Sr. Manager, Engineering
Company: James Hardie
Posted on: January 10, 2022
James Hardie Research USA, LLC
It is the vision of our global R&PD team to provide a
continuous pipeline of market led innovative new unique products
and technologies with sustainable advantages to achieve our global
business goal to be #1 in every market we choose to participate in.
As part of the Global R&PD team you will have the opportunity
to work alongside industry-leading engineers and scientist to
develop and pursue research to advance our three key technology
areas to fundamentally transform the building industry and ensure
sustainable profitable business growth. You will have the
opportunity follow the latest research, work with state-of-the-art
equipment and facilities and be challenged to think differently
about the way you work..
We are seeking to appoint an Sr. Engineering Manager, for the
Research & Product Development team to work alongside the R&D
Project Manager, to define and develop engineering management
systems, processes and disciplines around global R&D Engineer
projects. This role will be responsible for building future
technology, Pilot Plant design and leading a high performing and
innovative team of engineers to deliver engineering outputs that
meet the highest global standards.
Develops and implements strategic and technical direction from
concept through implementation of new and improved engineering
Providing high level technical guidance and oversight on
multidisciplinary engineering projects
Lead the Engineering Team and manage the scheduling, delegation,
production, timely delivery and quality of all engineering outputs,
in accordance with priorities set from the business.
Manage realistic project plans and build appropriate and effective
teams to accomplish set project goals;
Working Closely with Project Manager, R&D Sr. Leaders,
Engineering Teams, and key stakeholders to participate in design
Leading engineering design, equipment specifications, processes,
and technology projects; and
Supporting the stage gate process to be able to meet all
established milestones and overall business objectives.
Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with internal
colleagues, customers, external vendors and service providers
Communicating project progress accurately and timely to Technical
and Business leaders;
Develops the processes, tools and techniques to manage the teams to
achieve the required outcomes, and to realize organisational and
business operational goals by:
Ensuring workforce resources are in place and aligned with business
needs and organisation culture;
Promoting organisational change and adoption of common business
Building capability of team members to ensure bench strength within
Creates an awareness of the importance of Maximizing operational
efficiency within JH Research and other functional groups that work
closely with R&D by:
Foster and innovative and agile working environment to support
Manage the generation of Intellectual Property and Trade secrets in
the areas of engineering technology
Ensure that James Hardie's operations are in line with our Zero
Harm standards and culture at all times.
Report any incidents, hazards, near misses or "at-risk" behaviors
in a timely fashion
Providing supervision and training to others to allow them to
perform their work safely
Responding to any hazard or incident that is raised by another
James Hardie team member and provide or seek the support required
to allow them to work safely and respond to the identified
The position responsibilities outlined above are in no way to be
construed as all encompassing. Other duties, responsibilities, and
qualifications may be required and/or assigned as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability to design layout and equipment specifications
and manufacturing processes for pilot facilties.
Demonstrated success in technical project management and
Experience in coaching and managing a team of engineers to deliver
engineering projects under timelines.
High level of communication skills to manage internal and external
Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
Attention to detail and high regard for quality, delivery and cost
Strong relationship management
Ability to think strategically with an inquisitive and creative
Ability to influence and inspire a cross-functional team and senior
Results orientated with ability to plan and deliver against project
Education / Work Experience
Bachelor or Masters degree in an Engineering Discipline
(Mechanical/Mechatronic/Electrical or Chemical Process
Minimum 10 years of technical experience within a senior
Knowledge with technical codes, standards and specifications
Knowledge and experience using core technology including but not
limited to AutoCAD, Automated model programming, CAD, Engineering
product data management software.
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