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Director, Engineering

Job Number:  46247
Group:  Magna Corporate
Division:  Magna Services of America (Troy Office)
Job Type:  Permanent/Regular
Location: 

TROY, MICHIGAN, US, 48083

Magna

 

Job Number: 46247 
Group: Magna Corporate  
Division: Magna Services of America (Troy Office) 
Job Type: Permanent/Regular 
Location: TROY 

 

Group Description 

At Magna, we create technology that disrupts the industry and solves big problems for consumers, our customers, and the world around us. We’re the only mobility technology company and supplier with complete expertise across the entire vehicle.

We are committed to quality and continuous improvement because our products impact millions of people every day. But we’re more than what we make. We are a group of entrepreneurial-minded people whose collective expertise gives us a competitive advantage. World Class Manufacturing is a journey and it’s our talented people who lead us on this journey.

 

Position Overview

Magna Corporate R&D in Troy, MI is seeking an innovative & proven leader as Director, Engineering to be a part of the engineering team to direct, lead and manage the engineering projects. Must be a passionate all-rounder capable of developing innovative solutions by leading and executing small and large projects in new mobility space. 

The ideal candidate must have full vehicle engineering experience with knowledge in various automotive domains from concept, prototyping to production launch and will drive innovation and execution of new mobility projects. Must be comfortable working with a fast-paced, dynamic environment and be able to make quick decisions.
 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Direct, coordinate, and exercise functional authority for the planning, organization, budget, and completion of innovation projects.
  • Plan and formulate all aspects of Engineering and R&D projects such as objective or purpose of project, applications that can be utilized from findings, costs of project, and equipment and human resource requirements.
  • Direct and monitor all technical activities in departments.
  • Analyze Engineering results and proposes product changes to determine feasibility, improvement of component and systems, and functional and performance specifications
  • Identify gaps both technical and organizational and develop strategies to address them.
  • Support Investment and Technology Team in assessing new technologies.
  • Maintains a thorough understanding of Magna’s existing products portfolio and manufacturing processes.
  • Maintains awareness of Magna Corporate and group technology needs, using these to search for technologies of relevance
  • Provide coaching and leadership development for the team including workforce and succession planning, resource allocation, horizon planning, conflict resolution, and people first leadership. 
  • Provide technical input into proof-of-concept studies for various technologies
  • Evaluate advanced technologies, products, and processes, including but not limited to competitive landscape, intellectual property status, technical feasibility, financial feasibility, and manufacturability
  • Support the development of methodology for advanced strategy development for future technologies and products based on trend analysis and business strategy
  • Technical prowess to identify emerging technologies of potential relevance to Magna both within and outside the automotive sector
  • Serve as the Technical Lead in identifying concepts, principles, and processes for the assigned area of responsibility (i.e., subject matter, function, type of facility or equipment, or product) 
  • Provide OEM perspective and input for R&D strategy and technology roadmaps
  • Maintain relationships with Magna operating groups through the Core Product Manager structure
  • Identify opportunities to increase performance, reduce cost and improve quality for Magna’s existing products, systems, and procedures through innovation
  • Capable to demonstrate sustained innovation and creativity leading to significant project accomplishments without direct technical supervision. Supervision provided as required on assignments as well as on broader general objectives and limits
  • Develop strategic relationships with key technical representatives at the OEMs
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by reviewing professional publications and establishing personal networks
  • Use related computer software and equipment to perform technical analysis tasks
     

Qualifications

  • Minimum 15+ years product development experience at an OEM or major tier one supplier.
  • Must have 10+ years’ experience managing a team of direct reports.
  • Must have full vehicle engineering experience including requirements development, architecture selection and product release. 
     

Education / Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or above in Engineering or a “Hard” Science field (Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, or Chemistry) with exceptional qualifications and experience in research or development.
  • Global automotive experience in a major OEM or Tier 1.
  • Full familiarity and experience in automotive product development and advanced processes
     

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear and use hands to finger, handle, and feel. The employee is required to reach with hands and arms and have adequate mobility to stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
  • Responsible for working in compliance with the provisions of the Health and Safety Act as well as any rules or standards otherwise specified by OSHA or MIOSHA or any other government regulations. Expected to exercise caution in all work activities and report any unsafe conditions, injuries, or near misses to the appropriate supervisor.
  • Domestic and international travel will be required up to 10% of the time.

Awareness. Unity. Empowerment.

At Magna, we believe a diverse workforce is critical to our success. That’s why we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We hire on the basis of experience and qualifications, and in consideration of job requirements, regardless of, in particular, color, ancestry, religion, gender, origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity. Magna takes the privacy of your personal information seriously. We discourage you from sending applications via email to comply with GDPR requirements and your local Data Privacy Law.


Nearest Major Market: Troy
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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