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System Engineering Manager

Company: Airgas
Location: Cheshire
Posted on: August 8, 2022

Job Description:

Position Title: Systems Engineering Manager

  • Location: Cheshire, CT (Airgas Research & Development)
    How will you CONTRIBUTE and GROW?Overall accountability for the leadership, planning, direction and oversight of system engineering activities at Airgas R&D. Candidate to ensure project objectives and deliverables are predictably and consistently achieved. Provide original concepts, designs and solution for Airgas and its customers. The following disciplines will report directly to the R&D manager.
    • Software Engineers
    • Electrical Engineers
    • Mechanical Engineers
    • Analytical Chemists These groups are responsible for design, development, realization and long term technical support of innovative, robust and reliable multidisciplinary complex systems for Airgas and its customers.In particular, you will:
      • Senior Level Engineering Manager, (SE, ME, EE etc) with demonstrated ability to plan, direct, and conduct engineering research and development activities. Provide original concepts, designs, budgets and time estimates for complex systems, while managing the multidisciplinary teams above. Assignments relate to design, development, qualification and implementation of an array of complex systems including--- small , medium and large scale automated chemical processes systems , advanced automated analytical systems, component level designs such as pneumatic valves, custom circuit design, complex high availability client server applications delivering SCADA services by interacting with remote proprietary embedded general purpose I/O systems.
      • Strong focus on developing a 1st rate safety culture in our engineering groups.
      • Strong focus on identifying and implementing best practices across each discipline
      • Candidate must have proven track record 5+ years managing multidisciplinary teams through all the following stages of system life cycle on parallel projects: concept, risk assessment, requirements, specifications, development ,testing, prototypes, Beta tests, operational tests, installation and long term technical product support.
      • Strong practical background using Microsoft Project PMP certification. Familiarity with resource leveling, critical path, baselines etc. Rigorous use of a well developed Gant chart is a necessity for all projects. Candidate will work with engineers to develop goals and accountabilities and hold weekly meeting to update.
      • Candidate will provide weekly updates to VP
      • Manage the specifications and integration of components necessary for each discipline. For example in Mechanical Engineering items such as valves, solenoid valves, compressors, vacuum systems, pressure sensors and pumps. While a firmware engineer in electrical engineering may be considering a new microprocessor or modem for a design change. Candidate must insure all
      • such development is guided to Airgas's extremely high standards of safety, quality while paying close attention to cost.
      • Vendors: Candidate must be able to utilize the resources of appropriate vendors to help us solve problems, determine if outsourcing may be logical and finally aggressively negotiate best pricing on goods and services.
      • Use of DFMA principles to drive simplicity into designs.
      • Insure product designs and/or revisions avoid infringements of patents that are not controlled by the company.

        Are you a MATCH? To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
        • BA / BS in related field required; equivalent relevant work experience may be considered.
        • Microsoft Project PMP certified
        • Strong technical background with min 5 years hands on engineering experience in at least one of the core disciplines. Preferably within a multidisciplinary team.
        • Strong management experience with min 5+ years managing multidisciplinary technical teams in a fast pace environment. Candidate must have proven record of recruiting, developing and retaining talented engineers. Highly effective at conflict resolution, capable of objectively evaluating performance reviews and developing yearly accountability plans.
        • Must have strong presentation skills and be capable of developing objective and informative materials relevant to project at hand.
        • Must be a team player able to work well with others in a dynamic changing environment.
        • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
        • Strong work ethic.
        • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
        • Ability to write routine business reports and business correspondence in English.
        • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees and/or customers.
        • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.
        • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals using the English language.

Keywords: Airgas, New England , System Engineering Manager, Executive , Cheshire, Northeast

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