R & D Engineer/Manager
The Role·The job-holder will be responsible for the management and development of the R&D team, management and delivery of all Product Development programs from concept through to launch, and will act as the Technical Authority on all technical matters. ·You will develop and refresh the Innovation/Technology Roadmap and manage the new product pipeline in accordance with the business Strategy. ·Close working relationship with Sales, Marketing & Manufacturing will be essential to ensure the seamless development and introduction of new products and efficient resolution of any technical issues.·Mentor and develop R&D team including development of individual personal objectives, review & monitoring of performance and ensuring all training and development needs are met.·Develop new products from concept through to product launch.·Project manage the Product Development project portfolio including resource allocation to ensure all projects are delivered to agreed timescales and within budget. ·Produce & maintain technical documentation, CAD drawings, costing data, design calculations, technical construction files, wiring diagrams, technical specifications, quality inspection documentation, validation and test data reports. ·Coordinate testing of products, materials & sub-assemblies to ensure they meet quality standards.·Ensure all manuals, specification sheets and data sheets are up to date.·Ensure all Bills of Materials are accurate for procurement department.·Interact closely with customers to understand their needs and translate their requirements into new products.·Ensure the technical "know-how” of the R&D team is shared and constantly increases.·Encourage creativity and innovation within the R&D team.·Monitor changes to industry regulations and standards.·Adherence to all HSE principles.
The Person·Previous R and D experience essential.·Power Electronics/Engineering product development experience.·Software/Programming knowledge is essential. ·Degree qualified in ideally and electronic field. ·Experience managing multiple new product development projects to strict dead-lines.·Product design skills.·Knowledge of mechanics of materials and material properties.·Experience with Project Management tools.·Experience leading and participating in teams including multi-functional teams.·Mechanical & Electrical CAD experience.
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