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Lake Orion, MI

Director, Systems Engineering

Director, Systems Engineering

FPC of Brighton

FPC of Brighton

Director, Systems Engineering

Lake Orion, MI

 

Job Summary:

As the Director, Systems Engineering, you will lead a team of engineers and technical specialists responsible for designing, developing, and testing high-voltage battery systems for electric vehicles and energy storage applications. You will play a key role in driving innovation, ensuring product quality, and meeting customer requirements.

The Director, Systems Engineering will be adept at developing & executing strategic initiatives for the systems team and resolving technical issues. Performance is measured by effective project execution.

 

Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the systems engineering team in the development of high-voltage battery systems for electric vehicles and energy storage applications.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams, including product management, manufacturing, and quality, to ensure product design and development align with company goals and objectives.
  • Monitor systems project performance and provide recommendations as required.
  • Develop and implement engineering processes and best practices to ensure quality and efficiency in product development and testing.
  • Monitor and determine various staffing and training needs.
  • Hire, train, and supervise engineering staff members.
  • Spearhead various research and development initiatives to identify opportunities for new projects and improved processes.
  • Provide technical leadership and guidance to the systems engineering team, including mentoring and professional development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with customers to understand their technical requirements and provide technical solutions to meet their needs.
  • Stay current with industry trends and developments in high-voltage battery systems and apply this knowledge to product development and testing.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with suppliers and partners to ensure the availability of high-quality materials and components for product development and testing.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant industry standards, regulations, and certifications.

 

Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
  • Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in systems engineering, product development, or related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience leading and managing a team of engineers and technical specialists.
  • Strong technical knowledge of high-voltage battery systems, including design, testing, and validation.
  • Experience with electric vehicles or energy storage systems is highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects and priorities in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate complex technical concepts to a non-technical audience.
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with cross-functional teams and build relationships with customers, suppliers, and partners.

 

Benefits Overview

  • Paid time off includes 4 weeks, 15 holidays, and parental leave.
  • 100% company-paid medical, dental, vision, short-term disability, long-term disability life insurance.
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) and Health Savings Account (HSA) offerings.
  • Company provided 401K savings plan with matching contributions to help you save for retirement.
  • Voluntary benefits offerings.
  • Tuition assistance.
  • Employee Referral program.
  • Employee development and career growth opportunities.

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