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BSA Engineering Director

Date: May 19, 2021

Location: Wichita, KS, US

BSA Engineering Director-WIC04861



At Bombardier, our employees work together to evolve mobility worldwide - one good idea at a time. If you have a good idea, we’ll provide the environment where it will thrive and grow into a great product or customer experience. Your ideas are our fuel.

The Bombardier Specialized Aircraft organization located in Wichita site, Director of Specialized Aircraft Engineering reports directly to the VP of Test, Customer Experience and Specialized Aircraft Engineering. The position will lead the Engineering organizations activities on the design, development, test and build of Specialized aircraft activities. Must possess extensive knowledge of Systems Engineering and associated principles of aircraft missionization, modification and test. Provides technical guidance and leadership to subordinate engineers. Works closely with Functional engineering Directors to maintain proper staffing levels and expertise to meet business objectives. Develops and conducts programs in accordance with company policies, priorities, and budget constraints. Facilitates business growth serving as proposal reviewer/approver and engaging in all critical program gate reviews. Manages and/or develops budgets for engineering departments. Provides technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required. Provides technical oversight and assistance to other departments as required.

Key Responsibilities

Interfaces multiple Bombardier Engineering functions and business leadership teams located in Wichita, Montreal, and Toronto to ensure Engineering needs are met on a multitude of different specialized aircraft programs. Makes significant improvements in processes, systems, or products. Manages the implementation of strategy and establish operational plans with measurable contribution to function/area results. Drives results internally by developing and tracking metrics for engineering activities focused on missionized products and holding team accountable for project deliverables; both financially, schedule and quality. Responsible for all projects assigned to the organizational unit. Acts as an advisor to subordinate supervisors or staff members to meet schedules or resolve technical or operational problems.

Exerts influence in the successful execution of programs & projects through review of actions such as but not limited to review basis of estimates (BOE), tracking program technical performance measures, and ensures programs adherence to engineering processes and best practice. Helps drive Continuous Improvement & Quality Accountability through ownership of discipline productivity and quality measures, process training and process rigor. Deliver top line growth by working with Business Development, Program Management, and Business Leadership to provide input for Strategic Planning, Research and Development Planning, and Inter-Corporation Resource Sharing. Stays abreast of state-of-the-art technology advancement, identifying disruptive or emerging technology trends.


Qualification Requirements

• Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or related field, with a minimum of fifteen (15) years of applicable experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.
• Management and leadership background with experience leading full lifecycle developments, including executing performance appraisals, managing staffing allocation, process leadership and career development.

• Ability to work in a matrix organization.
• Requires the clearance to access ITAR information, at a minimum.

Preferred Additional Skills

• Versed aircraft missionized system development and required aircraft modifications
• Experience with airworthiness certification processes under either civil or military regulations.
• Demonstrated history of recruiting, retaining, and promoting world class talent; develops staff members to optimize their potential and the performance of the discipline and the company.
• Significant development program experience.
• Comfortable working in a high volume, fast-paced, rapidly changing, results-oriented work environment
• Self-confident with exceptional influencing, oral presentation, and leadership skills

Bombardier is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, age, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, National, or Local Laws.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration will be contacted. Please continue to monitor our website and apply for additional positions for which you are qualified and may be of interest to you.

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Job: General Management
Primary Location: US-KS-Wichita

Zip Code: US 67209
Organization: Aerospace
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Regular

Job Posting:
19.05.2021, 9:36:37 AM

Unposting Date: Ongoing

Nearest Major Market: Wichita

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