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Chief Engineer for e-Mobility

bw_wordkay_placeLudwigsburg - Germany, Auburn Hills PTC - USA, Ningbo - China

bw_wordkay_timeFeb 08, 2019

bw_wordkay_optionFull time

bw_wordkay_idR2018-3270


Leading multiple engineering teams located in Europe and China, this position is responsible for the successful design and development of High Voltage Air and Coolant Heaters (HVCH) for the battery electrical vehicles, in line with our global product strategy. Our global strategy focuses on product robustness, product Leadership as well as innovation. This position is accountable for developing products and driving the growth of the product line enabling efficient, robust technical advancements that win profitable business for BorgWarner. The Chief Engineer will play a key role in rationalizing resources dedicated to support new product development, plant support and application support and will develop the engineering footprint and the talent needed to support the growth in the different locations.

POSITION SUMMARY

Leading multiple engineering teams located in Europe and China, this position is responsible for the successful design and development of High Voltage Air and Coolant Heaters (HVCH) for the battery electrical vehicles, in line with our global product strategy. Our global strategy focuses on product robustness,  product Leadership as well as innovation. This position is accountable for developing products and driving the growth of the product line enabling efficient, robust technical advancements that win profitable business for BorgWarner. The Chief Engineer will play a key role in rationalizing resources dedicated to support new product development, plant support and application support and will develop the engineering footprint and the talent needed to support the growth in the different locations.

KEY ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Set forth a clear and unified vision, strategy, and list of objectives for the global product engineering team.
  • Develop organizational objectives and strategic plans that align with company growth targets in e-mobility.
  • Define the product development strategy, plan and targets, establishing the product development roadmap and overseeing it’s execution
  • Lead overall technical direction of Engineering Groups, as well as the launch of the product, by promoting collaboration between the R&D and Application Engineering teams.
  • Establish engineering methods and design guides to produce high quality product launches and oversees that it meets customer and internal design quality and cost targets.
  • Establish a positive “can do” attitude of teamwork and collaboration among the Global Engineering groups, and with global operations, sales, supply chain and HR functions.
  • Staff, develop and manages a team of 40 to 60 people focused on the design, development, and validation of the High Voltage Heater products to achieve the highest engineering quality in released products and product specifications, and to sustain a technical advantage in the marketplace.
  • Manage the engineering budget for the product line
  • Dedicate resources toward the support of manufacturing operations, including supply chain, in solving production or process problems to ensure that product meets standards of reliability and quality.
  • Monitor the marketplace relative to the performance of competitors' products, planned customer applications, and emerging new technologies and trends to ensure a competitive position in the marketplace.
  • Build rapport and maintain effective customer relationships.
  • Provide technical assistance to the sales and marketing departments to support their efforts in the marketplace.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • 12+ years’ experience required in engineering
  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical, Mechatronics, Electronics or Electrical Engineering required.
  • Visionary approach to further develop our people, organization and product strategy
  • Global Experience: works well with multiple regions and multiple cultures
  • Experience in in building new engineering teams in remote locations
  • Leadership/management experience required
  • Automotive experience required
  • Product development experience required
  • Customer Interface experience preferred
  • Ability to reinforce/build up and lead globally distributed Engineering Groups
  • Wide engineering background with experience in complex systems with mechatronics, electrical products and power electronics
  • Fluent English required

    TRAVEL

    Around 50%

    CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Business Acumen
  • Building Effective Teams
  • Decision Quality
  • Managing Vision and Purpose
  • Motivating Others
  • Perspective
  • Strategic Agility

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