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Engineering Services Director

Engineering Services Director

FPC of Brighton

FPC of Brighton

Commercialization Engineering Services Director

Location: Newmarket, ON, CA (Hybrid)



  • Lead and inspire a team of managers and specialized employees in a key department.
  • Oversee long-term planning, policy-making, and management with significant autonomy.
  • Spearhead global projects and programs, tackling complex, high-impact challenges.
  • Innovate strategies, policies, and methods to solve tough problems and set new directions.
  • Collaborate with senior managers to shape strategic plans and goals.



  • Plan, budget, and manage resources and staff in your functional area.
  • Make crucial decisions affecting the success of the division or company.
  • Supervise department managers, set objectives, review performance, and approve compensation.
  • Engage regularly with executives and major customers, often in high-stakes situations.
  • Represent the organization at public events and speaking engagements.



  • Drive the success of your department and influence the overall company.
  • Your decisions will have a significant effect on operations and outcomes.


Role Overview: Lead the R&D engineering team to innovate and deliver high-quality, reliable products on time and within budget.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Technical Leadership: Shape the technical direction for R&D engineering.
  • Customer Focus: Ensure products meet customer goals for quality, reliability, and manufacturability.
  • Team Management: Lead a team of engineering services project managers, design consultants, and senior engineers from product concept to obsolescence.
  • Performance Management: Set priorities, track performance metrics, and drive process improvements.
  • Budget Oversight: Develop and manage departmental budgets and set strategic planning objectives.
  • Cost Control: Monitor costs and expenses to meet departmental goals.
  • Employee Development: Recommend compensation, coach for performance, and handle disciplinary actions.
  • Site Management: Participate in site management and provide technical input for business plans and proposals.
  • Customer Engagement: Collaborate with sales and marketing to understand and meet customer technical requirements.
  • Drive innovation, ensure product excellence, and contribute to strategic business objectives.


Key Skills and Competencies:

  • Engineering Expertise: Strong foundation in engineering design, development, testing, and production.
  • Business Acumen: Understand how decisions impact customer satisfaction, product quality, delivery, and profitability.
  • Manufacturing Knowledge: Broad understanding of electronic manufacturing, materials, and processes.
  • Analytical Skills: Excellent at analysis, negotiation, and problem resolution.
  • Goal Setting: Ability to establish goals and coordinate resources to meet quality and quantity metrics.
  • Communication: Effective communicator with internal and external customers.
  • Leadership: Skilled at leading, managing, training, and motivating diverse teams to meet technical requirements and deadlines.


Typical Experience

  • 11 to 14 years relevant experience


Typical Education

  • Bachelor's degree in related field, or consideration of an equivalent combination of education and experience. Advanced studies in Business/Operations/Technology are recommended.
  • Educational requirements may vary by geography.


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