand from the global space sector, we are looking for passionate and experienced individuals to manage our space programmes that deliver solutions to our customers.

We are a global supplier of rugged, high performance, electronic equipment for aerospace and space avionics based in Dublin, Ireland.

Responsibilities
The Engineering Design Manager will create and lead a design team dedicated to electronic systems for space applications. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with broad experience of all aspects of electronic design and development, and will manage a small focused team of hardware, software and embedded system engineers who are developing electronic systems solutions operating in the challenging space environment.

The position will entail taking responsibility for leading the engineering design team with a sense of urgency and attention to detail in order to deliver the technical solution to our customer on time and within budget. An important part of the role will require excellent communications skills to interface with the customer technical team and with the internal departments who are delivering items and services to the project.

The Engineering Design Manager will report directly to the senior management team and work under minimal supervision while assuming responsibility for day-to-day operational management of all activities and functions, including developing, implementing and evaluating design rules & policies, procedures and standards; determining design process service levels and enhancements; developing and monitoring technical budgets from proposal through to completion; providing technical advice and/or supervision to staff, other departments, the public and other agencies.

Electronic System Engineering, Hardware and Software Design Engineering will report directly to the Engineering Design Manager.

• Lead and grow the Engineering team to ensure the development capability can leverage global technological developments to deliver the key innovations in the product roadmap
• Operational management of the Engineering team
• Manage and continually develop the knowledge and skill base of all members of the Engineering team and provide day-to-day steering and coaching
• Ensure that all engineering activities are carried out within the constraints of the operating budgets and achieving improved efficiency where possible
• Provide regular reports to management with detailed reviews of project performance and risk
• Chair daily/weekly/monthly Engineering team reviews
• Coordinate development schedule needs with sales, production and purchasing engineering teams
• Evaluate schedules and product status to determine appropriate actions to ensure delivery of products on time and manage programme technical risk

Qualifications & Experience
• Honours Degree in a relevant STEM subject or equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job as listed above
• Minimum of 10 years design experience in a functional organization operating within a relevant market

Experience in some or all of the following is highly desirable:
• Electronic design for high radiation environments
• FPGA development, methodology and debugging
• Full design cycle methodologies and practice
• Management of development projects
• Management of engineering personnel

Competencies

• Judgment, Decision Making, Analytical Skills:
- Identifies, evaluates, and resolves non-routine problems
- Makes accurate, timely, informed decisions
- Synthesizes complex or diverse information

• Leadership:
- Guides group or individuals toward a common objective
- Demonstrates a sense of urgency about next steps
- Develops cooperation and teamwork

• Adaptability:
- Willingly accepts change & communicates change positively
- Maintains effectiveness in varying environments
- Willingly handles new assignments

• Interpersonal Skills:
- Establishes and maintains effective relationships to achieve desired results
- Demonstrates respect for people, their concerns and their well being

• Planning and Resource Management:
- Forecasts needs and sets priorities
- Identifies and effectively utilizes appropriate resources

• Communication Skills:
- Clearly, concisely and accurately presents information and documentation
- Communicates directly, openly and honestly
- Replies quickly to requests

• Initiative and Risk-taking:
- Seeks and develops new and difficult challenges and accepts responsibility
- Creative – develops innovative approaches and ideas
- Takes calculated risks when potential negative consequences are understood

• Technical Competence:
- Applies essential skills in the performance of job responsibilities
- Knowledge of technical information
- Produces high-quality work

• Strategic Focus/Vision:
- Perceives the impact and implication of decisions on the components of the organization
- Translates vision and strategy into a clear, actionable goal

• Development of People:
- Clarifies organization goals and objectives
- Specifies expected level of performance

• Bias for Action:
- Recognizes and works to overcome obstacles
- Aggressively pursues goals and objectives
- Has personal conviction to take independent action

For further information about this position please Contact us and we will endeavour to get back to you as soon as possible.

 

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