16 days old

RF Engineering Manager

Lansdale, PA 19446
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RF/Microwave Engineering Manager

This role reports to the Director of Engineering. The ideal candidate is someone with a strong engineering and programmatic background who has experience in managing RF engineering for development programs and production support activities across a diverse product portfolio and has proven capabilities to work across functions in a matrix organization to achieve operational results. This role includes active management of the RF engineering functional group as well as management of cross-functional engineering activities on assigned programs.

Key Responsibilities:

Actively managing the RF engineering group to assure that technical, cost, and schedule goals are met for new product development, proposal, and IR&D activities

Providing RF engineering expertise and support to operations and other functions as needed to achieve customer satisfaction, revenue, profitability, and continuous improvement objectives

Managing cross-functional engineering activities as lead engineering manager for assigned programs, proposals, and IR&D activities

Working collaboratively with the other IES engineering managers to enable cross-functional and cross-site teams to realize the full strength of IES engineering capabilities, including coordinating resource assignments, tool selection, and procedure development

Talent management, including recruitment, mentoring, training, development, performance management, and succession planning, to assure that skilled resources are available to support required RF engineering tasks

Resource planning, including monthly updating of manloading analysis, to assure appropriate assignments for personnel, matching engineering skill sets and capacity to program needs

Identification of capital, licenses, tools, etc. necessary for the RF group to successfully execute new product development, proposal, and IR&D responsibilities

Management of RF engineering department expenses, including indirect expenses, to meet engineering department budget

Assuring that engineering activities are performed in accordance with Life Cycle Management (LCM), and ISO (QMS) guidelines, including application of appropriate tailoring based on the varying complexity and risk of individual programs

Assuring that design for manufacturing, design to unit production cost (DTUPC), and design for reliability are considered during all development efforts and that the capabilities of the RF engineering group remain technically current and competitive

Lead, participate in, and facilitate continuous improvement efforts related to engineering development, test readiness, production readiness, and other engineering-related topics using Kaizen, A3, and other continuous improvement methods.

Manage engineering Key Performance Indicator (KPI) data collection and reporting for RF engineering and assigned development programs. Drive improvements in engineering performance metrics.

Core Competencies:

Ability to lead and drive high performance across engineering programs, with a strong focus on program execution and engineering rigor, customer satisfaction, and speed to market

Ability to apply sound technical and programmatic judgment and drive effective risk and opportunity management

Critical thinking knowledge to identify and investigate potential risk areas, lead and conduct root cause analyses, and resolve technical issues

Ability to ensure effective design discussions occur at all levels

Strong written and verbal communication skills, employing diplomacy, confidence and tact; assertive without antagonism or alienation

Ability to develop talent through coaching, training, performance management, and recruitment

Ability to build excellent relationships with key stakeholders, ensuring "cross-pollination" of insights and experiences

Ability to work within a matrixed management structure in an agile and non-siloed manner

Ability to role-model for the organization in line with the organization's SPIRIT values, exhibiting exemplary leadership behavior and emotional intelligence

Key Measures / Milestones:

Attaining Engineering Operational Excellence goals including technical, schedule, development cost, design-to-unit-production cost, design for manufacturability, and design for reliability goals

Engineering Key Performance Indicators (KPI) improvement

Customer Satisfaction ratings

Minimum Qualifications:

BSEE or related degree in engineering or physics

Ten (10) years minimum experience in new product development and engineering-to-production transitions for RF/microwave products

Experience leading engineering teams with three (3) years minimum experience as a supervisor

Experience in the development of integrated microwave assemblies such as receivers, transmitters, RF distribution networks, and local oscillator circuits

Experience with engineering and quality requirements for RF integrated microwave assemblies

Experience generating product cost estimates and writing proposals

Working knowledge of LCM and/or Stage-Gate methodology

Ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters' Degree in Engineering or Management

Broadband microwave design experience

Millimeter-wave design experience

Experience with engineering and quality requirements for defense applications

Experience in program management

Experience using Microsoft Project to plan and manage development programs

Certification in Lean 6-sigma methods

Experience working in and driving results in a matrix organization

Experience interfacing directly with customers

Business experience, including responsibility for budgets, cost estimates, resource planning, and proposals

Active SECRET security clearance


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