Main Tasks and Responsibilities
Recruits, interviews, hires, and trains management staff in the department.
Oversees the daily workflow of the department.
Provides constructive and timely performance evaluations.
Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy.
Oversees the preparation and final approval of project plans.
Conducts or acquires cost analysis for development projects; prepares or delegates preparation of schedule of project completion dates.
Ensures that projects are completed within budget and in an economical manner.
Establishes and implements the strategic direction of the company’s engineering and development initiatives.
Collaborates with the company’s executive leadership to develop and meet organizational goals while supplying expertise and guidance on projects, operations, and systems.
Identifies, recommends, and implements new technologies and systems to improve organizational processes and decision-making.
Ensures that departmental decisions such as staffing, development, organization, hardware acquisitions, and facilities are in line with the organizations business plan and vision.
Establishes, communicates, and implements engineering and development policies, practices, standards, and security measures to ensure effective and consistent operations.
Establishes and administers the department’s budget.
Maintains knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in engineering and development related to the organizations industry.
Negotiates cost-effective contracts for the organization; coordinates and implements contractors work, and resolves any disputes over labor, scheduling, or payments.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Skills, Competencies and Knowledge:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Extensive knowledge of engineering principles and procedures.
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
Excellent time management skills.
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
Strong supervisory and leadership skills.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
Educational Background and Experience:
Electrical/Computer and communication engineering
10+ years’ experience in similar field