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Director of Engineering

Company: Hitachi ABB Power Grids
Location: Raleigh
Posted on: November 20, 2020

Job Description:

Job Description Hitachi ABB Power Grids is a pioneering technology leader that is helping to increase access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We help keep your lights on, the factories running, our hospitals and schools open. Come as you are and prepare to get better as you learn from others. Bring your passion, bring your energy, and plug into a team that appreciates a simple truth: Diversity + Collaboration = Innovation Hitachi ABB Power Grids is seeking an Director of Engineering for its Raleigh, NC location. This role is responsible for Providing strategic direction, leadership, management and coordination of the engineering function across business units. Drive the performance of the engineering function performance to ensure that all engineering activities meet the required safety,integrity, financial and contractual requirements. Initiate and drive continuous improvement activities across the function.Your responsibilities - Acts as member of the business unit management team providing strategic and operational guidance to support ongoing development of the business. - Serves as an escalation point for individual and systemic engineering issues within the organization. - Manages the customer relationships at senior level, develops long-term relationship with key customers. Works with the customer to shape and deliver solutions - seeks feedback and innovates with the customer to drive and deliver improvement. Works with business development to target new. Presents new technology and innovation at conferences, client events. - Oversees contractual work within own business units. Conducts regular progress reviews, identifies and manages contract risks. - Creates and manages implementation of long term strategic plans which define business strategy resource requirements. Oversees planning and control process in the engineering teams. Conducts regular reviews to ensure the execution of tenders/projects according to agreed targets in terms of schedule, quality, cost and customer satisfaction. Monitors quality metrics, identifies opportunities for improvement and oversees improvement activities. - Creates and implements strategies to ensure that business risks are identified and managed, and business opportunities are exploited as a part of business planning. - Collaborates with the supply chain function to develop strategic partnerships with key suppliers of services and equipment needed for engineering. - Guides the business in building engineering/operational capability through training, mentoring and shadowing programs. Supports business unit in establishing and deploying required frameworks/processes. Conducts and follows-up certification process jointly with business unit. Ensures processes are in place to capture and share best practices and operational experiences. Supports global business unit strategy with defining concepts for business unit-specific occupational. - Ensure that EnOMA targets are set, assessments are conducted in the HBU, gaps identified , improvement actions launched and implementation is followed up. - Gathering market technical information, trends, standards, customers' new needs - Idea collection from Hub to initiate development projects - Gate assessment for development projects - Pilot deployment of initiatives and feedback - Serve as interface partner for other PGs/BUs to aid product development, technical information exchange - Peer reviews for Organizational maturity , Functional capability , Project technical risk assessments etc. Your background - Bachelor degree in engineering and 10 plus years of experience in substations, FACTS and HVDC projects. - Candidate must already have a work authorization that would permit them to work for Hitachi ABB Power Grids in the United States. - Bachelor in Electrical Engineering preferable - Based on HBU / LPG size and business strategy, define (in alignment with HBU/LPG management) HBU Engineering Strategy, Organization and Footprint (HBU, LPG, OPC) . - Set and follow up on Engineering functional Targets (Utilization, OTD, OPQ, OPC usage, OPC performance, quality and maturity of the collaboration) More about us Bring your very own sense of pride and purpose as you help us drive forward the Fourth Industrial Revolution - creating a sustainable future for our planet, and your career. Join Hitachi ABB Power Grids and harness the power of our diverse global network, as you collaborate with and learn from our world-class teams. Above all, challenge yourself every day. Let's write the future, together.Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action at Hitachi ABB Power GridsHitachi ABB Power Grids is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Employer encouraging diversity in the workplace.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, creed, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, citizen status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, marital status, family medical leave status, or protected veterans status. For more information regarding your (EEO) rights as an applicant, please visit the following websites: an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, applicants may request to review the Affirmative Action Plan of a particular Hitachi ABB Power Grids facility between the hours of 9:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. EST Monday through Friday by contacting a Hitachi ABB Power Grids HR Representative at 1-.Protected veterans and qualified individuals with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Hitachi ABB Power Grids career site as a result of your disability. You may request reasonable accommodations by calling a Hitachi ABB Power Grids HR Representative at 1- or by sending an email to . Resumes and applications will not be accepted in this manner. Publication date 2020-09-30 Reference Number US_E2

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