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Director of Defense Engineering

Company: ROUSH
Location: Troy
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Job Description:

At Roush, we fuse technology and engineering to provide product development solutions to customers in a diverse range of industries. Widely recognized for providing engineering, testing, prototype, and manufacturing services to the transportation industry, Roush also provides significant support to the aerospace, defense and theme park industries. With over 2,400 employees in facilities throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America, our unique combination of creativity and tenacity activates big ideas on a global stage. We want motivated, ambitious people who put the needs of our customers first, bring creativity to their work and will do whatever it takes to achieve success. If you share our passion for providing innovative solutions to complex challenges, we want you on our team.At Roush, we work alongside the best and brightest to do incredibly cool things you wouldn't believe. At Roush, you are part of building the future.This position will provide technical leadership across all engineering teams in the Defense organization. The Director of Defense Engineering will establish objectives and long-range goals for engineering that are consistent with a defense business. Will lead in technology transfer and collaboration between the Defense group and other parts of the Engineering business unit and Roush. This role will provide technical leadership to guide teams through engineering development, maintain team capabilities and competencies, and engage with customers on multiple design-led programs. The Director of Defense Engineering will be a strong leader who understands the business and can manage multiple clients and locations in a dynamic environment while ensuring the engineering department is appropriately staffed and correctly trained. Provides technical consultation and council to the Vice President of Defense. This role will be located onsite in Troy, MI.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Lead a multi-discipline engineering team involving the design, development and qualification of new products, activities that support growth, and sustaining, improving, and optimizing engineering performance in support of DOD (Department of Defense)and Government programs.
  • Provide strategic direction and enterprise leadership to operationalize company and departmental plans, drive innovation, enable process improvements, and foster cross-departmental collaboration to achieve corporate goals.
  • Establish goals and standards of performance, creates budgets, staffing plans, and short and long-term strategic product and technology roadmaps / plans.
  • Provide strong technical engineering leadership and project management skills. This is a working manager role and requires leading and mentoring the team to address complex and challenging technical issues.
  • Supports day-to-day engineering activities of the organization including defining and implementing strategic technical direction and short- and long-term planning.
  • Directs the continuous improvement of the organization in terms of personnel, training, process definition/execution, and discipline.
  • Monitor, track, and report on engineering department regarding engineering efficiency, engineering discipline specific metrics, regular product and project updates.
  • Fosters teamwork across the organization and leads conflict/problem resolution within the group.
  • Engagement with customers including periodic presentations to present status of projects.Requirements:
    • Bachelors degree in engineering or similar technical discipline.
    • Minimum 10 years of experience leading engineers performing electrical, mechanical, software and systems engineering design in the defense industry.
    • Minimum 5 years of experience managing an engineering budget.
    • US citizen allowing for International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) compliance.
    • Experience in CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM supported process improvement and re-engineering in engineering and manufacturing processes.
    • Thorough knowledge of US Department of Defense technical, procurement and product development processes.
    • Experience working with military specifications (MIL-SPECs), ASTM/ASME specifications, and other engineering specifications.
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and strong communication, problem solving, and analytical skills.
    • Ability to make recommendations and provide guidance to effectively meet program staffing requirements while managing multiple projects.
    • Ability to obtain and maintain a security clearance up to Secret.Preferred:
      • Master's degree in engineering or business.Our Full-Time benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, earned sick time, STD, LTD, 401K, tuition reimbursement, paid vacation, and paid holidays.To apply for this position and view all of our other career opportunities at Roush, click here: Visit our website: Like us on Facebook: Roush is an EO employer - Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories. If you need reasonable accommodation for our employment application process due to disability, please contact Roush Talent Acquisition at 734-779-7087.

Keywords: ROUSH, Troy , Director of Defense Engineering, Executive , Troy, Michigan

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