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Site Engineering Director

Doncaster, United Kingdom


Job Description

Eaton - Electrical Division


Site Engineering Director


Primary Function


To lead a cross functional engineering team responsible for New Product Development, Bespoke project opportunities, Cost out and continuous improvement activities.

To develop and guide a successful Engineering strategy to deliver innovative, cost effective lighting products in tight times scales and with demanding deadlines and scope requirements


Essential Functions

  • Strategic input into all business activities, site wide.
  • To effectively communicate and interact at all levels within the business, driving business strategy both within engineering and site wide across multiple disciplines.
  • To liaise with wider Eaton engineering teams via technical leaders meetings, contributing and communicating local engineering issues/progress.
  • To manage engineering staffing, allocation and prioritization for all engineering disciplines. To evaluate and refine engineering structure including additional staffing to manage and progress NPD teams.
  • To build organizational capability and skills throughout all engineering disciplines
  • To conduct project planning and product deck building centered around strengthening the product portfolio.
  • To manage Project selection and prioritization based on strategic criteria.
  • To ensure a customer focus to engineering developments via customer visits and sales consultation at periodic intervals.
  • To evaluate project Budgets, validate resource allocations and submit project business cases for capital approval.
  • To Ensuring relevant standards and compliance requirements are met and robust processes are applied through all engineering teams including documentation and product verification/validation.
  • Bespoke team management and development to maximize efficiency and return on resource.
  • Drive continuous improvement throughout all engineering teams and throughout the product portfolio




Knowledge & Experience Required


  • You will currently live on or around the Doncaster area
  • Ideally you will have worked with LED lighting products or similar
  • This is a hands on role based within the engineering team daily hands on
  • Strategy experience required
  • Evidenced Leadership knowledge and performance in engineering disciplines and new product development.
  • To oversee multiple projects at various stages driving critical path adherence and all deliverables to ensure rapid product launch timescales.
  • To participate in project “Tollgates” evaluating the suitability of projects and the robustness of business case proposals, design solutions and project scope definitions.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and to manage a multi-disciplined team of development engineers. To work effectively cross-functionally with various departments to ensure project needs are met.
  • Good understanding of Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical Design and development including verification and validation to relevant standards
  • Candidates will have experience of managing a team 10+ this role is indirectly managing a team of 15 people
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required

Ideal but not essential experience required


·       Knowledge of LED lighting product design and applications would be advantageous.

Knowledge of Mechanical, Electronic and Electrical engineering disciplines for R&D, new product introduction and VAVE activities.


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Job: Engineering

Region: Europe, Middle East, Africa
Organization: LSD Life Safety Division EMEA

Job Level: Manager
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: Yes
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time

Requisition ID: 046440