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Lead Engineer in Bismarck, ND at Doosan Bobcat

Date Posted: 8/7/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Build Your Future with Bobcat and Doosan! We want people with...BIG goals, BOLD dreams and an INNOVATIVE spirit!

Job Information

  • Manage product development activities for a single product, technical specialty/product function or process achieving both the short and long term strategy to meet or exceed quality, functionality, voice of customer and competitive edge requirements.

Role & Responsibility

Strategic Engineering Design

  • Drive the product development initiatives for a single product, product function, or stage in the product design process including preparing and managing the development activity and budget per schedules outlined in the Annual Operating Plan (AOP) and Long Range Plan (LRP).
  • Collaborate with other functional areas and participate in Product Management and Operational meetings on the development status of major projects to determine if products are ready for production.
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement in the product development process, engineering systems and database of technical specifications.
  • Ensure team responds to and solves field problems and warranty issues for assigned product line.
  • Improve product quality, reliability and system cost through warranty and Quality Cost Improvement programs.

Business Acumen

  • Responsible for the overall financial impact of the development of a single product, product function and/or phase. Understands business implications of decisions. 
  • Aligns the work of the engineering teams with the AOP and LRP.  Ensures team is designing for manufacturability and impact of final cost of product to the customer.
  • Propose and manage the annual budget to achieve product development goals in North America.
  • Maintain a global perspective for new product development so that it meets the criteria to manufacture and distribute worldwide. 
  • Provide strategic leadership in the product development life cycle based on knowledge and history of the product and the company's annual goals.  

Employee Engagement and Talent Management 

  • Manage a small team which may include Engineers, Engineering Technicians, and Co-op Students.
  • Efficiently organize the major tasks and goals for direct reports and supporting personnel.
  • Inspire, engage, empower employees to create a culture of creativity, innovation and timely development of world class products. 
  • Outline strategy for employee growth, development, and succession planning. 
  • Identify and remove roadblocks on projects so employees can effectively execute project plans. 
  • Demonstrate how to build relationships across engineering and other departments to enhance collaboration.
  • Recognize team failures as learning opportunities and coach employees through project hurdles.

Job Requirement

  • Experience leading and developing engineering teams in the development of a single product, product function and/or product improvement/optimization effort.
  • Clear understanding of the product development and validation processes and customer needs achieved through experience with one or more of the company's products, dealers and customers. 
  • Ability to build strong relationships with other functions of the organizations .
  • Ability to develop & mentor engineers at various levels in their careers.
  • Creative and visionary approach to projects with ability to influence innovation across multiple organizations and levels through technical aptitude and understanding of team's strengths.
  • Strong capacity for leading change, dealing with ambiguity and providing creative solutions and influencing multi-discipline teams with data, scientific reasoning, and strong coaching skills.
  • Basic project management methodologies and tools experience. 
  • Bachelors Degree – Mechanical or Ag Engineering
  • Experience: 7>10 years
  • Travel: 10%

The world-renowned brands that make up Doosan Bobcat produce industry-leading compact and heavy construction equipment, attachments, air compressors, lighting systems, generators and articulated dump trucks. Doosan Bobcat is a part of the Doosan Group, which employs 43,000 people in 38 countries worldwide. With people at the core of who we are, we believe the growth of our people will lead to the continued growth and success of our world-class company. Our team of dedicated employees is the backbone that allows us to provide construction equipment solutions that help our customers build the world of tomorrow. Wherever you find us, you’ll hear the sounds of progress, see the results of our people and feel the rhythm of transformation in everything we do.

Doosan is committed to a diverse workforce and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, age, race, color, religion, creed, citizenship status, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities who require a reasonable accommodation in the application process or who need assistance accessing the information on this website should call 701-476-4263.