Engineering Manager-New Product Development

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G&W Electric
Bolingbrook, IL, United States

Phone: 6308907480
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Engineering Manager-New Product Development


Bolingbrook, IL 

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Position Summary:

The New Product Development Engineering Manager is responsible for managing the design of new products for manufacturing at G&W Electric Co. This work includes leading projects and a team of Engineers to design new to the world products that will allow G&W Electric Co. to expand on its product offerings and deliver world-class solutions to its customers.  


Primary/Essential Responsibilities: 

  • Management of multi-facility global design teams in a Stage-Gate process.
  • Guide, coach and mentor project and functional based engineering team.
  • Preparation and monitoring of project budgets in the area of responsibility.
  • Ensure departmental project designs meet requirements of specification and standards while promoting error-proof assembly. Responsible for coordination with specification writers to ensure project feasibility.
  • Ensure engineering team utilize Lean design and manufacturing processes and follow good design control practices.
  • Deliver innovative designs that meet profit, cost, quality, and time-to-market metrics.
  • Oversee validation and testing of components/system or assemblies as required in the development and approval process.
  • Ensure designs follow established procedures for the creation and maintenance of CAD databases and libraries including final approval of applicable drawings.
  • Proactively identify and mitigate risks to the project.
  • Development of test plan creation based on D/PFMEA and in line with project specifications, industry standards, and G&W reliability and validation requirements.
  • Work with third-party vendors and/or partners to develop high-quality, lowest-cost design options.
  • Prepare written documentation of processes, material requirements, test results, and project activity as required. Create/revise G&W standards as needed.
  • Continuously improve engineering processes including DFX, project and product costs, quality, and project lead times.
  • Participate in industry organizations (associations, standards committees, etc) to stay informed of and to influence industry activities.
  • Provide Engineering support to Sales/Marketing and Manufacturing on new and existing products and processes. Help to train departmental teams on the application and customer use of G&W products.
  • Develop direct reports’ work skills to improve department quality, throughput and to reduce scrap/rework. Work with individuals regarding company competencies and personal growth plans.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering or Power Engineering
  • 8+ years of progressive experience in Engineering design and/or development leading highly technical and innovative projects.
  • Project management, team management, root-cause analysis, and computer analysis programs
  • Experience with Medium/high voltage electrical power systems
  • Experience leading and reviewing DFMEA, PFMEA, and PPAP process and documents
  • Experience developing projects within a Stage-Gate Process
  • Proven experience with computers; Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, or equivalents.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Strong technical knowledge in the following categories per discipline:
    • Mechanical: Molded Components and polycarbonate housings or Mechanism Design, castings, and metal fabricated parts.
    • Electrical: Current and Voltage Sensors, Power Systems (Protection, System Analysis, and System Fault Response)
  • Demonstrated ability to write/edit technical documents; test reports, engineering standards, industry technical papers.
  • Excellent communication and mentoring skills.


Physical Demands / Working Conditions: 

  • General Office Environment, PC use
  • Light Lifting (occasional 25 lbs or less)    
  • Stooping          
  • Standing