Global Grid Tie Division Engineering Manager
Parker Hannifin - Charlotte, NC

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Job Description:

Position Summary:
Responsible to lead, manage, and provide technical
direction to a product development engineering team for
a major product, system, or program. Defines plans and
monitors costs and technical performance; coordinates
the technical effort and establishes operational plans
to accomplish program objectives.
Division staff position; direct report to a division
General Manager. Coordinates with internal teams or
interdependent departments within the business unit. May
coordinate cross-discipline engineering teams.
Has regular internal and external interaction with
program management or customers on technical projects
assigned to the team. May have cross-business unit or
division interface on common technical issues.

1. Define plans and monitor costs and technical
performance for a major product development and/or core
engineering project or multiple projects. Implement
on-going project status reviews using project management
tools and engineering systems.
2. Makes decisions on technical priorities or design
alternatives for projects within the team’s scope. Acts
as the primary technical contact on team or project
performance and as an advisor to engineering or business
unit leadership. Represents the organization as the
technical liaison in providing solutions to customer
3. Build and maintain collaborative relationships with
internal and external customers and assure customer
needs are identified and addressed.
4. Implement and maintain consistent engineering
practices, standards, and documentation procedures and
reporting systems (e.g. implement Winovation; structured
product development processes and gate reviews;
engineering change flow down; knowledge databases).
Takes appropriate steps to protect and safeguard Parker
intellectual property.
5. Develop and analyze the operating budget; projects
and plans for future needs (e.g. workforce planning;
introduction of new technologies). Monitor conformance
to contractual and cost elements. Provide cost input for
business proposals.
6. Compile engineering cost data and identify
opportunities for process improvements to reduce cost or
improve engineering productivity. Provide feedback to
the team on performance to engineering cost targets.
7. Make recommendations and decisions on human resources
actions (e.g. staffing, training, compensation, etc.);
discusses exceptional cases with the next level manager.
Communicate and implement actions to ensure Parker
values and company policies are well understood and
maintained (e.g. business ethics; integrity; inclusion).
8. Works with business development and program
management to identify new business opportunities,
present Parker product capabilities, and clarify
customers’ technical requirements.
Identify and create technical training and development
plans. Mentor or serve as a resource to share
specialized knowledge with others. Maintain leadership
and technical capabilities through continued education
or training.

  • Bachelors degree (BS) in engineering or a science
technical discipline. PE certification a plus. Masters
degree (MS or MBA) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the essential
functions of the job acquired through 7-9 years of
related experience. Prior management/supervisory or
project engineering responsibility of 2-3 years
  • Has thorough knowledge of the technical engineering
discipline or domain, and products or systems.
Understands and is fully proficient with project
management, engineering documentation requirements, and
engineering analysis tools.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of program management, the
product development cycle, and understanding of cost
accounting principles and methods (e.g. earned value
management). Experience with program and design reviews
and/or other customer requirements and industry
  • Ability to foster teamwork and inclusion with diverse
groups of employees. Ability to guide and develop the
team by providing challenging assignments and through
effective coaching, feedback, recognition, and skill
assessment and training.
  • Thorough knowledge of industry and regulatory
standards, policies, and compliance requirements.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present status,
actions, recommendations, and other technical
information with clarity and precision. Maintains open
communication within the team and other business areas.
Ability to respond to significant inquiries from
customers, regulatory agencies, or marketing/sales

High Level Purpose:
  • Coordinate all aspects of engineering for the division
(products and systems) and responsible for overall
integrity of product

High Level Work that will be required:
  • Lead and support NPD and systems engineering activity
in the division
  • Partner with the Business Development Manager on
technical issues
  • Lead technology roadmapping and work with marketing on
product roadmapping
  • Manage the Stage Gate process for the division and
ensure performance is to the timelines set
  • Develop relationships within academia and industry
that complement our business and technology
  • Assist and/or assign resources for failure analysis in
event of quality issues
  • Leads the team and sets the vision
  • Ensures technical resources support the growth
  • Support and analyze engineering gaps in the business

Differentiating Skills:
  • Experience and exposure to power conversion (grid-tie)
industry and products
  • Electrical Engineering degree preferred
  • Business and finance experience a plus
  • Prior leadership experience
  • Cross functional team experience
  • Global experience is a plus
Please upload resume in Word (.doc) format with your
online application at referencing job
code # 15592
A cover letter summarizing experience against above
qualifications is strongly recommended.
Parker is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/F/D/V)
Req. Code : 15592
Division/Department : AUTO - EGT Charlotte
% of Travel Required : 10-20%

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