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Engineering Manager

Company: Cranemasters
Location: Chesterfield
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Cranemasters is a leading railroad contracting company, specializing in emergency services across the United States. We are leading the industry by bringing the latest in technology and innovation to rail services. With our manufacturing division in Chesterfield VA, our engineering team is laser focused on delivering on our motto, "Better By Design". As our team of engineers has grown, we are looking to add a manger with a history of leading teams and projects to the manufacturing floor. If you have the technical experience and leadership to contribute to the best in the business then, you are encouraged to apply!
Basic Function:
Responsible for management of team of engineers and engineering projects to support the manufacturing and operational interests of Cranemasters. Collaborate with leadership on engineering projects and goals. Prepares reports to assist in cost analysis for project costs. Provides technical expertise to engineering team. Communicates with stakeholders on technical aspects of projects. Essential Functions:

  • Designs, implements, and refines product development, testing, and manufacturing processes.
  • Manages staff and assigns tasks to engineering and technical personnel.
  • Leads teams in the development of new products, solutions, and processes.
  • Oversees project logistics and resource allocation.
  • Strives to improve efficiency and sustainability of processes and product designs, and to reduce waste.
  • Secures the resources needed for teams to excel, including researching, and proposing capital investments.
  • Helps to create and oversee project budgets and engages in cost management strategies.
  • Attends trade shows and conferences and makes site visits to suppliers' facilities.
  • Advocates on behalf of team members by securing adequate resources for success.
  • Communicates technical information to non-technical stakeholders, including investors and potential customers.
  • Maintains high level expertise in their field or sector.
  • Assures that processes meet quality and safety compliance guidelines.
  • Collaborates with other team leaders and departments.
  • Forges and maintains relationships with suppliers and customers.
  • Conducts daily safety briefs
  • Perform any/all duties as may be assigned.
    Required Skills and Experience:
    • Personnel and project management skills
    • Expert-level knowledge of sector technology and processes
    • Strategic thinking
    • Leadership, teambuilding, and mentoring skills
    • Strong communication, interpersonal, and conflict resolution skills
    • Ability to provide sound judgement and quick decision making
    • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    • Data analytics skills and experience
    • Flexible thinking, including the ability to pivot and try new approaches when faced with challenges
    • Organizational, planning, and documentation skills
    • Ability explain complex information to non-technical management personnel and other stakeholders
    • Ability to work on multiple projects in various stages simultaneously
    • Strong experience in FEA
    • Experience using Solidworks
      Required Education, Experience and Licensing Requirements
      • BS in engineering required
      • 4-5 years relevant work experience
      • 1-2 years management experience
      • Master's degree in engineering or MBA a plus
      • P.E. preferred
        Physical Demands:
        • Constantly on feet
        • This position requires significant work at a desk, but also requires walking, talking, standing as needed to meet with employees, travel to various work sites, conduct meetings, etc.
        • Requires lifting up to 20 pounds.
        • Works extended hours as workload dictates.
        • Ability to work well while under considerable stress/pressure

Keywords: Cranemasters, Richmond , Engineering Manager, Engineering , Chesterfield, Virginia

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